Political Correctness and Me


(of language) not objectionable, especially in terms of avoiding offense based on race, gender, religion, ideology or any other social grouping such as disability. Usage notes …sometimes (also) extended to cover political ideology and behavior, curriculum content, and many areas affected by law, regulation, and public pressure, and is often used pejoratively. -Wikitionary definition of […]

Freedom of Expression and a Few Hypothetical Situations


In recent times intense debates have raged over the extents to which two almost antagonistic rights should be allowed – freedom of expression against avoiding emotional hurt. Law, as many say, is an ass. Some call justice blind. It would be very tempting to then consider the Judiciary a blind ass, and I used to […]

What I love about Ram Gopal Varma


This is not the manner in which I had planned to write about him, but Ram Gopal Varma’s (click) style of movie making had always impressed me. No, I have not watched Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (click), and doing so might not change my views about his abilities. Because even if I were ever […]

Error of Judgment and Judgment of Errors


-1- The “prototypical” Bindass dude!Image taken from: ‘What I am’: UTV Bindass’ new campaign speaks through voice of youth (click) at Campaign India Online. Can you see the disordered person? The dude trying to pass off as a doctor? No? Oh, and before it so happens that the dude actually happens to be a doctor […]

Free will


I am republishing this post, as a form or blog-recycling – an idea I caught on from Wise Donkey’s blog (click). Coincidentally, tomorrow happens to also be the anniversary of my blog, and the time this post was published for the first time. I have edited the post a bit. This was the first post […]

“Don’t know, yet” is the first step to gaining further knowledge


Possibly, the simplest-worded summary of how traditional religions and naturalism have treated mysteries and new knowledge differently – in particular, to be found in the last paragraph. It is a very short post and will take only around 5 min to read. Search Judaism – A Critique: Part Two (II) – (Click)

How Morality is Indispensable to a Social Life


This post had started as a response to one of the comments by Darshan, whose ideas and blog-posts (click) I really enjoy and also recommend to other readers who appreciate critical thinking. The reasons I am publishing this response as a separate blog post are: because the response is too long; I would not like […]

God only knows!


“Everything happens for a reason – we humans cannot know that reason. God operates in mysterious ways, and only God knows the reasons behind all the apparent unfairness in this World. Everything happens in accordance with law of Karma keeping in with deeds of your previous incarnations. Or you never know, what you think as […]

Missing Marble’s Mystery


A box labeled – “MARBLE THE GREAT INSIDE” is examined. There was no sound on shaking it. It was opened – no marble could be seen. ……1. 1.1. That the box exists attests to the fact that Marble created it, so there must be Marble inside as declared by the label. 1.2. Ears are not […]

It had to happen. It happened yesterday. After three years!


Yesterday as I was climbing down stairs, engrossed in thoughts, suddenly I heard an enthusiastic “Namaskaar”(a salutation in Hindi). It was one of the sweepers, an older employee of the hostel. I had vaguely registered something to be new on seeing him, but the stream of thoughts in my head, had not allowed me to […]