Saturday, February 08, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
Money, wealth, riches, opulence, treasure, whatever the term one might use to describe the means of transaction in this world is often the cause of disputes between people. Money has the power to buy anything in this world... people joke that "Those who say money can't buy everything doesn't know where to shop". In the same parlance money makes best friends into worst enemies, and turns family into foes.
This is what has happened to the family of the late Civil Rights Activist Rev. Martin Luther King's family. His children have been fighting over his estate of papers, letters, property, and now even the bible he carried and his Nobel Peace Prize are in the dispute. I came across a news article about how the daughter and sons of the late hero are in court battling over the possession and ownership of the last two items mentioned above.
Sad but true children don't seem to care about their parent's legacy if it doesn't turn into money. I guess then money is what makes the world go round for these people.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I wonder what kind of life this man is going to have even if he is freed today. I hope he has some kind of family that will take him in and care for him during his sunset years. A potentially productive life wasted due to official neglect.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
ISI has struck again, this time it is against a civilian and that too a woman. Sunanda Pushkar wife of Congress minister Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi yesterday morning. As described in media reports, the death has taken place under "Mysterious circumstances" and all fingers are pointing at the husband Shashi Tharoor who, it seems has not had luck with matrimony. Pushkar was his third wife per media reports.
According to media reports, it seems like Tharoor had already had enough with the third wife and is actively pursuing a fourth - this time he is allegedly sleeping with the enemy. Reports are rife that Tharoor has an active liaison with a particular Pakistani Journalist. It is important to note that the late Pushkar had accused the Pakistani media person to be an ISI agent and the reason she was with Tharoor was to get inside info to supply to her bosses. Now not long after the accusation Pushkar has been killed.
The sudden turn of events, make it seem quite obvious that there is a foreign hand, particularly ISI agents and/ or other Pakistan affiliated terrorists. Pakistan is known to use covert and below the belt techniques to attack its arch enemy - India. This is just another way to further infiltrate the already compromised Central government of India.
It is unfortunate that most media outlets don't see it this way. Of course the ruling Congress government doesn't want to even think about this death or the ramifications it has on the future of our country. They are busy in creating a drama about their chosen prime ministerial candidate.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I am in India after several months... nearly two and a half years. I see lots of changes in terms of high rise buildings, slightly better roads, etc. Then the rest remain unchanged. Chaotic driving, people's attitudes, obsession with cricket and Bollywood, etc. It is business as usual. Lack of personal space is something that is so common in India that nobody seems to be even aware of the concept of space. Anyway I am here for a specific purpose for a specific period of time - short. Though I would like to stay longer, it is practically not possible this time. We shall see how the rest of the week progresses.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Bring on the good times for consumers and there are no prizes to guess who is laughing all the way to the bank!!!
On a side note this motorcycle's mufflers definitely look like the design copied from Yamaha's VMax. Let us see when this hits the road and how consumers feel about it. For now I am definitely in love with this motorcycle.