| 2009 | January

  • Vote out “undemocratic” elements

    Democracy is one form of the government in which governing power is held indirectly by the citizens in a free and fair electoral system. Electoral process is nothing but a collective way of choosing a representative based on the closed voting system – i.e. civilized way of hiring some one (Qualified fellow citizens) to act…

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  • India not a country of doers: Infosys Narayanamurthy

    On Coalition: If we are all individuals who think intelligently, who think dispassionately, who use data and facts to argue, who are patriotic… then how can we be against any policy that makes this a better country; …. So, it is all about petty issues that make our governments less effective. I don’t believe that…

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  • Earth Day (April 22)

    Wednesday April 22nd is Earth Day. This movie Earth will be released wednesday. Click on the FullScreen/Maximize button in the above video. Turn off your room lights. Turn up the volume in your speakers. If you are making dosa/coffee for your husband, forget him & turn off the stove. If your kids are doing homework,…

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  • I will die as an Indian, love Tamil Eelam for ever

    As the Tamils in Sri Lanka are facing one of their worst nightmare in the entire history of (several thousand years old) their  civilization in North & East of Sri Lanka, all the political parties in Tamil Nadu – India cutting across party lines are conducting some form of a peaceful protest to extend their…

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  • On corporal punishment in schools

    Corporal punishment kills Delhi schoolgirl Shanno Eleven-year-old Shanno, who slipped into coma after her teacher made her stand in the hot sun crouching at school two days ago, died in a government hospital here on Friday. Shanno’s elder sister Sahina, who studies in the same school, said: “The teacher made her stand in a murga…

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  • Caves and Cavemen

    Story: This poem was penned on the way to work. I originally envisioned it as a blog comment to share the pain of a poet who was censured and asked to apologize in writing by other Indian writers. It can be taken as a jibe on inertia to imagination, insecurities sometimes termed as culture or…

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  • Roosevelt Churchill sipping Brandy

    Few days ago, at the Group of 20 Summit at London, Obama says this: “There’s been a lot of comparison here about Bretton Woods… you know, last time you… saw the entire international architecture being remade,” Obama said. “Well, if, if it’s just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy, you know,…

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