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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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  • Orhan Pamuk: a true hero of our times!

    The first Turkish national who comes to my mind is Orhan Pamuk. I think he is the greatest Turk of the present age and one of the greatest Turks of all time! Yes, this post is about Ferit Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize winning Turkish novelist and professor of literature. He is one of Turkey’s…

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  • Is there a new idea for India ?

    After all India was formed out an idea. An idea of freedom from the British. India now needs a new idea. Having been formed, what could keep it going ? Democracy was a great idea, but after over 60 years of independence 80% of India’s population does not have any of the basic fundamental rights…

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  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    Human Mind is beautiful, and this is about one such mind. An extra-ordinarily Beautiful Mind. When this movie came out in 2001, it bagged 4 Oscars. It was obvious that the reason Russell Crowe (John Nash) was not given the Best Actor Award was only because he received the same award the year before for…

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  • God’s own music

    I have not heard any recent music and have experienced a surreal spiritual soothing experience. I use the word spiritual as it is the closest to describe the listening experience or because I may not know what it is exactly.. I have seen many creators do their best work when they are young and their…

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  • Open letter to Mr. President Barack Obama on Sri Lanka

    Please facilitate for the “Will of the People to speak”. Please facilitate for the “Will of the People to speak” to bring Change for the Tamils. March 25, 2009 Your Excellency, President of USA, Mr. Barack Obama:   This letter is to request you to conduct a UN sponsored referendum in the Tamil-inhabited areas of…

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