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…

Let’s not grab too much credit for lower Covid numbers – my take on Chetan Bhagat’s blog in the Times of India!

I don’t blame any govt for mishandling Covid. This pandemic was sudden and unprecedented. Nobody knew what to do or what was the right approach. It was all trial and error and the jury is still out on what works and what doesn’t. Nobody has established a cause-effect relationship so far beyond a shadow of…

Rear-view driving!

https://twitter.com/swamy39/status/1333378593812955136?s=21 Stop resurrecting useless things from India’s past while the present and future of this country is precariously hanging in the balance. This is like trying to drive forward while constantly looking into the rearview mirror and blackening out the windshield. It will only end in driving the country into a ditch. The choice is…

Politics and Friendship

It is a truism that the easiest way to lose precious and longtime friends is to discuss politics with them, especially if you have even a mildly opposing viewpoint. Forget discussion, all they need to see is a post or a tweet that doesn’t align with their views and you are done for, you are…

Open letter to Mr. Joe Biden

Dear Mr. Biden, My great grandfather’s great grandfather’s father in law’s sister’s uncle landed as a penniless destitute immigrant in the great city of Amador City, California (area .8 square kms, population 190 today) and was given a lettuce-catsup burger by a kindhearted gentleman, which he consumed without the bread (since he was a vegetarian…