I am a CSK fan and I think their home games this year are a sham

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Chennai is my home town. Virtually everything I learned about cricket as a kid in the 80’s was from being around knowledgeable Chennaites. I have an almost familial attachment to the city and the sport. In the Indian Premier League (IPL) I hence root for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While the ties between the… Read more »

Update on Immigration reform 2013 and impact on Indians on F-1 & H-1B: A perceived divide gets bigger

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This is the third part in a series of posts about immigration reform 2013 happening in the US and its impact on Indians on F-1 and H-1B visas. The earlier two posts are here and here. The goal of this post is to clarify the implications of the latest developments in Washington D.C while also… Read more »

The Establishment vs. Online courses

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I was perplexed by the conclusions Gregory Ferenstein drew in this Techcrunch piece about how 72% of professors who teach online courses don’t think students deserve credit for those courses. Gregory says that this shows what an uphill fight online courses will have in establishing and gaining credibility. I couldn’t disagree more. Active professors independent… Read more »

Immigration reform 2013, green cards and Indians in technology – March edition

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P.S: I have written more recently on this topic with newer information here. Six weeks ago I wrote about the promising state of comprehensive immigration reform in the US Congress. I wrote about how I expect the green card thru employment process to become significantly easier and a touch more expensive for Indians who have… Read more »

A letter to Greg Jennings

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Dear Greg, It’s not you. It’s not me either. I wanted you back but not so badly that it would affect the Packers’ ability to re-sign Rodgers, Matthews, Raji and Cobb. You wanted to play for the Vikings not because you disliked the Packers or had any Favre-ian grudge. You just wanted to play for… Read more »

Kai Po Che – Finally a worthy cricket movie

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A few days back, prolific tweeter and hard-core cricket fan Mahek Vyas tweeted about the shocking paucity of cricket movies in Hindi considering how big and wide cricket’s influence is. Outside of Lagaan, there has not been a well-made and memorable Hindi movie where cricket played a central role. It was a thought that resonated… Read more »

IPL6 – GMR using Delhi Daredevils as a pawn in corporate game?

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The IPL confirmed recently that the Delhi Daredevils (DD) would play two of their eight home games in Raipur. Franchises do play a game or two away from the home stadium in their home city. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have played and will play games at Dharamshala while the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play… Read more »