Okay, a couple of things here.
For good writing lovers, check Outlook Magazine’s 10 years: anniversary special.
It has columns by Pankaj Mishra, Tarun Tejpal (of tehelka.com), Sagarika Ghose , Pico iyer, Sham Lal, Khushwant Singh and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to name a few.
And trust me on this, at Rs 15, it’s a steal.
Secondly, for all those lucky souls who have not upgraded their “yahoo messenger” to the new, “yahoo messenger with voice”- please stay away from this new version. It has lots of bugs. To name a few:
1. Sign in, Sign off and then Sign in again- and zap, the application crashes. I have checked this on both WinXP and Windows 2000 machines.
2. Late message delivery. The messages, for some strange reason, are not delivered on time. It takes a while for the message to appear on the other side. It is not because of any firewalls, routers etc because till last month when I was using the old messenger, anything like this never came up.
Now, you might ask how do I know that the messages are sent late.
I talk with my colleagues on Instant messengers all the time, even though they are seated a couple of feet away from me.