Author Archives: HEMRAJ SINGH



HEMRAJ SINGH

The Eyeball Killer of Texas – II: Albright Is Guilty?
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The Eyeball Killer of Texas – II: Albright Is Guilty?

The police obtained a warrant for Albright’s arrest and had his house at Oak Cliff in  El Dorado raided after midnight on March 22, 1991 by the elite tactical squad. They placed a call on the house to ensure that Albright was at home when they raided. When a male responded to the call, they moved in by smashing a window and hurling stun grenades...

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15 May 2016
The Eyeball Killer of Texas – I: Flipping Needle of Suspicion
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The Eyeball Killer of Texas – I: Flipping Needle of Suspicion

The case of Texas Eyeball Killer, which is how the killer is generally referred to in popular media, is not included in most of the books and articles written on serial killers because despite being suspected of three murders, the alleged killer was finally prosecuted, convicted and sentenced for just one. When, on December 13, 1990, the kids first came across the almost nude body...

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15 May 2016
TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: Powered by Kusum ‘Datto’ Sangwan
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TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: Powered by Kusum ‘Datto’ Sangwan

Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) returns to Kanpur with her husband, Manu (R. Madhavan) left behind in a mental institution in London. Oddly, the husband lands in the asylum straight from what appears to be a marriage counseling session where he loses his temper over his wife’s provocatively blatant lies to the board of counselors. But getting angry — even very angry — is no medical anomaly...

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20 Sep 2015
WOH CHHOKRI: Misfortune in Excess
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WOH CHHOKRI: Misfortune in Excess

A terrifying knock at the door of a young girl (Pallavi Joshi) sleeping alone in her small hut in a thickly populated ghetto with similar huts all around sends shivers down the spine of the young girl, whose mother has gone away to meet the girl’s father (Paresh Rawal) on the girl’s adamant insistence fuelled by the tenacious hope that the man – now a...

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04 Sep 2015
The ‘Protagoras Paradox of the Court’ Is A Non-Starter
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The ‘Protagoras Paradox of the Court’ Is A Non-Starter

This little story — also called ‘Paradox of the Court’ — keeps coming up in different versions all the time and even lawyers find it baffling, which I find quite strange. After having been asked the solution over and over again, when the same problem was sent over to me by a student once again today, I decided to write my response and publish it....

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08 Aug 2015
Lord Krishna and the Amorality of  Wartime Tactical Decisions
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Lord Krishna and the Amorality of Wartime Tactical Decisions

Reins in hand, Lord Krishna brought the chariot carrying Arjuna to the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Arjuna was uneasy and asked Lord Krishna to take the chariot to the centre of the battlefield from where he could see both the armies. Lord Krishna knew that before the epic clash began, he would have to fight his own battle against Arjuna’s very human vacillation, natural in such...

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25 Jun 2015
Lord Krishna and adherence to the Dharma
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Lord Krishna and adherence to the Dharma

Lord Krishna is very understandably not regarded as a normal human being, but he is also not regarded as a normal or ordinary God or just another incarnation of God. He is considered extraordinary in godliness and as the most complete incarnation of God possible, mythologically speaking. This is another reason why every intellectual inquiry into the rationality or morality of his actions is responded...

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25 Jun 2015
Lord Krishna and Jarasandha: Legitimacy of Annexation
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Lord Krishna and Jarasandha: Legitimacy of Annexation

Attired as Brahmins, Lord Krishna, Bhima and Arjuna presented themselves before Jarasandha, who was not mislead by the dressing and could sense that the trio did not look like Brahmins in the least. When he expresses his doubt, Lord Krishna speaks thus: O king, know us for Snataka Brahmanas. Brahmanas and Kshatriyas and Vaishyas are all, O monarch, competent to observe the vow of Snataka....

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25 Jun 2015
Lord Krishna and Jarasandha: Self-preservation and War
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Lord Krishna and Jarasandha: Self-preservation and War

To understand the philosophy of Lord Krishna, it is imperative to have a close look at his life and what all he stood for. The first major political event in the life of Lord Krishna occurred when he killed his maternal uncle, Kansa. For slaying of Kansa there were many reasons, personal and political, both. Kansa was an unjust king who had begotten the throne...

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25 Jun 2015
Salman’s Continual Tryst with the Law
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Salman’s Continual Tryst with the Law

The sporty, ever-exercising lover boy of Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) who could pull a punch or two if the need be turned into a Baaghi (1990) for love almost immediately after. It was smooth sailing for many years thereafter. But by the time he was family-loving boy swearing Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) some nine years later, he was also hunting Chinkaras, an endangered species...

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25 Jun 2015
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