Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy new year guys !

Wishing you all a prosperous and happy new year.

And btw, tags are really convienient.You can apply them to older posts.
I have tagged all the older new year (Happy new year on Jan 1st 2005 and all that) posts.

Check this out.
Check this one on the birthday posts.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Big Brother speaks ....
George Bush declared "Another milestone" has been achieved.I am not sure whether it will have a good effect on Iraq. I am opposed to hanging. A lethal injection is a more dignified way if a society wants to get rid of a criminal...Fighting for breath for 10 minutes....Just think abt it.I keep remembering Iron Maiden's Hallowed be thy name if I think abt hanging.

There is a blog right from Iraq, which says this :

..... Bush has effectively created more terrorists in Iraq these last 4 years than Osama could have created in 10 different terrorist camps in the distant hills of Afghanistan.....

Basically, with this execution, what the Americans are saying is "Look—Sunni Arabs—this is your man, we all know this. We're hanging him—he symbolizes you." And make no mistake about it, this trial and verdict and execution are 100% American. Some of the actors were Iraqi enough, but the production, direction and montage was pure Hollywood (though low-budget, if you ask me).

You can view the blog right here.

And an american blogger who says :

Well good 'ole Bush said that Saddams death would not stop terrorism in Iraq ...
Then what the fuck did we kill him for.?

I agree that Saddam Hussein was a fucked up individual and had no place leading any country and the crimes against his own citizens should not have gone without punishment...........

Ok so does this mean that the US should remove every unsuitable , vicious leader from power and then execute him for crimes agains his people and other peoples. Well then we have lots to do .. . and that being said who is our judge? How many in the world feel that Bush is as big if not bigger terrorist that Saddam ever was? What if they were to invade our country , dipose our government and hold trial and execute our leader for crimes against the Iraqi people?

And cnn says ::

Meanwhile somewhere else far nearer to where I stay
I see this news.This is extremely disturbing...Man...This looks more like a silence of the lambs case.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Time's person of the year.

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who is Time's person of the year, tell all.

This year's time's person of the year, is YOU!
Because, it seems the Time magazine has a mirror (inside a computer).
By You Time means "the citizens of the new digital democracy."

Time says 'You control the Information Age.' By 'control' Time means only that everyone is created equal -- equally entitled to create content for the World Wide Web, which is controlled by neither law nor taste.

There is so much user-generated content on the web.Even though web was moving towards personalization rather than a "repository of uninteractive information" : Youtube, Blogging + Photo have empowered amateurs with some powerful tools.
Infact, I think Youtube is a great concept. People have started auditioning on Youtube to get noticed by Agents, and there is Youtube underground to encourage music. There are blogs where people like me can write whatever you want to.

An article excerpt to summarize this :-

'Who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I'm not going to watch 'Lost' tonight. I'm going to turn on my computer and make a movie starring my pet iguana? I'm going to mash up 50 Cent's vocals with Queen's instrumentals? I'm going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the union or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy and that passion?

''The answer is, you do. And for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is you.''

In the future, we may have three amateur band members; A singer in Bangalore, drummer in Chennai and one in Somalia trying to jam a session synchronously and creating world music. We will definitely have IP TV and making movies and songs maybe cheaper.

And yes, social networking is here to stay with improvements a lot of checks of security and behaviour and all that.

With so many things happening, I remember Andy Warhol's famous one-liner :-

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." may become quite true.`

Article here

Thursday, December 21, 2006

And now, Wharton and Harvard !!

Probably this is Lalu's best time as a politician. He is now the best performer of the PM's cabinet.But check this out :-

After giving management tips at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Bangalore, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad will share the reasons behind the turnaround of the Indian Railways with a group of students from Harvard and Wharton.

And more importantly (from my POV), there are strong rumors that the Indian Railways will purchase the GSMR wireless technology. I had written a very few lines of code and one small feature for the GSMR software and it was a very complex piece of code IU have ever seen/understood in my life. The whole code was developed in 1999-2002 and NOW it is coming to market!

Currently GSMR is used in Germany and other European countries.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Okay I have been accused that I am not evolved* on the blank noise project
by one such blogger.Okay, I am feeling like Prem Chopra now :-)))

I realise that the intentions of the project are noble.
But when it comes to "staring" I differ.

Let me clarify folks, by "eve teasing" I exclusively referred to "staring" of people NOT any other physical contact or some kind of harassment.

