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A Hindu writes to Hindu Organizations against Slutwalk

The below letter was originally addressed to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad for its threats against the Delhi Slutwalk. Now it is addressed to all Hindu entities opposing Slutwalk. Dear Whom-so-ever-it-may-concern, I was born a Hindu. Some say I still am, since there is pretty much nothing that disqualifies one as a Hindu, particularly after having …

The lost magic of compliments

Ours is a competitive culture. Somehow the vast majority of people have come to believe in hierarchies so much, that a compliment is automatically considered to be an acknowledgment of superiority. And then there are all these unhealthy inhibitions around them. When someone does something you admire, before you open your mouth, you are already …

Female foeticide – a different take

Arrest after man buries twins alive caught my eye as I read on in horror. While the issues raised by the selective abortion of female foetuses creates a great deal of social concern for the future of India, I think it is worse that newly borns are burried alive after birth. This makes me think …