Category Archives: philosophy

Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do religions treat women? How do emancipated women treat religion? A sequence of events recently has made my mind unquiet over this subject. Nita asked if Hinduism was coming of age, with people performing the sacred ‘thread ceremony’ on … Continue reading

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QOTD – 10th Oct 2007

After the intense and enlightening discussion on an earlier post – An Unquiet Mind Over Matter – I couldn’t help resist sharing today’s Quote of the Day from The Quotation’s Page. It’s a perfect rejoinder that serves a sumptuous dessert … Continue reading

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Christian child’ or a ‘Muslim child’. Small children are too young to know their views on life, … Continue reading

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50 Years…

Sputnik soaredAtlas ShruggedMankind roaredEarth unplugged Start of a space raceWhat a disgraceAmidst all the paceWho lost their face? Fifty yearsCommunism shatteredMan yearnsHis dreams shattered Ayn Rand publishedRussia extinguishedGalt spokeThe world awoke Dagny TaggartA railroad at heartTorn apartYet, a work of … Continue reading

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Runaway Train

Prologue I decided to add this prologue after the first few comments to this post. This post uses an incident in India, but is actually universal in nature and focuses on the moral, philosophical, and ethical decision-making involved in an … Continue reading

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Human Rights and Amnesty

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. It is one of the foremost institutions, recognized worldwide, towards the fight for individual human rights. Why is it called “Amnesty”? The definition of “Amnesty” … Continue reading

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Meaning of freedom

Imagine not being able to: Study Wikipedia Read news sources like BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Economist Reference the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Use MySpace, YouTube, Digg, or Orkut View pictures on Flickr Read blogs on WordPress, LiveJournal, or Blogspot … Continue reading

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Fittest vs. Fanatictest

After the Christian fundamentalists’ ape-like antics during the Hindu priest’s opening the Senate morning session, comes a more worrisome portent. The Denver Post reports that evolutionary biologists and university professors teaching evolution have been receiving death threats from a Christian … Continue reading

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