You can be forgiven if you murder an equal. In the chaos of religious terror, we might even look away if the murder is based on religious ideology. Read more

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Suicide by self-immolation is becoming a surprise tool of regime change, destabilising dictators across the Arab region. Read more

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With due respect to all — repeat, all — his other works as an economist, in public policy or at global institutions, I think Professor Raj Krishna made one serious error by terming India’s slow economic growth as the ‘Hindu rate of economic growth’. Read more

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The audacity is amazing.

Following the Tunisian revolution, when we thought that the rest of the Arab monarchies would reform their tyrannical misrules and deliver citizen-friendly governance norms, comes a vote of confidence for the runaway former president of the country, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who had to flee to Saudi Arabia. Read more

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It had to come one day, and today is that day.  I had been pondering for a long time about the name of this blog. It began, as some of its early visitors know, two years ago, at 6.29 pm on January 22, 2009 as a blog that tracked the esoteric domain of Research with Is knowledge stealing our silent moments? Read more

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The globally-rising prices claimed its first high-profile victim last week — Tunisian President Zein al-Abideen Bin Ali, who had to flee the North African country following inflation riots. Read more

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A sad day for victims, sadder for their families.

Of the 50 million pilgrims who visit the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple every year, 104 passed on yesterday in a needless stampede. Read more

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In two weeks, we are going to see the religious and political leaders of the world come together to try and sort out — or better still, accept — differences in faiths and still live together without discord. Read more

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Last week, with a quiet, low-key announcement, the leadership of a huge organisation changed, when Sri Mrinalini Mata was elected President and Spiritual Head of Self Realisation Fellowship/ Yogoda Satsanga Society. Sri Mrinalini Mata succeeds Sri Daya Mata who died on November 30, 2010. Read more

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When terrorists spread terror, governments have to bring them to justice. When government fails to do their duty or encourage selective terror, civil society needs to shake their conscience. Read more

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