Big Brother or Guardian Angel: government’s responsibility vs accountability

The NSA had an intense surveillance program for the last 4 years. There seems to have been just one glitch – they forgot to include their own. Edward Snowden, a tech specialist contracting for the NSA leaked the details of a highly classified surveillance program called PRISM to the Guardian and Washington Post last week.… Read More Big Brother or Guardian Angel: government’s responsibility vs accountability

EARTH Day 2013: San Diego Earth Fair – it’s all about sustainability

When I stepped into Balboa Park this Sunday (April 21st) to attend the Earth Fair in observance of Earth Day 2013, I was expecting to witness a commercial interpretation of the event. There was a commercial element – Toyota would not miss the opportunity for the world. But there was a bigger philosophical element. The… Read More EARTH Day 2013: San Diego Earth Fair – it’s all about sustainability

Kenya Part 2 – Masai Mara: land of the Masai, kingdom of the Lion King

Masai Mara stands for the land of the Masai, but when you land at the Mara, you see an ocean of land and hordes of wildebeest grazing across it. And as you drive your way across the wide expanse, you see a very well-run kingdom of the Lion King – complete with the departments of… Read More Kenya Part 2 – Masai Mara: land of the Masai, kingdom of the Lion King

Women in the 21st century – of biology, historical baggage and a glass ceiling!

1991 – India was engaged in an intense debate on reservations in jobs and educational institutions for members of the backward castes. I tried to engage a woman State Senator in the debate. She did not bat an eyelid to come up with her response: “If there must be reservation, then it should be for… Read More Women in the 21st century – of biology, historical baggage and a glass ceiling!