Living without Cash

Oh my god! The Modi government has made a huge announcement today. All 500 INR and 1000 INR notes have been invalidated in one fell swoop.

Banks are closed the next two days and ATMs wont be operating more than 2000 INR until the end of the year.

अब की बार मोदी सरकार। नोटों की बजा दी जोरदार।

 

Hours Spent Reading Around the World

Hours Spent Reading Around the World

I have been reading a lot these days, especially after sign-up for the 40 Book a Year challenge on GoodReads.

I should be done by the month of September and am looking to hitting 50 books this year. Thats almost a book a week, and I could not be happier.

This infographic also speaks volumes, I thought the Swedes are more voracious readers, but, looks like times are changing.

Net Neutrality or Why I have picked up Tor

The recent Net Neutrality debate has me scared.

The very notion that the internet (which has always been considered as a free medium) needs to be regulated and controlled by a select few gives me the creeps.

India has been always pro for regulation, and this has resulted in fewer scams, but take the Telecom bandwidth licensing issues for e.g. The whole reason why telecom companies are crying out murder against OTT (read the internet) services is this.

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On Being Trolled and 66A

Trolls from the movie The Hobbit

Everybody who is on the internet has probably heard of this term. Trolls or being trolled is fairly common. In fact there are sites such as 4chan where the sole purpose of the community is to troll on different activities.

Reddit is also one such community, where a lot of users are actively trolling and are being trolled. Being a long time lurker on Reddit, I used to read through multiple posts where fellow redditors would make hilarious comments (often to diffuse a situation). Funny, but at whose expense?

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