27 November 2008


And imagine my surprise when I switch on the Television at 6.00AM in the morning to see that DoorDarshan is giving out a lecture on Bubble sort, Quick sort and other sorting techniques.

I must say that whatever said and done, it is DoorDarshan that still gives out programs that have some semblance of quality to it.


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08 November 2008

Quantum of Solace - Review

Say James Bond, and the first thing that conjures up in anyone's mind is Guns, Girls, and Glass.

Right from the time Daniel Craig took over as Bond, there seems to be a marked departure from the time tested formula, and Quantum of Solace is no exception.

The movie is quite simple. There is a secret organization that tries to take control of Bolivia's water supply. How Bond stops them is the crux of the story.

Given that Bond did not completely destroy the organization behind this attempt, and the killing of his girl friend is Casino Royale, one wonders that this would lead to another series involving a group of villains, a-la the first three Bond movies.

The action sequences in this movie are top-class, especially the one with the aircraft.

However, all said and done, walking out of the movie hall leaves you wondering whether it was a good idea to give a new formula to James Bond movies. After all, he now becomes yet another hero.

What's superman without his flying powers and a cape ?


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04 November 2008

NGC wildlife pics

A list of NGC's wildlife picture contest winners are up here



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03 November 2008

Adios Anil Bhai

Anil Kumble retires. A never say die bowler, who, as far as I can remember, just did one thing and did it with unfailing accuracy - bowl.


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