Do you Have a Disqus Account?

I keep debating whether or not I should replace my comments section with Disqus. But the biggest thing holding me back is that people need a Disqus account. However, I’m pretty sure that most commenters already have a Disqus account, so here’s quick poll.

Just reply “yes” or “no” in the comments section depending on whether or not you have a Disqus account. Also, if you have any thoughts about whether I should keep my current comments section or replace it with Disqus. If you don’t know what Disqus is, that’s an automatic “no” on your part, so mention that too if you can!

The Nirbhaya rapist is a jerk. He can't take responsibility for his own actions. But he's right about one thing - the death penalty for rape is a bad idea.<br></br>

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Nirbhaya’s Rapist is Right About the Death Penalty

This asshole tries to justify his assault and murder of a woman because she was out late at night. Well, that's expected. A rapist take responsibility for his actions? Never! He's right about one thing though. The death sentence for rape per se is … [Continue reading]

You can't claim to be against conversions and then support *ghar wapsi*. In reality, the RSS is just lazy. It wants to retain Hindus in their club, but don't want to do the hard work of giving them reasons to stay. It's a free market. Go offer a better product than your competitors if you want to succeed.<br></br>creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by photomaga:

I’m Confused – Is the RSS for or Against Conversions?

The RSS and other hindutva type organizations are schizophrenic. On the one hand they hate conversions, and on the other hand they want to perform "ghar wapsi". Is "ghar wapsi" the same as conversion? Well - if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck … [Continue reading]

You think it's not possible to have a society where everyone insults and abuses others? Well, here's your chance. I give everyone in the world full permission to insult and abuse me using any words of their choosing. Go ahead! Watch how effortlessly I can ignore you.<br></br>
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You Have my Full Permission to Insult Me

Every time the issue of free speech comes up, some joker makes a comment saying "What if I were to insult you and abuse you? How would you feel then?" The recent legal troubles of the AIB roast highlight the problem of busybodies in India. Jobless … [Continue reading]

Do *True Believers* have to follow the <strong>literal</strong> word of the Quran or Bible? Is it mere opinion that everything must be *contextualized*? The word of God after all is the word of God. So do all religions including Hinduism inevitably lead to brutality and terror when followed strictly and literally?<br></br>
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“True” Islam or Christianity = Terror?

In case there was any doubt as to my stance, the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo bear no responsibility whatsoever for their deaths. In the same way that I do not blame a rape victim for "provoking" men based on what she wears or how she behaves, I … [Continue reading]

Doctors have no right to impose their ethics onto other people. After providing all the medically relevant information, the decision for a procedure needs to be left to the patient. This is often violated when it comes to procedures like the sterilization of childfree women.<br></br>

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Sterilize me – No Morals Please!

Anupa and I have decided to not have children. Ever. We're damn sure even after 8 years of marriage. A while ago, she showed symptoms of endometriosis - a very common problem affecting women in general (thank god I'm not a woman!). One procedure that … [Continue reading]

Airtel's decision to charge extra for VoIP data arises from its conflict of interest. Its *Phone* business is suffering due to its *Data* business, and so it's tempted to make up the difference by charging us for what it has no right to charge us for. How about we split it up into 2 companies instead. Let the *Phone* Airtel be a separate business from the *Data* Airtel. Problem solved! <br></br>
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VoIP Charges – Time to Split Airtel into 2 Companies?

Airtel's decision to charge extra for VoIP data compared to others is clearly anti competitive. When Airtel sells us a data package, we are paying for just that - data. Bits and bytes. Bandwidth. That is what Airtel sells, and that is what we use. To … [Continue reading]


USB Phones in Ancient India

You know we've reached a tipping point in craziness when a conversation like this happens on a news article about planes existing in the vedic age.   I can totally imagine this poor woman's face right now: … [Continue reading]

When someone offers to help you save your dying child for a price, show some gratitude. Having the choice doesn't leave you worse off than you were before. And if you have a problem with what Christian missionaries do, then get off your ass and offer to help them yourself. <br></br>
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Christian Missionaries – Show some Fucking Gratitude

Recently, an article in the Huffington Post really pissed me off. It talked about how Christian missionaries are doing terrible things in India by...offering to pay for your kid's life threatening illness. Wait what? Here's the scenario. Your … [Continue reading]

There is nothing wrong with accepting money to change your religion. Everyone knows that brands can offer incentives to promote their products. So what is wrong with religions tempting people with money, food, or education to join their club? <br></br>
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What is Wrong with Religious Conversions for Money?

I see nothing wrong with organizations like the RSS and VHP paying people to convert (or reconvert) back to Hinduism. This "Ghar Wapsi" project is exactly what they should be doing. As long as there is no force or physical coercion involved, paying … [Continue reading]