[QUOTE=-SamiR-]Thanks for the answers UMDU ji!
If you get the chance, I would recommend the Bourne movies (especially the first two), mostly for their entertainment factor. Anyways, just a few more questions, if you don't mind: Yes I will try to watch.
Why do you think the biparty system is a good thing?
I think biparty system is good because we have suffered enough due to our multiparty system. No party gets a majority in the centre and a coalition government is formed with a cocktail of many parties. When that happens government loses its stability and can fall much before the completion of its tenure. Small parties having as low as 8 seats in the parliament blackmail the government. Decision making and governance suffers as they never seem to agree on anything.There is total administrative paralysis.In a biparty system atleast the winning party has the majority and can rule effectively during its tenure. They can take tough decisions.
There is another problem in this system. It is not truly democratic as democracy is supposed to represent the will of the majority. In a multiparty system to give you a small example if there are 3 candidates from 3 parties contesting for a seat. Suppose 100 votes are polled A gets 40 B gets 30 and C gets 30. A will be declared the winner as he has got the maximum nos but look closely 60 people did not want A to win but he still won. So you are defying the majority concept. That will never happen in a biparty as it normally never results in a tie and is 49 to one and 51 to another .
It's unfortunate that awareness about global warming is lacking in Philippines, especially since it is one of the more vulnerable places. Do you think that developed/western countries have more of a responsibility to solve the issue of climate change? Can developing/third world countries put enough pressure on industrialized countries to change their policies?
Since you have talked about global warming I would definitely recommend you read 'State of fear' by Michel Crichton as it gives you the other perspective on the subject and has challenged the premise that carbon di oxide emissions have led to global warming. Maldives they said will go under the sea in 2015 that I do not think is likely to happen. Now they say 2032. I am beginning to question the entire theory and am going to take such predictions with a pinch of salt. Yes the developed countries have had their share of success and now should take the responsibility of cutting emissions. To put the burden on India China or Brazil is unfair as they have just started out. If third world countries start developing and acquire economic might like China they can put pressure on the developed world not otherwise.
Where do you usually get your news from (i.e. favorite news channel)?
BBC, NDTV and CNN
Did you know he is Indo-Canadian? Did you read his book, 'A fine balance'?
Yes I know that. I have read ' A fine balance'
What language do you use most at home? What language do you teach in?
We all speak a mixture of Tamil, Hindi and English at home. In the University it is only English.
Now that I know you don't believe in corporal punishment, can I officially be your student in IF, along with Vishnu Sa? Yes you can.
Edited by UMDU - 13 November 2012 at 4:39am