Misc.

How not to deal with menacing elephants

Half past five this morning the first signs appeared on local news channels. Some refused to believe it, some others decided to wait and watch. And some, like me, were still asleep. By six o’clock it was confirmed: three elephants from a nearby forest were on a mad rampage in the very heart of our […]

Read More
World

DSK set up? Who would profit from it anyway?

A 23 strong Grand Jury in New York is examining the evidence against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (popularly known as DSK in France) as the man himself spends time in house-arrest under constant watch of police personnel. If they find sufficient cause, they will vouch for a full-scale trial and the United […]

Read More
Misc.

This is what Facebook is for!

The social world online, I believe, is divided into three categories: Facebook fanatics (who live half their lives on Facebook,) Facebook users (who know their limits,) and Facebook ignorant (Facebook? What is that?) I watched The Social Network seven months after it was released (I got my hands on it only in May!) and thought […]

Read More
Misc.

Bloggers, reporters, journalists and the fine line in-between

The question as to whether bloggers are journalists is a much-debated and indeed over-blogged one. Try googling the phrase are bloggers journalists and you will quickly find that almost all of the results at the top have the same title and all lead to articles where an extensive examination is carried out on the topic. It makes […]

Read More
Misc.

Somebody just preponed death!

Apparently, the end is nigh for most of us humans. The eBible Fellowship is just one among many claimants (Family Radio being the other major claimant) of the fact that judgement day is May the 21st; and five months later, on October 21st, we shall witness the end of the world. Now I do not know […]

Read More
Misc.

IQ comes with strings attached

Eddie Rodriguez, for Cracked.com, wrote an amusing, yet interesting, article titled 5 Unexpected Downsides of Intelligence. It was interesting, but you know how cracked.com articles can be: playfully funny at first look, with some reading between the lines heavily demanded. So I decided to examine the five traits in a more–perhaps the best way to […]

Read More
Misc.

Happy Mother’s Day!

~ To my mother–the best in the world! ~ Sometimes it’s March, sometimes it’s April and sometimes it’s May. Which ever it is, each year, one of these months have the honour of hosting Mother’s Day all over the world. This year, today, May the 8th is the day dedicated entirely to mothers, who were, […]

Read More
Misc.

Osama dead. What about jihad?

The best place to hide a secret is out in the open. Not a week after Great Britain stole the limelight with the Royal Wedding, the US has once again come to prominence with the killing of the man who topped their most wanted list, Osama-bin-awadh-bin-mohammed-bin-laden (feel free to skip the names in-between.) Back in 2000, […]

Read More
Misc.

At the Royal Wedding

LONDON, ENGLAND — April 29, 2011 — 500 tweets are being made every second, and I am perhaps just one of thousands of bloggers who, quite understandably, decided to write on this trending topic. ❧

Read More
Misc.

On why 2011 is a year to take heed of the climate

As a quarter of the year 2011 passes by us, here is a brief but in-depth look at how the climate is trending, how it has been over the past few years that matter now, and what it probably has in store for us. There have been attempts to spread this concern but humans seem immune to it. Yet, as a devastating year 2010 ended, the world noticed its leaders come together and continue doing that a few more times since. What did we learn? What are nations doing about this? Nothing. At least not anything we can visibly feel proud of right now. It is almost like we are refugee in trying it together.

Read More
Misc.

On the honourable Indian road laws

The reason why Indian road laws are so honourable is because, to a new visitor, they humbly make themselves inconspicuous, bordering on invisibility. On further examination it becomes clear that they do not exist. At least they are no longer in active practice. We go through a typical day of ‘following’ these rules. Ardently.

Read More