Archive for September, 2008

Keats’ Urn declares that truth and beauty are the same – Satyam Shivam Sundaram1. To humans caught in the passion of living this saying often comes across as too philosophical or too abstract.

Topic: Culture | by on Sep 5

About Musharraf’s resignation, and more.

Topic: Politics | by on Sep 5

…if a tiny nation like New Zealand, which has a population of about 4 million – 1/250th of that of India, can win 77 Olympic medals over the last 100 years then why, oh why, has India, the 7th largest country in the world, only won 19 Olympic medals in its entire Olympic history?

Topic: Sports | by on Sep 5

With the four band members either still living or trying to escape their past, Rock On!! moves between the past and the present nicely. The present seems to move along a bit too slowly though, but maybe that’s because it’s such a stark contrast to the great high of the music that Magik dishes out…

Topic: Arts | by on Sep 5

A satirical piece about Indian cricket.

Topic: Sports | by on Sep 5

His face flushed with droplets of sweat, Mohammad Asif calmly walks back to the top of his bowling mark. The wind is gentle and the atmosphere expectant. The grin on his face says it all: he is in full command. He trudges in, his limbs moving like clockwork, his run-up rhythmic, his approach measured and […]

Topic: Sports | by on Sep 5

The alarm rings at 6.30,
And twice I hit the snooze.
Eventually I’m up with a headache,
The kind when you have too much booze.

Topic: Fiction | by on Sep 5

Recently, the Indian Supreme Court made a decision to deny a man the classification of an “idiot.” The case involved a man from Madhya Pradesh, Hari Singh Gond, who had killed his grandfather-in-law and later pleaded innocent claiming idiocy. Although his appeal was denied, the greater consequence of this decision lies in the Supreme Court’s […]

Topic: Politics | by on Sep 5

  Orissa is one of India’s poorest states by any objective economic standard; yet its abundance of green forests and hills lends it a luxuriance that belies its alleged neglect at the hands of the central government. Within those forests live the Dongria Kondh, tribal people who are mainly hunters and subsistence farmers. And it […]

Topic: Politics | by on Sep 5

This terror that I speak of is not fear caused by a domestic entity like a Veerappan or a Timothy McVeigh. It’s about terror that comes from religious fundamentalists inspired by an external force such as an Osama Bin Laden. This is what gives the terror the power to send chills along your spine – […]

Topic: Politics | by on Sep 5