This is what Facebook is for!

The social world online, I believe, is divided into three categories: Facebook fanatics (who live half their lives on Facebook,) Facebook users (who know their limits,) and Facebook ignorant (Facebook? What is that?)

I watched The Social Network seven months after it was released (I got my hands on it only in May!) and thought the film was interesting and well-laid. The screenplay was Oscar-worthy but most of the story was made up–except Zuckerberg’s wardrobe which, he said himself, the film had portrayed correctly every single time. But the point in a film is that it has to entertain and The Social Network did its job well.

Who would have expected now, three years after the incidents in the film, that Facebook would become so entertaining to people? Continue reading

Osama dead. What about jihad?

The best place to hide a secret is out in the open.

Not a week after Great Britain stole the limelight with the Royal Wedding, the US has once again come to prominence with the killing of the man who topped their most wanted list, Osama-bin-awadh-bin-mohammed-bin-laden (feel free to skip the names in-between.)

Abbottabad at night: put on the map for all the wrong reasons

Back in 2000, on September 11th, Osama made his most devastating mark ever by launching a series of attacks (that almost succeeded) on the US. But his terrorist group, the Al-Qaeda, had made the same mistake the Japanese made in WWII: they thought they could put down a giant with their attacks, but they only aroused one. Continue reading