Friday, November 26, 2010

Remember, remember twenty sixth of november...

...gunpowder, treason, plot and all of that!

Two years ago, I was studying for the last of my 3rd semester end examinations. One of my friends barges in the room and says, "Mumbai mein firing ho rahi hai. News channels par aa raha hai."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Right to Bodily Autonomy

Saw the movie "My Sister's Keeper" yesterday. Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen it yet. The movie is based on a novel by the same name. Though I haven't read the novel, I would like to believe that this is one of the rare cases where the movie deals with the subject better than the novel does. What follows is not a review of the film, but a moral debate pertaining the right to bodily autonomy.

"I wouldn't be alive if Kate wasn't sick I'm a designer baby. I was made in a dish to be spare parts for Kate".

Monday, November 1, 2010

Newspapers and the Ad Revolution

Even with the advent of social networking and online news portals, newspapers still have an indispensable aura around them. Though you can read the most important news right off your tabloid or your smartphone, the traditional print paper is not to be subdued. Recently, I attended the Pre-Placement talk of a company and the presenter talked about how he feels that in the London tubes, newspapers are slowly becoming rare and digitally accessing news is the buzz word. Probably in London. Not yet in India.