Martial Arts

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One of my resolutions for 2006 is to learn martial arts – at least some of it. Since my Fitness One membership comes with a complementary month of Aerobics, Yoga, and Martial Arts, I decided to kick-start my resolution today. Today’s class was scheduled to begin at 09:00. I walked-in to find one guy lecturing […]

Freedom in education

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The recent proposal by the government to enforce reservation in private educational institutions is utterly nonsensical. Instead of abolishing the existing system of reservation, the government now wants to make it more widespread. The other day I read an article in the Indian Express in which the author had put in the right words, my […]

The new ICICI Bank ad

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If you’ve been listening in on Radio City 91 FM, chances are you would have heard the latest ICICI Bank advertisement. The ad goes something like this (non-verbatim): “Attention all NRIs. Just walk-in to the nearest ICICI bank branch, open an account, and collect your free gift. Gifts as per RBI guidelines.” Just assume for […]

Life of a BMTC Bus: Part #2

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I have written previously about the sufferings experienced by a BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) bus. (Read the original article.) Today’s Indian Express carried an article on the same topic. Excerpts from the article: Protesters’ popular target, BMTC loses Rs. 2,5 crore in 2005 – by Ashwini M Sripad The story of protests in Bangalore […]

2005: In retrospect

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2005, the year in which I made a resolution to keep up all my resolutions! (Venkatesh a.k.a Koratagere, I hope you are reading this.) Approaching 2006, it’s now time to look back in time. So, what exactly were these resolutions and how have I fared in keeping them? Birthdays There’s no better way to make […]

Did you see 08738?

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Yes. That was my identification number at the Bangalore marathon. I participated in the 5 kilometre “Run Bangalore” event and crossed the finish line in about 50 odd minutes – somewhere in the middle of the pack. The route: 3/4 of a lap inside the Kanteerava stadium, out through Gate 3, through Kasturabha road, a […]

Google Analytics

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“Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You’ll be able to focus your marketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors.” I had signed-up for this program sometime back. For some […]