The paratroopers

If you want to travel from one place to another and you select parachute as your mode of transport, be rest assured, the most likely way you will get to your destination is by being air dropped! Although in daily life, people do not, typically, choose a parachute as a mode of transport to reach…

Traffic jams make good economics

We all hate traffic jams, but some love it! If one thing is common across all cities of the world, it is traffic jams. None have been able to escape its clutches—either in developed nation or developing nation. Traffic jams characterize a city. A day may not be far off when we start measuring distance…

Life at a Traffic Signal

I was driving to office in my car. The traffic light turned red and I stopped at the traffic signal. The traffic was pilling up; the additional traffic was because schools had reopened today after summer vacations. Everybody enjoys summer vacations: the kids for they are not bound by a fixed routine, and office goers,…

I am intolerant!

“Why should I be not be intolerant?” I am sure with all the debate in India about the government being intolerant to critical views, my statement sounds like a right-wing fascist, right? But I want to ask what is wrong in being intolerant? Should every intolerant person be tagged as a right-wing sympathizer or a…

VIP-ism in Media – who is to blame?

Hema Malini hurt in an accident, screamed the headline! Hema Malini is a Member of Parliament, a popular yesteryear actress, and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. So, any news about her is something that the public would like to know; so, having her name in a headline is a sure shot way to grab the eyeballs.…

Beef ban and humane feat on a Bangalore road

Beef has been banned in Maharashtra, an Indian state, under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act; the ban is effective March 2015. The ban naturally led to hue and cry that basic rights of people (especially people belonging to a minority community) was being curtailed; after all, eating is a personal habit that should not…

Lightning Salman, Golden Jaya

Friends, lend me your attention: I write about Salman’s and Jaya’s feats, not praise or criticize either. The evil that men and women do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. Salman and Jaya are honorable celebrities.