Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
4th February, marks 38 years since Karen Carpenter left this world. She was less than 33 when she died in 1983. The music she dished out were mesmerising even today for her adored fans like me who grew up listening to her music through radio. I wonder how crazy we would have been with all the digital /on demand access!! All her numbers are just joy to listen. I leave with my top 3, not in that order. Karen was also a master drummer!!!
2) Please Mr Postman ( I can relate this to my courship days 1990 hahhah)
3) I will say Goodbye love! Listen to the Guitar in the end, just stunning!!
As a bonus I would also add, "Calling occupants of interplanatery Craft"!!
Take care, god bless
3rd FEB 2021.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12th January 2020.
I have logged off from all social accounts as of this week, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook. I shall also sign off from Whatsapp in a week's time as I feel all these platforms are leftist agenda and block conservative folks like me besides making us a product and selling our data and make a windfall.
So this now all back to Blogging the platform I was using 2003-07 before moving to social media. While I am also unhappy with GOOGLE too with their censorship, I would find an alternative platform in coming weeks and post update about the migration.
I am available on my email account at email@example.com (Microsoft is not spoiled so far, lets see for how long!!!).
I shall be in Parler (Since taken down by Amazon), Telegram (How we support a Russian APP!!!) and Signal as messenger app, in my telephone number.
Take care and keep in touch.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Today 12th August 2020, Wed, marks the 3rd Anniversary rituals of father, Dr T M Balasubramanian, as per Hindu calendar. English Date, 15th Aug 2017)!
Time flies. I completed the rituals here in Bangalore. Would have wanted to go to Karaikudi and perform, but these are different times. Mother is here since January, so worked out well...!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Very sad to wake up to the news of passing away of Senator John McCain aged 81(4 days short of his 82nd Birthday).
He was a true patriot indeed. Despite being grandson and son of 4Star Admirals of US Navy, McCain refused to be given preferential release when captured in Vietnam war and tortured.
I always wondered, if his selection of Sarah Palin derailed his efforts for the presidency in 2008!!
I was also positive that he would lose in Senate seat which he held since 1986 in Arizona during 2016 election, the campaign against him was bitter, but he managed to sneak a win.
Coincidentally, his death comes exactly 9 years on the day his close friend Edward Kennedy with whom he championed the immigration Amnesty reform bill!!
May his soul rest in peace. Interesting, he has expressed his wish that President Trump should not participate in his funeral!! That is some bitterness!! I would think goes to show how much this President like our Stupid Idiot Modi has polarised the nation!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
1) I am back from short trip to Gujarat. Boy, this year rains are like, mad, I have never seen such a spell in my 33 years of visits to Gujarat. Few days there was practically non stop rains and Sun was never seen. No wonder, the potholes were plenty in the Bombay-Amdavad NH!
2) I got in touch after 10 years with my German Colleague! I had travelled in his car from Frankfurt to Hamburg for a safety audit. This picture was taken then! I don't think I ever experienced that speed any other time! BOY!!
3) Near Gate 52, Terminal 2, Mumbai airport, there is an awesome Marati restaurant. Enjoyed the food out there during Lunch pit stop before boarding the flight back home.
4) I was passing by TheoBroma Pastry shop on way to gate, I quickly called and asked my daughter, if I should pick some pastry for my son. I was sceptical that he would want it as he is on crash diet etc. My daughter said, never mind Bring it on!! When he saw that,boy!!! oh Boy just delight as kid! Girls judge things perfectly!! hehehehhehe!!!
Today elections in Pakistan, a rare event in a sense transition to democracy would happen through a democratic process. Rarely, this happens as Military always intervenes in a coup and never allows the Prime Minister to complete his term. I expect Imran Khan to be the leading party and possibly the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. I see relations between India and Pakistan not improving in his tenure. Let's see!!!
A movie taken by spending 110Mn$ in China, became super flop grossing 7 Mn $ in 3 days and is taken off screen for remake. China products are questionable quality!! Didn't realise movies too!!! hahahahah!!!
