Archive for July 2009

Quotes to Quote – XVIII

Jul 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Quotes to Quote

Tweet The pursuit of happiness is one of the main goals of any living being. We spend every living moment in search of happiness. Yet, it is a very few of us who are able to find it. Here are a few quotes that may set you on the path of happiness, even if it […]

Chinese Juggernaut in the Indian Power Sector

Jul 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Tweet “In a letter written to the Finance Minister last month ahead of the Union Budget, L&T CMD A M Naik expressed concerns over import of Chinese power equipment to India that totaled nearly 8.3 billion dollars, while Chinese taxation model struck down any hopes of Indian exports to China.” (Times Now 27th July 2009) […]

IIT : A Brand No More!

Jul 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Indian Institute of Technology’s were created as centers of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology. Till two years back there were seven IIT’s in India at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee. However, the government has added eight more to this list and it is these newly formed IIT’s that are failing to attract students. So, now these newly formed IIT’s will have to fight with the other institutes to attract good enough students into their admission list.

Will Kasab be Hanged?

Jul 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

First, his lawyer decided to quit, because his client, apparently, did not trust him. Thus, began a court room drama

Secondly, instead of accepting Kasab’s confession at its face value, the court could want to investigate whether the confession was made under duress, or by free will. It is expected that terrorists are trained to play mind games, and this could be Kasab’s game plan. The court is not going to fall for it, though what Kasab expects to get out of it, is anyone’s guess.

India and Green House Emissions – A Viewpoint

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

“Burgers are common food items for most people in the US — surprisingly common. Estimates for the average American diet range from an average of about one per week, or about 50/year (Fast Food Nation) to as many as three burgers per week, or roughly 150/year (the Economist, among other sources).”

Why We Love Harry Potter?

Jul 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

The best movies and books are those that that help us forget the realities of our daily existence, and take us on a journey wild and fanciful. The wilder the journey, the better the experience. But, if somehow the wild journey can be put across as believable, the experience of the journey is enhanced manifold. The Harry Potter books and movies manage to do just that. A boy living with muggles takes on a journey into a mystical land of magic and wizardy – the idea appeals to all children, and to all of grown-ups, who still are children at heart.

Caption This – XXI

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Caption This

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The Legendary Facade

Jul 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Surprisingly, what later became his style, originally came from a need to hide his inner insecurities: falling long hair streaks probably to hide his face pimples. His discomfort with his broad nose, pimples, dark skin and two accidents – resulting in broken nose and burnt scalp – were put under cover by artifacts which helped him create a style of his own. His androgynous features, resembling his sister, were probably the manifestations of his feminine inclinations and soft vulnerable self

The Man Who Could Fly

Jul 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Short Stories

Yet, even in today’s world, there are people who cherish the desire to fly. Loktak was definitely not one of them. He lived his simple life, and loved it. True, he enjoyed the odd superhero movie, every now and then, but he had his head placed firmly on his shoulders, and he knew that what was shown in the movies was best left to the movies.