Friday, October 28, 2011

Israeli Belligerence

Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel who approved The Operation Wrath of God.

“A reminder we do not forget or forgive.”

A bouquet with the above lines written on the card, was given to the families of the victims of Munich Massacre, in 1972 during the Munich Olympics when 11 Israeli were killed by a separatist faction of Palestine called the Black September.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Good Samaritan - Pakistan Army's subdued and calculated response to Indian helicopter landing

Pakistan Army reported a border violation on the Kargil post by an Indian Helicopter, which had landed mistakenly due to the bad weather. The Helicopter was carrying 4 Indian personnels, who were immediately escorted by the Pakistan Armed Forces for interrogation. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Finally, the saga of Lisbeth Salander comes to its rightful end with this book, though with a question as to what might have followed after this novel had Stieg Larsson lived to write more.

The action picks up exactly from where it had been left off in "The Girl Who Played with Fire" where an injured Lisbeth Salander is rushed to the hospital for the bullet-wounds she received during the confrontation with her father and her half-brother.

The New BMW 3-Series


Last week in a rather low-key, in-house ceremony outside the Munich factory, arguably the best sport sedan maker – BMW – churned out the latest offering to the world of their bread-and-butter model in the lineup, the sixth-generation 3-series.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Some have in the recent past been complaining of cars losing their verve and vim, their pizzazz and panache, and more importantly losing their spirit and soul. And all this hullabaloo is attributable to reforms and restrictions of different regulatory bodies around the world that have barred this generation from experiencing what the past ones have seen and felt when it came to cars - real exotic cars, that is. Fortunately enough, there are just a few of them left that have been carrying the burden of making cars with boundless passion, that are carefree and just about oblivious enough of rules and regulations for us to enjoy them. One of them is Ferrari and with their new addition - 458 Spider - they've rekindled that magic again.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ever-Confused Americans

So now we have the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton saying that the US is “not shutting the door on trying to determine whether there is some path forward.” These were her words when she was questioned on whether she believed the most-talked and much-sensationalised group, the Haqqanis would look to reconcile with the Afghan government. It can be clearly construed from her statement that even the US is looking to get the Haqqani network on the table and negotiate a peace deal with them.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Broken Window

The quadriplegic forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme with his partner, Amelia Sachs are back, in Jeffery Deaver's 8th Lincoln Rhyme Series, to solve the killings that are taking place in the city where the alleged suspects are fitting to charges perfectly against them, or rather, too perfectly. Lincoln's estranged cousin, Arthur Rhyme is also one of the suspects to be arrested on charges of murder.