Sunday, November 28, 2010

NYTimes: A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web

From The New York Times:

A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web

Vitaly Borker welcomes customer complaints, saying they vault his business higher in Internet search results.

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whoa..programming at 9!
I envy these kids :) (for all their exposure)

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great post on deficiencies of social networks

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Friday, May 28, 2010

technology that have changed your life (using the term technology quite narrowly)

List the technology/products that have caused a real change in your life. Here goes my list: -

(1) computer
(2) operating systems
(3) programming languages (after all I earn my living by coding)
(4) internet + www
(5) email
(6) IM
(7) mobile phone
(8) search engines
(9) online mapping services
(10) finding free stuff instantly online :) anything; news, books, movies, music, ...
(11) flash memory
(12) broadband internet

What's yours?

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Friday, November 06, 2009

The recent Madhu Koda scandal raises once again the question (as I believe that I am no novel thinker) :
"Should corrupt politicians be charged with deliberate murder ?? Why??
because they swindle astronomical quantities of public money that could have been used to prevent children from dying off hunger, from getting malnutrition ed, could have prevented suicides of farmers. Aren't these two issues deeply coupled?? Atleast one constitutional machinery (legislature, executive, & judiciary) has to start taking the lives of citizens very-very seriously. As these corruption scandals hold (relatively) less incentives for judiciary so it appears they are the natural choice for the above task. Its time, judiciary makes an example out of these moochers. A precedent has to be set which acts as a very effective deterrent. Nothing less than life sentence for Koda, death penalty even better"

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Negi.............Shailendra Negi

This is like the most imaginative, creative, impulsive pic I have ever encountered. I am pretty sure, quite a few members of the fairer sex will be feeling nervous seeing this pic. But, for Negi this sort of reaction is very normal, and what can he do? Cutting out the crap, presenting to you (if you play 007 music in the background it will totally go by this pic)


Shailendra Negi. (can anything other than a full stop come after Negi?)

If you don't know, he likes it (Martini you perverts) shaken, not stirred.

This is the legend who warded off a very serious heart-attack threat by drinking water and walking in feverish pace around the hostel corridors.

He could have been touring the world with the Indian Cricket team, he could have been playing for Manchester United, or even he could have been the Tarzan scaling the trees in Uttarakhand, but, he was grateful enough to grace lesser mortals like us with his presence amongst us.

Cheers to The man, the legend!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What is the meaning?

of life? of all this chasing and running? when all that you are running for can be over in a split second. What is the use then? Isn't it better that we live each moment of whatever we have got? What we have to lose? May be it won't get over for us so quickly as for some of our unfortunate friends and then we might end up cursing ourselves -- why didn't we run more? why did we give up the chase? But, is the chase/run ever over? has anybody seen the full stop? you always run out of road. There is never an end. So, I have started to believe that live life as it is going to be your last day, don't take anything that you have, any people who care about you for granted, because you really don't know if it might be the last time you are seeing them and you might never get a chance a make up.

May their soul rest in peace

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Backlash in Bihar - train torched

I guess that Mr. Raj Thackeray would be breathing a sigh of relief and accomplishment as with all his activities it appears this is what he intended. People like Raj Thackeray are more dangerous than your Laskar-e-Toiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and what not, because, atleast those outfits are banned. But, people like Thackeray live among us, spread sedition and hatred everyday. So, what is the solution? the government cannot take a step as radical as banning MNS for ever, naming it as a terrorist organization, putting Mr Tackeray in jail (not to let him go out on bail the next day). Why? Why can't this be done? because, if they do this, what happens to uncle Bal? why is he free? why has he been free for so long? what happens to Narendra Modi? what happens to RSS? why are those f**kers free even after assassinating Mahatma Gandhi? what happens to Bajrang dal? what happens to many of the dravidian parties who use the linguistic card?

So, what are we left with? what is the solution? May be its what Lala Har Dyal (founder of Gadar party) pointed out many many years before: -
"our object is not to reform government, but to reform it away, leaving, if necessary only nominal traces of its existence."
You may term that an anarchist's point of view? but, what good, both you and me are for? other than talking!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Raj arrested" - making of Mahatma

yeah!, why? because, the next thing you know everytime a crooked politician is arrested (I never said that The Gandhi was crooked), he comes out way too quickly on bail, and then there is a huge crowd of paid-to-be-there/good-for-nothing people waiting outside the police station for him, shouting slogans, throwing garlands. Meanwhile, what is Mr. Crooked Politician doing? Both his hands are joined and has a very cliche'd smile on his lips - and why not? he has become Mahatma Gandhi. Every time a politician goes to jail in India, he/she thinks that he has got a bit of the noble man inside him. What the...... But, like many things this "What the...." is easier said then done, because, these kind of gimmicks seem to work good for the vote bank of our Mr. Crooked Politician.

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