The King and the water

Once there was a king, In a land far, far away long, long time ago popular he was, worshipped by many the king changed a law, to much fanfare nobody will draw water from the wells in buckets, only steel glasses to be used to draw water. People were storing excess water in buckets, And […]

Irom Sharmila and our democracy

Irom Sharmila – a name that will soon be lost among the crowd of a billion others.  She ended her hunger strike, after 16 years. In these times when people burn buses and buildings for demanding reservation as they are “from the weaker sections of the society”, Irom’s movement was a peaceful and non-violent agitation […]

Love and Patriotism

Think of a person you love the most in the world. The person can be anybody – your husband, wife, lover, parent, child, student, teacher, friend, pet, absolutely anybody! To be able to relate with what I am about to say, please do wait for a second and think of that person. Now, let’s assume […]

The JNU Fiasco

Let me be straight here, I strongly believe Afzal Guru was a terrorist and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Still, I’m more than happy to participate in a healthy, fact and logic based discussion over the role/execution of Afzal Guru and “freedom” of Kashmir. Freedom of expression and the right to have an […]

The Pathankot Terror Attacks

The combing operations in Pathankot are still on. I wanted to comment on the terror attacks only after the entire operation got over but it seems that will take a long time and by the time it gets over, we will have forgotten about the assault and moved on with our lives. I don’t have […]

The Western Double-standards And IS

France launched airstrikes against IS less than a week after the Paris attacks. The USA destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. But when Mumbai was attacked on 26th November 2008, the USA, France and Britain asked India to maintain peace and stay patient and restraint. Why? Is a life of an European citizen worth more […]