Why Marvel Needs a Gimmick like Thor’s Sex Change

This week has been pretty exciting for super hero fans with some sense of gender equality because of the diversification in comic book heroes with Marvel announcing a female Thor and an American-African Captain America . These decisions have had their fans despite the apparent cause of the move being the commercial aim of attracting a…

Are we all just God’s Debris?

I found that I was compelled to ask myself a few questions after reading of this book. God’s Debris is a book by Scott Adams, whom you may have heard of as the creator of Dilbert. Here are a few of those questions: What exactly motivated God to create the world we know? What does knowing ‘everything’ even…

Move over, Ranjit Udeshi: The SC on Obscenity

The case of Aveek Sarkar v. State of West Bengal, decided on February 3, 2014, is a (liberal) step ahead by the Indian higher judiciary in interpreting obscenity. The criminal case, filed under sections 292 of the IPC and 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, was filed by a Kolkata-based advocate…

Ode to Dew

I want to listen to the music of the dew Listen like no one else has; To the drops playing, singing, laughing, living. I want to know what they might convey In their short lives Journeying from one leaf blade to another Mixing, scattering, joining and separating From their mates. Loving the world as it…