Getting nostalgic… about New York City

Soon it will be a year since I left New York!  As spring creeps up here, I'm beginning to miss those day-long trips to NYC! Aching for a change from the wintry whites and suburban life on Long Island, my escape to Manhattan with its urban cityscape used to provide me with all the forms … Continue reading Getting nostalgic… about New York City

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!

Getting stuck on the highway…

Many commuters may have suffered due to the havoc wreaked by today's early March Nor'easter... likewise thousands of American investors and those across the globe, due to the financial slides and tumbles on Wall Street; across all of the Americas, Europe and Asia... the dip ranging anywhere from 3% to over 7%! On the other … Continue reading Getting stuck on the highway…

Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

Talk of perspectives. A couple of days back I referred to NYC - America's resilient city, comparing it to Mumbai - India's version of NYC. In my posting are references to a common man's dispirited view-point of life in Mumbai today. Today, The New York Times has published Joe Nocera's account of his journey to … Continue reading Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

They Hate Us — and India Is Us

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

Impact of the global recession… research begins in NY, ends in India’s bedrooms!

"Teji maan time nathi, mandi maan mood nathi." A research study titled thus in Gujarati, a South Asian language, loosely translated into English, it reads as "No time during a bull run, dampened mood during a downturn". Undoubtedly, referring to the effects of stock market perturbations on couples, especially on their intimate lives in the … Continue reading Impact of the global recession… research begins in NY, ends in India’s bedrooms!

Catch the LIRR! Who is abusing the system???

Are the visually impaired leading the disabled... reeks of a scandal aboard the Long Island Railroad... the LIRR! Beware, we're talking about 250 million US dollars already paid as federal occupational disability money to early LIRR retirees since Y2K. We, the taxpayers, have paid for this and will continue to do so, while these 'disabled' … Continue reading Catch the LIRR! Who is abusing the system???