RSS “R” Us

What is RSS? RSS is a political party – no, wait. I’m not thinking about that RSS. I am talking about the good RSS here – that is Really Simple Syndication. Or Rich Site Summary. Or RDF Site Summary. Yes, that one acronym have four(that I am aware of. I am sure that there is many more) different full forms. They don’t call it ‘Really Simple’ for nothing.

Change in Status

George W Bush, current president of USA, leader of the free world and the butt of many jokes, have made this statement to explain the present ‘rice crisis’ aka ‘food shortage’… …It also, however, increases demand. So, for example, just as an interesting thought for you, there are 350 million people in India who are […]

Google Earth to Blur Indian Locations

Citing unnamed officials, the Times of India is reporting that Google Earth has agreed to blur and distort Indian locations identified by the government after security concerns were voiced by the country’s president. This includes total blurring of locations like government buildings, as well as the outlines/building plans of key facilities. This came about after […]

ISRO Brings back Satellite from Space

ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization) have successfully recovered a space capsule on January 22, 2007. From Hindu In a pathbreaking event heralding its arrival as a space power with capability to recover an orbiting satellite, India today successfully brought back a spacecraft to earth, giving a new impetus to the proposed manned mission to space in […]

Autorickshaw Race

This is a report of the Wired Magazine – I never knew autorickshaws were that famous… Balakrishnan is the official mechanic of the Indian Autorickshaw Challenge, a contest intended to transform his country’s back-alley drag racing craze into an internationally recognized sport (or, more likely, spectacle). India’s Autorickshaw Challenge

An American Living in India

What it’s like to be an American living in India. Indian’s ask it from one perspective and American’s ask it from another. Rather than my typical rambling, half-thought-through, theme-based article, I’ve decided to write this as a rambling, half-thought-through FAQ about my life in India. Kevin Barnes have been living in India for a while. […]

Blog Ban Lifted

The blog ban has been lifted. Indian ISPs are slowly responding to the DoT’s order that all the sites not in the provided list must be made accessable. By now most of the ISP have allowed access to the blocked sites. The good news is that it was an accident – a stupid accident, by […]