There’s no doubt in my mind that what India needs is a dozen Dr Subramanian Swamys. One Dr Swamy is definitely not enough. Why? Because the garbage which needs taking out cannot be done by one person, however brilliant, hardworking and committed. But for now, let us thank our lucky stars that India has Dr Swamy at least. He has the nature of a warrior, a karma yogi. But he is also a gyan yogi. With that said for the record, I would like to share with you a few videos of his you must watch.
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A guest column from my friend Mr Keith Hudson who lives in Saltford England. He’s the only polymath I personally know.
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This one has the makings of something earth-shatteringly great. Starting today, Wikileaks will post American diplomatic cables to the web. NYT says, Continue reading “The Actual State of the World: Wikileaks”
My friend sent me a link to a Vir Sanghvi column in an email with the subject line “Vir Sanghvi is a brain-dead prick.” Surely, I said, my friend exaggerates. Not brain-dead, I thought. The fact that the fellow is a major TV and newspaper journalist, I supposed that he knows how to write and talk, and therefore could not be brain-dead. But then I made a mistake. I read his column, “Setting the record straight.”
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Just in case you need to go to China from the US via Japan, check google maps for directions.
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The most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — is also my favorite among the holidays of the Western tradition. Let’s forget for a moment when and why this tradition started, and just use this holiday to remember that we all have something to be thankful to the universe for.
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[Previously in the series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.]
“Oh! what a tangled web we weave; When we first practice to deceive,” lamented Sir Walter Scott. I suppose the web of deceit becomes less tangled with practice. Politicians and their handlers — I am talking about the likes of Niira Radia, Vir Sanghvi and Barkha Dutt — have over the decades gained such sophistication and finesse that they weave elegant webs of deception worthy of stunned admiration. Gone are the days when a few million dollars quietly taken from the public till was sufficient cause for massive public outrage. Now the sheer awfulness of the crime has transcended human comprehension.
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“The CBI on Monday told the Supreme Court (SC) that it has in its possession 5,851 call recordings, many of them 30-40 minutes long, of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia with various people,” says DNA. I propose that these recordings be published on the web immediately. Why?
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I got to know of a seminar today at UC Berkeley. “Bioengineering Advances for Economically Disadvantaged Societies” by Prof Boris Rubinsky. The title of the talk bugs me no end. In what way is “economically disadvantaged” an improvement on the plain English word “poor”?
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Broken News: All India Radia reports that Madam Sonia will recommend both Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi for Padma Bhushan.
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