Maintain to-do lists without getting overwhelmed

To-do lists help you stay organised in this chaotic world. They can be as simple as scribbles on a piece of paper, or as complex as a well-defined structure in Microsoft Project Plan. With the explosion in technology related to mobility and how you remain connected across devices, to-do lists must also morph to the new reality. This has happened …

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Learn programming faster by using practical problems

Programming is not rocket science. But, like many acquired skills, it does need your constant attention. One cannot learn a program, and apply it out-of-the-hat 5 years later. Even by not considering the advancement in techniques, programming does not stay imprinted long enough on a typical human brain. So, programming needs practice and constant application of solution to problems. And, …

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Get the bigger picture

The last scene of DreamWorks’ 1998 movie Antz is rather interesting. Not because Z wins against a totalitarian society (yes, that is expected) but because of the way our context is taken to a whole new level. After about 60 min of dwelling on the various difficulties and what not in the ant society, the viewer is now made to …

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Feedly – Personalize your internet

I am a big fan of feed aggregators. You not only get to read what is going on the big bad world from all your preferred sources, but you end up reading more, saving a lot more time, and pick and choose articles that you really want to read. This becomes an addiction (a rather good one, I must say) …

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Know your sanskrit, but pray where?

Sanskrit (or samskrutha, as we call it here) is a really old language that more than a few Indians take pride of. Especially from the brahminical traditions, let me add. Sanskrit has rich tradition, literature, and more, and people with the right knowledge (/attitude) have often spoken too well of all that. Of course I am not here to speak …

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[Bangalore] How to Buy Car Batteries for Cheap?

I have had rather good and bad experiences with my car, but more of latter. The number of people who take things for granted and quote exorbitant prices are simply too so many that I doubt whether hyper-local really works in India to provide a cost advantage, greater trust and good quality.Now, back to the core question.. The first step …

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[Bangalore] How and Where to Buy Computers?

When it comes to computers or computer components, there is always a section of people confused about where to research, buy and whom to trust. Although I cannot possible answer all questions and clarify all issues, I can very well specify the approach that I follow. I sincerely believe the approach has lot of advantages and has resulted in saving …

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Are Credit Cards Better than Debit Cards?

Debit cards seem attractive to many a people who are against/afraid of credit. This may be because of many reasons: People don’t like the exorbitant interest rates charged for credit cards Some people plain do not apply for the additional credit card, when the bank accounts provide them with a card Some are afraid of overrunning their spending capacity Others …

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[Bangalore] Save Commute Time (or Start Utilizing It)

Bangalore traffic is not for the light-hearted. It is also not for pedestrians, cyclists, old people, kids, and what may be accepted as ‘normal humans’ elsewhere. Not to forget our animal friends, the roads are no place for dogs, cats, squirrels, cows, crows and such. Photo Courtesy: Jace It is not that the pot holes are out to kill you, …

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Why not to build a personal website?

Why not to build a personal website? Or rather, structure your thoughts on the proposed website first! Website in the context of this article refers to a the blog, or custom content hosting that will enable you to share your interests, opinion, and what not with the world. There are tens of reasons you want to have your own site: …

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