Category Archive for 'society'

news: buddha blasphemy?!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Times of India had this right up on the front page, but later removed it: Footwear store in Geneva uses Buddha statue to hang shoes PATNA: Sight-seeing in Switzerland does not leave a vacationer horrified, but Patna’s Prabhat Choudhary, his wife and daughter were shocked to see a Lord Buddha statue garlanded with a pair […]

whom to vote for

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

With all this campaigning about having to vote to excercise one’s right in a democracy, one of the factors of someone educated not wanting to vote for, was that one has no clue about who’s who, and this ends up in a murky generalisation that everybody is useless, and there’s no point in voting either […]

Sudha Murthy's speech at Berkeley

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Charityfocus’ twitter feed (really nice one to follow on twitter) had this video… Sudha Murty is an Indian social worker and an accomplished author. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and is known for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation. Among other things, she has initiated a move to provide all government […]

talking to strangers

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Pretty interesting site I came across from Leonid – which as he warned on his twitter feed, can be pretty addictive! Omegle is a brand-new service for meeting new friends. When you use Omegle, we pick another user at random and let you have a one-on-one chat with each other. Chats are completely anonymous, although […]

mirror of relationship with an autorickshaw driver on bangalore roads

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Its not uncommon to see vehicles on Bangalore roads, typically autorickshaws, leaving a trail of billowing smoke, as if they were one of those sky-writing planes, road-writing some message on the road especially by the convoluted way they drive. Whenever feasible, I try to talk to them about it. I don’t have much of an […]

what has the Sri Lankan cricket team got to do with anything

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Wonder what is happening in this patch on the globe called Pakistan. With all due respect to the Pakistanis I’ve met in person during my foreign trips who have all been really nice friends, going by the news, there seem to be so many armed and dangerous segments of its society that generally seem to […]

a good investment

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Today I received a handwritten letter. Its been a long time since I got a handwritten letter in the mail, many years (I don’t even remember when the last time was!) So it was a good surprise to find one today. The contents had a photo of a little girl, and a copy of her […]

quantum leap beyond a mediocre life

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

In physics, a quantum leap or quantum jump is a change of an electron from one quantum state to another within an atom. It is discontinuous; the electron jumps from one energy level to another instantaneously. ~ wiki Electrons keep changing – leaping – vibrating – all the time. But minor changes are insignificant. Its […]

celebrating my dad's birthday

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Now, well after almost a decade after my dad died… this year of 2009 we decided to celebrate his birthday a little more significantly than just remembering him. So we went to this place called Samarthanam Trust in a quiet corner of Jayanagar, and asked them about any deserving candidate who was a good student […]

twitter: a simple technology that helps staying in touch

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Among all my family and friends… it seems that a lot of them in recent years seem to be more and more busy, hardly having time to keep in touch with each other (its not just with me 😉 ) And I’ve not made enough attempts either. We seem to hardly be having time to […]