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Meeting Games

June 20, 2012
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boring

Every corporate job has its problems, and one of the main evils of a corporate job is attending meetings. In fact there’s also this rule, which I call the Pointless Axiom Of Big Meetings which says that “Productive output of meetings declines with the square of the number of people attending it”. That is,...

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The Bhel Puri – BMW Equivalence Theorm

June 13, 2012
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bhelpuribmw2

I’m rapidly approaching a milestone in my life that has been deeply worried. This year, I’ll have spent 3 decades on this planet, and that milestone has made me a bit flummoxed. I had hoped that by this time in my life, I’d own...

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Car Add-Ons That They Need To Invent

June 11, 2012
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conceptcar

Driving around in the city is a highly frustrating experience. People honking all around, people driving like maniacs, college-kids driving side-by-side with their girlfriends on two wheelers, and the old aunty that stubbornly wants to wait 2 minutes after the signal has turned green...

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My (Unusual) Pets and I

June 6, 2012
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My (Unusual) Pets and I

Many people have pets at home, but not us. The Wife generally likes Dogs and even Cats, but they absolutely terrify me. When I was a kid, a stray dog once bit me, and died the next day of rabies. That has left a...

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Dream Jobs

June 4, 2012
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My definition of what a “Dream Job” is has changed over the years, which is quite natural, I guess. But in my case, I was told that my choices of dream jobs were very exotic, and it often made my parents nervous about my...

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The Hobby Dilemma – Part 2

May 31, 2012
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The Hobby Dilemma – Part 2

This is part 2 of a series of articles. Part 1 is here. After a tragic encounter with the principal over the contents of my Super-Villain collection, I was forced to enroll in the weekly art class. As you’ll recall, my school was a hoity-toity...

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The Hobby Dilemma – Part 1

May 29, 2012
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The Hobby Dilemma – Part 1

My childhood was partially ruined because I went to one of those snobbish schools that tried to “develop well-rounded personalities” and “instill leadership qualities” in their students. This was very inconvenient for me, because all I wanted to do was to run around and...

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The Annoying ID card checks

May 28, 2012
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I work in a large office complex, and the security is supposedly very tight here. However, looking at the state of the security guards that stand at the entrance to the office complex, I’m not so sure. One of the annoying things that these...

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Pointless News

May 26, 2012
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Pointless News

In Pointless news this week, I made some splash with Drinivas. He was so impressed with the post, that he “gifted” me a framed picture of one of his pictures. I think it is the same bird that was so impatient with me that...

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Jedi Mind Tricks

May 25, 2012
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I remember the first time I saw the movie Star Wars. I was so impressed with it, that I fashioned light sabers out of rolled up newspapers, colored them in with sketch pens, and pretended to have light sabre fights with other kids. There...

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Aditya’s Advice Column – Global Problems Edition

May 24, 2012
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Q: Out little country, Greece, has had a little bit of a recession lately, and our debt is out of control. Our country is on the brink of default and the Euro is threatening to throw us out. What should we do? – The...

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