Staring can be caused because of many cases.These are the following :-

a) "Staree Z" wants a "Starer X" to notice.
And some other "Starer Y" else notices and passes a remark to Z causing mental torture to Z.

Whose mistake is it ?

b) "Staree Z" doesnt want "Starer Y" to notice
There are two cases here :-

Case 1 : If Y is a daydreamer who is in the perpetual habit of staring things while getting lost in thought, and his intention was not to cause discomfort, it is not his mistake

Case 2: If Y purposefully wanted to stare, which may be some kind of offense (yes I completely agree with it).However, here everything depends on the way a Staree handles her/him in this situation. I like analogies. To give an analogy here :-

You have a diamond necklace you want to wear to a party which catches immediate attention.There are 10 robbers on the road who will snatch it if they see it. It is your responsibility to either wear a sweatshirt and walk across to the party or take a gamble with the robbers.What will you do ? Will you make a propoganda to the robbers about your rights of wearing a diamond necklace? .

I may sound caustic, but it is the truth.

*Note 1 : On a lighter side, Speaking of evolution, We call apes as "apes".But just stop and think who evolved from whom and who is aping whom ?

*Note 2 : On a lighter side, Pink Floyd's lyrics like this will be meaningless :-

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me.
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand
The best I can.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lambodara Lakumikara |
Ambaa suta Amara Vinutha ||

This was a song composed by Purandara Dasa which is taught in Carnatic music.
This was the first song which was sung by Richie (from Bayview, CA) just a few hours ago !

People, welcome the new and improved and musically inclined Richie back in Bengalooru :-) for a few days only

heheh....2 more boyz will be coming this weekend. It promises to be an exciting week!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sreesanth's reaction to Nel.

Andre Nel Gives Sreesanth some trash talk and the next ball Sreesanth smashes it for a six! followed by some wicked dance as a reaction to andre nel's provocation

Watch Sreesanth's revenge on youtube.

blank noise project

In a new world of equality, in a new www of equality, I found feminists!!!!!!!

Man! These e-Feminists take eve-teasing to a new level.
I stumbled upon a site dedicated to anti-eve-teasing.

Is eve-teasing really so serious ? I think it should be taken sportively and women should know how to handle it.I have never eve-teased, but if a girl is really good looking 100% of the guys cant help staring and sometimes, even , making a remark. It is pretty natural (even the girls know it) , right ?

This is the URL BLANK NOISE PROJECT for the anti-eve teasing squad.

I wrote a comment for them. I am an anti-feminist and I believe in equality.

My comment was written in the spur of a moment.It ran something like this :-

Hmm.I stumbled upon this website by chance.
All I can say is , I differ on many view points here.

This is a classic case of sensationalizing a whole issue as common as "eve teasing". It is ubiquitous and it is going to be there as long as humans exist.

"Eve teasing" and looking is more of a biological behaviour rather than a societal one.

Picture this:-

If ANY OF YOU "harassed girls" were a GUY ,you wouldnt start such a project, because you would be one of the guys teasing a girl. It is natural.

The very nature of eve-teasing is analogous to a like a "clap" which requires two hands. If you contribute and act as a superior species, you tend to get teased more.

By promoting such ideas, by saying powerful words like "trauma" and upsetting the "mental health of women", you are just taking a small thing to ridiculous proportions....

But I am sure there are many guys around there, who have different views.
Whatever! Women are pampered.Thats all I can say.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What I want to do ..

When I am in Bangalore ..

Lovely food at home .. Mom's ofcourse (desperately waiting)..and this time I will have my Sis-in-law too.. ofcos my aunt and ajji
catch all my friends (no exceptions of missing out anyone)
Go travelling, (atleast a day), by car.. I need to drive my SWIFT ... :)
Eat out at all the fav hangouts - SLV, BCB, Ashoka Pillar, Pavitra, bhel puri etc etc etc.
visit some dhabas .. :)..
India rocks in food .. such good food for so less :)

Samarthanam .. and I want to go with the DSF guys once to a school
Watch some movies .. and buy some dvds.. rang de basanti ..

nightout at Teju's / papanna's place .... and talk the whole night ..

3 more exams stand between me and all these.. just 3 more .. inconsequential exams :) ..

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Killing the fun..

The whole concept behind devising exams, is to kill the fun of learning .. :D ..

