Month: December 2009

Politics in India

BRUSH UP YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, GRANDPAS!

The other day, I was reading the day’s newspaper after lunch but dozed off soon. Copenhagen summit, price rise, food shortage, demands for bifurcation of states were the main items in the newspaper and, naturally, one is tempted to put aside the newspaper and dream of a world free from man – made problems. I …

Politics in India

Election promises give way to cash-for-vote

Gone are the days when voters in India, especially the poor and the downtrodden, had to wait indefinitely for the benefits promised by MLAs or MPs during their election campaigns. At the most, the voters could expect some benefit at the fag end of their five year term so that the legislators concerned could look …

Politics in India

WAKE UP NATIONAL PARTIES; INDIA CAN’T AFFORD IT!

There had been a period in the history of independent India when all national parties, irrespective of their ideological differences on socio-economic issues, stood united when the country’s unity was at stake. The regional parties, though few and far between in those days, did play the regional card now and then but could not make …

Caste System, Crazy people, International issues, Issues in India, Poems, Reflections

LET’S RISE ABOVE PETTINESS

Globalization transcends divisions Maybe this concept is business-oriented But it shortens the distance between homo sapiens Black or brown or white We are all offspring of the mother earth. The White liquid that we squeeze out From the udders of the cows Could be milk or dhooth But mixed with coffee or tea The effect …