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Saikat Basu

Internet Editor / Joined 26 June, 2008

Saikat is a techno-adventurer in a writer's garb. When he is not scouring the net for tech news, you can catch him looking for life hacks and learning tidbits. You can find him on LinkedIn & Twitter watching over the world.

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7 Travel Quizzes To Take & Improve Your Travel IQ

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7 Travel Quizzes To Take & Improve Your Travel IQ

Surprisingly, travel quizzes aren’t that many on the web or it could be that Google Search failed me when I went ‘travelling’ for travel quizzes. Though the ones I found made me realize that there’s a big leap between one’s geographical IQ and travel IQ. Is that your story too? Take these seven travel quizzes and find out if you know your Timbuktu from Shangri-La.

09-05-2011
7 Travel Quizzes To Take & Improve Your Travel IQ
10 Educational History Podcasts To Subscribe & Listen To

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10 Educational History Podcasts To Subscribe & Listen To

A lot of us left history back in the classrooms. For some it made for ponderous reading. Thanks to the many history podcasts available for free on the web, listening to it is both entertaining and educational. Now, with the help of these ten history podcasts we try to combine the best of both worlds.

06-05-2011
10 Educational History Podcasts To Subscribe & Listen To
10 Animation Blogs That Inform, Teach, & Inspire

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10 Animation Blogs That Inform, Teach, & Inspire

This post has been inspired by a child sitting in front of the television and refusing to budge while her favorite animation show plays on. Some years back that was me and perhaps you. The enduring magic of animation has caught our imagination and made childhood a fantasy world. Let’s see what happens behind the scenes with the help of these top animation blogs.

03-05-2011
10 Animation Blogs That Inform, Teach, & Inspire
Make Your Text Editing Jobs Better With Dolphin Text Editor [Windows]

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Make Your Text Editing Jobs Better With Dolphin Text Editor [Windows]

Dolphin Text Editor v1.6 is a lightweight Windows app that adds some functional extras to any Windows program that handles text. Sitting in the System Tray, it can be brought up with a hotkey and the text formatting commands applied on the selected text. Dolphin Text Editor is a free software (for personal use) and it runs on all Windows versions and all Windows software.

02-05-2011
Make Your Text Editing Jobs Better With Dolphin Text Editor [Windows]
How To Link To A Specific Part Of A Webpage & Share It

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How To Link To A Specific Part Of A Webpage & Share It

What if you wanted to send someone a specific part or line of a webpage (instead of the entire page) as a link? A click on the link should then take the receiver directly to that specific part of the webpage. Citebite and Awesome Highlighter are the web apps that satisfy our double requirements of simplicity and utility.

29-04-2011
How To Link To A Specific Part Of A Webpage & Share It
7 Websites for Biographies of Famous and Inspirational People

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7 Websites for Biographies of Famous and Inspirational People

We are all interested in what the next man is doing. Biographies give us a historical look into the lives and times of notable people. Reading up on biographies can be about general knowledge, about research, or simply about inspiration. Here are the top seven sources for you to visit if you are interested in the biographies of the who’s who.

27-04-2011
7 Websites for Biographies of Famous and Inspirational People
5 Websites On Aircrafts & The History Of Flight

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5 Websites On Aircrafts & The History Of Flight

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; that wasn’t just the title of the 1965 British comedy film but also the title that should be bestowed on those fearless men who managed the modern miracle of flight possible. Today, we take airplanes and flying for granted. But where it not for developments beginning early (in fact earlier) last century, we still would have been grounded on terra firma.

26-04-2011
5 Websites On Aircrafts & The History Of Flight
5 Websites for Self Improvement With Some Anonymous Feedback From Friends

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5 Websites for Self Improvement With Some Anonymous Feedback From Friends

The web lends itself quite well to anonymity. Visit a blog and you can rant or rave without disclosing your identity. Anonymous feedback (or any feedback) if constructive is a great tool for betterment of a service, or as we will see – an individual.

25-04-2011
5 Websites for Self Improvement With Some Anonymous Feedback From Friends
Learn How to Make Paper Airplanes With These Five Paper Craft Websites

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Learn How to Make Paper Airplanes With These Five Paper Craft Websites

Paper airplanes have been as much a part of our growing up as has been the dream of flying. Many among us have taken this up further into a lifelong hobby. Learning to make paper planes is not just about creasing the paper at the folds and throwing it up in the air. It is aeronautical science at its most fundamental.

22-04-2011
Learn How to Make Paper Airplanes With These Five Paper Craft Websites
7 Websites For Pixel Art Tutorials And Creative Inspiration

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7 Websites For Pixel Art Tutorials And Creative Inspiration

If you stare at a computer screen, then you know what pixels are all about. On the computer screen or even on mobile ones, you would have come across pixel art. The popularity of pixel art is also well illustrated by the range of online pixel art creators that help you create some cool pixel art drawings.

20-04-2011
7 Websites For Pixel Art Tutorials And Creative Inspiration
5 Twitter Job Services For Some Real-Time Job Search

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5 Twitter Job Services For Some Real-Time Job Search

Twitter may not merit a serious look as a job hunting and recruitment tool. But that’s something a fresher or even an experienced professional will be ill advised to overlook. You can bet that when Twitter increasingly has the power to spread revolutions, it can be a vital ally of your job hunting campaign.

19-04-2011
5 Twitter Job Services For Some Real-Time Job Search
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