Monthly Archives: July 2007

A Hard Day’s Night

When I was thirteen, I entered this completely nightmarish frenzy called Ninth Standard. Not like I didn’t have my share of fun back then, but that was when the pressure really began. Some of my friends on the verge of … Continue reading

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A Deep C Secret a la Mr. Nash

A long time ago, Ogden Nash wrote: The one-l lama, He’s a priest. The two-l llama, He’s a beast. And I will bet A silk pajama There isn’t any Three-l lllama. I came across a mnemonic like that, recently, and … Continue reading

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Placement Preparation

Here are a few questions I picked from the placement prep book, I borrowed from my roomie… 1) Atmosphere always has a) Oxygen b) Air c) Germs d) Moisture e) Dust Ans: Insufficient data. Which extraterrestrial body are you talking … Continue reading

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My tryst with Wizardry

It seems very, very long ago that I came across a book review in Deccan Herald’s weekly supplement for children, Open Sesame. This one was about a “story about magic, with a difference”. It talked about a boy having an … Continue reading

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School Of Terrorism

Yesterday’s Times Of India’s front page had everyone at home shocked. I wouldn’t say it was totally because a suspected terrorist was found to be a Bangalorean [and a qualified doctor at that]. ToI does very thorough yellow journalism, and … Continue reading

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