Long live, Anna Hazare! The 74-year-old Gandhian fasted for 12 days recently taking India by storm. The TV channels and print media were full of news of the movement that he started. That of fighting corruption which truly is a cancer eating into every system in India. For the first time in living memory, a cause was supported with such enthusiasm. Continue reading
I am trying something different today. Instead of a blog post on any one topic, I am sharing a few observations on things that caught my attention recently. This is the time of the year when snakes come out in India. From time to time we hear of snakes being killed, often ironically by the same people who worshipped them a few days ago in the festival of Nagapanchami. Continue reading
We always knew that happiness means different things to different people. Recent research seems to indicate that what constitutes happiness to one is also a factor of age. A recent article in the DNA of August 5 speaks of this scientific study. According to the researchers, 60 % of happiness for younger people was based on feelings of excitement. For older people, however, 80 % of happiness was based on levels of contentment.
I realize that this blog post won’t help to resolve my problem but it does get an irritation off my chest! It’s about the poor customer service from Bharti Airtel, the service provider for my landline. When I went to the US I had applied for the landline to be taken into “safe custody” for two months. This was done and that’s great as it saved me some money. My problem started when I got back. Continue reading