1 comments Sunday, December 9, 2007

Web 2.0 is here.. Trying to move with the times.

2 comments Saturday, December 8, 2007

Vir Sanghvi has this article about brand-whores. The article is quit convincing, atleast it seems to be so (coz rich females are Bimbos). However the article definitely falls short on research and/or analysis.

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Well yes, actually, there is something that is even tackier. And that’s when you buy a designer fake. You buy it even though you know it is bogus and that the quality is far shoddier than the real thing because (a) you have low income in addition to low self-esteem
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More importantly, Mr Sanghvi should realise that it is not a crime to be not-rich and yet want to wear/use a designer label. I think its perfectly normal if a lower-middle class Delhiite chooses to buy a fake GAP T-shirt for 100 bucks or for that matter a pair of Reebhoks for 250 (missplet deliberately) from the Karol Bagh/ Sarojini Nagar. Chances are, he would buy the item not with the intention of flaunting it most of the people in the locality would buy their clothes from the same shop. The fact that the item is copied from a designer label confirms that some effort has gone into designing it. This implies, though not necessarily, that it is most stylish thing in that person's reach.

Also, for some, wierd/complicated/unknown reason brand-names = bad-names. A brand gets a good name because has proved itself. In today's competitive market no can last if it doesnt maintain the quality promised by its brand name.

Coming back to falling short on research and analysis. There are many reasons / explanations as to why a person with normal/high self esteem would have no issues buying a designer or fake designer labels.

Most of the brand replicas that are available in the market are actually copied from the actual product which automatically implies a good design, a lot of such material is available at Chandni-chowk(I have never tried it). And, just for the record, most of the designer stuff does NOT have a gaudy brand name printed across the material, the logo is rather subtle. Ofcourse, the product is available at a fraction of the cost at which one could possibly procure.

One of my buddy bought a "fake" Nike Dri-fit T-shirt for 100 bucks. The only reason it is fake is that he bought it for Rs100. I think the T-shirt looked perfectly normal to me. I don't see why I would not want to buy this T-shirt. I would just put it along with my original Nike T-shirts.

Why would I want to wear an expensive brand in the first place? Quality. It is as simple as this: when I go out to buy a 800 Action shoe I feel that the company has not even put in 100 Rs on ensuring the quality of the footwear whereas when I go a Nike store I feel that the company would have put in 300 Rs of worht in ensuring the quality of the 3000 Rs shoe. I guess here it effectively boils down to the abilithy of a person to afford a particular brand and choosing were exactly one wants to be in the price-quality trade-off.


If there must be an issue with using fake labels then it must be encroaching upon a designers right to use his design. I will reserve my view on this for some-other post.

Personally, I do not see myself buying any cloth with the brand name printed right across the chest, I find it way too tacky for my taste. Though, I do not mind buying a nice replica of the Nike T- Shirt my buddy got. Infact I will make it a point to look for a similar T-shirt the next time I go to Daman.

P.S.

  1. I read this article in Mint. I have grown fond of this newspaper. I recommend.
  2. I plan to write a mail to Mr Sanghvi himself. Will let u know incase i get a response.

4 comments Saturday, December 1, 2007

I have always disliked most of the religious Gurus and God-men for every reason I can. Even then, this is shocking . Art of Living has encroached upon over 6 acres of land in Bangalore and that too around its ashram.

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I wonder.....is this the Art of Living?

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Remeber our old debate????? The one on the moral aspect of staring??


Surprisingly, in India, staring IS illegal.





This brings us to Question number 2. How do you plan to convict people with staring?

I can foresee a million loop-holes in the practical implementation of the law.

  1. Is this law applicable to cock-eyed men?
  2. What about men wearing shades?
  3. On a more serious note, how do these people actually plan to implement something as amibiguous as this?

God knows...

P.S :- Incase the pic is not clear just click on it. This is the pic i could get.

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The task of relocating has been partially accomplished.

Regular/irregular will now resume.

0 comments Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I am relocating to Blore..

Might not be able to post before Mid-Nov.

5 comments Thursday, September 27, 2007

Well, we all have recieved those email forwards about Google employees and the kind of freedom they enjoy at their office.

Wonder what it takes to work @ Google ???

A nerdy computer-aholic degree from Stanford is just not enough. Google actually expects its employs to be smart too.

Here is a sample set of questions that were asked in a Google interview. It is very probable that these questions were asked to a candidate applying for the post of a Software Engineer(in which case Smart-Ass replys may not work).




I make a humble attempt to answer these questions, which however does not imply that this is how I would have answered these questions in the interview. I tried to time limit myself to a around 2-3 mins per question.

