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Summary Posts of the past week

October 28, 2007
  • Evolutionary Meme on Blogging A little more than a year ago I had no intention to blog. I used to hear about blogs and blogging from people I knew but I used to think: How do these people find the time for this? In a few months this changed to: It’s great that t.
  • Science vs Humanities People struggle with different kinds of prejudice in society, but there is one which is very deeply entrenched and it shows no sign of letting up…the belief that science is ‘better’ than Arts or Humanities. That people who study science and mathematics are more ‘intelligent’ than those who study languages or design…
  • Matrimonial websites get specialised As online matrimonial matches are arranged matches, it is uncommon for prospective grooms or brides to seek someone of another religion or social class…although there are increasing number of profiles which say ‘caste no bar.’ Talking preferences, why, there are…
  • The global war against plastic Kerala has banned plastic bags from this month. It’s not a blanket ban, as only bags below 30 microns are banned – in hotels, hospitals and all retail stores. Kerala however is not the first state in India to ban plastic bags. Sikkim did it quite some time ago and…
  • Dasara in Pune – a photo essay Last Sunday was Dasara, and I was in Pune. The festival is known as Dasara in Maharashtra, but in the north it is known as Dussera. The 10-day festival has a different meaning in the south, the west, the east and in the north and is celebrated in different ways although fundamentally the festival is a celebration of Good triumphing over Evil…
  • Engineering colleges to be upgraded Matrimonial websites get specialised As online matrimonial matches are arranged matches, it is uncommon for prospective grooms or brides to seek someone of another religion or social class…although there are increasing number of profiles which say ‘caste no bar.’ Talking preferences, …

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