How Global Warming Will Breed More Europeans…
It’s official now. Global Warming is now ‘Global Weirding’. Before you pat me (gently, please!) for coming up with a brilliant phrase, in the interest of journalistic integrity (READ: I will definitely get caught if I lied, so I won’t), I must say that it was the flat-world guy, Thomas Friedman, who coined the phrase,
Cleaning Muck With Mozart
The next time you clean your toilet, do the following before you start: dress down (no, not necessarily WAAAAY down, but that’d be OK too), grab a cleaning sponge, your favorite (!) bottle of toilet cleaner and then….turn on your music system and let Mozart waft out of the speakers. Oh, and then walk to
The Most High Tech Green Buildings
Nice slideshow on Forbes.com. Hats off to Calatrava.
Andy, We Need Sustainable Globalization, Not Guarded One…
While working at Intel for 18 years, I was in awe of Andy Grove, Intel’s legendary leader. Stories of his brilliance, temper, forthrightness etc floated everywhere. I have tasted some of that aggressiveness a couple times myself. So it gives me immense pleasure to confront Andy, standing tall to him… all from a safe distance…
The Magic Soul: An Ode to Entrepreneurs!
I consider my dad (along with my mom) equal to god. Except that I know my dad exists! I revere him not just because he was an ideal dad for us but because he’s an ideal entrepreneur. Born in utter poverty, he worked hard growing up, managed to educate himself, studied engineering on scholarships and
The Funda Behind Fanta
The first time I had heard about the origins of Fanta was from Michael Moore, the controversial, hilarious and hard-hitting bulldozer of documentary film-making. No, I am not famous enough (or infamous, since Michael often hangs out with such types) to hobnob with the likes of Michael Moore. But while watching the eye-opening, feature-length documentary
Copacabana: A Sania Mirza in the Making?
In the recent past, no other Indian Sports Personality has taken the nation on such emotional roller-coaster ride as Sania Mirza. Love her? Hate her? Both? Does she really have ‘it’? Has she lost ‘it’? Is she serious about tennis or will she spring a Kournikova on Indians (sans the nudity and all)? Once upon
A canteen reminds you of college: dirty, dingy, unkempt places where we got great food (at least we used to feel so in those cash-challenged days), friendships, camaraderie, cigarettes, eye-candy and lots of half-baked knowledge about everything in life! The NIN Canteen is very similar but unlike colleges, the institute that hosts this canteen is
Mushroom In, Hair Out to Soak Up the Oil Spill
Apart from the regular sorbent booms that have been deployed for ages (geez, oil has been spilling for decades, aint it so?!?) to soak up oil spills in oceans, there was another idea floating (literally!) in Louisiana: to use booms full of human hair! Before you dismiss it as a hairball of an idea, it
I Love You More Than Salt…
I found this title in one of those low-priced kiddie DVDs, full of crappy stories with such hopelessly pitiful animation that you want to strangle every jerky 2-D animated blob on the screen along with their creators, in the reverse order. Amazingly, the kids still lap it all up with the same high standards of