The Most Colourful Festival of Kerala – Onam

Onam occupies unparalleled position at the top of the festival hierarchy in Kerala. At times, it even bests Christmas as Christmas is only celebrated by Christians but Onam has the distinction of being celebrated by people of all religions in Kerala and beyond.  This inspite of the hindu roots that form the basis of Onam…

Return 2 India

The first major decision of 2012.  Yup its time for me to close my 11 years old chapter here in Singapore and move back to India.  It hasnt been an easy decision to take, but ya it took time to come to this.  Have been thinking about it for more than 2 years now.  The…

Independence Day Wishes

Ignore the negativity, celebrate the miracle that we survived 64 years 😀 Picture courtesy: Santabanta +++

When Strategic Interests Conflict

The chickens have finally come home to roost.  After decades of national policy of fomenting terrorism in the neighborhood, the snake fed and protected by successive Pakistani governments, Army and their masters, the rogue intelligence agency, ISI have finally started to bite them. The terrorists born and bred under the patronage of the Pakistani military…

Behenji, Aunty, Didi & Amma

3 big states (West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu) and one politically strategic state (Delhi) is now ruled by women.  Not to mention the President of India, Pratibha Patil, the leader of the ruling party, Sonia Gandhi, leader of the opposition, Sushma Swaraj.   India is today the perfect poster child for women’s empowerment. Most of…

To Nuclear or Not

Finished the one week ISMS course and on the last day had an exam too. Wrote well.  Hope to pass. Came back to work after a week to a mountain of emails and things to catch up on. Wish i could take a few days off and relax at home, but with so many things…

I Eat Some, You Eat Some

We are in the midst of a daily scam unraveling.  What does this say about the times or the society we live in?  I suppose, we were always corrupt, it was ingrained in our DNA.  Its only now that the skeletons are tumbling out.  Whether its the 2G scam, Adarsh scam, Commonwealth games scam, Kargil…

Development Wins Over Dynasty

Good to see a thumping victory of the JD-BJP combine in Bihar.  After keeping Bihar in the dark ages, Lalu Prasad believed that the people of Bihar wouldnt want to see the development anymore. A win for Congress-RJD would have been a trip back to the stone age for Bihar. Nitish Kumar has got an…

Diwali Wishes – 2010

Its a nice 3 day weekend for this Diwali.  Here’s wishing all of you and your loved ones a Happy & Prosperous Diwali in advance. Say no to crackers that cause noise and air pollution.  There are better ways of celebrating the festival with family and friends. According to Wikipedia Diwali, popularly known as the…