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  • Sashi Tharoor – the unholy cow

    On his page on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was asked, “Tell us minister, next time you travel to Kerala, will it be cattle class?” His reply: “Absolutely, in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows.” Reacting to Sashi’s remaks, Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said…

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  • Kapil Sibal’s brand of Education Reforms

    Reforms suggest learning Hindi by all and moots for abolition of X’ th standard Board Examinations. The Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has announced the so called educational reforms and has satisfied himself that he has fulfilled a promise made in UPA election manifesto to go for educational reforms within 100 days of assuming…

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  • Labour strike – Nokia’s salary revision irks employees

    While the liberalised economy of India has been great for investors, large corporations and highly skilled professionals, it has not been so great for the average shop floor worker. Corporations throughout India try to find some way around the labour laws to pay their workers less than they should. It is an open secret that…

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  • Can India try to break up China?

    An article appeared in www.iiss.cn in the name of  XinLang Bo ke, suggesting certain strategic steps to break India. This article was in Chinese language and therefore was translated and commented upon by Indian media. The very fact that such an article has been allowed to be published in a website by China where no…

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  • Dadagiri – “How can she slap?”

    [Ed: This is a little outdated news item, but got my attention just now.  So here I go…] Dadagiri is a reality show, of course interleaved with choreographed/scripted material.  Apparently, in the segment below, the participants are expected to go through a few rounds of bullying (similar to college ragging) to claim the prize money. …

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  • Nandan Nilekani’s ideas for India’s future

    The NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman has this to say about Nandan Nilekani: “Seattle has Bill. Bangalore has Nandan. What makes Nilekani unique? For me it comes down to one phrase: great explainer.” Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine…

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  • Defiance – Beginning of freedom (English Movie)

    A powerful, gripping adventure that showcases the extra-ordinary true story of Bielski brothers. The three brothers were simple farmers, who narrowly escaped the Nazis, and turned into revolutionaries and fought for the freedom of their people. Daniel Craig (James Bond: The Quantum Solace) stars as Tuvia Bielski, an ordinary citizen who turns to become a…

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  • Britain to oppose IMF loan to Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka continued to remain in the bad books around the world. It has been more than two months since the countries President Rajapakse declared victory in the war against the Tamil rebels. However, he has not announced any political power sharing for the Tamils, while the army continues to hold a large population of Tamils…

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  • What “A Wednesday” (Hindi Movie Review)

    After watching “A Wednesday” – Hindi movie, I just have two words to describe it – “absolutely captivating.“ Yes. Naseeruddin Shah – one of India’s finest actor strikes again with one of this best performance. Director Neeraj Pandey’s narration and the tone set in every frame is intriguing. The movie has a unique storyline which…

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  • Mammootty, Mohanlal and Kerala Politics

    Mollywood super stars – Mammootty and Mohanlal have reached several peaks in their individual film career of more that three decades. Apart from their exceptional contribution to Malayalam film industry, both of them are successful businessman, environmentalist, humanitarian ambassadors and more importantly they care for the betterment of Keralites. Mammootty is a film actor, producer…

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