My eight minutes of internet fame

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Watching several hours of NFL football for over a decade finally bore fruit as the roomful of heroes at NFL.COM’s Around the League blog and podcast invited me to participate in their monthly trivia contest titled ‘Win Chris Wesseling’s toaster’. I have been a huge fan of Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling and it was… Read more »

Manu Joseph’s tripe is an Independence Day gift to us all

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On the 66’th anniversary of his nation’s independence, noted Chennai-hater and literary prize winner Manu Joseph decided to use the precious real estate of The New York Times for some doodle-y scribbles about the random thought bubbles that occupied the space above his head. The newspaper of record must be going thru some internal strife… Read more »

2012-13 Income tax change for foreigners in India

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Valerie Wagoner is founder and CEO of Zipdial. Zipdial is a toll-free phone marketing and customer service solution that leverages the fact that most Indians do not pay for incoming phone calls or text messages. It also uses the very Indian concept of a missed call to create new sources of revenue. You can read… Read more »

My 100’th post : Why I write

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“When you sit down to write, there is only one important person in your life. This is someone you will never meet, called a reader”, Former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts editor and literary editor Tim Radford. This is the blog’s 100’th post. I thought this would be a good time to share with… Read more »

Vegetarian food in Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei, Taiwan is an extremely hospitable city. It is a great city to be a tourist in even if you can’t speak a lick of Mandarin. The people are friendly, public transport is omnipresent and there’s plenty of Starbucks to sort out any cultural or lingual doubts. However it is not an easy place to… Read more »