Friday, December 26, 2008

Favourite quotes

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity!!! 

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam. 

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why notSome people have to go to work and don't have time for all that. (ROFL)

And the best one:-
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. 

 - George Carlin

A few more, 

What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. 

 - Henry Youngman

'Peak blogging year'

And just as I posted the previous entry, I realised that this year has been the peak blogging year of my very young blogging career and this month with 15 posts has been peak blogging month. However I wish to clarify that the use of the word 'peak' in no way suggests that my blogging will go into a terminal decline. I will keep blogging from wherever I am, whatever the circumstances might be!!!

Analysis of the attacks

This interview of Mr. Bernard Haykel appeared on Rediff on December 26, 2008. Mr. Haykel is professor of Near Eastern Studies at the Princeton University.
This is his blog which I find to be interesting.
This is another site - MiddleEastDesk where you can find articles by him.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Legend that is K. Subrahmanyam

This post appeared on rediff in honour of this brilliant strategist and bureaucrat.

These are two of his interviews which I believe were very enlightening to me

Monday, December 22, 2008

How India avoided the crisis

Although India is still feeling the heat of the economic slowdown, it hasnt been as badly affected as the US and other western countries have - points out American business journalist and author Mr. Joseph Nocera or Joe Nocera as he is popularly known in his collumn 'Talking Business' in The New York Times dated December 19, 2008.
This is his blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Myths from Mumbai

This article by Mr. Arvind Panagariya appeared in The Indian Express on December 16, 2008. I totally agree with what he has argued in the article and recommend it as a must read.

News, Views and Analysis

Lead by Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, IBN is one of the rare responsible news agencies in India. Mr Sardesai's blog is an interesting read too.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Barkha Dutt at her best

I am a huge fan of this lady Barkha Dutt. This program was aired on December 15, 2008 on NDTV India.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Saw 2 movies today.
  1. The Kingdom - Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner. Awesome movie. About how innocent American ARAMCO employees living in Saudi Arabia are killed in a terrorist attack and how a team of FBI agents led by Jamie Foxx goes about the investigations in Saudi along with help from a local Saudi cop. They face everything; political red-tape, anti-Americanism, combat and kidnapping and an attempt to beheading of a colleague. In the end, they bring the old wily mastermind of the attacks to justice. Foxx is awesome as always. 
  2. Blood Diamond - The touching story of how war is fuelled in the interior parts of Africa so that Diamonds can be made cheaply. Story of a father Djimon Hounsou who attempts to rescue his son who is being used as a rebel soldier. Story of a journalist Jennifer Connelly who wants to show the world the bloody trail of the diamond that sits crowned on their fingers. And the story of a diamond smuggler Di Capriowho has to save his life admist all the civil war.
Made my day!!!!


I am a huge fan of Mr. M J Akbar ever since I had started reading the Asian Age, which was in the year 2003. This one's headed by him. Hope to have a great time reading it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Bombay is beautiful, not for its buildings for most of them hide squalor, poverty and dirt; not for its wealth for most of it is derived from the blood of the masses; but for its world-renowned generosity. Bombay’s charity has covered a multitude of her sins. She has enabled India to keep her promises. Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, December 08, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

The New York Times Opinion of the Mumbai Attacks

The Editorial - dated November 30, 2008.

The Op-Ed page - William Kristol - dated December 1, 2008.