Avinash Subramaniam

Duckworth-Lewis Method

The name comes from Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, two English statisticians who devised this system to decide rain-affected cricket games

12 June 2009

Consume the luscious object of desire with both hands. If possible, slowly

12 June 2009

The word means little to the different people who live in this avowedly secular country

12 June 2009
Beating the Heat

It’s hot. The topic, the weather and this week’s Hurried Man’s Guide. Before it gets unbearable, let me quickly share with you my take on it. Quickly

12 June 2009
Star Trek

Vulcans are a humanoid species hailing from Planet Vulcan who are driven solely by reason and logic, with no interference from emotion.

12 June 2009
The Suicide Pill

Also known as an L-pill or lethal pill, it contains a poisonous substance that a person ingests deliberately in order to avoid a far more unpleasant death

11 June 2009
They are Hardworking and Hateworthy

The thing about hate—it’s about love, actually. It’s an emotion of denial. A defence mechanism. Hating a thing has much to do with coveting something about it.

09 June 2009


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