Cory Booker says he's a 'good house guest' who does what he's 'told to do by my host' when he crashes with supporters during events like the Iowa State Fair. The New Jersey senator competing to become the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nominee told DailyMail.com that he enjoys sleeping in voters' spare bedrooms on the campaign trail, and the practice isn't a campaign ploy. 'I think it's just a better way to know a state, to know a community. Not to stay up and sit in a nice hotel, but to actually sleep on someone's spare bed, or get a chance to stay up until midnight, 2, one occasion, actually, 4 o'clock in the morning, talking to folks about their issues, about their view of the campaign,' he said in an interview before the fair began. Cory Booker says he's a 'good house guest' who does what he's 'told to do by my host' when he crashes with supporters during events like the Iowa State Fair The New Jersey senator competing to become the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential … [Read more...] about I’m a great house guest, I swear! Cory Booker says he’ll do what he’s ‘told to do’ when he couchsurfs with voters during the Iowa State Fair (where he won’t be able to eat pork chop on a stick because he’s vegan)
'India Inc has been afraid to criticise the government of the day for many years now, and it is perhaps unfair to blame the current one alone,' says Shyamal Majumdar. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Rahul Bajaj's comments recently that India Inc is afraid to criticise the government has kicked up a storm. The most meaningless reactions have come from the government itself, with several senior ministers accusing Mr Bajaj of weaving 'fake narratives' and hurling 'invectives' at the Modi government. While one said statements like this hurt national interest, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party member advised the industrialist to 'wear your political affiliation on your sleeve and don't hide behind inanities like there is atmosphere of fear and all that.' The ostensible reason for such outbursts was that Mr Bajaj said what he did to someone no less than Amit Anilchandra Shah.To his credit, the latter was quite restrained in his response. Loyalty is a good virtue, but does one have to … [Read more...] about Why is India Inc so scared all the time?
A life of absolute renunciation is the only way to realise the eternal and superior bliss of the Infinite. This is the final word in the Upanishads. Very rarely are some souls inspired by vairagya, the strong impulse to turn away with determination from the world and its myriad attractions, to seek salvation with single mindedness. Parikshit meets his moment of realisation when he unwittingly commits a wrong against a sadhu, and soon repents for it with utmost sincerity, pointed out Sri Krishnamurthy Sastrigal in a discourse. Parikshit is at the height of his successful reign and as the heir of the Pandava clan, he has established high standards of righteousness in his kingdom. His domestic life too is impeccable, having fulfilled all his duties towards family and kingdom. He even confronts Kali Purusha who tries to invade his kingdom. He subdues him and, in response to his pleas, grants him five places to stay in his kingdom — gambling, drinking, immoral living, slaughtering of … [Read more...] about Embodiment of vairagya
FRIDAY the 13th may be unlucky for some but the one tomorrow will feature a stunning meteor shower. If you're lucky you'll be able to spot the Geminid meteors at their peak on the evenings of Friday 13, Saturday 14 and early on the following Sunday morning. The meteor shower event actually lasts between December 4 - 17. If you live in the UK the best time to watch is supposedly late evening on December 14 and the early hours of the 15 December. However, bright moonlight expected on this night may obscure your view so Friday 13 or earlier may actually be better. The meteors should be easiest to spot around 2am because this is the time when the Gemini constellation they appear to shoot from is highest in the sky.Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere should get a better view although in the Southern Hemisphere dwellers will still be able to spot them. The Geminids shower normally features 50 shooting stars an hour at its peak. It's often referred to as the King of Meteor Showers because … [Read more...] about Huge fireballs from 19,000ft asteroid to soar across the sky tomorrow – how to spot Geminids meteor shower
'Fire & Fury' author Michael Wolff suggests in his second gossip-laden book about the Trump White House that the president himself started a rumor that he had bedded his United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley. Haley flatly denied the allegation in January 2018 after landing at the center of a Washington parlor game over who Wolff was hinting the president was 'f***ing' after he made the explosive claim on an HBO program. The former diplomat fumed during a podcast interview at the time that the rumor, which Wolff freely fed after 'Fire & Fury' debuted, is 'highly offensive,' 'disgusting' and 'absolutely not true.' 'Fire & Fury' sold nearly 5 million copies. The sequel, 'Siege' is due in stores next week. In it, Wolff writes that the president's idle boasts about his sexual conquests included bombast about Haley. 'What was true here is that this was what he had said; it was a species of his famous locker-room talk,' Wolff writes. 'What was far from certain was that … [Read more...] about Author Michael Wolff claims Trump’s own ‘locker-room talk’ started the rumor that he had an affair with Nikki Haley – as second book dredges up vicious gossip of the first
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel’s prime minister has responded to the European Union’s efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to “European appeasement in the 1930s” of Nazi Germany. Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement Monday came as European leaders are looking to deescalate tension in the Persian Gulf region. They’re calling on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal despite the pullout by the United States and its re-imposition of harsh economic sanctions. Netanyahu charges that some leaders “won’t wake up until Iranian nuclear missiles fall on Europe.” The prime minister has been an outspoken critic of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, and has accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies those accusations, insisting its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis