Category Archives: Society & Culture

The dying breed of libraries

I used to think that libraries were dying. In a world slowly governed by ebooks, physical books are a dying breed (exception being cookbooks and specialist literature). Now I’m sitting in a library. Not because of the books, but because … Continue reading

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The theme of life

Happiness research is the new drug where you practically hit walls with well-meant advice about how to live a happy, prosperous life.  I’m done with all things happiness related now. Why? Well, I have figured it out. It’s not about … Continue reading

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Was Jadurani re-initiated?

One of the questions that comes now and then is why Jadurani received the name Syamarani by Srila Narayana Maharaja. This is answered by Naryana Maharaja himself in the book “Walking with a saint” on page 4 which contains transcripts … Continue reading

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I am a little piece of Norway

That’s what it says on the bag – I am a little piece of Norway. Any Norwegian know what this bag is about: Milk chocolate from Freia. It was the best chocolate, could easily be compared to the quality of … Continue reading

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What makes or breaks a relationship?

I have no idea how to make a relationship works for years and years. Nowadays I notice whenever marriages ends after about twenty years – let me say it again, twenty years. That’s a long time – an eternity. That’s … Continue reading

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Wonderful internet

I come across things on the internet that are beautiful and I want to share, so here’s some catch I’ve found these past few days. A video that shows the beauty of our world, a happy christmas article and a … Continue reading

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Dagens kvinne”vennlige” nyheter

Jeg har sett meg lei på alle nyhetene som fokuserer på kjønnet kvinner. Overskriftene er som oftest negativt ladet, og jeg har kun opplevd en gang at en artikkel har fokusert negativt på menn for et år siden eller noe. … Continue reading

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Når vold og seksualitet får fritt leide

Overalt hvor en er, så  bugner det av seksualisert reklame og nyheter. Hvor mange ganger har man vel ikke hørt “Vi advarer om sterke scener i denne repotasjen” når man ser nyhetene, hvor resultatene av krig og vold kommer frem. … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the oslo terrorism

On 22nd July Oslo was hit by terrorism, first a bomb went of in the government quarter and then the massacre at Utøya. 77 people was killed and during the last week there have been funerals all over Norway. During … Continue reading

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Veien til jobbmarkedet

Norge har noen flotte velferdsordninger som gjør at 99% av befolkningen har tak over hodet og mat på bordet. Om man jobber og blir sykmeldt, så slipper man inntektstap. Er man så uheldig at man går arbeidsledig, så mottar man … Continue reading

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Tinie Tempah

Whenever I hear “Miami 2 Ibiza” I feel like I’m a frisky 18 year old again. I wish I was 18 year old with the hubris (and body) at the time, and could make a pass on Tinie Tempah. Just … Continue reading

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Crisis of faith

“I’m not so sure I believe in God anymore”, my friend Merete confided to me when I visited her this Easter. “hmm” was my first response, quickly followed by “Why?”. We have known each other for about 20 years and … Continue reading

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Criticizing employers and businesses online

The internet gives us another arena where we can divulge information about our lives, opinions on different subjects and day to day lives. We can also experience that friends, boyfriends, ex-something, family etc. does it for us, that they share … Continue reading

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Feminism today

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. Madeleine Albright A friend of mine, Merete, wrote on Facebook a wall status on the International Women’s day that she wasn’t a feminist, but wished all … Continue reading

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Facebook

Jeg har lenge vært tvilsom til Facebook og jeg har mistet mye av interessen min for det. Facebook har gått fra å være et morsomt tillegg i livet mitt til å bli et irritasjonsmoment. Når jeg leste Eirik Newth sitt … Continue reading

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VG’s Epic Fail

VG fikk problemer ikveld, og feilmeldingen deres er bare herlig.

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Ja til moms på ebøker!

Norske bøker har vært fritatt for moms, så når regjeringspartiene avviste forslag om fritak fra moms på ebøker kom dette som en overraskelse på mange. Momsfritaket har vært knyttet til fysiske bøker, lydbøker og tidsskrifter som har et politisk, litterært … Continue reading

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The french ban on burqa

Klassekampen had a good statement about the french ban on burqa (norwegian). The ban has to be violating one, if not several human rights. The ban will probably go some rounds in court, ending up at The International Court of … Continue reading

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As the ash is blowing in the wind

I’m thinking about high-speed trains and the benefits it would provide the society. The last three days of plane less skies and volcano ash shows just how vulnerable we are when we rely on one primary way of transportation. Having … Continue reading

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iam…. better because of it

The new people search iam.no finds information about Norwegian people. All one has to do is enter a name, and it finds information about the person in question. It displays information like name, adress, telephone number, birthday, relevant search hits, … Continue reading

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