WHY REPENTING WOMEN MUST BE STONED

  These are three stories, all historic events, which are often repeated separately with pride by many Scholars as a proof of virtues of women and the kindness of the Messenger of God. Linking of the stories, pardon me, is my handiwork. A young woman approached Prophet Mohammed and confessed to him that she had … Continue reading WHY REPENTING WOMEN MUST BE STONED

Is It Better To Be A Martyr Than A Revolutionay?

It is easy to be a martyr for any cause - mostly a stupid cause. One doesn’t serve any intelligent cause by erasing oneself from the scene. One might find ‘cause’ in the loss of a love (which would be forgotten if six months if one chose not to be a martyr) or to blast … Continue reading Is It Better To Be A Martyr Than A Revolutionay?

Thingamajic : An Old Air Force Story

  Nearly eight months after India kicked out Portuguese dictator Salazar’s horde from Goa in December 1961, a still jubilant VK Krishna Menon had visited our Air Force Station in Bangalore, a training school for technical airmen. Though the ‘armed action’ against Goa was only a little harder than swatting a fly for the Indian … Continue reading Thingamajic : An Old Air Force Story

How to Keep Kashmir and Flourish

Article370 of the Constitution of India is a solemn pledge India gave to the citizens of Kashmir State under a unique agreement on its accession to India. Mountbatten signed it, Nehru and Patel assented to it, Sheikh Abdullah agreed to it, the Constituent Assembly sealed it. The article is temporary and transitional in the sense … Continue reading How to Keep Kashmir and Flourish

WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE GENOCIDES, RELIGION OR ATHEISM?

  (My reply in quora.com) No doubt, the inflated figures of carnage by Stalin, Mao and Hitler (the last one, according to himself, a deeply religious man who was carrying on the tradition of Jesus in his attempt at annihilating the Jewish race) is in mind when such questions are asked. Even if you believe that … Continue reading WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE GENOCIDES, RELIGION OR ATHEISM?

Who was Aisha? Did Muhammad marry her when she was nine?

Not true. He married a six-year-old girl, Aisha, and consummated the marriage when she was nine after she was supposed to have menstruated. After that she grew up under the prophet's loving care. When she was eighteen, prophet died of old age and possibly from sexual exhaustion. It is said by the Sunni sect that the … Continue reading Who was Aisha? Did Muhammad marry her when she was nine?

Does the presence of nuclear weapons prevent the possibility of WWIII?

World War III appears not to have happened because it has been happening by slow, painful and deadly instalments, the United States always a lone participant with many countries of the world, apart from the Blacks, Hispanics and immigrants and school children, on the other side. On the average, some 1500 human lives are lost … Continue reading Does the presence of nuclear weapons prevent the possibility of WWIII?