A fascinating article on the Chinese game of Go! Wikipedia’s even more enlightening article on Go.
I was reading of this great big prehistoric eagle that used to hunt the giant moas on New Zealand – Haast’s eagle, when I was reminded of how fascinated Sriram was when we first read about the lammergeyer. We both have been fascinated by large birds of prey, and it was only natural that I […]
Vidya and I travelled to Pudukottai on 27 and 28 November 2004. This was a really unexpected trip, and came up when Kandha told us he was driving down to Karaikudi and asked us if we would like to accompany him…
Some of these pictures, which have been given awards by the Indian Express, seem to be in bad taste. Others are just bad pictures. A couple are good, but overall the quality of pictures, in terms of photography, art or news, seems be very low. Or am I a Philistine who cannot see the merits […]
The Times of India carried a report in which a man denied that he had named his daughter Tsunami. However, there is a Tsunami Roy, born, literally, in the tsunami. Full story here. A few days back, I saw a boy wearing a t-shirt which said “I am NOT a dude with a cool attitude.” […]
It snowed in the UAE – I laughed when Kingsly told me but its true. More here and here. The NY Times had an interesting article on what happened in the blogosphere subsequent to the tsunami. Everyone all over the place, regardless of race religion or social status, has added one more word to their […]