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Like many others, I wish to travel to Egypt to see the great pyramids and the tombs. Egypt Tourism has created 3D virtual walkthroughs (Smithsonian Magazine article) of a few of their historic sites. Today, I visited (virtually) two: the tombs of Meresankh III and elite Egyptian official Menna. It was a fantastic experience. The drawings and the carvings, which are over 4000 years old are still bright and colourful, are simply breathtaking. It takes a few minutes to understand how to navigate them the virtual space with the mouse, but you get the hang of it. There are bright…

Sweet and Sour Dish - Neem Flower and Mango

With instructions and under the watchful eyes of my wife I managed to cook a few dishes this week. The first was a sweet, sour dish. Ingredients were Neem Flowers, Jaggery, Raw Mango, Red Pepper, and, a Tinch of Salt,…

Prelude Home entertainment has come a long way from the days of having (say) Orson Colour TVs and VCRs to the state of the art Smart-TVs. In my house, I have a decent home theatre equipped with a large screen, projector and sound system, but that’s used mostly for watching movies, Star Trek (the only TV Show I make an exception) and family videos. With regards to TV, we have three of them in our house of four people: A Toshiba 46 inches LED TV (Non-Smart) that I got six years ago for my son’s room for INR 52,000 (USD…

Virus (2019)

In the current scare with #COVID19, every one should be watching this Malayalam film, Virus (2019), on how the state of Kerala handled the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak swiftly and effectively. The film directed by Aashiq Abu, can be described…