April 30, 2005

Maggots found in chocolate

Cadbury's in India aren't the only ones having maggot problems in their chocolate.

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April 28, 2005

List of literary devices

Literary technique: Wikipedia has a good list of various literary devices employed by authors. I will read this all when I have more time.

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What Social Science can tell you about flirting and how to do it

SIRC Guide to flirting: "What Social Science can tell you about flirting and how to do it."

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Indian-American gets big advance in book deal

Rs 2.2-cr deal for teen NRI author: An Indian-American girl (why is ET calling her an "NRI"? Mr. Rajghatta, you ought to know better) has got a $500,000 advance for a book on getting drunk and getting wild. Fascinating. (The "NRI" mistake is being repeated by several papers. Oh, it's a PTI piece.)

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April 27, 2005

Google's new ad formats

Google AdSense introduces new ad formats, including big images, skyscrapers, and Flash ads, thus making them the same as everyone else.

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A beheading in Saudi Arabia

Moments Before the Execution: How a beheading is carried out in Saudi Arabia. Not safe for lunch.

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April 26, 2005

"Indian" to be a judge in LA

Indian to be Arnie's judge-rnator: First of all, can we please stop calling people born in USA "Indians"? And secondly, when will the ToI stop with the groan-inducing puns? "Judge-rnator"? Find a new copy editor!

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April 25, 2005

Taliban Singles Online

Taliban Singles Online: Not at all politically correct, but damn funny pic.

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Rajdeep Sardesai's new news channel

Sardesai's Broadcast News plans multiple channels in India: Yes, Rajdeep Sardesai & Co. have saved some money by not hiring anyone to pick a decent name. Instead they're calling their channel "Broadcast News". The article also quotes him as saying, "Although I do not know how successful we would be, but certainly we will give our best shot." I doubt Sardesai said, "we would be..." That just has to be bad writing by the journo, and Indians confuse "will" and "would" often.

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India's booming foreign exchange reserves

India now has 141 Billion dollars in Foreign Exchange.

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April 20, 2005

New pope is a geriatric

The good news: They finally found another pope - Joseph Ratzinger. The bad news: The bloke is already 78 years old, so they may have to hold another round of elections pretty soon. You go, Pope Benedict. Be sure to preach the evils of those damn homosexuals and of using condoms. We don't get enough 19th century education these days.

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ICICI Bank sucks

Wow, a lot of people seem to have had bad experiences with ICICI Bank. I don't have an account with them, but I do own some shares in the bank. I think I'll sell them soon. They hate the bank over on MouthShut.com too.

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April 16, 2005

Buy only pirated software :)

This is what happens when you buy legal Microsoft software that requires "activation". Perhaps geeks should stick with the pirated versions that don't need any activating.

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April 15, 2005

The ultra small hard disk drive from Toshiba

Holy crap, check this out! Toshiba is going to produce a 4 GB hard drive that's under an inch long.

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April 14, 2005

Buy exotic meat online

Visit ExoticMeats.Com, where you can buy wonderful meats like Venison, Elk, Ostrich, Alligator, Rattlesnake and Kangaroo. Yummmeee!

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April 13, 2005

Pandemic-causing 'Asian flu' accidentally released

Pandemic-causing 'Asian flu' accidentally released. Oh great, a deadly flu virus was just sent to testing labs around the world by accident. Let's hope this doesn't get out into the wild.

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Saurav Ganguly suspension - the tabloid angle

I have a tabloid-like angle on the Saurav Ganguly suspension. I think this whole "slow over" issue is Ganguly's way of taking a break without making himself look bad. He didn't want to leave on his own and probably thought he'd get away with a 2 or 3 match suspension. One match with a slow over rate I can understand, but two consecutive matches? Muhahahaha!

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Automatic CS Paper Generator

SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator generates research papers for Computer Science students. Ha!

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Toilets in Indian trains to absorb collision impact

Toilets in trains to absorb collision impact: Gosh, the Lucknow desk of SoI needs writing lessons. Reading that first paragraph makes you think that this is being done to prevent shock from trains colliding with each other. And the copy desk needs help too - "breaks" instead of "brakes"? Apart from that, look, they're going to install a fire protection system. Well, better a couple of decades late than never.

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April 11, 2005

Earthquake strikes near Sumatra

Earthquake strikes near Sumatra: Man, Indonesia just can't catch a break from Allah. This is the third one in 4 months.

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April 10, 2005

All you wanted to know about CPI-M

All you wanted to know about CPI-M: If anyone has a spare bomb to drop, I know just the place for it. ;)

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April 8, 2005

Which deodorant to buy: oh the dilemma!

Don't miss the hottest topic in the Indian blogosphere today: which deodorant to buy, happening on Kiruba's site. The comment count is shooting up! Only the LiveJournal community can match this type of action. *hugs*

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Indian pilots to take on the Americans

Indian pilots to match skills against F-16s: Whaddya know, another intelligence-gathering exercise by the Americans where the yanks will intentionally roll over and play dead/dumb to get a better idea of the Su-30 and other aircraft. I predict an Indian win, and much misplaced breast-beating by the media thereafter.

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April 6, 2005

Singapore pics are online

For those lusting after my food pics from Singapore, I am happy to announce that they are now online. Go forth and drool, my friends!

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