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 […]

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 ‚Äď 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 […]

Islamophobia is a Misnomer ‚Äď 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, […]

Survival of the Fittest ‚Äď a Counterintuitive Example and¬†Evolution of Man


Charles Darwin (click) had put forth the theory of natural selection (click), which has been defined by Wikipedia as follows: Natural selection is the process by which certain heritable traits – those that make it more likely for an organism to survive and successfully reproduce – become more common in a population over successive generations. […]

What I love about Ram Gopal Varma


This is not the manner in which I had planned to write about him, but Ram Gopal Varma’s (click) style of movie making had always impressed me. No, I have not watched Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (click), and doing so might not change my views about his abilities. Because even if I were ever […]

Error of Judgment and Judgment of Errors


-1- The “prototypical” Bindass dude!Image taken from: ‘What I am’: UTV Bindass’ new campaign speaks through voice of youth (click) at Campaign India Online. Can you see the disordered person? The dude trying to pass off as a doctor? No? Oh, and before it so happens that the dude actually happens to be a doctor […]

Is Man-Boy Love a Beautiful Thing?


Man-boy love could be a beautiful thing (click) was an article written by Dr. Ashley Tellis, who is an assistant professor at the Department of Liberal Arts of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (click). I urge the readers to go through his article published in The Indian Express linked above as it will form the […]

How Morality is Indispensable to a Social Life


This post had started as a response to one of the comments by Darshan, whose ideas and blog-posts (click) I really enjoy and also recommend to other readers who appreciate critical thinking. The reasons I am publishing this response as a separate blog post are: because the response is too long; I would not like […]