Category Archives: U.S.

Roller Coaster Ride at Cedar Point

A few weeks back, when I real­ized that the world’s largest automak­er was head­ing towards bank­rupt­cy, I did a nos­tal­gic pho­­to-post of Gen­er­al Motors World Head­quar­ters at the Renais­sance Cen­ter and Detroit. This week, Six Flags, one of the world’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dark Ages at the Renaissance Center, Detroit

Yesterday’s news about GM cut­ting 21,000 more jobs and killing the Pon­ti­ac brand evoked nos­tal­gia and some mixed feel­ings. So this is a pho­­to-sequel to my almost two year old post about life in Detroit.   For two years, I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Wordle US & Indian Constitution, Congress & CPI(M) Manifesto

Since it was intro­duced last year, Wor­dle has been very pop­u­lar with blog­gers and the gen­er­al pub­lic. So I decid­ed to join in the fun. Here are the US and Indi­an Con­sti­tu­tion wor­dle out­puts: Obser­va­tions? Noth­ing sur­pris­ing here. Putting aside … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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123 Agreement vs. Hyde Act

There have been claims and counter-claims by many regard­ing whether the 123 Agree­ment will super­sede the Hyde Act, or vice ver­sa, in case there are dif­fer­ences of opin­ion over the deal. Here are three inde­pen­dent clar­i­fi­ca­tions on this issue. The Week … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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