Freedom – to the balloon, or to that which it entraps?


A balloon is not a piece of rubber filled with air; it is a closed space filled with virtually infinite numbers of molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, photons and what not, all of them with their own respective direction and momentum, ‘unmindful’ of the direction and momentum of others around. It is all chaos, and we […]

Kashmir, a few Pictures, and Ironies


While the above search results might not be the best index to gauge the amount of information that is available and/or disseminated in India over the above issues, yet they do present a sorry picture as far as the cause of Kashmiri Hindus in India is concerned. It was very late in my life, i.e., […]

My Inferences about the Maoist Problem in India


This blog post had featured on BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks – Jan. 22, ‘11 (click) on self-nomination. Thanks, BlogAdda! I am among the great majority of Indians, who have never been directly affected by Maoism and its brand of violence, nor have witnessed its effects unfolding before themselves, nor have heard of some kin, neighbor […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 4 – The God you Believe in is What you are


I will begin this blog post with a small anecdote, if you may. In Shirdi, where I had lived for 9 months during my internship and had gotten pretty intimate with the Trust employees, I came to know that young people, even graduates, were quitting their existing jobs and trying hard to get recruited as […]

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 […]