.. and what are they going to achieve that the existing 70,000 foreign troops did not ? President Obama is giving into the hawks within the US armed forces. The promise of withdrawal in 2011 is merely a way of softening the blow by a man that is about to get a Nobel Price for [...]
Category: Current Events
Bikram Yoga an Olympic sport ?
Not sure what to make of this one. Apparently Yoga is going competitive in the US, and is being promoted by none other than our own Bikram Chowdhary and his wife. ! But since the essence of Yoga is completely internal, how can you judge a Yogi ? Apparently Mrs Chowdhary knows as she is [...]
I love Sachin Tendulkar
I love cricket - and the focus, dedication, joy and sheer artistry Sachin has brought to the game is so rare in any sport. Not just in cricket. And I love him for being him. And now I admire him even more for the courage to say what he believes regardless of the consequences. I [...]
India going Green or Red ?
I was asked by NDTV to come on a show to argue with our Minister of Environment on the fact that the Himalayan glaciers are NOT receding. I wonder if he has been there ? This is not about statistics, dear minister, ask the local people. Statistics can be manipulated, as we all know. Just [...]
I am at the TED conference, at the huge Infosys campus in Mysore. There are some incredible speakers here and the conference has been of great value. TED needs to be applauded for what it is doing. Every speaker I heard had something to say and life experience, information and wisdom to share. It has [...]
Delhi descends into savagery : a personal experience
Hi Shekhar, I was in West Delhi at that time and was around 6years old. Although I was very young at that time, I can almost clearly remember everything that happened. I was suffering from chicken pox and my little brother was only 4 years old. My dad had an accident earlier and had a [...]
Delhi descends into savagery
2nd November 1984 I am editing my film. My assistant keenly looking over my shoulder. Gentle boy, who was shy and spoke so softly. Sensitive and very diligent and caring. Another assistant walks in. Whispers in the boy's ears, and the boy looks a little startled and walks out. Unusual, as he would have normally [...]
Hilary Clinton accuses Pakistan Army of supporting Taliban, but where’s Bin Laden ?
Pratima asked : Shekhar, What are your thoughts on the Pak-bashing that Hillary Clinton did today?. Imagine a war that has continued for 9 years, with 20,000 foreign troops, that has killed tens of thousands of people, many of them innocent men women and children, and plunged two countries into chaos that will take years [...]
India’s shameful Legacy
The legacy that left 1 million dead and 10 million displaced from their ancestral homes. The partition of India.The folowing comment from Abdul Munim is such resonance on the day we are remembering Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi : I am a Muslim for 1400 years.... A Punjabi for 2500 years... A Pakistani only for 55 years... [...]
World Habitat Day
Liza Peiffer, On behalf of Habitat for Humanity writes in to inform about the World Habitat Day on October 05, 2009 as chosen by United Nations. World Habitat Day is a day for everyone to stand up and let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere. What can you do [...]