Not a year since India started to wash its hands of the blood from Muzaffarnagar riots, they’ve again got stained with some fresh bloodshed. This time it’s not the most popular rioters of India – the Hindus v/s the Muslims; it’s the less famous Bodos and the Bengali-speaking Muslims in the North-Eastern state of Assam.… Continue reading Guns: Power to the People?
I, like most of you, am completely opposed to terrorism and the propaganda of declaring war and killing innocent to prove a point. I most sincerely am. I am often accused of being too opinionated and am intolerant towards the though of terrorism. This article is simply an effort to elaborate on one of the… Continue reading Terrorism: The Other Side
As the judge read out the sentence of death penalty to all the four accused in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case, crowds eagerly anticipating the said judgment outside the Delhi High Court erupted into a jubilant chorus expressing their satisfaction that “justice” had finally been done. It is precisely this idea of justice,… Continue reading The other end of ‘Justice’
Human life is sacred. One of the popular lies that the system has us lapping up. Pretty close to ‘God is omnipresent’, ‘Justice is blind’, ‘Customer is the king’, ‘Election is democratic’ and ‘You can’t escape the hands of the law’. What makes human life so sacred? What makes life so sacred? It certainly isn’t pure, or worshiped or… Continue reading Sanctity of Life?