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- Archives: February 2010
- Movie Review: Tingya - A Little Boy and his Bullock
The story is of a little boy, Tingya, who loves his bullock.
- Is The Apple iPad an i-Wash?
So, what is it? A phone? Or a MacBook? Or an Apple Netbook?
- Photo-Essay: HMS Belfast: The Ship That Came in From the Cold
A photo essay on HMS Belfast, a world war II cruiser currently moored on the Thames in London
- Oh Calcutta!
I love Calcutta, I do. But more than four days there, and I'm yearning to get away from all the questions.
- Poem: The Dance of Solitude
The solitude and its silence Stands there, the grand empires Built from dreams of the past
- It's Cool To Be Free
Liberalism is NOT a dirty word
- The Five Lettered Word
It is a word we women dread the most. We try to avoid it yet there’s no escaping it. Many of us have learned to
- Young Home Maker's Pension and Retirement Industry
The issue of Pension for Home Makers throws some shocking facts in India's "Old Male" dominated society.
- Book Review: Victoria And Abdul
To be fair to the Queen as well, her love for Abdul Karim was that of a mother and her childlike dependence on him was
- Poem: Everlasting Night
As this everlasting night lapses into silence Our hearts lit with moonlight, eyes sparkling that light, We waggle together with this voiceless...
- Movie Review: Road To Sangam - Best Gandhi Film I have seen
I went to watch Road to Sangam only knowing that it was a film with a connection with Gandhi and had won some awards.
- Kensei, Our Warrior Cat
Grief tends to dull with time but then it returns in the form of memories.
- Hindu Nationalism in UK and the VHP
Looking for hindutva under every bed can lead to concussed occipital injuries.
- Why is India Still Talking to Pakistan
Why has India suddenly decided to resume the dialogue and what can you expect from it?
- Fourth Innings, My Foot!
Its more than just a mere coincidence that, this is the same period when T20 cricket has taken the cricketing world by storm.
- Movie Review: Avatar - A Movie for the Theater Audience
I was in Pandora and I did not want to leave.
- Keiskammahoek - Poetry of South Africa
a keiskammahoek sky falls apart
- Photo Essay: Hotel Russell in London
A photo essay on Hotel Russell in London
- Love Is In The Air...
If I leave out someone who really matters, I will be met with iciest of glares for the rest of the year.
- Movie Review: Harischandrachi Factory
Almost a century ago, one man showed dreams on the silver screen to the Indian people.
- Sri Lankan General Sarath Fonseka Arrested
“They arrested him and carried him out like a dog,” Mr. Ganesan said in a telephone interview to the New York Times.
- Fiction: Tryst With A God
"Now do you mind telling me what are you doing here before I ask my dog to fetch me your wings?"
- Five Films We Did Not Talk About In The Last Decade
5 films of the decade overlooked by the mass and the critics alike.
- Photography Times: Seagull in Flight
If finding the right place was tough, the tougher part was waiting for the Seagulls to fly as a flock.
- The Blizzard of 2010
After 1-2 days being stuck inside stops being quaint and starts being just plain annoying.
- Lawyers Refusing to be Lawyers
The right to legal representation is one of the hallmarks of a civilised society. It is a shame that we do not do it well
- Hindustani and Urdu Treasures - Anachronisms or Treasures
Many cultures use proverbs to emphasize, to insert humor, to short-circuit communication, to elaborate on a subtlety, to say one thing and mean another.
- United Nations' “Voodoo Science”: Churned by Jealous Advocacy Groups
India has walked out of UN body for Climate Control. It should also walk out of UNIFEM.
- Movie Review: Ishqiya - Sex and Sensibilities
A sexual tug-of-war with Mantoesque sensibilities
- My Name Is Khan - Media Holds India Hostage
Over a period of an entire week, SRK emerged as new age India's freedom fighter against Sena and its goons.
- Shooting At University Of Alabama and The State of Affairs In Academic Research
Frustrations are forever mounting in the academic research setting with no real outlet.
- Photo Essay: Moon Struck
Some photographs of the biggest full moon of 2010.
- Photography Times: Corpus Christi at Night
The most difficult part of nighttime photography is to determine how much illumination you want to see in your photos.
- Technology Betrayal
Technology is more or less fallible, even useless.
- Chakravyuh 2010, IMT Ghaziabad - Your World Stops Here
This year was my first time and the three days i spent there were really some of the best days of my life.
- India: An Ode to Hyderabad
Bullock carts jostle with cars for space on the congested roads; people hang out of buses or face being crushed inside; yet there is space.
- The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes
A review of an Egyptian book on science, astronomy, astrology and geography
- Amar Singh - Creativity Beyond Politics
Creativity in the Indian political sphere is a sequestrum that refuses to be rejuvenated.
