Rang De Basanti

May 5, 2006 at 8:45 pm (Indian Freedom, Society)

Jalianwala Bagh MassacreToday, I saw the movie Rang de Basanti, a story about how 5 happy-go-lucky Indian youth get transformed into fiery revolutionaries and finally give up their live for a cause.

It left a deep emotional scar on me. It brings back the question that I keep asking me often.

What does freedom mean for a nation, where a girl gets raped every 4 seconds, a child is forced in slavery in work and taken away from education, where a person gets traped in bonded labor and a person is discriminated by untouchability and poverty? Read the rest of this entry »

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Protectionism in Europe

May 5, 2006 at 8:43 pm (Europe, Society)

Eiffel TowerFor those of you who didnt follow the youth riots in France, earlier this month, let me explain in brief. There was a labor law reform in France that would allow employers to hire and fire freely young employees, under the age of 26, for the first two years of trial period, which is felt as a ncessary reform for modern companies to work. But, riots erupted so much that the deal was throw out and the main architect of the deal – de Villepin's (French PM) political career is doomed.

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Magical Salaries

May 5, 2006 at 8:40 pm (Economy, Society)

"The more we carry, while we go up, the more is the chance of we falling down. So burrow up savings as you move up."

I read the report about the salaries of IIM graduates in India with a tinge of astonishment and jealously. The salaries of $150 – 200K are a steal, for B-schools that doesnt even rank in world's top 100. The other day, my mom was saying how my neighbor who recently graduated from IIM-A is getting 3 lakhs (1 lakh = 100,000 & by current exchange rate Rs. 1 lakh = $2200) per month and I can expect no more than that even in US in a prestigious company. I'm stunned by how fast times are changing and the revolutions we face before our own eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

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The beauty of Computational Science

May 5, 2006 at 8:31 pm (Computing, Science)

Mona Lisa My main interest lies in Computational Science (after all, we dont call astronomy as telescopic science or chemistry as test-tube science, then why do we call the study of computation by the dry word called computer science. We are supposed to study computation and its scientific model and dont bother about the creation of the tool called computer). I'm a die-hard fan of it, ever since I had my first Computational science class in my 8th grade. I believe that one of the greatest human work after fire and wheel lies in the invention of this field. How could I make such a preposturous statement? Read the rest of this entry »

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The Glorious Days of America

May 5, 2006 at 8:29 pm (American Society, Society)

Statue of LibertyWhen one reads through novels like Kane & Abel (by Jeffrey Archer) he can stop feeling the greatness of America during the early 20th Century. I dont think any nation in the history of the world managed to grow so fast into an undomitable country that can influence the world's economy, science, arts, politics and culture. America's stunning glory can be traced to the period of late 19th Century to early 20th Century, when legendary humans populated this new nation. It's stunning to see how much they changed our lifestyles.
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The Great Tank Man

May 5, 2006 at 8:25 pm (Politics)

Tank Man in ActionOne of the most incredible personalities in the recent history is this tank man of China. During the Tianenmen square protests, where Chinese students wanted democracy and gathered at the historic tianenmen square, in Beijing, they witnessed such a blood and horror that charecterized our era. The Chinese government used tanks and heavy armoury to break the protest of innocent, weaponless students. But, one man chose to defy them. He stood valiantly against all the tanks and its stunning to look at that picture and the video, where a human 'warrior' stands brave against dozen armoured tanks. See this video. Read the rest of this entry »

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