Manas Pandit

Western Culture Will End The Indian Right

Gori Chamdi’ Effect, translation: ‘romanticization of white people’. This term gets thrown around a lot whenever the impact of cultural globalization and Anglicization is discussed. It isn’t altogether surprising; 250 years of British Raj (Rule) tend to have that effect. It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that Indians tend to emulate ‘The West’. Our …

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Hate Speech Is Free Speech

The First Amendment of the American Constitution says that no law shall be made infringing on the right to freedom of speech. In contrast, the Indian Constitution, argues for ‘reasonable restrictions’ on freedom of speech. The American approach is better. Here’s why. We can all agree that some kinds of speech are abhorrent, and do …

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We’re All Wrong About Abortion

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in American politics today. Of the many different positions and arguments expounded, none can truly hold up to logical scrutiny, in my opinion.  My contention is that, all definitions of human life will be arbitrary, and when taken to their logical ends, will fall apart. Before we …

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A Series On Atheism: The Basics

Let’s talk about atheism and religion. I’m an atheist. Being so, I spend a fair bit of time looking at debates between religious apologetics and atheists. This accords me a great deal of familiarity with the major arguments proffered by apologists in defense of their beliefs. While doing so, I’ve noticed a disturbing similarity in …

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A Series On Atheism: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

Firstly, let’s address the supposed ‘best argument’ for theism. The Kalam Cosmological Argument of William Lane Craig fame, which can be stated succinctly as follows: All things that begin to exist have a creator. The Universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe has a creator. This argument sends a jolt through the spines of many …

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