October 25, 2007

Amit Varma wins the Bastiat Prize

Hearty congratulations to my good friend Amit Varma, who has won the Bastiat Prize for 2007 for his writing on free markets.

Posted by madman at 12:30 PM

August 8, 2007

Who funds this kind of research?

Scientific research shows that James Bond stays healthy because he has his Martinis shaken, not stirred. I'm not kidding. Go read it for yourself. People actually fund this kind of research? :|

Posted by madman at 1:18 PM

August 1, 2007

Why we like sex

Why do people want to have sex? Because it feels good. Duh!

Posted by madman at 8:38 PM

July 25, 2007

Fast food can taste good too

Mark Bittman in the New York Times has a list of 101 tasty meals you can make in 10 minutes or fewer.

Posted by madman at 11:09 AM

July 23, 2007

Harry Potter: The Enduring Grief

The latest niche market: Helping people deal with their grief over the ending of the Harry Potter series.

Posted by madman at 12:35 PM

June 21, 2007

A different view of the Universe each day

The NASA Web site has a daily Astronomy Picture of the Day feature. Each day, a different breathtaking picture of our universe is shown, along with an explanation written by an astronomer.

Posted by madman at 2:57 AM

June 20, 2007

Another magazine mention

I've been mentioned in an article in the latest issue of Outlook Money magazine, and you can read an online version of the article too.

Posted by madman at 4:10 PM

June 14, 2007

Invasion of the bunnies

The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library... "in which a troupe of bunnies parodies a collection of movies by re-enacting them in 30 seconds, more or less." (link via my cousin Manisha.) Hilarious!

Posted by madman at 5:54 PM

June 12, 2007

Jesus take the wheel...

Jesus wants you to drive a 4x4, according to a South African church. Hey Jesus, I want a BMW M5. Can ya' help? (Link via Tanu.)

Posted by madman at 11:25 AM

June 8, 2007

Tom Kha soup recipe

I have woken up from my blog slumber and posted a new recipe on my chef blog: Tom Kha soup recipe. Go read.

Posted by madman at 4:36 PM

June 2, 2007

Indian Idol predictions

Amit Varma has a long entry on how to predict the next Indian Idol. He is also planning a write a long series of blog posts on Indian Idol.

Posted by madman at 11:34 AM

May 21, 2007

Photoshop magic

How do you take a really plump woman and turn her into slim cover-girl material? Photoshop magic. Fascinating video.

Posted by madman at 7:42 PM

Limerence - not a lime-based cocktail

Today's Wikipedia link of the day: Limerence.

Posted by madman at 11:13 AM

May 18, 2007

I want mah meat and potatoes!

The Dalai Lama is a meat lover, it turns out. Shocked? (Link via Gautam.)

Posted by madman at 11:40 AM

May 9, 2007

Your own scratchy business card?

Some cool business card designs here. The last one is the weirdest. (Warning: page takes ages to load even on a broadband connection.)

Posted by madman at 1:35 PM

Free speech my arse!

This CNN-IBN clip demonstrates why Indians will never appreciate free speech. Too many of us still believe that an authority figure (parents, government, police) needs to protect us from "offensive" things.

Posted by madman at 1:08 PM

March 15, 2007

Food, yummy food...

My Flickr food photo set has been updated with some new photos, so please do visit.

Posted by madman at 3:41 PM

We are going on a holiday...

I am off this weekend to Mumbai and Delhi after that to attend a wedding and an engagement respectively. Will be back on 27th. Anyone wanting to meet up please drop me a line.

Posted by madman at 3:35 PM

Men and women - Venus Mars etc.

The story of Roger and Elaine is one of those Dave Barry classics that makes you laugh even when you read it again after a long time. (Thanks to Deepak for reminding me.)

Posted by madman at 3:32 PM

February 15, 2007

The New India Uncut is now LIVE

Ladies and gentlemen, please visit the all new India Uncut by Amit Varma. I have spent many hours on the design and coding of this site, and a bit of traffic would be nice. :)

Posted by madman at 9:29 PM