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- Archives: September 2008
- Poessay: the one time
the one time the bulldozer had stopped dead...instead of Rachel Corrie
- Arctic Ice Shrinks to Smallest Ever Coverage
The Arctic is at a climatic tipping point
- Teenage Girls Buried Alive in Pakistan
This is an absolutely despicable act, and the fact that the Government refuses to take any action on this after 6 weeks makes it even
- Original Fiction: Harry Potter and the Closet of Fire
To this, Dumbledore paused for a moment, then gave a sheepish smile.
- Movie Review: WANTED - Some Kickass Action!
If you thought only Bollywood could think up weird storylines, then you need to watch WANTED!
- Twisted Memories
Buried Memories brought forth by recent turbulence around the country
- Product Review: Google Chrome - The New New Thing
Google seems to bringing order to its cornucopia of services, slowly yet strategically.
- Fiction: Red
He was like an empty vessel that enjoyed the pleasures without consequences.
- Why I am a Hindu?
If what I seeking is freedom and irrelevance of any pegs, then is it really a religion?
- Book Review: First Among Sequels
Next juggles her role as a member of Jurisfiction with the challenges of raising a family in Swindon and running an illegal cheese smuggling organization.
- Poessay: Rosary 13 - By the Lake
Be the change you want to see in the world - MKG
- Navadarshanam: An Experiment in Alternative Living
It is an experiment in alternative living, living in a way that does not disturb the balance of the nature in and around you.
- Sorrow of Bihar
The fury of Kosi continues unabated but for these representatives of people it has boiled down to who gets the maximum accolades in this time
- A Bangalore Breakfast
For those of you who know (or dont know) Bangalore, breakfast is the second best thing that this city can offer.
- Book Review: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Solzhenitsyn’s first novel is a masterpiece. It’s also a testament to human cruelty to fellow beings.
- Right to Information in India
An informed citizenry provides the strongest foundation of democratic governance. RTI leads to an Open Government, clean administration and Good Governance.
- Music Review: Thieves - British India
An album of growing up, of coming of age, and by poets of yet another lost generation.
- Book Review: The Opium Eaters By Harold Bergsma
Harold has a fluid style of writing and his books make a marvelous read since they show us a world we rarely are a part
- Movie Review: Tahaan - Paradise Lost
This take of a boy and his quest for bringing back his donkey is definitely not better than his similar film The Terrorist, but is
- Book Review : A Prisoner of Birth
This is a book that every mystery/crime fan should buy and read and re-read
- George W. Bush, Hero and Pro-India President
History will view Bush as one of the better American presidents. Indians already think so.
- Book Review: When We Were Orphans
It captures the pomp of imperialism as well as the decline of the British Empire very well.
- Photo-essay: One Morning in Dharavi
I was driving home past the Bandra Kurla Complex, when I saw a tower of thick smoke rising to my right.
- Poetry: Tanhaee by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Translated by MHK and t
Extinguish the lamps, remove the decanter and the cups / Lock up your dream-less doors / Now, now one shall come here...no one!
- The Nexus of Corruption: Reliance and Government
One of the common myths circulated in Indian mainstream media is about the inherent dynamism of the Private sector.
- Markham Ice Shelf Breaks Away In Arctic
We can now start seeing the effects of global warming, and as yet, the engines of civilization are still pumping.
- M F Hussain Cleared of Obscenity Charges - A Question of Dignity
The more I force myself to look at Hussain’s work rationally, the more I feel that our Constitution has been taken for a ride.
- U.S. Open 2008 : Fedex From The Ashes
If one has been witness to this era of tennis, it is indeed a privilege to have seen the finest player to have played this
- Apple Loses Its Innovation Edge
We are used to expecting wonderful things from the last icon of technology.
- Book Review : The Appeal
An excellent work of political and legal intrigue.
- US On The Offensive Against Pakistani Talebans
More turbulence in the region
- Poetoons: Al Qaeda Needs You...
said the Airbus 380 / to the Cessna 172 / tell me if you are dieting
- Crackdown on Drunk Driving in Mumbai
So far, the law was only on the books, but for the past few months, the Mumbai police seems to have taken this far more
- One Last Song
So I am sorry Mary. I will not be at your funeral. But I suppose later I can sing you one last song.
