Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bandaje Arabi and Ballal Rayan Durga - January 2011


Going Nowhere 3 - Bandaje Arabi and Ballal Rayan Durga

Location: India>Karnataka>Dharmasthala>Ujire
Trek Date: January 15-16, 2011
Trek Organizer: Ravi S Ghosh
Trek Participants: Jayanthy, Nayeem, Rekha, Sriram, Vimal, Raj, Ravi, Sourav, Veena, Gopal, Arasu, Lakshmikanth, Srinivas, Jinu.
Details of the trek: Trekwiki
GPX File: Yet to be published.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dosa and Morality - How religion fails to preach morality

Courtesy: Wikimedia 

No one likes to have dosa which is not straight out of the tava and so, no one minds to wait in queue when it is severed hot. The queue is generally a tad long for it as the entire office rushes to the cafeteria at exactly nine and they have to be served one at a time. People here are generally lazy and enjoy the conversations while in queue. However, few individuals would rather like to pass their time standing outside the queue and are at times in hurry to bypass it.

On such a Friday morning, two devoutly religious colleagues joined me at the end of such a queue.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Drunken Religion


The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.

– George Bernard Shaw