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1. How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

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1. The answer is not (Volume of bus)/(Volume of the ball.)Assuming the bus to be a hollow cuboid the answer is (l*b*h)/(d*d*d)l,b,h are the greatest integral multiple of d lesser than length, breadth and height resp.d is the diameter of the ball.

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2. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
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I'd hold the centre of the blade with all my might.


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3. How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
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I dont know. Probably, one dollar per window. Or I d take a monthly salary for the task.


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4. How would you find out if a machine’s stack grows up or down in memory?
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Declare an array and compare the memory address of any 2 positions.

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5. Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.
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It is a record of data.
Data could be any information.
Eg. School students record etc...


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6. How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

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22


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7. You have to get from point A to point B. You don’t know if you can get there.

What would you do?
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Assuming no other extra factors. I would just move in any direction and incase I do not reach there I d trace back and look-in someother direction.

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8. Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It’s very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?

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Firstly, it is necessary to find out why is th retrival tough. Is it because they are not organised logically or rather because they are physically placed in an unreachable corner.Both the cases will have different solutions.


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9. Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husband has cheated, but does not know when her own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that her husband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the village would never disobey this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?

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Ahh, this is one question any Comp engg can answer.

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10. In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have another child. if they have a boy, they stop. what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

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1:1. Because, the probability of a boy being born to a girl being born is 1:1.


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11. If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?


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12. If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!)


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7.5 degree




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13. Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at
night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it's only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slow poke takes 10 minutes to cross. How do the campers make it across in 17 minutes?
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- The underlined people cross over to the other side.

Side 1 Side 2 Time consumed

1,2,5,10 -- 2
5,10 1,2 1
1,5, 10 2 5
1 2,5,10 2
1,2 5,10 2
-- 1,2,5,10 ----

Total time consumed=12 min.

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14. You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager?

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No.

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15. How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

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dont know

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16. You have eight balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?

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Divide the balls into 3 groups of 3balls,3balls and 2 balls.

Compare the 2 set of 3 balls.

1. Their weights are not same.
Take the heavier set and then compare any 2 balls. If they dont weigh the same youve got they heavier ball else the remaining 3rd ball is the heavier one.

2. Their weights are same.
Weigh the remaining 2 balls and get the heavier one.



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17. You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The top pirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But the others get to vote on his plan, and if fewer than half agree with him, he gets killed. How should he allocate the gold in order to maximize his share but live to enjoy it? (Hint: One pirate ends up with 98 percent of the gold.)

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This is a tough one. I took over 10 mins to solve this one. In all probablity I would not crack this in the interview.

0 comments Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A lot has happened on the Ram-Sethu controversy since the last post.



Jairam Ramesh has expressed his "opinion"(desire ??) that Ms. Amibika Soni resign over the goof-up.



Karunanidhi wants to know which Engg college did Sri Ram graduate from.(Maybe from the SriRam College of Engg., he was such a bright student that they named the college after him).
What Karunanidhi does not realise is that India is a democracy and that if the majority supports a belief then the question of logical or illogical becomes invalid.

The saffron brigade want the government to offer an unconditional public apology.

The government is reconsidering its stand on the whole issue, because of the religious sentiments of the people (also, that the polls are close).

However, Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar suggests that the apparent economic benifit of demolishing the bridge is a mere mirage.

One striking point in the article is the claim that the actual distance that the ships will actually gain only 70 nm and not 215, as the govt claims (Ofcourse, the vercaity of either of the claims is disputable). It was actually unclear to me as to why were all the maps of the reduction in distance simliar to the one below. Was the distnace being calculated = The big red line - the small black one??? Whereas, the actual calculation should have been done on the basis of the actual path traced by the ships.

This brings me to the next question, where do these journalists get these pics from ? Was is given by an official government agency (which would mean that the attempt to misguide was delibrate) or were all the news agencies mess up the whole pictrial description on their own (actually, that is quite possible).

Whatever be the case, the govt should re-consider issue and verify the actual economic benefit of the project before Lord Ram decides to support BJP for the coming elections.

4 comments Monday, September 17, 2007

Ram-Setu is a mythical bridge which Lord Ram built to cross over to SriLanka. some of the Hindu organisations believe that this bridge is the same as the present bridge that connects India and SriLanka. More on the bridge here. Evidently, the bridge has a lot of religious significance for both Hindu and Islamic religions.












The political controversy surrounding the bridge is this: Congress has taken up a project to demolish a part of the Adams Bridge for economic benifit. The BJP feels that the bridge is a sign of Hindutva and that the anti-hindu, pro-minority, Congress Govt should not allow the bridge to be demolished.


Now, the various scientific organsiations have only been able to conclude that there is no evidence to suggest that the bridge is man-made. This in itself is inconclusive and thus cannot be used as an evidence to necessarrily conclude the baselessness of the Ram-Setu being the bridge Ram used to cross over to Lanka.