- Music Review: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today - David Bryne & Brian Eno
This album is just that - a lighthouse searching a sea of memories, delivering some good vignettes, some less clear ones.
- Book Review: One Afternoon - Roma Bansal
Their love that dares not speak its name is circumscribed by conventions, college life, and Time's scythe
- Between Life and Execution: The Troy Davis Story
If Troy Davis is executed, the justice system would have failed.
- Apathy, Activism, and The Line Between
In a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-lingual country like India, this prophecy could be fulfilled faster than one thinks.
- Serial Blasts Rock Delhi, India
The Indian Mujahideen represent a dangerous new development in the political maturity of terror movements in the Indian subcontinent
- Poetry: Cobwebbed Cognizance II - Wanderlust
Satisfaction is in journeying: arriving is anti climatic
- Book Review: Statistics in a Nutshell
The book covers the practical topics of probability,descriptive statistics and graphics, critiquing statistics presented by others.
- Bomb Blasts in Delhi - The Need For Coordination
In India's crowded and culturally mixed population, it is hard to detect potential terrorists, but at least things should not be made easy for them
- Book Review: Website Optimization
Speed, Search Engine and Conversion Rate Secrets
- Racist Web Game Muslim Massacre Taken Down By Developer
"Ultimately it’s just a game where you blow the gently caress out of Arabs…"
- Kindling The E-Book Revolution
Did the Amazon Kindle kindle my enthusiasm for e-books? You betcha!
- The Voice of America & Other Voices
The Voice of America and many of the other voices have been muted because their political objectives have been met.
- Attacks on Churches and Christians in India - Violence in Mangalore
Why are atrocities against Christians being downplayed in the media?Kim
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- Falling Dominos – Bank of America buys Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Heads to Liquidation
The financial markets are going to be in disarray after events this weekend.
- Original Fiction: Park Bench Love
The hair on his nape was soft like the cotton from a warm quilt and his teeth hard. He bit and she swooned.
- Movie Reviews: Trade and Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the third most profitable business in the world after drugs and weapons.
- Book Review : Everyone Worth Knowing
Little more than a Harlequin Romance masquerading as chicklit.
- Book Review: Sold by Patricia McCormick
Who are these "shadow" clients who support such a trade? Do I know one? Did I meet such a person yesterday or today?
- Poessay: On Writer's Block
Sit down. Roll out a fresh sheet or turn on a fresh page on the laptop. Look around. Start writing. Don't stare.
- Fiction: Winter
She snuggled down in the warm cocoon the quilt made. It was cold and her feet felt as if blocks...
- Not A Nice Girl
Niceness is just the easy way out for people who don't want to deal with the inconvenience of dislike, indifference or disrespect.
- Those Who Fall Though The Cracks
The next day he wasn't there and the place had been cleaned up. Who knew what happened to the man?
- Israel Diary
Israel is the most exciting country in the world.
- Movie Review: A Wednesday - Hell Hath No Fury Like the Common Man Wronged
Despite a few contrived situations and Deepal Shaw, "A Wednesday" is a must watch.
- Farewell, Faraz
It's a cliche, but it’s true: the passing of Faraz is the passing of an era.
- Who Really Does Convert?
The allegations of conversion is part of the lies and hatred campaign of Hindutva forces.
- Book Review: The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
This slim book is eminently readable and works best if the nuggets are mapped to one's own perspective and experiences.
- Bangladesh And The "Globalization" of Cricket
Bangladesh is Test Cricket's newest exponent. It is also, unarguably, the worst of all time.
- Original Fiction: A Day in a Life
It is a life lived through the others' eyes. A day seen from another's perspective. It is one day in another's shoes!
- Our Lives Laid Bare
Its in the blood of writers - take V.S Naipaul for example.
