Monthly Archives: November 2009

The bastardization of Indian Television

It is with great regret, and a pinch of gut-wrenching shame, that I now announce the sad and official demise of Indian television. I am sure people have known of its death for a while now, but being one of … Continue reading

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Ill-conceived, illogical plan

Horticulture minister Umesh Katti’s proposal of identity cards for entry into the two biggest parks of Bangalore-Lalbagh and  Cubbon Park- is both thoughtless and ill-conceived. Ministers are notorious for announcing plans without going into the logistics. The justification for the … Continue reading

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India Shining! Corruption in India shines even more!

Right. Like many, I too decided to cash in on the fall in real estate prices and bought myself an apartment. The registration is still due; so is the possession.  When the developer said I could get my apartment registered, … Continue reading

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Idea of linguistic states has outlived its utility

The issue that is currently troubling the nation most is Regionalism.There is a debate over Mumbai, based on statements made by the Thackerays and MNS. It is popular politics at play and not nation building. This is also an idea … Continue reading

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CFL or LED?

India is being beguiled into accepting the CFL technology for electrical lamps when the rest of the world has been rejecting it in favour of LED technology. The reason for the rejection of CFL is the reliability factor which has … Continue reading

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On correction course

To err is man and therefore, we all should try to note down our mistakes and wrongs which we  commit each day. And if we start this noting system , there are chances that the number of wrongs and mistakes … Continue reading

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Man and the manifesto

Does Advani deserve this? The party seems to be in a hurry to get rid of Lal Kishan Advani who was their trump card at one point in time. Change is inevitable but the anxiety shown to replace the veteran … Continue reading

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A coffee that tasted like whiskey

I bumped into an Indian at a coffee shop recently and as usual I was thrilled at the thought of striking  a conversation to know that person and befriend him. Our conversation went like this. Me: Hi, I am Anil … Continue reading

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Have an open mind

I can only cite the ignorance of the Indian Muslim clerics & their die-hard followers in refusing to sing the national song. Vande Mataram (salute to the Motherland) was penned by Bankimchandra Chatterji in praise of the beautiful nature of … Continue reading

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New set of dangerously mutated politicians

Karnataka, with its vast natural resources along with the state machinery, is sought to be run as a business house for the benefit of few individuals. The present day legislators of Karnataka, by their thoughtless act of surrendering to these … Continue reading

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