USA and India in a diplomatic row in 2013!

Row over arrest of Indian diplomat

USA Emabssy road barricades cleared.

Image courtesy: Indian Express Newspaper

Few days back USA police arrested an Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on grounds of visa fraud. The allegations, which for the purpose of this writing only I would presume to be correct, are that she manipulated visas to have several underpaid servants in her house hold and mis-stated her expenses. The allegations constitute a kind of fraud which is stated to be common in many areas of USA. Having a servant who was not legally permitted to work for gain in USA.
The row involve several aspects. These are dealt with as under:

1. Humiliating manner of arrest.

It is in the reports that the diplomat was arrested while she was dropping her child to school. Arrest of a parent by handcuffing her, that too an Indian lady, in front of child or her school staff, which will make it a matter of gossip in the school, shows something. Was it a personal vendetta? A personal urge to humiliate? Who was that officer? Another parent from same school? Continue reading

Aliens are everywhere as per USA!

Aliens are on earth and they are everywhere and a few are in USA!
Yes every country. In millions. Yes I have discovered from official USA government website. I will provide you with a link to that website of USA government. You do not believe me? Do you? Will you bet? Come on. I am a moron. How can I hack into website of USA government which defines aliens and their presence? So will you bet now?

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How American economy flourished and British Majesty humbled.

History is a strange subject. It generally deals with facts but more often steers clear of the whole truth. After all it reflects consensus opinion of one generation about the events of past generation. The assertion that the history is stated to be fable narrated by victor is an exaggeration. This statement ignores the fact that political history, which is study of wars for power, often rewards losers differently and heroes of wars endure what they had not foreseen. The victories in wars become stair to future defeat.
Second world war was no different. While there have been so much written, depicted and imagined in all sort of mediums, one thought has not been explored. What would have happened if Hitler had accepted the peace proposal of Churchill and more so honoured it? And if answer was to be yes, who would have financed the war against Hitler, in that scenario? Would Germany and UK had become two super powers? Continue reading

How old is too old for new car.

A new car dealer sold a 7 month old vehicle to an unwary customer who did not take any care to look at the manufacturing date on the invoice. as it turned out the vehicle was 7 months old. In India there is almost no guide lines on the line of FTC in USA, either for sale of new vehicle or for sale of old vehicle. Now the question which begs the answer is:

How old is too old for a new vehicle/automobile?

I am looking for that answer. While their are expiry date for orally consumable products, there is no law or tradition for prescription of expiry date for vehicles, even-though the automobiles also have a rather short life. A new vehicle purchased today loses its 25% of price in six months. Can it be possible for manufacturer to sell a seven month vehicle as new?

The question is begging for an answer but so far there is none. Please share if you have the answer.

© Sandeep Bhalla