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Airport is gone but not the noise

The Bangalore Airport has moved to a new location outside the city. But for the residents near the old Airport, the noise has not gone away. The wind tunnel near the old Airport is being operated quite frequently and the sound — like that of a jet engine — is deafening; and we are more ... read more

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Satyam — Good News, Bad News

Good News: Only 42000 Satyam employees are worried about their jobs and not 55000, as reported earlier.

Bad News: The 13000 phantom employees were giving their salaries to ex-CEO Ramalinga Raju.

Gives a new meaning to the term, a CEO’s salary is several times the salary of an entry level employee. ... read more

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Mumbai attacks: Media covered only deaths of rich people — Arundhati Roy

In the Guardian article titled Mumbai was not our 9/11, Arundhati Roy says:

If you were watching television you may not have heard that ordinary people too died in Mumbai. They were mowed down in a busy railway station and a public hospital. The terrorists did not distinguish between poor and rich. They killed
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Non State actors — WTF?

The murderers who attacked Mumbai have been called by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee and Secretary of State Rice as “Non State Actors”. Imagine telling the victim’s family “Your father was killed by a non-state actor”. As euphemisms go, this one is pretty bad. If you want to say that the murderers were not state-sponsored, ... read more

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