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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Devyani Khobragade And Gajar Ka Halva

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Okay, so she is finally back here in India, and I am glad that she is safe and back with her family. Devyani Khobragade landed in India and is now with her parents, waiting for her kids and husband to return to India from the US (the kids are US born citizens).

The last few weeks have been filled with reports about how Devyani was ill-treated in the US, publicly handcuffed as she went to drop her daughter to school, was strip searched and put in custody with other regular inmates. The newspaper was filled with these horror stories of an Indian diplomat being harassed and humiliated in the US.

Even as the Indian government and the public retaliated, burning effigies and shouting anti-US slogans and, for the first time in recent memory, showing some spine, after the initial first few reports, it started looking like this was actually some kind of a cover-up from the Indian side.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Killed Earth...Next Mission Mars

image source - Google Images. This is an image from the movie The Day After Tomorrow

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(2014) Real image of a warehouse in Chicago that froze over in one of the scariest cold snaps ever

As I was going through some of the images of the US after the cold snap, I realised how uncanny the similarities are between these images of the US today and the images that were there in the movie The Day After Tomorrow.

Did you know that in certain places in the US, the temperatures, combined with the snow, the cold and the chilly winds, is lower than what is experienced in the planet Mars? I don't know about you, but for me, when I think about it, it is actually quite scary.