I was having an interesting discussion yesterday, which, being unpalatable to the person with whom I was discussing, led to me being blocked by her on Twitter. That, this discussion is still on her mind can be seen from this single tweet. As is my practice, I will shade out all the names except mine. And… Read More Intellectual Dishonesty and Lost Arguments – A Discussion over Non-Vegetarianism and How it Spun Off into a Caste Based Atrocity Narrative
When Lord Krishna was about to come to Hastinapura and when the Kuru court was deliberating how to receive him, Duryodhana in no mean words says, Krishna shouldn’t be accorded the honour he deserves – it’s not because he doesn’t deserve it(rather, he deserves much more than what we can give him) but because he… Read More Indian Narrative – Why Things Work the Way they Work?
Very rarely you come up with plots like that of Kedarnath – nothing can stay in the path of love, even if it is power of god. This can be an inspiration to any number of plots on the same theme. Look at this, for example – another movie-worthy one. Velankanni is the main Christian… Read More Kedarnath Movie – An Inspirational Idea
What defines the confines of societal thinking? How fertile can the imagination of a culture can be? I will give one example – when Europeans brought to oxen a Pacific island, the natives, who never saw an ox, named it a pig with two large teeth on it’s forehead. I don’t remember this anecdote perfectly,… Read More The Modulation of Thought
In some book I was reading, the author gave China an expiry date of 2040. I don’t know about it, but the reason which he gave was captivating. China is an export oriented economy. Wherever the raw materials are located and whereever the products are finished, they are sold primarily through sea. Because of this, the coast… Read More Chinese Dynastic Changes – Social or Political?
Probably, this is the best and most famous piece over vegetarian terrorism. Douglas Adams wrote it in Restaurant at the End of the Universe and in this, a bovine approaches a table in a restaurant and lists out the culinary features of various parts of it’s body. I would rather say, not for non vegetarians. A… Read More A Bovine making a case of it for slaughter – Douglas Adams
Though analysing a movie this much seems a bit out of the nature, the reality is that what transpired in Bahubali is how kingdoms are made and unmade. Take the case of the senior – Amarendra Bahubali. His father was made the king in preference over his elder brother, Bijjaladeva, who is physically handicapped. But,… Read More Bahubali – Morally Correct and Politically Correct – Which should take Precedence?