In response to Sunita Aron’s Blog post titled: “Gujarat wins, Modi loses”

Following is the comment I had submitted on Sunita Aron’s (click) HT Blog (click) titled Gurajat wins, Modi loses (click). The numbered quotes are taken directly from the published blog post and appended below each of them are my corresponding thoughts. 1. “One can hate Narendra Modi” Yes, one can hate anything/anyone one wants to, […]

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 […]

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 […]


“When he once had captured a fortress inhabited by a tribe of Jews, his judgment was, “The men shall be put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, and the spoil divided amongst the army.” Then, trenches were dug, some seven hundred men were marched out, forced to seat themselves in rows along […]

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 […]

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 […]

Less people, less noise: Religion inspired Peace!

Numbers 31:17-18 (King James Version) 17. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Verify (click)