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Travelling to the US has always been nerve-wracking for me (unless it’s done illegally, I’m told). Are they going to profile me for the way I look, for my colour, for my passport; will I be detained for hours for interrogation; will I miss my connection; will I be strip searched, should I wear my good underwear, will they make me take it off ... But this time, with a new administration in place, my fears hit fever pitch. Will they let me board the plane; will they cancel my visa mid-flight, does my name sound suspicious, will they rampas my laptop, will they turn me back, will I get picked-on in the streets ...

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17 Jun 2017 10:33:52 By Raman Krishnan american century, 1 Comments Blogs
HINDRAF and the Malaysian Indian Community by Arunajeet Kaur, PhD Ten years ago, on November 25th 2007, a significant number of Indians (mainly Hindu Tamils) demonstrated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, at Ampang Road, to submit a petition to the British High Commission. Ten years later and another general elections looming, where are we now?Read More
3 May 2017 16:04:37 By Raman Krishnan 6 Comments Blogs
DIASPORIC DISTRACTIONS New faces in New Places – Mohamed M Keshavjee The Indian Diaspora of the 20th century is a very interesting phenomenon, not only because it produced two of India’s greatest freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose.Read More
27 Apr 2017 15:47:14 By Raman Krishnan Indian, diaspora, 4 Comments Blogs
Wonder how Book Depository (BD) makes money despite cheap books, and free postage from UK to anywhere in the world? They have a cheat sheet.Read More
27 Apr 2017 14:45:09 By Raman Krishnan book, depository, cheat, Comments Blogs

I read two interesting article in wired.com recently (it is a magazine for nerds, so if you don’t know about it, that’s fine); one titled The Man Who’s Trying to Kill Dark Matter,  and the other called Here’s What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism. The first is a story about a Dutch theoretical physicist, Erik Verlinde, arguing that dark matter does not exist. (Actually,  he posted a 51-page paper about it online.) 

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16 Jan 2017 16:15:52 By Raman Krishnan fascism, sci-fi, Comments Blogs
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