The Rupee has fallen significantly this year, and with Friday’s Current Account Deficit data release – it tumbled to a new low of 72.63 to a dollar today. There are reports of the government thinking about issuing NRI bonds to… Read moreWhat are NRI Bonds?
I really liked this explanation of death and life force by a Zen Master. On the topic of death, this news is old, but I really liked Jimmy Kemmel talking about Cecil the Lion. Quite saddening to read about lion farms… Read moreWeekend Links: 7 August 2015
I had written about obtaining PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) about a month ago, and as a follow up to that post today I’m writing about a situation where you get a message that tells you the following: Police verification not clear,… Read morePCC: What to do when police verification is not clear?
I’ve recently finished reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick, and it is quite a good science fiction novel. If you have ever seen Battlestar Gallactica then this book will remind you of that show a… Read moreBook Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Greek crisis has subdued a little, and I think I’ve not seen anything more ludicrous recently. The Greek government seemed to have ruined their case terribly, and this article does a good job in providing a brief summary of how… Read moreWeekend Links: July 24 2015
A few days ago OneMint was attacked, and embarrassingly enough someone or some machine had simply guessed my password. I now know that this wouldn’t be too hard as it would have taken a desktop PC just 3 days to… Read moreA practical way of generating strong and unique passwords
Images of Pluto’s surface were all the rage this week, and I must have gone through several links, and still wanted to see more. Perhaps, what was more surprising about this was the cost of the expedition, at less than the… Read moreWeekend Links: 17th July 2015
I recently finished reading A Bed of Red Flowers : In Search of My Afghanistan, and I was deeply moved by this book. This book is written by Nelofer Pazira who lived for ten years under the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan, escaped to… Read moreBook Review – A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan
One of the most interesting things I came across this week was Google’s Deep Dream program. Basically, this is Google’s Image recognition program which they have flipped on its head to now create images. The results are a little freaky right now,… Read moreWeekend Links: July 10 2015
I had to apply for a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) recently, and I was surprised at the lack of information about this online even though this is a very important thing without which you can’t get a passport, and some… Read moreHow to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate for a Passport or Visa?