(My reply in quora.com) No doubt, the inflated figures of carnage by Stalin, Mao and Hitler (the last one, according to himself, a deeply religious man who was carrying on the tradition of Jesus in his attempt at annihilating the Jewish race) is in mind when such questions are asked. Even if you believe that … Continue reading WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE GENOCIDES, RELIGION OR ATHEISM?
Not true. He married a six-year-old girl, Aisha, and consummated the marriage when she was nine after she was supposed to have menstruated. After that she grew up under the prophet's loving care. When she was eighteen, prophet died of old age and possibly from sexual exhaustion. It is said by the Sunni sect that the … Continue reading Who was Aisha? Did Muhammad marry her when she was nine?
World War III appears not to have happened because it has been happening by slow, painful and deadly instalments, the United States always a lone participant with many countries of the world, apart from the Blacks, Hispanics and immigrants and school children, on the other side. On the average, some 1500 human lives are lost … Continue reading Does the presence of nuclear weapons prevent the possibility of WWIII?
Billy Graham is dead. He died in February this year (2018), a few months short of the landmark age of a 100. Despite his spiritual encouragement of at least five presidents to go and bomb innocent civilians in distant places (as, no doubt, dictated by his blood-thirsty Man-of-War God), and despite his contempt for the … Continue reading Where’s Billy Graham?
The only nation that was nuked twice was one without nuclear weapons. The only nation that was napalmed was one without napalm bombs. Iranian Airlines flight 655, an Airbus 300 had no weapons whatsoever on board when it was shot down by USS Vincennes, a guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy. Under Nixon's orders, the US Fleet 7 … Continue reading Is it true that nations without nuclear weapons will not be nuked?
(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?
Article 370 of India's Constitution is a solemn pledge the rest of India gave to the citizens of Kashmir State under a unique agreement on its accession to India. Then Governor General of India Mountbatten signed it, Prime MinisterNehru and Home Minister Vallabhai Patel assented to it, Sheikh Abdullah agreed to it, the Constituent Assembly … Continue reading Article 370 – Unique and Precious