Category Archives: General/ Current Affairs

Sad case of Jacintha Saldanha: Why media sensitivity is still important

Today, screening of Mel Brooks’ highly irreverent  History of the World: Part I  in the vicinity of Vatican is more feasible without any fuss than it would be to even attempt doing it (even after 3 decades since its release) … Continue reading

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In response to “Why I Will Never Feel Threatened by Cheap Overseas Programming”

Following ‘comment’ was posted in response to Why I Will Never Feel Threatened by Cheap Overseas Programming as comment # 194. Here’s a copy + paste of that, with some corrections. ====== Some of my Indian friends (born in India, … Continue reading

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Another painful loss, gnawing at the roots of UK’s engineering future

The news that Canadian firm Bombardier is to axe thousands of jobs and close it’s Derby plant has outraged all people concerned about the future of engineering in UK, not just those who are worried about these jobs alone. Of … Continue reading

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Traffic Free Cycle Routes in UK – a few ideas from personal experience

I am one of those who’d prefer to take bike on car or train, even to far off places and cycle traffic-free to heart’s content than do it locally, jostling for space with cars, buses and white vans! Well, I … Continue reading

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Taking in beautiful Somerset landscape, cycling..

For me, bank holiday Monday (May 30) wasn’t as much of a washout after all ! Using pre booked train tickets, instead of chucking them on dismal weather, I did proceed to Somerset and am really glad I did. It … Continue reading

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Remembering sacrifices

Time of the year to express solidarity with soldiers who sacrifice so much on our behalf. This year’s poppy appeal goes well beyond the WWI Remembrance day. As mentioned in the official website, …”Our emphasis this year is the need … Continue reading

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N Krishnan – a living example of how every man can ennoble himself

Thanks to CNN’s inclusion of this noble man in their shortlist of Heroes, Indians from far and wide have been made aware of such a noble soul in their midst. The simplicity of the man himself, in sharp contrast to … Continue reading

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