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The World This Week – 12 April 2009

April 14, 2009
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Tweet George Bush may not be the US president anymore, but he sure left a legacy. During a press conference being addressed by P Chidambaram following CBI’s exoneration of Jagdish Tytler’s involvement in the 1984 riots, Singh lobbed a shoe at Chidambaram. It didn’t connect, but that didn’t seem to be his intention. He...
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The Evolution of Democracy

April 8, 2009
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Tweet Many thousands of years ago, when men wore no clothes and there was no way of outsourcing their primary occupation of hunting there were simple ways of resolving disputes. Often times these involved some sort of violence, a club or two, and a defeated man sprawled on the ground. Gradually man become more...
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The World This Week – 5 Apr 2009

April 7, 2009
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The World This Week – 5 Apr 2009

Tweet The week began on a jingoist note as the hyper nationalists of Shiv Sena attacked lawyer Anjali Waghmare because she is going to be the lawyer for 11/26 terrorist Kasab. Poor woman is just doing her job – she was appointed by the court as Kasab’s lawyer. On the positive side, now that...
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The World This Week – 29 Mar 2009

March 30, 2009
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The World This Week – 29 Mar 2009

Tweet Here’s some of the prominent happenings from India this past week. Varun Gandhi continued to hog the headlines. After his anticipatory bail expired on Mar 29, he surrendered in Pilibhit. Only it wasn’t quite peaceful. Following a violent protest by his supporters, the UP government invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against him....
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The World This Week – 20 Mar 2009

March 21, 2009
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Tweet Here’s a short recap of what went on in the world this past week. NCP chief Sharad Pawar raised demands for a maharashtrian Prime Minister following the upcoming elections. Soon, Shiv Sena joined in. So is this how it is going to be? Maybe we will see a rotating policy for PM in...
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The World This Week – Mar 13, 2009

March 14, 2009
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Tweet Starting a weekly roundup of news and interesting events from around the world. Here’s edition number one. The week started with this CAG report on how Assam police personnel carried their fancy AK-47 assault rifles for two years, without any bullets. Looks like we need a law enforcement agency to take care of...
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Land of a Million Engineering Colleges

February 19, 2009
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Tweet We just cant seem to have enough engineers and MBA’s, even when the economy is in the shitter and millions of engineers are struggling to find decent jobs, if any at all. The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has received a total of 886 applications for starting engineering colleges and 1,084 applications...
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Talibinisation and Renuka Chaudhary

February 18, 2009
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Tweet Take this. A Mangalore court has ordered the police to file an FIR against union minister for women and child welfare Renuka Chowdhury for her reported remark that “Mangalore has been Talibanised” following the much talked about pub attack by the Sri Ram Sena monkeys. As per the order the FIR is to...
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Laptop for 10 Dollars

February 3, 2009
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Tweet A year after Tata unveiled the $2000 car, we now have the $10 laptop. This laptop, christened Sakshat (literally, in front of your eyes) is undergoing development by various organizations including technology biggies Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. The ‘world’s cheapest laptop’, developed in India, was...
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The Taliban Cometh

January 30, 2009
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Tweet So much has already been written about this incident that i decided against adding to the entropy of the Blogosphere. But i am feeling a little disturbed, and couldn’t help advancing the onset of carpal tunnel on my fingers. What is going on with India, and Indians? I am referring to the attack...
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Raj Thackeray

January 26, 2009
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Tweet Over the course of some three hundred odd years, the British gave a lot to India. They gave us the Railways, Post and Telegraph, Cricket, Tea, Movies. They gave us the English language, which was going to come in handy in the twenty first century to help India become the world’s back office....
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Mu-barrack Obama

January 20, 2009
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Mu-barrack Obama

Tweet Big day for America, and potentially, all mankind. America’s first black president got sworn to office today. The still underway inauguration gala is a huge show, run at a cost of some $160 million, and witnessed by several million people live in Washington, besides many more viewers of the televised event. Funnily enough,...
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Mommy Mommy

December 5, 2008
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Tweet The drama continues… Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said it was the “obligation” of the world community to ensure that perpetrators of the “horrible” crime are brought to justice Singh said India will await the “outcome” of its message to the world before deciding on future course of action with regard to...
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The Sikh-th Sense

December 1, 2008
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The Sikh-th Sense

Tweet Ever since 9/11 happened seven years ago, we have seen several hate crimes committed against Sikhs, ostensibly due to the much portrayed image of the Taliban supremo. People have historically committed mistakes in identifying/recognizing people, but what do you do when Sikhs start being called Arabs? Of course, why all Arabs should be...
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VP Singh is Dead

November 30, 2008
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Tweet In the midst of all the news surrounding the Mumbai blasts, one important event got sidelined. The death of  Vishwanath Pratap Singh, former prime minister of India. Adopted by the Maharaja of Manda at the age of five, VP Singh went on to become the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. As CM he...
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