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Two Great Democracies goto poll this year and here is all you wanted to know about how they work

India

Indian general election, 2004 – Wikipedia

United States

U.S. Electoral College – Wikipedia

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

April 6, 2004 at 7:38 pm

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Turncoats

Yesterday was 4/4/4. It happens once in a 100 years. Isn’t it amazing that our busy lifestyle does not allow us to spot some of these very minor but peculiar occurrences. More importantly, the clocks were advanced by an hour in the Pacific Coast yesterday. Neither in India nor in AZ, the two places which I have called home ever since I was born, they observe daylight savings time. I slept the same amount of time as I would on any other day but suddenly it dawned on me that my sleep had consumed an hour extra. It seemed very weird and different because I have never experienced it before.

I am an avid follower of the Indian General Elections. The Largest Democracy in this world going to polls. Kudos to the election commission for organizing such a massive exercise with such great efficiency. The one issue that has dominated the last two polls in the country has been the foreign nationality of one of the candidates to the PM’s chair. My viewpoint on the whole thing is very clear. “Can a person of foreign nationality lead India?” . My answer would be a yes if the person had spent sufficient amount of time in India working with the masses, relating to their problems and helping them resolve it. Someone in the mould of Mother Teresa or Annie Besant. I am not entirely favor of the person in question because of the sole reason the person is heading the oldest party in the nation only because of her dynasty. I do not see the person managing the demands of the topmost position in the country with ease and grace.

That doesn’t put the other parties in any better position. They have their own shortcomings and anyone who wins must be deserve the victory and repay the people in kind for electing them.

Jai Hind

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

April 5, 2004 at 2:26 pm

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Weekend Waiting

Hey its Friday… Two Days of break from the monotony… says who asked one of my mangers… I got to come this Sunday to work… Still I love breaks and I love Saturdays. Saturdays are spent in relaxation and Sundays are spent in tnesion of the week ahead. Thank Goodness, I was asked to come on Sunday and not on Saturday…..

I think it is going to be an exciting weekend. I am looking forward to the Final Four, a continuation of March madness into April. I am surprised at the amount of interest College games generate in the United States of America. A University of Madras versus Madurai Kamarajar University cricket match would not even attract curious passers-by. United States of America is a marketing haven.

I am always hoping to finish a few more chapters of Ayn Ran’d pillow size book ” Atlas Shrugged”. The book is really riveting and within a few hours you get so addicted that you even start carrying it to the loo.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

April 2, 2004 at 6:20 pm

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Random Ramblings

India won the first test match. I hope we win the series and unless we win the series this series doesn’t assume historic significance.

I woke up with four legs and seventeen hands this morning. I was bitten by an alien bug in my sleep last night. The doctors tell me that I might develop four more ears and have five pairs of genitals. I am worrying about how I will survive in this cruel Earth and I am planning to relocate to the moon during the first half of 2007. I heard United is flying a specially designed Boeing 1047 to the moon during that year and many real estate companies are selling chunks of land on the moon. I bet the Moon would be a great place for the United States to monitor the activities of Osama Bin laden and ultimately nab him. If you think this is absolute bullshit then check out Google’s futile attempt to April fool you today and tell me what you think about the same.

Even in this job market, people will not get fooled by that prank. Maybe, Javed Miandad can join Google in the moon as he is the only guy who is in immediate danger of losing his job.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

April 1, 2004 at 7:21 pm

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