29 December 2007

Life Tips or just plain farce

I was watching an amazing show on MTV. It was filled with true sarcasm by VJ Cyrus,the Virus. He had those seemingly genuine disgust against the 'Life Tips' show called 'Love Bites'. Seriously what are those shows for. They tell you what to wear, what to eat and what to talk. Bloody hell, where is the real you. You want some idiot to fall in love with someone else. Or should I say that all people will fall in love with the person with same kind of personality. Yeah really I would have never discovered how to date and how to fall in love, rather make someone fall in love with me. I admit that I do not command any experience on the subject, (I am still happy) but all this seems farce to me. You would actually be believing that one size fits all. Please give me a break. I wonder if there is any blog which is actually into this stuff(It being there wont surprise me, though being other way round would). Anyways I would seriously like to consider the qualification of the so called Gurus. But then there is no dearth of these sorts of Gurus, you can pick any of the so called lifestyle and learn about all the best of styles. But serious question is, where does individual taste and style go. Any answers readers.

Those 8 questions - Question 7

Can the impact of your actions rippling into the future be
considered an immortal soul?

Well actually isn't that whats supposed to be meant when we say some great soul is still with us. When you believe in something, least little thing that you need is some proof. So please excuse, this is no question at all.

PS: This continues as a series of questions posed as explained here.

Other related posts are:

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/those-8-questions-question-6.html

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/those-8-questions-question-5.html

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/those-8-questions-question-4.html

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/those-8-questions-question-3.html

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/are-humans-product-of-skilled-or.html

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/10/if-you-suspected-you-were-deluded-how.html

18 December 2007

Orkut's Indian Connection

Indians are heavily influencing orkut. Well it should have been with so many Indian just hooked onto Orkut and so many developers coming out of India every year. I am sure google too recruits them like many other software giants. Well a proof of that was uncovered to me a few days ago when I tried to get the location of the thumbnails in the friends update. It was something like

http://img1.orkut.com/images/chhota/15/556/677123.jpg?tid=123213

I just managed to notice the word 'chhota'. Now thats a nice desi way to say, thumbnails. No wonder orkut is getting feature laden each day. Not because the developers are Indians, but this small thing shows the passion they are carrying while developing this amazing social network. I truly believe that this kind of passion is what makes things go beyond the ordinary.

16 December 2007

Is there a righteous voice left in India

I really felt pained when I browsed through the forums at expressindia.com and rediff.com. These are forums which are below each news topic. I felt there are only two kinds of people out there. One who hate Narendra Modi for all reasons known and unknown and others who loved him for reasons all known and unknown. Now what pains me is that instead trying to point that the opposition(Congress) is doing good work for farmers and all in other states like Maharashtra and AP(Well this indeed is with a lot of sarcasm). They are only trying to justify that Narendra Modi is a killer. Bloody hell if he is a killer, he is dangerous, what the hell is a central government there for. But then they are all sayers and never the doers. Unlike Modi who actually does something and talks a lot about other things. He does not clearly made a pro cotton farmer policy(Read here). But sadly Congress feels its unnecessary to make its something of an issue. Instead it tried to make use of the standard Communal-Secular rhetoric and Mr Modi is all too comfortable talking on those lines. I really wont be surprised to see him coming back to power. He has Gujrat Asmita as his trump card to keep off all the dirt and mud Congress is trying to splash on him. Instead he got them on the wrong foot with Afzal Guru. Now even I think that he is probably kept alive so that the terrorists would kidnap some innocent Indians and make sure that he is released in return. Then everyone will be happy. {Sad}

11 December 2007

Vista is less pirated, should Microsoft rejoice or worry

According to this story by Engadget, the rate of piracy of Vista is half of XP. Now should MS be happy about. After all piracy is low. But are they overlooking the fact that people hate Vista even if its free or at real dirt cheap prices. There have been several instances where people have downgraded their system to XP instead of the standard Vista. If the kind of hard selling that they are doing, I feel they are pretty much aware of the fact that people just dont trust Windows Vista. The acceptance level has reached a new low. The only way for them to outsell is to make their earlier product look bad. But then why would not they believe that the competitor (Linux and Mac) would not be dubbed as better creations. I really dont know if Vista is all that bad. I am happy with XP provided by office. I plan not to shift to Vista, unless forced. So the big question is, would you shift to Vista, even if it were to be free?

