Basic Mountaineering Course

The camps were soon over, and the Mumbai gang was gone, leaving me behind in this new place of my choosing. I planned to do my basic mountaineering course. The girls batch is in June, so it kind of connected in terms of timing as well. I left most of my luggage with the local family Nitin used to live with, and went for my mountaineering course. I don’t know what I had expected. Some…

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Men and women in society

I am currently involved in an online debate about the conditions of women in society. As a self-aware individual, I am aware that I find the perspectives put forth extremely repulsive. There seems to be a stereotype of “woman” that is endlessly needy, fragile and “requiring encouragement” for their “upliftment”. Worse, there are women who see themselves like that, rather than choosing to see what it is that they are doing that they could change…

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Difficult times

Friends I know look for jobs, look for the one thing they are really good at. For me, its different. I’m good at so many things that it becomes difficult to stick to one, because the temptation of another grows too strong. For years, I’ve balance adventure, websites and training – three careers. Now, I wish to immerse myself more fully into human processes work. Not just training, but research, study, EXPERIENCING the knowledge rather…

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TATA port threatens sea turtles, charge conservationists

Construction must stop to save endangered sea turtles April 05, 2008 Gahirmatha’s seas are one of the world’s largest breeding areas for the Olive Ridley Turtle. The Dhamra port could signal the end of this habitat forever. Delhi, India — A coalition of Indian conservationists, comprising Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), the Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO) and Greenpeace India, has called on TATAs to reconsider their Dhamra Deepwater Port [1] in Orissa, citing…

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HDFC Netbanking

Recently, I created a current account with HDFC bank for my business – Wide Aware. Its convenient. Yes, but there are some problems people might want to watch out for when it comes to HDFCNetbanking. Using the Netsafe account for online purchases is a prime example. What basically happens with this is that you purchase a Netsafe card which is a one time thing and use the data from that card to do your shopping,…

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Online payment of MTNL Bills

I have discovered something extremely alarming about the online MTNL bill Payment by Debit Card (or Credit Card). If you use a credit card to pay your MTNL bills online, please note that it is not a fast and convenient way as one would assume. Apparently, clearing up your bill will debit your card immediately, but takes 7 days to reflect in your MTNL account, so in the meanwhile, if some smart guy there decides…

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