Day: November 12, 2012

Widowhood: A life interrupted Faiza Mirza. “I always felt different because everywhere I go people either give me sympathetic looks or are scared that I will bring bad luck. But the first time I actually felt betrayed was when one of my sisters was getting married. I was treated like an outcast by […]

Rethinking the ‘Just War,’ Part 1

NY times: Can war be justified? Is there such a thing as morally proper conduct in war? With Veterans’ Day upon us and, with the Obama administration preparing to face another four years of geopolitical choices in unstable regions, The Stone is featuring recent work by Jeff McMahan, a philosopher […]

Tablet Computer coming to India for $20-40

Source: BBC India is once again trying to make low-cost computers available to students across the country. The country’s president has unveiled an upgraded version of the world’s cheapest tablet computer – despite the functionality and distribution problems faced by the device’s predecessor. Made by UK-based Datawind, the Aakash 2 […]

Political humour

I am reminded of a joke… What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution. What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!! How sad it is that we never learn from history! How true all of these are: We hang the petty thieves and […]

My President is busy

Source: NY Times op ed By Thomas Friedman ISRAELI friends have been asking me whether a re-elected President Obama will take revenge on Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu for the way he and Sheldon Adelson, his foolhardy financier, openly backed Mitt Romney. My answer to Israelis is this: You should be […]