Why I hate communism – II

The communists in Kerala have cannibalized the state. Almost every business venture in Kerala had to be moved to other parts of the India, or permanently shut down because of militant trade unionism. The communists exhorted the workers of the state to unite, and they did. They made exorbitant demands of their employers. Profit-motive was…

Why I hate communism – I

Kerala, a small coastal state in India has a unique claim to fame. It was the first place in the world, were the communists were voted to power through democratic elections. Their timing was impeccable. The Zamindari (landlord) system had solidified the caste system in Kerala, and if you were poor, and landless, you were…

A lesson in self-aggrandizement

People who are engaged in a job they love are truly lucky. I cannot catch a break, when it comes to a job that involves creative thinking. I’ve applied over and over for jobs in advertising agencies, newspapers, online journals, what have you. The other day, an advertisement by this company called Stark, appeared in…

Writer’s block, I think

The last post I wrote was about how much I enjoyed blogging. In it, I said that I’m feeling ebullient, and that I’m going to continue writing articles, because I have so much to say. I shouldn’t have said that. Now I’m jinxed. I have nothing to write about. I have heard of writer’s block.…

India and the country that was…

I was thinking about India, and all the things that made her great. I couldn’t help but notice that a study of India’s achievements was a study of our history. Yoga, The Indian music, the Decimal system, Algebra, Astronomy- the discovery that sun was at the centre of the solar system, Medicine – Cosmetic surgery…