Saturday, 31 July 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
I suddenly remembered the day of the solar eclipse in 1944. My mother cooked the simplest of meals that day – but my father’s favourite one, Arachu kalaki and Olan.
The Olan I prepared today tasted exactly the same as the one my mother made that day for I have never forgotten that day or the taste of that Olan.
Read the translation along with the song in Md. Rafi's voice here
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
"....it wasn’t the science, the scientists, or the economics that killed action on climate change. What was it?
The answer is, the usual suspects: greed and cowardice.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
However, on the basis of common sense I feel that the Tulu language should be made the second official language of Karnataka. The state has sizeable Tulu speakers, mainly concentrated in the districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. More
Thursday, 22 July 2010
I stared from my little nook, the one which wasn’t a vantage point. On the loose soil in the untamed wild, I saw a perfectly still world. Silence, apart from a few distant bird calls. Unchanging trees, that would always stay, fixed and firmly rooted. Secure and timeless. Everything that I ever wanted....More
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
It has been quite a while since there has been a wedding in our family. The last one was a nephew’s, almost three years ago. So it was very exciting when we learnt that my brother’s son Kartik was getting married soon to Danielle. More here
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
I found I enjoyed teaching the youngsters, and interacting with them. They were intelligent, attentive, and eager to learn. But I wondered if they were happy with my methods, and getting the right learning from me - my teaching experience was dated, more than 40 years ago! Read more
The two images, from two different generations , have a running theme - of strife, sufferings and oppression. And the thread in the two situations are the Jews. Irony is the oppressed race in the earlier generation plays oppressors in the subsequent one...More...
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
However, we can “tap” that potential only if we channelize the Tourism generated revenue in the appropriate manner. And unfortunately a gross problem with us is that most of us perceive Tourism just as a means to generate revenue, without bothering much about the “ideal utilization” of the revenue that has been generated. More
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Yes, I know that Palace Tourism is already there, wherein tourists are taken inside the ancient palaces and forts in Rajasthan (and also in other places like Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc.), and exposed to various traces and remnants (like clothes, utensils, etc.) of the memory of the royals who used to stay there.
But what I am suggesting is a bit different. More
Friday, 9 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
In my opinion the BJP should have a rethink on its approach. They are unlikely to gain anything by aligning with the Left. There is the example of the Congress – that party moved ahead once the Left withdrew support. BJP is a party which might head the Government of India again. They should take a more objective and mature view.