Saturday, December 20, 2008

Acorn makes a very good point on the shoe throwing incident on Bush.

These people don’t realise that by throwing those two shoes Muntazir al-Zaidi paid the highest compliment to Mr Bush—he proved that regardless of the political chaos in their country, the Iraqis have freedom. No one would have dared to try this under Saddam Hussein’s regime

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A japanese site uses Google maps to track stinky areas :)

Monday, December 08, 2008

R Vaidyanathan talks about Twelve steps to shock-and-awe Pakistan’s economy

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Our Netas are us!

Jug Suraiya has an excellent article in the TOI which brings a very valid point. Our politicians are actually made by us. It is us who voted them to power and it is us who will probably vote them again into power as well.

Our political class as a whole is certainly condemnable: insufferably arrogant, flagrantly self-serving and utterly derelict in fulfilling its most basic duties and responsibilities to those who have voted it into existence. Which is us. And there lies the rub. In a democracy even a deeply flawed democracy likes ours where the ballot box should be renamed the bribery box we are as responsible for our political leaders as they are supposed to be for us but are not, as tragic evidence only too clearly shows.