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Fixing "No Sound in Ubuntu"

A few days back, I tried to play a video on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 and to my surprise, the audio could not be heard. I tried different Sound Settings, but could not find anything wrong there.


Inform, Amuse and Provoke - Khushwant Singh

A little while ago, I was reading "Khushwantnama - The Lessons of My Life" by Khushwant Singh.

In the chapter "Journalism Then and Now", Khushwant Singh writes -

I have never made any distinctions between Journalism and literature. They're both about communication. I had no problems writing about politics because I had opinions and I wasn't scared to air them.I was full of self-confidence and belief in my three-pronged formula of inform, amuse, provoke.The above 3 words are very important for any writer. A writer's writing should be to inform his readers, amuse them and provoke them to think after they have finished reading.

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1-day Free eBook Offer: Wise Enough To Be Foolish

Amazon India has come up with 1 day free ebook offer with one of the best selling novels written by Gauri Jayaram. The book, Wise Enough To Be Foolish is an honest, fictionalized memoir of an Indian girl who feels insecure as a child and grows up to a self-confident young woman.

The novel is quite autobiographical, yet entertaining. The book is written in a lucid way and as you read further, you feel as if some girl is depicting her story while you are relaxing.

The book talks of the different aspects of a girl's life in Indian context, ranging from teenage feelings to infatuation to some serious relationship and some bit of child abuse too. It also deals with the feelings towards parents during adolescent years and their stern approach, typical for Indians.

The eBook is free on the Amazon Kindle Store (India) for today. If you don't have Amazon Kindle, then you can also read the ebook by downloading the Kindle app on your phone or tablet. It supports Android devices, iPhone and …