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Open invitation to global experts on India – to join me in a personally guided tour of REAL India

I often see some self-congratulatory messages posted by world-famous economists about the great pace of development across the world and how things are all rosy and hunky dory.

I disagree.

I don’t dispute the facts they are citing. I dispute the idea that this is in any way enough. I dispute their knowledge of India, and their understanding of the forces at work that are eating up the vitals of a billion people.

In my view, for instance, there should have been no difference in per capita incomes between Japan and India by today, 70 years after independence. And Indians should have outperformed Japanese on most things, HAD THEY NOT FOLLOWED SOCIALISM.

I have decided to personally conduct a 10-day tour of India with a small group of world-renowned experts who think they know something about India. I can take up to 20 people along with me for 10 days. Costs will be based on actuals – after you arrive in Delhi airport. I don’t intend to make any profit.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open your eyes.

The dates of the tour are not yet finalised, and will be determined based on the level of interest and my availability (I’m mostly available in the second half of 2018).

If you are interested, write to me at sabhlok@gmail.com. I will get in touch with you further about potential dates/ costs.

The tour will take you to interior India and show you the reality of a billion people.

If you don’t know who I am, or what value I bring to the table, start by googling me, but most importantly, read the following:

https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/author/sanjeevsabhlok/

And my book, Breaking Free of Nehru. If time permits, also scan through my manuscript, The Discovery of Freedom.

And do read the manifesto of Swarna Bharat Party, that I’ve drafted/ compiled.

Btw, there are many realistic depictions of India on youtube. This one is an example.

HIGHLIGHTS

The tour will include not just a detailed discussion of the various observations, but a detailed analysis of incentives at work that are leading to the observation. It will include asking randomly selected people questions and eliciting the actual status of governance and the economy.

At the end of the tour, participants will get a far deeper understanding of India’s reality than they can possibly obtain even by living in India for the whole of their life.

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Some of my views on religion – as posted on my Facebook page

I periodically post material against religion – all religions, no exceptions – on my FB profile page. I had wanted to compile some of these thoughts on this blog. I’ve spent 25 minutes or so digging up old posts, but a lot more remain. This should, however, give a flavour of my views:

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Your weakness to face the truth is no reason to believe rubbish like religion.

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Religion purports to provide knowledge as if by magic. It can’t.

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We are already born steeped in total ignorance. Why increase it further through religion?

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Religion casts an opaque veil of ignorance on its followers.

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The mentally weak claim that religion is a necessity! They want to remain blind for ever.

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Seeing the world clearly is its own reward. Each day for most of my life I have seen the world very clearly – and have never suffered from my lack of religion.

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Religion is tolerable so long as it doesn’t fan the ego.

When people start feeling “great” just because of the TOTALLY random chance that they were born into one or the other religion, and then start fighting others who don’t consider their religion to be in any way “great”, then religion becomes pure poison.

Show your mettle through your OWN achievements, not because of some stupid random chance – and your associated stupidity and failure to understand that ALL religions are bogus.

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Never trust anyone who makes a living from religion.

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Religion arose when man was deeply ignorant. Now it has long outlived any utility.

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Each day I get more angry with religions – all crooked – that are destroying humanity

Religions are morally corrupt, they have actively misled mankind.

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The actual creation of the world is DRAMATICALLY different from what religions say. Religions are the biggest pile of rubbish invented by man.

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I disrespect all religions equally.

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People who spend their life defending a lie (religion) find it hard to stop even when all the facts deny their claims.

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If defending blatant lies is what religion teaches, then it is a doubly shameful activity.

Let’s never teach our children this shameful self-destruction of the human mind.

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Science is open to correction, hence to the truth. Religion is closed, hence a lie.

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If its cosmology and biology is wrong, the rest of a religion must also be wrong.

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The moment you say you have a religion, you’ve put out an invitation to be fooled.

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The moment you say that you have a religion, you disclose your inability to think.

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We need to get rid of all falsehoods; religions are the biggest of all.

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I disrespect your religion but will fight for your right to nonviolent practice of your beliefs

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All “religious believers” are atheists – for all religions but theirs. Just add one.

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Falsehoods are not worthy of respect. That’s why no religion is worthy of respect.

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The moment you say that religions must be “respected”, you directly support murder.

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The day man rejects religion, a semblance of peace may finally come to earth.

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Religion makes people blind. They can no longer see a tree, stone or cow for what it is.

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Religion is the biggest hoax and only utter fools think that a cow is their mother.

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You can continue supporting the hallucinatory drug called religion which causes people to go and kill innocents, or you can fight to get people off this drug, so they can start using their brain for the first time in their life.

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Religion is the biggest falsehood we are earnestly taught.

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Your religion is 100% man-made but I will fight for your right to believe in it.

