Category Archives: Eclectic

The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

Or what news­pa­pers and media will not tell you about the 2009 Indi­an Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tion. Will the new gov­ern­ment go in for reform? Absolute­ly! Though there may be a slight dif­fer­ence between what every­one under­stands by reform and what the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Rulebook for Indian TV News Producers

Any new­bie TV News Pro­duc­er who wants to com­pete with the top Indi­an news chan­nels will be well advised to com­ply with the fol­low­ing guide­lines: All news is BREAKING NEWS. This also means that if there is no news, BREAKCon­tin­ue read­ing

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Dreams of An Unquiet Mind

I am amused by peo­ple who say they have no dreams. When even ani­mals dream, how can peo­ple not? An evil thought comes about sub­ject­ing such peo­ple to dream depri­va­tion, if only to advance sci­en­tif­ic under­stand­ing. I dream both in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Virtues of Politicians

I’m sick and tired of all the poli­ti­­cian-bash­ing that blog­gers seem addict­ed to these days. Why do we have to be so crit­i­cal all the time? Why not see the glass half-full? Decid­ing to be an opti­mist, I present “Virtues … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Weekend Flea Market 20-Oct-2007

An assort­ment of stuff I came across in cyber­space, offered sec­ond hand, for any­one who may be inter­est­ed. Despite veto threats from the Bush admin­is­tra­tion, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives approved the Free Flow of Infor­ma­tion Act that would shield jour­nal­ists … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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QOTD — 10th Oct 2007

After the intense and enlight­en­ing dis­cus­sion on an ear­li­er post — An Unqui­et Mind Over Mat­ter — I couldn’t help resist shar­ing today’s Quote of the Day from The Quotation’s Page. It’s a per­fect rejoin­der that serves a sump­tu­ous dessert … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delu­sion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Chris­t­ian child’ or a ‘Mus­lim child’. Small chil­dren are too young to know their views on life, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Weekend Flea Market 5-Oct-07

An assort­ment of stuff I came across in cyber­space, offered sec­ond hand, for any­one who may be inter­est­ed. If you haven’t read it already, Thomas Friedman’s penul­ti­mate op-ed 9/11 Is Over, is a must-read. Chi­na has now start­ed block­ing all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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