- The Man Who Lived in Interesting Times
Who was he, I wondered, this man whose tomb lay next to some of the grandest structures in Delhi? Why was he such a big
- Bomb Attack on Marriott, Islamabad - Pakistan's Grave Choices
It has to decide whether it wants to cave into these terrorists or to prevent the country from slipping into their hands.
- Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Reorganize to Bank Holding Companies
The Federal Reserve continued its tradition of Sunday surprises, by announcing that the last two major independent Wall Street investment...
- To Bare Or Not to Bare - Telling vs. Showing
Words are small gods. And baring the soul should be done through the "glint of light on broken glass."
- Book Review: If You Don't Know Me by Now by Sathnam Sanghera
This book should be prescribed like medicine to Indians who want their daughters to marry unknown westerners of Indian origin.
- End of the Investment Bank Era on Wall Street?
The last two standing institutions get themselves declared 'proper' banks.
- Sarah Palin Meets Asif Zardari and Manmohan Singh
Oh, am so sorry. You are Indian! You Pakis look so alike
- Dyscalculia - Not Having Fun With Numbers
Its not the end of the world to finally put a tag on what I have lived with all my life.
- Terror - Our Reactions and Remedies
A terrorist is a terrorist, irrespective of the class, creed, country or ethnicity one may belong
- Poessay: Rosary 14 - Snow Flakes
a lazily floating snow flake / glided past my window / a white nebulae in reach / altzing poodle's ears
- American and Pakistani Skirmish: An Engineered Distraction?
This play acting may get out of hand if the script is not adhered to.
- The Fall of Capitalism
I am beginning to believe in a people's economy, aka black money.
- Book Review: Saul Bellow’s To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account
Zionist Bellow supports Israel, but does not hesitate to point out Israel’s faults and makes a few of his own.
- Nanavati Report - A Farce
How can the perpetrators of the Godhra carnage turn righteous to appoint a commission to investigate their own crime?
- Cartoon: Lucky Escape
When you have too many such days, you just shrug and thank your stars.
- IIT Spouses Are Women? Unbelievable!
Coming from the alumni of a premier educational institute, it doubly sucks.
- Poetry: A Search…
He will be what the Kohinoor was to us / But this time, preserved till eternity.
- Paul Newman, 83, Dies - Film Star and Much More
Paul Newman stayed on the rollercoaster of film for a long time, making over 65 movies in 50+ years.
- An Attack on Indian Secularism and Democracy
"Fascism will come to India, in the form of communalism," warned Jawaharlal Nehru, first Indian Prime Minister.
- John McCain and Barack Obama Face Off
An entire nation's ability to make decisions gets to be played out as a Reality Show on television.
- Bomb Blast in Mehrauli, Delhi - Young Boy Killed
Terrorists make it seem so easy
- Dev Anand at 85 - Triumphant
The day marks 85 years of an incredible life. A life filled with glory, glamour, grit and guts.
- DVD Review: Remember the Titans
Will racism remain insuperable? Remember the Titans dramatizes the real events about one triumph over this burning issue.
- Consumer Review: Reliance BigTV
Demand had indeed outstripped supply, but the service is very good.
- Fake Encounters - The Real Truth
Naxalites promise to eradicate an evil -social disparity and poverty, on which they survive.
- Book Review: White Gold by Giles Milton
The story of a slave
- Book Review: Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies
Sea of Poppies is a good book. A very good book. But it falls short of being superb or brilliant.
- Book Review: Android Essentials
The Google Phone is based on the Android platform, which is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating...
- Devi Comes Home
The Kalash, symbolic of the universe (Brahmaand), represents the Devi, during these nine days.
- Pre-Concieved Notions
I feel the process of writing articles and comments follow the same cycle.
- Asif Ali Zardari - A Reformed Robber or a Charming Con Man?
The Taliban hope they are not the jokers but the wild card. Billionaire Zardari has confidence in the power of his chameleon act.
- Meeting Troy Davis: A Lesson in Faith and Forgiveness
Meeting Troy Davis has taught me that faith and godliness exist in the oddest of places
- The White Lady Of Bangalore Airport
It doesn't take long for rumors to become urban legends. And legends then are treated are facts.
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