The Stilwell Road aka Ledo Road

The Stilwell Road aka Ledo Road

I remember, in the year of 1998 while going to Miao to visit some family friends while passing Margherita there was a board calling out Stilwell Road. From that point of time it remained on the back of my mind. The Books Recently I was reading a travel book “Land of Dawnlit Mountains” by Antonia Bolingbroke Kent, a British journalist who went on to solo bike trip on Hero Impulse throughout Arunachal Pradesh. It brought my memories fresh and pushed…

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Investing in Index in India

Investing in Index in India

Disclaimer I don’t proclaim to be a investment guru and this write-up is based on my little knowledge that I have garnered based on my experience and readings. So errors and ommisions are expected. American index fund market is more matured and Vanguard was pioneer to start the concept. The basic idea is to replicate the underlying index blindly without any human intervention. Hence companies that offer such services don’t have to pay finance wizards a huge sum of money…

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Amazon India: Is it customer centric and obsessed like Amazon?

Amazon India: Is it customer centric and obsessed like Amazon?

Amazing Amazon Offer !!!!! Just a week back I had ordered on Amazon in Bangalore, India as there was an offer running up just before the Christmas. It wasn’t a big order but since the offer was little unique in terms of eligibility I worked it out such that I was just eligible. I got few stuff and one of the item was slightly off size but due to the offer I thought of keeping it. It was over a…

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Caught Red Handed!!!

Caught Red Handed!!!

Indian society is somewhat different from societies around the world and a lot goes unspoken in families. Parents normally don’t want to hear anything which is considered “bad” about their children. Mostly young people lead lives of split personality, one which is tuned to what parents want to see and one which is the reality. This story is about me and how my parents caught me red handed with something which is considered not so good by most of the…

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Mortal Combat: Story of Gaming Consoles Part 1

Mortal Combat: Story of Gaming Consoles Part 1

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are three masters in the gaming console industry. It’s amazing to see how these three players have played out their strategies in the market. Here is the story with my personal touch My Tryst With Games Personally when I was probably 10 years old I saw a version of Sega computer games at a friend’s place. And that’s when I really pestered my parents to buy me a console. It’s was quite an investment for our…

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“Badhaai Ho” – Movie review

“Badhaai Ho” – Movie review

For the uninitiated ones “Badhaai Ho” means congratulations in Hindi and many other Indian languages mostly spoken in the northern part of the country. I don’t review movies normally and this review is actually the first one here. Generally I tend to like movies that bring out stories that are local and brings about stories that are not out of this world but one that people can relate to. There were days when such movies were called parallel cinemas which…

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The Most Intricate and Beautiful Machines

The Most Intricate and Beautiful Machines

Humans have made a huge number of machines from Space Station, Fighter Jets, Aeroplane, Cars, computers, mobile phones, medical instruments like MRI, scanners, ultrasounds, stents and countless more. The technological innovations have grown and there is an amazing story that can be traced back from hunter gatherers to current day metropolises of today. But the most intricate and beautiful machines are not the ones that are created by us. These are ones that are created by nature. At the current…

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Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

I had bought a Goqii Tracker and it was lying for a while unused. I had lost the charger somewhere. So I opened it today and here is a teardown analysis with pictures. I bought it for 2000 rupees and it looks like this   GOQii Vital – Colour Display Blood Pressure Monitor with 3 Months Personal Coaching, Adult (Black) The rubber band sits the mechanical in pouch sort of thing. The mechanical casing houses the all the electronics and…

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The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

I used to own a Maruti Alto and few years back while it was in the basement parking of my flat, there was a adventurous rat who got inside the my hood with something to eat. There is a hole that  rat ventured into and unfortunately it got stuck and met its end. The rat started to decompose in some time and there was strong smell in the car. I searched all over my car but couldn’t find one. I…

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Twisted world of Colors for Color Blinds

Twisted world of Colors for Color Blinds

Color blindness is widespread but the awareness around it isn’t that great. In India color blindness leads to rejection in any defence related jobs be it Army, Air Force or Navy. A color blind is disqualified in mining related jobs as well. Just until last year people with Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) were not allowed to be doctors as per MCI rules. There has been some hearing in Supreme Court to pave the way for students with CVD not to…

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