Yesterday I was invited to an award distribution program. Mother Teresa awards. This year the theme was combating Terrorism through Education. Many erudite, well-educated Muslims including the former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Dr Farooq Abdullah, Syed Ata Husain Lt General, and the mother of a teenager who was killed by terrorists in Dhaka forContinue reading “Do you have to die in the same religion that you were born into?”
Category Archives: God
When the solution is worse than the problem!
If someone were to suggest to you that the solution to your headache would be to shoot your head off, how would that sound? I know it can sound absurd, but to me this whole debate about the solution being offered for the woman who is pregnant but does not wish to become a mother,Continue reading “When the solution is worse than the problem!”
Yoga…the great if only….
If only Yoga lived up to even 1% of its claimed benefits, what a different nation India [the land which claims to have discovered Yoga] would have been….many tourists to India, and people in the western world have often wondered. And for good reason, as you will discover. But for now, here is something thatContinue reading “Yoga…the great if only….”
This hyper dimensional being who stepped into our world
People have varied languages, beliefs and physical features. So much diversity even in the same country or even state. Yet there is one belief that seems to be common to people all over the world. Guess what it is? Yes, a belief in the existence of a being outside their dimension, who has supernatural powers,Continue reading “This hyper dimensional being who stepped into our world”
Homecoming or Ghar Wapsi?
There is a lot of talk about Ghar Wapsi or Homecoming in India nowadays [Dec 2014], especially by people belonging to the RSS or similar groups who want people of other faiths living in India to embrace a particular religion. I say, great! I am for it too! What, exclaim my friends! You being aContinue reading “Homecoming or Ghar Wapsi?”
Secularism and the illusion of neutrality
Do you know who you are and where you are going? The person with a postmodern mindset does not really know where they are and who they are, says Ravi Zacharias, one of this century’s noted thinkers and writers. Everyone it seems is asking ‘what does it mean to be human…?’ Our twentieth century, farContinue reading “Secularism and the illusion of neutrality”
Quacks and Burkas
Imagine a Doctor advising a patient who has vomiting, to cover up all food and water in his home because the very act of looking at food makes him vomit, and vomiting is not good for health. What would you call such a Doctor? A quack, obviously! And you would ofcourse try to understand whyContinue reading “Quacks and Burkas”