Category Archives: media

Yearning for Sense Beyond the Earth

At the start of the day, I was almost sure I was going to write about how the world doesn’t seem like a place that I’m proud to be in. Depress­ing Scene The Indi­an Left want­ed India to be Left … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Techno-Social News Tidbits

Here’s some inter­est­ing news sto­ries from the past few days. It’s not 42, like Dou­glas Adams thought it would be. It’s 26. BBC reports that research has proved that a Rubik’s cube can be returned to its orig­i­nal state in no … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spooky Spock

This is the spook­i­est thing I’ve ever seen on the Inter­net yet. A rev­o­lu­tion­ary peo­­ple-focused search engine, Spock, launched into pub­lic beta today. About 30% of all search traf­fic is peo­ple relat­ed — about 20 bil­lion search queries per month. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Are Blogging Journalists Shielded?

A US con­gres­sion­al pan­el on Wednes­day vot­ed, against the Bush administration’s wish­es, to shield jour­nal­ists includ­ing adver­tis­ing-sup­­port­ed blog­gers from hav­ing to reveal their con­fi­den­tial sources in many sit­u­a­tions. This is a major mile­stone in the ongo­ing bat­tle between free­dom of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Meaning of freedom

Imag­ine not being able to: Study Wikipedia Read news sources like BBC, New York Times, Wash­ing­ton Post, Econ­o­mist Ref­er­ence the Inter­net Movie Data­base (IMDB) Use MySpace, YouTube, Digg, or Orkut View pic­tures on Flickr Read blogs on Word­Press, Live­Jour­nal, or Blogspot … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Superlative Style of Composition — In Action

I’ve writ­ten before about what I call the Superla­tive Style of Com­po­si­tion with regards to writ­ing — where a writer blends con­cep­tu­al and per­cep­tu­al styles into the most per­sua­sive style of writ­ing. Let us take an exam­ple to illus­trate this. I’m … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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USS Nimitz and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

An unusu­al­ly strong­ly word­ed piece in The Forbes, by Gary Weiss, today, with my respons­es: “This nation of 1 bil­lion that is so short of ener­gy that black­outs in major cities have become a nation­al scan­dal, this same coun­try that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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How to pay homage to Chhatrapati Shivaji?

Unlike the moron­ic ways I’ve writ­ten about many times ear­li­er, this group of peo­ple show us the real way. “For two months they stayed away from home, quit jobs and risked their lives and limbs climb­ing to dizzy­ing heights and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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