Two people should never be forced to remain married to each other. If a guy badly wants to live with his parents after marriage, and the girl is 100% opposed to it, what's wrong with granting a divorce? It's the right thing to do. And the same thing should happen if the genders are reversed.

Why not Divorce if the Guy can’t Live with His Parents?

Recently, a court granted a divorce to a guy because his wife insisted that he can't live with his parents. A lot of blogs and articles have denounced this verdict and called it discriminatory. But I disagree. I think it's a great thing. Here are the … [Continue reading]

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It's high time we stopped over glorifying the military in India. Yes, they risk their lives while doing their job. But so do others in thousands of equally important professions. Not everyone joins the armed forces out of patriotism either. Moreover, a soldier is trained to follow orders. They have little choice over whether or not they think their actions have any meaning.

Can We Please Stop Over Glorifying “Our Soldiers”?

I'm getting sick of the glorification of the Indian army on social media and in the newspapers. Every time there's even the slightest deviation from the nationalistic narration, "soldier's lives" are brought into the discussion. Comments … [Continue reading]

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This Guy is an Asshole for Being Rude – Not for Disliking Dogs!

You might have heard this story on Buzzfeed on how a Bangalore girl rejected a guy for not liking dogs. Instead of handing rejection gracefully, this asshole then tries to force his opinion down her throat telling her that "it's just a temporary … [Continue reading]

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Most of the time, personal bloggers will never need to have a self hosted blog. Using WordPress.com will ensure that you content stays up even after you die, and you don't have to bother about security, speed, compatibility, and cost.
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Why I Have a Self Hosted Blog

The other day, a blogger friend of mine asked me whether she should shift to a self hosted blog or not. She's currently using WordPress.com and since I've been self hosting for 8 years, decided to ask for my advice. Hers is a person blog. My … [Continue reading]

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The terrorists hate our freedoms. So what do we do in response to a terrorist attack? We clamp down on our freedoms! Can there by any worse capitulation and humiliation than this? And we in India are doing exactly the same thing.
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The Burkini Fiasco Plays into the Terrorist’s Hands

What do the terrorists want? They want you to become like them. They hate free countries - their speech, their ways of dressing, their liberal lives. Their security. Their fearlessness. And how are the liberal nations responding? By giving the … [Continue reading]

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I find rubber bullets perfectly acceptable to use against dangerous mobs. If you get violent, you don't get any sympathy from me. What I want is to see rubber bullets used for ALL violent riots in India, including political and communal ones.

I Want MORE Rubber Bullets Used in India – Not Less!

There's been a lot of outrage over the rubber bullets used by security forces against the Kashmiri protesters. A group has also morphed celebrity photos with pellet marks to raise awareness against their use. I get it - they're dangerous, they can … [Continue reading]

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White people do not have

Why “White Privilege” Doesn’t Make Sense

Even though I'm not Caucasian, the term "white privilege" pisses me off. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I believe deeply that asking an entire section of people to watch themselves or "check their privilege" is insulting. It groups white people … [Continue reading]

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Challenging an “Islamist” to Kill Me :D

Everyone these days is afraid of the scary Islamists. Well, here's a big "fuck you" from my end. (Click to enlarge)   I will not be intimidated. … [Continue reading]

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The classic Indian mantra of

Raghuram Rajan – Some People ARE Indispensable!

Ever since the controversy over Raghuram Rajan - the governor of the RBI, I've been hearing a lot of statements like this: "No one is indispensable" "India has lots of talent. Replacing Rajan is easy" "The RBI will survive anyone's exit" "No … [Continue reading]

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The biggest difference between Americans and Europeans, is that the Americans strive for convenience, and are not willing to simply accept life's difficulties. To my mind, that is praiseworthy. <br><br>Image Credit: http://kirity-kitty.deviantart.com/art/Only-in-America-132177826

Why I Admire Convenience Loving Americans

The differences between Europeans and Americans hit me hard during my time in France and Iceland. By far, the biggest one is that Americans chase after convenience more than any  other country in the world. While a typical European traveler will … [Continue reading]

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