Monthly Archives: September 2007

My Morning Walk at the "Valley Park" Bird Sanctuary

I didn’t realize that the trail where I go for a walk every morning (remember I have moved house to a different part of CBD Belapur) is also a “Bird Sanctuary” though I had suspected this all along, having heard … Continue reading

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The New Ad of, umm, New Axe!

Thousands of beautiful blondes, brunettes, Indian, Western, Mongoloid women, all of them swim, and slide down the top of the hillocks facing the sea. They jump over obstacles, panting, screaming, wearing green, blue, and red bikinis, and their skins glow, … Continue reading

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Seventy Years Together, Couple Die within a Day of Separation

“Death be not proud” wrote John Donne. Death pops up interesting surprises on us. This came as a true surprise, one that made me think enough to make me sit down at my laptop and write this blog. But this … Continue reading

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BBC Worldwide Visionaries – Vote to Naught?

BBC has what is know as a Visionaries Debate going where two great people are pitted against each other, to slug it out, to see who is the better visionary (BBC Worldwide Visionaries). The latest one is Charles Dickens versus … Continue reading

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India Wins Twenty20 Worldcup. "Chak de India!"

It felt great to watch India win the Twenty20 World Cup. I don’t usually watch cricket matches because it wastes a lot of my time. But Twenty20 cricket is different, it doesn’t waste much time and I see a game … Continue reading

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Project Aardvark – for Those Interested in How a Software Project Takes Shape

I am a great admirer of Joel Spolsky (he is the guy who runs Fog Creek Software, a software maker), in fact I love his writing, the way he blogs his innermost thoughts as a programmer. His comments are full … Continue reading

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Frown Jewels : outlookindia.com

This is Manjula Padmanabhan reviewing Binoo John’s book Entry from Backside Only in Outlook – The Hazaar Fundas of Indian English (Frown Jewels: outlookindia.com). Excerpt: “With a journalist’s flair for combining information with easy readability, John provides sharp, cheeky insights … Continue reading

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