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- Archives: April 2006
- Hypocrisy Surrounding Virginity
This is sad but true, in India even today, virginity somewhat seems to be directly proportional to one's character.
- With a Grain of Salt: On the Contrary, Oil and Water Can and Do Mix!
The coming challenge of managing both oil and water at the same time.
- Don't Call Mommy a Bitch, and Eat That Fruit
If we think the government is getting too nanny-ish for our liking, what do we have to say about our television channels?
- Nepal Supreme Court Says Infertile Women Aren't Damaged Goods
A progressive judiciary may hold its end of the bargain but for modernity to set in, people need to be progressive in their thinking.
- CD Review: Naked On Main Street Tracie Morgan
Tracie Morgan is one secret that needs to be blabbed all over North America.
- Middle Management in America and Outsourcing
In India the brief for middle managers is to make it happen no matter what and do whatever it takes; in the US they are
- When Prayers Attack
The recent study by Benson et. al. suggests other people's prayers for your welfare could be harmful to your health.
- Movie Review - Basic Instinct 2
An inferior sequel with plenty of stupid dialogue that rests too heavily on the star's sex appeal.
- An Interview With Saurav Ganguly - Goodbye To Cricket?
Let me get this straight. So essentially you are saying that you have retired from international cricket?
- Book Review: How to Curse in Twenty Languages by Casey Piacine
Might as well be called "How to Win Enemies and Alienate People".
- Sonia Gandhi Returning to Italy
She has a lot to look forward to, and misses the cuisine.
- Breaking News: George Clooney's Presidential Ambitions
Actor to run for president in 2008
- Good News India: A Step in the Right Direction, But is it Enough?
In all we still reek as much of exotica as we did two hundred years ago and do precious little to change that.
- Canadian Politics Does Not Need April Fools Day
There is no need for April Fools' posts...Canadian politics, is a strange enough place on its own.
- Offshoring : Look Beyond Bangalore - Chennai Rated Most Attractive
Indian Offshoring is not to be equated just with Bangalore. Few other cities hold more potential and shows lot more promise.
- Naomi Campbell: Somebody Gonna Get Hurt Real Bad
You've reached Naomi Campbell: Please Hold the Phone.
- A Dangerous Measure from the Sri Lankan Army
President Rajapakse in his zeal to fight the LTTE is unfortunately taking a short-sighted approach perhaps falling for the trap set by Pakistan.
- Book Review: Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
They loved each other greatly. Most people experience love, without noticing there is anything remarkable about it.
- Upgrading Bombay
Bombay is undergoing a fairly extensive facelift in the infrastructure front.
- crown of roses and thorns
a black and white cross
- Celebrity Face
To have one's identity hi-jacked by a celebrity face seems to be a cruel punishment of destiny.
- Passing Mr Blame Hat: The Mad Hatters Party apna India Style
Maybe we in India should erect such a statue at every street corner and in every home and heart.
- Where Should Loners Shop?
Alternative solutions for shopping for people who hate malls.
- Movie Review: Howl's Moving Castle or Hauru no ugoku shiro
A simple tale of a girl and a boy searching for identity in a world gone mad.
- Darrell Hair Receives Death Threats?
Zainub Razvi asks - have death threats caused Darrel Hair to step down from umpiring a test?
- Cow Corner: Inzi or Younis Khan?
Will you back the head or the heart? What when gut feeling comes into the picture? Zainub Razvi analyzes the Pakistan Captaincy issue.
- Giving Thanks
When someone compliments you...say thank you - to both the compliment and to your gift that inspired the compliment.
- Book Review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
He cannot escape the fact that he is the only simple-minded soul in a mean world.
- Reverse Culture Shock?
It is all about me, me and only me attitude that is pervasive all over.
- Venezuela: Where Men were an Afterthought!
He did not quite care for President Chavez and he was wondering if only they could have Mahatma Gandhi as their president!
- Missing By More Than A Whisker
The dot-com boom was fuelled by irrational exuberance where nerds like Pritha took their show on the road without an iota of business smarts.
- Matchmaking Evolution
What is to say that "the one" was not lost in our misguided exercise of free will ?
- Boycott Indian Cricket? It's About Time
Is it about time the Indian Cricket fan let his voice be heard.
- Blogcritics on Immigration
Immigration has boiled over as a hot topic once again in North America.
- Interview: Sanjeev Bikhchandani, CEO of Naukri.com
Spam has featured prominently in our meetings for the last several weeks.
- Wardrobe Malfunction - An Investigation
Don't hound these girls. They just don't have the energy to handle all your questions.
- Duck, Man, Duck!
Words express, emote, soothe, guide, communicate. Pearled together, they effectively transform thoughts and intents.
- The Indian Attitude Toward Sex? We'd Rather Be Born Immaculate!
Indians are a sexually suppressed lot.
- Museums: The Old And The New
(Museums)are not just for entertainment; they are for studying and learning
- Magic - An Adventure To Remember
Sometimes a simple evening with friends can become an adventure to remember
- Prevention Zealotry
Children like J were being treated like manufactured goods on an effective preventive maintenance schedule
- Listmania: Who You See at the Nightclub
The free time gave me the chance to notice the people around that I'm sure most of you can relate to in every desi club
- A 'Titanic' Moment in Halifax
"Yes, that's a tribute to the people on the Titanic who didn't make it. Look, here's someone you should have heard of."
- Two Faced Politicians
Once elected to power the politicians begin to suffer an acute bout of amnesia that no physician could cure.
- The Best Laid Plans of Condi Rice
After last month's paradigm shifting announcement of the US-India nuclear agreement, we still have to wait to see what shakes out.
- The Western Knowledge Edge
Most of the people in the world remain out of knowledge loop and are off the information grid. This may not give a long lasting
- Long Live Pakistan!
We don't want a strong and belligerent enemy on our western borders, but we don't want a fragmented and crumbling state either.
- Actor Govinda Starring in 'Phekoo No. 1'
Frankly, now-a-days no one gives a damn about him, so anybody else in his shoes would grab this opportunity for crying out loud.
- Mother Teresa : Savior Or Exploiter?
Mother Teresa inspired many to follow her, and her work eventually expanded to many other parts of the world.
- Saint Dr. M.P Singh, Saint Dhirubhai Ambani and Mother Teresa
How many Saints does India Need?
