In a world first, Singapore’s highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes (External Resource)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scroll_in/~3/d85mx54s3-s/in-a-world-first-singapores-highest-court-rules-that-parents-deserve-kids-with-their-genes My Comment: To be very frank, I too feel the facts of the case required some kind of compensation to be paid to the parents, who were expecting their child to be carrying their genes but were denied the same. However, at the same time, it starts the same debate of nature v. nurture. …

Thousands Of Trees Could Be Axed For Road To Gangotri – NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/thousands-of-trees-could-be-axed-for-road-to-gangotri-1675938 My Comment: This religious tourism in Uttarkhand will destroy the nature, especially under this new BJP government. You don’t need wide roads to enjoy nature. In fact, wide roads for automobiles is like destroying natural beauty with make up (or may be plastic surgery in this case). Anyways, why make the trek so convenient …

‘Yours is a midlist book’: Why writers never want to hear their publishers say this (External Resource)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scroll_in/~3/D1kt-xJU4SA/yours-is-a-midlist-book-why-writers-never-want-to-hear-their-publishers-say-this My Comment: Publishing a book has become very easy thanks to self-publishing, but what’s the point if nobody reads it. Traditional publishers have an advantage in selling books because of their access to media and resources, but some self-published authors like Amish Tripathi have shown it can be done. It seems the day is …

Early Hearing on Triple Talaq, But Privacy?

As far as I understand, Triple Talaq is an irretrivable breakdown of marriage. A similar clause is sought to be added under the Hindu Marriage Act after a long delay. So, I don’t understand how Triple Talaq becomes evil. Yes, the problem with Triple Talaq is that it gives power of the Judge to the …

In Re: Kapil Sharma’s Show

I was reluctant to comment on this for two reasons: first it is too frivolous a topic, and secondly there is a conflict of interest (I have personally interacted with Sunil Grover long ago in Bombay when he was nobody). Anyways, now it is more or less clear that it was just a marketing gimmick. …

In Re: CJI’s Observations on AADHAR

As per the news reports, the SC has observed that it can’t stop the government from making AADHAR mandatory for services like bank accounts, income tax returns, etc. This is because the earlier order of the SC bars AADHAR from being made mandatory only for government welfare schemes. Well…this is what the earlier order of …

Subramaniam Swamy’s Perversion

A mosque can be demolished, but not temple: Swamy http://tz.ucweb.com/3_1SM5F My Comment: How perverse a logic can get is reflected in Swamy’s arguments. He says a Temple can’t be demolished because the “God” resides in it, but a Mosque can be because it is just a convenience to offer worship. BTW, as per him, he …