Diabetes is a global epidemic. At the moment, there are several hundred million people on the planet with diabetes, myself included. At the risk of sounding heartless, I see this as an opportunity. A medical tourism opportunity for West Bengal. When I was diagnosed diabetic I barely knew what
Holy moly Uncle Rollie, there are a lot of fucking people in this country! With India’s population at 1.3 billion, I do mean fucking people quite literally. The insane number of people in India creates a mind boggling number of mind numbing challenges, not the least of which is creating
In the summer of 2004 I was the campaign manager for my buddy BIG Ben Mahony,, when he attempted to run for parliament, in the Yukon, for the fabled Parti Rhinoceros Party. Him being a rookie Rhino, you could say I was BIG Ben’s beast of burden. As the leader-schmeader
In part 1 of this 2 parter Vlad the Idea Hamster had pointed out that Kolkata’s airport was damn near devoid of business travelers and tourists when we arrived from Istanbul. I told him I would attempt to find out why. I asked my AirBnB host, who happened to be
I have a number of strange creatures living inside my head. Most of them are my friends. Some will say that I have ‘toys in the attic,’ which is a derogatory term implying that someone is crazy. Sure. To paraphrase Eminem, ‘I am whatever you say I am, if I
A mere 78 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore is almost irrelevant in the university he founded, and the town it is situated in. Well, that should incite a cacophonous chorus of indignant howling across India, especially from Bengalis, to which I say, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” Once lauded as
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN 1982 After watching If You Love This Planet – which won the 1982 Oscar for Best Documentary Short, and was labelled political propaganda from a foreign country by the Ronald Reagan administration – Salmi dedicates himself to the cause of
Looking back, I can imagine them telling their close friends, “No, he’s not very good in bed, but hot damn is he ever warm! Somewhere in his family tree, someone fucked a polar bear, I swear.