Why I Stopped Playing Guild Wars 2 PvP and PvE

I've been a Guild Wars 2 player since beta. I was a huge fan of Guild Wars 1 which in my opinion was one of the best MMOs I've ever played. Guild Wars 2 is very different from GW1 and there's hardly anything similar about the two other than the name … [Continue reading]

Stop Blaming Facebook For Murders

#123137442 / gettyimages.com Let's get one thing clear - you and ONLY you are responsible for your actions. If you see something on Facebook, get offended and kill someone, don't blame the social network for what you did. I'm shocked and astounded … [Continue reading]

Why do so many people oppose a Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? The law must provide equal treatment to all. When we don't have separate laws for say north Indians and south Indians, why do we have separate laws for different religions?

Why the Objection to a Uniform Civil Code?

Many of us didn't support Modi as PM. That was due to concerns about his character and the BJP ideology in general. But there were many planks of his recent campaign that I'm sure resonated with us all regardless of whether or not they were … [Continue reading]

The future is a blank slate. Here are three things the country needs NOW. A Uniform Civil Code, Police Reforms, and more resources to the Judiciary. With an absolute majority, there is finally a chance that we just might get them.

Three Things I’m Hoping Modi Will Implement

There's no doubt that we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. A government with an absolute majority can make tough decisions that would never have been possible under a coalition. While we're still getting used to the novelty, here are the … [Continue reading]

Many of us have reservations about Modi. Now that he's won, I think we should give him the benefit of the doubt to do what's right. That doesn't mean we stop watching him closely. It means we should let ourselves hope that a strong government will finally be able to take the hard decisions that need to be taken.

Modi is PM. Now Let’s be Optimistic

I haven't been a Modi supporter. I found his campaign too "anti-Congress" instead of telling us what he's going to do, and I was repulsed by his snooping on a woman without her knowledge using state resources. I've also been worried that Modi might … [Continue reading]

I trust Modi to be a smart guy. If he wants to get elected (or re-elected), he can't go around spewing hatred and religious bullshit. But what about the insane people in his party? Will he be able to reign them in, or will he become another Manmohan Singh?

My Worry is that Modi Can’t Control the BJP

Most people worry about whether or not Modi will try and become the next dictator. They feel that the very characteristics that make him attractive to so many and that present a contrast with the weak Manmohan Singh are a cause for concern. But my … [Continue reading]

Asking and giving dowry is a negotiation between private parties. No one is forced to get married. And while I despise the notion of dowry itself, there is a principal at stake here. If a woman doesn't choose to make use of her right to say

Isn’t Dowry Given Voluntarily?

A huge debate in India is whether or not the government should make choices for people - usually women - and decide for them how they should live their lives. It's part of a larger debate on the role of the government throughout the world. The US … [Continue reading]

Learnt Nuvole Bianche on the Piano!

Ever since I first heard Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi years ago in the US, I thought it was way out of my league. Then I came back to Chennai where I had a couple of pianos at my disposal and after successfully learning "The Portrait" from … [Continue reading]

India was born only after Independence.  Those who don't agree with the Constitution and its basic values and rights should find another country to adopt. This is not the correct place for them to live in.

Leave India if you Don’t Believe in the Constitution

What will it take to show people that today's India is not the "Bharat" of their ancestors, and doesn't sanction the repressive practices of their erstwhile tribal villages? While many people get nostalgic about a mythical "golden past", it's time to … [Continue reading]

Indians need to learn to respect their adult children for who they are and what they want. In our country, parents lose all legal authority over their offspring once they reach the age of 18. This applies to women as well as men. Unfortunately many people don't seem to like this idea and it's extremely disturbing that the courts are encouraging them.

More Proof that Many Indians Don’t Like the Concept of Adulthood

Indian law and Indian society is uncomfortable with the idea of adulthood - and specially that of women. We've seen time and again that the law refuses to treat grown women over the age of 18 as full fledged adults capable of making their own … [Continue reading]