Friday, January 4

HOPE: Obama wins

It is rare nowadays when one feels hope, it is difficult to rise above one cynicism & indifference towards riots in Kenya, murder in Pakistan, deaths in Iraq, SUV driven petro dollar funded terrorism, pollution, global warming...

But today was different. Barack Hussein Obama won!!

Father is muslim from Kenya, grandfather used to herd sheep, mother from Kansas, studied in Indonesia, smoked cocaine, opposed Iraq war, went to Harvard, teaches constitutional law, speaks the truth and speaks well.

I have a man crush on this guy. Strongly recommend his first book "Dreams from my father".

Amazing this happen in a democracy. I am currently reading the book "India after Gandhi" (Ramchandra Guha). Recommend that to feel hopeful about India.