Opinion on (a conjecture drawn from) Digg’s newsletter editor failing to label a sponsored link and their subsequently advertised lookout for a new editor.
An argumentative photo-essay (following part 1) on photography as an art, as ground zero for critics and how biased perceptions abound in the world of art.
Thoughts on going pro or being an amateur photographer. Why each option is better for two very different kinds of photographers. And can making money ever get along with making passionate photographs that you would love?
Wally Pfister and Christopher Nolan part ways to direct their next films. How will the long-time teammates fare in a competition against each other in 2014?
As Ghost, a focused and beautiful blogging platform, is released publicly, here are a few ways in which it can improve; and why it must try to become more.
Opinion article on the current state of Indian politics: voters, voting systems, elections, how idealistic thoughts gain prominence and what’s the solution.
In 2014, as we go Swiss style, we take a moment to explain to you just what Swiss style is, what minimalism is and then we meet Ghosts and IDL members. Fun!
Thoughts and reflections on buying and (ab)using a Kindle Paperwhite for a week at home and on a long journey; and appraised only as an avid reader could.
Thoughts on my photo book: printing, finishing, expectations, musings and more.
For something as subjective as art, how would you decide the best judge of its excellence?
Hailed as one of the best dSLRs available today, does the Nikon D600 live up to expectations? Absolutely. Here’s why.
A look at where Genesis might be falling short of being the perfect WordPress framework and why Genesis, in its current state, is not for me, or possibly any code-loving, code-digging blogger with a lot of time on hand.
The third sharp, satirical essay from the series “On Man” talks with biting wit about democracy and other forms of governance in society, their working and their futility.
The second essay in the satirical series, “On Man,” by V.H.Belvadi takes a look at formal education, and how it has been working against itself.
The term “Ha ha!” is an overused one in written English, and yet one we cannot live without. While it may seem that the word originates from the sound of human laughter, could there be a more interesting, but obscure, origin to this phrase?
The first essay in the satirical series, “On Man,” by V.H.Belvadi takes a look at the competitive spirit inherent in all men, and how that has shaped mankind to become what it is today — whatever that is.
Explore ‘A Scandal in Belgravia,’ Holmes on the Violin, a new dominatrix Irene Adler, the CIA and Jim Moriarty whose phone rings to a Bee Gee’s tune. And why this strange ensemble makes for a perfect setting for Sherlock in the 21st century.
We take a look at Everyme, a new Android and iPhone social networking app, and what all it has to offer; and how surprisingly similar it is to Path and Google+.
In a market owned jointly by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, Mozilla plans to take centre-stage with their latest innovation, Boot to Gecko: a free-for-all mobile OS promising boundless, integrated, web development possibilities. But will it work?
Having recently deleted my Facebook account, I hardly took time to realise how most of my networking would now take place on Google+ — which is how I preferred it in the first place. And the main reason I chose to switch, is exactly for reasons I have explained before in my four-part series of articles on Google+.…
Twitter is here to stay. Many spoke of how Google+ may be a threat to Twitter–or words to that effect–but my own belief is that Twitter is something along entirely different lines and Google+ has nothing to do with it.…
America seems to have come out with a new (although hardly an innovative) way to censor links it feels violates copyrights–although the fact that they do not have to justify themselves makes one wonder if they will not also ban legitimate links that work against them, as many have begun to see.…
As PCWorld rightly pointed sometime out last year, the comparison of Google+ vs Facebook (which the masses generally draw) is an uneven one. Google+ is a far bigger picture for Google than one might imagine: my own way of putting it, as I have said to many of my acquaintances, is that Google is on its way to becoming a Skynet, although in a good way as things now stand.…
‘Passwords have become obsolete’ was what IBM Speech CTO, David Nahamoo, said–at least effectively–in IBM’s Research News blog. His main point was that our current use of identification and security, our trusty passwords, were a) really insufficient security b) hard to remember.…
Along the lines of Apple’s customary iPhone frenzy which sees people waiting overnight to buy their latest Apple gadget ((They would have reserved it would they not?)), Nike’s latest shoes in its flagship model, Air Jordans, led people to swarm the markets in a mad rush in the US, fighting over their pair.…