Politics, Religion, and Trolling

Steer Clear! The reality is, that the friends you socialize with i.e. dine-n-wine with; or the friends you socialize with online -- they may have political views that may surprise/or shock you. Well, will you continue to be friends with them, or will your turn your back on them? Don't the wise often say, don't … Continue reading Politics, Religion, and Trolling

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Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mind you, if anyone caused pangs of guilt in your head, 'cause you took a short nap in the middle of a work day, erase those negative feelings, pronto! Downtime is not a waste of time... repeat these words in your head, until you feel free of guilt... not because I'm suggesting that you feel … Continue reading Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mumbai Police blasted… after three explosions in Mumbai!

6.56 p.m. through 7.01 p.m. Indian Standard Time... 20 people dead, 113 injured... in  terror attacks across Mumbai...  in Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, and Dadar! Protests against Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and anger towards Mumbai Police, who... are caught sleeping! Yet again... was the Intelligence in a slumber... while terrorists orchestrated these heinous attacks? Public … Continue reading Mumbai Police blasted… after three explosions in Mumbai!

One more rebel… yet again, an American!

A sick mind, a sickening situation, or is it the beginnings of a sick nation??? Way back in July 2009, I referred to Bryant Neal Vinas, an  American rebel who trained with Al Qaeda; he had actively engaged in discussions to blow up the Long Island RailRoad in NY. Then, there's the  case of Najibullah … Continue reading One more rebel… yet again, an American!

Apni Dilli, Unke Khel… Our Delhi, Their Games… a musical satire!

Delhiites, and non-Delhiites, Indians and Indians abroad, sports fans and even those with merely a faint interest in sports, are all pretty much disgusted by the way The Games have turned out... nothing but scummy flotsam... yuck! Diatribe about the Commonwealth Games is all over the virtual world as well. Here's  asurband's music video on … Continue reading Apni Dilli, Unke Khel… Our Delhi, Their Games… a musical satire!

Commonplace… money talks, after all… so what if it’s the Commonwealth Games?

Now, wait,  I'm not referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's rants about the Commonwealth. This is about India's money power! Her trading partners - Australia and Canada, and the erstwhile mighty Britain too are heading to India, after all the brouhaha over the past few days. Compromised or not, The Times of India's screaming headline, "India's … Continue reading Commonplace… money talks, after all… so what if it’s the Commonwealth Games?

Pay-as-you-throw… Tax on Trash!

Not yet here in the US, but could soon be, if local governments take cue from the UK. From some of the comments, it appears that even in the US some form of tax is levied on different types of garbage - recycling, organic yard trash. Apparently, you cannot trust your neighbors... some fear that … Continue reading Pay-as-you-throw… Tax on Trash!

Oversight… the contradictions in its meaning just irk me!

Talk about anomalies in language, particularly in English! Even in the past, I blogged about this. Why can't people just use another word when they mean "supervision"? Under the guise of 'oversight' so much damage has been done to this country... not all of it inadvertently! Yet again, Mr Bernanke claims "lax oversight caused crisis"! … Continue reading Oversight… the contradictions in its meaning just irk me!

In the war against Al Qaeda, how will the US cope with rebellious local youth!

Billions of tax dollars are spent by US to wage a war against terrorist groups outside the nation. But then a young man from Long Island, New York, travels all the way to Afghanistan, receives training from Al Qaeda, then plots a terror attack over his home base, then goes on to confess... who and … Continue reading In the war against Al Qaeda, how will the US cope with rebellious local youth!

Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times

In response to this article, http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/the-new-frugality-no-passing-fad/comment-page-11/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Largely, you could say I’ve lived frugally my entire life; whether or not I held a well-paid job, did a survival job, or when I have no job; only, so that I could save for the rainy days (which are a given for most people, at least at some … Continue reading Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times