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Atul Chitnis: Losing a friend, virtually

June 3, 2013

  The week began with a bad news. I lost one of my friends – Atul Chitnis – to cancer. He is my friend, but I have never talked to him; or even met him. But I have ‘conversed’ with him. My ‘conversations’ were in Twitter. He was an Apple fanboy. Once we had a […]

TouchDown – Exchange Server sync for Android, iOS

February 7, 2013

Do you want to connect to your office’s Exchange Server through your phone or tablet? Then TouchDown is for you. The app can sync your office calendar, contacts and email in real time. The app is available for Android (phones and tablets), iOS, Kindle Fire and Nook. And one for Windows is in the offing. […]

After Vishwaroopam, Maniratnam’s Kadal faces the heat

February 5, 2013

by R. Dinakaran Emboldened by the Tamil Nadu Government’s caving in before Islamic fundamentalists, Christian fundamental organisations have now called for a ban on Maniratnam’s Kadal. According to reports, several Christian organisations, including the Indian Christian Democratic Party (Christhuva Jananayaga Katchi), have said the film had objectionable scenes referring to Christianity and depicted Christians in […]

Carbon for Android out, at last

February 5, 2013

by R. Dinakaran After a huge delay after the announcement, Carbon, a Twitter client for Android, has finally been launched. The description in the Google Play page for the app says: Carbon experience for Android Smartphones. No Tablet support yet. Simple, Dark, and a dash of elegance for your Twitter day-to-day pleasure. Carbon is a […]

Did Tamil Nadu’s Advocate General go overboard to please Amma?

February 5, 2013

by R. Dinakaran Mr Soli Sorabjee in The New Indian Express ‘There are limits to an advocate’s licence too’, says: “(Another) disquieting feature is the Advocate General Navaneetha Krishnan’s statement in the course of his oral arguments before the court that the “certification process is a scam”. Advocate Sankarasubbu appearing for the groups supporting the […]

Battle with Flipkart and ESET–Day 3 (Flipkart ties itself in knots)

November 6, 2012

  Before reading this, see Battle with Flipkart and ESET and Battle with Flipkart and ESET – Day 2 I got a phone call from Flipkart apologising for the inconvenience, but the executive said Flipkart would not be able to do anything as the offer was from ESET. Flipkart offered two options: 1. I can […]

Battle with Flipkart and ESET (day 2)

November 5, 2012

Even after 24 hours, there has been no progress, with both Flipkart and ESET India deciding to keep quiet on the issue. It is sad that Flipkart is slipping badly on customer service. With sites like and offering stiff competition, Flipkart may have shut shop if it continues to handle customers this way.

Google rolling out spiced up search ‘Knowledge Graph’

August 11, 2012

Google will be rolling out a search that really understands what you are searching for. Users in India will get the richer search experience — called Knowledge Graph — in the next few days. What exactly is Knowledge Graph? If you are searching for ‘Indians’ what do you expect? People in India may expect results […]

Police in Sanal’s house to arrest him

July 5, 2012

4 July 2012 (English) RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN Police in Sanal’s house to arrest him 4 July 2012. This morning, officers of the Delhi Police reached Sanal Edamaruku’s house to arrest him. They came upon directions of a Delhi court to execute an arrest warrant issued by a Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate Court (second highest Criminal […]

Invite for my daughter’s programme

May 3, 2012