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Love is a Better Master than Duty*

The recent vicious rape and assault of a 23 year old physiotherapy student in New Delhi has caused rioting and outrage in India. A policeman injured in the rioting has died and most Indian politicians seem to be distancing themselves from … Continue reading

Stranger Danger

Have you ever sat into a stranger’s car by accident?  I’ve done it lots of times. I spent most of my life thinking it was commonplace – thinking that it happened to everybody – until I told my sister a … Continue reading

The Future is Made from Wishes

When I first saw this I didn’t think I’d post it as I have posted so much – so many links, so many articles, so many videos – on the importance of the education of girls and the development of … Continue reading

War Happens

Martha Gellhorn, was a famous American war correspondent who covered most of the major wars of the 20th century.  At every war and conflict, from the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s to the Vietnam War in the ’60s and 70′s, … Continue reading

Don’t Stamp on the Seedling…

The Kony 2012 campaign has caused a huge stir in the world. Is it good? Is it bad? Are we being fooled? Are the organisers just manipulating us so they can make lots of money? Is it foolishly idealistic? I’m … Continue reading

Justice v. Vengeance – A Work in Progress?

What is the difference between justice and vengeance? Does it really matter? Won’t vengeance redress the karmic balance anyway? Surely an eye for an eye or tit-for-tat = reciprocity? Won’t that suffice? What does vengeance bring us? (It must bring … Continue reading