Secularism is generally defined as the separation of state from church (or any other religious institution). In other words, the state will either stay neutral or favour/condemn all religions equally. As we shall see, this ideal is an impossible one to achieve. Let me explain with the help of an example. Consider a society whichContinue reading “The Myth of Secularism”
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The Narrowness of Being!
Let me tell you a story. When Raza learnt (from his washerman) that Aisha, his wife, had been committing adultery, it seemed like the end of the world. Ammi (Mother) said that he needed to get rid of the unfaithful. Sell her off in exchange for gold coins – she commanded. Raza hesitated. Ammi keptContinue reading “The Narrowness of Being!”
A Suicide Note
Dear world, I hope this letter finds you well. I will be gone and will no longer be a part of you. Nevertheless you have to move on. You never stop, for anyone, and you shouldn’t. For all that I know, you don’t care about anyone. The problem is – I did. Probably that isContinue reading “A Suicide Note”
Understanding – Ship of Theseus
Ship of Theseus is an interesting paradox that has captivated the greatest of the philosophers over the centuries. The paradox was first described by Plutarch in the first century in his work – Life of Theseus. Here is how he describes the ship and hence the idea: The ship wherein Theseus and the youth ofContinue reading “Understanding – Ship of Theseus”