Art

Shantaram - Book Cover

Shantaram, a Magnificent Novel

"Shantaram" is one of the best novels I have ever read, only that there are many novels I read and I liked a lot and considered of high quality. It is huge, but Vikram Seth's "A Suitable Boy" is huger. They both are so "readable" that you regret every time you put any one of them … [Read More...]

Motion Picture

Amores Perros - Gael García Bernal

Amores Perros

Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. I didn't know till recently that it made part of a trilogy, of whom the other two parts were 21 Grams and Babel. I liked 21 Grams, I liked only the story in Babel (wonderful … [Read More...]

Flash!

Smartphones and Apps

Facebook Drains Your Smartphone Battery

I have recently noticed (yesterday, actually) a "news" article on my Google News, regarding the AVG antivirus software firm which attracted the users attention on accessing Facebook through the mobile browser. Of course, the article was second hand already, the info being taken from Business … [Read More...]

Life

Pi Day! Pi has nine decimals here

Pi Day, Make a Pie!

Yesterday was the PI Day, as every March, 14 day is, every year. But yesterday was special because the year we are in is 2015. The English spoken world spells the year as "15". So, writing the day, today, we have 3.14.15. Coincidentally, 15 are the following decimals after 14, "3.14" being the … [Read More...]

Blogging

Alexa Ranking

The Intricacies of Alexa Ranking

Alexa Rank is a public metric that shows a domain position in a global list of all registered active domains. Small sites subdomains are not considered separately, one sees the proper domain's rank when checking. To not be confused with PR, which is a different sort of ranking (considered very … [Read More...]

Social Media

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Short Guide on Tsu

I'm relatively new on Tsu, and now I'm very sorry I haven't joined earlier. Every day counts. I find Tsu as the most exciting social media site to date. That is because it’s full of young people who don’t give a penny to know how big a shot you are on Google Plus, that being the reason I haven’t … [Read More...]

Travel

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

10 Disappearing Beaches

When seas rise, beaches disappear. And even setting climate change aside, scientists predict a twenty-five–thirty centimeters rise in ocean levels by the end of this century. And for each two and a half centimeters the ocean rises, a beach gets on average one meter narrower. You may add to that … [Read More...]

The Shadows

Herman Van Rompuy and Mark Zuckerberg

About Modern Censorship

Half of my life I lived under a regime of dictatorship. As a kid I didn't feel it that strong, growing up I have discovered it insane. Beside any stupidities concerning the rulers, censorship is what I hated most. When Gorbachev launched his transparency in politics platform, people started to see … [Read More...]