Buy great PC games at fraction of a price (75%+ discounts!)

Games for humans do not end when they grow up. They only become more sinister and potentially harmful. However, if you are like me, you will probably look back and periodically reflect on the need to spend sometime playing. Although outdoor games are fun, try to tell that to someone who can defeat larger armies, grow and administer cities or …

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Get selfish, live for yourself

We often see people around us who live for someone else. “My son is still studying, I have to support him through his early phases.” “I have to be alive since my wife loves me dearly.” I am not contradicting the love or affection behind these statements, but I am challenging the intent. Self sacrifice for the greater good, or …

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Do not break the chain, and cultivate that elusive good habit

New year season is full of resolutions, but unfortunately there ends the good part. New year resolutions are the butt of jokes for a reason – most people have the good intent but find it hard to put that in practice. At the beginning of the year you give it your best shot – write down the resolutions, draw up …

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Find Good Deals in India: shopclues

ShopClues started in 2011, when things were not particularly looking up. But the influence of ShopClues in the Indian online market place has been deep and broad. Founded in the USA, but headquartered in India, ShopClues has come a long way in the two years it has been operational. ShopClues is the first internet shop providing a managed market place …

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Love change, it is your constant friend

Change is not something that humans like. We like things to be predictable and for them to follow a pattern. The predictability cajoles us into “settling down”, to tone down the excitement, and thereby think that our long term survival is guaranteed in an environment that we have survived so far. The humdrum of existence is largely welcomed, while we …

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50% discount on select books on Flipkart

This season is turning out to be a book-reader’s paradise. First it was amazon.in and Kindle books prompting a few posts earlier on this forum, and during the last week there were fantastic deals on books for young adults. Now it is turn of Flipkart to do more and enhance readers. There are some interesting books being offered at 50% …

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Path breaking technology breakthroughs for 2013

2013 is at an end, and here starts a season of looking back at the year and see what was really exciting and boring in the timeframe. My top three technology breakthroughs for 2013 are outlined here.   1. Neural network is live! Or somewhere near by, and oh, works only for rats at the moment. The scientists who were …

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Enid Blyton’s Famous Five [with discounted buy options]

If you ever visited a library or had parents/friends/relatives who loved books, you would have definitely gotten introduced to “the five”. The Famous Five series of books are a set of 21 books written by Enid Blyton, with the first book written back in the 40s. The initial books became so popular with children/young adults that the initial plan of …

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The more we are like each other, the more we hate each other

Let’s look at some of the nations that do not like each other today: Japan and China Iran and Saudi Arabia Closer home, India and Pakistan We put down many factors for these nations and people to hate each other – ideology, religion, competition for resources, or sheer jealousy. But at the end of the day we cannot get away …

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A stroke of insight

stained glass brain

What really happens to the people who are schizophrenic? What really happens in our brains when we sufferer a stroke? The answers of course are hard under investigation, but the picture drawn by by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor in her all time popular TED talk is more gratifying than the exact scientific answer itself. A stroke of insight is not …

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Amazing discounts on shiny new iron box (India)

As part of GOSF, Amazon is giving some really amazing discounts on iron box! The discounts go up to 50%, but vary for dry and steam appliances. Prices start at Rs.237. So, if you were waiting for the right discount, go ahead check the prices in your neighbourhood stores, select a model and get that shiny new iron box. It …

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Terminator 2 in 60 seconds

I am a big fan of Terminator 2. That may have to do with the fact that it was the very first of its genre in my life, but that’s another story. Today, unfortunately, I cannot go around telling everyone that I am a big fan of T2. That simply shows I am too old, or worse – that I …

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Read Amar Chitra Katha, save up to 90% on popular titles

Who does not remember Amar Chitra Katha? The comics have been satisfying the young and the young at heart for more than 40 years now. Thanks to our frequent trips out of Bangalore, and my frequent visits to the library, Amar Chitra Katha ranks the first of all the Indian comics (and may I say books) in my list. Thanks …

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Avoid getting heated up by your laptop using a portable cooling desk

Laptops should not be taken figuratively by their name. No matter what they tell you, keeping the laptop on your lap is not really a good idea by any means. It is highly uncomfortable, unproductive and inconvenient. There are a couple of solutions for this: 1. Use laptop for shorter duration Laptop gets really heated up only after sometime in …

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2 good activity software for kids

Technology has moved into a number of directions, changing perceptions, beliefs, and archaic processes in the way. Learning is one such activity, which has been made more fun, engaging and something that is welcome rather than boring. With the fast learning kids of today technology has proven to be a real big boost to the learning activities. Here are two …

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