Adjectives and substance: a five-minute guide to running a nation

Running a nation is easy. Just ask your barber.

These few thoughts popped up in my mind when I was watching a debate on national television this evening about the raging something in India. The reason I say something is because nobody knows what the biggest reason is that they are fighting for.

As far as I could ascertain, the main reason was that the peoples’ money was stolen which actually made it seemed like they cared. And then somebody else thought it fit to butt in: innocent men, women and children were lathi-charged. That has become a cliche; far too cliched a statement to tolerate for my own small part. Continue reading

Once Upon A Different Time

I had wound up my day tonight when I received an email from ABC via a blogging ring I am a partner with. The American Broadcasting Corporation is coming up with two new dramas, they said; a curious one they have named ‘Once Upon A Time‘ and a new take on the 1970s celebrated series, ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ I was sent an exclusive first look to review and knowing how these dramas can turn out to be, I confess I was quite skeptical about taking up the job. But what Once Upon A Time had in store for me was something I had never come near picturing right (no pun intended!) Continue reading