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Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Shapely Prose

Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs.  She practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and makes world-class apricot muffins.

Gentlemen. Thank you for reading.

Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good sort of person. You are kind to children and animals. You respect the elderly. You donate to charity. You tell jokes without laughing at your own punchlines. You respect women. You like women. In fact, you would really like to have a mutually respectful and loving sexual relationship with a woman. Unfortunately, you don’t yet know that woman—she isn’t working with you, nor have you been introduced through mutual friends or drawn to the same activities. So you must look further afield to encounter her.

So far, so good. Miss LonelyHearts, your humble instructor, approves. Human connection…

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Guide to designing Indian Political Posters

Doing Jalsa & Showing Jilpa

Are some misinformed people telling you that IT, Retail and Property are the new explosive growth industries? Do not pay any attention to them. In fact, if the industry I am going to be talking about has its way, you will not be able to pay attention to anything else.

Indian Political Posters.

There are more DMK, AIADMK, BJP and Congress posters than trees in Chennai. Further, it is estimated that in the next 5 years, political posters will cover the entire surface of India with a kilometer thick layer of bamboo poles, plastic sheets, lies, bombast and questionable graphic design. So if you even have half a neuron dedicated to the pursuit of common sense, you will stop wasting your time reading blogs and gain what is arguably the most in-demand skill in India today – Political Poster Design using Adobe Photoshop CS3. And look no further. As…

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To B or Not to B

The B word? Blog!

For the longest time I wasn’t sure if I was ready to. Then I took a leap of faith and started thinking to myself “How hard could it be to write?”. What I hadn’t realized was “What am I going to write about?!”

So I decided to take some time out and prepare a rough pros & cons list:

Reasons why I should blog Reasons why I shouldn’t blog
 Because I already paid for the domain.  My family can read it.
 Can express my ideas and share my knowledge.  Realization that my ideas suck and
Google already has all the answers.
 Someone may accidentally click on an ad and  make me money.  This will never happen because all my visitors
will have AdBlock installed.
 May actually have a successful blog with lots of  followers.  Save myself from the pain of heartbreak when  no one visits.
 Sharpen my writing skills, stimulate my grey cells.  Can instead spend this time playing Dota / sleeping.
 May improve my chances of getting hired as a  writer.  Can get me fired from my present job.

As you can see, this list isn’t conclusive and didn’t really serve any purpose …

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Banking like a Boss

If you’ve ever been working in the Middle East, chances are that you’ve been contacted by a bank regarding some lucrative deals that are available for a “limited time only“. I know, I’ve been there too. The reason why most people are afraid to sign up for these offers are because banks are rarely upfront, and we fear the consequences of the “fine print“.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford

This is the way in which banks have always operated and it isn’t going to change. However, understanding how these offerings work will enable you to pick and benefit from the one that’s most suited to your needs.

Enter Souqalmal.com, a website that offers  comparisons between products offered by leading  financial institutions in the region.  Their comprehensive database of credit cards, loans, bank accounts and their most recent foray into education, enables them to highlights the pro’s and con’s of each of the listed products. If this wasn’t enough, you can go through the user reviews posted at the bottom of the page, saving you the trouble of approaching multiple vendors and skimming through all that fine print!

Well begun is half done

Allow me to begin by introducing myself – I’m lazy. If I were a supervillain, procrastination would be my power. For a long time now, I’ve been asked by many people close to me to write / blog, but I’ve never really got around to it. To give you a rough idea of this lethargy, this blog was created in June 2013, but the first post was published in March 2014 … You read that right!

Anyway, now that the first steps have been taken in the right direction, I intend to share with you the most random of things through this blog. Hope to keep you entertained!