With Delhi designated the â€˜rape capitalâ€™ of the Earth. Youâ€™d be amazed at how much India is discussed & dissected in living rooms of Indians in the US. But I am counting on my country more than ever before that it upholds justice.
Do you have a moral compass? An inner pulse of sorts that discerns right versus wrong; distinguishes black from white and is able to wade through the greys in between.
Copenhagen was a failure. A huge one. The negotiations were disarrayed and the â€˜Copenhagen Accordâ€™ drafted by BASIC was â€œtaken note ofâ€ but not â€œpassedâ€.
'Homeless to Harvard' made me cry. It gave me goosebumps. A lot many of them. But, most importantly, it gave me something 'real' to put my faith on. Belief. No pretense. In a story told the way it really is - True.
Human beings are certainly the most complicated and yet the most intriguing species on Earth. They are queer, irritating, enticing, exciting and sometimes downright blasphemous.
They say that IT holds tremendous potential. Skyrocketing salaries, abundant opportunities to fly abroad, higher stature and maybe even being the â€˜preferredâ€™ bridegroom with ample suitors.
Itâ€™s a paradox of sorts. And one that makes me laugh at everything â€“ all the efforts being directed towards making India a corruption-free nation. No matter how much you read or how well your research methods are â€“ to really get the hang of any problem â€“ nothing can substitute real-life experience. Corruption is a complicated problem and it cannot be viewed otherwise. And I firmly hope I do get my passport after I have made this public.
Itâ€™s an experience that lasts for a lifetime. And also passed on to every life you touch. This â€˜newâ€™ culture is a challenge. But it is also gratifying. Because itâ€™s through experiences like these that you realize: Your sense of identity doesnâ€™t stop at your idea of culture. It transcends that.
While the US pushes for such measures and faces a tussle within the country on account of business and political pressures (and both of which point in the opposite direction), Indian IT honchos have maintained that the offshoring bill wouldnâ€™t have had much impact on their businesses. But the visa fee hike is going to hit us hard.
Women fantasize about weddings since they were little. They see blessings being showered upon them as they stand next to their Prince Charming â€“ the adorable couple oozing love and happiness. Heck! They can even smell the flowers and their lives happily ever after.
The Conference of Parties (COP) meets for the 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 29th till December 10th in CancÃºn, Mexico. With so many pressing issues to be addressed, the World looks up to some of the most powerful economies and their counterparts to deliver.
What about the countless young men whose minds are being poisoned to kill and to terrorize and who perhaps will never be able to understand â€˜Humanityâ€™? Is there a way out?
What do you think happens after two people declare that they are in love? Yeah, they do stare into one anotherâ€™s eyes and promise to be together â€˜till death do us partâ€™. Well, death is far away. But life just got interesting, baby!
The question here is not whether words move people. To say the least, they can alter the course of destiny. They have been used since time immemorial from winning battles to shaping modern society (the Preamble of India and the Declaration of Independence of the United States are some robust examples). But the symbolism of every phrase coined and its relevance to the then status quo made change possible by reaching out to the masses.