Submitted by Karthik on 2 January, 2013 - 19:22
Millat Facebook (WP) was created in 2010 to combat all the "blasphemy" on Facebook. According to an article on ET, it has not exactly taken off and is now requesting dubious handouts to pay its server bills.
Submitted by Karthik on 12 December, 2012 - 01:05
According to the MEA, there are 90 TV channels of foreign origin which are being down-linked into India legally. There are apparently many which have not sought the necessary permissions to do so including 24 which have been deemed by the Intelligence Bureau to be "anti-national". Most of these are down-linked and broadcast via cable TV in India's border states.
Submitted by Karthik on 11 December, 2012 - 21:52
Many might remember Hans Rosling and the impressive talks he delivered at TED where he demonstrated Trendalyzer, a data visualisation software which presents information in a digestible form which can be interpreted intuitively. For those who don't, here's a YouTube clip of one of his talks where he shows the audience how to eat out of his hand.
Submitted by Karthik on 8 December, 2012 - 10:44
Xiaomi tech is a four billion dollar Chinese company which makes smartphones that compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S series. The company is led by Lei Jun, a man compared to Steve Jobs, and commands a fan base who are just as crazy about its products as Apple fans are of Apple's.
Submitted by Karthik on 7 December, 2012 - 22:59
An Economic Times story provides an excellent overview of some of the swindles that have hit India in the last couple of years and metes out some common-sense advice on how to avoid falling afoul of them. It covers the Rs. 24B SpeakAsia scam, the Rs. 11B StockGuru scam, Nigerian 419 scams, and a slew of minor affairs that go unreported.
Submitted by Karthik on 7 December, 2012 - 19:59
Submitted by Karthik on 29 November, 2012 - 01:13
The BBC is running a story on a Bihari NGO named Gram Vikas Parishad who have thought up an ingenious way to protect trees in danger of being cut down. What they do is cover tree trunks with Madhubani paintings of gods and goddesses thereby hoping to prevent "god-fearing Indians" from chopping them down.
Submitted by Karthik on 17 November, 2012 - 00:22
Submitted by Karthik on 16 November, 2012 - 20:35
Lanyou Numeral was one of the top sellers on Taobao.com, a Chinese online marketplace. Earlier this week, 25 suspects—mostly housewives from Mainland China—were tried for smuggling in Apple iPhones and iPads on behalf of Lanyou Numeral in a bid to avoid paying the high import duties levied on the products.
Submitted by Karthik on 4 October, 2012 - 12:44
In the last month or so, a number of feel-good stories have cropped up where consumers have stuck it to the corporates. First up, there was the case of a lawyer winning a Rs. 9 refund from MTNL after a protracted 18 year battle.