- Succeeding on The Edge
What gives us Indians an edge in this world is a paradoxical ability.
- The Delta-Smart Air Hostess
"No, I speak English, but I don't understand English."
- Reading Between the Lines
Reading between lines, comments and posts - Desicritics proves to be a vibrant community formed by the online alter egos of its contributors.
- Trust a Woman?
Yet one crooning voice, one lingering kiss / Makes a man crawl, forgo every care.
- And the Blooker Goes To...
From Blog to Book - the Blooker prize celebrates new hybrid literary form.
- Manu Sharma, Sunil More and the Indian Justice System
A brief study in contrast between the Jessica Lall case and the case where a constable raped a 17 year-old girl in Mumbai.
- CD Review: New Used Car Sue Foley
...has a great passion for the music...it doesn't come across in her playing on this disc.
- Free Downloadable Open Source Software CD for Windows
Download this free cd-rom ISO image of Windows-based open source software that has Linux equivalents.
- Pretend Relationships - ImaginaryGirlfriends.com
This defies categorization - it is not even a virtual relationship where both parties are mentally engaged to each other.
- Nuclear Deal: Countering The FA(llaciou)S Arguments
Does the FAS, well aware of the greenhouse gas effects, still want India to burn even more fossil fuels?
- Chappell Should Get the Benefit of Doubt
It's unclear where Chappell is taking the team, but he should get a fair go.
- Rakesh Sharma, Rajeev Goswami: Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Log
They shot to fame instantly. They were in the eye of the storm. Where are they now?
- Cricket Telecasts: The Fans Lose Yet Again
An angry cricket fan vents it out against the almighty BCCI’s logic of not allocating matches to sports channels
- Akbarallys Workers Dispute - Settlement Reached
As usual the system favored the powerful and influential, whereas the rest can just go to hell!
- Hymen, No-man, Men-men, Women
The desi male should be declared an endangered species.
- Australians Worthy of 'Champion Team' Tag Again
Aditya Kuber goes through a string of emotions while watching the unpredictable third test between Australia and South Africa.
- Paris Hilton Shortlisted for Mother Teresa role
“The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”
- For Muses Who Believe I Misrepresent Them
They say, in my verse / I misrepresent the fairer sex.... A follow-up to "Trust a Woman?"
- 'Paneer This, Paneer That' - The Story of Not-So-Indian Food
The debasement, or rather the bastardization, of Indian food hasn't stopped there.
- Overcompensated Myopia
To keep the Jobs Bank alive on the one hand and go on a layoff and plant closure spree on the other seems very schizophrenic.
- What Kind of Muslim Are You?
"Where are you from? Have you come for ziarat? What is your name?"
- Narmada: An Unglamorous Public Protest in New Delhi
One of the major contributions to this "DID population" comes from the construction of large dams.
- Netflix Sues Blockbuster, Cites Patent Infringement
'Blockbuster is as big as Google' and video rental stores are not going away anytime soon.
- The Side Effects Of Advertisements
The vicious guys in the field of Advertising are always one step ahead of you.
- Medha Patkar’s Fast – Live From Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
One feeling that was shared by many present there that day was the strange absence of media coverage.
- 'Unholy' Private Hospitals in Bangladesh
Prominent Dhaka hospital group terms competition "unholy."
- CD Review: Balancê - Sara Tavares
...makes it feel like each song is being sung just for you.
- Book Review: Tokyo Cancelled
I am quite sure that anybody who likes Marquez cannot put it down after the first five pages.
- Book Review : Ravan and Eddie by Kiran Nagarkar
With the mill lands being sold off, the only way we may know of Chawls and life in them will be through books like this.
- The Goodness of the Not Good
Imagine what the world would look like if one fine morning everyone were to turn good.
- Iraq: On The Horns Of A Dilemma
Wars are also won and lost as much through words as through the actions of men.
- Website Review: PicSquare - Print & Deliver your Photos in India
A new startup by two IITians which will help you deliver the prints of your digital photos, anywhere in India.
- Mid-Day, You Call This a Sting Operation?
All in all, it was just a waste of time and money, and above all, they have (like many others) abused the term 'sting operation'.
- Paris Hilton is Mother Theresa
The Black Ho of Calcutta jokes alone should be well worth the price of admission.
- Arts or Science - Idealism vs. Practicality
Why should we push ourselves and our children into engineering, medicine, MBA or business education? Why is Art not considered a viable option?
- Musharraf's Terrorist Handlers & Goons
"So General Musharraf, back off! Leave Mukhtar alone, and go find Osama."
- Blogcritics Editors' Picks: March 29 through April 4
April showers bring May flowers and lots more good reading, so put that umbrella down and check these out...
- State of Confusion
Until they churn out angst ridden faux exotica in the lush prose style favored by true blue ABCDs, the FOBCDs would have only half away
Of a frozen relationship, a frozen body in the snow and frozen feet.
- Why Should India Be Held Hostage to Medha Patkar?
Let not the entire controversy be confined to one personality alone
- Do You Call Me a Theist?
Speaking generically, how could God hold us responsible for a deed he never directly prohibited us from doing?
- Skeleton in the Wardrobe
It's an outrage--Indian culture is under attack.
- Victim or Criminal?
How could she, whose file I was holding in my hand, kill her family members?
- Website Review: The New York Times Website Redesign
I find that the wide page layout of the redesigned New York Times site makes good use of the display real estate.
- Feminism Sans Borders - the Transnational Feminism Conference
This Friday, a conference on transnational feminisim in Madison, Wisconsin will attempt to bring together views from various cultures.
- A Different Conception of Justice
Don't you wish you lived in the Islamic Republic of Bangladesh?
- Interview: Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter
Arlo Guthrie on Alice at forty, and a brief talk about the world.
- Near Shore Competition
Even as competition heats up in the world of outsourcing, India will continue to enjoy significant advantages over later entrants into the game.
- Waking up to Minority Appeasement
Indian columnists start speaking up against Islamic Fundamentalism.
- Kerala, Culture and Communism
Flavors from my trip to Kerala.
- black-white----gray: umbra borders
transcending the world of black-white grays / we whirl in celestial ecstasy
- Taking Stock - Moving to a New Home
We read plenty of books and had a wonderful time, planning for our future in the land of opportunity.
