Why The Fuck Not #1 – Fully Digitized Indian Elections

I’m going to start a new series that asks this world of questions. Statements ending with a question mark for technological innovations/solutions that don’t exist. Statements that are simply curious.

I am, of course, open to answers as to why it doesn’t or can’t exist. But please have some substance in the rebuttals. Being all, ‘boss won’t allow’ or ‘rules say that’ will cause me to dismiss your existence . Janaab, kewal sawaal pooch rahe hai, ilzaam nahi laga rahe kisi par.

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Quora Mass Follow

quora mass follow

I usually follow people back on Quora and it’s been quite a while since I’ve done that. So the list of people to be followed was fairly large. Was I going to click through all of them? Nope.

I fired up the Chrome Console to check if Quora uses jQuery (there there, now) and turns out it does! To the uninitiated, jQuery is a Javascript library that makes deft work of the most common Javascript tasks. What’s Javascript, you ask? Let’s take this offline. :)

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Run Spotify in India

Off late, the answer to life, the universe and everything for me has been Spotify. Having access to every song in the history of ever does have an uncanny ability to bend your mental space time continuum. For sure.

But Spotify doesn’t want to take this all over the world. Especially for us emerging-global-superpower-21st-century-is-ours Indians.

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My $0.02 on Haider

I love Vishal Bharadwaj’s brand of cinema. His movies are like the ‘ganga snaan’ equivalent of story telling. You’re absolved of the sin of watching all sorts of shallow cinema almost instantly. The canvas, the taut screenplay, the lilting music, the thoughtful casting coupled with a perspective that can only be attained with certain banned prescription drugs; all make for time well spent at the movies.

Haider is no different. While I’m no expert on Shakespeare, I’m sure it doth justice to the original. That, and I didn’t watch Humshakals.

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Beat the pay wall with Evernote Clearly

evernote clearlyEver wanted to read an article on HBR or NYTimes and were asked to sign in? And once you sign in, you know you can’t read more than a certain amount of articles. For e.g. NYTimes will allow you to read only 10 articles a month.

Use Evernote Clearly. It’ll magically clean everything up and give you a clean interface to read the article in, with gorgeous typography.

You can even use it to read on websites that have one too many ads. (That’s, of course, if you don’t use AdBlock.) Besides, you can save to Evernote, highlight portions of articles, change the look and feel. If you’re an Evernote pro subscriber, it’ll even read the article out to you.

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P.S. I’m really itching to see these extensions on mobile. Google are you listening.

P.P.S.  I work in a company that helps publishers improve their bottom lines. *awkward silence*