Why does Republicans’ Outrage on the Pope Reminds One of Henry VIII?

Henry VIII's love for Catholicism during his early years was undeniable but when in May of 1533, his love life collided with the religious dictum of his time that flowed from the Church in Rome, his opposition to the Pope and the Roman Church was fierce.  For a simple belief in Papal authority, hundreds and thousands were burnt alive, tortured in the most unbelievable ways.  If belief is predicated on faith, then how could it take a u-turn so terribly inhuman?  Because belief is never sincere.  I … [Read more...]

Hinduism growing in Africa without Proselytizing

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated in Ghana

Interestingly, Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Ghana.  And no one is involved in the business of converting anyone.  Kwesi Anamoah, national president of the African Hindu Temple, discusses the spread of Hinduism within Ghana. "Today, there are 2,000 to 3,000 families worshipping all over the country which is a big increase from the 24 people who participated in the first-ever training camp in 1976 to become disciples.  We have not achieved this through the winning of souls as other … [Read more...]

Jiah Khan’s suicide: Cocooned, Sanitized lives which fret mental blues are a curse

Khan at Nokia Lumia 920 launch party (courtesy Wikimedia)

Jiah Khan, a buddying actress in Bollywood, was recently found dead in her apartment in Bollywood.  The 25-year old's body was found hanging in the apartment by her mother.  She had started her career in a very talked about movie, Nishabd, opposite Amitabh Bachchan.From such a heady start to a lady in personal ruin, would have been a very tough and terrible journey.  In the aftermath of her death, many details are coming out, which suggest that her main issue in life was love life and then re … [Read more...]

Water is NOT a Human Right (and other Outrageous nonsense) from Nestlé Chairman

There are a lot of nuts in the world out there, but this guy certainly takes the cake! He is Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who while interviewing for a documentary called  We Feed the World says "water isn’t a human right". (Hat tip: Puneet K.)Doesn't stop there... goes on further to become even more outrageous! He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says gene … [Read more...]

How a guy made a Bike out a car, when it broke down in the middle of Sahara, to come out of the desert

When adversity hits you, how do you react?  That is the most important ingredient for happiness and success in life.  This is a story of a guy who was stranded in the Sahara Desert with a broken down car.  But he used what he had to create something for himself to get out of that place.  Incredible story!! Read Quote of Christopher Reiss's answer to Life: What is the best thing that anyone has made? on Quora … [Read more...]