- Texas Scientist, Eric Pianka Calls for Exterminating Over Four Billion People in a Plague
Writing a satire suggesting cannibalism to control population is one thing. But seriously recommending killing off four billion people?
- Microsoft Internet Explorer ActiveX Update Can Break Internet Applications
Your favorite websites, business applications and toolbars could stop working from April 11th.
- What Makes You Happy?
Do we spare any time at all to wondering what makes us happy? Should we? Is it a frivolous exercise, indulgent even?
- When Men Are At The Receiving End Of a Woman's Scorn
Men are increasingly the victims of domestic violence.
- Talkback With Desicritics
Something on your mind? Talk about it, rip these bits and articles to shreds, annotate these posts.
- India-US Nuclear Deal: Condi’s Day Out
It is worth reiterating that public opinion in the two countries shows an overwhelmingly positive view of each other.
- Are Blogs the new White Papers?
The key factor that will control and influence the growth of blogs in the field of technical knowledge is credibility.
- Standardising Cricket
Why cricket should not be standardised and why it should be left as uncertain as it is.
- Reservations: Regressive And Hypocritical
Deserving candidates will be denied their rightful opportunities and mediocrity will be condoned just so that the political parties can get some political mileage.
- Restaurant Review: Amber - Eating Out Desi, In Style
My quest for superb desi food in the States ended in California's Bay area a few days back.
- Of Wardrobe Malfunctions & Pramod Navalkar
"I would have liked them to just slump down in shame, abort the walk and rush backstage."
- What Kind of Hindu Are You?
Beware of the guides who try to push porn. They are a vulgar nuisance.
- We Always Cry Wolf
The reputation of being devil spawn and eaters of little blond girls doesn't do much for a creature's popularity.
- Abortion Ban in South Dakota
Personally I do not believe in abortion merely for the sake of convenience.
- Interview: Imtiaz Ali, Film Director
A young director with slow, subtle mannerisms and an expressionless face.
- Harry Potter and the Gospel of Judas
Weird parallels between newly revealed gospel sympathetic to Judas and the Potter series.
- Homer Simpson Heads To Bangalore
Homer Simpson goes to Bangalore after his nuclear power plant gets offshored to India in "Kiss Kiss Bangalore"
- Puppet On A Chain - Aric McKeown's Make Me Watch TV
In being able to remote control their idol there is both a sense of empowerment and an intimate connection, a combination that fans are highly
- Don't Pray For Me!
Apparently, the Lord doesn't want your voices distracting him from the complex business of running the world.
- The Chappell Impact and the Skipper's Vote
The opportunity to judge the 'Chappell hypothesis' on the basis of records is still a year away, at least.
- Film Review: Teesri "Tere Maa Ki" Aankh
Mr. Baweja should be banned from making any more movies.
- Careful Where You Ride Your Scooter
Everybody's always talking trash about Judas.
- With a Grain of Salt: Boycotts are a Placebo Rather Than Medicine
For them to work, they have to be hermetically sealed total boycotts.
- Rosewater Stain
Sparks only fly when your nails plug-in the chasms they have created in my back.
- Moral Policing: Reality Check
Who needs a moral lesson or policing? The youth or the policemen themselves?
- The Mutual Fund Merry-go-round
To put it bluntly this is nothing but a scam.
- Talkback To Desicritics - The Apocalypse, Playboy and Visas
If that sounded bathetic, tell us what you think of these articles, bits and events below.
- Books: Comfort Food For The Mind
anywhere any of us can draw comfort from is something to be treasured.
- My Travels in Pakistan – Part I: The Book Seller of Karachi
Most disappointingly there were thick stacks of Danielle Steels and Robert Ludlums toppling over one another.
- ABCD - American Born Condoleeza Desi
Sonia can be the stay at home Bahu … and Condi can be the American Born Condolesi Bahu
- Male Hypocrisy
They prefer to keep their actual feelings locked up behind their bedroom doors, to escape being labeled as "Joru ka Gulam".
- Kingdom of Heaven?
'We cannot see beyond the choices we fail to understand'
- Can the Third Sex Speak: A Human Rights Perspective
The eunuchs are exploited in a double bondage in the colonial and patriarchal legal system.
- Penguin Attacks India
Indian companies are now realizing the potential of GNU/LINUX
- snapped lift wire
was savoring her words flowing / in my veins, the blood now laced / with corpuscles of laughter
- Short Story: The Alibi (Part I)
Amma on her bed, lying still, except for those rasping breaths that sucked what little life there was out of her rather than sustain it.
- Dr Doom, the new Mr Fantastic, and the old Mr Fantastic
Like all good tales, the hero is not clear.
- Short Story: The Alibi (Part II)
Ravi just wanted it to stop – the dread that invaded his days and nights before the visits and the guilt that followed.
- Reservations: A Game Where the Players Want to Lose
Reservations have done good to Indians and they should continue for a decade or so at a sanely permissible level of around 25%.
- A House in the City
The growth in the city fascinated me. I used to appreciate the big structures erected by crafted architects.
- Reservation - Or How Ramu Will Never Earn a Crore Rupees a Year!
I am sure that at the outset the reservation policy was set up for the right reasons but somewhere, it has gone terribly wrong.
- A Bad Fit
Reality television is still an oxymoron to me along the lines of military intelligence, not a genre.
- Looking Back - And Not
We look back, but almost immediately the bad things we fled come to mind and we remember why we're here.
- The Significance of Women’s Day
Living in a large metropolis in the US, I have often wondered what the point of a ‘Women’s Day’ is all about.
- Indian-Headquartered Offshore Players: Getting Stronger
Tier 1 Indian headquartered offshore service players are getting stronger & stronger and beleive that they can continue to grow aggressively.
- Man, Woman and Society
What is man's relationship to a woman and vice versa? What are man's roles in society and what are a woman's roles in society?
- Featured Desicritic - Writer Spotlight
Presenting the inaugural Featured Desicritic. Who is it? Well I am not telling you here. Click to find out!
- Coke Too Big for Lower Courts and Other Stories
Manager of Hindustan Coca Cola dismisses lower court order in arguing Coke's responsibilities with local community
- Feminism sans Borders: Utopia or Reality?
