Category Archives: freedom

The anatomy of fear

Fear is a powerful emotion. It is an equally powerful weapon in the hands of someone who knows how to wield it. It is fear that is a decision maker on most of our ethical & moral choices. The fear of what our peers will think of us, the fear of what God might think… Read More »

The Great Indian Reich

Supposedly the greatest democracy in the world, India moved another step closer to becoming the first democratic dictatorship in the world. There is news that now Indians will be profiled on the basis of our caste. In a country where the constitution proudly proclaims that all citizens are equal, irrespective of caste or religion, our… Read More »

Being happy and gay: The great Indian paradox

The words “Happy and gay” used to mean being happy without giving a damn when I was growing up. Now though, things have changed. Being happy and gay in today’s India would bring you a whole truckload of trouble. Until recently. The Delhi High Court in a very sensible judgement said that being gay is… Read More »

Pakistan – A nation in denial

“Dawood – Who’s that? We never heard of him before.” “Maulana Masood Azhar who? Sorry, never heard that name” “Terrorism? What’s that? Don’t ask us to eliminate terrorism, we’ll go to war” Pakistan is a nation that is in a state of denial. Never before has clearer evidence emerged that Islamic terrorists have established their… Read More »

A Nation of Hooligans!

“MNS Mob fury!!”, “Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan for ST Status”, “BJP workers force down shutters, block highways” These are just some of the headlines from our newspapers and news channels. Each headline representing some or the other political/social group holding a state or the nation at ransom to have their demands met. So are we… Read More »