Showing posts from November, 2012

Tech - Evolution of Google Search

In my previous article , I compared the evolution of google and bing. Now, google seems to be going deeper into it's knowledge graph.  The changes are becoming apparent for multi-word searches where a context can be derived. Try searching for  'daniel day lewis movies', 'tolkien books', 'murugan idli shop in chennai', 'london theatres'. The search results are completely transformed. I have to admit, I personally like the results. The results have a bit more coherence and context, not just a list of links to sites.  Search results from on 27-November-12. Click image to zoom. As with everything, there are both pros and cons to the knowledge graph. Pros: Use curated content in the knowledge graph to offset the current lack of integration with popular social networking sites like twitter and facebook. Mitigate the risk of content moving behind paywalls (example - news) or state intervention (as being proposed in France, Ge

Savour the time

Savour the time Turin is one of Italy's foremost industrial and cultural centres. Befitting that status, the slow food movement started from this city. Turin recently hosted the international slow food festival . Today's recipe is a tribute to the slow food movement. As much as the food, it matters that you also savour the time you spend making it. Sambar is a pretty common dish in south India. Here is a variation with some mango in it. Contributed by  Rajan Manickavasagam . Published  25. November 2012 Mixed Vegetable Sambar Ingredients 1 green chilli 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 chopped red onion 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste 1 sliced drumstick 2 diced small aubergines 1 diced raw mango 1 diced tomato  1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste) 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1 tablespoon of sambar powder 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder 1 cup of moong daal (split yellow lentil) 1 teaspoon of asafoetida 1 tablespoon of crushed black peppe