Monthly Archives: April 2009

Global Warming, er, um, Globalisation!

A strange kind of ennui prevented me from blogging these few days. Apologies. The mind mulled over various posts I usually have swimming around in my mind, but didn’t focus on any one, as the faculties didn’t co-operate with finger … Continue reading

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Twitter, Facebook, and Lack of Morality!

Being an avid viewer of television and social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Ryze, I am shocked, nay, slightly disturbed, to read the following news that appeared in Mumbai Mirror. Guess, I should cut down on these, for my … Continue reading

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Why This Distrust of the Internet?

These days I spend two or three hours each day reading email. By reading I mean, I delete a lot of emails that come from Africa, written by women who say she is the heiress of a big diamond mine … Continue reading

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The Vagaries of Language

“Let’s get together. Let us see what we want from each other,” the heavily South-Indian-accented voice says. She works for a desi-owned dot com and is trying to sell me space on her website and I am in no position … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Sun Set on Your Anger, Just Go to Sleep!

You tend to doze in front of the idiot box, barely watching the movie, name of which eludes you, is it “What lies beneath” or “Zodiac” or “Code Red” or what? Things blur. The sub-titles are hazy, you turn to … Continue reading

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Zeitgeist, They Say!

Got a few lakhs lying around? Invest in the stock market! Before you get a fairly long and sturdy stick to whup my ass with, let me say this: the market is not going to bottom, at least this much, … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in Online Forums!

Of the many forums I am a member a fight is brewing in a forum of writers discussing books and authors, and as is expected the exchanges are nothing short of vituperative and virulent. One of them goes something like … Continue reading

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