Technology

Android Software and its version history

Android software’s history doesn’t mean I’m going to write here a long and boring story about its history like in the school text books. My intention rather is to show you how different versions of it were named after popular deserts (sweet dishes).   Today android is the most popular software running on most of the smartphones.   You’ll also notice…

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World

Nice video about India

I’m sure you remember the dialogues of Mr Akshay Kumar in above scene in the Bollywood movie “Namaste London”. The facial expressions of the Englishman was worth watching. Now see another video below on the same topic; it asks people of other countries to see the positives of India too and not just be judgmental about the negatives.  However, they…

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Life & Society, Online Shopping

Diminishing edge of online shopping

Online shopping is probably losing its edge. In past few months you might have noticed the diminishing edge of the online shopping sites. I mean the rate at which discounts and offers normally churn out. Now a days even if they make big announcements and display flashy ads, the actual discounts are really not much to talk about.   As…

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Music

Some of the faster songs of Jagjit Singh Ji

Well, not everyone enjoys most of Jagjit Ji’s songs, some people blindly tag all his songs as ‘Ghazals’ which they assume are very slow paced and based on ragas. But no, Jagjit Ji has gifted the world many gems and many of them are ‘geets’ and not ‘Ghazals’. He has given many lighter songs which anyone can enjoy.   In…

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Automobiles

Cult bikes of past days coming back to India

This post should be particularly interesting for people born in the early 70s or before. Between 1970 and 2000 there were very few but exciting bikes being produced in India. Having a bike then was considered a luxury and and those who were youngsters had thoroughly enjoyed those bikes. There are news in the internet about some of those bikes…

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Music

Some of my favorite songs – with videos – List01

1. The first song in this list is originally from the film “Anand” and sung by Late Mukesh ji. But this version is a re-creation of the song from the album “Close to my Heart” by the legend “Jagjit Singh”. When I listen to this, I don’t just listen it once, loop it on the player for a number of…

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Life & Society

What kind of children we’re creating

I don’t know who has written this message as it was shared by a friend. But it is true to the letter, hence sharing here: What kind of children are we creating??? A few weeks ago, I had attended a birthday party of my daughter’s friend. There they played a game, the age old ‘Passing the parcel’, however, what was…

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