Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
At the height of his power, Alexander the great, the undisputed master of the known world (at that time) would still draw his sword first at the beginning of the war and his horse(s) would charge in the front and lead his men to the war. Alexander felt that he could not ask his men to risk their lives unless he was willing to demonstrate by his actions that he had complete confidence in the outcome.
The sight of Alexander charging forward so excited and motivated his soldiers that no force on earth could stand before them..A leader is able to inspire the "fire to do" in others.
That kind of confidence make men believe in the leader.
I am not back from any soft skill training, but this is inspirational.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Now dog faeces was found in the CWG Village (just like any other village in India) and then this and this.
Really embarrassing and bad news. We have spoilt our image due to corruption. Shame on the organizers for spoiling India's image.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday Morning (2004) Maroon 5 Song (Beginning is really good, but then it loses steam)
Sunday Morning (1967) by Velvet Underground (Heard this recently )
I like Velvet Underground version - very lullaby-ish : Andy Warhol's group....
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Sri Lankan president extends grip on power
By Jane Cowan
Updated 8 hours 15 minutes ago
The Sri Lankan president will extend his grip on power after the country's parliament voted to amend the constitution.
In what critics describe as "the last nail in the coffin" of Sri Lankan democracy, the country's parliament passed a constitutional amendment abolishing two-term presidential limits.
The changes also loosen rules designed to prevent the politicalisation of the police and the judiciary.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected in January after the government won the 25-year-old civil war against the Tamil Tigers.
He can now stand for re-election in 2016.
Mr Rajapaksa is popular with Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority but critics have accused him of stifling dissent.
He had already been accused of ignoring the rule of law and jailing opponents.
Other changes empower him to appoint top judges and other public officials unfettered by any legal veto.
Mani Ratnam made Ravana and revived the trend ;-) and now it looks like Ramayana will repeat all over again..Looks like a new Lankeshwar in the making..
Friday, September 03, 2010
Nirvana near the ABB compound. Enlightened. It was like the Billie Jean video.