Author Archives: Harshad Oak

First Look at Life365 – New Pune Daily Newspaper

I picked up a copy of the first issue of Life365 today morning and I liked what I saw. So this quick post about the new Pune daily newspaper.

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Water Cuts TimeTable & Water Crisis Predictions 201′x’

By studying data over several years, Oak Labs has come out with the following predictions & timetable for Pune Water Cuts (Crisis). This timetable has been drawn up in 2012 but will apply just as well till the year 2019. … Continue reading

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Farmers & Agriculture: Experiences & Understanding

I attended the release of a special issue by Sadhana Magazine titled “Farmers & Agriculture: Experiences & Understanding” on 10th June 2011. The keynote speaker was renowned agri-economist Dr. Nilkanth Ruth. Dr. Ruth hails from Orissa but has been in … Continue reading

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Letter To MEA Following My Ordeal For Passport Reissue At The Pune Passport Office

With reference to contact information at http://meaindia.nic.in, have sent the email below to ascpv.twitter AT gmail.com. CCed to jsxp AT mea.gov.in , usxps AT mea.gov.in . Link for information sent via twitter to @ForeignSecNRao  , @VPrakashMea , @IndianDiplomacy @ASCPV. I … Continue reading

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Scientific Temper – My Talk At Takshashila Shala, May 2011

I spoke about “Scientific Temper : The Forgotten Duty” at the Takshashila Shala held on 29th May 2011 in Pune, India. Abstract: India’s constitution says that “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop scientific temper, … Continue reading

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Interview About Java at JavaOne India, 2011

Embedded below is a video of a short interview I did with the Oracle Asia Pacific team at JavaOne India, which was held in Hyderabad in May 2011. I answered questions on Java today, Java Enterprise & Java for Cloud … Continue reading

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SlideShare: How to Add an event, Add presentations to that event & Embed all presentations on your website

Slideshare has a remarkably twisted way to create an event, add presentations to it and then get a widget with all presentations from that event. I have created many IndicThreads events on Slideshare and yet I struggle with it every … Continue reading

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Vasant Vyakhyanmala (Spring Lecture Series) 2011 – Will The Youth Bite?

The Vasant Vyakhyanmala (Spring Lecture Series) 2011 kicked off yesterday with an inaugural address by economist & Padma Vibhushan Dr. Vijay Kelkar. Dr. Kelkar spoke about “Rising India: The growth Dynamics” . I first heard & blogged about Vasant Vyakhyanmala … Continue reading

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