08 December 2007

Out of the world job offer from Google

I just happened to chance upon this amazing job offer from Google. Its a really out of the world offer. Guys if you are really interested real hard core technology development related activities, please read through. It may be once in a life time chance. The best part is that its open to all and the location is onsite, on Moon. I just cant imagine the pay package of Google, plus onsite fees. Probably if you thought onsite chance from an Indian Services company can do you good for a couple of years, well with Google it might be what you need in this lifetime, unless of course there are some people who are working to prolong your life(Read here) . But then, thats always a possibility. Anyways, the fact is, work is going to be a really challenging one. You will be doing some hardcore research and development work, including but not limited to, algorithm development, page rank optimizations and newer web related technologies. So what are you waiting for, jump on guys.

Some additional information is here

This one is about the Spaceship creation competition http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/

This one is about securing the NASA runway http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/13/technology/13google.html

This one is about what to expect at the interview at Google http://www.randomperspective.com/page.asp?1news/2/091 

PS: I am not applying because I am really like to be down to earth {Happy}

06 December 2007

Who is a terrorist ?

Mr. Narendra Modi has asked a very valid question. I wonder how come no one ever asked it for so long. What is the future for Mr Afzal Guru. I get a feeling that this Congress government is waiting for another hijacking to happen and it is able to release Mr Afzal 'Inncocent' Guru. Why the heck is government taking the killing of brave Indian Jawans lite. I feel they are more concerned with getting the votes banks right than doing right thing.

I dont feel anything wrong with the fact that Mr Modi is trying to talk the right stuff, to counter the acid attack on him carried out with the worst kind of degratory words rather than certain actions which were aught to be taken by the Congress Government in power. But I seriously doubt that taking sides on the terrorist(Making assumptions based on all info available to me). Its like you want to make the supporter of Dawood Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of India. People seem to have forgotten what Sanjay Dutt must have had received. He is no innocent, he is no follower of Gandhi, he is no Munna. He is a supporter of terrorists and has helped them not once but several times even after being arrested under TADA. He perhaps deserves a much more severe punishment than what he is getting. But thanks to Congress probably he would never get it. Now is a supporter of terrorist better or worse than a terrorist.

There are people who dont even want to look at the right side. The worst part is they are siding with Sanjay Dutt. Supporters of his are equal to the Al-Qaeda supporters. So are the supporters of Afzal Guru. I really dont know what the heck is the Congress Government waiting for.

But then again the truth be told that Mr. Narendra Modi is no saint. If he tries to justify the killing of Sohrabuddin, then he is wrong. He just fails to see the death and possibly rape of several other innocent in the name of encounters. To promote or justify it as well an unforgivable offence. But then the name calling being done in Gujrat is all started by the shameless Sonia Gandhi. All these words are great political rhetoric. Indian elections are never won by making yourself bigger( You know what happened when BJP tried in the last Loksabha Elections), its always on pointing fingers at others. Yeah if you ask anyone, what should be done who harms Indians, well the answer is obvious. Kill him. They being muslims cannot be reason to discount them. If they did it, they must pay for it.

Both Mr Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi are being equals in promoting injustice. Are not these two as much terrorists as the Afzal and Sohrabuddin? You believe Mr Modi is a saint??? Read here .

05 December 2007

Yeh india ka naatak hain bhidu

Well I dont know if accidentally I had made some correct statements in this post about sikhs. I was so sure that it had no intellectual value but then I read this story. So here its says that Mr Anil Ambani is at fault for 'allegedly' circulating derogatory jokes against the Sikh community through its mobile Internet services. The masterminds again are from Lucknow, Lucknow Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee(LGPC). Seems like Lucknow is fast turning hub for all kinds of religious intolerance and communalism.

