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Amazon Ad sexist?

https://youtu.be/LZMCdglSmmY This has to be one of the worst, most annoying ads I've seen. Funny how Amazon thinks readers are all women 🙂 pregnant women, lil girls, old women, friendless schoolgirls...

Faces and Names, the Europa poem

Ok, I never have been and never will be a poet. But this post, for some reason came out as a poem. I think of it as a kind of encryption. Maybe because these are somewhat private thoughts even if recognizable ones, and also maybe because I wanted it to be brief, it...

German music in Germany, and FC Bayern

Weird thing #1 about Deutschland: lack of support for local pop bands Everything you heard from Lonely Planet and countless American and British travelers about the loss of nationalism in Deutschland is plain wrong. The German people have a quieter way of expressing...

Scent of a woman, brilliant speech

Wanted to watch this all over again today.... it is just a movie scene of course. But would you stand up for a younger bullied colleague at your workplace? Call your management on their bullshit? Quit like a boss?

Book review: KP, the autobiography

Rating: 5 out of 5, without question. Why, in a (long) sentence: It is a very unusual autobiography, where the writer has paid scant attention to being politically correct (nudge nudge SRT) and while telling his life's story, also offered some unique perspectives, all...

Sandy beaches or pebble beaches?

After Fiji, US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, San Diego, Mexico,... I was pretty sure that this was a no brainer. Of course sandy beaches win hands down. But my first afternoon at Zlatni Rat made me reconsider this for just a bit! Some more snaps here! This was total family...

Censorship alive and well at Huffpost

I wrote the above (in response to this article) after I tried posting a critique of the article. I don't have the text with me but it started out basically saying the article was poorly researched. Then keeping the word limit in mind, I picked a single topic to rebut,...

What India could teach the world

This show was really quite good. I was not expecting much out of it since most shows about India in the past, like the ones from PBS etc follow largely predictable lines and are not interesting to people who already know something about the country. Also, this was not...

Does the MEA really work for Indian citizens?

India is somewhere between China and Brazil/South Africa in terms of influence but chooses to maintain the capacity levels of New Zealand and Singapore in most fora for engagement with the world, whether you are talking about the diplomatic community, trade negotiators or lawyers.

How to retire from cricket

Jacques Kallis, take a bow. Retiring when your team is still number one, your country wants to select you for every big series, and you look in awesome touch seems to be a generally good plan. He leaves as arguably cricket's greatest ever allrounder, tied with Sobers....

The Devyani Khobragade case

The Devyani Khobragade case will do absolutely nothing for advancing the cause of stopping human trafficking. On the other hand, it will simply serve to hurt US image in India, in addition to subjecting their own citizens to further scrutiny globally.