Monthly Archives: May 2009

Poetry-shoetry, culture-vulture, Jai ho!

Who says politicians are the only ones who are vicious? Poets can be vicious too, as the murky happenings in Oxford University recently show. Distinguished poet Derek Walcott who was the popular contender for Oxford’s prestigious chair in poetry had … Continue reading

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Indian Male Libido Going Haywire?

Thursday morning’s Times of India had two news items on rapes of minors in Bombay on the front page. One was 7 years old and one was 13 years old. Oh, God, I think, is it sin to be born … Continue reading

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Recession Jokes

In a lighter vein, here are some recession jokes that landed up in my inbox (very droll): The only “deposits” being made on a Ferrari are the ones made by birds flying over them. Q: What’s the difference between an … Continue reading

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Election Result: People Want Less Corruption, Less Hatred, More Stability

Whatever you say of India, the democratic process is still strong and doesn’t hesitate to punish wrong-doers and silly unscrupulous bribe takers and reward those who are in the right. The congress had stalwarts who were known to be free … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Crops: Read and be afraid, be very afraid….

Serendipity (as I had only recently written about farmer suicides resulting from genetically modified BT Cotton, see this article ), you might call it that, or chance, or a case of mutual affinity, perhaps, led me to this article written … Continue reading

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Of GM Cotton Seeds, Farmer Suicides and Prince Charles

I am back after a short holiday in Kerala, more of a working holiday, to settle some property matters with my brother. The trip was undertaken by air and while up there (28,000 ft, minus 52 degrees outside, aircraft flying … Continue reading

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