Evolution of the English language

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known […]

In the name of love

Love has many different meanings in many different contexts. But does this broad term encompass vandalism, robbery, arson, murder, terrorism? Many would disagree; many did just all this in the name of love. Someone made a blasphemous video insulting Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.); this ignited the sentiments of the Muslims and resulted in attacks on the […]

Award Ceremony 2012 Speech

The following is the text of the speech I delivered at the Award Ceremony 2012, at St. Michael’s Convent School. The main theme of the speech was why I had decided to do my A Levels from St. Michael’s Convent School. Respected Principal and Deputy Principal, Honorable Parents and Teachers and my fellow students. Welcome […]

Positive Thinking

Following is the text of my speech on Friday, 10th August 2012 before the Assembly of students at St. Michael’s Convent School. The speech was titled ‘Positive Thinking’, was a part of my personal effort to reduce, if not eradicate negativity and negative thinking from my fellow students’ minds. Respected Deputy Principal, teachers and my […]

Persistent Vegetative State

Should a patient in Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) be disconnected from his/her life support system? Is it fair that a person, who might have survived be sentenced to death? Is it fair that money be spent to keep the body of a person alive, who is otherwise no more alive than dead, rather than the […]