MiG-21 Aircraft

Flying Coffins

Yet another MiG-21 Fighter aircraft crashed in Punjab. Luckily the pilot escaped unhurt. We have seen a spate of such crashes before. In fact, more than 150 Indian fighter planes have crashed in the past 10 years. Each aircraft costs about Rs 100 crore, the cost of the training of pilots is about Rs 23-45 […]

List of DSNs

Does anybody know a way to display a list of available DSNs using Java code? Is using JNI the only way out?

E-governance, where and for whom?

This piece originally appeared in my column ‘Reality Bytes’ in issue dated 14th Oct, 2002 of the Free Press Journal, an English daily published from Indore, India. In a recent seminar on “IT and communication challenges and opportunities in Madhya Pradesh” speakers, many of whom where amongst the who’s who of Indore’s IT fraternity, were […]

The truth is out nowhere!

The word camouflage first registered in my mind while I was at school. We were introduced to it in our biology classes as the art of concealment. A chameleon, for instance, changes colour to blend in with its environment. A white polar bear is hard to see on ice, as is a striped zebra in […]

My Japanese Name

Zulfikar pointed me to a link where you can find one's corresponding Japanese Name. Mine came as Debashishichikurabaruchi. Quite a tongue-twister!

The Network of metaphors

This piece originally appeared in my column ‘Reality Bytes’ in issue dated 12th Aug, 2002 of the Free Press Journal, an English daily published from Indore, India. Some text has been borrowed from a Research Paper on the subject by Lee Ratzen. The World Wide Web is indeed too deep to be explored in its […]