The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand

Came across a nifty toolbar when I was browsing Its called Stumble Upon The base line says “Word of mouth Web” StumbleUpon allows you to “stumble upon” great sites that have been highly recommended by friends and community members with interests similar to your own. It is a very interesting concept and I did […]

“At the end of the day each one of us can endure more that what we had previously imagined”

Woke up at 5am and hacked away at some totally useless code while listening to the birds gradually waking up and trying to recognise who’s who without looking outside. Returned to the bedroom to wake her up at around 7:30… … ummmmh Lunch was fabulous Gobi Parathas made by our excellent cook… … After which […]

Actor Steve McQueen encouraged his karate teacher to pursue a career in acting. The teacher? Chuck Norris.

Was a stand in Forensic Lecturer as a favour to a friend at JNMC during an official inspection This College is about 80kms from my home and has a nice campus – I am very much tempted to pick up a regular once a week teaching assignment for the next academic year. Forensic Medicine is […]

The horned owl is not horned. Two tufts of feathers were mistaken for horns.

Failure is often a stepping stone to success. Mistakes are often stepping stones to utter failure… Readers Digest when I should be working is perfect vehicle for a guilt trip BUT then there *is* no work to be done. May be I take life too seriously. How does one learn to live a purposeless life?

“the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” Samuel P. Huntington Taken from “Where is Raed” link picked up from khorgath If feel so infinitely blessed, all I have to […]

The only thing that could have possibly stopped this war was presence of a bigger bully . The erstwhile USSR did serve a useful purpose. Today there is no one in the world who can talk back to USA the way Khrushchev did at the time of Cuban missile crisis My knowledge of the Cuban […]

An unexpected thunderstorm today morning zapped Aasim’s PC, 3 ports on my main switch and a network card. It also fried the router / repeater at my cable guy, several modems at VSNL are also dead – I am stuck with a really lousy dial up again What does one do for surge protection via […]