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.…
Or, how I bought a great camera and how you can too!
There are way too many p&s cameras out there in the market and almost everybody seems to portray their products as more worthy a buy than another. But how much can we bend before we break?…
CNBC’s blog, flopping out, gave me the ‘think before you tweet.’ Given that Twitter is fast becoming the ultimate source of information exchange online, it is not surprising if you find yourself one day following President Obama or Gaddafi or the guy in the corner of your street… or even me!…
The seven finest galaxies visible to amateur astronomers
[Click on a picture to scroll through in high resolution.]
To commemorate my short tryst with the study of our Universe, I decided to compile a set of seven of the best photographs available, each describing one of seven phenomenon/bodies that have eluded physicists or struck them as remarkable.
In order, we have,
- Neutrinos (Super-K Neutrino Observatory)
- Black Holes (‘Black Holes ain’t so black!’ courtesy Hawking, Stephen, A Brief History of Time)
- Supernovae (Eye Supernova)
- Saturn’s Rings
- Nebulae (Horse Head Nebula)
It was hard to come up with the fifth reason, but the first four being rather spontaneous give me sufficient reason to justify my cause! (And you cannot change my mind!)
- You don’t make mistakes while driving. While it is true that mistakes teach you, it is an impractical belief insofar as certain things like driving or flying a plane are concerned.
I am a great fan of literary works of various genres: novels, novellas, plays, short stories, screenplays and poems (though I do not fancy poems as much as the other five.)
And we have often seen people giving us definitive lists of the five or ten (or even one-hundred, as we have seen from the American Film Institute,) films to watch before you die; but, inspired from these—and deciding to put my long time habit of reading screenplays of movies I have watched, or am going to watch, into practice—I decided to come up with my own list of screenplays for you to read as soon as you can lay your hands on one.…