Reflections

Obama down by three, Mukherjee in the lead

Barack Obama lost points in my book today: One for hypocricy, one for foolishness, and one for downright cowardice.With North Korea's successful launch of a satellite Sunday, the world has turned its attention to the East, as they fear the rocket launch implies the expansion of North Korea's missile program or that the rocket itself… Continue reading Obama down by three, Mukherjee in the lead

Reflections

Worth a thousand words?

I've picked up a lot of new terms here in India: biodata, visiting card, "good name" (meaning first name), etc.....but if there's one term that I still can't get over it's "felicitation," which in my mind has come to mean "the arbitrary exchange of mementos and shawls at a highly structured ceremony on stage." At… Continue reading Worth a thousand words?

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At The Hindu: Two legends, two nations and one great ideology

CHENNAI: Two men from opposite sides of the world transformed their countries based on the same precepts: non-violent protest can spark change, not only within a nation, but around the world. To mark 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s pilgrimage to India, the U.S. Consulate General here inaugurated an exhibition at Sri Krishna Sweets… Continue reading At The Hindu: Two legends, two nations and one great ideology