Re: The Fifth Pillar of Indian Democracy -
"OK, I should have said "most of" because yes, there are exceptions. But more glaring are the puppets. Our Foreign Minister has been conspicuously absent or in shadows during PM's trips abroad. She barely knew our Foreign Secretary was about to be replaced. Our HRD Minister has to take advice from Jaitley on every issue. Our Environment Ministry quickly and hastily agreed to change norms of environment project clearances based on PMO directives. Cabinet Ministers cannot even appoint their own OSDs (Officers on Special Duty). Etc., etc. It is not a question of whether Ministers are doing well or not. If strings are pulled correctly, the puppets will dance magnificently." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
The Fifth Pillar of Indian Democracy -
Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depression -
Re: “Holy Shit” of Terror: Middle Ages & Renaissance -
"Thank you!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Unbundling of Social Networks -
"Thank you Sumit!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
RT @Techmeme: Top Yahoo shareholders make direct plea to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to explore merger (Reuters)
Needs to change: "Unlike in US, network neutrality has not become the subject of a major public debate in India yet."
"Startup founders would build better consumer experiences if they understood psychology and evolutionary biology."
RT @TheRomit: “India is now the 1st country in Asia and 2nd country outside the US where Uber is rolling out vehicle financing”
Sometimes, it's just time to go home. via @bpmilne #startups #burnout
RT @Palsule: Insincere attempts to appear humble belie the highest egotism.
BuzzFeed avoids clickbait, doesn't title this "Top 10 reasons to avoid clickbait"
"A good front page will inform you without forcing you to click"
Amazon Faces 'Bloodbath' As Tech Giants Square Off In India
RT @SA_Update: Micromax in India Enters Top 10 Global Handset Vendors Ranking in Q3 2014
Glad to see @nixxin raise the issue of Net Neutrality for the Digital India panel at #WEFIndia As expected, no satisfactory answer :(
35% of ISP fees paid in India go to govt for spectrum fees. In 2014, cost of spectrum for ISPs exceeds all other investment #WEFIndia
Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5) -
“Holy Shit” of Terror: Middle Ages & Renaissance -
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior -
A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, #7; Terry McCaleb, #2) -
If you had any doubt what Apple devices mean to kids: this was slipped under my office door yday when I was working:
The Unbundling of Social Networks -
Unbundling Facebook
Re: The fallacy of “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” -
"Thank you, Jyoti!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The fallacy of “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” -
"Thank you! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires -
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