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Love- a struggle in India

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Many are in the hangover of the valentine celebration. I never have written a post on valentine love. May be because I did not think seriously about love, as an outside expression, but as something inside, making you feel pleasant and out of this world. 

Kejiriwal redefines Indian Politics- Are people ready for that?

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People in Delhi, the capital state of India, elected Aravnd Kejriwal as their chief minister, for a second time; first time he resigned after a spell in power when he couldn’t implement an ombudsman against corrupt civil servants, his anti-corruption election promise. The second victory came at a time when India's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the right wing Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) that came to power in a landslide victory, last May, started imitating its predecessor, the Indian National Congress led UDF in selling the nation to the rich and foreigners neglecting the common people (Am Admy). Aravind Kejariwal is standing for those common people and its not accidental that his party is named after them, Am Admy Party (AAP). He mauled his main opponent Kiran Bedi the BJP candidate , scoring 67 seats in Delhi's 70 seat state assembly. 

Perumal Murugan's Book Burned

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A group of Kerala artists and film veterans assembled at Kochi Muziris Biennale , yesterday to express support for Perumal Murugan. Mr Murugan, a novelist from Tamil Nadu (a southern state in India), is standing accused of depicting females in a bad light in his novel Mathorubhagan. The accusation comes from the present Indian leadership in Delhi. He wrote it four years ago.  

Happy New Year -My word for 2015

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I don't have much quotes in my literary repertoire to fish out one easily and to use on such occasions like new year, anniversary or birthdays to inspire myself and others. One of the reasons for this drawback is I'm not a language person. By that I mean I haven't learned not much literature. There's a great connection between literature learning and inspiring quotes and writing too. I learned about this drawback of mine when I joined a writing course. I'm a science person. A scientific mind always dwells on compressing ideas, say for eg. compressing an idea into a formula or an equation, where as a literary mind excels in expanding it into any volume. Literature encourages people to write pages after pages about a simple rose flower. So I'm a person whose mind is confined within prescribed ways of thinking and trying to acquire a literary way of thinking and writing.  And that itself is my goal and motivation for 2015. I also heard psychological andr

The World is Their Market

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"The Web has changed the way that artisans sell their wares, helping to overcome marketing and distribution hurdles. On Web sites like Etsy, DaWanda, 1000 Markets, ArtFire and Silkfair, people all over the world can see — and buy — handmade jewelry, clothing, artwork, ceramics and furniture. And many artisans aren't stopping there. They're creating their own Web sites and social networking accounts, too.  John T. Unger of Mancelona, Mich., sells most of his steel fire bowls through his own Web site and 1000 Markets''. The New York Times ..

Surrender

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Surrender   Police led Tony to the third floor of the building, the building and the surroundings stood in desolate emptiness, cordoned, and a crowd was swelling in the neighboring rooftops.

Yamini-Genesh saga- another example for kerala men's insensitity to doemstic violence.

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  The issue is not whether Yamini Thankachi instigated a political uproar in the Kerala politics, a state ruled by the UDF, a Congress led ruling coalition of slim majority, but how men in Kerala, no matter, chief minister or ordinary minister, treat the issue of domestic violence. Here is an NDTV report on the matter Ms. Thankachi is a well educated lady, a doctor by profession, belongs to an upper class family.  As per her press conference, she has been allegedly a victim of domestic violence for the past 16 years, that is it started two years after she got married to the former Kerala Congress-B minister, K.B.

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