This November 14 (that’s Children’s Day, if you recall — birthday of India’s philosopher-politician first Prime Minister) came and went like just another day.
Oh, except just this one occurrence: ISRO’s Moon Impact Probe touched the Lunar surface at 8:30 PM IST. So, that was India’s first messenger on the Moon. I think ISRO consciously decided to coincide this with Nehru’s birthday. It all happened almost unnoticed, of course, by the media.
So, what else is new?
Well, I decided to become ‘unemployed’ effective today. But, that’s nothing that should create national or international headlines. It’s hardly stuff that headlines are made of — headlines are made of more substantive stuff like Abhishek deciding to divorce Aishwarya.
On an international note, I saw Neel Keshkari getting a lot of tough questions on Capitol Hill in a hearing before a House committee. There was Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Sarbenes and many others who were pretty worked up about Paulson taking Congress for a ride. Keshkari did a creditable job of explaining his or his department’s actions to the best of his ability.