Monday, March 23, 2009

Before You Die

Yahoo! Movies has released a list of 100 movies to see before you die. The list includes one from India.

Have a long way to go before I die ...

The full list @

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shashi for MP

Elections are round the corner and heartening to see people like Dr.Shashi Tharoor in the fray. Calls are made during every time there is an election for educated people to enter the fray and none of the previous attempts bore anything fruitful. People like Mr. T. N. Seshan who were exemplary in their civil service careers biting dust in the political stage being sad examples.

Given the history, the entry of Dr. Shashi Tharoor ( is an interesting development and I think he is doing the right thing by standing as a Congress candidate for Lok Sabha from Trivandrum, Kerala. Previous attempts by people of this standing were more in their individual capacities and no wonder those attempts ended where they did. In India, support of the major political parties is a major ingredient for success in elections and with the pro-UDF tidings currently in the state of Kerala, I feel, Shashi definitely has set up the best platform for a win.

Sporting a solid resume and a clear vision for Trivandrum, Shashi is one of the best qualified candidates in the general elections this time. So here comes , a chance for Trivandrum to elect India's next Foreign Affairs Minister.

The irony is that Shashi who came to Kerala to teach the Mallus good English is now toiling hard to pick up decent Malayalam. Also, now I wonder, for people like Shashi isn't the Rajya Sabha route a better choice. May be that is his plan B.