One versus Four

The two giants of touchscreen Android phones companies are pitted against each other with their new offerings. The Goan takes a closer look at the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy 4.

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Life in the Clouds

Finding enough storage space to hold all your data is a challenge. While some invest in hard drives, thumb drives and CDs, a majority today are choosing to rely on a growing trend: cloud storage

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Television on Demand

Television on Demand

What is it about television that we want it to follow us everywhere? After multiple TV sets in our homes, streaming TV ensures that we aren’t without access to idiocy even on the computer

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When charity comes calling

All of us, at one point or another, have been accosted by those selling charity. I am not being uncharitable in the alleged efforts of these people. I may not be the first to pay up, but when I see actual work happening and am convinced that my money is indeed being used for a cause, I will pay. What irks me, though, is when door-to-door salesmen of charity come calling and try to tug …

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Best waste of money?

Best waste of money?

The iPhone 5 is available for sale on Ebay.in. Considering it’s not yet officially launched in India, this has to be a smuggled piece. Nonetheless, at Rs 54,250 for the cheapest option, it seems a tad bit steep to me! I could think of a ton of better uses for this money. Would you spend 54k on a phone?

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What’s wrong with cricket?

I’m an avid cricket fan. But of late, the volume of matches has meant that it’s impossible to keep up with the game. Notably, the increase in T20 games and club games (thanks to IPL and CLT20). Tournaments with multiple teams are of course more exciting to watch because there is always a prize at the end of it. Whereas in bilateral series, the question that crops us is, “What’s the point?” Football is a …

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Like our politicians…

This turtle too passes waste through its mouth! Perhaps a seat in the parliament for it? No? via The Times of India.

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Inspiring CEO & Digital Marketing

Forbes India, in their latest issue, lists the Leadership Awards 2012. Of all the various winners, most inspiring for me was Nitin Paranjape of HUL. Not because he turned around a behemoth in 4 years or because he set it up for the future, but because at 49, he’s willing to learn continually. Not too many CEOs, let alone those commanding an empire of over Rs 1.4 lakh crore (market cap) are willing to have …

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Main bhi writer

Like every blogger worth his/her salt, I too aspire to be a published author. Not the self-published, e-book kinds, but a real, hard-cover or paperback kinds. That people pay to buy and read. And at the thought of which trees (among others) weep. Inspiration has come from many fronts. Such greats that were formerly bloggers are now published authors. They reside in London and globe-trot playing poker and such. Yes, their books have brought joy …

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World T20 and India’s failures

It’s amazing that a country with the most touted professional cricket league fails to make the semi-final three times in a row. As is being widely said now, the problem is with the selection. The captain is doing fine. But with the wrong tools, the best craftsmen can’t work their magic. Yes, the current team is young and no less enthusiastic than the one which won the tournament in 2007. But there are also some …

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