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July 30, 2018 – 9:52 pm

Completed 75 hours of Fast (only plain water) and still counting! Since it is night time here, I intend to break my fast in another 10 hours (next morning).
First 24 hours are difficult (rumbling in …

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Movie ‘Water’

January 31, 2007 – 6:42 pm

Movie ‘Water’ by Deepa Mehta is being released in India on Feb 23, 2007. I was unaware of this fact because I had seen it in August, 06 at Chicago. This movie’s shooting was stalled …

Building an Ugly India

January 31, 2007 – 4:35 am

India is on the move. Meet anyone -more so someone who has returned from India- and ask him/her: “So India is progressing well?” “Oh,yeah! for sure. Wherever you go, you see new roads, bridges being …

A NRI asks Railways to improve!

January 28, 2007 – 4:52 pm

A USA based NRI- Dr Themplangad- has filed a writ petition against Indians Railways to improve practices of human excreta disposal as the current practices of disposing excreta in the open is not healthy and …

Politically Incorrect

January 27, 2007 – 10:31 pm

Atanu Dey (http://www.deeshaa.org/) has written this beautiful critique on Indian voters. Whereas we Indians typically like to bask in the glory of our past, this is a slightly different prespective. He makes a valid point, …

Where do we stand

January 23, 2007 – 1:13 am

Where do we stand in the contemporary world !In year 2006: India ranks very low at 126 in HDI (Human Development Index) as released by the UNO.Poverty Index is another way of looking at the …

Illegal immigrants

January 22, 2007 – 11:09 pm

I thought issues are politicized only in India, not in USA! The way the issue of il-legal immigrants is being handled with a vote in mind just reflects that vote bank politics can lure anyone!
The …

Minoritism

January 21, 2007 – 11:16 pm

I have always considered that 3 malaises need to be fixed if we were to ‘liberate’ India. The very good thing is that we are a democracy and have over last 59 years of our …

Maladies of my country

January 21, 2007 – 12:35 am

India is a democracy. It has an amazing diversity and a pluralistic society. It has a proven record of tolerance and has a system of human rights in place. People of all faiths live here …

Bans

January 20, 2007 – 7:57 pm

The movie “The Da Vinci Code” (by Ron Howard ,released 2006) based upon the life ( or more appropriately one particular aspect) of Jesus Christ generated much controversy. This we all know well. What surprises …

MLK Birtday

January 19, 2007 – 12:11 am

January 15 was Martin Luther King’s (MLK) Day and it was a public holiday here in the US. MLK would have turned 78 this year (2007).His wife-Coretta Scott King – died last year (notably she …