Skeptic's Vocabulary provides a toolkit for skepticism in India. It comes from the realisation the questions that confront skepticism in the Indian subcontinent is fundamentally different from that in the West. It would provide a collection of 'concept words' and arguments that can form basis for meaningful debates.
Most of the articles that form the 'vocabulary' are drawn from the real life debates that took place in the last few years. Few entries are background narratives that are 'prerequistes' for answers discussed elsewhere.
See About for my short bio to know my ‘arc of interests’ and the potential conflict of interests. The potential 'risk of bias' are subjected to critical scruitiny by the same tools Ω that form the backbone of analysis in the blog.
PARADIGMS OF MEDICAL PERCEPTION A commentary on the evolutionary status of Indian system of medicine through the eyes of Micheal Foucalt’s The Birth of the Clinic
Micheal Foucalt’s The Birth of Clinic is a relevant read for those who are interested in the evolution of the conceptual jumps that led to the modern medical practices. It [...]
MACROECONOMICS ORTHODOXY AND POLICY MAKING IN TIME OF CRISIS Keynes, Friedman and the Spread of Covid Pandemic in India
The COVID global pandemic was one such phenomenal event that incited the deepest convictions of the politicians. Thus, when the idea of lockdown was mooted to right wing politicians like [...]
WESTERN STRATEGIC DEPTHS AND THE EMERGENCE OF WEST ASIAN PETROECONOMIES The "Fist of God" in the Making of the Modern Middle East
A few weeks after my relocation to Muscat, I happened to read a controversial and now almost discredited book called The Passing of the Great Race. It was written by [...]