Back to reading books

“I love reading”. This was my go to response when anyone asked me about my favourite pass-time. At that time, a few years back, it was true. Lately I had to update that a little[…]

Camping at Gandikota Fort

Purely due to the fact that everyone else in the group had better things to do, me and Anagh Padmanabhan decided to pack our tents, pick the telescope, grab a few sleeping bags and some[…]

Checkmate, Atheist!

One of the hardest part of being an outspoken atheist are the friends and wellwishers who comes up with the “gotcha / checkmate atheist” scenarios. The Einstein and his atheist professor fake story, the barber[…]

The ‘Culture’ of Burqah

Yes, burqah is a symbol of oppression, of male dominance, of patriarchy and of the sick concept that seeing a woman’s hair or skin drives men to “bad thoughts”, and the fact that the woman’s[…]

Cultural Diarrhoea

Let us look at it, a section of our population believes that we had an awesome culture. Their blood boils when ‘western influences’ are perverting this set of lofty values. Taking every argument at their[…]

Rambling..

They say that their relationship with god is personal. That it is a connection that is divine, but at an individual level. They say that their faith is unshakeable, all encompassing and the ultimate truth.[…]

Relationships 101

When two people decide to be together, they are in a relationship. ( D’uh, Relationship 101 ). They got two different ideologies, multiple points of view and for all practical reasons, two independent people. They[…]

Depression

When you know enough about depression and helplessness, acts like suicide can be seen in a new light. While the world rallies around to showcase the futility or the meaninglessness of that ‘selfish’ act, the[…]

Passing Basket Balls

How many ways can people pass basket ball? Here is a video that shows a group of people, passing two basket balls. Lets play a game. Lets count the number of times the two balls[…]

Dangal Dangal

Yes, I see what you mean when you say that in 3 Idiots, Aamir Khan condemned parents directing their children’s lives and in Dangal he celebrates it. There are a few differences, when you write[…]

Why am I an Atheist?

Yes, I do not believe in God, for the same reason as most of the believers  do. I am scared. I am really scared. I am scared because sometimes, wishes come true. Some self righteous[…]

Life as a Married Couple!

 I had loved her for 7 years on the day we got married. After that one year has passed. Married, couples, friends, licensed for “that” etc. It is almost the time when the older folks[…]

Oh Right, Gay Rights.

It is a funny thing, the human intellect. The same person who would discuss Non Newtonian Fluids with you, in the same breath would go all conspiratorial and say ” Pssst, I think he is[…]

Being Myself

Sometimes being an atheist is a confusing term to all the people who have difficulty in understanding that there are a set of people who do not subscribe to superstition. A set of non-logical pseudo-reasons[…]

I am Offended!

“I am offended”. Thrown out against anything that a person does not like, anything that voices opinions contradictory to theirs, anything that puts up an idea that invalidates theirs, anything that would put them and[…]

Woman…. Be Silent

Anyone else think it’s ironic when Christian women spout instructional and inspirational scriptures on Facebook and elsewhere? I saw several examples only yesterday, including a ditty from one friend (I’ll call her Julia) which read[…]

The Hapless Bikers

Yes, everyone recommends biking, they all call it the environment friendly, healthy and albeit slower mode of personal transport. Countries work hard to include biking into their city planning. Lanes for bikers, racks for transporting[…]

What the Hill!

It was decided at 8PM the previous night to do a ride the next day. The route chosen was on my mind for a long time. Ilaveezhapoonjira. The one place in Kerala that gets maximum[…]

Stay at Goa

Its one thing to know that your cousin got a place in Goa that you can stay with friend when you head there. It is totally another thing when you enter the house and you[…]

The Pride Ride

There are times when we have to sit back and let the shit blow over, there are times when you have to face the shit with open helmets and get the grime all over your[…]

Get a F*cking Car Seat!

As someone who has not yet decided on whether or not to have kids, sometimes how mothers and fathers taking ‘care’ of children appalls me. There is a reason why vehicles got seat belts. But[…]

What if we are wrong?

What if we are wrong ? It is an obvious question to ask, to both the atheists and the religious. What if we are wrong? I know what you believer  would say about me being[…]

Meter Jam? Really?

I have seen this common trait in Indians, we love Discounts. We love to bargain. We will buy cheap goods at exorbitant prices if they double the price and then give a 40% discount. ([…]

Afterlife!

What is afterlife? When we die and our soul goes to some extra terrestrial place or dimension? When our soul, which came from God, goes back to God, if you are a good guy, or[…]

Politics of Education!

When the world was ready to accept just literates into the complex fold of running a country or working as a public servant, our society shunned education. When everyone is literate, the spectrum of being[…]

The Purpose of Our Lives

Waking up everyday morning, drinking hot coffee from a tall mug, glancing through the news paper, yelling for who ever is using the bathroom to get out, showering , changing and getting out, another day[…]

Ghosts

Every man in this world has a ghost story to tell. Personal experiences are few, but ” this happened to my friend”, “when my uncle went to ..” ” do you know what THEY say[…]