Samir Patel lost out, but Sameer Mishra wins!

It was Sameer Mishra’s day. I was really disappointed to see Kavya Shivashankar lose, but brightened up when I realized that two of the top three spots would definitely go to kids of Indian origin. Sigh. I guess I will always fail the Tebbit test. I really liked Tia Thomas too. She looked so determined,…

Under the Spell of the Bee

Kavya Shivashankar will be on stage on prime time this weekend, along with a dozen other Indians. But Samir Patel will not be present, he will only watch the finals on television. Like Samir and millions of Indians, I will also be watching every minute of the show, watching gawky kids in braces and pigtails…

Right to buy counterfeit

I want the right to buy counterfeit goods. I will launch into a detailed argument shortly, but first, I will tell you why this post came about. The NYT?s blog had an article about a recent ad campaign on NYC pay phones, which tells you why buying counterfeit goods is bad. Apparently, it?s because you…

All tweaking is natural

I have been spending a lot of time making little tweaks to my new blog.? Not that this is anything new for me – every time I finish a blog post and hit “Publish”, I will immediately think of several tiny changes I could have made that, in my opinion, would have made the blog…

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Moving

I got my own blog on a Saturday afternoon.  R decided to gift me my own blog, so we signed up with BlueHost and it went like a breeze. They even called me a few minutes later to confirm my website url, which I thought was rather nice.. Next, I had to migrate my old…

Welcome!

Welcome, welcome! At my old blog, you have already heard the spiel about why this place is called eLekhni.? Yes, that stuff about eLekhni meaning electronic writing in Hinglish given that Lekhni means a pen, or writing. So I shall not repeat it here..though I see I just did. As you can see, for now…