WordAds- Review- might not be worth it


I have the domain Subtlewords.com for about two years now. I used to dominantly write poetry with the occasional article. My views were never much. As wordpress.com does not allow 3rd party ads, I applied for the newly launched Wordads. I never noticed that my request had been accepted until a few months after it.…

Is Satya Nadella embarrassing MIT Manipal?


It was 5th February morning and we were driving down for office. Suddenly the Radio announces the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO. A small mention of Mangalore University (later changed to Manipal University) was given and both I and my father (Also 1988 Batch, Nadella’s) exclaimed with happiness. Manipal Institute of Technology has…

Things to do before leaving college


Learn playing an Instrument- You’d never get enough time for it ever in your life after college. Perfect Week- Drink/Party for straight 7 days, generally achieved in the penultimate semester. Night Out of hostel- to be done in first year. The thrill is priceless. Get into a relationship- people tell me it’s good (generally); nevertheless…

The Romantics- Pankaj Mishra- Short Review


I built up the conviction to read novels a few days ago. After Khushwantnama, I picked up ‘The Romantics’ by Pankaj Mishra with much trepidation. I usually am very critical of Indian authors especially with the typical IIT-IIM combo flooding the market with their lacklustre work. Though I enjoyed Adiga and Amish Tripathi, I have…

My top 5 Video Games


I have never been a gamer, but have always been addicted to a few. Here is my top 5 Age of empires- this series was probably played by everyone from our generation. One of the best strategy games and is responsible for most of our history lessons. This is one game I still play;

Valentine’s Week- A weary week of love (no pun)


Two days and the dreaded (for most guys) Valentine’s week shall hurl towards every single and committed person, with different effect. A week that I usually spend oblivious to the occasion followed by a typical finale- my mother pitying me enough to agree to be my Valentine. In my first year, she had arranged for…