Archive for August 2009

An Indian at the RajGhat!

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

There were lots of visitors at all the memorials, but what struck me instantly was the composition of the crowd at these places. There were only three kinds of people: Foreigners, school children and local tourists, the percentage of each group, lesser than the last one. Quite understandably, it is mandatory for the school children to visit these sites, local tourists have paid for these dilli darshan itineraries, and the foreigners perhaps read about these places in the travel guides, or the more informed ones might have read about them in history books.

IPL – Good, Bad, or Ugly!

Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Indian Premier League , the money spinner for BCCI, courtesy Lalit Modi, is expanding and how. With the huge success of the tournament , IPL organizers have decided to rope in more teams for more excitement, more matches and – not to forget – to rake in more moolah. So, as of now, Nagpur and Kochi are up for grabs, and the news has been conveniently leaked to the media. “Discussions” regarding the auction have started, and the remaining Bollywood bandwagon who missed the bus last time are all geared up to jump in. Heading the list is Salman “Sallu Bhai” , closely followed by Ajay Devgan and the lovable-but-gone-astray-Munna Bhai, Sanjay Dutt.

Five Amusing Science Facts

Aug 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Science seems like a difficult subject to study. But without a knowledge of the subject, it is difficult to comprehend the world around us. Things work on scientific principles, and if we understand these principles, we will be in a better position to deal with our immediate environment. Here are a few fun filled science facts that will surely amuse and interest you.
If you were to dig a hole right through the earth’s center, and fall into it. Where would you come out?
No on has dug such a hole till now, so the answer to this question is essentially theoretical.

Its esier 2 comunicte nw, or is it?

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

The advent of the internet and the mobile has increased the pace of communication, and has also made communication easier. The news about a plane crash, or an earthquake, in any part of the world spreads all across the world in a matter of a few minutes. Log in to Twitter and you are instantly apprised of what the world is talking about. Communication with our near and dear ones, who are now spread all over the world, has been facilitated by these new gadgets.
Though connecting with friends and family has become trouble-free,

The D.O.R. Virus!

Aug 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Off late, the swine flu virus aka H1N1 has been everywhere. The one place you can always always find it is your TV set. Some channel, or its cousin, is sure to be saying one thing about it, or another. No one, however, tells you that if you look at the facts, you will find that the swine-flu has a lesser mortality/death rate than diarrhoea, pneumonia or TB. Yes, H1N1 has caused mass-hysteria, but can you blame the poor virus for that? Our friendly, neighbourhood reporter has done his very best to ensure that you are scared of catching the virus if you so much

Kaminey -Watch at Your Own Risk!!!

Aug 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Review

What is the purpose of cinema? Does it lie in the telling of a tale so riveting that the viewer wishes it would never end? Does it comprise of the film-maker’s vision and his desire to show it to the world? Such as it may be, should he be allowed to indulge himself in creating an oeuvre that few understand and still fewer appreciate?
These questions hit you, left, right and centre, like shrapnel flying in a combat zone, when you elect to see “Kaminey”.

What Does Indpendence Day Mean to YOU?

Aug 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

What does Independence mean to most of us today? Is it merely a holiday that provides a break from our hectic work -filled schedules? Is it merely an inconvenient day when all liquor shops are closed? Is it the one day of the year when we don our patriotic hats and switch on the TV early to catch the PM’s speech? Is it a day for the Prime Minister to make another set of promises to the nation, that won’t fructify in the end? Is it another way to waste money and additional burden to the exchequer? Is it something

Caption This – XXII

Aug 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Caption This

Unfortunately, we have no winner for Caption This – XXI. You think you have what it takes to win at Caption This. Here is your chance. Take a good look at the picture, and give it a caption that you deem fit. If your caption is the best, you win, and your name will be announced on the front page of The MAG. Additionally, you will win a “The MAG” T-shirt. So, what are you waiting for, put on your thinking cap and Caption This!
The rules of the contest are simple:

Aung San Suu Kyi – Fighting for Democracy

Aug 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

She was the third child of General Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi. General Aung San played an important role in the Burmese fight for independence, but was assassinated six months before Burma got its independence. In 1960Suu Kyi moved to India with her mother, who was appointed as the Burmese ambassador to India. In India, she joined Lady Shri Ram college and graduated in politics in 1964. Then she moved to UK,and continued her education at St Hugh’s college at Oxford.

How to Avoid Procrastination

Aug 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

A majority of us procrastinate at some point of time or another. There is nothing wrong with that. The problem is that a few of us, like Rahul, make a habit out if it. What makes things worse is that people who procrastinate realise what they are doing wrong, and they feel miserable. As a result of their procrastination, they suffer both on the personal front as well as the work front. If you are one of those who have made a habit out of procrastinating, then it is time you stopped. Here are a few things you could do to get rid of the habit: