Silicon Valley chief’s meteoric rise… in just two hours!

The world knows too well of Google's climb to fame... and fortune. But senior management executive (VP) Alan Eustace, at this renowned Silicon Valley company, can now proudly boast about the personal accomplishment literally under his belt. His daredevil feat yesterday has nothing to do with Google. The stupendous success with his "wild, wild ride", … Continue reading Silicon Valley chief’s meteoric rise… in just two hours!

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Sports and silhouettes after sunset… California!

Sports and silhouettes after sunset... California! Originally uploaded by chitralekhan Heard of parasailing, paragliding, parachuting... now here's some kitesurfing, or you may also hear of kiteboarding... a fine example of Extreme Sports... they're such a pretty sight... awesome!

A story of human resilience… and society’s humaneness!

Tales of compassion, resilience towards life's adversities, and stories of hope in the face of unthinkable challenges are always so fascinating... I just finished reading one such story, "The Hard and the Soft", brought to us by op-ed columnist, David Brooks, of The New York Times. Speaking of Norway's winnings at the recent Winter Olympics, he … Continue reading A story of human resilience… and society’s humaneness!

$200,000 go up in thin air!

For those following this story, just imagine! Today, Michel Fournier was going to make history if he broke the records by falling off from the stratosphere. Alas, the helium-filled balloon would have been worth every cent of the $200,000 (no error in the zeroes) it cost, if only... But in what seemed to be a … Continue reading $200,000 go up in thin air!

Michel Fournier… slated to break records by breaking through sound barriers.

What’s a 64-year old man planning to do with a phone-booth sized round capsule and a three-layered towering balloon? Well, he’s preparing to take-off, and make an ascent of 40 kilometers above the ground, seated in this capsule filled with pure oxygen (to be replaced with nitrogen when the door shuts). After a two and … Continue reading Michel Fournier… slated to break records by breaking through sound barriers.