(A version of this piece appeared in quora.com.) Rowan Atkinson, more ardently known as Mr. Bean, said that one needs to apologize for a bad joke; hence there is no need for an apology in saying that a woman in burqa looks like a letterbox. Mr. Bean should know what is a good joke. In … Continue reading SHOULD BORIS JOHNSON APOLOGISE?
A DBS Report says India will be among the ten Asian Countries that would surpass the United States by 2030 - that is, in just 12 years. Does that excite you? Doesn’t it appear even better than the prediction of Adi Godrej in August last year that India will be the largest economy by 2050? … Continue reading Why Mr. Godrej and DBS are Very, Very Wrong
Will there be a war? “There’s every indication that Assad did it,” said Theresa May, the Prime Minister of UK. She was paraphrasing Bush’s side-kick Tony Blair who said he had solid proof that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. In truth there is no indication, whatever, that Assad gassed his own people. Assad … Continue reading Will there be a nuclear war in Syria?
Do you know that: India has 3.57 crore women less than men? That despite that wide gap in gender ratio, a woman cannot get a husband without paying dowry in cash and kind? That nearly every marriage in India is a criminal act because by law dowry giving and taking are both crimes? That 7,000 … Continue reading WHY MY BHARAT IS NOT MAHAN
HOW JESUS SAVED Mrs. FRANKSON It happened in a place called Kazipet some 80 kilometers from Hyderabad. It's a small town with a Catholic Church and a convent, a popular Christian Hospital and separate schools for girls and boys. all in a row. Round the corner at the end of the dirt road was a popular Muslim saint's Dargah. A lot … Continue reading HOW JESUS SAVED Mrs. FRANKSON
(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
The Background Jawaharlal University, New Delhi, is one of the top Universities of India. Several military colleges and schools proudly bear accreditation to JNU. Indian Administrative Service trainee officers on completion of their course are awarded a Master’s degree by this University which boasts of some 8000 students in all disciplines of knowledge and has … Continue reading THE KANHAIYA STORY