Why do rapes happen?

Why do rapes happen?

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

Capital Punishment in India

Capital Punishment in India

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 …

The Minority Report

The Minority Report

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 …

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

Indians occupy a special place in the pantheon of insensitivity. We are a nation of uncaring, indifferent boors, whose lives are only occasionally punctuated …

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

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. …

3 things everyone can do about corruption

3 things everyone can do about corruption

Why is corruption such a big deal? India’s GDP is growing at 7-9% per annum, and presumably will continue to blaze along for some time. So, why fret about …

Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

We are witnessing a remarkable period in the history of the world’s largest democracy. In just a few months, we’ve seen the Prime Minister’s …

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Some one once told me that everything in this world is controlled by just fifty people. These fifty people, he said, determine everything. And he meant …

I’m lovin’ it!

I’m lovin’ it!

Live from McDonalds, in HSR Layout in Bangalore. Folks, the super-sizing of India is well under way. It’s about 1 pm, as we enter the newly …

Winds of Change

Winds of Change

Live from BDA complex, Koramangala, Bangalore: Winds of change are blowing in Egypt, Yemen, Libya and across the Middle East. The latest scene of action seems …