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A 1000 years of History – Barely remembered

Part of my 3 week trip to India earlier this year included a visit to a series of temples in Tamil Nadu – popularly known as the "Navgraha temples". I came away from that trip amazed at the enormous potential for tourism in Tamil Nadu and saddened by how much …

Notes From Moving House

Those of you who are kind enough to follow my ramblings on Twitter will know that I was offline for a few days moving house. Random thoughts/suggestions from the same to follow: If you are moving to an unfurnished/semi-furnished house, get yourself a tape measure. The number of additional trips …

I fear my Government, anywhere

At this moment, there are two petitions sitting in my feed-reader/email asking me to do the right thing – Get the Singapore government to repeal a law against gays and another asking for action against Myanmar. In my heart I know the right thing to do is to sign these …

Exactly like I remember it – and that’s a bad thing

As a kid, I was lucky to have had many oppurtunities to experience long road trips through the heart of southern india – the bustling commercialism of the Bangalore – Chennai route; the shimmering heat haze and inviting canals on the Coimbatore – Bangalore route; or the seemingly never-ending villages …

And another thing…

A follow-up from the previous post. I have no idea if the sort of thing I am about to describe is common in other countries1, but it’s another annoying trend. I can fairly confidently predict in a very short while, a email will be forwarded to me pointing out all …

I can’t rise above my racial imprinting!

So I was reading an article on the web and noticed that one of the “top guys” mentioned in the article was an Indian. My first visceral reaction was “Oooo..”. And my second was “Goddamit! Why did I just do that?” See, this is where I think the 150+ years …

Real world and teh internets collide!

Result = del.icio.us (Yes I know bad pun, but I couldn’t resist!). Old west Mythbusters | Ask MetaFilter So Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame – and one of my favourite shows on TV) is a longtime member of MetaFilter. Running short of ideas for a new episode; he decided to …

Make a wish

*deep breath*, originally uploaded by JKonig. I logged into Flickr this morning to discover this absolutely rotten piece of news – and if there is one person (who I have never met and lives half-way around the world from me) for whom I could make a wish that nothing bad …

Sometimes it’s best to start small

A very long time back, I had hoped to get started on using GTD. I’m sure you can guess that it hasn’t worked out. However, I have in my own way tried to start bringing some semblance of order to my life and have been surprised by just how much …