The Edifice

It was the grand opening. The consecration of the church at Kochi. It was in the name of the warrior saint atop a horse with a ‘thrissool’ in his hand. Rome decreed recently that he was no longer a saint. They didn’t like his “thrissool” or his tendency to attack saints and dragons. But in […]

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Rowling’s blunder- And Harry Potter’s luck.

It doesn’t matter how fantastical your fictional worlds are. They have to have a consistency and logic to them. Some of them become more captivating than the real world. And Rowling’s world of wizards is one. Harry Potter is more inspiring than most real life heroes. He battled for what can be termed the quintessence […]

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The reality of rape

They have banned it. But most have seen it. The person who raped and brutally killed a young girl talking about it. He blames the girl for it, and justifies his actions. Unbelievably objectionable. The foreigner who made this nauseating thing calls it an illuminating insight into the patriarchal male dominated Indian mindset. Really? When […]

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Mother Theresa’s sins of the mind

To be able to leave the cocoon of your comfort zone is a terrific effort. To get out of the plushy systems gifted to you as a citizen of a developed country and get down on your knees in the mud and grime of a city and country to which you owe nothing is not […]

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Screw-ups and Systems

In Chattisgharh, innocent women die. A waste of young life. A carnage. An outcry that happens only when something goes wrong- ensues. Doctors are blamed. Government officials are crucified. Autopsies reveal no technical problems with the procedures. But tests reveal rat poison in some of the dispensed drugs. It may still be only contributory. Was […]

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