Wednesday, July 26, 2006

He Who Cast the First Stone Probably Didn’t - New York Times

He Who Cast the First Stone Probably Didn’t - New York Times

A very interesting article on action and reaction :). Guess this explains a lot of blaming that goes on in the India-Pakistan conflict.

I only know the Indian view, but always wondered why is it that we are always on the right and our actions are justified while the other side is always evil.

I am no one to comment on the real truth, which may never come out. What I can say is that we have to be able to listen first to be able to respond in the appropriate manner.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

List of countries by GDP (PPP) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of countries by GDP (PPP) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is good to see India climbing up the list. However, we have to keep in mind that we do really bad on the per capita figures.

GDP (PPP) is the total output produced by the country after adjusting for price differences across countries. that is to say that the same edible oil will cost a lot lower in India than in the US.

It is interesting to note that luxury goods, specially my favorites Benz cars have the same price tag in the US and in India.

Arindam's views

Project Syndicate

It is so funnay reading this guy's thoughts on the current reservations debate in India.

This guy's claim to fame is through books for the intellectually challenged !!! Seriously, how can you write a book titled "Count your Chickens before they hatch" and still make money.

My future room-mate Gaurav Sabnis is the poster-child of Indian bloggers for blogging about the dubious IIPm for which Arindam is a Dean.

My concept of blogging might be different, but I do know that masquerading as an intellectual when you are not will get you a bunch of admirers who are straight from the land of the galactically stupid, and maybe a tons of money. But I am better off being poor and beggign of the streets than being stupid.