Monthly Archives: October 2009

What’s “Kachha” What’s “Pucca”, Gormint Decides!

It’s a shame that the Gormint discriminates when giving what it calls “relief” to flood-hit people of Northern Karnataka in the districts of Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum. These districts have been badly affected by the recent floods … Continue reading

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Bloggers, Facebookers, Tweeters Rejoice – the Future Is User-generated Content

Bloggers, Facebookers, Tweeters rejoice, the future of the internet is user generated content – that too real time user generated – according to this article quoting Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Excerpt: “It’s because of this fundamental shift towards user-generated information … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget That Night…

He is a sad old man selling boiling gram on Azad Maidan. He does a day job somewhere and sqats opposite the Bombay Gymkhana facing the Municipal Corporation building across from the cricket pitches of Bombay’s landmark green area. He … Continue reading

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“Jack and Jill” According to Indian Television

This is hilarious, really is. We all know how Indian television reporting goes in a circle, circumambulates, and returns to the very point it started from. While on the screen plays repeated clippings of the same video over and over, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Kapil Sibal-ji

Dear Kapil Sibal-ji, This missive is my humble appreciation of the efforts you are taking to improve the education system (which has been pulverised and prostituted by the education mafia) in this country. I also speak as a harried and … Continue reading

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chandelier

Chandelier! This beautiful chandelier in the office lobby was lit for the festival of lights – Deepavali – meaning a row of lights. Deepavali signifies the victory of good over evil and the celebratory procession of lights that welcomed the … Continue reading

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Just Back from Kerala….

Just back from Kerala, beautiful Kerala, the state of my birth, mother country, the state that confounds me still with its vivid contrasts and inexplicable charm. I was born there, but somehow I can’t understand it well enough that too … Continue reading

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