I ask you to be an hedonist…

Image: Officer and Laughing Girl | Artist: Johannes Vermeer What are you living for? Is it for money? A search of the truth? Is it sex and the ample lusts of the flesh? Or do you thirst for power? Are you starving yourself to be thin? Are you eating yourself to death? Are you austere to… Continue reading I ask you to be an hedonist…

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The Rational Atheist – Anatomy of a Bribe

If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people - House M.D Once a lovely girl told me how she had saved money for two years and then donated an embroidered shawl worth 40,000 rupees to a temple. The girl was no saint, but not a great sinner. She was not… Continue reading The Rational Atheist – Anatomy of a Bribe

The gazelle strategy works for me

  After the arrest of a business person in Tamil Nadu over a tweet he sent, there has been a huge uproar in the online world. The IT act has been used to, in effect, threaten Indians that should they say anything that 'annoys' (yes that part is in the act) someone, then they will… Continue reading The gazelle strategy works for me

Does the world need protection from freedom of speech?

As the protests against the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' circled the globe with increasing ludicrousness, one of the more interesting lines of arguments often heard was - “Freedom of speech is fine, but make a law against saying bad things about the prophet because the inciters of hate speech are responsible for the riots.”… Continue reading Does the world need protection from freedom of speech?

The glorious advise of the masses

Proclamation no 34213 of the Order Of Zor From his most holy-ish majesty The Lord of Zor Lord Akoroth A few days back, I, Lord Akoroth, went through a small phase of self doubt. Recruitments have been at an all-time low and my coffers are empty. So I sent the Record Keeper around to conduct… Continue reading The glorious advise of the masses