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GLASS IS THE NEW CONCRETE

India’s connection to Napoleon Bonaparte’s land dates back to the second half of the 17th century when the French East India Company set foot on our country’s soil. They were here until 1954 when their outposts Pondichérry, Yanam, Mahe and Karaikal were transferred to the Indian Union. Forty-two years later,

THE DOGS OF WAR*

Talk is cheap. The social media has exploded with demands for war. When these noises were called out, the shallow souls backtracked saying it was an expression of anguish. The Internet warriors quickly branded anyone who pointed to the futility of war as a libtard (an abusive combination of liberals

DRIVING AROUND METTUR

At 52,813 its population is far less than that of T Nagar in Chennai. But its contribution to the state is substantial. Home to a water dam, power generation plants, chemical manufacture, specialty steel making and once aluminum production, Mettur is a cross between a large village and a small

The statue of unity and other statues

When I think of statues, I think of Mayawati, the four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. She spent the state coffers in setting up her larger than life casts, and you couldn’t call it outstanding. I must thank Modi for helping me shift my focus. We now have the Statue of

From touch to talk

Virtual Assistants, like Alexa, will soon dominate the world and become as ubiquitous as e-mail. At Amazon, Alexa’s birthplace, a large multi-cultural, multi-functional team works to ensure that the ‘lady’ comes out as a human being! Who wants to talk to a computer? People want to talk to a human. If

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