Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Male craving India

If your looking for Incredible, Sublime India, stop reading now. This is male craving India.

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. See the project at

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lalit modi..scapegoat of Congress corruption...

Now the whole kitchen sink is being thrown at Lalit Modi. Looks like Sharad Pawar has provided the sacrificial lamb to Congress party, probably in exchange for protection of his own bank account. While Shashi Tharoor will be happily claiming his innocence and Pushkaring away, Modi will be in a neighborhood prison soon. At this point, this has degenerated into politicians saving their skins. And providing a lesson to people that expose the functioning of the Great Congress party of Mahatma Gandhi in any way. Topi Pehenke Topi Lagao, Kisine Pakda To Usko Mahatma Gandhi se bhi Jyada Nanga Kar do.

The IPL can easily become a casualty, similar to how India is a casualty while politicians shore up their bank accounts while wearing their spotless whites and crooked smiles. I doubt there will be a fourth season.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bye Bye Lalit Modi...

Knowing how the Indian corruption system works, Lalit Modi will be eased out of his job soon. An MP like Shashi Tharoor cannot pull the strings that caused the initial auction to be cancelled, there are bigger fish in this murky pond. Those folks are not happy that Shashi Tharoor was outed; now the income tax department will find thousands of irregularities in Modi's bank account. I hope Sharad Pawar is still on Modi's side. If he is not, Modi may be out even before the third season of IPL is over. Hopefully is was the NCP leader Sharad Pawar that asked Modi to out the Congress leadership group that was trying to take over an IPL franchise.

That particular Congress leadership group has already made it's move. Modi will now be labeled as a tax cheat and kicked out and will probably end up in jail for a short period. The Delhi franchise that is close to Modi is already in trouble; they have already been hit with crores of tax liabilities and fines. The tax system is India is a complete joke; it will now take around 20 years for these folks to prove their innocence. At which point, they will get their money back, without any interest.

Hopefully this particular shadow group is not bigger than Pawar; at this point, it does look like these are really big politicians dragging Modi to the ground. Sharad Pawar will get his revenge during the next set of Maharashtra elections. The IPL will go on without Lalit Modi, but it will just not be the same sense of adventure and excitement.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Collingwood notout!

Wonder what the replay umpire saw! Collingwood was clearly notout, and the umpire kicked him out quickly. Real bad third umpiring! The legs were definitely in the air as the ball touched his hands. Since he was coming in from the boundary, that was a six. The commentators seem to influence the third umpire. The KKR folks seem to have mastered the art of claiming the catch; David Warner was almost a victim earlier.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Afghanistan's master shows up....

Looks like America is making some good gains against the Taliban. Pakistan has been happy to "eat up" the money and provide "assistance" until now. Now that the end game is near and Taliban is getting decimated, they want to "mediate" with what is essentially their hand in the pot.

The US has been pretty gullible and they will surely fall for this trick too. Maybe they are not too gullible; a fighting China/India/Pakistan without the US anywhere near the region is probably good for them in the long run. India will surely have a much stronger and willing to fight enemy after the Afghans go back to proxy Pakistani rule after the US departure. Any hope of education and progress that Indians have bought to Afghanistan will be quickly snuffed out by the next Pakistani puppet regime in Afghanistan. Well to do neighbors don't go well with fanatic poverty and misery.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Relax..Take it easy....

The increase in suicides in India, especially after the movie "3 idiots" is discouraging. The actual death suicide is not damaging, the other suicide attempt where the guy miraculously survives without any mental issues or no head trauma to himself is the one causing all the problems. And in a movie where "All iz well", the guys try to go the other way quite frequently and the central character is breaking the law by being an imposter.

One solution to the problem(something that happens in the USA) is to make private and public education equally expensive, whether you are in a government college or not, for middle class families and above. That way, parents do not have the carrot of free education dangling in front of them and they do not flog the kids in turn. Scholarships should be given only to the academically or athletically brilliant, which in turn would allow kids the option of excelling in sports. The whole problem is that the cheap education of government college is making monsters out of parents and they start early in their insults to their children. The movies gives these kids some easy ways out of the pressure cooker situations out of which they do not see escapes.

The pressure is not needed. Infact, you prevent the kid from having any managerial aptitude down the line due to the psychological damage that is inflicted on the kid.

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