A lot of people would like to see barbaric punishments like hanging in public, stoning, etc. While this is because of India's laggy and inefficient judicial system, we must not forget who we are. Due process is what separates India from many of its neighbors.<br></br>

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Criminals Have Rights Too – For Our Sake, Not Theirs

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that hangings cannot be carried out secretly and without first allowing the convict to inform their family members and seek legal counsel. Makes sense right? After all, one of the pillars of the Constitution and of … [Continue reading]

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The bail applications of Jayalalitha and Salman Khan should have only been heard after those of everyone else before them. These "expedited hearings" are what allow the rich and powerful to ignore the broken legal system in India. A strict "First in First out" set up would force them to provide speedy justice for everyone.

Salman Khan Case: Make Jumping the Bail Queue Illegal

Salman Khan and Jayalalitha - two cases in one week exemplify the problem of justice in India. I'm not commenting on whether or not their getting out was right or wrong. My big problem is the fact that while they were released, lakhs of other … [Continue reading]

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As natural disasters go, the Nepal earthquake has been a monster. So much suffering, damage, and carnage. So why does it not affect me in the least?

Nepal Earthquake – Why Don’t I Feel Anything?

By all accounts, the devastation in Nepal is unimaginable. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was a monster especially given that the Richter scale is logarithmic. I've heard of the devastation. I've heard of aid flowing in from all across the world. I know … [Continue reading]


The Apple Watch Inspired me to Buy a Mechanical Watch!

I was sorely tempted to buy the Motorola 360 - it looks gorgeous. But then the Apple watch marketing blitzkrieg hit and I was treated to image after image of a "meh" looking smartwatch. Surprisingly, it had an effect on me. It instilled a yearning to … [Continue reading]

I believe in due process, and in the law. But when the law deliberately and maliciously fails me, I don't think I will have any qualms about meting out justice on my own.<br></br>
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When Will I Take The Law into my Own Hands?

The lynching of a man accused of rape in Nagaland, raised questions about mob justice - and in light of subsequent revelations, its dangers. Like everyone, I agree that due process must be followed, and is a cornerstone of our Constitution. I hold no … [Continue reading]

The usage of rape statistics to prove that India is somehow safer than Sweden is beyond ridiculous. It requires a unique kind of delusional thinking coupled with blind jingoism to ignore reality like this. <br></br>
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Nirbhaya Was Not Raped! – Bullshit Official Statistics

The documentary "India's Daughter" has angered people in India who like to feel victimized by the "west". According to these guys, the rape situation in India is actually better than in most countries. And to prove it, they show...wait for … [Continue reading]

Why do people forget that Nirbhaya wasn't just raped? She was tortured, and murdered. Don't you think that the rape was the LEAST of what the poor girl went through?

Nirbhaya’s MURDERERS – Not her “Rapists”

I'm sick of people saying "Hang Nirbhaya's Rapist". I mean yeah, it's ridiculous how long the Indian state takes to carry out a sentence, but that's not the point. No, the reason why I'm pissed off is because Nirbhaya was not just raped. She was … [Continue reading]

You may think that those demanding the death penalty for rape are fighting for a woman's dignity. I do not believe that is the case. In fact, quite the opposite.<br></br>creative commons licensed (BY-NC) flickr photo by ramesh_lalwani: http://flickr.com/photos/ramesh_lalwani/8342437118

The Death Penalty for Rape Actually Degrades Women

I'd just finished writing about the practical problems of instituting the death penalty for rape. Enough people these days demand the death sentence for rapists. We're not talking about "rarest of the rare" cases like the Nirbhaya episode, where the … [Continue reading]


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 … [Continue reading]

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]