Category Archives: Controversies

On Rationalizing and aberrations.

So you have a system. All you want to do is judge how the individuality of the components compares to certain norms. You determine what contributes to achieving the particular goal that the system needs to. And then judge how … Continue reading

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Just for Laughs

(Now, If you are religious or are a great fan of Bombay’s famed Mahalakshmi temple, I dont mean to offend you… Just laugh. If you don’t find it too cliched already for your taste, that is. ) Friend: Kya yaar, … Continue reading

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Bollywood Hero Stereotypes

To start off with, I hardly watch any hindi movies, save a few here and there. Hence maybe my ensemble is not large enough for the generalization. So, Why is it that all heros know every damn skill under the … Continue reading

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Women’s Day

Went for a Women’s Quiz conducted for Women’s Day by KQA. It was held right after BizKashi – the Biz Quiz. There were only five teams, so there wasn’t even a need to conduct prelims. I didn’t originally intend to … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocacy on Moral Policing and the like

Yeah, Ram Sena etc etc is what inspired this post. So basically, people are loth to be policed. Urbane Indians, most of all. At the slightest provocation, Times of India and their related concerns jump to ask “Who are THEY … Continue reading

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“Politicians suck! Throw rocks at them!”

I won’t be very surprised if I find this on a Tshirt soon. The attitude of the media and the people they interview these days is, to say the least, despicable. Yeah, fine, a lot of things went wrong due … Continue reading

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My Flirtations with Faith and Conversations about Conversions

There used to be a time when the pseudosecularists had their way with me. I didn’t think much of Hinduism… the whole ’emphasis on rites and rituals’ didn’t go down well with me. In retrorespect, I’ll say it was just … Continue reading

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