Prateek Maloo

IT Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Mumbai - Andheri (E), India

About Prateek

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Oracle PL/SQL

I'm passionate about

Humor. Liberated living. Technology.

Comments & conversations

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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 1 year ago
What can be a good Web Comic as a medium of change?
Thanks Fritzie. I am thinking a Muti-frame comic which is not bound to any topic. I want it to be universal and to address all the issues in a funny/sarcastic way. In the bookstores here, people do not pay much attention to the graphic section. It has a very limited fan base and they generally follow stories. So new volumes of a series. In case of a web-comic on the other hand is difficult to ascertain the fanbase. Multiple genres and multiple narratives. I just want to know what is received well, humor/sarcasm or in the face facts.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the most painful lesson you experienced and you wish other people to avoid your experience
Painful is to see wrong and not be able to make it right. I know so many people suffering because they have been wronged by the society, their own family, friends or love; for religion, cast creed or money. They do nothing because they fear to lose them. I try to give them the support to fight for what is right, but somehow it never works out. I have realized that I can't fight someone else's fight for them. What's painful is that I am not able to give them the hope. As Brian Cerda here said "Giving up is harder on you than continuing on". I hope this message goes to all of them so they stand up against the wrong. My personal experience: Injustice in the name of religion/community. For someone's notion of a closed knit community and religious tenets, I'm in a state of dispair.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
Are women emancipated yet? If not, what more needs to be done for equality?
I totally agree with you on that. These so called rules and stereotypes are against women. In a lot of places they are emancipated, so to speak. In reality, men still see red on women moving higher on the ladder. They should have a 50% or higher say in everything. There should be no rules against women or only for women. Equality should be imposed in today's world. People are more susceptible to rules and laws than to changing their behavior and mentality by themselves. And major culprit in women's underdevelopment are other women.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
Indroduce a concept of flexible religion in schools. Let people choose to follow a faith they want to.
@Pontus Westermark I don't want to start a new religion. We already have too many to handle. There's no point starting another one. I am suggesting introduction of religion as a suject in school. This incorporates all the major religions in the world. I think I should rephrase "Teaching religion" to "Make them understand religion". The framework of most of the religions revolves around someone who leads people to a better life. Good wins over evil. There are teachings on how to lead a good lifestyle. Thats the chassis. The beliefs I hold are mine. I don't want to impose or preach. I want people to understad what different religions are all about, let them find their own faith and above all, lead a life free of prejudice. This doesn't really need another religion. Just a little shift in the way we think.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
Indroduce a concept of flexible religion in schools. Let people choose to follow a faith they want to.
@Pontus Westermark The age criteria is debatable. I chose to be an apathetist at an age of 16. Of course I didn't know the state of belief I was in was or will be called so. Moreover, Teaching religion not as we know it, might help better than otherwise. If you observe closely, you'll see that every religion has a common framework. Extract the chassis, polish it, and present it to the children. Then give them religion. Schooling them doesn't mean making them learn facts and theories, but to make them think for themselves, become rational and observe morality. You can't stop someone from growing up to be a serial killer or a rapist or a swindler but you sure can put a moral wall between the sane and insane. Its always a prerogative of a person to take the plunge to the darker side. All I am trying to say is good schooling will make the plunge harder. Teaching religion to effect of reducing the differences and promote mingling is the aim. This may help in curbing religious hate to some extent.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
Are women emancipated yet? If not, what more needs to be done for equality?
A lot of places have patriarchal societies. People, in this day and age, still consider themselves to be a part of a patriarchal system. Maybe in India its more prevalent than america. A lot of other countries are in the same sad soup. If you want to know how low we are on gender equality and right. Go through the following link.. http://www.frashogard.com/jame-jamshed-betrays-the-communitys-trust-once-again/comment-page-1#comment-51437 read through the comments. Read the smugness shown to comment of Freek Magin. Thats how religion and patriarchy run hand in hand to ruin the smooth lives of people.
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Prateek Maloo
Posted over 2 years ago
Indroduce a concept of flexible religion in schools. Let people choose to follow a faith they want to.
@ David Hamilton: My idea is to move beyond religion, towards a better life as humans. The morals we are teaching in schools are moot on the children. Blame the way of teaching or the social psyche. Religion is an easy way to combine concept of "following" and "moral living", hence the idea. I am an apathetist. I don't think this, by any means, frees me of moral obligations and being humane. People these days are more involved in forming a sect and forgetting that things that divide them from the others are skin color, language spoken and God followed. All are cosmetic. I vote for a broader mind over a cult religion.