Monthly Archives: September 2005

The Auto Ride

An American once remarked seeing our autorickshaw. “How do you sit in one of this things? It is so small.” “Why, we are a small-built people.” I didn’t explain to him how big a convenience it is to driving-challenged, small-built … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rita….

Hurricane Katrina, Rita…Saw some pictures of the devastation in the US after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. God, what devastation! Just imagine the most prosperous country in the world going through such humiliation. They have the best resources, the best government … Continue reading

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The Dance Bar Saga…

The Dance Bar Saga Continues…My Friend CP Surendran on the Maharashtra government’s banning of dance bars. He has a very lucid and effortless way of expressing his thoughts and feelings. Quoted below is what he has to say published in … Continue reading

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Cultural dictatorship…

Cultural dictatorship… freedom concert… and other matters! Pritish Nandy in a recent article blasted the Maharashtra State government for not allowing the conducting of the “Freedom Concert” at the Gateway of India, Bombay, India. This concert is a regular feature … Continue reading

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Of plastics bags and dance bars!

They banned plastic bags for causing the floods of July. Imagine. What are a few plastic bags when it comes to global warming and the aftermath? I mean, can’t they see that the harmless plastic bag has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for Bombay and New Orleans?Now there is damning evidence why hurricanes (New Orleans) and floods (Bombay) happen. An about.com article states, “Global warming began in the 20th century with the modern industrial age. 21st century continuation of … Continue reading

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Deluge and other things! I wrote this article a year ago and people sneered, “What is John talking about?” Read it to understand what the rains have done to Bombay and New Orleans. Unprecedented floods are a result of the … Continue reading

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