Tagged with “Gods”

Animals and gods: Indian paradox

Menaka Gandhi (Island)  India was not always this cruel. In spite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was, by and large, a peaceful country where people lived together with animals and respected their lives. All this has changed in the last 50 years. Now animals are either a nuisance, or … Continue reading

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Gods, demons and politicians

Gods, demons and politicians (Island Editorial) People’s subservience to politicians is cringingly embarrassing in this part of the world. It was only the other day that a newly appointed SLFP organiser knelt and worshipped President Maithripala Sirisena after receiving his appointment letter. During the Rajapaksa administration, too, such pathetic sights were common. Ancient kings were … Continue reading

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