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All the best for the exams!!! Have fun!

Strategic slides up on the slides page.


Craig Damrauer, author of New Math: Equations for Living, in a slide show first published in the July/August 2007 issue of Mother Jones. link from Treehugger.


Lokesh Dhakar’s “Coffee Drinks Illustrated” is a wonderful, clean, lucid infographic showing the relative composition of a variety of espresso beverages. Link

On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) — “Do not turn upside down.”
(well…duh, a bit late, huh!)
On Sainsbury’s peanuts — “Warning: contains nuts.” (talk about a news flash)
On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine — “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.”
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.)
On Marks &Spencer Bread Pudding — “Product will be hot after heating.” (…and
you thought????…)

On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping. (That’s the only time I have to work on my hair.)
On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary.
Details inside. (the shoplifter special?)
On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap.”
(and that would be???….)
On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.”
(but, it’s just a suggestion.)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.”
(but wouldn’t this save me time?)
On Nytol Sleep Aid — “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”
(..I’m taking this because???….)
On most brands of Christmas lights — “For indoor or outdoor use only.”
(as opposed to what?)
On a Japanese food processor — “Not to be used for the other use.”
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I’m a bit curious.)

thank you abishek for this info!















Its that rare moment of glory! A slice of time that none can take away from you. It all starts as the bell which signifies the commencement of the exam goes on. As seconds tick by, every student prepares for battle and the ink flows albeit a bit more stronger than in class. And then its the time when you are racing past time filling pages with definitions, charts, policies and strategies and then it suddenly happens…the moment you have been waiting for that beacon light… are at the end of your booklet and suddenly time appears to stand still and you raise your hand (the first to do so…..while others strain no to hear your echoing voice that says..) Extra sheet Sir!

You’ve clinched it! The first to get the extra sheet….the smug smile on your face contrasting with the surprised look on the invigilators’. You’ve made it, ahead of the minions writing the exam with you, you’ve stood above them and the sheer adrenaline takes over….first it was being the fastest to get to this level….now its a matter of the most number of pages.

The battle cry has been sounded. Now the hands start popping up all around you. Its impossible to know the strength or the resilience of the enemy. Only one thing can get you to the pinnacle of glory…your relentless pursuit of upstaging yourself and then as if sent from heaven the words flow and the sheets increase.

Suddenly a new villain appears on the horizon. To take away your performance, to cut short your time of glory…..the invigilator starts handing out extra sheets to every student….and he places a couple of sheets at your desk…taking away that instant of sheer pride of your hand going up. You are angry, shocked, reviled….and more determined. This will not be the end of this….and you start writing with renewed vigor, the extra sheets by your side finished ……your hand goes up again and again….restoring and removing every doubt of who is winning this battle…and then the bell goes.

And as you hand over your papers the sight of the size of your booklet gives you the contented feeling¬† of being the one….with the most number of extras!

They want us to chip in too…..¬†

Help us imagine how an email message travels around the world. Take a look at the collaborative video we started, and then film what happens next. We’ll rotate a selection of the clips we receive on this page, and add the best ones to the video. The final video will be featured on the Gmail homepage and seen by users worldwide.

They want us to chip in too….. has a contest for filming an ad….details here. And if thought watching youtube was fun wait till you see it in the power of 3. And then there was the Tesla.

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