Social Reforms Versus Religious Reforms…. A Distinction !!!

There is a need to draw a line between Religious Reforms and Social Reforms.   By and large religion spills out in the society, creating a situation where social pressures are imposed upon those who are deemed inferior by the religion.   There is a dire need to fight for these reforms which bring about…

Is There a Need For Religious Reforms in India?

I have often wondered about people having issues with other people’s religions and cribbing about how religions should be reformed.   These thoughts comes to me everytime a Trupti is stopped from praying in a Shani Mandir or a Jamida is objected upon for leading the Friday prayers.   Should religion be reformed? Does it…

Bholu and the Haj Subsidy

Bholu Bhakt: Damn these Muslims have become quiet. Me: How come?   Bholu Bhakt: Today I went outside Khan Chacha’s chicken shop and shouted, “Modi Ji has cancelled Haj subsidy” Me: So?   Bholu Bhakt: I expected the Muslims outside there to start arguing about how bad this was for them. You know the usual…

“My Name Is Abdul”

He peered through the dim light, around his basement, at the four people hunched up on the floor below, as he sat on the single cot lined up by the wall. A middle aged man with a woman and two little girls. They were huddled in the corner, with the man putting his hands protectively…