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Venkatraman S
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Travel, Technology and Trivia
Travel, Technology and Trivia

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Playing to Lose
Right from Swordfish wherein Gabriel(Johan Travolta) laments the lack of realism in portraying villains in movies to Rochester(Johnny Depp), in the Libertine, commencing the movie with his monologue and bluntly stating that he is  not a likeable character; ...

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Love and Fear
Niccolò Machiavelli, in his seminal 'The Prince', CHAPTER XVII : "Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared" writes: Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It m...

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Book Review : When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World
When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (This story was published in BW | BusinessWorld Issue Dated 19-Oct-2015) Why things are the way they are? The economist-journalist duo is back and they have...

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What's in my Backpack?
I moved from a Quechua Forclaz 70L backpack to a a 38L backpack. I got the new backpack in Nepal, which I I did (totally impromptu trip) in late 2014. It is a fake NorthFace-logo'ed backpack that has backsupport as well; bought it for 1000 Nepalese Rupee(i....

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The 50 Books Project
The idea was to make sure that my complete bandwidth in 2015 was put into books, other than the usual time spent on work and other sundries. And Oh Boy! It was indeed a fabulous year. So much learning - both indoors and outdoors - just by observing people a...

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