Archive for September, 2006

Islam and the Non Muslims.

With the recent growth in terrorism and the terrorists claiming to be the flag bearers of the Islamic faith, a lot of questions are being raised about Islam as a religion. Vikas questions whether Islam is a peaceful religion. Confused asserts that Islam is not the real problem. And Nitin maintains that it is the […]

September 22, 2006 · Ajit · 29 Comments
Posted in: Islam, Politics, Terrorism

Vande Mataram And Jana Gana Mana

With the recent controversy on Vande Mataram, some people started wondering why did we choose Jana Gana Mana as our national anthem. One such instance is here at silkboard. Another one here at Amardeep’s Blog tries to analyze whether Tagore wrote this for King George or not. Interesting comments on both the blogs. Some even […]

September 19, 2006 · Ajit · 2 Comments
Posted in: India

School With No Teachers – School at Tuggalwala

To sir with love A girls’ college in Punjab where there are no teachers and where the students pay no tuition fees and are taught to abhor cheating in exams Yesterday on Dateline Punjab they had a story of a school that had no teachers! At first I couldn’t bellieve it but they had a […]

September 16, 2006 · Ajit · 7 Comments
Posted in: Education, India

What’s up with Vande Mataram?

Vande Mataram is a great song. It arouses patriotic feelings amongst most Indians but singing it or not is in no way an indication of patriotism or lack of it. One can argue that if in a country singing Vande Mataram is regarded as a symbol of patriotism, what’s wrong in singing it and showing […]

September 12, 2006 · Ajit · 29 Comments
Posted in: India