After moving to Bangalore, it turns out that I would need to get one or more UPS’s for the machines at home. The place we will be moving to in a few weeks does have power backup, but if/when there is a power cut it takes a few minutes for the generators to kick in and is not instantaneous as I was thinking. I have never bought a UPS until now and don’t have any experience with it - what are the things that I need to consider?...
Awesome photos of Colourful India.
Today India celebrates its 60th independence from the British Raj - Happy Birthday! So 5 more years to retirement? . Over the last 6 decades has had quite a ride. There has been a lot of talk about it lately here in the local media in UK along with many celebrations in London (mostly to woo Indian business, Bollywood, etc). The BBC showed a very interesting documentary called “ Partition: The Day India Burned ” on the partition of India from the British colonial days in two states - India and Pakistan....
Don’t get me wrong - I love Italy - the country (whatever little I have seen), the food, the language, the people but all this is also true for India
If you are like me, and your Hindi is crap, what better way to learn it by reading the news via Google News Hindi ?
While this story is a few months old, I just came across it. Seems like China has accurate reproductions of the disputed Indo/China border down to scale - including accurate geographical features. Take a look below - the image on top is from China’s reproduction and while on the bottom is on Google earth. <p> <img src="images/image02.png" alt=""/> </p>
Interesting story by the NYTimes on how American graduates are joining Indian companies and going to India for initial training before going back to their offices. They also talk a little about their experiences in a developing country and how some of the most basic things are different.
BBC has this very inspiring story about how a few people give Indians from the poorest rung of society a chance to get into IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). Those of you are familiar with IIT, know how huge an achievement this is. Those who are not familiar with IIT - they are looked at IIT = MIT + Harvard + Princeton to give you an idea....
Thanks to Rohit for sending me this - I have been just too busy (as you can probably tell), to even blog about this. There is an awesome letter to the Pakistani people (from Indian bloggers) , which is worth a read! If you have not been involved or know some of the Indian culture, you might not get the full context, but still worth a shot. :)
Although I keep to my geeky side of things, every now and then I do come across a political story that I find intriguing for various reasons which I post here. This is one of them, reported by BBC about Nixon’s dislike of ‘witch’ Indira as he called Indira Gandhi , India’s Prime Minister from 1966 - 77 and then 1980 - 84.