Xmas – The More The Merrier

These children, dressed as Santa, are being ferried to school in a cycle rickshaw, in India. Christmas is widely celebrated in the country, as elsewhere in the world, by all communities and one of the highlights is Christmas carols, skits, plays and performances in school. Children dressed up as Santa Claus, performing various acts and…

Anna, pal, you are the joke

My non-Indian followers please excuse. And those who are not familiar with Indian politics also excuse. But I have to write this because I am so disgusted with the turn politics threatens to take in India and I promise this is one-off. What the hell is this guy Anna Hazare up to? What’s his problem,…

Festival of Bribery

The festival of lights is over. Hindus, and particularly Indians, all over the world are just about finishing celebrations and getting back to bed. However, I had to take note of an article that appeared on Facebook this morning. It spoke about how the festival is used as an occasion to bribe government officials and…

Raw politics

Onion prices have skyrocketed in India, just before several states go to the polls in the next few weeks. This has happened just as Indians also prepare themselves for perhaps the most hotly contested elections to Parliament in the next few months. And while people suffer and literally cry themselves hoarse, politicians are doing what…

Dress Sense

While watching the above very well-made BBC documentary this evening, I could not but look back at the last few days I was in India’s capital city, New Delhi when I travelled its length and breath in the Metro, among other modes of transport. Not only did I see police extremely alert and prepared to…