Archive for the “General Interest” category

If we are not our brother’s keeper, at least let us not be his executioner – When Brando Refused an Oscar

by Ritwik on July 19, 2011

Marlon Brando’s speech refusing to accept an Academy award for The Godfather.Unfortunately the essence of his lamentation is as valid today as ever.

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Some Notes on Sophie’s World

by Ritwik on July 13, 2011

Sophie’s World can be recommended to all, even if you aren’t interested in philosophy-the story is rich, the writing engaging-and you’ll learn much along the way.

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Vindhyamalik.com now online

by Ritwik on June 27, 2011

Vindhyamalik.com is the latest website created by me. It’s a photography portfolio – the first one I’ve ever done. I had a really fun time doing this.

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Not only cynical, but the cause of cynicism in others

by Ritwik on October 26, 2009

and there is but one dividing line, just one, and that is between those who go so far and no further, and then there are those who DO go further, who take that final step. the risk takers versus the rest. the passionate versus the herd.

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Vodafone, Iphone and Swine Flu

by Ritwik on August 12, 2009

lack of information from apple + rudeness from vodafone + risk of swine flu = no iphone nirvana.

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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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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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