Archive for May 2010

The Blind Side!

May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

We’ve heard in many a media reports that Indian judges tend to live in their ivory towers, unchecked in their role while delivering judgments. Here’s one such outrageous example, where a judge actually ignored the constitution and demonstrated that grandest of stupidity is possible even in courts’ judgments. And yet we remained silent! There was a case of a Mr Haribaskar back in the 90’s when he was the Chief Secretary to Jayalaltiha’s cabinet in Tamil Nadu.

Kites – A Review!

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Review

Since I entered the theatre late, I don’t really know how but J manages to successfully woo Gina and they are ready to tie the knot. Now is the perfect time for J to get friendly with Gina’s family. Tony, Gina’s brother is the villain in the movie. His level of eccentricity is slightly greater than his dad’s. He’s smug, rich and a brat. His idea of fun is to step down from his chauffeur driven car, shoot some poor fellow and walk away like a badass! He makes it look so simple that I’m considering this as an alternative to Facebook to pass my time.

Getting Systematic!

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

“The system is hopeless. It needs an overhaul.” This is an oft heard statement in many a heated discussions. The point, however, that ignored in most such discussions is: “What is this system?” If we look at a country, then the Constitution can be termed as the backbone of the system. It is a well known fact – and often reiterated – that the constitution is above all. I may be tagged as a constitutional extremist, but I have great faith in it. It is like the holy grail of the system in India, superior even to the Supreme Court.

That’s the Reality!

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

Waiting for the bus at the bus stop, the other day, I met my next door neighbor. She was also waiting for the bus along with her four kids. Wait, her four kids! I thought she had only one kid. And all the kids curiously looked the same age and were of the same height. So, as I wished her good evening, my curiosity got the better of me and I asked her, “Which school do your kids go to?”
“They are not my kids. Only she is my daughter,” she said pointing to the small girl wearing a short skirt and a sleeveless top.

The weakest Link

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

A generation or so ago, a majority of the people in our country lived a life far different from that of today. A life that you would call tough, astounding or impossible. They walked miles to fetch water from the river, used hot coal to iron dresses, washed clothes at a stone specially designed for the purpose and hung them out in the sun to dry. They bent double to sweep and mop the house. They wrote letters to connect with others. They did arithmetic in their mind, or on paper. They used fire to cook. They went out shopping. They fanned themselves in Summer and burned fire-wood in Winter.


May 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

To convey the true significance of the word is one of the critical motives behind this article. Starting from the smallest decisions that we take every day when we get out of the bed, or have breakfast, to the larger decisions of choosing a career, or getting married, to the even larger – and where our opinions might not even mean much – decision of India signing the agreement for nuclear cooperation, or the IPL saga of business of cricket, we contemplate a lot.