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Entries from November 2004

Bangalore World University

November 22nd, 2004 · No Comments

In about six hours I’ll be hopping on board a taxi that will begin a magical journey to Bangalore (in south India), taking in Heathrow, Zurich and Mumbai. Oh, when I say ‘magical’, what I mean is ‘excessively long, unexciting and very likely stressful and unclean’. Once I get to Bangalore and meet my friend [...]

Tags: adrian · india · travel

How to obtain a visa for India in London

November 16th, 2004 · 300 Comments

A brief guide on how to get a visa from India House in Aldwych, London.

Tags: india · london

Space Odyssey

November 14th, 2004 · No Comments

When you think of big budget BBC documentaries, Walking with Dinosaurs normally comes up top. While it was a big hit, I wasn’t too fond of it because I didn’t think the CGI looked quite as good as Jurassic Park and hence looked a bit too shiny and unrealistic. However, their latest documentary, Space Odyssey: [...]

Tags: bbc · review · science · space

Fight the good fight

November 11th, 2004 · 3 Comments

I’ve often wondered what it is I’d like to do in my life. Science, Mars, politics (of the non-traditional sort), education, alternate reality games have all appealed and continue to appeal. But perhaps one of the things I feel most passionately about is intelligent thinking and rational thought – science and the enlightenment, in short. [...]

Tags: adrian · science · space · spec

Ultraviolet

November 11th, 2004 · No Comments

Over the past few years I’d heard a lot about Ultraviolet, a Channel 4 science fiction miniseries about vampires. Since I wasn’t into Buffy at the time and was concerned that it’d be like all other UK science fiction efforts (i.e. nice idea, bad execution), I gave it a miss. Ultraviolet only ran for a [...]

Tags: review · sf · tv