In the conflict between free speech and morality, the former always should win. And exceptions should be made only when one person violates another person’s freedom of expression in a manner that can be proven beyond reasonable doubt.
No country or culture has been able to stop them. Is there such a thing as a 'rapist' gene? What are the fundamental causes? And what are the proximate causes?
A letter from an ordinary citizen of India. To whomsoever it may concern.
It’s important to understand that the UPA government is being accused of two things on the 2G scam front: corruption and incompetence. Here's how to look at it.
The argument against capital punishment: “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Hanging a murderer is to seek retribution and to not attempt his reformation. Death penalty is not ethical since none of us have the right to demand or take another’s life. Death penalty is not an intelligent option as it […]
There’s a fair amount of hand wringing every time an Olympics rolls around. Why does India, a nation of 1.2 Billion people, prove itself incapable of winning even a single gold medal? If there was a gold medal for not winning gold medals, we might not win even that, it seems. Why do we fare […]
I’m writing about something that happened a long time back. In fact, it was so long back that I was in 8th standard in school. My school was run by the Church of South India. The class was an eclectic mix of rich and not-so-rich, mostly Tamil, Malayali and Telugu speaking, Christian, Muslim and Hindu […]
Indians occupy a special place in the pantheon of insensitivity. We are a nation of uncaring, indifferent boors, whose lives are only occasionally punctuated by those (increasingly rare) Satyameva Jayate moments, when we sit down and pretend to care about our fellow citizens. Why are we a nation of dimwitted fools?
Can a perfect society exist? Is the existence of a flawless society of humans possible? Tanya Singhal, a Ph.D. student in Europe, writes about the impracticality of the Utopian ideal in this guest post for What Ho!
There's a storm brewing in this country, in the form of the alleged 2G scam, which has the potential to unseat the government. Given the complexity of this case, and our own lack of time to comprehend what's being reported, not to mention who to believe about what, I figured I'd put together a simple dossary of facts and observations on this. Here's everything you've always wanted to know about the 2G scam but were too afraid to ask.
Once in a while, you have a force that arises in this universe which grows its strength only through changing the very conditions from which it arose. Gandhi. Einstein. Jobs. Yes, he belongs on that list of people we find hard to describe with words, and can appreciate only by the impact they had on our […]