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Who decides what was and is legal?
Apartheid was 'legal' Slavery & bonded labour was 'legal' Colonialism was 'legal' Segregation & Discrimination was 'legal' Preemptive war on innocent people is 'legal' Legality is the construct of the powerful
The 6th Mughal emperor of India, Aurangzeb was a brave but cruel man. While he was an excellent military leader, he was a weak administrator with poor understanding of economics. As a result he landed up being dependent on corrupt, fanatical people who only hungered for power and wealth.
Aurangzeb's lust for power was insatiable. In this quest he spared no one, imprisoning his own father, and slaughtering his brothers and nephews. He inherited an expanding empire which permitted him to rule the largest area of the Mughal empire's history, before he led it into decline.
He felt that his actions had probably made him repugnant to the people and his legitimacy to rule would always be questioned. So he adopted a frugal life style and tried to be a good Muslim to appease the powerful clerics, soldiers, noblemen and the muslim public, which would allow him to rule effectively.
Like many other misguided men he came to believed that Islam meant only violent, subjugation and persecution.…
Every now & then things get tough for a lot of organisations. This may be caused by technology, competition, recession or whatever. When the nasty stuff hits the fan, this is what typically happens at large organisations;
The CMD (Chairman & Managing Director) will call a meeting and scream and rant on how useless and lazy his entire management team is and how they have let the organisation's profitability slide. blah, blah, blah!!!!
The boss desperately searches for a scapegoat. Sometimes sacrificial lambs are found and a few heads roll and the situation only deteriorates because attacking people rather problems never helps. Sometimes the boss realises the truth, that there is no one individual or department or function that can be specifically blamed except the boss himself.
After venting his ire, the boss will issue a diktat to the management team. "I want my organisation to return to high profitability so this is what the team is going to do. I want you to reduce…
We often use words carelessly when communicating and that can lead to much confusion and even misunderstandings. Take the case of the terms ideology and philosophy which are often used interchangeably.
The ideologist believes that he or she is right and all those who disagree are wrong. The philosopher believes that there may be differing perspectives and he or she might have missed something, or the other person has an alternate perspective, and they are perfectly within their rights to have a differing view.
The ideologist is extremely confident, the philosopher always harbours doubts. The ideologist is intolerant and if he has no choice will at best tolerate you. The philosopher respects you.
The hallmark of a true civilisation is that there is scope for dissent, and yet be respected. As my friend Bala Adiga says, "One can always disagree without being disagreeable" This is clearly the philosophy of the East evident in India and many parts of Asia.