Road Accidents

Today, while rushing from Greater Noida to Noida to meet someone in a client company, someone hit my car. It was a small dent in the rear bumper, while negotiating the treacherous circle in Pari Chowk. While I would like to say it wasn't my fault, it actually was: I had no business going that …

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स्वर गान

अ से अनार, आ से आम, अपना तो है पढ़ना काम। छोटी इ से इमली, बड़ी ई से ईख, मुन्ने राजा कुछ तो सीख। छोटा उ से उल्लू, बड़ा ऊ से ऊन, दिन में सूरज, रात में मून। ए से एड़ी, ऐ से ऐनक, ओ से ओखली, औ से औरत। अं से अंगूर, अः से …

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Random Observations: Why do Chinese websites names have numbers in them?

Within China, I find so many websites which are either entirely composed of numbers (like http://www.4008123123.com/ which is a pizza hut franchise in Shanghai), or part of the name is numbers. It was intriguing to me initially, and I was thinking about the reason. One reason is logical (esp the pizza hut example above): this …

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