“Over the next few decades, as we tried to reach education to the lowest common denominator, we constantly lowered standards so that the weakest could catch up. As a result the average intellectual capacity of our nation today is determined not by our brightest, but by our dumbest.”
So what is polar vortex? Until a week back few people would have heard of it. Now, and for days (perhaps years) to come, many people won’t forget the term.
For that to happen, let me be a bit myopic and cynical. If wishes were horses I’d dearly want AAP to remain apolitical and yet be a secular political party…whatever that means.
Dubai was a city of game-changing transitions. But the city was also about compassion if you asked me. During my 3-week stay in the city I could see a sense of belongingness people had toward this great city.
As Nelson Mandel passes into the history, the most fitting tribute to his memory would be to understand his life and works and put to effect what he so earnestly stood for.
I was determined to catch a sunset and I was rewarded with a beautiful one at Kovallum Beach. I never realized how much time flew by, as I gazed at the flaming orb get swallowed by the sea.
People in Bangladesh and in the entire east and southeast Asia including Japan and parts of China mainly eat rice. I once inquired about roti in Singapore and immediately wished I hadn’t. It’s as futile to look for veg dishes in any of these countries as for roti.
The mushrooming of private management colleges all over India is a proof of lopsided priority in the higher education. There is no building of real talent by these institutes.
Religious affiliation is at the lowest in the US now since it began to be tracked in 1930s. And in London, an atheist church, originally planning for 20 non-believers, sees an overwhelming rush of 300 persons. In India too, as studies indicate, there is an increasing trend in the numbers of non-believers.
If you thought that the good old bangali adda would only be complete in a roadside tea stall, think again. You can’t possibly walk past Wise Owl and not feel the urge to be a part of its ambient bonhomie