Thursday, December 29, 2011

A very special teacher


On my list, she’s tops!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Spot the difference?

Why do people keep saying that Spotify Radio is just like Pandora? It’s nothing like Pandora. That most people are indifferent to the nuances of music is understandable. But I am appalled at how journalists in a hurry don’t even bother to check the facts before publishing their reviews. The web has given rise to a new crop of scribes who couldn’t care less about factual details.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Changes to my blog

  • Removed the Picasa widget from the sidebar. It was ugly and useless.
  • Replaced the YouTube widget from the bottom of the page with a smaller and neater sidebar widget.
  • Added the G+ widget to the sidebar. My public photo albums are accessible through it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hey, G+ has added my profile introductory text back to where it belongs! I’m happy and won’t obsess over it anymore.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

G+ gangs up with Blogger

I've relented to connecting my blog to Google+. One conspicuous casualty of Google's social networking juggernaut is the introductory text below my profile photo that had stood the test of time ever since my blog came into existence. I was rather proud of what I had written and it required little or no editing in all these years. Since I was not willing to let go of it, I have posted a slighted altered version of the text in my G+ profile.

For nostalgia's sake, I'll reproduce the original text one last time.
As an iconoclast, I'm fervent about promulgating my dissent of discriminating institutions like caste, religion and nationality. Espousal of liberty, fraternity, equality and love is close to my heart too. Thus this diary. This is my voice, my alter ego. It also chronicles as I wander through life's myriad experiences...experiences that endow us with treasured memories that make it a joy to live.
This is also my first blog post being shared on G+.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Asha fasted alongside me in memory of Dad yesterday.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dad’s 7th Death Anniversary

3334269555_744f649136_oDad breathed his last 7 years ago today.
Your memories live on, Dad.
Thanks for everything.

Monday, December 05, 2011

City of Bath, UK

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It was a most exhilarating experience. Bath just took our breath away. Not only was the city strikingly beautiful, it also hosted 2 legendary figures from history whose homes we had the honor of visiting: Jane Austen and William Herschel.

The image above is a panorama. Click for the full-blown view. Clicking on the image below navigates to our Bath album.

Bath, UK

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Willis Conover from Jazz Yatra 1978!

This just blew me away. Thanks, Anonymous, for unearthing this asset!

Friday, December 02, 2011

3 mobile phones ganged up in sync this morning and alarmed me at 7.