Category Archives: culture

Web Graveyard

Very few peo­ple I know blog about death. It is not a pleas­ant sub­ject, and essen­tial­ly, one reads blogs to be hap­py. But let’s face it, death is very real. Though cyber­space was once known as the vir­tu­al world, it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Largest Pyramid Ever?

A grand idea, con­sid­ered improb­a­ble by most. Gain­ing pub­lic­i­ty last month, was the pro­posed plan of Ger­man entre­pre­neurs to build the world’s largest struc­ture — a pyra­mid shaped tomb to con­tain the remains of mil­lions of peo­ple of all faiths … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Law of Social Censorship

The Icon­o­clast has pro­posed McCullagh’s Law: As the cer­tain­ty that leg­is­la­tion vio­lates the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion increas­es, so does the prob­a­bil­i­ty of pre­dic­tions that severe harm or death will come to Amer­i­cans if the pro­pos­al is not swift­ly enact­ed. I pro­pose … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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10 Thoughts on T20 World Cup Win

I have nev­er writ­ten about crick­et before. Why? I’m not sure — some­times I think enough is being writ­ten all around, and I can’t add any val­ue. At oth­er times, I don’t think it has any real “post-sub­­s­tance”, so I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poverty is not the root cause of terrorism

Arch­bish­op Desmond Tutu has gone on record in an inter­view with CNN to say: ““You can nev­er win a war against ter­ror as long as there are con­di­tions in the world that make peo­ple des­per­ate — pover­ty, dis­ease, igno­rance, et … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Parenting the next generation

I con­tin­ue to be amazed by our pre­co­cious chil­dren. And I’m sure every gen­er­a­tion before us has gone through the same amaze­ment. What’s unique about our chil­dren? Noth­ing unique, in my opin­ion, just that as the rate of tech­no­log­i­cal advance … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A 9/11 Tribute from Voyager & Carl Sagan

      This image was tak­en, at Sagan’s sug­ges­tion, by Voy­ager 1 on Feb­ru­ary 14, 1990. As the space­craft left our plan­e­tary neigh­bor­hood to the edges of our solar sys­tem, engi­neers turned it around for one last look at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Indian Women: Avoid Orkut, Switch to Facebook

One of the most fre­quent­ly googled post on this blog is Indi­an Women: Beware of Orkut. They use many dif­fer­ent key­words to land on that post: pho­to mis­use on Orkut, indi­an women abuse orkut, and so on. Some­times, Orku­tians post a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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