What’s for Dinner? A Look at Speciesism

(Co-Authored by Lakshmi Venkataraman, 5th year, NALSAR.) “The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham Is morality subjective? Yes. Yet, there are certain acts or behaviours that are deemed objectively morally unjustifiable by most societies today, such as killing, torturing, enslaving, etc., – even if…

Let It Rip.

All hail ye, Free Speech! Or rather, that speech which I agree with/can mildly tolerate/which doesn’t hurt my sentiments. Much has been written this week on free speech and its importance in promoting dialogue, on the value of protecting such speech. And yet, while the world is focused on what has been happening on the…

The Astonishing: Album Review

Dream Theater is a band known for high levels of technical proficiency, complex compositions often involving odd time signatures, and long anthemic works. All these elements of their music are present in this album, but they serve as tools to tell a fantastical story, complete with a cast of characters. The Astonishing is a true…

Of Bhangra, Bhatura, and (un)Burnt Calories

Monday, 7:00 A.M: I am ready to hit the gym! New semester, new me.  Starting today, I shall exercise every day and eat only nutritious food. Hello to the first day of my happy and healthy life! Monday, 4:30 P.M: Cereal for breakfast, roti-sabzi for lunch. I’ve been eating right all day. So maybe I…