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Blast from the past: September 2005

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Posted on Thu, Aug 2, 2007 at 13:39 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:35 IST)

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It's time for another "Archives" highlight post. As I mentioned before, it's fun to do this from time to time just to look at what I've written in the past and share it with readers here. It's not entirely just about linking to the old articles. I'll also be commenting on them from a new perspective. So here are some selected posts from September 2005.

Indians tend to make great bloggers - I'm not very happy with this article reading it now. Even at that time I was aware that I was making a huge generalization, but it's always interesting to discuss cultural differences and I couldn't avoid the temptation. However, I know from experience now that it's downright impossible to classify bloggers into distinct groups based on ethnicity. In fact, as I see it now, the best definition of blogging is content organized in a website in a reverse chronological order. At least that's the most common feature to be found among blogs.

Sensible dressing - My rant against Western dressing in a hot, humid climate. I still think that ties and suits are ridiculous in temperatures around 30-40 degrees Celcius. And it's a fact that a lot of companies still insist on that ridiculously formal dress code. I would never work in such a company.

Isn't Sourav ashamed of his performance? - Yes, I know, a cricket article. ;) It was written at a time when Sourav Ganguly was still India's captain (my, my... how time flies!) and he was experiencing his worst slump in form as a batsman. That makes his current comeback into the Indian side all the more remarkable and commendable. I think being dropped was actually the best thing that ever happened in his career because I doubt whether his career would have been resurrected the way it has been now.

Of natural disasters and the "sympathy" factor - Hmm... no comment, except all I can say is that I don't write like that any more. I have given up trying to analyze things that are beyond my own sphere of knowledge.

That's all for now. Hope you enjoy reading those snippets from the past. :)

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