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Gadgetectomy

Posted on May 29, 2011

A few days ago, @chuck_gopal of #project72 fame wrote a post about ‘Gadgetophilia’. Being the avid gadgeteer that he is, Chuck had listed all the gadgets that he has owned or owns. ‘I haven’t regretted ANY of my gadget purchases’, says Chuck. That touched a nerve somewhere. It did more than touch. It burnt my insides. It made my blood boil. Let me tell you why. I have regretted ALL my gadget purchases. Well, almost. If you’ve been through the about me page, you’ll be familiar with some of the stuff that I have bought in the past. If you are not, by the end of this post you’ll definitely be(unless you have the attention span of Ranbeer Kapoor). To keep this blog post…

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Rahul Gandhi is now officially an icon

Posted on May 22, 2011

All is not lost for Rahul Gandhi. Following a spate of bad news, it appears that good news is finally pouring in for Rahul Gandhi from the most unexpected quarters. After being declared a ‘Youth Icon’ when he was in the 40s and a ‘Style Icon’ when he wears the same set of clothes over and over again, Rahul Gandhi has now officially been declared as a proper icon. Microsoft India today announced that they have decided to replace the default Recycle Bin icon in all versions of Windows with Rahul Gandhi’s image. Not only that, Microsoft has also issued a critical update which replaces all the important icons in your machine with Congress party symbols. (Click on image to enlarge Jai Ram Ramesh’s…

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Now, a Richter scale for measuring Earthquake Jokes

Posted on May 18, 2011

In what could be termed as a ground-breaking development, Scientists have invented a richter-like scale for measuring Earthquake jokes. After considerable research and profound-brain-things, scientists have devised a formula that quantifies the insensitivity of an earthquake joke. Known as the Crichter Scale, this is a complex equation will now be used to rate Earthquake jokes on a uniform scale. Developed by a team of scientists from across the globe, the Crichter Scale is ‘the need of the hour’ believes leading scientist Dr. Prithvi Pati. ‘By plotting the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquake versus time difference between the joke and the earthquake on a double logarithmic graph, we were able to identify a magnitude that is close enough to representing…

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A dead blog and a lonely girl

Posted on May 10, 2011

Last night turned out to be a special night. Last night, There goes a thought reached the 50000 hits milestone. Now in SEO terms, 50000 hits is like Mimoh’s debut(s). But considering that I’ve deleted almost all my older blogs before they hit puberty, 50K hits is a big deal for me. So last night out of sheer boredom, I delved deep into TGAT’s analytics reports, trying to figure out the kind of people who visited TGAT via Google. The results have been very encouraging. 11221: Number of people who arrived to TGAT looking for Nobel Peace Prize and its cousins including: Nobel Piece Prize, Novel Peace Prize, Nobal Peace Prize, Nobel Pease Price and Nobel Prices 895: People who came to TGAT looking…

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O!bummer

Posted on May 3, 2011

Well, Osama’s dead. In a fit of boredom, I read through the transcript of Obama’s speech, the one right after the ‘victory’. I found bits of the speech really interesting. Like the use of the word ‘death’ before ‘capture’. I mean for someone whose only achievements so far have been speeches, this one makes him sound like a ‘Unreal Tournament’ Bot. Like he’s on a killing spree(in case they get Gaddafi too). This makes Laden’s execution sound like US’s first priority. Not capturing him alive. No trial. Just an Ab-Tak-Chappan-ish encounter. Not that capturing Laden alive sounds attractive(remember IC-814?). But still. So, there you have it. Your personal conspiracy story. Among the many others that are floating around- the timing of this, the presidential…

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(Another) Open Letter to Anna

Posted on May 2, 2011

Dear Anna, Like many others before me, I am writing you an Open letter(and guess what, it is 5 in the morning today too). But I have never written an Open letter before, so if this letter isn’t open enough or feels closed in any way, please forgive me for the same. I am writing to you to express my feelings about your agitation and the JLP bill. I wanted to travel to Jantar Mantar and express these feelings in person but by the time I’d have reached Delhi from Chennai, your fast might have ended. And IPL was also around the corner so I didn’t want to take any chances. However I’ve been assured by some twitter friends that a blog is the…

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