Silence of the Lambs

The human race has a violent history. Ruins around the world bear testament to countless wars fought and lives lost. There was a time mutilation and chopping off limbs were acceptable forms of punishment, and a fight to the death was a form of entertainment in some cultures. Now, things have changed; violence is a … Continue reading Silence of the Lambs

Survival of the Fittest

Anyone who has ever bought a plant from a nursery, watered it everyday and watched in dismay as it failed to thrive, knows that gardening isn’t easy. Even if you manage to grow a plant successfully, growing food is another ballgame altogether. Vegetables like bitter gourd and tomatoes grow like weeds but others are tricker. … Continue reading Survival of the Fittest

Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Sonu Nigam’s tweet last year regarding the use of loudspeakers during Azaan (the Muslim prayer) generated a storm of controversy. Various groups battled in support or against the singer, and it isn't hard to guess which group belonged to which faith. But in all this brouhaha let’s not overlook one important point: pollution, air or noise, has … Continue reading Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?