Beautiful Padmavati of Rajastah folklore is as much a historic fact as Shakauntala of Kalidasa was. The latter, at least, finds passing mention in the ancient epic, Mahabharata . Padmavati story has no such scriptural background. Padmavati, if you imagine that she existed, was neither a Rajput and, by being of non-Indian origin, nor a … Continue reading A HUNDRED MILLION FATWA FOR PADMAVATI
How can some atheists claim, with certainty, that there is no God, when no one can really know, one way or the other? To say there is or there is not a God, one must understand what is meant by God. You need a definition Let us define God of any religion as one Supreme … Continue reading HOW CAN ATHEIST CLAIM
This was question put to me by a 'god-fearing' friend. Why he feared his God, I do not know. If knew a God I would rather love him or her. Although no possibility can be excluded when it comes to human conduct, I think an atheist being a white supremacist, or racist would be quite … Continue reading Can An Atheist be White Supremacist?
Autonomy for Kashmir is the language of the Constitution, not of Kashmiri "terrorists" or Pakistan. In truth, Pakistan would vehemently oppose an autonomous Kashmir as a part of India just as Xingjian province, Hong Kong and Macau are autonomous regions under China. China honored its covenants; governments of India - whether Congress or BJP or … Continue reading Mr. Modi, stop lying.
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Samuel This story should begin with Samuel, the Prophet and the Judge, born to Hannah, a long-time barren woman. He was born not because his father made love (which he used to do oftener than he did his to his other wife, but without results), but because God remembered Hannah. So when the boy was … Continue reading A JEALOUS GOD AND HIS HEROES
As I recall my most vivid image of her, Grandmother must have been around seventy-five. She was bent like an inverted L, wrinkled and light-skinned with deep crow feet on her cheeks under fading grey-green eyes – yet sprightly and active, humorous and generous to a fault. No beggar was sent away without a … Continue reading The Ghost Who Sighed