Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Have You Read - A Message to Garcia?

Have you read A Message to Garcia?

If not, it is not surprising. Simple because it is irrelevant in this time and age. 

If you would like to read it now, you can read pages 15 to 23 of this document

What prompted me to write about this short essay by Elbert Hubbard from 1899 is that, surprisingly, a lot of corporate leaders have been picking this up recently. 

But, that is not a good sign. 

Why? Take a look at some of the reviews for this essay on Goodreads:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review - Divided Minds - Sanjay Koppikar

Book: Divided Minds - War of the Worlds Within 
Author: Sanjay Koppikar
Price: Rs.245 on Amazon 
Genre: Science Fiction 
No. of Pages: ~280

I have always felt that there is a serious dearth for good Sci-Fi by Indian authors. But, I was surprised to see that Sanjay's second book is one. His first book - Bangalored, was more like a White Paper blended into a story so that it could barely fall under the genre called Fiction. But, the author has come a long way since. And so it is safe to say that Divided Minds - War of the Worlds Within (with its rather painfully long title) is actually a quick fun read. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

An Open Letter to KSSTM

Dear Kerala State Science and Technology Museum,

We need to talk!

This Christmas vacation I was unfortunate enough to think that it was a good idea to introduce my little cousins to the idea of a Science Museum. Oh! What a big mistake it was to take them to the “Careless-State Science and Technology Museum” – Yes, given your current state, I took the liberty to rechristen you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

God is a Gamer - Ravi Subramanian - A Book Review

Book: God is a Gamer
Author: Ravi Subramanian 
Price: Rs.205 @31% Discount at Flipkart
Genre: Thriller
No. of Pages: ~310 

Thanks to Awesome BlogAdda's Awesome Book Review Program, this is the second time I am reading Ravi Subramanian. Earlier I had reviewed The Bankster by the same author.

Compared to The Bankster, God is a Gamer is much more interesting. It is evident that a lot more preparation and research has gone into the book and therefore, it is simply better.

The below video is a 2 minute trailer on the book. And it is pretty good. I actually saw this video after I read the book and therefore it made complete sense to me. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FIFA World Cup 2014 Schedule in India Standard Time (IST)

So, the FIFA World Cup 2014 is just around the corner now and the official time table and kick-off timings are something that every Indian soccer fan is looking for.

The official logo has already been widely criticized as a "facepalm" and it truly does look hilarious when you look at it that way.

As expected, despite the 1.2 billion people we have in our country, we have still not found a team good enough to qualify for this world cup too. Sad!

But that is not going to stop the soccer lovers among us from watching the matches of our favorite teams from whistle to whistle.

But sadly, all matches will take place at ungodly hours for us! Get ready to lose a lot of sleep...


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