Monthly Archives: September 2009

William Safire Is No More

William Safire, of the Nixon Administration, not the “howling pack of conservative pundits: Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter and Malkin” according to Maureen Dowd, is no more. I liked to read his rather simplistic style and threadbare analysis. Here’s a tribute she … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie on “Slumdog Millionaire”

This is rather late, but what the heck, better late than not at all. Slumdog won a lot of appreciation for its provocative content, which were trumped up by a director who didn’t understand his subject and a screenplay writer … Continue reading

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How Climate Change Affects Civilisation; What Are the Effects of Global Warming? Will We Become Extinct?

Ah the October heat is almost upon me. The mind goes dithery, the body sweats a lot of fluids, a vague disorientation, the mouth dries, the fingers don’t move on the keyboard, mistakes are made and generally speaking, October heat … Continue reading

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"Managing your online afterlife"

Time issue dated September 14, 2009 has an interesting article “Managing your online afterlife”. So what happens after one kicks the bucket, er, well, sort of? We think about these things, don’t we? Just as we look out of a … Continue reading

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Bloggers to the Fore. Product Launches, What Next?

So what’s up in the blogging community? Am a bit dense here because I haven’t attended any of their meet-ups or bothered to network, really. So the following comes as a bit of a surprise as it comes on the … Continue reading

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Of "Cattle Class" and No “First Class” in India

What do you say to a man who comes and stands in front his ample and polyester-clad behind wiggling at you, prodding the book you are reading, shifting from leg to leg, talking loudly to his companion, unmindful of the … Continue reading

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The Largest Wave of Suicides in History

This is from a blog called Progressive Rural India Forum, here’s an excerpt: “The statistics are staggering. From 1998 to 2006, over 100,000 farmers have committed suicides. In Vidarbha, 3,000 farmers have taken their lives in the 1999-2006 period. Since … Continue reading

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