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The most recognisable visual of Australia is the big red rock in the centre of the country – called Uluru in Aboriginal language or Ayers rock in English. Recently, the Anangu Aboriginal people, the custodians of the land around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted to end the climbing to the top of the landmark because of indigenous sensitivities. Reading the news, I was reminded of my visit along with the wife to the place 15 years ago around June 2002 – when we went sightseeing across Australia for a whole month. Our visit to Uluru is one of the memorable moments…

Recently “The Hindu” had published an article about Kala-Azar aka visceral leishmaniasis, a parasite killer that’s second in the world, next only to Malaria. The infection spreads through sand-fly and is limited to districts in India (in states of West Bengal, Bihar,…

Audio Cassettes were the favourites ways we stored and listened to music when I was in my school. Each tape had two sides and together they had a running time of 60 or 90 minutes. The other day I found…

Instead of keeping inside a cupboard my little collection of stamps, currencies and memorabilia I got them framed and put up on the wall in my den. Latest addition are the yoga day stamps and Rs.1000 and Rs.500 currency notes that was part of Indian Government’s demonetization move.

For every Mobile App you develop  even before you get into doing Big Data or Prediction, you need to allow the user to customize it for their individual preferences. Personalization is a key ingredient. The other day while thinking on this…