It goes to the credit of a brilliant central minister from the south that the country’s North-East is slowly gaining prominence. Even though India has consciously adopted a look-east policy since the time when Narasimha Rao was the PM, little worthwhile in terms of improving the infrastructure has happened on the ground. This is despite […]
Haven’t been to The Big Apple, but here is an account of how India@60 is unfolding there. For the uninitiated, India@60 is high-decibel campaign in New York City organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with active support from India’s Ministry of Tourism. The 4-day Sun-Thurs extravaganza was flagged off yesterday by Foreign Minister […]
On 18th the Guinness Book of World Records presented a certificate to Tomoji Tanabe of Japan for being the oldest man on earth since January this year. He celebrated his 112th birthday on Tuesday. Tomoji heads the list of nearly 30,000 centenarians in Japan, the largest population of theirs in any one country. In the […]
89 tourists were killed last Sunday when a discount carrier crash-landed at Thailand’s Phuket airport amid heavy rains. Here is a series of videos related to the crash including one taken by a survivor, a Swede amateur Christopher Marken, just moments after the plane crashed. Christopher too was injured in the crash. There are reports […]
Just came across this Cambridge, Massachusetts based restaurant on the web. Its virtual location is here. The flesh-n-blood restaurant can seat 32 people, and is open 1130 hrs to 2300 hrs between Tuesdays and Sundays. On Mondays the eatery is open till 1500 hrs in the afternoon. As far as I can find out, Amit […]
The tragedy 6 years back this day still numbs.
For many the term ‘web video’ coincides with their worldview of YouTube, which is now a Google entity. There are of course Google’s own web video, Google Video and also Yahoo Video as well. But YouTube’s soaring popularity has beaten them all. In recent times, many new sites have barged into the web video space […]
This is an excellent video of road traffic in an Indian city. I don’t know which one, but Kolkata’s traffic strongly resembles the chaos shown here.
It takes the breadth away. The collapse of the Interstate 35W (I-35W) over the Mississippi river is so total that it resembles as if there has been an earthquake. The scene of the collapse reminds me of similar destruction caused by the Great Hanshin earthquake or the Kobe earthquake in Japan in January 1995 (see […]
The magic of online voting recently engulfed the collective imagination of over 100 million voters across the world to select what is termed as “The New 7 Wonders Of The World”. In India we have a wonder, the Taj Mahal, and thanks to constant reminders by television channels in the countdown to final announcement and […]