Beginning Again Aug 22, 2019

For the last few years, I was desperate enough to get out of the rut of liking tweets and bookmarking websites. A blog allows a bit more context to my thoughts.

So why did I stop blogging here earlier?

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Law Enforcement Was Not Supposed to Be Easy Jul 26, 2013
Touch-of-Evil-Orson-Welles

In this day and age of the surveillance state, a quotation worth remembering from the legendary Orson Welles over 50 years back.

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The correct and relevant context within the Supreme Court judgement on Afzal Guru's death sentence Aug 30, 2011 For a long time, I have been reading articles from various sources (and not just Arundhati Roy’s) about how Afzal Guru’s death sentence given by Supreme Court of India was a gross miscarriage of justice. ...
After 61 years, Ambedkar's Fears for India Are Still Valid Aug 26, 2010 I really like the eloquence of B. R. Ambedkar. 61 years ago, on November 26, 1949, he gave his concluding speech as the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee on the floor of the Constituent Assembly. ...
Quitting organized religion Aug 18, 2010 Anne Rice, author of vampire books (like the book Interview with the Vampire on which the Tom Cruise starred movie of the same name was based) and other religion inspired ones, publicly announced her decision to quit Christianity a few days back. ...
GM crop escapes into the American wild Aug 10, 2010 From GM crop escapes into the American wild : Nature News: A genetically modified GM crop has been found thriving in the wild for the first time in the United States. ...
Comment on General Kayani’s extension Jul 26, 2010 Interesting analysis of Pakistan army chief’s recent “extension” at Filter Coffee: Yet, of all the 14 chiefs of army staff to have served Pakistan, only one man holds the distinction of having commanded both Pakistan’s premiere intelligence agency, the ISI, and the Pakistani army. ...
The fallacy of being in an advanced time Jul 23, 2010 They call the past years as more primitive, and the present as modern, a more advanced time. But am curious, exactly which aspect of your life is getting better with time? ...
Guilty till proven innocent Jun 24, 2010 Govt plans ordinance against honour killings The law minister wants a new section in the IPC to define such crimes. The ordinance would also amend the Evidence Act to put the onus of proof on the accused. ...
The Institutionisation of Fear May 17, 2010 Just read this awesome essay by Bruce Scheneier about the fundamentally broken way in which security policies and management is being done in the countries of today. Most of the folks in charge of security are trying to base their measures and policy around the worst case scenario. ...