Monthly Archives: August 2009

How much of the work hour brag is true?

Reader’s Blog: I once heard someone claim to have worked 125 hours in a single week. Immediately my finger was on the calculator: 125 divided by seven days – roughly 18 hours a day for an entire week. Include getting … Continue reading

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Subway… What’s that?

The BBMP’s latest obsession is to build underground subways for busy streets so that people can cross the roads without having to wait for the signal or without the fear of being knocked down by some speeding vehicle. But who … Continue reading

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Swiss master calls the tune

Readers blog: If the outfit that Roger Federer was wearing nice, what about the “I am-aggressive-today” attitude that he was wearing? It was needed and he wore it on two good occasions-once against Andy Murray in the semi-finals and again … Continue reading

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In the name of God!

Festivals are of prime importance to us Indians, even if it means splurging every month. All we need perhaps is an excuse- doesn’t matter in which God’s name we celebrate.  But the universal favourite must be Ganesha, without doubt. Ask … Continue reading

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Marketplace makes Malleshwaram hum

Malleshwaram is one of those areas in Bengaluru which has still not lost its authentic South Indian touch. The market place is what makes this area click. It is always a pleasure to shop here. All you have to do … Continue reading

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Rafa roars on his way back

Readers Blog:  Rafa screams and roars as he makes it to the last four. Rafael Nadal, when he made his re-appearance in Montreal early this month, he had lost his number one spot to the mighty Federer. It certainly was … Continue reading

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Present day Politicians

Readers Blog: The current crop of politicians in India are interested in the acquisition of power and retaining it, for two reasons. One to amass more personal wealth and second, to guard it. If they lose power they are likely … Continue reading

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My driver was drunkard!

Have you been seeing a red car at the traffic signals in Bangalore? Yes…the one that is packed down and stands in shame after which it announces that the car’s driver was a drunkard. After some reckless driver banged it … Continue reading

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Of cinema and Indian Independence

Cashing in on the patriotic fervour of country’s citizenry has always been filmdom’s handy tool at box office. Much water may have flown since the dawn of Indian Independence but the magical charm of making a movie with independence as … Continue reading

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The glow of freedom

When we were in school, Independence Day was a much-awaited event. Though the celebration would last four to five hours, the preparations would take at least a couple of weeks. We had to think of different themes and fine-tune them, … Continue reading

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