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 […]

Islamophobia is a Misnomer – a few Rebuttals

In my last post (click), I had quoted translations of a few verses from the Quran. A tweeter – Mr. Kashif Shahzada (click) who apparently is quite knowledgeable of the scripture had pointed out a few inconsistencies in its precepts across different chapters and a few within them and that individual verses must not be […]

Islamophobia is a Misnomer

An important note: A tweeter had presented rebuttals to few of the arguments in what follows. I consider it important to inform the reader that I have included them in one of my subsequent posts – Islamophobia is a Misnomer – a few Rebuttals (click), which I request the reader to go through to form, […]

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 […]

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 […]

I just like all THIS. So I post all this just like THAT!

Take a look at the two new widgets at the top of my left sidebar. Thanks! Not for looking, but your comments! Of course, I am not entirely convinced by the numbers shown. Especially, TUIB’s low ‘score’! 😉 Whenever I look at my blog, I feel satisfied by at least one thing–comments have largely been […]

iBubble. The Perfect Sphere. The Perfect Hollow.

Sometimes I understand others in terms of how they are similar to me. Other times I understand them in terms of how they are different from me. There is no other way to understand others. Comparisons are imminent. If I understand myself, still I might not understand someone else correctly, for some contamination of data […]

My flirtation with Wikipedia

While I have been keeping very busy, and am unlikely to post anything substantial for some time, I thought, I would provide link to my Wikipedia user page (click) that I had developed after lot of effort without any real knowledge of HTML. Of course back then, I had been able to develop it only […]