Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

August 21, 2009

Jaswant is out! For good!

Filed under: Opinion,Politics — Aniket @ 2:41 am
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The question is not why Jaswant is out, the qustion is why he was in, in first place? He never belonged there and definitely not in post-Vajpayee BJP ruled by modis and morons.

Rajdeep got it right!

July 14, 2009

India 2010

Filed under: beliefs — Aniket @ 1:13 pm
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On the brink of year 2010, India stands with a great promise of the future – a march towards becoming an affluent state, a developed nation.

Yet, the grip of superstition is so strong that any dream of fair and just society remains a distant illusion.
This same theme is best captured in this half an hour video by Henrik Thomé.

July 8, 2009

India and Gays

Filed under: Lifestyle — Aniket @ 12:46 pm
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I did not know how to react to the news item when I read it first.

In a landmark judgment, the Delhi High Court on Thursday struck down the provision of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalised consensual sexual acts of adults in private, holding that it violated the fundamental right of life and liberty and the right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution.

So Indian law dictates terms on who you should sleep with? So gays were not even allowed to have sex in India? India really needs substantive social reforms ahead of any economic reforms I guess.

Well, this is a small but important step in the direction of gay rights. I am not sure, how many more light years away India is from legalizing Gay Marriages? I was really curious if any other country’s law punishes your sex life unless you are under contractual agreement of matrimony and found this.

I believe law needs to draw a clear line between crime and sin. Sin is perceived social, religious or ethical misbehavior, crime is violation of human rights. As long as there is no violation of human rights involved, it can not be a crime.

April 11, 2009

Indian Secularists and their attitude towards Islam

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aniket @ 2:25 pm
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Two terrific posts by NitWit on this topic,
What Secural Indians need to know about Islam – part -1 and part-2

Just like the actual posts, comments are also a great read.

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