Five kindred individuals talking about issues related to feminism, violence against women and transgenders in South Asia.
found a spot, parked, locked closed one door, opened another one 'morning'
- The Hindu, The Muslim, and the Elephant at Konark
Of rumor-mongering at tourist sites and religious divisions
- The Sodexho Story
Can a multinational issue “Currency” in India? Going by the Sodexho experience, it sure seems so.
- Motherhood Measured in Dols
Women have been conditioned to believe that suffering the pain of childbirth qualifies them to become "real" mothers.
- Book Review: The Passion of Mary Magdalen by Elizabeth Cunningham
If you're squeamish about sex, sexuality, gays or lesbians, or blunt passion, you can give this book a miss.
- The White Rose Society: Bravery Of A Different Sort
The ultimate in bravery, ordinary people following their conscience and doing extraordinary things.
- The Pre-Marital Sex Debate
It's painfully obvious that we are embarassed about our animal origins. We try and break away from any ritual or habit that may highlight our
- Is De-recognition The Way Ahead For IITs and IIMs?
The only way to save these 'temples of modern India' is to free them from the clutches of the government.
- Movie Review: Neal n Nikki (Horny n Slutty) : Nice is out, Cheap is in.
Now I know the title of this post sounds harsh and all, but believe me when I say this is just apt for the movie
- Maharashtra Government Proposes Self-destructing Garments for Fashion Shows
A unique proposal to solving the problem of self-releasing fashion show garments by making them self-destructive.
- Lok Paritran Finalises six Constituencies for Tamil Nadu Elections
Lok Paritran preparing for polls. Let's send them our wishes.
- State Bank of Stupidity: Surprisingly SBI!
So when a major banking insitution like SBI goes on for an indefinite strike for some stupid pensions, it leaves the entire nation dry.
- Access To Keyboard Or Microphone--Irrelevant Opinions!
Access to a keyboard is no guarantee of sense and sensibility coming across
- Kabbalah Water? Madonna Will Drink To That
“Born a Jew, raised a Jew, now a Catholic.”
- Preserving Memories - The Art of Scrapbooks
Ted Hughes once said that writing is about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life.
- Headhunting: Like Matehunting?
Headhunters these days are baiting young recruits for the software industry through a novel concept
- Salman Khan Goes To Jail - To Set An Example?
Why has the Indian court system failed to deploy the same uncompromising standard for politicians ‘with large or small followings’?
- "Page Six" Makes The News
"Page Six" investigated for offering to sell good news
- Understanding The Science Called Woman
Most men are not up to the mark when it comes to making an attempt at understanding their women.
- Burn India - Fire at "Brand India" in Meerut, UP
Yet another incident of unscrupulous killings committed by greedy government officials and business companies.
- For How Long Will Salman Be In The Can?
Salman's rightful place is an asylum--debarred from civil society for life.
- From Meerut’s Fire to Jodhpur’s Salman : Got News?
Namashkar, Welcome to Pakauu News
- Movie Review: Cellular - a B-movie with Basinger
Basinger stars and nearly strangles Cellular, a movie on all the possible glitches that can occur on a cell phone
- The Indians Keep Winning!
India have won 8 matches in a row. Things look bright but the players have to be careful that they don't burn out.
- The Public Wants To See You Like This Yaar!
This humiliation may be a hell of an extra punishment reserved for Salman during his initial days of imprisonment.
- Physicians Must Learn Sensitivity When Giving "The Talk"
Advising people on illness, pain, death and dying: the medical professions is only beginning to train doctors.
- News Inc
There is an ongoing war between the editorial and marketing divisions of a news organization.
- I Love My India (But Only For A Price)
Bollywood stars, Aishwarya Rai and others rip off the Indian government in the name of patriotism.
- Without Eve I Would Still Be A Glint
"How should I behave if am accosted by a SIF jehadi?" "You are the expert. You should know!"
- Coming Of Age - Gender Stereotypes In Action
Of the two of us, I felt sorrier for him because he does not even know that he has a loss to mourn.
- In Conversation With Shyam Benegal
Mr. Shyam Benegal is a well-known film director, writer and producer. Recently, I got an opportunity to meet and interview him.
- India Quiz – 1
The India Quiz - 1
- Shiv Chanderpaul, West Indies Cricket Captain, Resigns
The Windies captain has deserted an already beleagured side... further turmoil to follow!
- CD Review: White Limousine - Duncan Sheik
...you can have fun remixing the material. But to me it would just be a waste of time
- Indian Flower Children
The wave of the 60's brought immigrants of a particular stripe. They were dreamers who dared to take a chance on America.
- Pessah - Z’man Herutéinu: Passover, The Celebration Of Our Freedom
Passover - the season of hope for Redemption
- Crystal Gazing – Forty Newspaper Headlines If Iran Is Attacked
Israel nuked? Musharraf banished? Times Reporter kidnapped? Or a Rose Revolution in Tehran? Pick out your choice.
- Do You Call Me a Theist? (PART-II)
It has been claimed that primitive human being essentially invented ‘God'
- In Quest of the Perfect Posterior
Can you imagine a crazy Professor stopping a buxom lady in mid-road and say, “Ma'am, you have an awesome butt?”
- Why Do We Go Cuckoo In Mourning?
Burn buses, destroy shops? Vandalize the cars of people going around minding their business? What kind of insanity is that?
- Book Review: Who Stole Feminism? How Women have Betrayed Women
Feminism has been hijacked by "Gender (war) feminists", who campaign by spreading provocative and inaccurate information.
- Kannada Film Actor Rajkumar Passes Away
"His passing away will leave a void because his legacy is unparalleled even by greats like MGR or NTR."
- India's Bench-strength Stands Exposed
It's not as good as it looks for India. The bench strength is severely under-tested.
- Pad Thai Noodles
A comedy in verse. An inspiring lunch:)
- Dr. Enver Sajjad - An Enigmatic Icon
My generation has had its innings. We played a poor inning. But the new generation is even worse.
- Jared Stern, "Page Six", The New York Post: Fact Or Fiction
Anybody can say anything about anybody and preface it with I heard, or rumour has it, but that doesn't make it true.
- Google Calendar is Here!
The wait is over! Google Calendar has been launched!
- Hazed for a Sandwich
This is the kind of racial hazing I have been through many times before and am building an immunity towards it
- Iran, Pakistan, India, The US And Nuclear Proliferation
You can fool some of the poeple all of the time......
