Cell Phone frustration in the US

Owning a mobile phone in the US is a nightmare for us Indians. They come with contracts, and are locked in.

Respecting our Army – 2 lessons from the US

Followers of my blog know that most of my impressions of the US are hardly flattering. But one really must give credit where it’s due. One of the great things about this country is the respect and treatment they extend to their armed forces, and this is something that India can really emulate. Killings of […]

5 reasons why I won’t tip you if you’re a waiter

Explains my reasons for not tipping my waiter and debunks the usual excuses that are used to demand tips from customers

American audiences can't face Evolution!

I’ve had occasion to mention on this blog before how American opinion sometimes seem out of sync with what the rest of the world takes for granted. Earlier, we had taken a look at the disbelief in climate change. Now I discover that evolution is a hot potato as well… Jeremy Thomas’s new film “Creation” […]

How Patents stifle and go against Human nature

Patents and Intellectual Property are concepts that have destroyed the very qualities which humans need in order to survive – mimicking, copying, and freely learning from the inventions of others.

US Businesses Challenge Global Warming in Court!

We had seen earlier how most Americans don’t believe in Global Warming, and I had gotten some pretty interesting comments including a typical American who put forth arguments claiming that human induced Climate Change isn’t real. Now in a natural extension of this attitude, a coalition of American businesses are challenging Climate Change scientists in […]

Cruise Gratuities and tipping

Before we came to the US, a friend of mine warned us that America was a country of tips. He said that you were more than just expected to tip people who served you – they almost demanded it. Now I’m a guy who hardly ever tips. Sometimes I leave a few coins on the […]