Why?

It has been a really, really busy and sleepless week. But these are a few questions that ran through my mind during that little bit of free time that I had. Personally, I am behind the existing scheme of things in a few cases, but there is no harm in raising questions. So….

  1. When liquor and cigarettes are deemed safe enough for consumption, why are drugs banned?
  2. When the state has the right to take a person’s life (death sentence), why doesn’t a person have the right to take his own life?
  3. If politicians and government officials are public servants, why do they behave like our masters?
  4. If desire is the root of all evil, isn’t the feeling to have no desire a desire in itself? (A nice question asked by one of my English teachers back in school :) )
  5. If it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of color, creed or sex, why aren’t fairness creams (the advertisements of which openly tout that being fairer is better) banned?
  6. If the world is a global village, who is the village headman?
  7. If it is wrong to judge people by their looks, what is the point of wearing good dresses?
  8. If marriages are made in heaven, why do couples go through hell after marriage?
  9. If India is a secular country, why is a “Religion” column there in almost every form that you fill up to join a school or a college?
  10. If actions speak louder than words, why do we have most of our exams in written format?
  11. If “love comforteth like sunshine after the rain” (Lord Alfred Tennyson), “why does it always rain on me” (Travis) ? 😉

Thoughtful answers are welcomed. 😛