Monthly Archives: December 2006

Archived Title Image No. 10

Some readers found this title image a little distasteful and asked me to take it off. Keeping their sensibilities in mind I’m putting a new one up. Anyway it’s been there for almost a month-and-a-half and the replacement with was … Continue reading

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In Focus

Was a little preoccupied all these days and couldn’t visit blogadesh. As things settle down on the professional front, issues of personal importance, like blogging, will follow suit.

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Shifting Gears

I lasted in my first job for two years two-and-a-half months. This time I’m changing my official address in exactly 10 months. Too soon, some say. But when opportunities come your way, better grab them, with both hands. So what … Continue reading

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Only Vivian

A 1986 Only Vimal ad featuring the cricketer for whom the word swashbuckling was perhaps coined – Viv Richards, or more appropriately Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century (Don Bradman, Gary Sobers, … Continue reading

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The Real Parliament Attackers Revealed

December 13, 2001. The Indian Parliament is attacked. A dozen dead, including the attackers. Massive deployment of soldiers by India to the border with Pakistan. Relations strained. Many arrests made. Some convicted, others acquitted. One now in death row, seeking … Continue reading

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Rubbers of India – II

Boing Boing termed my earlier post on Indian condoms ‘bottomless.’ Now researchers have ‘discovered’ that condoms “made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.” Damn! I wrote such a long post and still my … Continue reading

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Whacky Shift

Why does it have to be this way, always? And illogically enough it works. Since last afternoon my keyboard was acting funny. The problem was with a combination of the Shift key (both right and left) and certain letters (I … Continue reading

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