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- Archives: May 2010
- Poessay: Five Letter B Words Part II
Words express, emote, soothe, guide, communicate.
- Software Review: Ubuntu 10.04 - Late Night Thoughts
I made a conscious decision to stick to Linux, explore it and I am elated to have Ubuntu "work out of box".
- Unique Identification Number: The Politics of Privacy and Information
The new power is not money in the hands of the few, but information in the hands of the government.
- Poetry: playing with ink
ink, kink, hink and think
- Suprabhatam – The Dawn Prayer
On an impulse today, I looked up the lyrics of The Dawn Prayer - and found myself captivated.
- A Developing Turdistan?
India is possibly the only country in the world where humans bare their bums in reasonably full public view
- Sustainable Development in Haiti
London reinvented itself after the Great Fire. I hope Haiti does the same after this earthquake
- An Un-Fair Psyche
The dusky and ‘how can she be happy’ dame gets back home after a long gruelling day at the office. She wipes her makeup
- Ajmal Kasab And Faisal Shahzad - Double Faults
Why would an educated man with a good job and a family plant a car bomb in Times Square?
- As Are The Subjects, So is the King
A ruler need not fear non-participative public
- Ideart: Retro Shirt & Kolam
Because the fabric was crumpled and stiff at those wrinkles, the colour caught and skipped in places.
- Mobile Phones in India: Disappointing Fare
There is no ONE answer.
- The Hanzakuts of The Lost Horizon - Imminent Catastrophe
A catastrophe that occurs once in a hundred years is imminent in the next 20 days.
- To Be A Girl
Mama, when are you getting my ears pierced
- Book Review: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
The Gospel according to Philip?
- The Intrusive Internet
People will take extra care if you force them to, with an artificial construct like an anonymous handle or a vehement policy of no photographs.
- Photo Essay: British Museum Part 5e, Misc Greek Statues
A review of some of the Grecian statues in the British Museum
- The SmartyPants Fetish
Have you ever asked a guy why he prefers blondes? Does anyone seek to understand the various fetishes and quirks that different men find appealing?
- Photo Essay: British Museum: Part 5f The Elgin / Parthenon Marbles
The infamous Elgin / Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum
- Love Manufactured
He was pumping iron, you were on your 53 rd crunch, counting furiously, panting. Your eyes met and he smiled, your heart skipped a beat.
- Mdantsane Laughter - Poems of Mdantsane
a girl laughs out aloud clutching a tree back in rural mdantsane.
- Emancipation of Women: Is it Just a Long-cherished Dream?
The mantra is that come out of the fire well in which you are being burnt for the only reason that you were born as
- My Tryst with 'Papahood'
Fatherhood often brings you up-front with your own foolishness, fallibility and frailty.
- England Wins the ICC T20 World Cup 2010
England wins the World cup for first time after 35 years and in their 18th attempt.
- Delhi In Soaring Temperatures
The air conditioner was put on full blast but the car wasn't warming up.
- Travel Review: The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
As the family shops in the outlet malls, remind yourself these have stripped away verdant groves that bordered the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains.
- Photo Essay: Pigeons
Some photos of pigeons in a shopping area
- Photo Essay: Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen
A review of a visit to Gordon Ramsey's kitchen
- Do Gadgets Obscure Observation?
What was confirmatory earlier has become perfunctory for doctors now
- Photo Essay: Singing Red Indians in Harrow
Native Americans singing in Harrow.
- Book Review : The Hadrian Enigma - A Forbidden History
Did Antinous - the Lover/Favorite of Caesar Hadrian - drown or was he murdered?
- Book Review: Yajnaseni - The Story of Draupadi
Pratibha's Draupadi/Yajnaseni/Krishnaa is a woman trapped by circumstances.
- Changing Ingredients of an Optimist
A half won battle is a lost battle, like a half filled glass
- Making Sense of the European Crisis
The simplest way out of a debt crisis is to inflate your way out.
