The first time, a friend handed me Geek Nation: How Indian Science is taking over the World, he said, “It’s a bizarre book!” And one has to admit that reading this book is a journey which you take with the author, Angela Saini, with mixed feelings. At times your emotions resonate with those of the author and at others, it’s an uneasy feeling that something fundamental to Indian Science is missing. Something essential that’s lost in the myriad of places that she visits and people that she interviews. But, before one begins to explore it, one has to clarify that Gen W.H.Y. is borrowed from the book itself. It is what Thomas Simon, Vice President – HR, TCS calls the new generation of young Indians that question. I belong to this generation and hence, I presume that I have a right to question. Read the rest of this entry »
Oct 4, 2007 posted by TechMonk 3
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Aug 2, 2007 posted by TechMonk 0
This is good news for book lovers. World’s first Online Book Fair which started on 4th July 07 have lots of E-books from variety of domains, available for access and download.
One can download the books from this site till Aug 4th, 2007.
World eBook Library Catalogs and Collections The World eBook Library Consortia Collection shelves more than 330,000 PDF eBooks in 100+ languages contained in 112 of the finest eBook and eDocument collections published on the Internet today. The mission of the World eBook Library’s Acquisition Department is to add new eBooks every day.
So hurry up! Donwload them before the fair is over..
If you love books, then the Internet has several interesting and useful sites. One such website is goodreads.com, a place where you can, to quote the site, “see what your friends are reading.” It is something like a Last.FM for books, although it is not as feature-rich as the latter.
Visit -how it works- for a more detailed explanation on the website itself.
On a side note, if you like the social networking phenomenon, but need something more intellectually stimulating than orkut and friends, then head out to gather.com. Again from their website, these are the things you can do with Gather. Have fun!