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Bush and Kerry traded punched today at University of Miami, Coral Gables. I guess this could be termed as the lastest hurricane to hit florida. Kerry had Bush on the mat for most part of the debate. Bush kept repeating the the sophisticated version of the cliched “flip flopper” title, the republicans have associated with Kerry. Although, I would say Kerry won the first bout, I thought he should have been a little bit more aggressive and knocked the President over. But it was the same feeling I had about Kerry when he debated at the Democratic convention. I thought Dean would win as he is more aggressive but Kerry thumped him with his calm calculated approach. Kerry might rebound in the poll ratings after today’s debate beating the President in his strong areas of foreig policy and homeland security. The domestic policy debate on Oct 13 at my alma mater, Arizona State University would be really interesting. Looks like Kerry has some gas left in his tank, so lets wait and watch

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September 30, 2004 at 10:31 pm

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Wah Taj Wah

A Hubby’s Erection for his wife is 350 years old. No, this is not an advertisement for Viagra. This is the Taj Mahal. Erected by Shah Jahan for the love of his wife, the monument has survived time. Uff, it has really survived time considering the threat a few other places in Uttar Pradesh have faced.

A lot has been said about the beauty of the Taj. I was there in 1999 and it is definitelt more beautiful than whatever you have read and seen. I remember one interesting incident that happend during that trip. A few friends of mine and me asked a passer by in Agra the directions to the Taj. To our astonishment, the gentleman started mouthing obscenities and wanted us to change the plans of visiting tha Taj. He wanted us to visit Mathura, the birthplace of xxxx. That That man, That That problem!

Also, you are not allowed to wear footwear in the Taj… So, please don’t visit in summer as you might return home with foot blisters.

So Shahjahan built Taj mahal, what did the Americans do?They built one as well in Atlantic City.

Can you hear Trump saying “Shahjahan, You are duped”

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September 29, 2004 at 11:22 pm

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America’s Sweetheart

America and Americans are known for springing a surprise and its the country where normal is boring. Weight conscious people monitor the diet with a diet coke but if you roll your eyelids, you can find a big fat cheeseburger right next to the diet coke. They drink coffee without milk and eat chocolate with lots of milk. But this one beats it all. Anybody But Bush said one campaign, somebody misunderstood it as “ANY BODY ,BUTT, BUSH”. Coming back to the Presidential election, the first debate is a few hours away. I am sure Bush is going target Kerry’s flip floppping ways. I hope Kerry sticks to the issues and tries to portray himself as an leader rather than a critic. If he doesn’t do so, he can kiss the oval office a goodbye and kiss the porn site from his office.

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September 29, 2004 at 9:39 pm

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India launches world’s first education satellite was a headline that I wanted to blog and brag about. It slipped my notice and here I am writing about old wine. Anyways, as my friend who wants to get laid on every saturday night but fails to do so, would say “Better Late Than Never”. ISRO is a great organization as it often delivers irrepective of the budgetary constraints. If we don’t have a constant standoff with Pakistan , the defense budget can be spent on constructive elements rather than arms and ammunition. I hope the Governments take stock of the situation and divert defense resources into human resources.

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September 27, 2004 at 7:59 pm

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First it was Kennedy, then Diana, then Clinton guess who is next??? Mahatma Gandhiji !!! says Times of India. I will not lose the respect for the man by any stretch of imagination but I would love to read the book which proclaims to portray the other side of Gandhiji. I am sure the politcos in the country are gearing up to launch their protestsover the book and gain political mileage through it.

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September 27, 2004 at 12:55 pm

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Apples with Apples

I haven’t wrritten in a while. So what would make rush back to the laptop for this post? I got to say the Colts Vs. Packers football game. Peyton Manning against Brett Favre in a regular season game. You have to be kidding.. It is a marquee matchup not even matched up by the usual much hyped Warne Vs. Tendulkar contests. This contest lived up to the expectations. Manning threw 5 TD’s and Favre 4 TD’s. COlts won but I hope Favre makes it one more Super Bowl. For folks who don’t know who Favre is, he makes a brief apparance in the famous Cameron Diaz move “There is Something about Mary”.

Whats happening in Arizona State ? I spent four football seasons there hoping everyday that they would make it to one of the major bowls. But I leave the place, they are 4-0 to begin the season. “Maybe this is the year” says the ever optimist mini-me. Andrew Walter would be a God in Tempe if we beat USC and keep the streak alive. USC was nearly dethroned by Stanford. Maybe they live another day for the Sun Devils to do the finishing act on them… Lets go Devils!!

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September 26, 2004 at 11:21 pm

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Mountain out of a molehill is my only reaction to this story from India. Indian Media has always been famous for making heroes out of zeroes but Hindu has always been an exception. Hindu has glorified the negative sides of an appalling and boring form of entertainment- mega serials. Mega serials in India have proliferated far and wide, their reach can only be matched by the other nusiance of India- mosquitoes. All of them run the same thread of story where the protoganists tend to cry at the drop off the hat. I am not sure how folks back home can relate to these histronics.

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September 15, 2004 at 9:48 pm

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A sense of Deja Vu

Last Monday, one of the baseball players from Texas Rangers attacked a fan in Oakland as the fan started verbally abusing him. My mind almost goes back to an incident that happend a few years back in Toronto, Canada. Inzamam, the pesent day Pakistan cricket captain, went into the stands with a cricket bat to attack a fan. So are players justified? Everybody has a breaking point. Most of the comments can be brushed aside but sometimes profanities exceede the line of tolerance. I hope sports fans enjoy and watch the games without heckling the players.

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September 15, 2004 at 9:01 pm

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POLITICS 001

Thanks to my friend JK, here is politics for dummies.

A little boy asks his father, “What is politics ?”.

Dad says, “Well son. Let me see if I can try and put things into

perspective for you. I’m the breadwinner of the family, so call me CAPITALISM.

Your Mom more or less takes care of the administration of the house, so lets

call her the GOVERNMENT. We’re both here to take care of YOUR needs, so lets

you THE PEOPLE. The maid works really hard for the small money that she earns,

so lets call her the WORKING CLASS. And as for your baby brother, lets call him

the FUTURE. Think about this, and let me know what you understand.”

The little boy goes to sleep thinking about this. In the middle of the night,

he hears his baby brother crying. He goes to investigate, and finds that the

baby has badly soiled its diapers. So he goes to his parents’ bedroom and finds

his mom sleeping. He then goes to his maid’s room, and finds the door locked.

Through the keyhole, he sees his dad with the maid. He then goes back to

sleep.

The next morning, he goes to his father. “Dad, I think I now completely

understand what politics is all about.” His father is curious, and says

“Go on son, I’d love to hear it.”

The response – “Well, while CAPITALISM is screwing the WORKING CLASS, the

GOVERNMENT is sleeping. The PEOPLE are being ignored, and the FUTURE is in deep

shit !!!”

How apt !!

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September 9, 2004 at 9:39 am

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Bushims are the most outrageous comments from the President. Some of them make Sidhuisms look like a poor cousin. With the Grand Old Party’s convention going very well, Bush’s acceptance ratings have received a bounce and he is holding a 11% lead over Senator Kerry according to Newsweek polls. With less than 2 months for the Nov 2 elections, the chances are bleak for the Democrats and Kerry might have failed in his bid to capture the Oval office. That means America can relish these Bushisms for four more years. Some of his quotes remind me of my college Chairman Jappiar who had his listeners in splits with his own quotes which often bordered on insane.

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September 8, 2004 at 4:25 pm

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