Thursday, April 26, 2007

The governing chain

Let Indians run the US government says Scott Adams on the Dilbert Blog. He explains why Indian corruption ethos are unlikely to penetrate the System thus:

People can't fix their own government because they have too much self-interest. You need an objective and less-easily-bribed foreigner to do the consulting no matter who you are.

I say, we in turn outsource our governance to Finland or something. (Communist Bloc would protest hard earned tax being given to the more expensive capitalist Americans.) Seriously, is there some law in the constitution which prevents the privatization of governance?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


So you all thought pilots are ace navigators and smart people who thread through asteroid like masses with ease saying "I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar." , eh?
Well, think again:

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I do Not Love you

I do not love you - By Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms,
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers.
Thanks to your love a certain fragrance,
risen darkly from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride,
so I love you because I know no other way than this:
where "I" does not exist, nor "you,"
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
So close that your eyes close and I fall asleep.

I wonder why Neruda's poems never featured in any of our school text books. They were positively brilliant!