Furious 7 – Garbage 100

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Apr 032015

Me Bad! Me Terribly, Furiously Bad! Here I was smug in the fantasy that the trashiest films in the Milky Way came from my familiar precincts of Tollywood, Bollywood and Kollywood. Boy did I get disabused of my illusions today! All illusions shattered in the Walpurgis Night of Furious 7, amigos! Utter Garbage Imagine my revulsion upon encountering Furious 7 – Ceaseless, relentless fusillade of garbage hitting me square on the face. Cars leaping up from the ground (I swear on Allah) to destroy helicopters in the air. Cars leaping down in reverse from airplanes (I swear on Jesus) to […]

How Much Do You Really Know about PCs?

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Apr 022015
How Much Do You Really Know about PCs?

Who amongst us has not been touched by personal computers! For the baby boomer generation, no other product has had so powerful an impact on their lives. Not even the contraceptive pill that liberated millions of women and men from the burdensome drudgery of parenthood. 😉 From birth to death, the PC now permeates every aspect of our lives. Mac, Windows, or Linux, the flavor of the PC doesn’t matter. If you’re like me, you never ever switch off the PC. For Indians, the PC has been a boon elevating millions into the middle class thanks to the outsoucing boom. […]

Are Chromebooks Overpriced Junk?

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Apr 012015
Are Chromebooks Overpriced Junk?

Try as I might, even a hardcore gadget freak like me finds it impossible to get excited over Chromebooks. Compared to the prospect of using a Chromebook, sitting through a Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Allu Arjun or Ajith Kumar movie would be an unending thrill. Just yesterday, a gaggle of journalists fawned over a new series of Chromebooks (from Hisense, Asus and Haier) and Chromebits (Asus). Now tell me why I should get tumescent over a Chromebook that contains less storage than my 16GB iPhone, 16GB USB drive ($8) or 32GB iPad? An average Chromebook claims 16GB of storage but […]

Height of Irony – Indians ‘Donate’ $100m So Americans Can Learn Coding

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Mar 122015

Life abounds in ironies. Some weirder than others. As anyone who can move a mouse quickly realizes, Indians arrived late to the computer and software party. We owe modern computer hardware, software and the Internet to the pioneering work at American research institutions like Xerox PARC and Bell Labs, the U.S. Defense Department and scores of tech companies including IBM, HP, Microsoft, Apple and Google not to forget the hordes of defunct corporations (Sun, DEC and Tandem, to name a few). Desis Steal Thunder But thanks largely to cheaper labor costs, over the last two decades Indians have stolen the […]

Mera Bharat Mahaan – Jyoti Singh’s Sad Fate

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Mar 052015

We can ban India’s Daughter in India. This is an international conspiracy to defame India. We will see how the film can be stopped abroad too. – Indian Parliamentary Affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu Appropriate legal action will follow. The government will take all necessary measures to ensure that this film doesn’t get telecast further, – BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao We have the best culture. In our culture, there’s no place for woman. – Defense lawyer for Jyoti Singh’s rapists M.L.Sharma at 16.30 minutes in the below video Delhi is a very safe city. Absolutely safe city. Very safe […]

Kingsman – Unsatisfying Despite Colin

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Feb 142015
Kingsman - Unsatisfying Despite Colin

Are we going to stand here all day? Or are we going to fight? – Harry Hart (Colin Firth) in a pub at the beginning & Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in a pub at the end A valiant, heroic effort from Colin Firth can’t stop Kingsman – The Secret Service from turning into the proverbial Apples of Sodom. At least to these ol’ brown eyes! Firth never fails to send my pulse zipping and the British acting legend of King’s Speech and Railway Man fame does so here too in an uncharacteristic role, for him. The other screen-fillers (mainly Samuel Jackson, […]