Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen (Book Review 012)

Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen is a good effort in collating the various pieces of history regarding the ranch (most of which is still classified). Note that I had read this book via the kindle app on my ipad. I had learnt about Area 51 from a couple of Discovery Channel shows that create a… Continue reading Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen (Book Review 012)

The Gods Themselves by Issac Asimov (Book Review 011)

The Gods Themselves is a very popular novel by the great science fiction writer Issac Asimov. If you are an Asimov fan, chances are that you might have already read it. This novel was regarded by Asimov as one of his favourite works. It is one of the very few works of Asimov that contain… Continue reading The Gods Themselves by Issac Asimov (Book Review 011)

Karna’s Curse -The one I didn’t know about

Well I didn’t know about this one. A very impressive story. (source: Wikipedia) Andhra folklore states that once Karna while riding his chariot in his kingdom of Anga, encountered a child who was crying over her pot of spilt ghee. On asking her the reason for her dismay, she stated that she feared her step… Continue reading Karna’s Curse -The one I didn’t know about

yada yada

Yea I want to put down these great lines from a great epic here in my diary today. Without these lines this diary would have remained incomplete because there exists no parallel to these lines. No one in this mortal world can say these lines for sure. BTW am I turning religious or something? Consequent… Continue reading yada yada

Thirst for knowing our past

Since class 8th when I first learnt about our ancient history in our ICSE text books, I have always wanted to learn about the complete history of India. We (with reference to the Hindu religious scriptures) have a very long and elaborately recorded “history” here in India, which, though broken (seems to have lost) at… Continue reading Thirst for knowing our past

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill – A Raw Deal for Indians

Those of you who follow the political news keenly must have read about the tabling of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill (will call it the Nuclear Liability Bill or NLB from now on). For the uninitiated, here are some key points from the NLB which are the crux of the issue: Indian government… Continue reading The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill – A Raw Deal for Indians

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Book Review 010)

ISBN: 9780316010665 Tagline: The Power of Thinking without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell covered business, science and medicine for the Washington Post before becoming the New York City bureau chief. Currently he is a staff writer for the New Yorker Blink is an unconventional book on an unconventional topic and is extremely engrossing. The writing style of… Continue reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Book Review 010)

Knowing the Indian Maoist Rebels

We all have seen scenes of kids using guns and rocket launchers in Afghanistan during extensive media coverage of America’s war on terrorism. But we actually do not need to go so far to learn about how the youth is being maligned by indoctrination as well as poverty and neglect. For 42 year maoist rebels… Continue reading Knowing the Indian Maoist Rebels

Fighting the Naxal Problem using Guerrilla Warfare: Article Recommendation

India as a country faces tremendous challenge in maintaining its integrity due to widespread naxalite/militant problem within the country. This issue threatens to rip through the fabric of its democracy and could potentially lead to disintegration of the country if not handled properly. This problem is allegedly being exploited by certain foreign powers to create… Continue reading Fighting the Naxal Problem using Guerrilla Warfare: Article Recommendation

Nouriel Roubini and his suggestions for handling the global financial crisis

Many of your might have started following the news in US and European countries keenly after the sub-prime mortgage crisis evolved into a credit crunch and later into a global financial crisis. For those who didn’t know Nouriel Roubini, I strongly recommend that you read up about him and what has shot him to fame… Continue reading Nouriel Roubini and his suggestions for handling the global financial crisis

Cherry Blossom

A perfect blossom is a rare thing Sakura in Tokyo from James T. Kirk on Vimeo.