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Time Magazine’s: Top 100 Movies May 26, 2005

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Time magazine on Monday published its list of 100 all-time favorite movies. For those who enjoy lists, here are two more: The IMDB Top 250 and The AFI Top 100. Together, these lists cover most of the top movies of our times.

PS: Check out a Japanese Anime series called Naruto. Pretty well made and damn addictive.

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Collection of Puzzles May 26, 2005

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For those who are looking for Puzzle books, forget it. William Wu’s site is one of the best puzzle sites on the net. He has made a comprehensive archive of riddles that are very challenging and loads of fun. Also useful for interview preparation. PC, you won’t feel the need for a puzzle book after browsing his puzzles page.

PS: Do you know any good site with challenging puzzles/riddles? Do use to comments section to let me know.

Move Mount Fuji? May 24, 2005

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I am currently reading “How Would You Move Mt. Fuji” and came across a nice puzzle in that book. The puzzle has two solutions, one being pretty obvious. See if you can crack both the solutions:

You are given a rectangular cake with a rectangular portion cut off. The cut off rectangular portion can be of any size/orientation and can be located anywhere on the cake.

How will you divide such a cake into two equal halves with just one slice of a knife.

Free eBooks May 20, 2005

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Planet PDF has some excellent eBooks available for download. The books have a decent layout, tags to aid navigation and reasonable typography. I am a big fan of eBooks and these well produced PDFs are certainly readable on a laptop. Unlike other sites, I believe, Planet PDF’s copies are all legal.

Get your copies from the Planet PDF site.

Books May 11, 2005

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Have been enjoying life for the past few days. The vacation I had was amazing. Got to read a huge set of SFF books. The prominient ones being:

  • Wizard of Earth Sea by Ursula ‘le Guin
  • Tombs of Atuan by Ursula ‘le Guin
  • The Farthest Shore by Ursula ‘le Guin
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy G Kay
  • Tigana by Guy G Kay
  • Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  • Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

Books currently on my shelf:

  • Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington
  • The Art of Deception by Kevin Metnick
  • The Vorkosigan Series by Lois M Bujold

For fans of Sci-Fi & Fantasy, here is the Internet Top 100 SFF list.

Photos: Skylights May 10, 2005

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Skylights
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Photos: Ducks May 10, 2005

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Photos: Waterfall May 10, 2005

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Photos: Golden Hues of Sunset May 10, 2005

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Golden Waters
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Photos: IITB Lake Side Sunset II May 10, 2005

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IIT-Bombay Lake Side Sun Set II
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