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 →

On being a man in a patriarchal world

I recently read a news report on how the fans of one of South India’s leading actors stooped down and trolled the editor-in-chief of a very popular news outlet in South India, who made a remark on the actor. Tonight, I read an article by Sowmya Rajendran, about what a woman goes through in our society, since the time she hits puberty. (The quotes in the post are from the said article.) With a picture... continue reading →