This write up is based on the notes I have taken while I was attending a seminar called dot issue by Essense Global at Government Model Engineering College, Cochin on 3rd November 2018. The seminar moderated by Shahina Nafeesa, journalist and recipient of Chameli Devi Award was based on Indian constitution’s section 377 that deals … Continue reading 377 & beyond
I always consider myself as a humanist. 10 years ago, I have mentioned in the bio for my blog that I'm an atheist and my religion is humanism. The paradox is that while I wrote that bio, I didn’t even know the true meaning of humanity or humanism. On August 16th 2018, while my home … Continue reading Humanity is what matters most
EsSENSE, Freethinkers’ dairy is an Indian rationalist platform based in Kerala. It brings together rationalist speakers, writers, thinkers, activists, supporters, and well-wishers, with the goal of promoting rationalism and freethinking in Kerala and in the larger global environment. Through EsSENSE’s publications, e-magazines, seminars, online media, and other collaborative platforms, they endeavor to develop rationalist thought, … Continue reading Impetus ‘18 – A Seminar on Rationalism, Atheism and Free Thinking by EsSENSE
This is the story of Thimakka…. She was born in Hoolikkal village in the district of Ram Nagar which is near to Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka. This mother gained international attention when she won National Citizenship Award in 1996 for her environmental conservation initiatives. Her fellow villagers fondly call her Salumarada Thimakka. … Continue reading The Story of Salumarada Thimakka
“You failed the degree?” my uncle asked me during the inauguration ceremony of my first office at my home town. “Why did you asked like that?” I enquired. “ If you have passed your degree, you could have got a good job! I'm wondering, why you have started a business?” he replied with a smile. … Continue reading Business Class – An Uneducated Class?
Late twenties is the most difficult stage for an ambitious adult, who doesn't want to get tied down, follow his passions, and live a life on his own. It is the time one struggles more in his career. Things get worse if he is an entrepreneur and trying to create a career on his own. … Continue reading My Take on Marriage & Why I’m not Taking it!
This is my ultimate reply (I don’t find any meaning in carrying on with an argument on a petty Facebook status) to Venkatesh Chakravarthy, the Dean of Direction and Screenplay Writing in Ramanaidu Film School at Hyderabad who is a noted film maker, playwright and an author, on my Facebook update: I'm sorry if my … Continue reading An Atheist’s Reply
Okay… Let me talk some common sense here. Ups and downs are norms in course of life. We can’t ask for only ‘ups’ in life. It never happens. We can’t block ‘downs’ from happening in our life. It is not possible. It is as if you go to stock market and buy a stock and … Continue reading Common sense
It’s heartbreakingly painful when your brother leaves to heavenly abode and after a few months your sweetheart leaves you for a better man… Pain is everywhere. You can’t ask for a break from that! It happens somehow, somewhere and from someone. Every day, at some moments, when we can’t get along with what we ought … Continue reading 48 Hours of Inspiration
A few months ago, when Rayson.K.Alex, the Principal Researcher briefed me about World Oral Literature Project and asked me to join, more than the international relevance of the project, I was attracted to the offer of staying inside jungle, having adventurous treks, camping and finally making a good documentary. Moreover, I found it interesting to … Continue reading World Oral Literature Project: An Internship Experience in Jungle.
The emergence of social networking sites and blogs has been a great boon to many of us. They help us to interact with friends, upload pictures, videos et al. I had my first online social networking experience with Orkut; it was way back in 2006. Today after 4 years, the Orkut ‘fever’ is over with … Continue reading Virtual Circus
Nearly a year ago, at midnight, I was coming back to Madras Christian College (MCC) from a small get-together along with my best buddies, Arun and Ben. They were boozed, as usual, and I was boozed in my own way―over drunk. After making fuzz with the security personnel at the entrance, we entered in to … Continue reading Please Forgive Me, William Miller…
“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand knows what your right hand is doing.” (Matthew 6:3) At times I feel that even Bible should get updated. If left hand doesn’t know what is going on with right hand, how can former improve itself? The latter’s deeds will also go … Continue reading Let Left Hand Know What Right Hand is Doing.