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Falsified traditions, like flat earthism or religions, don’t count.

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Someone please tell these fanatic Muslims that ALL religion is 100% false.

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If courts followed the standard of “evidence” of religion, the world would collapse.

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There is no science, no religion. Only evidence based truth.

Hearsay is NOT ADMISSIBLE as evidence. ALL religion is hearsay. Q.E.D.

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What could possibly be more evil than religion?

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After first looking after oneself, one can incrementally help the billions of people in the world by showing them a clear vision for the world of the future – a world without religion, a world with a lot of liberty and a lot of science.

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Be aware that it is your laziness in not understanding economics that contributes to chronic avoidable poverty and murder of innocents by governments.

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Stop wasting time on religion and start learning economics.

Assuming you really care. – And are not focused only on the “salvation” of you non-existent “soul”.

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One thing religions can never do is to provide a moral guide.

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I judge all religions by my moral standards and they are all found wanting.

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The moment you take a flu shot you have ACTIVELY denied all religion.

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Religion is like a painting. Science is like a photograph.

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Don’t tell me that socialism can’t be eradicated from India. That shows the nature of your own capabilities. Even the caste system – and religion itself – can be eradicated. That’s my firm belief.

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Religion is like the emperor who had no clothes.

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SO YOU THINK A GOD HAS DESIGNED YOU?

Well, just consider this.

You are what is left over (visible to the universe) after hundreds of thousands of generations of your predecessor **animals** (in all previous forms, starting with amoeba, all the way to reptile, primitive mammal, etc.) fought their way through life and survived billions (even trillions) of life-threatening events.

The only way to survive these trillions of life-threatening encounters was to be better than the competition in every possible way. Else you’d not exist today.

Naturally, in the process, you managed to develop sophisticated gadgets such as the human eye and the human brain, and also many other sophisticated survival tools.

If you run such a fierce competitive process for hundreds of thousands of generations (even millions of generations, since your predecessor animals didn’t survive more than a few weeks, initially), then why is it a surprise to be endowed with the powerful assets (brain, etc.) that we take for granted?

Clearly there was no “soul” that was evolving during this process.

It was merely a struggle for survival.

Your ancestors were fitter than their competition, so you live. They were more violent, more tenacious, more cooperative, whatever it took, to survive. They had NO SOUL and so also you have none.

I trust the believers in soul/ religion/ intelligent design will finally start using their brain and tell us why any such explanation is necessary to explain our existence and our endowments.

The end of religion is inevitable, only a matter of time.

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I have lived without religion for most of my life since I was a little child, and don’t find any shortcoming in my life as a result of this total disregard for religion.

I’m more honest than most people I know (including most religious people), I’ve got more time on my hands since I don’t squander time on religious activity. And I’ve got more money to spend on REAL charity and liberty.

I’m more honest, more charitable, more knowledgeable – all because of my complete lack of religion. Surely this is a win-win situation for mankind.

If you’ve not already thought about it, consider abandoning religion. I promise you that “God” won’t bite you.

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Religion is intended PURELY to boost the self interest and pockets of the thugs who are its leaders. It is full-fledged loot.

DO CARRY ON BELIEVING. As you look to the sky, your pocket will be deftly emptied.

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It is IGNORANT people who are arrogant about their own “culture/ religion/ tribe/ nation” who divide the world.

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Einstein’s insights have been pivotal (along with Darwin’s) in entirely pulling the carpet from below religions.

Once you understand the basic points that Darwin and Einstein made, you know infinitely more about reality than any religious cosmological theory.

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A most detestable “religion” – Hinduism. I left it long ago. I’d be truly ashamed to be known as a Hindu, an oppressor.

But there are genuinely good things that some ancient Indians achieved, such as Charvaka and Chanakya. And Buddha wasn’t too bad.

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I DON’T STOP YOU FROM BELIEVING BUT DON’T TRY TO PROVE YOUR RELIGION IS TRUE. WASTE OF TIME.

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You can simply say you believe in Quran, but don’t try to prove it contains any truth. Unfortunately, it is full of factual falsehoods. Your repeated assertions don’t change reality, I’m afraid.

The same holds true with all other religious books.

I don’t see why you are not content with believing in your book. Why do you want to prove it is true?

Most people get out of this situation by saying religion and science are separate realms. The moment you try to prove religion is true, you are attempting the impossible.

There have been 100,000 religions (this is an actual estimate cited by EO Wilson, not mine) invented by man till now. Islam is just one of them.

Hold on to your belief as strongly as you can, but you just can’t persuade others that it is true.

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Religion makes TOTAL DUNCES out of otherwise sensible humans.

