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A million mutinies within

NZ diaries - III

We've been renting for a little more than 5 years since our move over here. My spouse has been insisting on buying a Property ever since we moved here and I was the one who wasn't prepared to invest our savings in a Property as I felt it would be very unc more...

nz  democracy  economy 

Home brewed blog platform

I haven't blogged regularly over the past few years. Recently, I migrated my wordpress blog over to home built ElasticSearch powered blog bundle written for Symfony 2 Framework. I have shared it as a bundle and can be downloaded from the Packagist reposit more...

tech  info 

NZ diaries - II

In continuation to NZ diaries - I, written almost three years ago, I thought of documenting life so far in NZ. In the last four and a quarter years, I have been with three different Organizations¬†as a full-time and in between as a Contractor. So, what is more...

life  nz  ramblings 

India's Daughter

India's Daughter is a documentary by Leslie Udwin about perspectives of defense lawyers and their convicts involved in the 16th December 2012 gang rape of a para-medical student in New Delhi. There is nothing in the documentary to ban it and by banning it more...

democracy  documentary  leslie-udwin 

I'm just saying - 9

How is Saudi Arabia's Wahhabist strand of Islam and its interpretations different from an equally barbaric strand of Islam practiced by ISIS? And why are US and its allies turning a blind eye towards Saudi Arabia while insisting that ISIS should be uproot more...

democracy  just-saying 

Eclairs for change - A valueless society

Recently I was on a very brief visit to Tamil Nadu to attend my brother-in-law's wedding. I am usually prepared for visits to India as I always keep expectations to the bare minimum. Yet there are several things that hit you so hard that it is hard to not more...

democracy  india  tamil-nadu 

Selling stuff

I have had mixed experience selling stuff through paid as well unpaid classifieds. I found success using OLX.in (a free online classifieds site) when I listed my Enfield motorcycle for sale. It sold in a matter of two days going online and in a city of 1. more...

classifieds  olx  the-hindu 

#NaanPerumalMurugan - I am Perumal Murugan

Je suis Ahmed The above is a tweet from a writer in response to the death of a Policeman who died guarding Charlie Hebdo Office perimeter against the vicious attackers. He is a Muslim. If the attack on Charlie Hebdo was disgusting even more so is the atta more...

democracy  perumal-murugan  tamil-nadu 

Aussie Trip

Recently, we (as a family) decided to visit Australia which is across the Tasman ditch from NZ. As Indian Nationals we had to apply for Australian Visitor Visa and since Australian Consulate in Auckland doesn't handle the applications directly, it has to  more...

australia  brisbane  info  melbourne  roadtrip  sydney 

Selfie Junkies

Who is more insensitive? The people that shamelessly took selfies of themselves in front of the Lindt Cafe or the hostage taker? How insensitive have we become? While it was a field day for the mainstream media on speculating how the drama would unfold, i more...

scribble  sydney