Friday, August 22, 2008

Varalakshmi Vratam

I performed the Varalakshmi Vratam puja today and here are some pictures.

You can learn more about Varalakshmi Vratam here.

I offered Semiya Payasam, Pulihora, Garelu(vada) and fruits as prasadam!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh Johnny!

The last week saw John Edwards confess to an extramarital affair with Riele Hunter and apologize to his supporters about lying when he was a candidate for president. Post the confession, the MSM(Main Stream Media) went on a dizzy frenzy analyzing the affair, playing the blame game and just generally trash talking Edwards. Suddenly, everything John was knows for, the numerous cases he fought for the downtrodden, the issues he fought for, the things he represented, was erased and now he was reduced to this sex crazed narcissist who cheated on his ailing wife. Although moralilty and fidelity are important in a marriage and I would think lowly of any person (man or woman) who would not stick to these qualities, these are more personal issues which I would rather the husband and wife talk about and sort out(if they want to). I dont care if my leader is a womanizer to the extent that he/she is a 'good' leader and thinks about the greater good. I dont care for a leader who is on one hand, the epitome of fidelity and morality and on the other, goes about declaring unneccesary wars with countries by lying to the whole country and fabricating documental proofs. In my view Bush 43 was the worst president of all times in spite of probably being the best husband ever(huh) and Clinton was one of the best presidents in spite of being a little weak in the fidelity department! Still, here we are, letting a lying, scheming, war creating president scott free but impeached a president who might just be one of the best presidents in recent times. The irony of the times!