Monthly Archives: November 2010

The English Language : Put up your dukes!

Meaning : Put up your fists and get ready to fight. This link claims that one can not be sure of origin of this phrase. Among three explanation given here, none make sense to me. S. Upendran writing in The … Continue reading

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The Hindi Language : Purusha

Now this word पुरुष (purush) means “a man” in Sanskrit and and other related languages of Hindi and Bangla and possibly others also. In rig-veda this word used to mean both woman and man. Sanskrit was very gender neutral language. … Continue reading

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Why so little uniqueness?

Now, India, along with Madagaskar, broke away from Africa some 160 million years ago. Don’t know why. Possibly both of them were pissed off. She spent more than 100 million years in isolation before colliding with Asia and thus giving … Continue reading

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Beaten by a honeybee?

Computer has been accused of being slower than Chacha Chaudhary brain. Well, this accusation is slightly misplaced. In the time of Chacha Chaudhary, computer really was way too slow. But, he is not so smart anyway (Why would he marry … Continue reading

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Dumb Neaderthals?

“You Neanderthal!” mocked Gorilla Grod at Lax Luthor. When you think of Neanderthals, most picture ugly, stupid beings. But, new findings have now suggested that they were probably the original metrosexual as they did their best to make themselves look … Continue reading

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Polygamy Vs Monogamy

Recently, South African president married his fifth wife. The debate was on about polygamy. Meanwhile some researcher dig out this practice. Polygamy has existed in India since the Vedic period and is still practiced in the 21st century.While the Hindu … Continue reading

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I refuse to evolve

This creature is known as Horse-shoe crab. What is so special about him? It has refused to grow up. For all these million years it has lived on earth, there is literally no evolution in this species. It is known … Continue reading

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