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Human Nature Part 3 of 3 - Weather

Vasu Reddy From Chicago
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Every ten minutes you get a weather bulletin in Chicago.This is where I live so this is the best reference point I have.I am pretty sure everywhere you go or live in the USA, the weather bulletins are a part of the radio and TV, and the mobile and internet channels.In about 10 minutes you get the latest and greatest on the weather updates.We have very fancy names for people who deliver the weather reports, such as chief meteorologist.Listening to the weather is actually a part of the normal routine for everyone, and I really think no one really pays attention, unless they see something serious happening around them, it is really background noise?
Weather is unpredictable everywhere.It changes constantly.It can be anything; harsh, normal, beautiful, hot, clod, sun, wind, snow, rain and any combination.Weather can be anything we can imagine, but we know it is changing constantly.We can use any adjective we can think of for weather, and it will happ…

Human Nature - Part 2 of 3 - Politics

Vasu Reddy From Chicago
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Greeks termed politics as the theory of influencing other people.The term politics itself is more than 4,000 years old, and since that time has evolved into politics, judicial and bureaucratic systems that govern the democratic nations in the present time.The late 1700’s and the formation of the United States, and since than the push for freedom of expression, speech and simply the right to do what we like to do has been in the forefront of many a wars and movements; simply people wanting democracy.Politics continues to evolve with each of the instances where people raise to make freedom a focal point of governance.

When it started out politics certainly was meant to be a noble profession.It was by definition working for the good of people.One can’t influence other people without doing something useful to the society.In reality only through the 1900’s majority of the nations have become really political democracies.We still have communist governe…

Ignorance or Bias?

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
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Keeping up with India’s news online on a regular basis is simply part of the daily routine for myself and millions of other Indians.It’s a part of my daily routine and fodder for my weekly blog and also chitchat with friends and family.We still have the love for cricket, movies and politics.We troll the internet to check on what our fellow countrymen are doing.Along with breaking news and sports (mostly Cricket) and movies, the online updates from various web links provide a close connection to homeland on the other side of earth.I am no different from any other NRI, I love my mother, motherland, cricket and movies, all long side of politics.My likes have remained what they were since my first step to today.Nothing changes, except where we live and what we have done, but roots remain.

Until this weekend, I would not notice bias in internet coverage of South Indian states.I lived in North India for a few years before my journey to the USA. And bei…

Human Nature - Part 1 of 3 - Money Matters

Vasu Reddy From Chicago
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Since India’s Independence from the British in 1947, the prime minister’s office has escaped the taint of money.From Jawaharlal Nehru to the current PM Narendra Modi (who is just over a year in the office) all the heads of state for India have not been accused of pocketing money.They have all have had some issues on policy and matters and major portion of the office holders from Nehru/Gandhi family along with the short lived tenure of Lal Bahadur Shastri passed away in the office, and several other short lived tenures in the PM office remained taint free while in the office.Modi certainly is a candidate that will continue the tradition of Indian PM’s not getting embroiled in the taint of money for favors.In fact his main electoral message to the nation was “I will not eat and I will not let anyone else eat.”He was referring to money for favors.This phrase was probably one of the most endearing thing to hear for the Indian electorate, which belie…