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10 Constitutional changes and a mango lassi

…need a Prime Minister who can explain this to the nation. This is where I miss the Nehrus, and Vajpayees, and the Vishwanath Prataps of yester years. Manmohan Singh over the past years has alarmingly proved his impotence as a leader, and while we are at it, an honest impotent leader. The new-India seem to […]

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Kerala Elections 2011: Kalashakottu

The last 15 minutes of campaigning for Assembly elections in Peroorkada Junction, at the nerve center of the Vattiyoorkavu constituency in Trivandrum. K.Muraleedharan of INC takes on CPIM independent Cherian Philip in this VIP constituency encompassing AKG Center, Legislative Assembly, Cliff House, and Indira Bhavan.

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If history is any indicator….

I agree that human rights include the right to food and shelter, which the Chinese are trying hard to provide. But to quote an Indian revolutionary, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight […]

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BP Turtle

Oil and Bhopal.

One of the saddest images I’ve seen. Full slide-show on NYTimes. And in tonight’s report Colbert said “BP is a foreign company operating in our country. Which shed our blood, and destroyed our land and livelihood”. Then he discussed punishing British Petroleum. In other news US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Robert Blake said no […]

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Tharoor: One year since

It is more saddening to see that Tharoor is not exiting on his own, but being sacked around accusations of corruption. If he had resigned in protest against “the red tape”, or “allocation of funds to Kerala”, or even “ludicrous nature of Indian foreign policy” it would have been a worth while tenure. I do […]

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Ending terrorizing ourselves

Friedman has a beautiful piece on America’s priorities and the precariousness of the national psyche. In his OP-ED in times, Friedman talks about “my president, whose agenda can be derailed at any moment by a jihadist death cult using exploding underpants.” And what does the war on terror give us? Better drones, body scanners and […]

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