I. So What Is National Interest ?
[i] William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I Scene 4
[ii] W.F. Church, Richelieu and Reason of State (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973)
[iii] Auberon Herbert, The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State and Other Essays
[iv] M.N. Srinivas, The pangs of change (Frontline: The Hindu, August 1997)
[v] S.L. Rao, Too Many Bosses – The UPA has a cabinet with many insubordinate ministers (The Telegraph 5 June 2006)
II. I Am Offended, How Can You?
[i] “Offence” as defined in the New Oxford Dictionary
[ii] Maharashtra bans beef, 5 years jail, Rs 10,000 fine for possession or sale – http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/beef-banned-in-maharashtra-5-yrs-jail-rs10000-fine-for-possession-or-sale/
AIB Roast Organisers, Bollywood Personalities Booked for Criminal Conspiracy – http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/aib-roast-organisers-bollywood- personalities- booked-for-criminal-conspiracy-739136
SC strikes down ‘draconian’ Section 66A – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/supreme-court-strikes-down- section-66-a-of-the-it-act-finds-it-unconstitutional/article7027375.ece
[iv] In the written judgment of Loving v Virginia dated January 22 1965 before the Caroline County Circuit Court.
[v] Hindu Women Must Have At Least 4 Children, Says BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj – http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/hindu-women-must-have-at-least-4-children-says-bjps-sakshi-maharaj-724007
Church attacks: Christian community demands protection for churches in Mumbai. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/church-attacks-mumbai- christian-community-demands-police-protection-from- government/1/425406.html
Ghar wapsi to continue till conversions are banned: Adityanath – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/ghar-wapsi-to- continue-till-conversions-are-banned-adityanath/article6929001.ece
[vi] Smith, A., 1976, The Wealth of Nationsedited by R.H. Campbell and A.S. Skinner, The Glasgow edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith
[vii] “Do We Need Religion To Create A Moral Society?” on The Big Questions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UisxYorDNr4
III. Tour De Frantic: The Race of News Cycles
[i] Mickey Kaus, “Kausfiles Battles for the Vital Center!” March 9, 2000
[ii] Mickey Kaus, “Faster History, Faster Democracy?” March 15, 2005
[iii] Livingston, Steven. Clarifying the CNN Effect: An Examination of Media Effects According to Type of Military Intervention(PDF). John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. 1997.
[iv] William Lafi Youmans, Al Jazeera Effect, in Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, Harvey Kerric and Golson J. Jeffrey (eds.), CQ Press/SAGE Reference, 2013 (forthcoming)
[v] Weaver, David H. et al. (2006). “8. Journalists’ Best Work”. The American Journalist in the 21st Century: U.s. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium. Routledge. p. 226. ISBN 0-8058-5382-0.
IV. Game of Thought
[i] Sugata Mitra on Knowing is Obsolete at TED Talks – http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud?language=en
[iii] “Sugata Mitra: “Knowing is Obsolete”. Is it?” –
V. Will The Real Winston Smith Please Stand Up?
 Chomsky: The US behaves nothing like a democracy, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/chomsky_the_u_s_behaves_nothing_like_a_democracy/
 Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy
 Ian Kershaw, Marrus, Michael The Holocaust in History, Toronto: KeyPorter, 2000 page 91.
VI. Lost In Trans-Emotion
[i] “The Cockroach Theory for Self Development” by Sundar Pichai http://bitsnapper.com/the-cockroach-theory-for-self-development-sundar-pichai/
[ii] “QUESTIONS FOR NOAM CHOMSKY: The Professorial Provocateur” Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON Published: November 2, 2003 – http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/02/magazine/02QUESTIONS.html?ex=1075093200&en=bf7731407efe6331&ei=5070
VII. WE ARE F****D !!!
[ii] The Charge of the Light Brigade, Lord Alfred Tennyson
[iv] Buddhism: The foundations of Buddhism, The cultural context. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 19-07-2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition
VIII. SO WHAT IS POLITICALLY CORRECT?
[viii] Binayak Sen – Indian paedatrician, public health specialist and human rights activist
Arundati Roy – Indian author, winner of Man Booker Prize
Aseem Trivedi – Indian political cartoonist and activist
Kanhaiya Kumar –