Tag Archives: news

After much procrastination, here it is. The Yakpad 2.0 (beta). Runs on WordPress. Also, I’ve merged all my blogs into this one (tech writing blog, usability blog). This is a work in progress children.…

Read more

Siddharam Mhetre, Minister of State for Home and guardian of Indian morality has called the cheerleaders of IPL ‘absolutely obscene’. He also suggested that they use ‘animated’ characters in the place of cheerleaders. Why didn’t anyone think of it? Didn’t you all know that you are going to offend a few cartoons in this country…

Read more

It is not often that an actor like Raghuvaran comes by and captures the imagination of a generation of movie fans. He was a breath of fresh air: in a landscape that was dominated by stereotypes and in a time when exaggeration was the norm. He didn’t have the wannabe-flamboyance of Kamal Hassan or the…

Read more

This case is just another example of how children of the newly rich across the National Capital Region are picking up wrong habits. That’s an excerpt from NDTV’s coverage of the Gurgaon School Shootout.…

Read more

“The way they are running polls and interviews, romanticising the prisoner, is ridiculous. Why isn’t Bollywood shedding tears for the victims of the bomb blasts?”— Ujwal Nikam, Public Prosecutor, 1993 Mumbai Blasts case. I don’t get it. What were these morons thinking? That melodrama will win over the judiciary? I am ashamed that the dearth…

Read more

I am happy Dr. Haneef is back home and a bit amused too that people are lining up with job offers for the traumatized doctor. Well, sigh, I am glad this story ended on a happy note. Welcome back doc. Maybe you should listen to your wife and stay back, instead of going back down…

Read more

The Gujrat fake encounter news may have shocked quite a few of you. But it doesn’t surprise me at all. It wouldn’t surprise anyone from Andhra Pradesh in fact. Back in the 90s when I was a college student, there was this sub-inspector who used to carry a whip. He used to crack his whip…

Read more

India’s female civil servants are being told to provide details of their menstrual cycles in a new job appraisal form. Women in India’s sprawling bureaucracy have been angered by the new form sent out this year which asks, among questions about their goals and skills, “when was your last menstrual period?” and “give details of…

Read more

Iraq Irony

, by

AN insurgent rocket today narrowly missed the Baghdad building where UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were holding a press conference to announce that the security situation in Iraq was improving. [Link]Heh!…

Read more