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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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Why are Non-Fiction Books so Boring?

I read a lot of non-fiction. But I seldom finish the book. I find that as the book goes along, the incremental insight gained per chapter keeps reducing, till it is no longer worth my time to keep reading. For … Continue reading

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A Better Year

This year has been a trying year for many of us. In the US and most of the West, unemployment is high and a gradual recovery is the best we can hope for. In the IT world, in India and … Continue reading

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Indian Church in Fremont

Fremont has a very high percentage of immigrants among the city residents. Especially North Fremont, where I live has a sizable Indian crowd. Most, like us are immigrants. Because of which Indian food, groceries and Bollywood movies are all within … Continue reading

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Ideas from the New York Times

The NY Times Magazine’s latest issue is on “ideas”. The ideas are of mixed standards, probably because they were force fitted into an alphabetical list as much as possible (“hey, we don’t have any ideas for X Y Z. We … Continue reading

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