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 […]

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 […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 2 – Ethicality and False sense of Obligation of Producing Children


What follows is modified and significantly expanded from one of my (long) tweets, but it contains doubts/conjectures that I have had for a long time, and which I have articulated at various places in different words. How ethical is the decision to have a child? If it sounds weird, by it, I mean, do prospective […]

Counterintuitive Ideas on Career-Choice


Do not make that you are most passionate about, your source of livelihood That is what I have told many people who I interact with online. A few disclaimers are in order, though. I have not yet practically begun my career, so great portion of my analysis is purely conjectural. Also, the above idea if […]

Corrosion


I was born here over 20 years ago. Unlike you, I don’t mind if you step on my toes, for that’s what I’ve inferred the purpose of my life on a railway platform to be. Despite having my feet literally firmly grounded, I’ve seen more humans, their humanity & its complements – indifference, deceit & […]

Hypothesis of God’s Existence is Inadmissible if God Behaves Randomly


Many people with who I interact online know know me to be atheist, but ironically, I have said very little about the basis of that atheism here. Atheism (lack of belief that God exists) depends on definition of (attributes assigned to) God. Deism & ‘Randomly behaving God’ are not falsifiable. But one of the prerequisites […]

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 […]

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 […]