Archive for October, 2008

The Golden Oriole

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The Golden Oriole There are ornithologists. There are others who are fond of birds. Some keep birds as pets. Their interest is usually restricted to a few birds in their captivity. There are some others who take all the trouble to go the wild (or their courtyards) and stay out for hours together to watch […]

To Obama or Not — 2008 Elections

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

2008 US presidential election has presented very difficult choices. We have 2 very good candidates to choose from; McCain the Maverick and Obama the change agent. For some strange reason the Mcain camp seems to think that just reiterating the Maverick image is good enough to get all independent votes irrespective of ultra conservative  VP […]

India – 60

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

India-60  This piece was written in December 2007.   There has been considerable debate in the media about India’s achievements and its failures during the past sixty years as an independent nation. I am giving here a gist of what I have read on this subject from various sources. This may help Indians to look […]

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

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