THE MERCIFUL GOD AND HIS PROPHET

These are three stories, a supposedly true 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 THE MERCIFUL GOD AND HIS PROPHET

LORD SHIVA’S QUANTUM RIDDLE

If I were a true Hindu, I would worship many gods and goddesses, whose images I could  find under trees, in beautifully carved granite temples, in huge caves, on the roadsides, and on  pictures printed on calendars. Yet I would also believe that there is only one God, a Supreme Being who is formless, blameless, … Continue reading LORD SHIVA’S QUANTUM RIDDLE

EDISON LOVED BIBLE SO MUCH, SAYS SUPERSTAR RAJNIKANT

Actually Superstar Rajnikant was only retelling a story first told by another Tamil superstar of rhetoric, New Age Guru  TT Rangarajan. I heard Rajnikant’s rendition on YouTube   proudly uploaded by a devout Christian who calls him/herself “Our Daddy Jesus” possibly in the hope that all doubts and reservations about the Bible and its version of … Continue reading EDISON LOVED BIBLE SO MUCH, SAYS SUPERSTAR RAJNIKANT

A Fairy Tale My Grandmother Didn’t Tell

While looking up the archives of my e-mail, I discovered this story  that I e-mailed to my cousin in the United States. Whether I wrote it, or read something like it  elsewhere, I cannot vouch for. If it has another author, and the story was told in a different way or language, please let me know. Any way, … Continue reading A Fairy Tale My Grandmother Didn’t Tell

WHY  MONKEYS  HAVE TO HANG – A SAM D’CRUZ TALE

Sam D’Cruz (sorry, not his real name) was a friend and neighbour. He lived by, among other things, arranging  fake degrees for youngsters who wanted to go abroad, and moonlighting as a police informer. Among the many true stories about police cases he told me was this one about a bear and a monkey. Mangat … Continue reading WHY  MONKEYS  HAVE TO HANG – A SAM D’CRUZ TALE

SCREEN PLAY FOR A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

suggested name : OBOLA, GOD ALMIGHTY (With apologies to victims of cruel religious bigotry and political connivance) Script Abstract Americans are a worried lot. Aerial bombing hasn’t stopped the holy warriors of Islamic State.  Obama, John Kerry and John Brennan  meet secretly in the oval office with occasional interruptions from the First Lady. They (Americans) … Continue reading SCREEN PLAY FOR A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

WE’RE IN IT TOGETHER, PAKISTAN

  You caught a couple, stoned the woman to death With a baby in her belly, but gave the man some breadth. We don’t wear bangles either,  you  men of Pakistan, We can do just as bad or worse   in our secular  Hindustan.   Two girls, fourteen and sixteen, walked out in the dark ‘Cause gov’ment … Continue reading WE’RE IN IT TOGETHER, PAKISTAN