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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

Facebook, baba and Christmas bhandara

By now we all know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in India. Speculations were ripe on his planning an Orkut killer product targeted specifically for Indian net users. Gossip website Techgoss had declared a bounty for his pictures and yet it seems nobody really knew why he was here. Valleywag reports that Mark was...

Can Mukesh Ambani control Free Wikipedia?

Recently while adding some information (link to a Hindi Podcast that dwelled on the subject of the first stone pelting student at the “Reliance Fresh” outlet at Ranchi) to the English Wikipedia article Reliance Fresh I came across a user “Ril editor” who would repeatedly delete my entry. The user is apparently a worker of...

Has Google discontinued Adsense on Hindi sites?

Has Google discontinued showing Adsense Ads on pages written in languages other than English? My Hindi blog has been showing PSAs since last day and some of the Ad blocks are showing empty. Few other Hindi bloggers also noted the issue. Strangely, the advertisements still show up fine on a few pages, for example this...

Podbharti releases episode 8

If you like Hindi podcasts then you would be interested to know about the recent release of the 8th Episode of popular Hindi podcast Podbharti. This episode, hosted by yours truly, features: A report on the fight against corruption waged by a senior IAS officer in India and how his wife Jayshree became a whistle-blower....