(This blog was first posted in March 2015 but for a couple of minor additions) A former Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Markandeya Katju, given to sensational statements even while on the bench, said four days ago that Mahatma Gandhi became a British agent by injecting religion into freedom struggle and that … Continue reading KATJU, JAITLEY, RAMDEV AND THE MAHATMA
My answer to Why should I or should I not respect Mr. Narendra Modi? Answer by Vishu Menon: I see Mr. Modi as a great speech maker and sloganeer. Speech makers and sloganeers deserve respect for their dual talents. What is more, he is a great dresser and can change clothes and styles faster than … Continue reading Why should I or should I not respect Mr. Narendra Modi?
My answer to Epics of India: Between Radha and Meerabai who can be called Lord Krishna's greatest devotee/lover? Answer by Vishu Menon: Radha is a purely imaginary figure : she finds no mention in Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana or Hari Vamsha. Jaya Deva (Jaydev to most) invented her as a an alter-ego for his own … Continue reading Epics of India: Between Radha and Meerabai who can be called Lord Krishna’s greatest devotee/lover?
Why do people state that the United States is funding ISIS? Answer by Vishu Menon: On the face of it, it's a preposterous conspiracy theory. Why, indeed would the United States want to fund a terrorist gang that it's fighting? But wait a minute. The United States is not a monolith that works according to … Continue reading Why do people state that the United States is funding ISIS?
Part of this essay appeared in a debate on Quora to the question: Do you believe only a Jihadi John indoctrinated by Islamic terrorism could be as barbaric as he appeared to be in his boastful videos? "My faith is better than yours; My God is the only God; yours is a Devil" reasoning often leads to … Continue reading THE EVIL FACE OF TERRORISM – ISLAMIC OR OTHERWISE
This is my reply to quora.com to the question "Is al-Assad more dangerous than ISIS? If not then why is the West not supporting him?" The answer, in a nutshell, is simple, The right and the most obvious thing to do is that all the warring parties other than Islamic State join together to defeat … Continue reading WHY ISN’T THE ‘WEST’ HELPING ASSAD?