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October 2014

Fear and loathing in America

By | 2014-10-13T15:18:55+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Good Read, Read|

“Superstar politicians and superstar quarterbacks have the same kind of delicate egos, and people who live on that level grow accustomed to very thin, rarefied air. They have trouble breathing in lower altitudes; and if they can’t breathe right, they can’t function.”

February 2012

Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

By | 2017-12-06T16:08:10+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Good Read, India, Kerala, Papa Bear, Poetry, Politics, talkies, Trivandrum, Trivia|

Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here - political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.

August 2010

Apni aazaadi to bhaiya

By | 2010-08-18T22:21:22+00:00 August 15th, 2010|India, Poetry, Politics, talkies, Video|

Boring isn't just the only problem but he clearly eluded the core issues of public distribution, price rise, and made a quarter-hearted plea to the naxals - which forget the naxals, cannot even bring my angry four year old cousin to table for talks.

April 2010

Tharoor: One year since

By | 2010-04-18T20:48:34+00:00 April 18th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

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 not understand when people say "tharoor is the new kinda politician". I do understand that he never fit in, but that is not enough to claim that he is any different or any better.

Search fun :)

By | 2010-04-18T16:36:19+00:00 April 18th, 2010|Announcement|

My top picks from the last 233 searches that landed in Talkies. My favorite of course is "PRITHVIRAJ DESTROYED MOHANLAL". Seriously? with Antony Perumbavoor around? what was the reason for [...]

November 2008

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By | 2008-11-05T09:04:59+00:00 November 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have [...]

June 2008

“White” House

By | 2008-11-05T09:08:13+00:00 June 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|

A token pin on sale at the Texas Republican Convention venue :) and like one comment pointed out,shouldn't it be "When Obama is President..." An irony given the fact that the [...]

May 2008

Breaking the Glass ceiling

By | 2008-11-05T09:11:35+00:00 May 9th, 2008|Hmm|

When a woman does ascend through the glass ceiling into the White House, it will be, in part, because of the race of 2008, when Hillary Clinton broke through the [...]

January 2008

Tata’s Nano and Rajdeep’s Jeh

By | 2008-01-10T06:16:38+00:00 January 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Every morning Keshav gives me something to smile about, but this morning when Ratan's five year war and marketing blitz reaches its conclusion, Surendran(thats how I read it) took a nice [...]

While Obama wins…

By | 2008-01-04T05:24:27+00:00 January 4th, 2008|Hmm|

She can't be bargained with. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever. Despite Obama winning Iowa yesterday, [...]

February 2007