Of smokers and smoking

“I like Cigarettes; I like to think of fire held in a man’s hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his finger tips.” That’s how smoking is romanticized by Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged. As a thought it is powerful and beautiful. And as smokers point out it is their free choice made as free…

Purifying with incense

After the house has been cleaned and the morning bath before I sit to work I light some incense in the centre of my home. For most Indians it’s part of their daily worship. In shops and offices even in taxis and auto-rickshaws, the owners will light the customary incense stick, quickly mumble their morning…