I would like the LGPC people to first read the classics by Khushwant Singh. His jokes are the best of their kind. He is one guy which really made the sardar jokes reach out to the market. Then came the MTV and Mr Cyrus Bakara. They took these jokes to the masses. Each one of the young generation waited to hear these jokes. The final death nail was the Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Great Indian Comedy Show. Both of them literally taking humor and sardars to new heights. The Great Indian Sardar, Mr Sidhuji listening and enjoying the entire performance. 'N' times Johny Liver has made fun of Sardars by acting as one in many movies including the 'Raja Hindustani'.

But still the LGPC filed the case against Mr Ambani. Either they are stupid or this is a means of cheap publicity by Mr Ambani. Who the hell knows how to read a joke on a Reliance mobile. Who care untill you have friends who message you the jokes of all variety day in and out. With the Internet on the Reliance mobile running at blazing speeds of 56 bytes per second(No Spelling mistakes its 56 byes per second), how does anyone have patience to read a joke, let alone laugh at it? Another possibility is that this act of genius is due to the fact that when Reliance was launched initially, the RWorld was free service. Someone in LGPC took the pain to read the joke from there when it was free 3 years back, but understood it recently. Hence the case.

Out of this entire incident the only conclusion that I can make up is that either my 'Theory of Stupidity' is right or Mr Ambani is a smart guy. My 2 cents on the second option. Where do you put yours?

02 December 2007

The pain of December 6, 1992

I remember the day this thing happened. I was a kid at that time. When I heard of the Babri Masjid being demolished, some how my first reaction was not that of fear or disappointment but that of happiness. That feeling came to me instinctively. As a kid I did things on instinct and not with any logic or thought. It was more so because I had seen the video of the then video cassette based news channels Newtrack and Eyewitness. They were of the brutal killing of several innocent men, women and children during the first attempt a couple of years ago in 1990. I felt that something has been done to attack the system back which killed several innocents. It was a defeat for the Mulayam Singh who had then sided with the muslims and had done a massacre of Hindus in 1990.

But now fifteen years later I feel different. There is remorse over killing of so many hindus as well as demolition of the mosque. But what's the way forward. You can get into an infinite loop of destroying and rebuilding temples and mosques. Let these politicians keep us fighting for ever. Or make a settlement. Lets leave whatever has been destroyed and things built on them as it is. Let the politicians be elected based on the work they have done for betterment of the society. And just dump those who utter the word religion or caste.

If you do not do this and say that you want to reclaim whatever has been replaced by the people. Then it will bring more pain. The only reason I see why you would like to do it is for your ego. And if you really think you are religious then destroy the ego first. I am sure no religion calls for ego. I don't know for sure but sooner or later, if the trend of destruction continues, there will be several Hindu temples in south which will be proved as being Jain initially (The Hindu newspaper has a story here) and would be appropriately reclaimed. But then all this hardly does anything for betterment of the society. Its better to build new rather than destroy existing and rebuilding. May good thought prevail.

 

PS: This post is there because of some useless organization putting up posters to revive the pain of Dec 6, 1992 in Bangalore.

01 December 2007

Yet another research which just.........

Each researcher come up with an amazing new theory and I can do anything but..... you know what. I am talking about yet another research which talks about internet addiction. Its just stupid to say things like this. I wonder if television, phone and breathing also comes under the same category.

These guys say

"Internet addiction is not manifesting itself as an urge. It's more than that. It's a deep craving. They (the addicts) are just like anyone else who is addicted to coffee, exercise, or talking on their cellular phone"

This supposed to be a big research. Something like telling you need to breadth else you will die. If someone is just crazy to talk all the time with someone, is that addiction. I think these researchers are really poor at English like me {Tongue}. Please suggest some better word than addiction to these guys.

I dont know this research been conducted by whom or whatever but one thing is sure, research like these can be no value. Its like saying your love to see your wife or gf everyday is a pathological condition. Crazy isnt it.

God help me I am addicted to checking mail, blogging and orkutting.

 

Related Post:

http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2006/11/these-researches-now-are-driving-me.html