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,
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
How did I end up in this Golmaal (confusion)? ‘G’ stands for all that is good and great. So how does one select a winner from among so many deserving candidates? Does one simply give up and disappear, as if Gone With The Wind? How does one separate The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?
After the intense and enlightening discussion on an earlier post – An Unquiet Mind Over Matter – I couldn’t help resist sharing today’s Quote of the Day from The Quotation’s Page. It’s a perfect rejoinder that serves a sumptuous dessert of humor! Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand – Kurt VonnegutUS novelist (1922
A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Christian child’ or a ‘Muslim child’. Small children are too young to know their views on life, ethics and the cosmos. We should no more speak of a Christian child than of
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
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