Monthly Archives: May 2008

Armchair Detective

Now, as a diligent citizen and Netizen, I’ve been looking at the Orkut profile of Aarushi Talwar. Scraps every minute! And a half a dozen fake profiles to go with that. For those who don’t have orkut profiles, or those … Continue reading

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In the land of the fish-eyed Goddess

I spent a weekend tramping around Pandya country. Guess it now would be better known as Azhagiri-land, or Gaptain-land, after the two people whose election posters are most seen around the city. I’d been forewarned about the oppressive heat, but … Continue reading

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Punctuality and Women

As you enter the one of the BSNL  offices in Mysore… Well, after you have entered the room directly in you line of vision, a huge board greets you… On that board are these words boldly written, “Being punctual is … Continue reading

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Meri Marzi

Just read an article in today’s newspaper. The wedding of two fire-brigade officers through a video conference. The groom stayed in China’s quake hit southwest part, helping survivors. Reminds me of this line from Devang Patel’s absolutely hilarious song ,  “Mein … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Part Deux

Three years back, Tuhina had blogged about the exclusivity and uniqueness of her name. And how people get it wrong, mispronounce it and the like. And of late, I see this: My name is nowhere near as unique or exclusive. … Continue reading

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Another year of blogging begins. Three years down. Whew! I’ve never managed to sustain any interest of mine this long until now! Tuna and I had absolutely NO idea on May 10 2005 that this would carry on so long. … Continue reading

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Review-of-sorts: The Hippopotamus – Stephen Fry

Watching Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, you do get a feeling Stephen Fry (Melchett in Blackadder, and Jeeves in J&W) has a flair for humour. And that’s what convinced me to buy this book. I wouldn’t go to the extent … Continue reading

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So I have unlimited broadband, and freedom from Ironport. Installed Hardy Heron aka Ubuntu 8.04 inspite of dissuasion from TheG. I simply had to… Firefox kept crashing on Gutsy (that’s the second-latest release of Ubuntu – Ubuntu 7.10 – Gutsy … Continue reading

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