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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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!

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?

Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!

"Words are cheap... " is oft stated, and more so, it seems, by India and Indians. Charlie Chaplin went on to say " ... the biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'." Indeed, the Commonwealth Games 2010 may well turn out to be the proverbial 'white elephant', at least for India; to say the least, I'm … Continue reading Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!

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!

“As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Yesterday, a friend wished to post a comment on the much-discussed article that made the headlines in The New York Times. Some readers thought the article was newsworthy, others expressed their furore over the skewed perspective, and yet others posted counter-comments. The following is one which was written, but was not published, since all comments … Continue reading “As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Piecemeal layoffs avoid warning laws Yes, this one sounds much like what I expressed almost a year ago. Continuing job losses may signal broad economic shift More on Jobs (Including  a Little Good News) Thanks for the link, EON. Ever Closer to 1982. What to do when you lose your Job (Some advise from various … Continue reading Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

"Wow!" said the cabbie in Gotham, and "Oh wow!" sez I, sitting at my desk after watching this video of gutsy New Yorkers. But for the video caption, I'd have wondered, "Who are all these people waiting in line outside the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd St in sub-zero temperatures!" In contrast to the expected turnout … Continue reading Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!