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A Question of Ethics

Disclaimer: I do not have anything personal against IITians, in case you are one, then I am not judging YOU, do not take this personally. This is certainly not an IIT bashing post, but I prefer to think of it as a call to action. In case you have some clout in those areas, please […]

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India Bandh, A waste of time and money

The entire nation was in uproar with the recent price hike in petrol prices. A 10% hike essentially meant that suddenly the 14 litres of petrol I bought with INR 1000 would be reduced to 13. Agreed, that the uproar seemed to be fueled by the opposition party, but hey, that’s why they are there […]

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Corrupt Administration!

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato In an earlier post where I was complaining about the lack of revolutionaries in the system, little did I know that in a few days I would be experiencing the wisdom of Plato first hand. We […]

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Where are the revolutionaries?

In the first half of the 20th century, when India was struggling to achieve it’s independence, the nation was under going two revolutions. The primary being a change in power, a struggle to overthrow the British Raj and to stand on it’s own feet. This was possibly the right time for reform as well, social […]

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KhanAcademy: Saviour of the American Youth

When I first heard of KhanAcademy (KA), it was a collection of Youtube videos. Each video was lucidly explaining simply fundamental topics in Maths, Science and even some in Finance. That was back in 2002 when Salman Khan (no, not the actor) was doing these videos in his free time and was giving them away […]

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New social network on the block So.cl

On 2nd Feb 2012, I received a mail from FUSE Labs. It was about Microsoft Research team’s new experiment. Happy to get a beta invite, I jumped on-board – it was 7am early in the morning when I had decided to check my mail. I got so absorbed checking out the site that I hardly […]

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Why this Kolaveri Di?

I am sure that by now most of you have heard of this song. If you haven’t yet heard the song, then do give this video a look-see –  There is a huge hype around this song, for a multitude of reasons – It’s written and sung by the son-in-law of Rajnikanth The main […]