Why Not?

It is understandable that re-conversions and Sanskrit science are raising a lot more outrage than Peshawar or Paris amidst the secular brigade here. After all, are not the quixotic tantrums of the Togadia tribe deemed more dangerous than the bloody massacres unleashed by madcaps worldover, all of whom happen to have one common denomination, er, denominator? Indeed, such irony can be dismissed as idiotic but for the insidious intent. Continue Reading

Random Reflections

Deepavali marks the peak of the festive season. Though in this land festivals abound round the calender, the religious fervour that begins with Gokulashtami, usually in August, runs a packed and continuous course till it subsides with Sankaranthi, in mid Jan. Continue Reading

From rule to ruin

‘He who is a just protector will be deemed the Lord’s deputy’, says Thiruvalluvar in verse 388. Now, I am not about to begin a Budget speech, a la, FM PC. Rather the discourse that follows is on an extremely ‘trivial’ issue, an issue that is fast becoming as commonplace as a greasy constable, a pot-holed road, dry taps, a local dada or a pompous politico, all legacies of a degenerate polity. Continue Reading