Friday, August 03, 2007

India at 60, articles in time

TIME and CNN are celebrating sixty years of Indian   independence and  have a wonderful series of articles on India and its journey through these sixty years. Have a look, if you don't have time(pun intended) at least look at the graphics on post 7 and 8.

1) A Young Giant Awakes

2) From Partition to Prosperity: A Family's Journey

3)Pakistan: Divided by Faith

4)The Real Estate Mogul Leading India's Charge

5) India's Democratic Advantage

6)Why India's Rise is Business As Usual

7)From Then to Now

8)Turning Points

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The hypocrisy of justice!

As all of you know already, Sanjay Dutt was recently sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment for possession of a fire arm during the mumbai riots. Eventhough the court might be right I felt the judgement was a bit harsh. I think that more than possession, the channel he used to obtain the firearms was wrong. And in the same week a court in TN has acquitted the main accused in the coimbatore blast case. So a man who procures a fire arm for his own protection is more culpable than a man who instigates communal violence and abets in a bomb blast ?? This is sheer hypocrisy. watch this video on Sanjay Dutt produced by the BBC.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Math tips and tricks

I remember learning many tips and tricks for my engineering entrance test. I have forgotten most of them and in engineering I got so addicted to the calculator that now even two multiply 4 times 5 I use a calc. This is a cool video showing an useful trick to calculate the product of two numbers within 5 secs. It is very easy even a fifth grader can do this !.

Human Calculator - Amazing videos are here

Sunday, July 29, 2007

2nd test highlights

watch the highlights for day1 and day2 of the second test. India on a very good position to take a huge lead. watch the third day live here. watch first test highlights here. Read about the strange strategy for the second test here and finally watch one of the greatest moments of Indian test cricket here.