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 […]

Cochin Boat Accident – 12 Children Dead, 10 Rescued, Search in progress

A tragic boat accident has happened at Bothathanketu Reservoir in Ernakulam District. The event took place at around 7:00 PM today(Feb 20 2007). A boat carrying 10 year old kids on a school trip capsized with around 56 people on board. 10 children have been rescued. There have been 12 confirmed deaths. The search is […]

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 […]

Motor Strike in Kerala

Today’s strike was a weird one – first they told us there will be strike. Then they decide not to strike. Then they decide they will have one anyway. Unlike the previous strikes that I have reported, in this there were no parallel transport – with the exception of a few state run KSRTC buses. […]

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