Socrates and Gossip

I just got it from Nandi, my brother-in-law about the dynamics of gossips and a story about Socrates!In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test.It's called the Triple Filter Test.""Triple filter?""That's … [Read more...]

Four guys, a Manager and the Pie

There were four guys living in a house in four different rooms: A, B, C, and D. There was one manager of the house, called X. He was basically responsible for keeping everything in order and had the mandate of managing the activities of the house.These five guys - A, B, C, D, and the Manager X - were peculiar in their diet - they could only eat Apple Pies.. nothing else!! After all, they lived in Pie-pura - where everyone could only eat Pie!However, the situation was such that of the four only C … [Read more...]

Controversy on Hinduism in California Text Books

There is a controversy on the issue of controversy of changes to California sixth graders books with respect to Hinduism. There are many blogs which are commenting on it so I thought I might as well take it up too! There are two that I have read and commented on - Amardeep Singh and Intentblog.But I will weigh in this controversy with a view to show the behavior of the various 'actors" in the entire drama - specially with respect to the Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT)Aryan Invasion Theory was put … [Read more...]

Globalization: Boon or Curse?

World has become indeed small! A kid in a village in Andhra Pradesh, India and that born in New York are tomorrow's potential competitors for a job or partners in a company that may bring out the next big thing in technology after Google! The point is that the new economics and the world shifts in business and education has created constituencies that can cooperate and compete in ways that were unthinkable just a decade ago!Is Globalization New?Globalization or the movement and interlinkages … [Read more...]

Cingular Wireless Patents Emoticons!

On the heels of the recent RIMM/Blackberry fiasco going on.. here is another patent infringment waiting to happen!!The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also managed to patent the delivery of text based emoticon - so presumably sending :) via an SMS - if selected via a dedicated or softkey, would be a breach of … [Read more...]

Words Rearranged

This are some letters rearrangements that make interesting reading! Enjoy!DORMITORYWhen you rearrange the letters:DIRTY ROOMPRESBYTERIANWhen you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYERASTRONOMERWhen you rearrange the letters:MOON STARERDESPERATIONWhen you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS ITTHE EYESWhen you rearrange the letters:THEY SEEGEORGE BUSHWhen you rearrange the letters:HE BUGS GORETHE MORSE CODEWhen you rearrange the letters:HERE COME DOTSSLOT MACHINESWhen you rearrange the letters:CASH … [Read more...]

What is right

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. … [Read more...]

India will be third largest economy

This is yet another story on how the Indian economy will grow and come to take some place within the world!India will surpass Japan as the world's third largest economy in 2006 as measured in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), according to a forecast by a US professional services firm.India's economy, measured in PPP terms, will eclipse the $4 trillion mark in 2006, making it equal to or greater than Japans.Only the United States and China will possess larger economies, according to Keystone India's … [Read more...]