Breaking the Cycle of Violence.


We are humans and empathy is our basic character. There are a lot amongst us who are working and trying to build peace. It is a tough job, because no community owns us. We are called Libtards, presstitutes, Sickulars. Nobody owns us. Yet we hold our head high and continue to work for peace. We… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Violence.

Dealing with tough times – Example of the Prophet (saw)


The life of the Prophet (saw) can be divided into two parts - The Pre-Hijrah (migration) Meccan part and the Post-Hijrah-Medinan Part. Both of these parts show us different circumstances and different methods used by the Prophet (saw). In the later part of his Meccan life, at the age of forty, the Prophet (saw) had… Continue reading Dealing with tough times – Example of the Prophet (saw)

Ayodhya Verdict and the bigger questions


The Supreme Court of India has come up with its verdict on one of the longest-running disputes in India - The Babri Masjid-Ramjanambhoomi Dispute. In this piece, I wish to bring forth my take on the entire issue in general and the verdict in particular and the bigger questions that emerge out of it. The… Continue reading Ayodhya Verdict and the bigger questions

How to read a book!


The fundamental problem that lies beneath almost every issue plaguing the human society in these days and times is somehow related with the ideas of knowledge and education. The massive information explosion and the fast media through which it can flow have made knowledge very easy to acquire, or so it may seem. It becomes… Continue reading How to read a book!

Serious Questions Emerging Post Revocation of Article 370


The revocation of Article 370 unilaterally by the Govt. of India brings to the table, once again, the questions about India’s “Communal Problem” and “National Identity”. The fundamental questions that are being answered relate to whether there exist one or two nations in India and how India deals with its minorities (and whether they form… Continue reading Serious Questions Emerging Post Revocation of Article 370

The Death of Socrates


Following is how Plato described the moments of Socrates' death in what Will Durant calls "one of the greatest passages of the world's literature". "When he had spoken these words, he arose and went into the bath chamber with Crito, who bade us wait; and we waited, talking and thinking of the subject of discourse,… Continue reading The Death of Socrates

How to tackle Terrorism?


This piece was written long back, but the recent unfortunate Pulwama Suicide Bombing has again brought us to square one on how to deal with terrorism. This post precisely tries to answer this very question. The previous version of this piece was a very short and precise one, which I thought wasn't doing justice to… Continue reading How to tackle Terrorism?

Holding Pride in Ancient Science


More than anyone else, I am fairly certain in my personal assessment that Muslims and Hindus hold huge pride in their ancient achievements. Each one claims to be the genesis of modern civilization and root of all modern knowledge. Irony dies a million deaths when we see the state of affairs in both the Muslim… Continue reading Holding Pride in Ancient Science

The Khwarij of today


The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be division and sectarianism in my nation and a people will come with beautiful words and evil deeds. They will recite the Quran but it will not pass beyond their throats. They will leave the religion as an arrow leaves its target… Continue reading The Khwarij of today

Kashmir Tourism – How it can be revived!


Beauty is very subjective. I remember the first glimpse I had of the Taj Mahal, I was mesmerized like I have never ever ever ever ever been before. In that sense Kashmir appeals to me as well, more than Himanchal, probably because I have with it emotions of being the son of its soil. That… Continue reading Kashmir Tourism – How it can be revived!