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Specific Narrative Kinks: Antidehumanization

What do I mean by this:

The idea of dehumanization is generally that the principals are not seeing and not treating the constrict as a person. 398 more words

Specific Narrative Kinks Series

Lauding the Modi magic

AHMEDABAD: At a public meeting in Ahmedabad scheduled to mark inauguration and foundation laying ceremony of development projects worth Rs 208 crore, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel mostly spoke about then Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent foreign visits along with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Liyuan. 457 more words


Japan's Abe presses campaign for meeting with China's Xi

TOKYO —Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pressed on with a diplomatic offensive aimed at securing his first-ever summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A recent flurry of activity has thawed relations that had been in deep freeze for two years, and Abe has embarked on a concerted effort to get face time with the Chinese leader on the sidelines of a regional summit in November. 278 more words

Update on bloodwork

Here is the update on my blood-work.

I had over 20 tubes of blood drawn today; I don’t know how I didn’t pass out.

Here are the tests that I am being examined for. 77 more words

My Journey

The problem with democracy

When the pepper spray and the tear gas dissolved, and people slightly relieved of the pain, the so-called violent mobs of protestors started doing something magical. 530 more words


What use has a Lion for a rose...

Sometimes images strike my eye quite loudly…
Such as this one did yesterday…

XI Strength ~ The Wild Unknown Tarot

I seemed to see such sadness in this creature’s eyes… this weary looking King of the Beasts… 153 more words


XI: The Weekend of September 21st

-Both sides left a little disappointed when Manchester City drew 1-1 with Chelsea on Sunday. Everyone, that is, except the neutral viewers. The home side will regret not getting all three points over the title challengers, while Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will be upset that they let a 1-0 lead slip with City down to ten men. 798 more words