Choosing Between Evils

Jaya and Vijaya were gatekeepers at Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu. They once stopped the preeminent sages Sanaka and brothers from entering the Lord’s chamber and, by their unuttered curse, were cast down into the mortal realms to be born as Asuras. When Lord Vishnu petitioned the kind souls to forgive his servants, the sages said […]

Significance of national symbols are less than the importance of life, liberty and dignity of individual citizens

Relevance and Significance of National Symbols

The recent controversy around someone refusing to shout “Bharat Mata ki Jai” reminded me of an incident sometime back, when a family was reportedly harassed in a theater because they did not stand up for the national anthem. It is bad enough to have a legal requirement to play the national anthem at every screening, and it is absolutely outrageous for […]