- Travel Review: Louisville, Kentucky - Bourbon, Ali, & Sluggers
There is much more ground to be covered and bourbons to be drunk.
- Movie Review: My Name is Khan
The movie is very unkaranjoharly, and the most striking aspect is the simplicity of the story and its fluid narrative.
- Shiv Sena vs An Actor
An analysis of the time Shiv Sena went head to head against reason and lost.
- Fiction: The Winning Point
Vineet was an ordinary young man with one remarkable talent that came to fore only in his late teens in college. It all started with
- Poetry: West Midnapore
somebody cut open the sun people looked in awe at the lame mind...
- My Name is Khan Mumbai Release - Free Speech or Free Market?
Ratings were the primary interest, not freedom of speech or taking a collective stand against divisive/undemocratic intimidation.
- The Changing Geopolitics of South Asia
It looks like Deja vu all over again.
- What an Idea?
Is it not a farce to demand ID proof while activating a mobile connection?
- Confessions of a Facebook Addict
My husband has a new term of endearment for me.....
- Twitter Fiction: Equal Sins
“The instant generation….Instant food, instant love.”
- Homosexuality - Are Heterosexuals Right In Being Righteous?
My words usually get lost in the outrage I feel when I see people being so intolerant about something that doesn't even affect them
- AMU's Suspension of (Allegedly) Gay Professor - Unconstitutional
The university’s decision to suspend the professor is in violation of both the court’s decision and its central tenet of inclusiveness.
- Homosexuality Versus Violation of Privacy
When I read about this case, I hoped that the story would be about how AMU stood by Dr.Siras and how police immediately were looking
- Nawwab and I: Turning to a Lamb
Second attempt by handlers and enablers to save their client's reputation
- One Day, This Too Will Pass
Memories remain and then they too fade away.
- Every Place is Kansas Now, Tiger
Dorothy, it looks like every place is Kansas now.
- Photo Essay: Liverpool Street Station
A photo Essay on one of the major London Train Stations
- Cricket and Beer
Our hopes had already been dashed when I walked in to bat yesterday.
- Movie Review: Nishikanth Kamath's Dombivali Fast
Dombivali Fast is not just an engrossing film, it is a mirror for the lives most of us have led in India.
- Movie Review: Dharm - Unfairly Snubbed
This film is not about the chaos that hatred leads us into but of the humanity that pulls us out of it, unscathed.
- Book Review: Complicit by Mark Gilbert
A conspiracy of greed among bankers, investors, rating agencies, and regulators has imperiled everyone's financial future.
- Photography Times: The Sumatran Tiger
Statistics say, there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
- Book Review: A Nameless Place
A novel about culture, spirituality and identity, which was inspired by my time in India.
- The Children of India: A Volunteer Travel Experience
I became involved with a nonprofit based in Austin called The Miracle Foundation, which manages orphanages in India.
- The True Stories of Slumdog Millionaire
Sadly, most of them fall prey to just such exploiters as those found in both these movies
- Pakistan Fashion Week Lights Up Lahore
Lahore lights up with glamour and glitz amidst everything that is so dark.
- Book Review: In an Antique Land
A peek into Rural Egypt and a Coastal town in India in the 12th Century.
- The Robin Hood Tax - A Crock of Brown Organic Matter
The Robin Hood Tax needs to be thought out more. Perhaps withdrawn.
- Global Water Trends Afloat Pakistan’s Water Crisis
Running Water just may run out...completely!
- The Feline Needs A Lifeline
Its an irony that India has promoted Tiger as its National Animal since independence, but has failed to save them from dwindling down so badly.
- Amar Singh and the Great Uttar Pradesh Divide
India is moving away from narrow constricted visions, from politicians sleeping at the back benches of the parliament, from deceit and unfaithfulness to norms of
- February Unleashed
It had now been scientifically proven what we have known all along.
- From Ashes
"It’s that madness, that raw energy that used to make one want to read."
- Washington, DC After The Snow Blizzard
The Blizzard is well timed with glacier-gate scandal.
- Propaganda, Patriotism and Profits
If earlier the State used patriotic fervor as an administrative tactic, big business is now co-opting national consciousness for private profit.
- Twitter Fiction: Twocial Etiquette
“Social boo-boo, telling someone you don’t follow them on Twitter.”
- Satire: A Reasonable Dog
'You ought to be ashamed of yourself", said Nawab, nibbling away at the bag of chips.
- Photo Essay: Saint George and the Dragon
The story of St. George and the Dragon, in carbonite!!
- poetry: whirling
"Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction."-Kabbalah
- Movie Review: Karthik Calling Karthik
The movie itself was a bit of a disappointment though I didn't expect much.
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