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ഓർമ്മയുണ്ടോ ഈ സമരം?

Categories: Kerala, Malayalam|

Solar commission report indicts former Kerala chief minister and top leaders of his party as one of the murkiest scandals in state's history comes full circle.

All omens are lucky

Categories: Good Read|

Aiming therefore at such great things, remember that you must not allow yourself to be carried, even with a slight tendency, towards the attainment of lesser things. Reading The Enchiridion by Epictetus.

Sad thing about hard things

Categories: Diaries|Tags: |

Checking the day's mail. Exactly one of these three media items will end up being consumed. Sad thing about hard things. 

Milk bottle

Categories: Diaries|Tags: |

One beautiful March evening, on a narrow aisle in San Jose's fashionable Whole Foods Market, I walked past the 100% perfect milk bottle. 

Women like you drown oceans

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“Once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself. - how’s that for a happily ever after?”

Watcher in the rye

Categories: Trivia|

In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

Making of the President 2016

Categories: Elections, Politics|

Nobody in the world is new to Donald Trump, nor to that thing that lives on Trump's head. It is true Trump has said horrible things about minorities, women and everyone who is not Donald Trump.

Keeping up with the Karamazovs

Categories: Good Read|

....in my opinion miracles will never confound a realist. It is not miracles that bring a realist to faith. A true realist, if he is not a believer, will always find in himself the strength and ability not to believe in miracles as well, and if a miracle stands before him as an irrefutable fact, he will sooner doubt his own senses than admit the fact.

Yup.

Categories: Trivia|Tags: |

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

Transtromer: We do not surrender. But want peace.

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Tomas Transtromer writes lines like "We got ready and showed our home. The visitor thought: you live well. The slum must be inside you."

True crime: Caffey family murders

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Like a Russian man who killed over 40 people with deep empathy for a Soviet people who lost their gods and then lost their brotherhood in the post-Soviet era – a people who didn’t believe any more. He believed the people he killed didn’t have a lot left to die.

Forever Young

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When the winds of changes shift May your heart always be joyful And may your song always be sung May you stay forever young Forever young, forever young May you stay forever young.

Fear and loathing in America

Categories: Good Read, Read|Tags: , , , , |

“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.”

For All a Baby Knows

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A baby in the womb has no idea its Mother loves cool September breezes floating through the twilight window

World Cup 2014 – Lets dance!

Categories: Announcement|Tags: , |

  And that's how it ends, with a whimper. Sad. Onto Russia 2018.         =============================== This captures the sheer volatility of this world cup - Ha the gravity of Spain's exit. Fastest [...]

World Cup 2014 TV Schedule

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Best World Cup ever for folks in the west coast. Matches starting at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM PST every day. This is going to be super fun. Oh what fun it was in 2010.

HERO!

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On a cold winter night in 78 he drank two liters of Russian tea, went to Red Square before light and wrote on snow: “Brezhnev is an idiot!”

When desi people drink

Categories: India, Trivia|

They drink a lot.     Alcohol Consumption in India - details Daily chart: Boozing it up | The Economist.

Elections 2014: Performance of M.P.s from Kerala

Categories: Elections 2014, Kerala|Tags: |

One M.P. from Kerala on an average participates in more debates than one M.P. from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh combined.

Dear Leader Un

Categories: Trivia|

How the dictator of a dystopian society with grey, clouded skies can be such fodder for humor is food for thought for hegemony watchers. Meantime there is more Un goodness here.

Bukowski: many people would have to die

Categories: Poetry, Video|Tags: |

that nobody wanted anybody to be strong and beautiful like that

Science Jokes

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An interviewer approaches a variety of scientists, and asks them: "Is it true that all odd numbers are prime?"

Peace on earth 🙂

Categories: Video|

Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Jesus chip in for the kids.

The annihilation of caste – full essay

Categories: Good Read|

Socialists of India propound that man is an economic creature, that his activities and aspirations are bound by economic facts, that property is the only source of power.