Influence

January 11, 2012

Recently there was this talk-show where people were discussing how effective Kerala’s chief minister is. Everyone was agreeing on how good he is with the masses and how his certain programs on transparency and openness are appreciated by all. One lady made a point that while she too agrees with the views on his success […]

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KSPCB and Environmental Audit

November 11, 2011

Below is a mail I sent to our apartment community. Haven’t tried to edit it for the blog, so please excuse any references that doesn’t apply. _________________________________________ Wanted to let this group know of a recent happening in our community, which might be useful for you if you (or friends) have other properties in Karnataka. […]

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Maths

April 12, 2011

We were asking Ishita some math problems, to keep her engaged on an otherwise boring afternoon. Started with some 2+2, 5-3 kind of questions, but she started losing interest easily. Then to make the questions a bit more interesting, Sini’s mom started asking some questions. Mom: Suppose you had 10 eggs and gave 4 to […]

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Indian Politicians and MPs on Twitter

July 12, 2009

A few of the statesmen in India has taken to tweeting. Some like Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) and K Sudhakaran (@ksudhakaranMP) even responds promptly to most of the tweets they get! With followers spilling into the thousands, it is indeed a great effort that they keep conversing despite their otherwise busy schedule. I’ve made a website […]

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#ifdef Reputed_Company

June 19, 2009

re-put-ed [ri-pyoo-tid] ?adjective: reported or supposed to be such So, why am I suddenly interested in looking up definitions for “reputed”? Well, our passport offices accept “certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head” as a valid proof of address. The requirement is for a passport for my daughter of 19 months and we […]

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To Shri Paras Ram Rana

May 16, 2009

Hope everything is going great with you in Himachal Pradesh. Looks like the weather has finally got into you or someone having access to your phone, resulting in strange amusing deeds.

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Kokkare Bellur

April 8, 2009

Wanted to go out somewhere for the long weekend last week. But then, being people who plan things “well ahead”, we hadn’t booked any rooms or even finalised the location. 🙂 Last minute calls to places in Chikmangalur and Yercaud made us realise we are not the only ones wishing for a break. Well, we […]

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TA-RajeevMP

April 7, 2009

His website starts by saying this… Rajeev Chandrasekhar – Public votary, Entrepreneur, Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha, Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Telecom and IT, Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development, and Immediate Past President (2008 – 09) ? FICCI The one superlative they seem to have missed there is […]

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Secular State

April 3, 2009

I do understand Varun Gandhi’s statements are unhealthy and need to be checked and contained (probably not as serious to invoke NSA, but serious enough). What am at a loss to understand is it being “communal” to even think NDF/PDP or anyone associated with it has anything to do with spreading hatred among people. Despite […]

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Update

March 9, 2009

Thought of putting in a note as I haven’t written anything in a while. Busy doing these: – Moving my web stuff to this domain, since I lost the gmail ID I’ve been using for most sign-ups and stuff. – Bringing back up the alumni site. Here is a preview: http://gcek.pixonad.net/ – Had a team […]

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