What If I Didn’t Speak English?

I've taken up French classes 5 days a week for 2 hrs a day. It's great fun and an excellent hobby into which I can pour my copious amounts of free time. Learning a new language inevitably brings up comparisons to my native tongue - English. While … [Continue reading]

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Israel definitely has good reasons to retaliate against Gaza. It can't just refrain from responding. The question is, to what extent do Israeli bombings continue? How many civilians is it acceptable to kill one valid target? And is it raising the next generation of terrorists?

Are the Israeli Bombings of Gaza Justified?

First off, I'm well aware that this is a gray area. Few people would dispute the right of a country to counter attack when under fire. While it's true that Israel's Iron Dome defense system is the most efficient in the world and stops a stunning 90% … [Continue reading]

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Can the Police Ensure Women’s Safety in India?

Politicians in Uttar Pradesh repeatedly put their foot in their mouth with their statements on the escalating rape culture. From the CM to the Governor Aziz Qureshi, they point out that it's not possible to "prevent" rapes completely. Apparently, … [Continue reading]

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The CEO of Pepsi, Nooyi, thinks that women

You’re the CEO of Pepsi? Whatever. Go Get Milk!

I'm sick of seeing semi-gleeful reactions to Indra K. Nooyi, the CEO of Pepsi's statement about how women "can't have it all". What shocks me more than the garbage her mother gave her about how she should "leave that crown in the garage" is the fact … [Continue reading]

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Lose the Stupid Focus on Hindi – India is not Homogeneous

#455316805 / gettyimages.com The recent debate on increasing the importance of Hindi is amusing. When you scratch beneath the surface, you see that the dominant thought driving these "pro-hindi" types is that India is a homogeneous country. Either … [Continue reading]

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Don’t Tell Women to “Dress Carefully” to Avoid Rape

#176637371 / gettyimages.com When asked about what he thought of a politician's clueless remarks on rape, an auto rickshaw driver said: "The remarks are not all wrong, as the 'city-girls' do try to gain attention with their dressing and attitude, … [Continue reading]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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