Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Obama proclaims White House support to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to which India is a signatory, the Indian Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment in a unique case of young woman in India. My apologies, but the subject necessitates a lengthy post. Background Born in 1991,

Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do religions treat women? How do emancipated women treat religion? A sequence of events recently has made my mind unquiet over this subject. Nita asked if Hinduism was coming of age, with people performing the sacred ‘thread ceremony’ on their daughters. The BJP found itself trapped in the maze of confusion surrounding Hindutva. And

50 Years…

Sputnik soaredAtlas ShruggedMankind roaredEarth unplugged Start of a space raceWhat a disgraceAmidst all the paceWho lost their face? Fifty yearsCommunism shatteredMan yearnsHis dreams shattered Ayn Rand publishedRussia extinguishedGalt spokeThe world awoke Dagny TaggartA railroad at heartTorn apartYet, a work of art Hank ReardenBeneath a burdenRefused a pardonBecame a guardian FranciscoActed like in a discoHis characterMuch

Runaway Train

Prologue I decided to add this prologue after the first few comments to this post. This post uses an incident in India, but is actually universal in nature and focuses on the moral, philosophical, and ethical decision-making involved in an emergency. Main Post Imagine you’re traveling from Mumbai to Pune by train, which is full