Controversy on Hinduism in California Text Books

There is a controversy on the issue of controversy of changes to California sixth graders books with respect to Hinduism. There are many blogs which are commenting on it so I thought I might as well take it up too! There are two that I have read and commented on - Amardeep Singh and Intentblog.But I will weigh in this controversy with a view to show the behavior of the various 'actors" in the entire drama - specially with respect to the Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT)Aryan Invasion Theory was put … [Read more...]

Globalization: Boon or Curse?

World has become indeed small! A kid in a village in Andhra Pradesh, India and that born in New York are tomorrow's potential competitors for a job or partners in a company that may bring out the next big thing in technology after Google! The point is that the new economics and the world shifts in business and education has created constituencies that can cooperate and compete in ways that were unthinkable just a decade ago!Is Globalization New?Globalization or the movement and interlinkages … [Read more...]

Cingular Wireless Patents Emoticons!

On the heels of the recent RIMM/Blackberry fiasco going on.. here is another patent infringment waiting to happen!!The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also managed to patent the delivery of text based emoticon - so presumably sending :) via an SMS - if selected via a dedicated or softkey, would be a breach of … [Read more...]

Words Rearranged

This are some letters rearrangements that make interesting reading! Enjoy!DORMITORYWhen you rearrange the letters:DIRTY ROOMPRESBYTERIANWhen you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYERASTRONOMERWhen you rearrange the letters:MOON STARERDESPERATIONWhen you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS ITTHE EYESWhen you rearrange the letters:THEY SEEGEORGE BUSHWhen you rearrange the letters:HE BUGS GORETHE MORSE CODEWhen you rearrange the letters:HERE COME DOTSSLOT MACHINESWhen you rearrange the letters:CASH … [Read more...]

What is right

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. … [Read more...]

India will be third largest economy

This is yet another story on how the Indian economy will grow and come to take some place within the world!India will surpass Japan as the world's third largest economy in 2006 as measured in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), according to a forecast by a US professional services firm.India's economy, measured in PPP terms, will eclipse the $4 trillion mark in 2006, making it equal to or greater than Japans.Only the United States and China will possess larger economies, according to Keystone India's … [Read more...]

Girls in small Indian towns have sex earlier

This is rather surprising news story from TOI - what do you think?Girls from Lucknow, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Ludhiana, according to a sex survey by a leading weekly magazine, have sex at a much younger age (15-18), as compared to their counterparts in big cities. Women in Ahmedabad and Jaipur stand out for demanding greater variety in sex. People from Patna have the highest tendency to watch pornography.Stories about rural runaway lesbian brides, sex change of a village schoolteacher from … [Read more...]

Top Domains for Sale

I have the following Domain Names for sale.. in case any of you are interested, please contact me at drishtikone.mail at with your price - LegalMarriage.ORG In case you are interested to buy - please do send me an email.. … [Read more...]

What fuels global growth

This is an interesting graphical illustration and summary of the financial vehicles which fuel the global growth.  Its instructive that the most important part is played by Corp-debt securities in this rise.  This links back to the earlier story on poverty and ownership rights that free up the economic assets.  Its the clarity in ownership that helps the corporates to hedge risks using derivatives which are asset-backed.  If the asset liquidity wasn't possible … [Read more...]

IITians start Political party

This is an interesting news item I just came across.. something that in inspiring and brings up hope! Is it a beginning that will have a long future? One thing that this group will have to guide against is that this party doesnt become an elitist group of some egotistic IITians or elitist intellectuals - as many organizations I have seen become. Otherwise the claim "politicians of today are no longer the voice of the common man" maybe true of this party as well!Seems like Mani Rathnam's Yuva is … [Read more...]