Human Rights and Amnesty

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. It is one of the foremost institutions, recognized worldwide, towards the fight for individual human rights. Why is it called “Amnesty”? The definition of “Amnesty” is: “A general pardon granted by a government, especially for political offenses”, or as a

Fittest vs. Fanatictest

After the Christian fundamentalists’ ape-like antics during the Hindu priest’s opening the Senate morning session, comes a more worrisome portent. The Denver Post reports that evolutionary biologists and university professors teaching evolution have been receiving death threats from a Christian fundamentalist. At Panda’s Thumb (an excellent scientific resource for defending the theory of evolution), you

In a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away…

Here’s Indian President Kalam in a nice capture (photo credit BBC-AFP). I invite readers to name the caption for this photograph in the context of the current presidential polls. <Note: neither has this invitation expired, nor does this have any national limitations. Imagine your country’s president with this look on his face when he’s about to retire?>