A few things on my mind that I just wanted to mention here this morning...
I find myself increasingly wanting eventually to write something that includes India. What I consider a major hurdle, however, is I have never been there.
Perhaps you care more about this sort of thing when you actually create something that's yours. The idea of your work being stolen is, frankly, a nightmare. And that is why there is something called "copyright." The Guardian newspaper's reader comments on Ms. Sanon's reaction are intriguing. Yes, some wrote that she had a right … Continue reading “Hey, that’s my movie!”
Beating someone up is bad enough. Beating someone up while hurling bigoted abuse at them is even uglier socially. Beating someone up for bigoted reasons and sounding like an absolute moron while doing so is simply peak stupid. His assailant is hardly the only dimwit. Days after September 11, 2001, a Sikh was murdered in … Continue reading U.S. Kids Need To Be Taught About India
If I'm given the chance, I'm unsure if I would vote for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for president. I don't know enough about his politics. They seem deeply conservative, and I'm annoyingly moderate. He seemed to say some stuff many here in the U.K. disagreed strongly with when he visited recently. However, I am willing … Continue reading An Immigrant Heritage
In 2006, the U.S. State Department helped organize a mass evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon during the Hezbollah-Israel war. However, currently, there seems no similar urgency on the part of the U.S. to evacuate a far smaller number of U.S. citizens from Yemen. Lawsuits have even been filed challenging the government's not doing so. … Continue reading No Plans To Evacuate (At This Time)
After our "road trip" odyssey, we're settled in here for the week in Fernandina Beach. My Dad had been to Florida only once before, back in 1985, to settle my late grandmother's estate (after she had died in Hudson, near Tampa). Now here for our holiday, he is thoroughly enjoying himself - which was our … Continue reading India: Something Huge Will Be Missing If I Ever Get There
My wife received an email yesterday from a former neighbo(u)r of ours. She's flying to the Canary Islands today. She and her husband are selling a holiday flat they've owned there for several decades. In the message she explained to Mrs. Nello that she's taking Frontiers (the paperback) along. (She doesn't do Kindle.) She wrote … Continue reading Canary Surprise
....you aren't necessarily following someone you may for a moment think you are. Twitter is slipping in follow suggestions among people you actually do follow. Yesterday, I noticed this: I'm a fan of India, and follow some India-sourced media. That may be why "Make in India" was parachuted in for me as a suggested follow. … Continue reading If You Use Twitter….
The Times of India: Ruskin Bond, who was conferred the Padma Bhushan on Saturday, is one of the most popular and prolific English writers in India. His literary world, however, is rooted in another time and age. He talks to Shobita Dhar about the small towns and quirky people who inhabit his books.... It is … Continue reading With Memories, You Always Have Material
First, a brief recollection of an infamous early event in U.S. diplomatic history. In 1793, while William Short and Gouverneur Morris were negotiating in France and Spain, across the Atlantic the (mis)behaviors of one Edmond-Charles Genêt were besetting the new American republic at home. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, France's representative in the U.S.: ....soon exceeded … Continue reading U.S. Diplomacy: 1793 v. 2014