Goal for this week …

I have had fitbit for more than 18 months, never been able keep at 10K avg per day for more than 6 weeks in any stretch. Determined to break the trend starting with week of 10th June. Will keep blogging every week on progress.


Spelling Bee and Indian Americans

I was reading about this article –  Why Indian Americans are Best at Bees . 

Pretty decent article, somehow when Indians start winning it “rote learning” becomes a big factor, . What this article fails to acknowledge is that these are early teen kids, who perform under extreme pressure and come-out on top. 

Somehow folks keep railing against the Indian education system, keep forgetting that they were fortunate enough to get the roll of dice that meant they were born into families that could college educate their kids 30 or 40 years ago, when  big slice of population struggled to keep their kids even alive into late teens. 

The corrupt invent new tricks …

I read this one start-up tax origins by Deepka Shenoy  and looks like corrupt politicians have figured out a new way to get money and make it semi-legit. But here is the brighter side, if we have impartial judicial system, these guys will get caught sooner or latter. Because Quid-pro arrangements can be clearly explained and prosecuted, the fact that someone paid money cannot be denied or witnesses bought-off, its all clearly documented.

I think only reason Jagan got caught was he did the stupid mistake of thinking he somehow could challenge the ruling party at center and get away with it. When you have thousands of crores you have also taken care of few thousand, who are willing to do anything, hopefully all those poor folks who thought YSR was good, realize he was a great indian politician  and nothing more.  Here is hoping they just put all those who paid bribe also in Jail for a few months and take away all the money that is ill-gotten.