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- Satire: Commonwealth Games Bulletin
The day ended with Gauri the Cow, India’s answer to Paul the Octopus predicting that India will top the medals tally in these games.
- Do We Respect Our Icons?
I apologize to Vishy for this behaviour. The hell with these jokers, when you know there are a billion plus people who adore and love
- Krishna's Temple of Shame
I did not have any regrets of not visiting the sanctum sanctorum, since the very purpose was defeated by such double standards.
- Poetry: The Wrath of Water
silence cascades from under the minarets / the walking dead, doleful and diffident wander aimlessly
- Indian Railways Turning Into A Death Trap
Why are our railways so accident prone?
- A Talkative Judge
Should a judge use his personal blog to attack the judiciary?
- What an Idea?
Is it not a farce to demand ID proof while activating a mobile connection?
- Book Review: Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers
Read this book if travel is what your dreams are made of
- IIM CAT Snafu Continues - Mismanagement and Inconvenience
The first online CAT for the IIMs presented a poor showing for the institutes and the company conducting the test, Prometric.
- Praising the British - A Psychological Malady
Propagating ignorance in the name of spreading knowledge is easier and effective
- Why Aamir Khan Should Not Lobby for Kiran Bedi
The underlying tenet of democracy is transparency, not popularity contests in the name of inclusiveness and participation.
- Will Manmohan Get An Economic Nobel?
We are happy this way; this Nobel is quite inconsistent with Eastern values
- NSG Security Cover Withdrawn By Home Ministry
I thought the one person who needed security cover the most was our poor old LS Speaker!
- What I Would do if I was in Nandan Nilekani's Shoes
A matrix structure will allow Nandan to create a culture in which things will happen fast and move fast.
- School Mints
Schools have become mints - minting money ruthlessly.
- Continental Airlines Gets Notice for Frisking Abdul Kalam
This is one of the many flaws which makes way for other debauched malpractices like Corruption to seep into the system.
- Another Interview
Making eye contact with a prospective employer in this pure land of ours doesn't do you any favors.
- Nandan Nilekani to Become Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India
He is one of the few leaders in contemporary corporate India with a grasp on a wide range of issues tackled by present day India.
- Life in the Mountains of Samaria: Feeling Like a Duck at a Target Shoot
If you have an afternoon to yourself, you can count on some Israeli bureaucrat to find a way to waste it for you.
- Book Review : Identity and Violence by Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen’s book, “Identity and Violence’ examines the connection between violence and our tendency to identify with one key trait.
- Fake Charities and Real Charities
There are fake charities out there which steal twice, once from your pocket involuntarily and once from other deserving causes
- Movie Review: Ramchand Pakistani
It is not every day that we hear the title of a revered Hindu god and Pakistani in the same sentence.Aditi Nadkarni
REVIEW | Politics: Immigration, Politics: India, Politics: South Asia, Politics: Pakistan, Culture: Society, Culture: Social Issues, Culture: Films, Culture: Bureaucracy, Media: Films - Bollywood, Media: Films - Hollywood, Media: Films - Hindi, Media: Film - Actors, Media: Film - Directors, Media: Films, Politics: World
- Why Do Vice-Chancellors Fail At Aligarh Muslim University?
Why VC's dont work in AMU, some thoughts
- Disjointed Questions on the Bombay Blasts and Its Aftermath
Questions and musings in my mind over the past 48 hours.Kim
OPINION | Media: Events, Media: Citizen Media, Culture: Urban, Culture: Society, Culture: Personal History, Culture: Crime, Culture: City Life, Culture: Bureaucracy, Media: Journalism, Media: News, Media: Television, Politics: World, Politics: War on Terror, Politics: War, Politics: Terrorism, Politics: Peace, Politics: Laws, Politics: India, Politics: Governance, BizTech: Management
- Citibank - The New State Bank of America
Welcome to Citibank, the new State Bank of America.
- Ending Coercive Land Acquisition - Creating Options
If this method is so simple, why hasn’t it been tried already for land acquisition?Somik Raha
OPINION | Politics: US, Politics: India, Politics: Governance, Politics: Freedom, Politics: Asia, Culture: Society, Culture: Social Issues, Culture: Philosophy, Culture: Essay, Culture: Education, Culture: Bureaucracy, BizTech: Entrepreneurship, BizTech: Economics, BizTech: Development
- To Leave or Not To Leave
A waning love story with a lovely Indian city.
- Rape victim uses RTI to get case moving
Using the RTI Act prods government employees to get moving
- Book Review: The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
This slim book is eminently readable and works best if the nuggets are mapped to one's own perspective and experiences.
- Attacks on Churches and Christians in India - Violence in Mangalore
Why are atrocities against Christians being downplayed in the media?Kim
NEWS | Media: Journalism, Media: Events, Media: Citizen Media, Culture: Urban, Culture: Society, Culture: Social Issues, Culture: Religion, Culture: Crime, Culture: City Life, Media: News, Media: Newspapers, Politics: Religion, Politics: Peace, Politics: Laws, Politics: India, Politics: Governance, Politics: Freedom, Politics: Elections, Politics: Corruption, Media: Television, Culture: Bureaucracy
- Book Review : The Appeal
An excellent work of political and legal intrigue.
- Sporting Bindra, Unsporting India
Everyone wants a piece of Bindra. Nobody cares about the sport in which he competes.
- The Story of "London Tod Singh" Is More Than You Know
How many more “London Tod Singhs” do we have left ? Sixty and more years after independence, certainly not many
- Book Review : Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse
Not a book you want to buy or gift a friend who is going to be a Trailing Spouse.
- Thoughts Inspired By A Sack
How an apparently inconsequential tidbit can set off an entire chain of thought about the human dilemma!
- Stale Wine With Mouldy Cheese - The ‘French’ Experience
My brush with inept bureaucracy and rolls of red tape
- Cosmetic Changes in Islamabad
The parachuting of Washington's dream team means status quo remains unchanged in Islamabad.
- The British Government and Corrupt Practices
The corrupt saga of British Aerospace and the shameful behaviour of the British government
- Legal Change - Possible in Democracy, not Theocracy
Whether we are talking about civilian life, criminal life or corporate life, too many laws means that your freedom to act is circumscribed.
- Changing Attitudes - Are The Young Beating The Old?
The young relatively speaking know less, but they use the little that they know to tackle the issues
- Questions For Raj Thackeray
Now that the MNS chief has stirred an Hornet's nest, would these answers come by as easily?
- Mumbai US Consulate - Bureaucratic Hassles
Just outsourcing a service does not make "the end justify the means".