I remember when I was in my second year of engineering, I went gaga about Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address on Youtube. Despite of numerous differences in opinion with his line of thought, I can never deny his contribution in reinforcing the fact that a genius doesn’t need great parentage or great education. And what more? He gave us PC, Ipod and Pixar! Continue reading
In mid 1992, several government officials rampaged a tribal village near Sathyamangalam forest in Tamil Nadu. They assembled the villagers at one place, and started searching the village for smuggled sandalwood. Then they dragged 18 teenage girls into the forest, where they raped them repeatedly. They brought the girls back in the night, and then dragged 133 villagers to jail, accusing them of smuggling sandalwood. 19 years later, on 29th September, 2011, the villagers have found justice. Or, have they? Continue reading
24 years ago, on this very day, Kishore da passed away. He was only 58 years old. His songs are a living testament of the legend that he was. Kishore da sang in Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya and many other languages. According to Pancham da- nobody could beat Kishoe da in his versatility. Here is a list of my favourite Bengali songs by Kishore da, in no particular order- Continue reading
While UPA seems quite ready with Rahul Gandhi as their successor for PM’s office for the 2014 elections, BJP is internally messed up. Who should be their next contender? Both Nitish and Modi have proven their administration skills. Read my latest article on the NRI.