Rushi MK-II

Rushi MK-II

"Why I HATE Malala Yousafzai"

This makes sense, even from an Indian perspective.

Dirty medicine - The story of criminal fraud at Ranbaxy

This is a 2013 article, but it rings true on the heels of Ranbaxy’s $40 million lawsuit settlement in Texas. This makes me ashamed of Indian medicine.

Fascinating interview with Edward Snowden. This is an hour and 10 minutes long, but worth every minute,

There should be a “National Disconnect Day” where we all get out from in front of our computers, stop checking email, Twitter, Facebook etc. Just leave the phone at home and go do something; Go out get a meal and just talk instead of staring at your phones. I went out to a restaurant a couple of days ago and most of the people had their head down in a phone, and a flash from a camera was either a selfie or someone taking a picture of their food.

I realize this is odd coming from someone like me, but I never believed in taking selfies, adding every single person you barely know as a “Friend” on Facebook, Instagram’ing a picture of every single thing you eat or drink, checking-in on Facebook/Foursquare, and did I mention selfies? I enjoy all of these as much as Dr Perry Cox loves Hugh Jackman.

Weird Al Yankovic gets ‘Tacky’ with Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Wierd Al’s remake of Pharrell’s “Happy”, very nicely done. Great lyrics and great cameos!

This is how book reviews should be done.

Beautiful photos taken by an iPhone 5

Robin Jasmer takes all his photos using an iPhone 5, edits them in the Photoshop Express app on the iPhone itself. The result are these beautiful photos… What skill!

FIFA as a sporting organization is downright evil.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup

Secrets you should have learned before your first programming job

All of these are very true. I learnt these on my own or on the job… university classes didn’t teach any of this.. except maybe teamwork.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality

John Oliver is a genius at explaining things in a funny manner. Net neutrality is such a huge issue in the US, and it’s going to affect the world because the US is responsible for startups like YouTube, Netflix, Google, Facebook etc.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou [April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014] (via a-thousand-words)

(via wilwheaton)


Young kids react to old computers and how they worked back@ in the day. Huge burst of nostalgia for me.

Brian Williams Raps “Gin and Juice” (by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

This is some awesome stuff!

This is brilliant!

Evolution of Bollywood Music - Penn Masala (by pennmasala)

New Details of Attack on Yemeni Wedding Prompt More Demands Obama Explain Drone Policy - The Intercept

US Government said the convoy was carrying only militants whereas Human Rights Watch says it was mostly a wedding convoy. Either HRW is being duped or Obama’s drone policy committed a major screw up.

If true a lot of innocent civilians were killed; very sad. These guys were there at the wrong place at the wrong time and they did nothing to deserve such a misfortune. If I lost my family to a drone strike in such manner what could one do when you’re filled with so much pent up rage and anger? This is how new terrorists are born, right in the bosom of fundamentalist Islam.