Discrimination against Women: Possible Reasons


Inspired by a blog post by Rosa Rubicondior here – The Evolution of God (click) I must point out that I am no sociologist or anthropologist, so what follows is absolutely pure speculation. I believe that in every small group, the human attributes that further survival, and thereupon comfort, are coveted. So obviously, those in […]

Kolkata lady works hard to earn bachelor’s degree; husband, in-laws harass in return


Kolkata: Parboti (name changed) had toiled hard for five years to balance her household chores to complete her degree in humanities in face of constant protests from in-laws. Her major concern was to be able to supplement the meager family income. After realizing her dream however, the constant harassment from in-laws and husband forced her […]

What I feel could be the Solution to Kashmir Problem


What follows is expanded from a comment I had left on a fellow blogger’s blog post. However, I was having this idea since around last two years. What I am writing here is not based on historical facts or technicalities of what is written in the Indian Constitution, nor on what agreements were made by […]

Shades of ‘Justification’ of Violence: Modi v/s Setalvad


It is widely believed that the current Chief Minister of Gujarat (click) – Narendra Modi (click) – had ‘justified’ the post-Godhra riots (click) by invoking the Newton’s third law of motion. In other words, the impression that is formed is that he said something to the effect that “as Muslims had killed Hindus travelling by […]

Pitfalls of Respect for Tradition


I am writing this post with the ideas that I had held for a long time, but using Shankara’s blog post titled ‘Girl child infanticide in India. The truth behind the evil.’ (click) as an illustrative case in point. Shankara’s basic premise is that because Hindus had traditionally attached divinity with the feminine, respected women […]

Ego-Puncture: How not to ‘Propose’ to a Girl!


I have conveyed the existence of feeling of love/quasi-love (infatuation, for the mere lesser mortals) to human female subjects on eight occasions, of which two occasions have been just online. Mind you, all of those instances are not the same as pathetic whining of “I love you, so you must love me back in return, […]

Commonwealth Games will Not be a Dud – a Prediction


Please do not think the above title is written sarcastically, or that what follows is some kind of satire. No, rather quite to the contrary, I write the following in earnest. I have for quite some time been skeptical of motives and methods of those who work for the Indian media, especially the national media, […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 3 – Ayodhya Dispute and Claims from Faith


In this post I very briefly discuss the Ayodhya dispute, and using points of departure from it, try to point out the inferences that could be drawn. These inferences fall largely in the domain of ethics. Note here that I am not saying I am drawing these inferences, but that they could be drawn, and […]

Why the Indian National Media appears Anti-Hindu


I had conceived the following post in response to a question posed by Bhagwad Jal Park in the comments section of his post – Quran Burning – A book is not a person (click). I reproduce the pertinent portion of his question here: “As far as the media goes, I’d like to dig a little […]