#MeToo and somewhere, #ItWasMe

Did you click on the link to the post? Did you read the whole post? How many #MeToo posts did you (actually) read? How many of you know what the whole #MeToo campaign is about? Did you not read the post because you already knew what it was? As usual, the situation is multi-faceted. To start with, the #MeToo campaign was about women (and in some cases, men) coming out and telling the world that... continue reading →

Religion and Science

In my last post about being God-fearing, I referred to a branch thought. That was about the conflict between religion and science. There are many who believe that religion and science are interconnected, and that they’re both trying to say the same thing, but in different tongues. One day, I sat down to think, how far is it true? The very next instant, I got the answer, ‘It’s completely true!’ I asked, ‘How?’ Certain things... continue reading →

God-fearing and God-loving

In my English class in high school, my teacher, while teaching us a lesson—a story by our beloved R.K. Narayan—talked about the qualities that our society considered good. One of those qualities that he mentioned was fear of God. As in, ‘A God-fearing man’. I’ve been a non-religious person at least over the last decade of my life. I go to temples and churches and all; I don’t have a problem with God. I simply don’t... continue reading →

The Story of the Suggars and the Wotters

This is the prose version of The Suggars and the Wotters. I’m just taking my baby-steps into the world of poetry, so I’m sure I may not have made much sense there (not to mention the desperate attempts at rhyme). I thought I’d do a prose version of the story as well. So here goes: This was one of those simple times when sugar wasn’t the demon that it is seen as today; the necessary... continue reading →

The Suggars and the Wotters

Certain actions make us think. Some of them even disturb us. Some disturb us so much that we start to think. Here’s a little poem-like thing (I’m just beginning to write such things; bear with me for a while, please) about how our ignorance makes way for arrogance, and we fail to see the bigger picture. This is a small attempt at metaphor. Call it science, or call it philosophy; let me know if it... continue reading →