The Mystery of Death Toll in Balakot

There is little doubt that India's Miraj pilots bombed the area that was indicated to them in the briefing. They flew in the dark by Instrument Flying Rules. The target was hidden amid trees. There was no one there to light a flare and show the exact spot. Latitude and Longitude data they were supplied … Continue reading The Mystery of Death Toll in Balakot

My Literary Fix – Hamid Dubashi Review on Rushdie’s Verses

I have always held that Satanic Verses was not Salman Rushdie's best work. It was catapulted into fame or notoriety (depending on whom you ask) by the 1989 fatwa by the Supreme cleric of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Fatwa made Khomeini a religious authority - at least in respect of the murder call - for … Continue reading My Literary Fix – Hamid Dubashi Review on Rushdie’s Verses

Pulwama: Not a MODIcum of Truth

Of course, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot be accused of meddling  with every military or paramilitary move. The PMO does it for him. We do not know what was the urgency on February 14 this year to send 2500 CRPF personnel from Jammu to Srinagar - one of the most treacherous highways with a long … Continue reading Pulwama: Not a MODIcum of Truth

My Daily Fix 2- The Pastor who beat God

THE PASTOR WHO KILLED SATAN Stories in the Bible gel so well with their own ancient witch-and-wizard tales, that African converts are serious believers in God, Son and the Holy Ghost. I am not sure whether Pastor MBoro of South Africa was merely pulling a fast one to impress his FaceBook followers or actually killed … Continue reading My Daily Fix 2- The Pastor who beat God

My day’s fix- Foolish Guffaw and Sly Ridicule

Sorry, friends, I've been away for some time. Not by choice, but for reasons beyond my control. I'll try making up with a daily fix in the days to come. Here's a fine nexample of foolish guffaw and sly ridicule. Two partners in religion-based crimes : Mohammed bin Salman and Narendra Modi. 2; No misogyny … Continue reading My day’s fix- Foolish Guffaw and Sly Ridicule

Was everything dark from space except Mecca and Medina?

Answer to a question posed to me on quora.com Broadly stated, the brightest place on earth as viewed from the ISS is the Las Vegas strip. All major the cities of the world are visible as clusters of bright spots from the ISS which is at an average altitude of 405 kilometers from earth. The … Continue reading Was everything dark from space except Mecca and Medina?