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Paying attention

I’m positive that more people would pay attention to in-flight safety instructions if more instructors dressed up in only body paint. Can’t wait to fly Air New Zealand now. Whenever that happens!

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Please confirm date of death

Please confirm date of death

Facebook definitely does some daft stuff. Actually, it’s not so much Facebook’s fault as the app developers. Who in God’s name is going to confirm this: If you are really my friend, you will confirm this after I’m gone. Now there’s two good wishes in that!

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So much for advertising

So much for advertising

It can’t be difficult to ensure that your ad and the place where the ad connects say the same thing. Check this out: Facebook ad vs. Linked Page And then there’s the link to which this ad goes (lest the content on the page be changed, here’s a screenshot): I already have a friend who’s confused about when Father’s Day is. And this isn’t helping! So one question: Did you spot the difference?

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Personal versus private

I know what that headline sounds like. But I don’t mean to get snobbish. However, after reading Rajesh’s post about the need to divide personal and private presences online, I couldn’t agree more. Of course, I am not implying that I have as visible a public persona as Rajesh’s. I am mainly referring to the reasons behind doing something like this. Friend requests on Facebook, LinkedIn, Orkut (which I visit about once a month now) …

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Slumdog Millionaire — mandatory post!

Slumdog Millionaire — mandatory post!

So everyone, their uncle and his dog have had something to say about Slumdog Millionaire (SM). And not without reason. It is by far the most globally acclaimed Indian-subject film in a long time. And I say Indian subject since contrary to others’ views, I do not believe that SM is an Indian film at all. However, I do believe that with the amount of Indians involved, it is not unusual to feel the excessive …

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Book review: True Dummy

Book review: True Dummy

Indian authors excite me. After years of searching for good Indian authors whose writing one could relate to, it has been a great ride for the last few years to find young authors with new stories to tell. So everytime I pick up a book, I try to find the early work of an author. It’s usually not jaded or typecast by himself/herself. So when the opportunity arose to read Ashish Jaiswal’s debut novel “True …

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Main tera gaal kha jaoongi!

Can’t think of any other caption! Thanks, DNA! (Btw, the right-click-disabler isn’t all that good!) Also see the Ghost who Walks in this picture.

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Picasa: My online photo storage solution

¬†Right. So after much looking around, I have settled on my choice for the online photo repository for my photos.¬† It was a close battle between Flickr and Picasa with of course the option of hosting all the work here itself. But the hosting would have been too costly. And Flickr is getting a little too snobbish (only 3 sets still?). So Picasa it is. And the clincher was the recently launched Picasa for Mac …

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They asked…

ITExaminer.com covered the trends in 2008 in the online world. And they asked yours truly. How nice of them!

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Life of a bullet

Perhaps the best opening sequence to a movie I’ve ever seen. Simply stunning. And the song’s not too bad either, is it? For more, check this out.

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