Amitabh vs Shahrukh

The newspapers are blazing with pages full of the supposed power struggle between the two stars. The power struggle apparently (if the papers are to be believed) is dividing the biggest political leaders, the biggest industrial icons in India. But can any one tell me what this power struggle is about, struggle for what ? [...]


Anyone out there also not quite sure how to react to Borat ? Sure it's clever, and even funny. But it made me feel uncomfortable about ridiculing another culture in such an extreme way... But I guess I have seen our own Mehmood do the same take but much better for years in Hindi movie. [...]

Prepare to be Bombed !!

Back to the Stone Age. By the US of A.. So President Musharraf of Pakistan was threatened by Richard Armitage, the then Deputy Secratary of State of the US Goverment, if Pakistan did not co-operate with the US on it's war against the Al - Qaeda, Of course we have known for a long time [...]

Civil War in Iraq

The Coalition of the Willing has finally reached it's objectives in Iraq. It's taken me a long time to figure out the logic behind the invasion of Iraq. It's simple really. It's what colonists have been doing for two centuries. It's just too simplistic to assume that they got it wrong about the weapons of [...]

The Indian Budget : Playing for a Draw

The Finance Minister in his press conference said that in the Indian Government has to show that it's heart is in the right place as well as it's head. He needs to be congratulated for his heart. With the great emphasis on the rural and agricultural sector, on education, on micro credit to the agricultural [...]

Terrorism & masturbation

In today's UK 's paper Guardian, an essay by Ian Buruma equates masturbation, repressed sexuality and homosexuality with acts of Terrorists and Fascists.,,1717676,00.html This is typical of a society looking for simplistic and convenient answers to rather complex human behaviour. Driving a wedge between Them and Us. The essay, for example, finds siginificance in [...]

The Delhi Bomb Blasts

I was there. In Delhi, not far from the blasts. I too was shopping with my family, but fortunately for us, not in the immediate vicinity. But near enough.. Did I hear the blasts ? Perhaps, but during Diwali the sound of firecrackers dominates even the blaring horns of the traffic. And that, in Delhi, [...]