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A brilliant (sic) coalesce of Technology (where the emphasis is on Java), Internet, Blogging, Indic-blogging, current-affairs, politics, entertainment industry and topics that concern India.
Java for young developers

Java for young developers

Are you teaching someone Java? Do you know anyone who is taking an introductory training in Java? Do you want your 5 year old kid to start on Java? If yes, then you can help them further by introducing to free interactive IDEs made just for this purpose.
Writing custom XPath rules for PMD

Writing custom XPath rules for PMD

PMD comes with a set of handy rules, which more than often are sufficient for any project. However, in real life projects you also need some custom rules to be created. This article talks about writing custom PMD rules using XPath.
Author Spotlight Wordpress Widget

Author Spotlight WordPress Widget

Author Spotlight is a new Wordpress widget recently created by me and added to the Wordpress plugin repository. The Widget displays the profile of the author width the author website link and author profile photo on the Post (Single) page.
PODvantage

PODvantage

Self publishing is no more vanity publishing and in this age of e-publishing more and more brick and mortar publishers are adapting to the new trend. In this article Debashish Chakrabarty and Ravishankar Shrivastava would take you to the world of self-publishing where they also explore the POD scene in...
An interview with Dr Sugata Mitra

An interview with Dr Sugata Mitra

An interview with award winning scientist & proponent of the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment: Dr Sugata Mitra. He started the experiment at the slums at Kalkaji, Delhi in 1999 & proved that kids could learn computers without formal training and teachers.
Latest entries
Dealing with Languages

Dealing with Languages

Our friends and colleagues from other places often ask us, “How do you Indians manage back there amidst a myriad of languages?” I have always found this difficult to answer, for I was mostly able to manage with my Hindi with some hints of English. You would agree perhaps that whether we have hundreds of...
Overdoing the Anna Hazare thing?

Overdoing the Anna Hazare thing?

It's the parliament that has the "rights" to do it, we cannot allow a herd of people to dictate how laws should be made in this country, though they are free to suggest. Anna's team should have the capability to convince the parliamentarians, they cannot wage a war to get their things done.

The bechara who needs a Cinkara

Caution: This is a piece that I wrote in Nov 2000 for the light-hearted journal of my the then employer. Its full of usual jokes and PJs and probably doesn’t deserve a read, now. So why is it being carried here after 9 long years? Well because Yahoo geocities is shutting its shop and these...

In short, abbreviations

Caution: This is a piece that I wrote in 2001, most of the stuff being ‘inspired’. So why is it being carried here after 9 long years? Well because Yahoo geocities is shutting its shop and these articles had to be saved for eternity Bear with me! Abbreviations (abbs) were invented as essential AIDS to...

Indibloggies flags off its 2008 edition

The 2008 edition of Indibloggies, the Indian Weblog Awards, has been started with the nomination phase. Sadly, the Indibloggies 2007 edition was skipped last year due to some failed happenings and pressures at work. This year Indibloggies again has good support from the Sponsors with Hachette India and WordPress pitching in. A big thanks to...

Podbharti nominated for the TATA NEN Hottest Startups awards

Hey guys! I am so glad to bring this news to you all. Thanks to Pranav of StartupDunia.com our podzine Podbharti has been nominated for the TATA NEN Hottest Startups awards. Organised by National Entrepreneurship Network and TATA Group, in association with Helion, Mint , Seedfund and Wadhwani Foundation, it is India’s only community-chosen awards...