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Thoughts on 24/11/2006

Christianity and Islam do not have caste system. Christians and Muslims who practise caste system go against their religions. In Christianity all are children of God. In Islam all are slaves of God.

India should not interfere in Sri Lanka. LTTE wants independent Tamil Eelam. Sri Lanka is opposed to it. No compromise is possible. Peace efforts are bound to fail. Humanitarian crisis is not the reason for interference. It is for the UN to interfere.

The situation in Iraq is getting worse by the day. The earlier the US led forces get out the better for them.

Barbara Bush’s purse and mobile phone were stolen in a restaurant in Buenos Aires in spite of the presence of secret service agents. What type of security the agents provide?

India were all out for 91 in 29.1 overs against S. Africa in Durban ODI and lost by 157 runs. Our batting is not good enough.

Pope Benedict XVI referred to St. Thomas as Apostle and not Apostle of India. He said St. Thomas preached Christianity in Western India. This has created a stir in Kerala where many Christians claim they are descendants of people who were converted by St. Thomas.

The resurgence of Taliban raises several questions. What was NATO doing? How Taliban got support in Pakistan? Why democracy has not become strong in Afghanistan?

In Bombay accidents take place and people who sleep on pavements die or get injured. Driving without observing speed limits and traffic rules can result in death and injury. Drunken driving is dangerous. Law regarding permits for drinking is not enforced. Legal age for drinking is 25 or 26 and it should not reduced. Pavements are not for sleeping. Contractors should not bring labourers from distant places and put them on pavements. Bombay Archdiocese should let law take its course. Getting involved in cases will divert its energies from its missions.

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