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Learning Kannada with Kids

Starting this year, my daughter, who moves to grade 1, will be having Kannada as a subject in her school. And since we are not the native Kannada speakers, it presented us a good opportunity to learn this rich local language, along with her. In…

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Vacuum Cleaner prototype

As Jr. is having his time to experiment in this lockdown, he has come up with a prototype of vacuum cleaner. Good that he understands now the difference between a normal fan, and sucking pump.

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Json ResourceBundle in java

I published a lite version of Json ResourceBundle to my dormant git repository. Here is a Readme.md copy from that TL;DR Registering a custom ResourceBundle.Control extension forces JSON parser jars to be present in extension directory. This repo provides basic skeleton/raw code to overcome the limitation and support json…

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कोरोना लॉकडाउन: ईद पर इस बार ‘प्रेमचंद का हामिद’ ईदगाह जाएगा

बीबीसी में छपे इस लेख में संवाददाता फ़ैसल मोहम्मद अली ने एक सवाल किआ “ईद पर इस बार ‘प्रेमचंद का हामिद’ क्यों नहीं जाएगा ईदगाह”. मेरा ये प्रयास है इस प्रश्न का उत्तर तलाशने का। आइये पहले “ईदगाह” को जाने। ईदगाह उपन्‍यासकार सम्राट मुंशी प्रेमचंद…

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Cycling to Nandi hill

Nandi hill is a small hilltop in north of Bangalore. Depending on which part of Bangalore one is, the distance to Nandi hill is around 70 km. In Bangalore, I think it is a dream of almost every cycling enthusiast’s to peddle on the mighty…