- There Is Life After Pink Slips
Experienced writers get rejections too. The difference is that they don’t shrivel up and die.
- A Bird In Hand: Italian Porn Star Offers Herself To Osama
Will Osama go for this 55 year old Italian porn star or wait for the 72 promised ones?
- Donkey’s Double Jeopardy: Indian Textbook Compares Politicians & Wives To Them
Rajasthan textbook compares women and politicians to donkeys. Which do donkeys take as a greater insult?
I’m green, female and actually look like a blade of grass.
- From Revolutionary Empowerment To Nuclear Enrichment: Iran Today
Iran challenges US' belligerence by renewing commitment to its 1979 religious revolution and the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty
- If I Find My Muse On The Street I'd Kill Her
I call my muse by no name: she will come to me unbidden, tiptoeing at the most inconvenient times.
- Nuclear deal: Addressing Domestic Concerns
There are no easy answers to such questions of national importance.
- Enticing Scarcity
On retail scarcity, enticement, inducement and impulse buying
- Fiction: The MBA GANG : Chapter One-Every Business Starts With An I D E A
M.K. Joshi, VP Marketing & Quality Control, stood in front of Mathur’s king sized mahogany desk. MK knew he was in deep shit.
- A Crash Of Roles
An encounter between two culture proponents.
- Internet in India - Doomed?
The net has not lifted off in India the way it was supposed to. I think I know why.
- A Writer's Notebook: Waiting For Replies
An interlude post as we await with baited breath anything exciting happening in a writer's life.
Can we on this baisakhi, re-live and re-learn lessons of equality, freedom
- Nuclear Energy: A Global Perspective
A review of analyses on the feasibility of nuclear energy being a major solution to the energy crisis.
- Faith And Spirituality
Every mind that has faith, is closed to reason, and all those minds that are closed to reason cannot be open to the Universal!
- My Travels in Pakistan – Part II: First Day; First Impressions
The fare to Karachi was Rs. 850. Back in Amritsar I had exchanged 130 Jinnahs for 100 smiling Gandhis
- Fifteen People Hurt In Twin Jama Masjid Blasts at New Delhi
"The second blast went off as people were helping those injured and if this is not a terror attack then what is?"
- Sharad Yadav: "India should not host the Commonwealth Games"
Also, it is too late for Yadav to raise the issue
- Kannada Actor Raj Kumar Dies and Indians in Bangalore Lose Their Minds
Raj Kumar dies and Indians mourn and riot in his honor. Six people have died and Bangalore's businesses totally shut down for a day.
- The Buck Stops Here, or Salman Going up the River
Note to Salman Khan: Thinning hair and bulging biceps are not convictable offenses - poaching however, is.
- Wingless Bird by the Watering Hole
taking leave is disconcerting/ i dislike leaving laughter, smiles/ unspoken words, tears ungathered
- Indian Education's Early Unbreakable Tethers
In every interview I was asked a stock question: "Where did you do your undergrad degree from?".
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reservation Policy
Because the middle-class is truly politically expedient on account of its small size; it will lose the battle over reservations eventually. .
- India Quiz - 2
More questions on the India theme
- Atheism’s Increasing Popularity
Not a omment on the validity of atheism as a philosophy, but an attempt to understand the reason(s) behind atheism’s growing popularity
- Passover And Easter: Uneasy Neighbours
We need far more movies like Life of Brian...and far fewer movies like The Passion
- Business Offshore Outsourcing: Spanner In Works
I have heard "The offshore code sucks so bad that it needs a full re-write" more times than I remember.
- Immigration Debate In the US: Where is the Indian Lobby?
Indian voices are missing in action during the immigration debate in the US
- Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez And His Weave Of Magic Realism
If you love Rushdie’s wordplay and use of puns and metaphors and revel in his satire you will love Marquez
- Elections in Tamil Nadu: Why The Voter Apathy?-- Part I
An attempt to examine the voter apathy in upcoming Tamil Nadu Elections
- Justice On A Roll : Who's Next?
In a moving statement today The Chinkara and Resident Black Buck Samaj thanked the Jodhpur Judiciary ...
- Statistics are like Mini-skirts - Investigating SIF Claims.
A cusory look at the statistics show the flasehoods of SIF's claims.
- Of Beliefs And Believing and Believers and Non Believers On a Saturday Afternoon
K: atheists don’t believe in god t: true – but they do believe in not believing about god
- South Africa's Playing: Yawn!
What ails the once-exciting South African cricket team? Poor leadership and lack of enthralling players.
- Wanted Immediately - A Next Gen Dravid and Tendulkar
Unless Indian cricket quickly unearths a Next Gen Dravid and Tendulkar, they risk becoming bunnies in test cricket.
- Chennai, the Experience
Chennai is a city that has always evoked strong emotions. Why?
- The Honesty Of Art
Art tells the people who seek to control artistic expression, with far more honesty than any newspaper, what is going on in the world.
- Is the World Not Nuts for Nuts? Cashew Exports for '05-'06 Down 7% Over Prior Year
Indian cashew sales down 7% over the previous year. Cashew councils plan strategy sessions and festivals to address consumption issues.
- Himachal Pradesh: Luring Pardesh into Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh needs to reinvent itself as a heaven for tourists
- Lakshmi Ashram: Gandhian Ideas of Education at Work
Magic in the Himalayan foothills in Kumaon
- Misconceptions About Indians and India In The U.S.
I am sick and tired of the misconceptions that foreigners in foreign lands have about India and Indians.
- The Persian Empire Reborn? Ahmadinejad’s Messianic Politics
"'The Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation...[it] is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.’"
- The Indian Cricket Coach: A Naked King?
Coach, in test cricket, you have been out thought by your counterpart Duncan Fletcher. Does it bother you?
- Narmada Dam Controversy: Aamir Khan Threatened by Politicians
Ram Rajya means uprooting people from their homes. Ram Rajya means threatening those who go against them.
- Narmada Dam Controversy: The Greater Common Cause of Narendra Modi
Calling Medha Patkar's bluff, Sri Modi is presently holding a 51-hours-long self-sacrificing fast.
- Seeking Srinagar
It was somewhat ironic that I chose to come back here to Kabul to work rather than Lahore or Karachi or Delhi or Banglore.
