One thing has been bothering me intensely since this whole new media campaign decrying the rape incidents and petitioning for better laws. The term of rapist is applied to the whole male sex. There are men who suffer from sexual harassment and have also been raped, facing an even greater social stigma.

Would it not be better to ask the question “Why do rapists rape?”
Just a thought – not a discussion on political correctness.

The Vedas and the creation of the world

In the last post in this series I took a look at the Indus valley and its gods. The reasons for the demise of the Indus valley are still debated, but it is widely believed that the migration patterns of the Aryan people bought them down into the green valleys of the Indus and beyond. The Aryans were hunter gatherers and drove herds of animals with them. The greener & warmer pastures of the belt between the Indus and the Ganges, had these people become farmers and planters and settle down in these regions.  Continue reading “The Vedas and the creation of the world”

Small space garden and two dogs

Three ripe tomatoes on a vine.
These plants are my pride and joy!

I have small blossoming gardens on my apartment balconies. This is my favourite one, next to my kitchen. The tomatoes are growing well and the basil and parsley are thriving. The sage and oregano have started sprouting and the flowers are blooming. 🙂 

I just have to ensure that the dogs don’t eat my herbs which they are very fond of doing.

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Link : 64-bit Firefox for Windows should be prioritized

The Mozilla foundation is de-prioritising the development work on 64bit version of Firefox for Windows. This is a good article which points out why not, while also explaining the benefits of 64bit browsers. It does make me think however – that browsers these days are fundamentally broken.

Source: Ars Technica. | 64-bit Firefox for Windows should be prioritized, not suspended

Early civilisation and the first Gods

The bronze age of man bought with it a more organised religion than which was practiced in the stone age.  The great civilisations of the period, – Ancient Egyptian in Africa, Mesopotamia in Central Asia and the Indus Valley Civilisation in north India – developed the first thought forms of the Godhead, the beginnings of religion. Their beliefs evolved slowly over the centuries and gradually developed into a comprehensive world view shared by the people.  Continue reading “Early civilisation and the first Gods”