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06 May, 2009

The Khan Academy

This Salman Khan deserves to be called a hero. Terrific educational videos. (Via Prashant.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 1:29 AM

03 May, 2009

Sow No Panic

Elisabeth Rosenthal has some good Swine-Flu advice. (Via Griff.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 3:53 AM

26 April, 2009

The Postman Joins Gatsby

Check out Norman Mailer’s ten favourite American novels.

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment at 9:19 PM

22 April, 2009

Chop Chop Square

Adam St. Patrick goes to a routine beheading. (Via Arun.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 2:33 AM

08 April, 2009

Attach bacon to your hard-drive

And other ways to use BACON to make your life incredible and amazing

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 2:04 AM

01 April, 2009

Mutton Glutton

NYT Article: How I Learned to Love Goat Meat

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 11:30 PM

19 March, 2009

John Waters’ home and..

.. his collection of “vintage knick-knacks, fab furnishings, collectible art, one-of-a-kind porn, and plastic food” and LOTS of books!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Blogs | The good life at 1:48 AM

18 March, 2009

Writers who never “shed their leaves”

Dick Cavett talks to Cheever & Updike - Oct 14, 1981. (Earlier post.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 11:39 AM

‘A Nuclear-Armed Afghanistan’

That’s what Pakistan can become, warns Patrick French. (Via Nikhil Mehra.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 12:06 AM

04 March, 2009

Bibliomania

Orhan Pamuk on his “Turkish Library” and “buying books, as if to take revenge on the life I was fleeing.”

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 3:28 AM

27 February, 2009

13 Unexpected Consequences…

... of the financial crisis, according to Dan Drezner. (HT: Priyanka.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 2:36 PM

17 February, 2009

“In loyalty of heart and my desire to please you.”

And 4 others, after I behead you?- Love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 5:29 AM

16 February, 2009

Hamlet, the Facebook edition

“The king poked the queen. The queen poked the king back. Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.” (HT: Gautam John)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 7:49 PM

12 February, 2009

Twitter Of The Shrew

Shakespeare’s on Twitter now. Oof. (HT: Sanjeev.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment at 6:52 PM

02 February, 2009

The Cupertino effect

“I apologize for any incontinence” and other spell-checking horrors!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 12:43 AM

zyzzyva, sussurous, chiaroscuro, etc.

The 100 most beautiful words in the English language.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 12:38 AM

01 February, 2009

Come Hungry

A gastronomic walking excursion in NYC with writer Calvin Trillin.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 8:05 PM

A Conversation..

..about the craft of fiction and the art of writing (Oct 2008). RIP, Updike.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 7:56 PM

31 January, 2009

‘Clasping And Unclasping’

Ian McEwan delivers a lovely tribute to John Updike.

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment at 1:09 PM

23 January, 2009

‘Shall We Go Out For A Drink?’

Heh. (HT: Chandni.)

Update: Here’s more. (HT: Abhisek.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 1:42 PM

21 January, 2009

For Some Vicarious Retail Therapy…

... check out the world’s largest malls.

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 7:52 PM

07 January, 2009

The Tyranny Of The Short Term

Michael Lewis and David Einhorn lucidly explain how the financial crisis happened—and what to do about it. (Via Mohit.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Business | Economics at 11:44 AM

29 December, 2008

Celebrating Bling

Or rather, celebrity bling.

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 1:20 AM

15 December, 2008

Pragmatism And Ideology

Tobin Harshaw links to some thought-provoking pieces here.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 5:49 PM

12 December, 2008

The Worst Puns Ever

Ramesh Srivats continues to delight.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 8:02 AM

Nuclear Proliferation

The NY Times lays out the history of the spread of nuclear technology. (Via Neel.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 7:31 AM

01 December, 2008

Garden and Cosmos

The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 2:21 AM

25 November, 2008

Guess that mimed album cover

Play the game; Beware: Man in leotard posing! - via Mefi.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment at 2:11 AM

Labels from 78 rpm records ...

...over the decades - via Mefi.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The visual arts at 2:07 AM

24 November, 2008

Gastronomic desires

Enjoy the best Tx BBQ in the world and wash it down with extreme beer

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:04 AM

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