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A Very Stark Observation...

While going through my regular dosage of news, I came across the news of Neda Agha Soltan on Reuters (Click here) ...
On the left side is the image of a girl who is dying after having stood in front of the Iranian military to fight for the truth and freedom...while on the ad on the same page you see a girl resting somewhere in a field.

One image is so full of life and the other completely devoid of it!

Both images are so similar and yet so different - remarkable is the eyes of the ladies in both the pictures...look closely and you will understand...



Critical analysis : The girlfriend experience...(8/10)

Coming from Steven Soderbergh's stable, this movie had to be odd...and it did succeed in being one - the lead character is played by Sasha Grey - a pornographic actress and another oddity was that the actress has not given any shot which testifies that she is a pornstar (which was expected!)... The movie is about Chelsea...and her complicated thoughts...of being in love, craving for love, getting used to be treated like a lover and a door-mat and her coping with all this... The initial scene of movie makes you believe that you are watching a romantic movie...a couple is seen having fun, dining, talking and there is red wine too. However, the starkness of the movie is revealed as the lady wakes up alone next morning,  and is paid money without even an iota of emotion being displayed...the client does not even look at her - it is this scene that wakes you to a realization that she is not a girlfriend but an experience of a girlfriend to the guy ...this starts the movie in its real sen…

Famous "Anshul"

I am writing this post in all vanity...well almost...after all it took one full sleepless night for me to be able to write a post on it...

Facebook had announced the vanity URLs and I, for sure, wanted to get it...more because Aakriti has always been teasing me that she has ultimate vanity email address  - so when a chance came to get www.facebook.com/Anshul - why would I let it go???

So dear friends, I am now available at www.Facebook.com/Anshul - see you there...

Why is Computer mouse called "Mouse"?

I was intrigued by this simple piece from the daily dose of Delanceplace.com  about the "Computer Mouse" -  I simply love the story...how an enterprising inventor works simply , without much help, and ultimately gives us a simple but one of the most effective invention of 21st century...


"Douglas Engelbart - Inventor of Computer Mouse - had almost - but not quite - hit upon the concept of the mouse in his original 1962 paper. With his NASA funding, he began exploring pointing devices and became interested in the problem of selecting text or graphics objects that were displayed on his screen. 
The goal of the study was to discover which device would allow a user to get to a given point on the screen most quickly as well as repeatedly with the fewest errors. ..."Other kinds of pointing devices were already in use, including light pens, trackballs, and tablets with styli. The RAND Corporation had invented the latter, and though Engelbart hoped for a while that he could …