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Well what can I say

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Some people have a strange way of saying certain things.
Some people have a strange way of saying most things
Some people have a strange way of saying everything

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 21, 2007 at 9:30 pm

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If wishes were horses….

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If I like someone from the Republican candidates for the white house, I like John Mccain who is unfortunately lagging behind in the polls. But this article in The Newsweek presents a scenario as to how he could win the nomination. I counted the number of “ifs” in the first page of the article and I could not keep up. I have only onr thing to say to John McCain: All the Best.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 20, 2007 at 7:23 pm

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Bringing the Greenback

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Wired runs an excellent piece on how startups are trying to bring the greenbacks but bringing green back. Of all the things that you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, the most important thing is said by Kate Smolski in the article

“People who want to reduce their carbon footprint and combat global warming are going to have to take action in their lives,” says Kate Smolski, a global warming campaigner for Greenpeace. “They need to do things like drive cars that are more gas efficient or change to energy-efficient appliances. And people should demand action from decision makers.”

I am effing tired of this marketing BS of going green. It is pure BS because they want you to buy and consume more. Any system where you buy and consume more and more, can never be green.

Personal changes are the order of the day. I mean serious changes which are right but may cause a temporary inconvenience. But these temporary inconveniences are to be tolerated for a permanent improvement.

PS:
Even Bush is going green. I have heard that Bush uses his “veto” ( have you noticed it is an amazing wordplay… anything that overrides a vote is a veto which is an anagram of vote) for many many progressive bills but he had to sign the new energy bill.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 19, 2007 at 6:38 pm

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Exhilarating

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There are only a few movies that you would see in your life where you wish you were one of the players in the movie. To me, The Motorcycle Diaries is one such film. Even keeping Che Guevara aside, I admire the movie just for the fact the lead actors just do not give up and follow a dream relentlessly. Then there is a huge shadow of Che Guevara hanging over the movie- in a lot of ways the motorcycle ride and the characters he mets en route seems to have shaped his political persona. The chasm between the rich and the poor, ill and the healthy, the oppressed and the oppressor has been subtly yet powerfully portrayed. If you have not watched it, watch it

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 18, 2007 at 7:40 am

The Hoax

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This movie to me was a little bit of a hoax. I had sky high expectations but it was just absorbing in parts. Richard Gere is very convincing and has played the part to perfection. Alfred Molina as Richard Gere’s accomplice has you in splits. Julie Delpy who was downright fabulous in Before Sunrise and After the Sunset has a forgettable outing in this movie. Watch it just for the fact that the whole movie is based on real life events and it is truly unbelievable that it could be real considering the names who were involved. It just proves that our brains do not work all the time.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 15, 2007 at 7:45 pm

The Great Debaters….

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In India ( I am talking about India because I am from India and I have seen elections first hand), if you have to be a Prime Minister, you have to be old (I mean you need experience for the chair but not diabetes and grey hair) or be a bobble-head or be a ex-Prime Minister’s son. But in the United States ( I live here and I see elections first hand0, unless your last name is Bush or a Clinton, you have to be  aware of the issues, lay it all on the line in public and prove your worthiness to be elected. I think this system in the US is very very good because it helps you take at least a calculated risk.

The latest debate in Iowa gives you a window where two others not named Obama and Hilary stands.

Here is Edwards, who has a slim chance of getting elected as it looks at the present moment….

“The truth of the matter is the tax policy has been established by the big corporations and the wealthiest Americans,” said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. “What we ought to be doing instead is getting rid of those tax breaks.”

He would have had my vote if I had one
Here is Bill Richardson from New Mexico talking about his Energy Bill….
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New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talked up his energy plan, which is more aggressive than most of the other Democrats’ plans. “I think fuel-efficiency standards in this country should be 50 miles per gallon, not 35. I think that’s pathetic,” ….

Just for the record, just yesterday the Senate blocked a Energy Bill to raise the fleet average from 25 miles to 35 miles per gallon and here is Mr. Richardson being utopian in saying he would raise it to 50mpg. Here is an update on 12/15 – the Senate has passed this bill and fleet average will be raised to 35mpg.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 14, 2007 at 6:43 pm

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Hand of God has tatoos of leftists leaders

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Can you beleive it? If you think I am smoking crack, then you should read a little bit about the Hand of God

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 13, 2007 at 8:53 pm

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Women and Marathon… Not in Bangalore

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Women are not eligible to run the full marathon in Bangalore. I would really love to hear the explanation of the organizers for reeking exclusivity. Is it a protection of the so-called “Indian” culture, a prospect of law and order problem or not enough space in the Bangalore roads. Considering that women are allowed to run the half marathon, I want to give the organizers the benefit rather than the doubt and think that they are not allowing women because of the lack of patronage. If it was any other reason, I would be a very unhappy camper

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm

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its getting weirder everyday

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How about becoming vegetarian

Eva Mendes image has gone north with the animal activists as quickly as Michael Vick’s went south because she did something she does ever so often – pose nude. But the activists are over the moon that she posed nude protesting the use of fur for her clothing. I think these activists need to stop gloating over these bread crumbs. I am not convinced that any meat eating person is an animal lover or in fact I will even take a further extreme position and say no non-vegans are animal lovers. The world might call mine an extreme position but so be it.

Holiday Cheer

Oh Gosh, this holiday cheer is everywhere. I went to the post office and I had to stand in line for 30 minutes to get some work done. I have not seen so many people in the post office, as I saw today, in my past 15 combined visits. Since people are in such a buying/giving/spending/shopping mood, every company wants to jump on the reindeer and push its envelope. I received an email today from Linksys which had some interesting gifts to offer. I will definitely not be high-fiving Santa if he gave me a effing “router” for Christmas. Who would be happy if they received a printserver or a  Wireless N adapter for Christmas? Please raise your hands and I will ask Santa not waste his time, energy and airfare flying from wherever he lives…..

Sometimes, I wonder what Santa does in summer, spring or rather the other 51 weeks of the year. He is probably the most forgotten celebrity…

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

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Intense and realisitc

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At the surface, Evano Oruvan is yet another movie  about the protagonist wanting to change the system. While other movies portray the change makers as super-heroes going on a violent spree, evading the cops and prevailing the system, this one exactly captures how someone amongst you and me would act if they get a burst of anger at the system. The climax is the icing on the cake.  Madhavan is incredibly good as the middle class whistleblower but the person who steals the show is Seeman who plays the cop trying to nab an alleged mental patient. Watch it!

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

December 10, 2007 at 6:40 pm