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God’s own canvas

A cloudy and overcast evening in Bahrain. The rain is falling – ever so lightly – but the weather is heavenly – the winter has not yet gone while the terrible summer seems a long way away. This is the bonus weather to enjoy for as many days as it’s around – because the “griller’…

On God’s and men

This youngster is just one of the scores who are routinely seen on the streets of any city in India – seeking alms in the name of religion. They are dressed as ‘bhakts’ (devotees) of various Gods and Goddesses but, more often than not, are just ‘fly by night’ operators, out to make a fast…

God (Damn) Men

So now, finally, we have the son on the run! Of course, I am talking about Nairan Sai, the infamous son of an infamous Asaram. While it was only a matter of time that he, too, fell into the police trap, what I am astounded with is that for so many years, the father-son duo…

Bless You, God

I keep wondering why we always complain about the things we have and what we want to have. We are always in the ‘rat race’ of being someone other than what we are. Half the time we seem dissatisfied. Fat people want to be slim, skinny people want to put on weight, the poor want…

Gods Must be Crazy

I was intrigued at these online images of so-called God men and women, reportedly with a following of hundreds of thousands in India and all over the world. For the world of me, I cannot imagine what is wrong with people that they have to go to these con artists to speak about their lives…

Shame Game

The ongoing cricket scandal in India is not only an insult to thousands of youngsters like these at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park who consider the game their religion and their passion but also to the countless millions who make players heroes, even God. It’s a shame the depth and extent of the scandal now threatens to…