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Writing Simply

Greg Mankiw writes about a carbon tax in the New York Times. Whether or not you agree with the economic arguments for the tax, it is easy to agree that Mankiw writes very well. Mankiw is a Professor at Harvard … Continue reading

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Capital One – 3X More on Your Savings

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My Wish “Less” for 2011

A very happy new year to my readers. A couple of years ago I had posted a New Year’s Wish “Less”. Instead of a Wish List, which is mostly about wishing for things that you don’t have, I thought that … Continue reading

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Direct Flight Envy

Jet Airways, one of my favourite airlines is heavily promoting a direct flight from New York (Newark airport) to Mumbai. A friend who lives in Chicago and travels to India often was quite pleased with American Airlines’ direct flight to … Continue reading

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Another Perfect Notebook

I went to Odyssey in Chennai last week. I like to go to the stationery section in the book store. You never know what you’ll find. This time I found a handy little notebook. I like notebooks. I know people … Continue reading

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Time for a Reader Survey

Why is it time for a reader survey? I don’t know. But it sure has been a long time since I did one, which is never. This is the 5th year of this blog. If you look at the archive, … Continue reading

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IPL Notes

We watched the IPL T20 Finals yesterday. Some random musings: We had subscribed to Willow.tv but YouTube quality was way better even though free. Willow.tv was $60 for the entire season. I wonder if advertising can pull in that kind … Continue reading

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Its Getting Warm in California

It was a nice day to be in the backyard. It was a riot of colour. The rainbow picture is from a few days back. We had quite a lot of rain this winter in Norther California. I think the … Continue reading

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The Best Names are Gult Names

Gaurav Rastogi has a very interesting take on the inadequacies of human naming conventions. A naming convention designed for a planet with 100 million people (as on 500 BCE) is hopelessly useless in the world where the number of people … Continue reading

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Why are IPL Cheerleaders all Firangis?

Back home from a rather hectic week in India. The IPL fever is raging. You can’t meet anybody in India in business circles and not get into the economics of IPL. Corporate India is just fascinated by the money gushing … Continue reading

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