Whoever Fights Monsters …

I was one of Narendra Modi’s biggest fans. I supported his candidature as the prime minister of India years before he became the phenomenon during the 2014 general elections in India. I can honestly claim that to the extent that I could I even worked indirectly for the Modi campaign. Sadly, I am no longer … Continue reading Whoever Fights Monsters …

Sardar Patel, Power, Persuasion and Statue

The Sardar Patel statue, also called "The Statue of Unity" which is to be unveiled tomorrow Oct 31st, is the biggest statue in the world at 182 meters tall. Built at the cost of Rs 3000 crores, it must be impressive to behold because of its sheer size. It is supposed to represent unity of … Continue reading Sardar Patel, Power, Persuasion and Statue

Shourie’s Address at Mumbai on 12th September

A number of Rotary Clubs of Mumbai had invited Shri Shourie to address them on the evening of Wednesday 12th Sept, 2018 at the Yacht Club in Colaba. The following is a report of what he said. I lay out the main points. I believe I have faithfully recorded the ideas.  For the record, I … Continue reading Shourie’s Address at Mumbai on 12th September

The Catholic Church is Force for Good in the World

I love a good debate, and naturally so because I am the argumentative kind. Most of all, I like debates centered around religion.. The line dividing the opposing sides is sharp, and the positions irreconcilable. I delight in the skewering that monotheism takes in them. A superb example of that is the intelligence2 debate in … Continue reading The Catholic Church is Force for Good in the World

Neam Chimpsky

OK, enough of Noam Chomsky. His brilliant theories of human language structure and generative grammar holds one's attention only for so long before boredom descends. His opinions on politics is mildly amusing but his take on economics is totally wacko. Let's move on to the chimpanzee named after him, Neam Chimpsky (1973 – 2000). Nim, … Continue reading Neam Chimpsky

Hayek on Liberty

18 Hayek Quotes That Show the Importance of Liberty by Gary M. Galles May 8th marked Friedrich Hayek’s birthday. Called “the most prodigious classical liberal scholar of the 20th century,” Milton Friedman explained his importance: Over the years, I have again and again asked fellow believers in a free society how they managed to escape … Continue reading Hayek on Liberty