double standard, glorified.

July 24, 2007

Some prominent media houses give following headlines :

NASDAQ : “Suspect Haneef’s Clean Chit To Australian Federal Police “

The Times of India : “Diary notes are mine, not by cops: Haneef”

Times Now : “Haneef gives a clean chit to AFP “

Yahoo News / CNN-IBN : “Haneef says Oz cops did not doctor his diary”

July 30-31, 2007 : When Haneef is back in India, here’s what we see :

The times of India : “Haneef wants Australia to apologise”

The Hindu : “Haneef: I am a victim of Australian conspiracy”

This sudden change in the Hanif’s attitude is quite visible through headlines!

bangalore – glass house?

It’s been more than a month since I moved to Bangalore. A lot has been said ans written about this so called silicon valley of India. Here’s my contribution, my first hand experience. My office is on the Airport Road, right across Leela Palace. I thought this must be the most happening place in the city. Soon my illusions were over when I saw the map and discovered that actually we are far from the hip hop spots of Bangalore. Most of the services have their centres far from here. Near to this area, I once saw a mini La Defense. The place around that golf course had all the brands of IT one could think of Microsoft, Yahoo, HP Google and what not? In erecting these high rise posh buildings, people behind all of it, forgot that India has a weather different from that of countries where these glass houses are a norm for business houses. In my own office,

in spite of state of art air conditioning and climate control system, I feel sultry in the noon if i am sitting next to a glass wall exposed to weather outside. So, those feeling awestruck (as I felt when I DLF building for the first time while going by Gurgaon road) by the sight of glass buildings, do have a heart for how it feels behind those glasses!