Regular followers of this blog must have noticed that over the past few days, I have left religion somewhere at the background and instead am focussed on the serial regime changes happening in the Arab world. Read more
It’s probably the world’s most interesting development. Who would have thought that after decades of subjugation, the West Asian world would change so quickly? Read more
If you’ve been tracking the regime change developments in the Arab countries over the past two weeks, you would know that the real heroes are the people who, with their aspirations of freedom clashing against the brute force of dictators, have hit the streets. Read more
The sordid saga of Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi’s appointment and possible resignation as vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband leaves needless distaste and shows what religion (any religion) really is all about — crude power play. Read more
It’s probably a comment on the need of men to create an abstraction, heap huge power on it and then worship it, term it God, make it a religion. It’s equally a rather harsh but true indictment of the Chinese suppression of this expression. Read more
There is an invisible pride Indians feel on the Republic Day and yesterday’s was no different. Read more
Is the universe conscious?
Is everything happening in the mind of God?
Does the mind exist outside the brain? Read more
The blogs and newspapers are awash with his obituaries. But for the soul of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who called it a day on Monday morning and has possibly moved on to acquire a new body, the journey to the great beyond wouldn’t have been easy. Read more
After the regime change in Tunisia and simmerings in Algeria, Jordan and Egypt, it is now the turn of the dictators of Yemen to face the people’s fury, as thousands of Yemeni activists, students and opposition groups held protests at the capital Sanaa, demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Read more