This article reminded me of something I wrote somewhere a long time ago. “The trick is to hang on and keep fighting for what you believe in.” While the article still puts forth a valid point. Given the conditions what would we have done if we were in Google’s shoes. Maybe we would have made the compromise. Maybe we wouldn’t have. But again we have to think as heads of a multi billion dollar company which is answerable to its shareholder. I still dont agree with the choice Google/Yahoo/MSN made but I definitely understand why they made it. “If you’ve had to swallow a boss’s distasteful diatribe, stick your tongue out at him once you’re safely within a bathroom stall.[…]

David Irving, a British right wing historian, has been jailed for three years for denying that the Holocaust by an Austrian court. Apparently the denial of Holocaust is crime in Austria with imprisonment of up to 10 years!!! While Jewish leaders and historians have said that the decision was correct a few have also questioned wisdom in imprisoning Irving. Interestingly the decision comes when Europe finds itself wrapped in an intense debate over freedom of expression. Now this one should be an interesting affair. Mr. Irving has found himself once again on the wrong side of law after having been already fined for making Neo-Nazi remarks in Germany and being labeled as “anti-Semitic and racist” by a British court. Meanwhile[…]

A religion based census of the armed forces!!! Am I awake???? And oh hold on, the infamous Imam Bukhari has endorsed this UPA government initiative!! I mean brilliant. The UPA government (Congress in most cases, and Left front in others) is the truly (pseudo)secular in nature. The give Muslims reservation in Andhra. they support the reservation for Muslims in AMU. They support (including the Left) Bangladeshi Muslims living in Assam and Bengal. I mean they are the most tolerant of all political parties. Only this tolerance is for the Muslims and them alone. The Indian Armed Forces is perhaps the only least corrupted of all government organisations and it is mainly due to the fact that they do not believe[…]

I thought I would not write anything about the Jylland-Posten controversy for very long out of the thought of getting misinterpreted (as I am more often than not). But after reading this I could not take it anymore. You can check out the cartoons for yourself here. Also you can read a totally different take on the issue here. There are two views about the whole the issue. 1. The newswpaper was irresponsible in publishing such controversial cartoons – Agreed. I mean they should have known where to draw the line. They should avoid hurting the sensibilities of any religious/ethnic group. 2. The people and Islamic nations over reacted – Agreed. There are ways of registering a protest over something[…]

It had been a long time since Lagaan roused those patriotic feelings in you by a means other than bashing Pakistan. Is it a coincidence that it again required an Aamir movie to do it. But only this time Bhuvan did not hog most of the screen time nor did he hit the winning six. And that to me is the USP of the movie. The movie has no big names other than Aamir or Rehman but still manages to emerge out of the shadows of both. The direction of Mehra is outstanding and the sepia touch while shooting is just mind blowing. 10 on 10 to him for that. The music by Rehman is soulful yet feet tapping and[…]