Susana Prieta, a good Facebook friend of mine, asked me: “So, Vishu Menon can you explain e=mc^2 to me in easy to understand terms." This is Einstein’s equation that relates energy content and mass of any body (which Einstein qualified as inertial body, but all bodies that we shall ever encounter are inertial bodies. The … Continue reading Science simplified : Meaning of E=MC^2
When the wise Prime Minister walked in promenading his 56 inches, the Air Chief, Vice Chief, AOC-in-C W A C , and the pick of the best pilots stood up. The PM had previously instructed that nobody should touch his feet. For that reason alone, they saluted. FLY ABOVE THE CLOUDS Military aviation expertise from … Continue reading How Mr. Modi destroyed Balakot
And the Learned Lady was right. Majority Judgment On 28th September, 2018, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark judgment allowing women of all ages to enter and worship at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, and Justice Khanwilkar in a single judgment, Justice Chandrachud and Justice Rohinton Nariman in separate … Continue reading Thus spake the Judge: Sabarimala is no Hindu Temple.
This is how I answered a rather badly composed query that was posted on my timeline on the social media: The explosion of science in the 19th century was set off when atheism became an acceptable, if not entirely respectable way of thinking. Nobody pulled out the tongue and wired the jaws of Darwin, none … Continue reading What do Atheists Bring to the Plate?
Until someone defines God, I have not way to know whether I'm a believer, theist, deist, agnostic or atheist. But that god of religion - any religion - who waits for me to beg, grovel and plead for awarding me a fair judgment - oh, no, that god doesn't exist for me. Give it a … Continue reading Better Parent, Terrible God
It would actually be too presumptuous of me to call Dr. Daniel Babu Paul my friend. We just happened to be in the same Pre-University class in UC College, Alwaye (now Aluva) in 1957. Babu Paul was a shining star, intelligent and studious, already poised to do great things and a favourite of teachers and … Continue reading Goodbye Babu Paul, my friend
Sorry, these are only some of my previous posts on FB, Somehow I feel that they have a current flavour and that they are worthy of being shown on these pages. Hence, here goes: Imagine there's no religion, the World is one: John Lennon, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q_YV49GH0g Frankly, this Oscar Wilde gem was borrowed from Facebook I … Continue reading My Facebook Fixation
It was more than a couple of decades ago when I met Dr. Das in a fishing suburb of Bombay. Jyoti Basu, the Communist Chief Minister of Bengal was his idol, and I, then a chronic patient of malaria, his favourite patient. Das charged the fisherfolk Rs. 2 in the name of consultation and Rs. … Continue reading The Doctor and the Infidel
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the man of God, travelled from Kerala to far-North Jalandhar in Punjab to spread the good word. While thus servicing God, he also serviced a couple of nuns following the example set by the Holy Ghost some 33 years before Crucifixion. Bishop Franco continued having fun for a couple of years - … Continue reading BEWARE, THERE’S A PRIEST IN THE CHURCH
Why you're never too sure No one can be certain or otherwise about the existence of God, unless you define God. If you mean a God who is eternally retributive rather than reformative (as is the case with all Abrahamic belief systems), common sense and the modern concept of morality negates the possibility of such … Continue reading The 98% Atheist