One of the ‘Aam Admis’ Views on Indian Politics


I had started tweeting about this, and thought a slightly more elaborate blog post was in order. Today, my family had traveled to a nearby city in our car, and as nobody in my family is confident enough to drive, we had hired a driver for the purpose. He is not in our regular employment, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nazism?


“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)

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 […]