- O Bar Bands, Where Art Thou?
An ideal world includes bars where bands play real music for real people.
- Responsive Politician – Don’t Like Math? Pick Gardening
School + No Math = Dumbass Kids.
- Another Terror Attack in Tel Aviv
Arab suicide bomber returns terror to Tel Aviv's streets during Passover holiday
- Fiction:The MBA GANG: Chapter Two - Building A Rocking Team
MK kept quiet taking another sip of his ginger tea. In about 30 seconds you are going to say a yes to the plan.
- The Collusion of Monarchy and Militarism in Nepal
The state of citizens caught in the vice of militarism of an unaccountable monarchy.
- Internet Movie Review: The Yes Men
They were outrageous enough - and visionary enough? - to announce the end of WTO.
- In Search of My Alter-ego
Do you have a strong feeling that you have sixth sense, but it has only worked six times so far?
- Dowry Deaths: Myths and Reality
In India, deaths and suicides of women due to Intimate Partner Violence are also listed as dowry deaths. Issues like suicides of married men are
- Book Review: Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
Donna Leon paints a picture of daily life in exotic Venice. Murder, mystery and relationships spice the plot.
- Internet Media Roundup: Narmada Bachao Andolan
Should we be against the Narmada Bachao Andolan or for it?
- Nuclear Energy in India: Feasible?
Is nuclear energy an appropriate answer to India's energy wants?
- India Quiz 3
The personal bodyguards of the Maurya rulers, the rite of passage of a Brahmin boy in Vedic times - time to put on your thinking
- Partition: A New Solution For Iraq
...be prepared for some sort of startling announcement from the White House about Iraq in the near future.
- Absurd Are the Ways of Our Government!
Guess who's the latest addition to the list of VIPs who don’t have to go through a security check at domestic airports across the country.
- Bitching - The New Bonding Factor
I would say 'bitching is just like itching' - if one starts then it doesn't take much time for others to get the verbal infection.
- For The Love of Money Ignore the Censure Of the Indian Cricket Masters
So Mr Atherton does not like censorship. Why does he not shut up? For the money?
- Bhagavad Gita, Spirituality And Today’s Youth
On present day youth and their inclination to spirituality.
- The Bride Burning Hoax
The number of women burnt by their husbands/in-laws is about 190 per year as compared to a propaganda figure of 5000 per year.
- Time Slipping Through The Hour Glass
This evening we ate at a restaurant that has been serving at Presidential inaugurations since 1981.
- V Mahajirzadeh:Laws of Ventilation and Other Quotes
Pakistani Muslims were of three kinds: those who get lucky often, occasionally and rarely. In turn they were liberal, moderate and fundamentalist.
- Google's new Search Interface
A look at the yet to be released new Google search interface
The IAF has pledged "corrective action" for flying the national flag upside down by mistake.
- Ten Haikus For Ten Days
These are no-good haikus but I worked hard on them.
- Loo's Line is it Anyway?
Is there any relation between loo-behaviour and consumer behaviour? Let's sniff more and delve deeper...
- CD Review: Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006)
Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006) is a treasure any lover of poetry will regret not owning.
- Melrose Place or Model Palace?
There are two stories currently doing the rounds of the apartments - one about a live-in maid, and the second about the iron guy.
- Review: Malamaal Weekly - Thanda Garam Copy
Priyadarshan after a long time comes out with a product that shows that it NOT TRYING to create comedy, at least for the most part.
- 2003 IIMC Alumnus, Vinayak Lohani, Shows The Way
Vinayak chose a life of sacrifice for a larger cause.
- Vikram Buddhi, Indian Student, Prosecuted For Online Threats Against President, Others
If both the parties had responded to each other in a mature way, this wouldn't have made news.
- The Sexually Repressed Indian Man
The sexually frustrated Indian man stares, cat-calls, grabs and sometimes worse. Will the Indian man ever be freed from the shackles of repression?
- Halfway Around the World With a Toddler in Tow
It suddenly struck me that sitting next to two absolute brats on a long plane ride (or in any other setting) might not be bad
- Nepal Turmoil: The Story of the Chaubises
The last 16 years have given Nepalis ample experience and exercise in articulating what we want.
- Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace (Day 1)
First day proceedings at the Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace in Manila organized by SEAPA and PIIJ
- CD Review: Funky Funky New York Various Artists
Funk feels like part of the family of soulful music much more than any of its cheap imitators.
- I Love Dhoni
As the title suggests; this is my love confession for Indian cricket's new superstar Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- Racist Attack on Asians in Britain
The stark contrast between the excellent Brits I know and these racist shitholes amazes me.
- The Flipper: Clay Court Tennis Season Preview
Clay provides the raw battle of man versus man as nothing does in tennis.
- Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon
Funny story of an autistic boy who investigates the murder of a dog.
- Dhoni Bludgeons His Way to the Top!
M S Dhoni's amazing rise to the top of the rankings in just 483 days!
- Indian Aerospace Industry: The Fledgling Spreads Her Wings
The Indian Aerospace Industry is starting to get very interesting.
- Showbiz Cruising: Tom And Katie And Their Celestial Baby
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes secret Scientology grown pod-baby silently birthed on Olympus. Channel 3 at 11pm. Rated PG
- Software Programmers - A Different Breed
What makes your work day good or otherwise? What puts you down at work? What keeps you motivated?
- Movie Review : Being Cyrus : Count Me Out
The guy has talent. It's just that his experiment did not gel well with us. But surely there is hope.
- It Is Time To Legalise Prostitution In India
Decriminalising and legalising prostitution would mean safe, affordable, taxable sex.
- Book Review: We the Living by Ayn Rand
Perhaps as the first book to come out of communist Russia, We The Living has gained more respect than it merits.
- a simple poem
love shared is pain divided
- Bhopal: Memorializing The Tragedy
The government should get the Union Carbide officials of that time extradited to India and have them stand trial.
- CD Review: Billie Holiday At Storyville
"It is Billie Holiday who was, and still remains, the greatest single musical influence." Frank Sinatra
- Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace (Day 2)
The second day of the conference on Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace Conference in Manila
- Interview: Conversations With Faisal Khan, a Muslim Social Activist
"It seems the government gets serious only if one follows the ways of ULFA or Maoists or Kashmiri terrorists."
