Bodhan was a Hindu Saint. A renunciate. He lived in the kingdom of Sikander Lodhi. In his great Secular moment, the renunciate said - Islam and Hindu Dharma are both equally acceptable to God if followed with sincerity. Very secular and very fair it would seem to many. However, Sikander Lodhi had him burnt alive. Because he had committed blasphemy. Bodhan was not the only Hindu Lodhi had killed, but the Saint symbolized in many ways the intolerance of Lodhi's Islamic sensibility in the man … [Read more...]
When Ram had defeated Ravan, the Demon king; Ram walked over and bowed to him as a person of immense knowledge. Albeit gone awry.If we are looking for Good vs Evil characterization of a fight, then it makes no sense for the "Good" to bow down to the "Evil". But in popular parlance, that is how Vijay Dashami or Dusshera is characterized. We are told its a fight between "Good" vs "Evil".. and the moral of the story is that "Good always wins".Ram's behavior at the end of the war says som … [Read more...]
“Flying Pakistani flag in US and Canada should be illegal”: What is Pakistan and where is it headed?
In this discussion, which started from the article of Tarek Fatah on why flying the Pakistani flag in Canada (on a Govt building during a function) was illegal to the history and reasoning of why and how Pakistan was formed. How the "Anglo-American Enterprise", as Tarek calls it, was instrumental in the formation of Pakistan. And it had nothing to do with Islam.He is writing a book which will touch upon why all the terrorism emanating from Pakistan and happening in other countries can be d … [Read more...]