A tribute to Jeremy Fernand

Max and Gillian went through a parent’s worst nightmare, the death of their son Jeremy Fernand. Jeremy was only 19 years when he fell off a running train on the 26th of November 2017. He succumbed to his injuries at Cooper hospital in Mumbai. It was a shock to his parents and to all ofContinue reading “A tribute to Jeremy Fernand”

Do you have to die in the same religion that you were born into?

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?”

Consenting adults, moral policing and other fables

Something unusual happened this month¬†in Mumbai¬†that has been the topic of animated discussion and protests by many liberal progressive people all over. On 8 August 2015, around 40 consenting adults who had checked into hotels in Madh Island and the Aksa beach area in Mumbai, were dragged out of their rooms and taken to jailContinue reading “Consenting adults, moral policing and other fables”