As they say Success is Bastard, Failure is an Orphan. The case of Mesut Ozil,who is made a scapegoat for the disgraced German exit from world cup is a classic example. As he and Lukaku says, When we score /win, we are Belgian or German, when we lose we are Congolese or Turkish! Sad aspect of racism prevailing in many countries!! I agree that comes to fore when failure hits!! Human nature I guess!
Sad to hear the passing away of Sergio Marchionne, the boss of Fiat /Chrysler!! End was swift today!! May his soul rest in peace. What a turn around! But he was a workaholic.
As usual, few memes and Modi Bashing!! hahahahhahahh!!!
An Aeronautical Engineer inspecting a Rafale fighter jet in order to increase it's price from 520 cr to 1600 cr to utilize taxpayers money. (2018)
|A Globetrotter Searching Croatia on Map for his next Visit. (2018)|
Until next week, take it easy, take care.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
1) Today, I complete 5 years of staying away from Idiot Box for watching stupid, ugly, lousy, fucking, Indian News channels and Entertainment! Even saying III class is a disgrace! Boy!! I can't comprehend how people are putting up with all the shit that is dished out!!
2) Friday, I was invited as panel member for Safety event, at 5pm, and I posted a Selfie, Radhu says, I looked "DOPED" Do I???? hahaahhah!!
3) Mom is back in India after her 2 month stay in #OMAN! The clean air around there has helped her respiratory issues to the minimum! Of course 45C heat is another matter for to be there!!
Credit to Donald Trump, once again when it comes to national interest, he puts aside his personal like'/dislike. In choosing Judge Brett Kavanugh as his second nominee for US Supreme Court, #SCOTUS, Trump has looked for a person who abides to constitution as it says rather than looking for personal interpretation. It is no secret that Trump loathes the Bush(es) and Judge K was Bush nominee to Circuit court in DC as well as his wife was personal secretary to "Dubiya!!! The confirmation hearing would be interesting given that the razor thin Majority republicans hold with John McCain wont be able to vote. I personally sense, over a period of time Roe Vs Wade, the landmark judgement would be eroded away one statute at a time and come 2023, the 50th anniversaty there would be nothing left. Also to note that Trump with 2 year of Presidency left has potential for 2 more nominations (Senate Majority Key) of conservative leaning with Ginsburg and Breyer in to their 80s can fade from the scene!! Already with 5-4 that can turn to 7-2 with ramifications for good 2-3 generations to come. (#SCOTUS is for life or option to retire as Justice Anthony Kennedy did)
|The Roberts Court, 2017 Back row (left to right): Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil Gorsuch. Front row (left to right): Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen Breyer|
The Rains have caused havoc across nations, with Hiroshima prefecture having seen it's worst rainfall of 50cm and loss of lives of around 200. People say in their living memory they have never witnessed anything like this. The mad rainfall of 15 Cm in 3 hours in Nagpur, and 55% Monsoon within 3 weeks of commencement at Bombay are tell tale signs of Climate change warnings that have been ignored by leaders. Adding insult to injury is the lack of preparation as well as poor III class infrastructure that exist. I am told in Bombay nothing has been done since British time in drainage system as city can take only 1 inch of rain/hr. All the natural creek that let rain water to the sea has been encroached by land sharks. This is case in most urban area in India. The warning is out there!!! No one cares and people suffer!!!
During my global travel, I have met Indians who have settled in Eritrea, a tiny nation which has been on war with its neighbour, Ehiopia for decades. People said the war would never end and there would never be peace. It appeared so, until the new President of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, who out of nowhere worked all political reforms that could only be a dream. He even reached out to the neighbour and now peace accord is worked out! Showing all it takes is a leader to swing things around. Also Ethiopian economy a fastest growing one goes to show peace is a must!
|Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed is welcomed by Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks the plane in Asmara, Eritrea on July 8, 2018|
As usual I leave with few memes:-
1) JIO UNIVERSITY
Take it easy, take care
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