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Zoho Mail

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

Those who mail Rainy Day, and some people do, are guaranteed delivery (99.9% uptime). This is thanks to Zoho Mail, an excellent service provided by a company that was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas in Pleasanton, California. Today, Zoho has its global headquarters in Chennai, formerly Madras, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Along with mail, the Zoho product range includes a web-based office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, wikis, customer relationship management and project management applications.


Pouring in Mumbai

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013 1 Comment

Containing notions of frugality and deluge, the concept of “the rainy day” offers endless opportunity for cogitation and blogging. “The Rain” is a video clip by Harshal Chavan, who describes it as a “small compilation of footage I shot during rainy days.”


Farewell then, Ravi Shankar

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 0 Comments

“Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.” So said the musician and composer Ravi Shankar, who was born on 7 April 1920 and who died yesterday in California aged 92. George Harrison called him “the godfather of world music” and it was Shankar’s virtuosity that brought the sounds of the raga into the global arena, thereby bridging the gap between eastern and western music.

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In 1966, he met the Beatles in London. Later that year, George Harrison went to India and underwent intensive sitar tuition. Performances at the great 1960s pop festivals — Monterey, Concert for Bangladesh and Woodstock — established Shankar as a pioneer of cross-over sounds. In later years he divided his time between San Diego and New Delhi, where the Ravi Shankar Institute of Music and the Performing Arts was the culmination of his lifelong dream. He is survived by his wife, Sukanya, and daughters Anoushka and Norah Jones. His son, Shubhendra, died in 1992.