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Archives for April 2009

Watering hole for bees

Despite having seven lakes in and around Bhopal, we are facing a water crisis this year. Last year the monsoon was not up to the mark and as a results our sources of fresh water have dried up. And if the rains are screwed up this year as well, this crisis is going to escalate […]

Pride and peace

A very wise woman had once told me that pride costs us more than all the wars and disease in the world combined. That was a long time ago and since then her words have been there somewhere at the back of my mind. As the years have gone by I have tried to confirm the […]

Go and vote, please

There’s a pretty accurate ad being aired these days on Indian TV channels regarding our own failures to properly choose a better politician. With the upcoming elections, I am sure that this public service announcement will nudge many of us into thinking carefully before we vote. The ad starts out with a woman haggling with […]

Grapes of Wrath

I am back from my extended and unintended sabbatical. Its not that I wasn’t writing, I just didn’t feel like uploading whatever I wrote. I guess it was just a blue phase as far as blogging was concerned – if there is such a thing. Moving on, I recently reread Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” and found it […]