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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Remembrance (2011): My Take

Last evening, I watched this foreign film, "Remembrance". It is the story about a Jewish woman, Hannah Silberstein, who struggles to break free from the dark memories of her past life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Poland's SS occupation. Young Hannah falls in love with an inmate, Tomasz Limanowski. Together, after they escape from … Continue reading Remembrance (2011): My Take

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!

Speech for Peace: President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

For my records: Following is the transcript of President Obama's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday 9th December 2009, as released by the White House: Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with … Continue reading Speech for Peace: President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

They Hate Us — and India Is Us

In the New York Times, Patrick French, opines thus...

Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

This morning, over a week after the news of gunshots and terror struck Mumbai, I read a first hand account from a word doc that appeared in my mail box: Michael Pollack and Anjali's story of their nightmare at the Taj. But through it all, they express their gratitude towards members of the hotel staff … Continue reading Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

Corporate America… now will you be on Indian shores in droves?

Or have the events of the past three months numbed your gray cells? Or then again, surely 10 young men slinking on to Indian shores in the past week are not going to drive you away from those Western shores of Mumbai; nor displace you from India's Silicon Valley on the Deccan Plateau! Is it … Continue reading Corporate America… now will you be on Indian shores in droves?

Update: Fresh round of explosions heard from The Taj Mahal Hotel two hours ago!

With the death of 143 people and hundreds injured during the past two day, the worst is not over. Explosions and firing continue at The Taj Mahal hotel with a solitary terrorist still in hiding inside - of the 2 or 3 seen earlier. With five hostages dead in a Jewish Center housed in Nariman … Continue reading Update: Fresh round of explosions heard from The Taj Mahal Hotel two hours ago!