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On Why Rafa Owns Federer

Nadal Vs Federer

This match (Austrlian Open 2014 Semis) seemed to prove with finality that the match-up so favors Nadal that Federer simply has no way out. His disadvantage is etched in granite. This statement right here proves why Fed can never be called the Greatest Ever. When he knows he has a ... Read More »

Independence Day Message – Say NO to the Secular Hounds

Indian Flag

I have always maintained ‘Patriotism’ is a flawed concept. Wars in the name of patriotism is a crime, because we are from a civilization that said However celebrating independence day is important, it is important to recount and honor those freedom fighters who sacrificed everything for the greater good of ... Read More »

Senior Care – The Right Approach

Senior Care - The Right Approach

Like I said in several of my blog posts my Grand mother is my only hero and my idol, I learnt everything from her. At the age of 79 (few years before she died), she was handling a huge house, cows and the garden all by herself. In India where ... Read More »

FDI in Multi-Brand Retail – What it Means to Local Businesses?

FDI in Retail in India

In the current economic scenario of  India, FDI in any business other than communication and security is good. The important issue is not FDI, but the norms under which the relaxation is happening. Walmart and all other major retailers are in China, but comparing us with China is illogical, because ... Read More »

Teaching Mathematics and the Concept of Infinity

Mathematics

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. I love Mark Twain for various reasons, and this quote is one of the first few writings of Twain, which made me read most of his works. I have come across several people ... Read More »

Arctic Sea is Going to Disappear Soon. Can We Stop It?

Arctic Ocean Retreating

I fondly remember those days when I memorized the names of oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic). However it looks like my son will have only four names to memorize instead of five. The Arctic Ice caps (which is actually considered as the arctic sea) are melting at an ... Read More »

Quotas for SC/ST in Promotion – Do We Need Quotas Anymore?

Caste System in India

As a kid, it was hard for me to understand the concept of caste and why it was there in the first place. As I grew, I developed a strong sense of dislike for the quota system, I witnessed some poor upper caste people being denied admission as they did ... Read More »

Mangalore Moral Policing Can Kill the Beauty of Hinduism

Moral-Policing-Mangalore

Over the last few days, I came across so many comments by the right wing people who blatantly support the act of those goons who bashed up the college kids. The boys and girls partied at night (with booze). These goons who did beat up the boys and girls committed a crime, ... Read More »

A Palm Tree Friendship

Palm tree friendship

I recently read a case study about how the palm trees (actually called as Palmyra Palm), usually the face of most villages is being destroyed  in India and especially in Tamil Nadu. The major reason for this is the boom in real estate even in remote villages and the huge demand for bricks. ... Read More »

Veera Vanchinathan – A Tribute to the forgotten Hero

Oil press pulled by VOC

Over a period of time I started hating the concept of patriotism, and wars in the name of patriotism. For long the root of the Indian culture was (is) based on the concept of अयं बन्धुरयं नेति गणना लघुचेतसां उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam means the whole world is ... Read More »

One of the Greatest Achievements of the Human Race – Jadav Payeng

Jayadev-Payeng

I started this blog a couple of years back with the sole intention of venting out my feelings when I get bogged down. Over a period of time, it has become a positive experience for me and this blog has helped me to get some good friends all around the ... Read More »

Shocking Death of Alexander Dale Oen – A 26 Year Old World Champion

Alexander-Dale-Oen

The recent swimming world champion Alexander Dale Oen of Norway died of a cardiac arrest in Arizona at the age of 26. It was shocking, I happened to read how he broke down emotionally when he learned about the Norway shootout which killed 77 people some time back. (Alexander Dale ... Read More »

A Silent World – Result of Man’s Quest for Controlling the Nature

Man Destroying Nature

Once people get their basic needs fulfilled and have sufficient wealth to take care of their family, then they will start thinking about things which they would otherwise not do. Over the past couple of years when I lived in the US and when I came back to India, my ... Read More »

Ramalinga Swamigal – Arutprakasa Vallalar the Greatest of the Modern Sages

Shiva

In Yogic tradition, especially in the south India Shiva is not just a God, but he is the Adi Yogi, or the first yogi who taught yoga to his first seven followers (the Sapta Rishis). He explained four ways for dissolution, they are Gnana yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga and ... Read More »

Nerves of steel, Muscles of iron, and Minds like thunderbolt – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Birthday - National Youth Day

Ramakrishna was not a saint as many say, he was a realized soul and a great Guru. No one really understood the way he worked around with people and himself. He was a connoisseur of food, and loved eating. During his satsang he will leave in the middle, get in to ... Read More »

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