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(Review of The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Donigner, Rating 4*/5*)   In his book, the ‘The God Delusion, Richard Hawkins debated about the undeserved respect given to religious issues. This, very same undeserved respect is responsible for the genuine resistance, this book has met. It is undeserved because no religion or belief can…

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(Review of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel ‘The Idiot’, 5*/5*) An ideal idiot Most of my favorite characters are either pure evil or complex anti-hero type; the stereotype Mr. Goody-two-shoes has never appealed to me; however Prince Muishkin, the idiot in the novel, is now going to be an exception. He has suffered from idiocy due to epilepsy…

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(Review of ‘Dream of a Ridiculous Man’ , a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – 5*/5*) “Only perhaps in our children, in their earliest years, one might find, some remote faint reflection of this beauty.” Do you remember losing that treasured innocence that we were born with? that old childish ‘innocence’ (there might be a better…

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Rajnath Singh’s statement “Because of the rampant misuse of the word (secularism), there have been instances of tension in the society” was second most hilarious thing I have heard this week. The biggest misuse in recent times has been of words ‘Hinduism’ and quote ‘Bhartiya Sanskriti’ (the phrase never stops being funny) – we all know who…

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(Review of ‘The Sound and the Fury’ , a novel by William Faulkner 5*/5*) “Caddy smelled like trees.” There is a bollywood movie Gujarish about an ex-magician who meets an accident and is now suffering paralysis from neck down for several years. Finally he requests an amendment in law to make Euthanasia legal, so that…

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