NRIs supporting Trump

https://www.indiatvnews.com/amp/news/world/donald-trump-coins-india-us-friendship-slogan-in-hindi-ahead-of-november-mid-term-latest-updates-2022-09-16-808739 Frankly, most NRIs in the US dont care about social issues like abortion, guns, voting rights, LGBTQ and same sex marriage, racism, climate change etc. I am not talking about the Indians born and/or brought up there, I am talking about the ones who have gone there as adults and settled for the long…

English-vinglish!

I read today that a certain state in India has built and runs a large number of government English medium schools. As is the norm these days, social media has exploded in a storm of political mockery and nationalistic outrage at the fact that that state chose English as the medium of instruction, and not…

India makes progress on LGBTQ / Transgender issues! Thanks to Bollywood!

I saw the movie Badhai Do yesterday and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui a few days back. Just some random thoughts based on those movies: I think India is becoming far more progressive and liberal on LGBTQ and Transgender issues than the US, which seems to be regressing on all LGBTQ, Transgender and Abortion issues. The US…

Elephantine memories!

My maternal grandfather was terribly mischievous. He created and got into a lot of serious trouble throughout his life. Once my grandfather coated the insides of a coconut with a whole lot of ‘chunnambhu’ or ‘chuna’ (I think it is called lime cement in English, the kind used in our ‘paan’), fed it to an…