Sunday, April 23, 2006

On top of the Moon!

It's like partying on Jupiter!

It's like having a high without the dope!

It's like playing space football with the moon!

While I'm sure Alonso and Kimi have started
seeing RED already

I think I'm having a bout of SCARLET FEVER!!!

Michael Schumacher takes the checkered flag at the Formula One San Marino Grand Prix!


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Crash - Movie Review

Amazing movie that makes you empathise with the characters and experience their emotions.
An unflinching look of the racial conflict simmering beneath the calm exterior of Los Angeles city. This provocative movie examines the perspectives of the multi ethnic population as they 'crash' into each other.
The movie truly deserves the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Watch out for the scene where the persian shop keeper shoots the locksmith.

Don't miss it!

Five Thumbs up!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

What's in a name?

Just the other day I came to know that a typist near my home we used to just refer to as 'Latha' was actually 'Vaendaam Paal' (the Tamil name literally meaning 'Unwanted Sex'!) During my postings at Rural Primary Health centers and School health camps I've met several children named 'Poadhum Pen' (the Tamil name literally meaning 'Enough Girls'!)

You should hand it over to the parents for being so considerate of their girl child's future while naming them. Imagine the amount of bullying and mockery these girls would've to endure all though schooling (if the parents bother to send them at all) and the rest of their lives. Can't help but pity Vaendaam Paal about what drove her into changing her name into something that doesn't evoke a 'What did u say your name is?' response...

In the same India that has parents who name their male children 'Gomathi Shankar' 'Radha Krishnan' etc live these people. In the same India where only a little over 920 female children are born for every 1000 male children.

In this same India a doctor has now been convicted for determining the sex of the fetus to aid abortion of female fetuses. In this same India brides are now in shortage and several men are finding it hard to get married!

Light at the end of the tunnel?? Only time will tell...

Monday, April 03, 2006

Hypocrisy #07 - The Non-Voting Democratic Head of State

Voting for the Assembly elections in the state of Assam concluded today. In spite of being a Rajya Sabha elect from the very state, the Prime Minister didn't bother to cast his vote. Despite campaigning at Assam asking people to vote for his party the PM didn't bother to himself. Despite being in Assam till Sunday the PM couldn't 'waste' a day in casting his vote.

Incidentally, Dr. Manmohan Singh has taken the short cut to the Prime Minister's chair by being elected to the upper house by legislators rather than to the Lok Sabha by the people. Not only is occupying the highest authority of the country without being directly elected amounting to subverting democracy, the Prime Minister seems to have blatant disregard to the whole democratic process itself.

Though running the country is important, it's not as if that was the reason our Prime Minister did not vote. His track record speaks for itself. The Prime Minister who has been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam since 1991 has cast his vote only once way back in 1998.

Mr. Prime Minister!
I had the highest regard for you as a person because you seemed to be different from the rest. You've showed how different you are. SHAME ON YOU!

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