Shred PillaiDateline: Huffington Post and Technorati Blogger
First Published: May 21, 2011 / Last Published: May 14, 2013
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering and spinning a rewarding career spanning from mining to metal cans in the steel Industry, Shred Pillai loves to look at softer aspects of life around us. He likes to look at the world through the swinging needle of a balance rather than the cross hairs of a rifle. GOD's own country, the idyllic southern part of India from where he hails, marvellous France and wonderful British Isles where he lives and works, the US and Canada which he admires are all on his sight of vision. Shred is a regular writer for Technorati and Huffington Post and has his own Blog Lasting Rose in which he covers subjects closer to his heart.
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January 14, 2012
Can India Really Block Google and Facebook Without Banning Candles?
Chances are, any such action to block either Google or Facebook by the government will be high jacked by the issues starved political opposition, to campaign for the vote bank of urban youth, by organising, for sure, candle light vigils, like the recent trend in India. All Google and Facebook need to offer will be free candles for each new status update or post!in Social Media
January 11, 2012
Why Are Maya’s Elephants Fed on Paper Notes Now Covered Up?
Though the action of the election commission of India is a good measure of the healthy evolution and the independence of democratic process from the forces which used to influence the process in the past, in this case no one knows the outcome of “cover up” the commission itself has undertaken because the bodies being covered up are huge and cannot be hidden from public view and memory.
January 4, 2012
What Makes Even the Russians Go on a Pilgrimage to Sabarimala?
It is a gross exaggeration to call the recent visit of twelve Russians to Sabarimala the ultimate capitulation of Marxism Leninism to the Indian Mythology, but the event has opened a rare and unique travel experience to people from all over the world who seeks exotic adventure of a different kind.in Travel
December 31, 2011
While it's Raining Cats and Dogs in Chennai, it's Time to Visit Chennai Margazhi
The best thing about the Margazhi festival is that each day is filled with many musical and dance events in several venues till late night most of which are absolute free with no tickets or entrance fees. The festival aims to promote talent and give an opportunity for the artists to perform in public attracting both professional and amateur practitioners of the arts from around the world.in Travel
December 30, 2011
Is the Death of the Lokpal Good Riddance or Bad Rubbish for Indian Democracy?
What broke the fun was the objection Mamta Banerjee raised to a clause permitting the central government to enact anti corruption laws for the states, a promise extracted by Anna Hazare from a parliament under duress which it has no power to deliver.
December 28, 2011
India’s Lokpal – Shooting His Own Foot With Democracy?
What is extra ordinary about the whole democratic event which is unfolding in India is the question of how much influence a mass agitation outside can wield on the elected representatives engaged in legislation inside the parliament
December 23, 2011
Another Acid Test For Democracy
That, the Indian parliament is able to resist the intimidation by unelected moralists and orchestrated populism and can openly and bravely question the infringement of its democratic rights and duties is a lot more heartening to anyone who can’t breathe in anything but a democratic society.
December 18, 2011
Can Google Stop The Unstoppable Juggernaut Of Facebook?
If word of mouth and invitation by buddies used to be Facebook’s recipe for success, cutting edge technology tools for leveraging entire third party sites and their online traffic are adding powerful wheels and momentum to the gigantic steam roller that Facebook has grown to. These new tools introduce Facebook and its features to entire communities rather than individuals.in Technology
December 12, 2011
Why is Anna Hazare Fasting While India Is Sinking?
Why then Anna Hazare and his gang of anti corruption vigilantes, whose bona fides have been seriously compromised by their own corrupt or less than honourable practices, insist on obstructing the Government from implementing actions which can ensure growth of the economy and progress of India?
December 3, 2011
Why Anna Hazare Is Fuelling Wal-Mart Politics?
Now, even Anna Hazare, the leading light for the new generation of India, blames that the government is using the political debate regarding FDI for blocking his utopian demand for a super cop (Lokpal) to look over corrupt politicians and judiciary of India including its prime minister and Chief Justice. Anna also joined the fray and accused Wal-Mart of hidden agenda of colonising India like the British East India Company did two centuries ago.