Thursday 30 April 2009


Or, Google Truly Is Your Friend.

Burdened with the onerous task of moving out of my comfy, convenient Bandra (West!) digs by the end of April, I decided that I had to get a move on with all the packing. Such thoughts thus thought, I lugged out the luggage, only to reach a startling flaw in my assumptions. My giant suitcase's combination was NOT, in fact, 000.You know, the ones that look thusly:

Having exhausted all 'known' possible combinations, I came the to rather dreary conclusion that I would have to manually plod through all of 'em, 000 to 999 minus the 12-something I'd already attempted. So I fired up a playlist of some 12 episodes of Arrested Development and got to work. But when I reached 225, brainwave hits, and I consulted with the Big G. And whaddaya know? The Big G is all-knowing, all-seeing.

And all this happened 10 minutes back. Psyched me up so much I had to post!

p.s: In other, unrelated news, I believe Andy captures my current feelings perfectly:


Thursday 23 April 2009

'Trade secret'?

Ultimately what we seek are protocols for a series of tests that ascertain what
the best drug for each patient is at a given time in the development of the

When we look for donations, "Give us a million $$s to find a
cure for cancer" sounds a lot better than "Give us a million $$s to find a
million cures for a million types of cancers".

So often, the thing that enlightens, also scares. This is one such.


Innovation, more often than not, comes about by looking at a problem differently. So, unemployment could be looked at as either:

People not having JOBS!


PEOPLE not having jobs!

Japan chose the latter, and is offering a ‘citizenship buyout’ to people of Japanese origin who were born abroad, but are now settled in the country. Weird, possibly effective, and very creative!

Tuesday 7 April 2009