A view of the neighborhood

This used to be my driveway

It’s now, apparently, a (cross-country) ski run 🙂 Somewhere under all that cake icing, you will also find a front garden. My travel plans are all in shambles.  I have just spent 7 hours at the airport, playing roulette re-book with American Airlines representatives.  I will return for more tomorrow. The grand irony is  –…

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New age sportsmanship

The good folks at Merriam Webster’s must surely not watch ESPN.   Or perhaps they must not have updated their dictionary since the 19th century.  Why else would Webster’s define sportsmanship as : : conduct (as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport Graciousness ?…

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Kidnapped by a parent in India

Can you kidnap your own child?  What if you are a divorced parent in a custody battle?  The answer in India apparently is – yes, you can, and it’s legal. I was reading this article on the Atlantic about how some parents in the US who are involved in custody battles kidnap their children from…

Union Carbide plant in Bhopal

Memories of Bhopal

Twenty five years ago on this date, I was in Bhopal.  We all know what happened on the night of Dec. 2nd., 1984. Unfortunately, nothing much has happened in the twenty five years since then.  Warren Anderson, then chairman on Union Carbide, has still not been extradited due to “US business interests”, compensation to the…