| Noting 25 Years Since Bhopal Gas Leak|
Today is 25th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
An older entry: Tragedies of Bhopal
Postcard from India
View of the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple Complex
War in Afghanistan is a War for Muslim Women
While it might not be appropriate to say so in public, in the very core of things the war against Taliban is a war for the protection of Muslim women.
Let me explain.
Taliban is not Al-Queda, and I have thought about why Taliban would want to
fight the USA. In fact numerous attempts have been made in the past to make peace with the
Taliban and they always fail on one important issue.
Taliban do not want the West to tell them how to treat their women. Taliban
wants to treat their women as per their definition of Islamic scriptures
-- it's something no sensible human can accept. Taliban wants no compromise on
this key matter. That's why we have to fight them.
Americans don't understand why they are unpopular. All this American hysteria
about "opposed to American way of life" and "Weapons of Mass
Destruction" is bullshit anyway and doesn't help.
The greatest of the wars -- from Mahabharat to the American Civil
War -- even though they appear to be contests of military might, are
really a contest of righteousness.
Infosys and Tata Connection
Today I read this essay on JRD Tata by Sudha Murty. It is a fascinating read and tells how one great person inspires another.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, December 03, 2009|
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