Let’s go back 5 years. Apart from the 2009 general elections, the year was significant because it proved to be a fatal one for the country. The year marked the beginning of the advent of the H1N1 virus into India. After paralyzing Mexico the flu flew back to where experts claimed it originated from: Asia. It was said that the virus originated from pigs in Asia and was carried to North America by infected persons. The first case of the flu in India was reported at the Hyderabad airport on 13th May where the person in question had arrived from the US. Following this case, the virus spread throughout the country, finally leading to the tragic death of a young schoolgirl in Pune. Apart from a few states, the virus which spread like wildfire left a sad tale of death and infection in its wake. The number of deaths the virus caused till the year 2010: 1,444. Continue Reading..
Archive for: August 2014
[A take on the attempted brainwashing of our young minds and the sexist nature of some religious speeches]
By Asma Anjum Khan,
This happened a few years ago.
It was the usual hurried Jumma. My 12 year old boy looked solemn in his long, pale white kurta. His usual fervor for the special Jumma lunch [Daal Gosht with piping hot fried rice] was absent and I found him sitting at the corner of our large mahogany bed. He seemed contemplative, very unusual for him. When asked to join, he looked up and asked, Mom, why do you work? And before I could react and open my mouth to say Whatttt and look gawky; I heard this next. Continue Reading..
Intro: Following is the letter written to the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi subjected ‘Ram Temple in Ayodhya: A Reality Check’ by Subramanian Swamy on July 28.
Mark Twain had once said that, “It is a lot easier to mislead the people than convince them that they are misled.” This is the reality about the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the reality about which I wish to bring to your attention.
People in India have been misled to believe that a temple and a masjid are both equally revered religious places.
This misconception is at the root of our failure so far to re-build and or restore the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Krishna Temple in Mathura, and Vishvanath Temple in Varanasi. Continue Reading..