Onions And Tears – An Inseparable Connection

And for a Friday with inflation at a 40 month high, Vegetable prices 36{aff5a224634bf574f692c8c7d068a0713fecca4ea38a30d3005107227dbb12e7} costlier this month and Onions skyrocketing….. some thoughts….. some musings….. China, India, Mexico and US are the major Onion Growing countries of the world. India with a normal consumption of 16 million tonnes and production of 19 to 20 million tonnes…

Dubai – El Dorado Gone Sour

And for a Friday, holidaying with friends in Dubai and UAE….. some thoughts….. some musings….. Dubai is undoubtedly the most “happening” touristy, shopping destination. Airport staff are being trained to speak, apart from Arabic and English, in Chinese, French Russian and Spanish. They are very efficient and courteous. For the 48th UAE National Day a…

26/11 Revisited – Lessons Learnt

And for a Friday arriving into Dubai after the memorable Homage Event for 26/11 Martyrs in Mumbai….. some thoughts….. some musings….. PCGT – Public Concern for Governance Trust is an NGO headed by Julio Riberio the fiery Super Cop and Padma Bhushan Awardee, currently very active in Mumbai, promoting Good Governance, fighting Corruption and Communalism…

Divorces In India – The Sad Truth

And for a Friday….. feel sad with news of another impending divorce of a known young couple….. some thoughts….. some musings….. Statistics can be misleading. India is counted amongst the least divorce rate countries in the World with just 1% as compared to 55% in France and 65% in Spain. Abroad, people are enamored by…

Ayodhya Verdict And The Aftermath

And for a Friday in Trivandrum after the historic Ayodhya judgement, some thoughts….. some musings….. Imagine life a full circle. In 1528 Mir Baqi, Babur’s Army General built the Babri Masjid. In 1542, in compensation Mughal Emperor Akbar built the Ram Chabutra (platform) where the Idol of Lord Ram remains established. The Babri Masjid-Ram Temple…