Freaky

Check out this image. The circles arn't actually moving !!!

Freaky

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What a day

Below is an old article I had written for IIIT magazine. I found it while browsing through some old archives. The article was written on July 30, 2003 and probably published a couple of days later.


What a day!!! To start with, the microsoft seminar. There was this seminar
organised by Microsft for students and faculty and they also provided
free lunch. I decided to go (of course free lunch re, how can i not go).
The seminar was not bad. But the lunch was really good - panner butter
masala, chicken (its a different matter that i am veg, but chicken was

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Yes, We Can

My ex-schoolmate Kishore is part of a club called "Toastmasters" in Infosys, where members give short speeches on various topics. Below is a speech given by him related to voting. And this has definitely come from the heart.


Yes, We can - By Kishore Kaluri.

So, What am I going to talk about ? I am not trying to be a Mr. Obama here. So, I am not going to take up “Yes, we can”. So, remove the YES. What is left ? “We can”. No no no, juggle the words a bit. “Can we ?”

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Two Choices

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: "When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"

The audience was stilled by the query.

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Voter registration likely to close by mid-March

A forward from Jaago Re! One Billion Votes


Dear Rahul,

Make the Jaago Re! One Billion Votes movement stronger

A few days back, Jaago Re! One Billion Votes movement hit a milestone of 300,000 online voter registrations. Is this a significant number? You decide:

* In the recent 2008 Rajasthan state assembly elections, a candidate lost by 1 vote
* In 2004 general elections, the lowest margin of victory was 74 votes

Grandfather Passes Away

The 10th day ceremony will be held on 14th February, 2009. You are invited to attend it to pay your homage to my grandfather.

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Richard Dawkin's Letter To His Ten Year Old Daughter

Here is a letter by Richard Dawkins to his daughter, when she turned ten, about evidence, belief, tradition, rationalism, authority and revelation. It is slightly long but is definitely worth reading.


Dear Juliet,

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Online Public Grievance Lodging and Monitoring System

From a mail forward I had received ...


Government of India has developed an 'Online Grievance Forum' at http://pgportal.gov.in/. Can you imagine this is happening in INDIA?

The govt. wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like Passport Office, Electricity board, BSNL/MTNL, Railways etc. Many of us say that these things don't work in India.

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