Politics

Personal Politics

I step out in the predawn light ready for my walk when I spy the sign by the garage entrance. My walk timer is already on. I pause it while I consider where to put the sign up. I skip the lawn or the strip by the pavement even though it would be more visible […]

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Musings, Politics

They See Blue – Desi Blue

Political activism is very new to me. I have written about it before. Up until recently, I did not care enough to learn about how the democratic process works in this country I call home now. The words caucus(es), primary(ies), Super Tuesday, Gerrymandering are new to my lexicon. I am still trying to understand why […]

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Musings, Politics

Disengage. Disconnect. Disavow.

My jaws feel tight. There is an invisible band that stretches ear to ear wrapping around the base of my skull. I massage my jaw. I open and close my mouth like a fish hoping it will loosen that tightness I feel. I walk around coaxing blood flow to my neck. Most days I feel […]

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Musings, Politics

Personal Politics

“So, has your group been talking about CAB/NRC?” My tone is mild. My ears, however, are alert, straining to hear nuance amidst the words. It is a letdown, however. Saathi deflects and turns the spotlight on me for wanting to talk about things divisive and ugly. I turn away, the warmth of the hot stove […]

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Election, Musings, Politics

Stay Angry. Stay Mad. VOTE

If like me, you watched horrified yesterday as a man nominated to the highest court in the country ranted and raved. If like me, you wondered why was his nomination was not delayed to give time to probe the accusations, this is what I want to say to you: Register to vote if you have […]

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Musings, Politics

Stand Up And Be Counted

I lie in a carb induced stupor, an aftereffect of the Onam Sadya at my brother’s home. The ambient light makes it impossible for me to pin down a time. All I know is that I have been napping a tad too long. My children have been watching TV a tad too long. I struggle […]

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Musings, Politics

Translating Angst Into Activism

A little after 8:00 PM I sat at my desk, headphones on, still breathing heavily from having rushed through chores post dinner. The glass doors to the study were locked and the children peered from the outside. I waved and turned my attention to the screen. A video conference with over 220 people from all […]

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Musings, Politics

Goodbye My President

I tune in late at night when the kids are in bed and the spouse is hovering between wakefulness and sleep on the couch, the TV on low volume. My screen fills up with his presence. I watch for the next fifty minutes, my eyes glued to the laptop screen. Towards the end as his […]

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Change, Election, India, Life, Politics, Responsibility

Got to start somewhere right?

Every time a group of friends get together topics eventually meander to the state of Indian politics and the insurmountable problems in our civic structure. Every time without fail, we discuss, we sigh collectively and forget about it. So, today when I saw this email from K’s classmate, I clicked and was impressed by what […]

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Appa, Feelings, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Politics

What’s in a name anyway?

Everything! Akay’s comment from yesterday set me thinking. I did see the furore caused by Mr Sanjay Dutt and his new wife Manyata. I saw this post by Mad Momma which in turn linked to Goofy Mama and a whole slew of posts debating this issue. I concur wholeheartedly with the spirited women and am […]

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Change, Feelings, Musings, Politics, US

On the precipice of History

I raced against time shoving spoonfuls of food into my mouth before rushing to the packed cafeteria in our office where the TV was on and soulful music was playing and Obama stood on the precipice of History. Watching Obama take his oath in a calm composed manner and then go on to deliver a […]

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Business, Misc, Politics

Telling it as it is

Finally! Here is one article on the mess on Wall Street that explains it as it is. In terms a dumb person like me can understand. Without much ado. HERE it is. I found it in the Magazine section of The Hindu and followed the link back to Shyam’s blog. Thanks Shyam!

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Misc, Opinion, Politics, US

I know this person!

Over the past week, I read “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama our presidential candidate with much interest. It has been a while since I read that kind of a book. The one that makes you feel. One that makes you feel like there is sense in the chaos that is the political landscape. […]

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Desi, India, Politics

Is the tamasha over?

The UPA Goverment wins the trust vote. Not that I am a big follower of politics but some events catch my attention more than others. I have very little idea about what this means long term for India and the India – US ties. But what interested me was how my opinion of Manmohan Singh […]

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