Category Archives: politics

Dubai: World’s Trade Center?

These images tell a sto­ry. The Twin Tow­ers, a sym­bol of US cap­i­tal­is­tic super­pow­er, have col­lapsed. The US is busy fight­ing the war against ter­ror. In the mean­while, Burj Dubai, the tallest free stand­ing struc­ture in the world, just reached … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Climate Changes Nobel Peace Prize?

There is wide spec­u­la­tion that Al Gore will win the Nobel Peace Prize today, and the bet­ting odds are high­ly in his favor. Let’s get this straight. Alfred Nobel’s Will says that the Peace Prize shall be giv­en to: the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Weekend Flea Market 5-Oct-07

An assort­ment of stuff I came across in cyber­space, offered sec­ond hand, for any­one who may be inter­est­ed. If you haven’t read it already, Thomas Friedman’s penul­ti­mate op-ed 9/11 Is Over, is a must-read. Chi­na has now start­ed block­ing all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Right to Free Speech: What does it mean?

The con­tro­ver­sy start­ed last week, when Ver­i­zon (one of the two largest tele­com car­ri­ers in the US), refused to make their net­work avail­able for a text mes­sage pro­gram advo­cat­ing abor­tion. The pro­gram allows peo­ple to sign up for mes­sages if … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Mammoth Task Ahead

The Indo-US Nuclear Deal has become like the sto­ry of The Blind Men and an Ele­phant. Let’s see how. #1: Man­mo­han Singh hang­ing to the Tail Think­ing that this was the end of the rope for ener­gy ambi­tious India, Singh … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Case of Contempt

In a con­temp­tu­ous rul­ing, the Del­hi High Court today sen­tenced four jour­nal­ists of Mid-Day news­pa­per to four months in jail. It ruled that arti­cles and a car­toon in the news­pa­per accus­ing for­mer Chief Jus­tice of India, Mr. Y. K. Sab­har­w­al, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poverty is not the root cause of terrorism

Arch­bish­op Desmond Tutu has gone on record in an inter­view with CNN to say: ““You can nev­er win a war against ter­ror as long as there are con­di­tions in the world that make peo­ple des­per­ate — pover­ty, dis­ease, igno­rance, et … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A 9/11 Tribute from Voyager & Carl Sagan

      This image was tak­en, at Sagan’s sug­ges­tion, by Voy­ager 1 on Feb­ru­ary 14, 1990. As the space­craft left our plan­e­tary neigh­bor­hood to the edges of our solar sys­tem, engi­neers turned it around for one last look at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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