Author: visvak

Was Jinnah right?

Will a democracy with one vote for every citizen eventually, inevitably, put the minority at the mercy of the majority? Pakistani-American academic Akbar Ahmed says he wrote the 1998 film Jinnah because, among other reasons, he had […]

An internal disagreement among infidels

I’ve always had a problem with atheism. Not with atheists mind you; I’m usually more likely to get along with them than hardcore theists. This is, as the title suggests, more of an internal disagreement […]

On the difficulty of coming up with new ideas

It’s pretty hard to come with a completely original idea these days. It might be because almost all of the basic ideas, the low-hanging fruit, have already been thought of and anything that remains to […]