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Ruchira Paul is now following Brian Leiter
Nov 20, 2013
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Dear Readers and Co-bloggers, This is the farewell post I had contemplated writing several times in the past year but did not get around to doing. After noting the gradual decrease in readership and much slower rates of posting -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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The Onion perspective :-) Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
Came across this article in the NYT about "art genome mapping." The idea is to create a massive data base of art through the ages which supposedly can analyze your artistic inclinations and direct you to works of art you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
An apt opinion piece in the New York Times. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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Since John Ballard has gone silent after a burst of energy, it's time for some Random Thoughts & Idle Chatter and what better way is there than turning to cat antics? Here is a photo and a video of cats... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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I love the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, - loved them from the moment they arrived on the scene and shook up our notion of how women's tennis is played ... and much more. Ever since they made their debut... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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Promoting a film and a family member here. I haven't seen the movie and don't know whether I will be able to unless it is released on DVD. It is being shown in the Indy film circuit in India, Canada... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
Once again, I can do no better than post links to a few interesting stories I came across. A terrible political "documentary" by a delusional desi. Can a doctor do this? Apparently yes, according to the AMA's guidelines. Not exactly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
New posting has been sporadic at best for some time. Rather than leave the pages static for long periods, I plan to bring to the front older non-time sensitive articles that are either interesting in themselves, generated a lively discussion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
The media have been all atwitter with the news of congressman Todd Akin's (R-MO) radio interview where he claimed that a woman cannot get pregnant as a result of a "legitimate rape." "If abortion could be considered in case of,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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The "Musalman," an Urdu newspaper has been published daily for 85 years in the southern Indian city of Chennai. It is written by hand. (h/t: Azra Raza of 3 Quarks Daily) Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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This is a short post to share a surprising discovery today while reading a Bengali essay by a Belgian Catholic priest (he may be French - I am not wholly certain but definitely a French speaker who reads and writes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
Didn't Mitt Romney know that if he ran for the highest office of the nation, his personal taxes were going to be of some interest to voters and the media? Of course he did. But for some reason Romney has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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Sanjukta Paul on the exploitative business practice of classifying workers as independent contractors -over at the Frying Pan blog. (This is part I of a three part article; part II and III will be added as they appear) Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
Since 9/11/2001, while Muslims have been subjected to official suspicion by governmental agencies, American Sikhs, more than any other group, have faced random violence unleashed by individual patriotic vigilantes. Yesterday's shooting at the Oak Creek Gurudwara near Milwaukee is being... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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A very interesting article at 3 Quarks Daily about dust. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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"There is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest, for there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion." -Christopher Smart Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
The right wing recklessly charges its opponents of harboring socialist / communist sympathies whenever there is a disagreement on taxes, spending or war. Democrats in congress as also Democratic presidents and presidential candidates since FDR have been targets of such... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
Ruchira Paul is now following Brian Leiter
Jul 13, 2012
Ruchira Paul is now following The Typepad Team
Jul 8, 2012
Ruchira Paul is now following S. Abbas Raza
Jul 8, 2012
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In a comment on my last post on the Higgs boson discovery, Dean asked why scientists are okay with cocktail party and other trivial analogies in describing scientific phenomena, but evoking God is an "allergen." The reason certainly is that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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On an otherwise slow news day (CNN's Anderson Cooper is gay, the US apologized to Pakistan so the war in Afghanistan can go on, another high profile banker resigned) physicists at CERN confirmed the discovery of the elusive subatomic particle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Accidental Blogger
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Comments on Dean's original article on Steve Elkins' film The Reach of Resonance are now closed. I am publishing the Northwest Film Forum link here. Check out Dean's quote. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Accidental Blogger