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Download for free: 40 HarperCollins India ebooks on Google Play

Download for free: 39 HarperCollins India ebooks on Google Play

Disclosure: I am an ebook evangelist. Update 2: As expected, Google and HarperCollins India seems to have been alerted of the leak and the free fest is now over. I hope the early birds got their worms. Update 1: The free ebook count is now 40 (up from 39). Thanks Amit! Also URL structure changed [Read more]

Cinema century: May 3, 1913 – Raja Harishchandra and the beginnings of a national obsession

Cinema century: 3 May, 1913 - Raja Harishchandra and the beginnings of a national obsession

(This is an edited version of a post first published on April 21, 2012, that was also cross-posted on my other blog at IBNLive.com) In India, cinema isn’t just a passion. It is an obsession. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 100 years ago – the Father [Read more]

Raja Harishchandra (1913) on India Public Domain Movie Project (and in 3D)

Dadasaheb Phalke's Raja Harishchandra (1933) on India Public Domain Movie Project (Also in 3D)

In India, cinema isn’t just a passion. It is frenzical. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 99 years ago – the Father of Indian Cinema Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (1870-1944). Dadasaheb Phalke as we better know him as, held the first show of Raja Harishchandra what is widely [Read more]

Download the New Rupee Symbol Font (and a Symbol for the Paise)

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Update: The symbol for the Indian Rupee has been officially included in the latest release of the Unicode Standard (ver 6.0.0) Though this is the FIRST font to support the new symbol for the Indian Rupee, I suggest that you also take a look at some of the other Rupee fonts available. Foradian Technologies has [Read more]

Printable Football World Cup 2010 Schedule in IST

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The World Cup is only a few hours away and like all the previous editions (right from 1986, though I don’t remember much of that) I’ll be hooked to the ball. Thankfully, this year the match timings are comparatively India friendly. Keeping alive the Cutting the Chai tradition of simple-printable-A4-sized-approach, here’s presenting the 2010 World [Read more]

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2010

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It’s that time of the year again. The beginning. And there are a lot of dates that we’d come across as we proceed further. To make your year a little simpler, quite like the previous three, here’s Cutting the Chai Calendar 2010 in its fourth edition). This one-page printable calendar (A4 size) in three different [Read more]

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2009

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Some stats first… At the time of posting this, the 2008 Cutting the Chai calendar has been downloaded over 1102 times. The inaugural edition in 2007 was downloaded 519 times. And here’s the 2009 edition of the Cutting the Chai Calendar (with Indian festivals and holidays). This printable calendar is in the standard A4 size [Read more]

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2008

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The 2007 Cutting the Chai calendar has been downloaded 266 times. Given the fact that it was a late release (May 2007), the numbers were encouraging enough for me to work on the 2008 calendar and release it well in advance of the new year. You can download printable versions of the calendar which lists [Read more]