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Thought For the Day: Doing Wrong Can Be All Too Comfortable

”We do not err because truth is difficult to see.  It is visible at a glance.  We err because this is more comfortable.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Novelist, Nobel Laureate (1918-2008)

Thought For The Day

China's treatment of sick activist raises fears for others

Beijing (AFP) – China’s treatment of cancer-stricken democracy activist Liu Xiaobo reflects Beijing’s hardening crackdown on political dissent and heightens concern over lesser-known campaigners still languishing in jail, supporters say. 742 more words


China releases jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo for terminal liver cancer treatment: Reports

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Liu Xiaobo, one of China’s most famous dissidents and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, has been released on medical parole by Chinese authorities and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Shenyang, reports said on Sunday (June 26). 184 more words

Current Affairs

The wrong impact

“We just got a paper in an Impact Factor 10 journal … and hope to go higher soon.”  That’s a statement made to me last week.  236 more words


El troleo increíble de Bob Dylan

La humanidad está en deuda con Bob Dylan. No tanto por sus canciones interminables, algunas de las cuales son bastante decentes, sino por el troleo que le hizo a la pomposa Academia Sueca durante el último año. 364 more words


"I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough"*...

“You’re a wizard, Harry,” Hagrid said. “And you’re coming to Hogwarts.”

“What’s Hogwarts?” Harry asked.

“It’s wizard school.”

“It’s not a public school, is it?”

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Pamuk and Other Colours

13th June 2017, marks an important day in my life.

I finished reading Orhan Pamuk’s book titled “Other Colours”.  He is one of the very few authors, or author of the very few kind of books that I have read, who has made me reflect on life. 1 310 more words

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