Why right-wingers hate gay people

But when we talk about de-criminalising homosexuality, we are talking about love, aren’t we? We are not or should not be talking about sex. But unfortunately, people against gay relationships tend to think of a homosexual relationship as something carnal, a loveless activity.

Criminal candidates have an edge

Successive governments have tried to stop the leakage of money from government grants into the hands of goons and now it appears that the government’s attempts have made a dent. People standing for elections are finding it difficult to raise money. Earlier it was easy. Just syphon off money meant for the poor. Take this…

Systemised rape in India

India has become a rapist’s haven and if our country has been dubbed the rape capital of the world, today there is proof of it. Shelter homes for abandoned kids are being used like red light areas, with allegations that prominent members of society and politicians are frequenting them. These homes are not just dens…

Are you the type to get scammed?

Scams are a dime a dozen. People who get conned are often educated and  “smart.” The truth is that being educated is not a guarantee that you will be safe from scamsters. Your vulnerability is dependent on your personality, attitude, values and behaviour. An extensive survey was carried out by AARP about the difference between…

Is India becoming a criminal producing factory?

Two news items about systematic child abuse in child shelters, one in Bihar, and the other in Pune, shocked me. Dozens and dozens of kids had suffered a fate worse than death. I knew these things went on in child shelters – beatings, starvation, sexual assault and drugging of the kids. Even then, when I read…

Gau Rakshaks and criminality

Ever since PM Modi announced protection of cows, criminals have had a heyday. Normally, there should be no connection between cow protection and criminal behaviour. But whenever criminals (anywhere) see an opportunity they jump at it. Modi’s law to protect cows has given a criminal his golden opportunity. Now the criminal can don a mask…