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- Book Review: The Power of Half
Does this book bring out the farce that aid is? No. Because they are still very innocent and idealistic in their "giving"
- Mr. Prime Minister, You've Disappointed Us Again
Torture or no torture, the whole media briefing needs to be forgotten in a hurry
- IPL 3: Chennai Super Kings Out-class Mumbai Indians
The final over of the IPL final had an inevitability to it, both for the MI and for Lalit Modi.
- Tharoor, Sania, IPL, and Other National Distractions
People in public office should focus their attention on matters of public concern rather than being a constant distraction, twittering their foibles or phoning them
- Ayesha, Sania, And Dhokha
Should all marriages with Indians or between Indians be formally registered with the state?
- March-ing Ahead
Of all the gin joints in the world, Maqbool had to walk into a Gulf Kingdom!
- Fallen Role Models - Keeping The Value
This kind of extreme reaction serves no one - not the media, not the people.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Roger Federer Wins Fourth Australian Open
As master of the Grand Slam, he might be excused this grandiloquence.
- The Haiti Earthquake - Do Your Part for Relief
Our World, Your Move - In Haiti
- Earthquake Strikes Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Killing Thousands
Disaster strikes a land that needs no further disasters to strike
- Nawwab and I: Invisible Chastity Belts
And with good marketing campaign you can sell it to both men and women.
- Another Bungled Blow-up: Passengers Safe, Suspect Apprehended
How much more can the airport security be tightened?
- Ruchika - Indian Law Allows Child Molester to be Let Off
The law prosecuted Rathore for molesting a young girl, but doesn't prosecute him for raping the trust the common man had on the Indian civil
- Media - The Sure Race to Stupid
Cue the shepherd; the sheep are ready.
- Bad News at My Doorstep - Surprises After a Target Shoot
No rest for the wicked! A long day at meetings and target practice - and more work when I get home!!
- Nawwab and I: Teflon Hilary
She took their darts. Deflected most. Smiled a lot.
- Will Manmohan Get An Economic Nobel?
We are happy this way; this Nobel is quite inconsistent with Eastern values
- President Barack Obama Awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Another question that lingers in my mind when I hear of the Nobel peace prize is why did Mahatma Gandhi never receive one?
- Nobel Peace Prize 2009: Obama Gets What?
Gandhi did not get it. Obama did. What were the Nobel Committee memebers smoking?
- India Defeat Sri Lanka in Compaq Cup, Sachin Scores 44th ODI Century
The Indian success streak in world sports continued unabated today in Colombo.
- Media - Praise Only After Death
The Media reflects the signs of an increasingly over-suspicious and negative attitude breeding in our society.
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Reddy Dies In Helicopter Crash
He leaves a mixed legacy
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Reddy Still Missing
Search operations have been on all day, but there is no official news yet of either the helicopter or the 60-year old Chief Minister.
- Chandan Mitra, The Real Winner
It has everything to do with the facade of respectability that politicians wear but slips off in such occasions.
- Torture, Cover-up and the American Civil Liberties Union - A Desi Connection
War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity should not go unpunished.
- Sach Ka Saamna - Is There a Social Impact?
How do we expect a machine to understand, diagnose and rule a verdict on love?
- Soul Search Or Strip Search?
The brouhaha over a US airline detaining Shah Rukh Khan. Is it worth it?
- Social Consolidation - Facebook Acquires FriendFeed
Personally, I might move away from FriendFeed if it begins to look too much like Facebook, which I found to be shallow and boring.
- Why India Should Not Hang Ajmal Kasab
We will not allow Kasab to turn into a martyr! We will allow him time and the opportunity to change his ideology and reform, as
- A Tale of Two Presidents
Our politicians aided by the media will never discuss serious issues. I have given up hope about our media.
- Virtually Real - How Life Imitates Art
Mistaking reality for fantasy can be dangerously explosive
- Forgive Kasab! Hate his Sin, Not the Sinner!
A man, you and I, are worst monsters in our personal lives! Let's not forget that! Don't condone the Sin, but condone the Sinner, let
- Censoring Liberty: Sach Ka Saamna
Desi public in general are Johns addicted to the incorrigible salacious whore called Liberty
- Nelson Mandela at 91 - The World's Greatest Living Leader
Nelson Mandela, the world's greatest living leader turned 91 today.
- Observer Cronkite Dead: "And that's the way it is."
Our job is only to hold up the mirror to tell and show the public what has happened.
- Michael Jackson's Memorial - The Last Greatest Show on Earth
The media treated the event with a mixture of solemnity and awe, unmingled with cynicism. it was morbid capitalism at its worst.
- Sarah Palin Resigns: Aims to Run for President in 2012
fours years can take an enormous toll on a candidate
- Watching An Indian Soap: Choti Bahu
An entire world of make belief made "real"
- Poetry: one eye on the road, one ear on the radio
one eye on the road, one ear on the radio / one eye on M and N, one ear on ms. G
- Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies of Heart Attack
Behind the scenes, Michael Jackson was a tormented, confused man, yearning for a lost childhood and descending into a private morass of sadness.
- Gwalior Politics and Conspiracies
Is it possible for an ordinary Indian like me to have dreams of being a part of the August body, the Indian Parliament?
- Racially Motivated Shooting at US Holocaust Museum
A man armed with a shotgun entered the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C this afternoon
- Indian Government To Investigate Seats for Money Scam
There is slim chance that effort will be made to stop such practices from happening.
- North Korea Claims to Conduct Another Nuclear Test
Fresh out of the 100 day honeymoon, this will further test the foreign policy of President Obama.
- Sri Lankan Tamils
Sri Lanka should create an environment where Tamils regain their identity, their pride, and their culture.
- Election Result Coverage: 10 Hours of Relentless Viewing
Everyone seems ready to applaud and bid a warm farewell to L.K.Advani. This is utter crap.
- Barack Obama at Notre Dame: A Touch of Class
I wish I had half his grace, wisdom, patience, empathy and sense of humor.
- Movie Review: Oliver Stone's W.: An Unexpected Bush Biopic
W. is a film that provides insight into the psyche of a man whom people have already judged and learned to dismiss
- US-Pakistan-Afghanistan Summit: To Disrupt, Dismantle, and Defeat Al Qaeda
Whoever has a better idea would win the battle.
- The Taliban's Atomic Threat: John Bolton's Fear Mongering
Afghanistan is not a nuclear power. Yet the alleged conspirators of 9/11 emerged from there.
- Two Washingtonians On Pakistan
The primary threat to Pakistan comes principally from the elected and unelected leaders who are holed up in Islamabad.
- Arvind Krishna Mehrotra: From Lahore to Oxford by Way of Allahabad
The dark horse and a new entrant in the race is Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, born in Lahore and a Professor at Allahabad University.
- Oracle Acquires Sun Microsystems for $7.4 Billion
The strategic benefits that Oracle gains from this acquisition are far greater than the sum of the parts.
- Poetry: Remembering Papiya Ghosh
a sky masquerading a poem incised her mind and reason on third december two thousand and six.
- North Korea Launches Rocket Over Japan
The enfant-terrible of North Korea is up to his old tricks.
- Gunman on Killing Spree in Binghamton
Killing spree in Binghamton, NY
- Breaking News: Justice Dept. Drops Charges Against Sen. Ted Stevens
"It is unfortunate that an election was affected by proceedings now recognized as unfair."