Should Kasab be hanged?

by Ritwik on July 28, 2009

Should Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone captured perpetrator of the mumbai terrorist attacks, be hanged for his crimes? Legally he deserves the death sentence, but ideologically it might be better for india to imprison him for life. His death would give his handlers the opportunity to construct a cult of martyrdom around him.

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Axixa: a technology we need to import ASAP

by Ritwik on July 28, 2009

With the axixa urinal concept, Mexican designer Miguel Melgarejo has hit upon what seems be a jackpot idea which would revolutionize urban living, or at the very least, clean up some walls.

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Is The Matrix coming true?

by Ritwik on July 26, 2009

Impressed and alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, a group of computer scientists is debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting with customers on the phone.

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Theatre of the absurd: outcomes of the Lyngdoh Committee Report

by Ritwik on July 22, 2009

The following is a riveting drama possible only in the contradiction that is India.
*a nod to history: all characters & situations in the following work are purely imaginary. Any resemblence to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
The players:
The Long Arm of The Law: it is omniscient. It extends everywhere, in every domain, in every direction.
JM Lyngdoh and minions – tasked by The Long Arm of The Law to rewrite the rules of student union elections.

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Recent comments on this blog

by Ritwik on July 21, 2009

Some interesting recent comments on this blog: Naval Das comments on Why statues won’t help Mayawati: Ritwik and Shivam, you don’t truly understand this matter: you shouldnt be talking about this. Mayawatiji is truly the heroine of the hindus of (…)

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This is what packaging should be all about

by Ritwik on July 21, 2009

Help Remedy new medicine packaging is is one of the best examples of product design. From the naming to the witty copy and simple, clean design, it doesn’t get better than this.

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Thank God this doesn’t happen in India

by Ritwik on July 19, 2009

ISA issues licenses to anybody working with kids. This is outrageous. sucks because it makes the system extremely unforgiving. Commit one offence, government can bar you from working in a school, or in a day care centre, or as a school bus driver, even as a traffic warden.

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Why statues won’t help Mayawati

by Ritwik on July 17, 2009

The reporting of the latest statue building exercise hasn’t touched upon the topic of electoral gain: will this statue building spree benefit Mayawati electorally?

Since I am not a journalist,I will go ahead and do what most Indians are very happy doing in their drawing rooms/paan shops/offices/playgrounds etc etc – predict the fate of politicians and political parties.

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A world of sheep

by Ritwik on July 16, 2009

courtesy: xkcd, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language.

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Common sense just died

by Ritwik on July 13, 2009

Rock band Deep Purple has been fined for playing “unlicensed” music during a performance in Russia. According to rules, all performers have to obtain a license from Russian Authors Society, an NGO that represents  the rights of foreign performers in (…)

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Equal Rights are not a zero sum game: Response to Swapan Dasgupta

by Ritwik on July 8, 2009

Appliepiecrust has written a strong rejoinder to Swapan Dasgupta’s diatribe against gay rights. You can read it here Excerpts: Mr. Dasgupta is concerned about “in-your-face-gayness” and militant gay activism, and believes all gay activism to be defined by this “perverseness.” (…)

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Great Danes

by Ritwik on July 8, 2009

A poem critical of colonialism and of those who overlook the role it has in the present poverty of so-called third world countries like India. Comparative analysis of Denmark and India.

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