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Diamond Books Publication Online Shopping Review

This is a review of my online shopping experience with Diamond Books Publication ( Without doubt, ordering through your online portal is one of the worst sales experience I have ever had.


Heroes Season 3 Starting On Dec 23, 2008

Good news for all Heroes Fans. Heroes Season 3 is going to be aired in India on Star World starting Dec 23, 2008. Be sure to catch the heroes in action!


Simple Tip For People Who Can't Bargain

This is actually quite a silly post and I wouldn't be writing this if not for I having a similar experience twice within a single week.

The first case was when I wanted to get a key duplicated. I visited a shop and he told me it would cost me Rs.125. I felt it was costly and tried to bargain it for Rs.80. He initially refused but as I was coming out he agreed for it. Anyway, there was another store beside it offering the same service and upon enquiring he told me that the key duplication would cost me only Rs.65.


India Online DVD Rental

For all you movie buffs out there, you might not be aware but now there are many Indian online DVD Rental companies. They offer not only free delivery but also free pick up. There are many plans to choose from. The important thing to remember about them is that not all of these companies offer top-notch service and sometimes they might caught a lot of distress with their bad support / quality.


Why I Respect Cockroaches

Ever seen those little pesky things come out at night from nowhere? Do you wish they were not there? Do you feel like getting rid of all of them or smashing them? Well, think again. These are no ordinary insects. They have evolved over millions of years to become one of the hardiest insects on this earth. Here are some interesting facts about cockroaches:

  • Cockroaches can survive without water for about a month and without food for about three months.

British Library Hyderabad Review

Most of you must have heard of the British Library. I had been its member for one year. I had taken the Rs.1600 plan (this is the plan under which one I could rent DVDs). But I must say that I have been thoroughly disappointed. While I cannot comment on all the facilities provided by British Library, I must say that the DVD rental facility is pathetic (at least as of the day of writing this post). The DVDs available are really outdated.


Cheap Heat Reduction Strategy

We (my colleagues and I) are currently working from a single room in the top floor (which means the room is exposed to the sun almost throughout the day). I was looking for ways to beat the heat other than using an A/C (as it is costly) and Air Cooler (as it would increase humidity which might harm the computer systems). This is what I finally did to address the heat problem.


Resources On English Improvement

Grammar Books

Two books which seem to have good reviews are:

  • Murphy’s English Grammar with CD-ROM by Raymond Murphy and
  • Advanced Grammar in Use with CD-ROM by Martin Hewings

There are a lot of other good books and I encourage the learners to read their reviews on and before buying them.

Improving your spoken English


Points to remember when learning a new task

I was brushing my teeth and talking casually to my dad when he suddenly passed a comment - "Rahul, the phrase 'Master of all trades, Jack of none' aptly suits you". It sounded humorous but I couldn't help pondering over it. Indeed my past was full of activities which I tried stepping into - dance, music (keyboard), swimming, driving, cooking, tennis and yet I doubt if I am really good at any one of them. But of late, I have begun to analyze and understand what I was doing wrong when compared to those people who seem to be good at everything they do. Here are a few lessons I have learnt.


MBA Gyan by Swetha Balla

I get quite a good number of emails asking me about my experience and about doing an MBA in USA. I wrote a couple of articles long back which are a part of my personal journal. I have changed some of the articles based on my learning experience and exposure after coming here. The whole section has been divided into various sections:

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