Am back after a brief outage

Am back baby !! Ok so whatz been happening in the world the past couple of months. Hmmm let me see, the usual, oil prices going up, trouble in the middle east, pakistan playing the game of thousand cuts..... nothing really has changed has it. Well what did I expect, everything would magically cure itself. Hell, this ain't no heaven... this is plain old earth, populated by plain old "social animals" called humans. Hah aristotle, if only you were wiser, you would have left out the word social from your famous quote.

Come to think of it my retrospective series has'nt been out since december of last year. Wow that is a 6 month hiatus. Anyway, hope to rectify that soon.

My deepest condolences to the bombay blast victims. The irony of a bomb blast in a third world country hardly can be escaped while living in a first world country. There is hardly any editorial about the incident, couple of back pages, the first day saw a front page cover in the Washington post, then the Israel-Hezbollah snafu caught the headlines and then we haven't heard anymore from the Mumbai bureaus.

Anyway, this is an old tune that I am singing, there's no point in playing it back again.

The G8 sessions are back, with lip service to world poverty reduction and world health. The post talks about the doers and the non doers here.