The mood is quite gloomy around the campus.. The weather is awful too.
Everyone is locked in room cramming every bit to give their best in the next 4 days. Suddenly, the competitive atmosphere has brought the coldness in people and atomosphere.
No one smiles or talks .. everyone is running around.. even in the bathrooms .. 2 min baths ..

Heard that the library is overflowing .. u c reading people everywhere.. quite sadddddddd... 4 more days .. end to the drama for me atleast .. some people will have one more exam .. :D ..

A friend of mine who was to be on campus today, gave a miss .. uhhhhhhhh...

The sun isnt shining anymore on the UST campus.. exam time u c ..

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Kiran should give us a treat !!

After seeing this . 90 million dollars maga!!!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Beta blogger

The alpha-q blogger switched to the new "beta" blogger and the result is stupid. They have made the login very cumbersome. For me, I have to first login in the blogger account and later in the gmail account.


I have this bad habit of trying something new without thinking abt the consequences. Or sometimes I am just too woolheaded. This was for the dialogues on the Yamaha yesterday

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Been to Casino Royale and boy! I liked the movie. Especially the "chemistry" between James Bond and his love Vesper Lynd. The new James Bond is good with a short hair cut and the stunts are pretty good (especially the one that happens in Madagascar). And the suits are perfect to the T.

Hmm. Eva Green is a good choice. I was surprised to know that she was a French actress. Her accent and even her lip movement sounded/looked prudently british.

Well,I suggest you have a look at BV's review over here

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Looking forward ..

The outlook for december is both bright and dull.. dull cos I have 4 exams continously.. sun - wednesday.. this is the first time after primary school I will be having such a schedule .. 4 exams with no break .. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

but after that .. I shall be in Bangalore .. my home sweet town..:).. I am excited to travel back for a break .. the excitement is about CHANGE.. someone said change is the essence of life .. people need variations, high variety means high quality of life.. one place where 6 sigma crap doesnt apply - oh yeah I am sitting in an OM class right now .. I am listening this great things about GE, Motorola, toyota.. and crap my company had a six sigma initiative too.. and our project was one of the coveted Ginny pigs for that initiative ..

back to blore, mane, friends,slv, BCB, Vidyarthi bhavan, MTR, bhel puri, paani puri .. ohhhh I am excited ..

Richie, lets play some poker too.. teju mane alli adda, Nair will u b there ?

I really really hope I get my tickets today...:)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Colorful Language?

"For years flying has been the preserve of rich fuckers. Now everyone can afford to fly."

This was a quote from a CEO of an airline.This wouldnt have been termed as "colorful" if a layman said it. It would have been called vulgar. Nonetheless, with so many ass-lickers in the planet, they would term it as "coloful".

O'Leary makes colourful and extravagant use of the English language

When a layman speaks something like this, I am sure it will not be called as "Colorful" language!!

Have a look at some of these quotes by Michael O'Leary, the CEO of RyanAir.

n the slightly wider Airbus A320 fuselage: Ive heard a lot of horseshit about a wider fuselage. I've yet in 15 years in this industry to meet one passenger who booked his ticket based on that. The seats have been wide enough and the aisles have been wide enough for passengers

On rivalry with British Airways: "There's too much 'we really admire our competitors'. All bollocks. Everyone wants to kick the shit out of everyone else. We want to beat the crap out of BA. They mean to kick the crap out of us."

My favorite was this :-

"It feels like Laurel and bloody Hardy are working at the Department of Transport coming up with these security measures."

More on Wikipedia


As another weekend passes by, I notice a pattern in my thought. I keep "getting the big picture" EXCLUSIVELY during the weekends ONLY."Getting the big picture" is a synonym for stirring up under-currents for your inner peace.This symptom doesnt happen on a weekday.I guess I am too busy to notice it.So, is it better to get "lost in the details" and forget "the big picture".

One part of my mind says Why not ?
Another part says immediately Why, "why not?" ?

Okay, now moving on, I saw two movies. One was Dhoom2 and the other was "The Shining".I liked them both.I want to write a serious review on both of these, but I guess I am too lazy to start thinking about. I am still thinking about a necklace problem which I saw morning in the topcoder website. I wonder how the "coders" get answers in 1 minute 15 seconds. Phew.I have to pep myself up for tomorrow.Some josh is lost..

Monday morning blues have started at Sunday evening itself. Irli....