From pocket 21: Invisible Grief

The stories of these two forgotten villages, both situated in the frontier district of Kupwara, are different from each other. In Warsun, the people had resisted the tide of militancy and were punished by the militants for garlanding a Union minister. And yet the authorities did not believe that a village so close to the Line of Control could be entirely innocent, so they too punished the people for what they assumed was a self-protective lie .

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Where Economists go wrong? Part-1

Economics is widely regarded as the queen of social sciences. It is single handedly the finest fodder for any philosopher’s brain. The megalomaniac inside us hesitantly waits for the idea to pan out. Let me predict something ,evethough completely irrelevant,the rise of consciousness in Quantum electrodynamics will eventually lead to a race trying to relate our consciousness with economics to the core.

The two ideas that i wish to discuss here, is common for all social sciences.

  • The inclusion of highest cognitive force to each layer of analysis
  • Non-linear relationship between base and superstructures.

Every social science flourish on the idea of multiple layers interacting with each other to generate a number of combinations each pertaining to a logical nature of behaviour of the layer. Lets consider an example, the Keynesian Multiplier effect, during a recession, he suggests the government to invest on high cost public projects which would generate employment and which in turn will lead to rise of demand and eventually the investors would come around these projects and slowly but surely will outweigh the debt the goverment has endured. In one chain of events,his beautiful perspective of demand generalised the need for government planning and control over markets. The house of cards will fall the moment we introduce the highest level of cognitive process in each chain of the system. The moment I assume, that the essential objective of these cognitive process is to minimise the expenditure of perceived valuable resource, everything in the chain is prone to large changes. The cognitive process encompass of all types of cognitive capabilities includinn emotional intelligence, behavioural differences etc that the participant possess at an individual level (more about that later).

I don’t blame Keynes here,but I do blame Hayek for his complete neglet of market behaviour thinking that market is the collective agreement of the participants and that centralised government planning is dangerous. He has practically assumed that any bunch of transaction is an agreement of buyer and seller where as in reality, it depends on the cognitive process involved in the transaction. Hopefully in future,I will try to argue with Marxian and Neoliberals.

For the second point in consideration, lets make an argument that we as a group of life forms were introduced to a completely isolated set of resource pool. How will our economic behaviour ? I am still pondering over the idea.But why Economics,The reason for my consideration of Economics is very simple, it is a base structure, the organisation and structuralisation of same can lead to formation of superstructures like polity etc. The formation of economic behaviour will essentially contribue to formation of our ethical nature, aesthetic sensibility and other social and mental structures. We sure know that they can be easily warped by economic problems as well. The economists of yesteryears often forget that the superstructures can often provide feedback to base structures , that there is non-linear two way relationship between base and superstructures.

If so, what should be the objective of development,markets are non-balancing, manipulative mess of a system, superstructures and base share a non-linear relationship that often picks up the side with more cognitive effort. The objective of development can be defined at a social level, but I strongly,rationally believe, it should be always suggested at individual level. I am in the process of forming a clear opinion on it, when the clarity of thought is achieved, I will discuss it with you.


The mistake is to live, to stay passive to this world.We stopped holding hands,we stopped crying, we stopped sleeping on each other’s lap,we stopped looking into each other’s eyes,we are creators who missed the point of creations,we do things simply because we can and yet we do things toprove there’s always a point. We forgot to walk slowly along the stoic passage of time,we are stagnant,we are somewhere when here,now we are trapped by yesterday.We don’t exist,only you,me and others exist.

Identity- The attachment theory

Identity has been a unique point of discussion along with pathos of philosophy. The interesting and incomplete theories of body and memory put forwarded by minds like Locke seems to point out that identity is one among the most complex ideas. I don’t intend to explore the depths of the idea in this article. I am begining to understand identity in a different perspective irrespective of the individual and social nature of its source. I am begining to associate three basic attributes to identity. They are raw materials with which an individual or society tries to define identity.

  1. Sensory awareness
  2. Perceptional evolution
  3. Cognitive investment

Eventhough three of them are important, their importance cannot be equal and there lies a interesting idea of identity. I am of opinion that cognitive investment is the most important tool with which we attaches identity to an individual,or a thing or anything at all. Here comes the core theme of my concept of identity- it is not defined( contrary to popular expression even inside the article),it is not generated, it is an attached quality implying a variability and abstraction to every Identity attached. The other important aspect of my idea is that, every object or being in every set of anything(set of human beings, set of things,set of pigs and human beings) has its own freedom of attachment of identity. The idea of freedom of attachment is a matter we will discuss in detail later.

Sensory awareness is the least important tool of attachment,but the persistence of sensory data with awareness can attach a strong sense of identity.The strength pf perceptional evolution stands at a middle ground and is a very powerful tool often used by politicians and religious leaders to attach a uniform sense of identity.