- Photo Essay: Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards
A story on the worshipful company of Makers of Playing Cards
- Mdantsane Black, Poems of Mdantsane
black are we grown from unseen embers
- Propelling Political Change
The basic tenet of a judicious society is the social and economic assimilation of all people.
- Capitalism, Socialism and Gasoline
If wishes were horses, commonsense would be jobless!
- Amar Singh, a Political Reality
Creativity within politics is a taboo factor and creative impulses have always been pushed down ruthlessly.
- A Killing That Would Be Most Foul
The matter of Afzal Guru's death sentence is back in the news with Shiela Dixit...
- Salutations to Comrade Jyoti Basu - An Intergenerational Tribute
How many Chief Ministers in India in the future will be appreciative of the very subtle and abstract humour of PG Wodehouse?
- A Road to Peace? Cracking the Qur'an Code
Is it possible, at this "five minutes to midnight" time we live in, to achieve peace in West Asia?
- Satire: Meeting Your Maker Made Easy
India offers a unique blend of traditional and modern ways of making this trip, aided in part by our friendly neighbours.
- Book Review: Shirlee Holmes 221 Baker Street, San Francisco
Claire Hartman brings back a slice of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless detective Sherlock Holmes in Shirlee Holmes 221 Baker Street, San Francisco.
- Intercourse with the Natives
The biggest part, I believe, of any healing between cultures that have been at odds with each other is a dialogue.
- Tragedy at Mangalore Airport - Could This Have Been Avoided?
When a novice individual can see the horror and file a PIL to stop it, how in earth did the authorities not see this coming?
- Viswanathan Anand Vs Sachin Tendulkar
Both are sports icons of exceptional talent and perhaps one of the best their respective games has ever seen in...
- Is Burqa Banning Correct?
When a sovereign and prospering government like France does the unexpected, which many might term as a nasty piece of...
- Fiction: Cherries
The preying mantis moved on and tittered to each other. The man already forgotten.
- The Art Of Dividing Castes
Gotras divide the castes. How bad is that?
- Mr. Prime Minister, You've Disappointed Us Again
Torture or no torture, the whole media briefing needs to be forgotten in a hurry
- Pakistani Ineptitude - Mega Flood Looming
The last one in 1841 swept away the Sikh army camping at Attock to change the course of history
- Terrorism: Let Us Get to The Negotiating Table
Continuing the old Policy of an Eye for an Eye, will be foolishness. We need to invite them to the table, find a Golden Truce
- Err India: The National Crasher
I know it is really tough to be a patriot, but I am not definitely not going to take this tough route to be one
- Second Class Rail Travel In India
The constipated booking clerk chewing Paan who was a master of everyone's fate and the restless crowd standing in trailing queues are distant memories now.
- Gujarat Experiment
Gujarat continues to experiment; it experimented in dairy sector, labour force and freebies. Now it has embarked on an experiment in voting.
- Poetry: The Rainbows Last Evening
i remembered you at hauz khas behind the ruins when you had touched....
- Photo Essay: Bike Race in Canary Wharf
A photo essay on a cycle race in Canary Wharf, London
- Photo Essay: London on a Rainy Day, Buildings and Sights
Some views of the buildings in London on a rainy day
- Entrance Exams Under the Weather
These incidents have cast a cloud of doubt over the credibility of the IITJEE and the CAT.
- Photo Essay: Harris Hawks in London
These hawks are used to drive the feathered rats aka pigeons away from London
- Pakistan's New Problem
In Pakistan, the US is the most hated country and is often considered to be the top villain in conspiracy theories.
- Photo Essay: Staircase at Courtland Gallery
A photo essay on one of the most famous staircases in London
- Photo Essay: Michelangelo's Dream at the Courtland Gallery, London
A photo essay on Michaelangelo's drawings in the Dream series.
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- Poessay: Five Letter B Words Part II