- Book Review: Mr. China
Imposing a one-size fits all, western-style capitalism on a civilization over 5,000 years in the making was not going to work.
- Israeli Politics – Facing the Sea of Reeds in Terror
If Israel does not change its security policy from the foundations up, it is liable to lose the next war.
- No Eye Contact Please, I Am Desi
Why does one desi seeing another in a foreign land look away?
- India: A Nation in Debt?
Consumer loans in India have grown more than 26-times since 1991. Isn't it time to deliberate on the implications of this phenomenon?
- Fiction: The MBA GANG : Chapter Three- Good Contacts Lead To Great Deals
In Osawa's almost unblemished career Genjai did not get it's under the table commission once, only once.
- Digg Faces New Accusations Of Censorship: An Inside Look
Been there, done that: The real-life story of Blogcritics.org mixing it up with the Digg.com community.
- Honor Killings - Public Flogging Needed
Public Flogging to death is the only solution to counter rape.
- Why Won't They Just Go Away?
Have you ever wondered why a few things about this world just will not change?!
- Nepal On The Brink: Sensing Kill, Opposition Intensifies Rallies, While King Offers Sops
Squeezed by the Opposition, Maoists, Lords Bush & Pashupatinath, Gyanendra makes an offer of full return of executive powers.
- Living Through a Hurricane
This was the first big natural disaster of our thirteen or so years here.
- Punjabi Tadka
A Sangeet ceremony is an experience of a life time. The Punjabi Sangeet has its own charms.
- DVD Review: James Brown Soul Sessions
If they could harness this energy, no one would ever worry about gas prices again
- Copyright vs Copyleft
Is it wrong to claim ownership of your own invention?
- Indian Students Protest In Yerevan, Armenia
Sandip Anchalia dies after falling from the sixth floor of his hostel, receiving very little medical assistance after his fall.
- Undoing the Reforms
The lowdown on the proposed amendment to the Indian Postal Services Act which threatens the courier business.
- Letting Go of Love
Love exists only when feelings are there, I could keep them physically apart but never get him out of her heart.
- Reservations at IITs and IIMs: The Voice of the Meritorious Must Rise
The Voice of the Meritorious must rise. I ask you, each one of you, to write a blog about it and voice your opinions in
- Arsenal: Need To Win The Champions League
The concerns of the possibility of a club in trouble in the future are very real.
- Modern India's Naval Defence Strategies
Submarine based naval deterrence forms a vital part of modern nation state navies and enhances overall defense capability.
- Culture Spotlight: Honor Killings
Drawing your attention to some really good culture essays published over the past few days.
- Book Review: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman
Probably the most magnanimous venture into the fantasy genre since Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass is a ripping read.
- Writer's Notebook: To Cut Or Not To Cut ?
To try and have an objective opinion on something you've put so much sweat into.
- The Plight Of The Chinese Sportsperson
Two stories from China bring out the obstacles Chinese athletes face.
- India Pakistan Cricket Veterans To Play Three Matches: The Boards Pass the Buck
Close to my 19th birthday think I’ve out grown most of these childish habits, sadly not the PCB and BCCI
- End Of The Raj: The Story Of Junagadh
A lost chapter from the Partition of the sub-continent.
- Imran Khan: A Renewed Appreciation
I was already an Imran Khan fan so there is little scope for me to end this post with a clichéd "Imran Khan won over
- Cocooned Solitudes: Effects Of Environment On Children
In North America we have strong bonds of friendships with desis from across the religious and nationalist divides.
- West Sexing Asian Values
Somehow the tag of Cultural War does not sit well with me.
- Movie Review - Munich
“We're supposed to be righteous. That’s a beautiful thing. And we’re losing it. If I lose that, that’s everything. That’s my soul.”
- In Conversation with Anurag Kashyap
I ran into Anurag Kashyap, the writer of Satya, Kaun, Water, Mixed Doubles and the director of Paanch and Black Friday.
- Book Review: Home, Manju Kapur
Home shows the choking closeness and destructive limitations of Indian family values.
- Casualties Of War
Everybody knows about the casualties anyway, diminishing their importance only insults their memory and cheapens their sacrifice.
- It Only Gets Better !!
I have just received about the grand designs through my intelligence sources. The government is planning to.............
- RIP: Fardin Qayyumi
16 year old Fardin Qayyumi, a young cricketer in Northern California passed away.
- Reservation : A Hydra Headed Monster Or A Noble Thought? The Choice Is Ours.
Some felt reservation should be on a economic basis. Others felt that kids from underprivileged backgrounds should be given a good basic education.
- Identity: Neatly Organizing our Stereotypes
If the label, that I am a Muslim, is my only identity, is it not constricting and confining in some way?
- Mushroom Farming in the Middle East
The fact that such a complex international collaboration could proceed so seamlessly is truly a case study for the ages.
- Reservation, Communism, Justice, Upliftment
How many series of reserved positions does a person require to really have his share of social justice?
- End of the Raj (2): The Foundation of "Nehruvian Socialism"
The not-so-unknown architect of India's Economic Socialism.
- Kaavya Viswanathan Acknowledges Using Portions of Another Author's Book
Young Indian author faces plagiarism charges and says she "internalized" portions of another writer's novels.
- Reality Check: April 25th 2006
my awkward attempt to explain my confusion and the origin of what must appear to most you, my bizarre way of thinking
- Ananda Coomaraswamy: An Underexposed Prolific Indian
A semi-biography of art historian, philosopher, writer par excellence, Ananda Coomaraswamy.
- Saving India Fatafut - Rescuing the Indian Courts
In a recently held conclave far-reaching decisions were taken that would impact on the way justice is delivered in India.
- United 93, the Film: Would You Watch It?
The production team has gone through considerable effort to make the movie as faithful to the real thing as possible.
- The Flipper: Women's Tennis and Equality With Men Edition
Is the equal prize money the women tennis players are demanding logical?
- Mr. Charlie Loses His Sheen
You'd think as commonplace and inevitable as divorce is the tamasha factor would have chilled out, but not in the world of Celebrivorce.
- Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
A shocking but mesmerizing love story?
- How Much Does Google Value Amitabh Bachchan?
Everyone has a price in the search marketplace. Including Amitabh. Find out how he stacks up against the other stars!
- Yep! There is Too Much Cricket
Numbers don't lie...take a look. India is playing too much cricket.
