Kashmir, a few Pictures, and Ironies


While the above search results might not be the best index to gauge the amount of information that is available and/or disseminated in India over the above issues, yet they do present a sorry picture as far as the cause of Kashmiri Hindus in India is concerned. It was very late in my life, i.e., […]

My Inferences about the Maoist Problem in India


This blog post had featured on BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks – Jan. 22, ‘11 (click) on self-nomination. Thanks, BlogAdda! I am among the great majority of Indians, who have never been directly affected by Maoism and its brand of violence, nor have witnessed its effects unfolding before themselves, nor have heard of some kin, neighbor […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 4 – The God you Believe in is What you are


I will begin this blog post with a small anecdote, if you may. In Shirdi, where I had lived for 9 months during my internship and had gotten pretty intimate with the Trust employees, I came to know that young people, even graduates, were quitting their existing jobs and trying hard to get recruited as […]

Unity in Diversity, eh?


I am not very good at history. Suddenly one day, this is what struck me: The genesis of the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857 lay, not in love and affection for the fellow Indian brethren, but which animal’s fat the cartridges be made of, which were to be used for killing, maiming, threatening, exploiting and […]

Residua


The first time I had written this story, it was a cathartic tale. To help me resolve a few issues with myself. I had not written it keeping in mind a specific audience. Neither had I tried to make the narration attractive in any way. Any such concerns would have adulterated the sentiments behind the […]

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 […]