Babri Masjid Redux (just say no)

….Ram Pal who raises pigs, said, “We celebrated Holi and Diwali along with Christimas…..people were asking….If you’re a Christian, how can you be a Dalit?”…..danger is that the re-converts will seize the church and put up a temple…..“We will not let another church come up….there is no Christian left,” said Rajeshwar Singh…. …. … Just […]

The doctor has no heart

….the Indian-American physician….describes how the medical profession has become pitiless, mercenary…..money ripping vocation where doctors treat patients as revenue generators….keep patients in hospital longer than necessary….order needless tests….helping predatory pharmaceutical companies sell dangerous drugs……doctors are suffering from a “collective malaise” of discontent, insecurity, and immoderation…..  ….  … No no no no, we did not say […]

The United Colors of India

…..I am a Hindu, but that is an absurd thing to say….there is nothing like a Hindu…..I am a Brahmin….that doesn’t describe me either…..I am a Hindu in a broad way….Ganga is sacred, Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Upanishads have deep spiritual insights….All this I believe…..I believe what my ancestors believed, that is, there is not […]

Love Jihad: problem resolved

…recent case of Tara Shadeo…deceived by Ranjit Kumar Kohli into marriage….real name Raqibul Hasan Khan…..suggestion for the Muslim community….advocate a court marriage in the case of mixed couples….if a girl from another community is to enter a Muslim home….genuine effort to have a more enlightened approach…. …. ……. We are in complete agreement with Saba […]

“Its a jungle out there”

…..“You can’t see anything here at D-Chowk. The tear-gas is overwhelming……I have my shirt tied around my face, as do most of the other people who are still here…..This is madness, it’s a jungle out here”…..a Dawn reporter on Constitution Avenue described the melee that took place on Saturday night….. …. Its actually a war […]

Mission 5000

Everything in life needs a mission (and a vision) statement, even a humble blog like BP. When the old brownpundits “crashed and burned” we were very sad that such a wonderful meeting place of ideas is lost forever. We must thank the proprietors for bringing BP back into our lives. At that time the thought […]

India is a “sinful country”

…..families came forward after the cops approached them with the information provided by Arif’s father…..his idea of Islam and how the religion should be followed…..admonish those who listen to music and watch television…..frowns upon women who don’t wear a veil and work with men…… ….. Not just Arif Fayaaz Majeed who is reportedly killed in […]