- BarCamp Bangalore
If you have not been to a BarCamp event, do go. It is a learning experience.
- Words Of Fear
Few of us are willing to "walk a mile in another's shoes" anymore to try and understand another person's viewpoint.
- Movie Review : Paanch : Motion for Demotion
The days of "Kashyap must be good" are over and it's time to see the real goods.
- The Logic Behind Gmail
Gmail entered a market that people thought hotmail and yahoo had a stranglehold on. It won!
- sound – silence – tear
The merry-go-round of sound – silence – tear: tales of an endless journey
- Cow Corner: Shahid Afridi's Premature Retirement - Miandad's Reaction
Shahid Afridi’s premature retirement announcement has garnered reactions from sympathy, shock, disgust. Javed Miandad’s was very skeptical.
- Stranded In Gay Paris
Their shoulders drooped under their backpacks. They yawned spectacularly. I nudged my husband; it was time to return to the hotel.
- How Opal Mehta got Dissed, got Busted, But Still got Paid
Dr Freud and chick-lit
- Meritocracy, Neo-casteism, Perspiration in Reservation
Do quota people ever do as well as their other counterparts? The select few that do, would do so well without the need of quota.
- Eros is Eros is Eros
To the chagrin of libidinous teenagers everywhere, the term "sex museum" cannot be taken as literally as, say, "art museum".
- Luxury Metro Transit Buses – Bridging the Economy Gap in Bangalore
Bangalore Metro now has its own fleet of luxury Volvo buses for domestic transit.
- Holistic Education Policy Petition in India Including Reservation
A "pro-reservation/holistic higher education policy in India" petition with a positive outlook.
- The Great Indian Confused Male
A different perspective on the issue of Gender Equality
- Bangalore: The Insider/Outsider Debate
Instead of looking outward for the sources of our problems, we would do well to look inward.
- "I Got Into Desicritics" "Huh?"
The author tries to explain Desicritics to his friends and family.
- VI Mahajirzadeh:Inventions
Mahajirzadeh operated on his own version of s--t--r--e--t--c--h t i m e.
- Movie Review: The Sentinel
Far-fetched. With co-star Keifer Sutherland, rides the coattails of 24 for a few minutes and then disgraces itself in comparison.
- End of the Raj (3): A "Nation-in-Making"
It seems easy to talk about, eulogise, criticise or crib about "India" now. But it wasn't so in 1947.
- Women's Groups Are Silent On The Female Suicide Bomber: Why?
Come on women rights activists! Make a formal protest against the LTTE female suicide bomber's unthinkable act.
- Illogical Logic
Logic has become merely the latest casualty in our world of political expediency.
- TV Review: The West Wing
The West Wing will remain a gold standard for political dramas for a long time to come.
- Da Shakespeare Code Revealed
A Professor of Political Symbology at Oxford University has solved the mystery of Shakespeare's prophesies on the Nehru-Gandhis.
- The Smell of Sadness
It's amazing to see how easily your mind can relate the surroundings you are in to your emotional state.
- Four Haiku
sleepless/through the blinds/moonlight on my bed
- Labyrinth: A Symbol To Share
It's far easier to think you know your enemy than to try and know yourself.
- Sati, Suicide, Murder, Rose – What Is In A Name?
I love India. Which other country can boast of such ingenuous methods and reasons for murder?
- The Counter At Original Joe's
It's the counter where humanity meets, in a dicey part of town.
- Book Review: Ladies Coupé
The story of a 45 year old single woman who realizes the need for a life of her own. A man of her own.
- Fiction : The MBA GANG : Chapter Four - Know The Players Before You Play
The Cigar Club truly existed. 51 members. 80% of them belonged to the IAS or the IPS.
- Movie Review: Metal - A Headbanger's Journey
Intelligent and interesting, but not as scholarly as you might have expected. Will appeal to every metal fan.
- Lessons in Parenting From Life is Beautiful
It is in those moments when I can see myself being a monster that I remember the movie Life is Beautiful.
- Talkback, Pontificate, Ruminate
Wai Wai, Ash, and nobody's poodle - C is for Cookie
- A Writers Notebook: Originality Above All
every artist's strictly illimitable country is himself, and the artist who plays that country false has committed suicide.
- Movie Review: United 93 - Mind Numbing And Disturbing.
I was a foreigner in an unknown land. I could not relate to the incidents as personally as Americans would.
- Good Evening
A quick lesson learned and embraces
- Movie Review: United 93
Refreshingly non-Hollywood. Re-opens emotional wounds, but for those who are ready, this is a superb film.
- Book Review: Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
An honest, heartfelt masterpiece.
- Book Review: Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor
An informative and thought-provoking book that will enhance your ability to look at the Iraq war beyond the fog of talk shows.
- Movie Review: My Dinner with Andre - A Lot Can Happen Over Dinner
Malle's film proves that it doesn't take Everest, or even art, to be moved. It can just take a conversation.
- A Tale of Two Suicides
Actor Navin Nischol's second wife committed suicide. Many years back, actress Rekha's husband Mukesh Agarwal committed suicide "reportedly" with her dupatta.
- smile to smile
the journey of life begins and ends with a smile: crisscrossing mounts and vales of emotions in between
- Book Review: Saturday by Ian McEwan
There is little here that seems false or clichéd.
- Indian Engineer Abducted by Taliban Found Dead in Kandahar
Taliban claims responsibility.
- Dependence Day in Israel
Israelis celebrate "Independence Day" and wave the blue and white. But, like my landlord, they all know. America is boss.
- Chronic Pain: The Illness That Doesn't Exist
...chronic pain remains an illness that doesn't exist in the minds of far too large a segment of society.
- Me, Me, Me (55 Word Fiction)
At Bhatia ka dhaba outside IIT Roorkee, 6 AM January. Hari: “Hey Dablo, double bun omelet. Satish, you’re GRE?”
- Fact or Superstition: Hitler’s Death and the Hebrew Calendar
Are calendars just for marking anniversaries - or could there be a more sublime meaning to the measuring of time?
- Goodbye, John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was once the US ambassador to India in the '60s. His passing brings a remarkable era to a close.
- Cricket World Cup: Sub-continent,2011; Aus-NZ , 2015; England 2019
Look who all are missing out on a home World Cup!
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