The Helping Angel
Good Samaritans

The Helping Angel

“After I retired, I decided to give something back to the nation that took care of me” “Newspapers in Germany call me the most successful beggar.”   Born on January 01 1934, in Taiping Malaysia, Mr, Shivadas S. Pattanath, always wanted to be a “helping angel”. The 80 year old, …

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The Great Wall Of Indian Cricket
Sports

The Great Wall Of Indian Cricket

“My wife and I have built a new home with a lovely garden which houses lovely bamboo trees. I got reading on the Chinese bamboo and learned that the tree takes 5 years, 3 months to grow to its whole height of 80 feet. Yet, for the first 5 years, …

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The Web that we're all caught in !
Tech Talk

The Web that we’re all caught in !

One crazy man, on the 12th of March of 1989, (25 years back) came up with one crazy, world changing idea. He wanted to make computers across the globe, talk. He wanted them to get to know each other, interact and communicate in a universal language. Thus, the World Wide …

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A Journey through Inferno
Book Reviews

A Journey through Inferno

Being a Dan Brown worshipper that I am, I placed an order for his book “Inferno” right on the day of release, that is on the 14th of May, 2013. I couldn’t wait for the book to reach my abode; all I did during my waiting period was thinking how awesome …

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WhatsApp - The New Facebook
Start-ups & Entrepreneurship

WhatsApp – The New Facebook

Two men, discussing over tea on the inception of a mobile application that would bring the world together, and keep people across nations connected, marked the birth of WhatsApp. Jan Koum was born Jewish on February 24, 1976.He grew up in Ukraine and moved to California at the age of …

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The Legendary Mangalore Bonda a.k.a Goli Baje
Whats Cooking

The Legendary Mangalore Bonda a.k.a Goli Baje

If you have ever paid a visit to Mangalore, you will remember the waiter at every restaurant that you have been to, saying “Sir/Madam, you must try the hot-hot Mangalore Bondas available! They are the day’s special. “   As much as Mangalore is known for its temples and lush …

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Bon Appetit !
Career Corner

Bon Appetit !

How many of us have seen the movie “Ratatouille” and wanted to be the petrifying, intimidating, terror-striking, that sending into a cold sweat and making someone shake in their shoes  person, Anton Ego, the top French restaurant critic ,who was lucky enough to gorge on the glorious, legendary and mouth …

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Gravity, Experienced it yet?
Bioscope

Gravity, Experienced it yet?

Matt Kowalski: What do you like the most about this place? Dr. Ryan Stone: Silence.   How good can a movie be, that has two pioneer actors like Sandra Annette Bullock and George Timothy Clooney as its leads, and is named after a phenomenon discovered by a revolutionary Scientist and …

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Where the West meets the East
Music

Where the West meets the East

The Shruti Box has more to it now, than just being a musician’s accomplice. It is the YouTube music channel, with over 12 million views and a combined 100,000 fans, through which one of the most resplendent musicians of today was discovered by the world. Shankar Tucker, an American by …

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Of Nails and Art
Art Beat

Of Nails and Art

The word “art” is usually analogized with paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, or anything done on a large scale. But the beauty of art is such that it can vary from anything as gargantuan as a cave from the early men days, to something as bijou as a fingernail. Fingernails or …

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