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For God’s sake, end religion. This menace is a throw back from the time when man was DEEPLY IGNORANT and superstitious. Scared of the rustle of trees, the howl of the wind, of shadows.

With the kind of knowledge we now possess, the idea of religion is pure idiocy.

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Christians believe that mobile phones have spirits. Hindus believe they are born from cows. Muslims believe that Mohammed recorded messages directly from God.

I can’t distinguish religions from the mumbo-jumbo of tribal medicine men.

Abracadabra!

Religions provide fun and entertainment to those who see through their delusions.

For God’s sake, stop being stupid, people!

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All across the world, churches are shutting down. Other religions should follow suit. Religion is the most irrelevant activity for modern man, who is only convinced by reason and evidence, not assertions in “holy” books.

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In modern society, religion is an anachronism, being ***entirely*** false and often deadly in its impacts.

Despite that, modern society tolerates religious belief as part of its commitment to Absolute Freedom of Speech.

Religious people are welcome to make all kinds of false, unproven claims and get away with these claims because in the modern free society, the government is not given any power to decide between what is right and what is wrong. All speech is permitted. People can then decide what they wish to do, so long as they don’t harm others. Despite religion being so harmful, it too is tolerated.

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Whether others get offended or not is THEIR own mental problem. No one is obliged to respect anyone else’s beliefs.

No one’s opinions or religious beliefs deserve respect automatically. Respect has to be earned – on the basis of the PROVEN TRUTH. Religious belief can, and should be, pinned down for the falsehoods it contains.

And the Hindutva fanatics have nothing to offer except their silly (and wrong) interpretation of their own religion. They are welcome to their delusions, but can’t force them on others.

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SOMETIMES I FEEL I’M LIVING IN A TIME WARP WITH A LARGE GROUP OF PRE-HUMAN MONKEYS.

It is disconcerting to find such a huge gap between what we know about ourselves (as a biological species) and the imaginations of socialists and religious people.

I thought only children believe in Santa, but grown ups seem to be even more determined to live a lie.

A sorry situation – the education system has failed to instil the most basic critical thinking.

I think there is an unwritten rule – to not challenge people’s beliefs. But challenging stupid/ outdated/ false beliefs is the ONLY point of education.

Religion is a sacred cow, it would appear, even though it is PURE falsehood.

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Religion is in its death throes. Every single religious leader on the run on social media. This loss of respect is irrevocable.

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I left typical Hinduism a long time ago since it ALREADY a dead religion. Any religion that promotes caste discrimination is history as far as I’m concerned. I’d be really glad when ALL religions (including Hinduism) die, and people become HUMAN for the first time in their lives.

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I can understand why people give in to the nonsense of religion – they need “meaning” in their lives.

But in truth, meaning from PURE FALSEHOODS is no meaning at all, mere self-deception.

Wouldn’t it be more meaningful to commit to a search for truth and freedom? This is a quest that never ends, and will endure for a million generations. It is a quest in which each of us contributes a tiny bit of good for future generations to take further forward.

Religion merely looks backward, into the abyss of ignorance.

ALL scriptures are pure bilge and tripe. The sooner people outgrow them the better the chance they will become useful to mankind, instead of being a drag.

 

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Using Whatsapp as a productivity tool to dictate text very fast and accurately – far better than most human assistants

For some reason most people I speak to aren’t familiar with Whatsapp’s main productivity feature – the ability to take notes better than most human assistants.

In India I had personal assistants in every post I held. They took notes in shorthand but except for one of them, most were not skilled enough to take down speech accurately at good speed.

I now use Whatsapp as a personal assistant – FAR MORE accurate and quick compared to humans.

HOW?

  1. Create a group with one more person. I call it “MYSELF”. You can call it anything you like.
  2. Remove that second person. Now you have a one person group. (I have similar groups for my policy work, e.g. one on BUILDING POLICY).
  3. Create a shortcut for the home screen, for ease – so that this opens up immediately with one click instead of searching amongst the ton of Whatsapp groups. (How do you do that? I don’t recall but it is pretty easy, just search for the options)
  4. Now you are ready to dictate into it. There are two microphone icons when you open a Whatsapp group. One is for voice messages. Not that. Use the one on the keyboard. That takes dictation. Dictate text. It will be transcribed as text instantly by Whatsapp. Done.
  5. After you’re done dictating, send the chat to yourself as an email (that’s a simple option in Whataspp I leave you to work out).
  6. Now open the text file and copy the data into a Word document.
  7. Then use the “Insert” ribbon > Tables > Convert text to table >> separate text as : (put that under the “other” box). The text will now be ready to copy (do so unformatted, and delete the rest).
  8. You now have a first rate draft of anything that you want to write.
  9. Read Strunk and White (this is absolutely essential to write good English) and polish it up accordingly.
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