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Where Republican Christians are wrong in opposing gay marriage

The following is an EXCERPT from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason (pictured at right). Buy it at Amazon If you ask Republican Christians why they wage a political battle against gay marriage, many of them will respond by saying, “B...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jan 18, 2015

Be Vigilant... For Everyone's Sake!

Crude Bombs Recovered From Delhi Bound Gondwana ExpressBE VIGILANT! "A bag containing eight crude bombs was found on Sunday inside the Gondwana Express which runs between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi, officia...
by Reflections on Jan 12, 2015

A Hard Look At We, The People

In the previous article, we took a look at the concept of values from a psychological perspective : Life's Challenges : Are You Rough, Or Are You Tough?. Let us take a small peek at the definition and concept of the term Values from the perspect...
by Reflections on Jan 11, 2015

The Axis Of Evil In Contemporary Indian Society

The Axis Of Evil is a term of World War 2 vintage, used to denote the Axis Powers led by Germany. At the outset of this post, let me proffer my apologies for using this term for the present article; if any feelings are hurt, please accept my apologie...
by Reflections on Jan 4, 2015

Why the Republican “Obamacare Funds Abortion” lie should not deceive Christians

As the Republicans take control of both houses of Congress while simultaneously bringing yet another anti-Obamacare case before the Supreme Court, conservative Christians are regaining their enthusiasm for abolishing the Affordable Care Act. And the...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Dec 27, 2014

The not so private lives of our politicians

Over the years, I’ve heard many politicians complain that their private lives should be left private and not become the subject of public discussion. And, of course, for decades the news media has respected those wishes, leaving out of their report...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Dec 23, 2014

Why is Industry Minister James Moore offering cheaper toys, but not cheaper food?

The federal government has announced plans to narrow the gap between prices in Canada and those charged in the United States, for the same items. Federal Industry Minister James Moore, today at a Toronto toy store, proposed a new price transparency a...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Dec 9, 2014

Secularism : Modern India and Pseudo-Secularism

This is the second and concluding part of the article series on Secularism. The first part can be found here : SecularismIn the first part, we have seen the development of the two principal communities : Hindus and Muslims, albeit in a shortened...
by Reflections on Dec 4, 2014

Secularism... The Historical Perspective

There is a very interesting narrative, or a series of questions that are being raised in some random media articles and social media updates : that of secularism in India, and how the appeasement of minorities is a signal that we are not really secul...
by Reflections on Dec 3, 2014

Is the mess in Ottawa further proof neither Mulcair or Trudeau is ready to be PM?

If one listened only to opposition leaders, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau, one would get the impression Canada and our economy were headed to hell in a handbasket.Fortunately, most of us rely on multiple sources before forming an opinion on Canad...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Nov 7, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi: who knew and when did they know?

Allegations of violent sexual conduct of the former host of the CBC Radio show Q,  Jian Ghomeshi, have raised questions about the standard of morality in place at the national broadcaster.Mr. Ghomeshi has hosted Q since 2007 and is among the CBC...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Nov 5, 2014

Women...Wives... and Men!

This is the 14th article in the culture seriesA business meeting - and a pointed comment or observation by a business person {well, ok - a man} that deserves a mention... "Men will look for 6000 - 8000 Rs Phones for their wives, but go for a 50000 va...
by Reflections on Oct 30, 2014

Do We Really Want Change - 3: The Hard Reality

This is the 3rd part of the articles : 1) Do We Really Want Change2) Our Cultural History Of ToleranceIn the first part, we looked at our gullibility, and our tendency fawning & hero-worship of personalities, juxtaposed against our...
by Reflections on Oct 28, 2014

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Lucy (Lib) and Linus (Not Lib) Discuss Politics (Cartoons)

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by The Political Commentator on Oct 19, 2014

Do We Really Want Change {Part-2} : Our Cultural History Of Tolerance

This is the 4th article in the reality series, and is the second part of the article Do We Really Want Change?The sad reality of growing intolerance is readily seen in Modern India in any number of facets of Modern Life. While it can b...
by Reflections on Oct 18, 2014

Linus and Lucy Discuss Politics (Cartoons)

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by The Political Commentator on Oct 18, 2014

Bol (2011) Trailer

BolBol (Urdu: بول‎ meaning Speak), is a 2011 Urdu-language social drama Pakistani film written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor.Watch the Trailer!A female convict on death row, her last wish is to...
by Film trailers World on Oct 9, 2014

Reality Series - 3 : Do We Really Want Change {Part 1}?

Do we, as a nation and as a people, do we really want positive change? Do we Indians really want to tackle the ills that plague our society, our polity; thereby creating an even more vibrant and forward looking society than we currently have? And do...
by Reflections on Oct 4, 2014

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Or Clean India - Does It Meet The Problem?

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, just launched by our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi is the in thing nowadays; everyone - well, almost - is interested and full of praise for this effort, which is beyond even a shade of doubt a very praiseworthy initiativ...
by Reflections on Oct 2, 2014


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