The economic advantage of demolishing the bridge is that a number of large vessels which have to reach the east coast of India travel along routes that circumscribe Sri Lanka (approx: shown by the red line) and effectively travel 400 odd extra kilometers. Demolishing the bridge will allow these ships to travel a shorter route (black line).






The Ram-Sethu is more than just another controversy. For some, it is a matter of religion a symbol of their Gods existence for others a simple hindrance in economic development effectively it is a debate of myth or belief over religion. Now starts the accusation game of the politicians with each party blaming the other of cheating the public, people calling DMK leader Dravidian godless man etc…


For most educated people it boils down to: if we allow such myths to hamper the decision making of our country where do we stop. The debate is not just about Ram-Sethu. It is a more important debate of what is acceptable in the society as development at the cost of emotions and what all is not.
To elaborate on this:

1.) If a group of 50 individuals believe that all construction work in the country should cease immidiately because they belive the Earth is their mother and that constructiion work hurt their mother and therefore human sentiments. Should all the work actually be stopped?

We will very happily term that group of people as retards and happily ignore them.

2.) Instead, if a major oilfield is discovered underneath a small temple / mosque. Is it right for the government to destroy / displace the monument?

Most of us would agree that it is acceptable because not many people believe in the temple anyway and also the economic benefit that will be gained for so many other people are massive therefore its agreeable.

3.) Alternatively, if a small oilfield (Assume the oilfield to be economically viable) is discovered under a place of relatively more importance, will it still be as OK to destroy / displace the monument for the oilfield?

Probably No.

4.) In an extreme situation, if the temple is as impotant as say the Tirupati temple or Lal Mandir or Haji Ali then?

Hell, NO!!!!

A lot of people believe or have written or said, in reference to Ram-Sethu, that orthodox myth(s) cannot and should not decide the economic policies of a country and therefore should not be allowed to interfere in such an important matter. In principle I agree that development of a country should not be hindered by myth(s). But, all the same, we cannot trample over the emotions and beliefs of thousands of people just for economic benefit. Isn’t this what democracy is all about?

Another politician-gentleman on “We-the-People” smugly pointed out that industrial growth around the Taj-Mahal had been stopped by a Supreme Court ruling, responding to a PIL, and that this is similiar to the Ram-Sethu bridge controversy. I would like to point out that the two cases are starkly different. This is so, because

1.) Taj-Mahal is not a religious symbol, instead it is a symbol of Indian heritage and architectural magnificence

2.) Taj-Mahal is in itself an industry; it generates employment and revenue for the nation

Coming back to the question: should Ram-Sethu be destroyed or not?

Just because Lord Ram might have built the bridge should we not save it?

Can we just destroy a small column of the 40 km bridge?

I dont know. It is tough to appreciate the logic/belief of the believers. Till I get to know their exact stand this is as much as I can say.

P.S:- I am looking for the video of the "We the people episode". Incase you have it please let me know.

0 comments Sunday, August 26, 2007



Clip here.

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Clip here.

There are advantages of being vella. :)

5 comments Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lest I might have been misunderstood, I would like to clarify my stand on the “Staring Hurts” post.

My putting up the video should not be misunderstood as my support for feminists who would want men to as much as stop looking at their female members of the society.

The reason that I put this video on my blog is that it puts across a good message very well.

@ Prerak:

Staring is not illegal, nor is it wrong. But, as a matter of conscience one must realize that right and wrong are not necessarily the same as legal and illegal. Therefore, even if a person is checking out a really cute chick he must ensure that he does not make the girl uncomfortable.

Of course, what was the need of laws if every person was to act conscientiously. Here comes in the, very valid, point that Ritwik made in the comment section for the same post. (Do read the comment, here)

@ Ritwik:

What separates staring/looking from leering is the intention. Now, that is one thing that cannot be formulized as, say, a factor of time. It is possible to molest a girl in 15 seconds and also to look at the girl for hours together without the least intention to offend her.

Even if such a law does come into place, the practical implications of the law do not seem very bright. Any legal action taken against the offender would never stand a chance. The fact that a person stared at a girl would be a matter of her belief and can never be a fact; the guy could always be staring at something in the same direction. And laws can never work on beliefs they, necessarily, need facts.

And, I haven’t even got into what would happen to cases in the courts.

The legal aspect on staring is unreasonable and more over absolutely impractical, at least, as it presently stands.

Staring is more of a moral issue that should be dealt with by creating awareness and letting people know, exactly what and how they are wrong. I am sure, the problem will not be totally dealt-with but at least there will be more awareness in the public. Maybe after that we can come up with a rational / justifiable and acceptable legal stand.


P.S.: - I know,I should have posted this a lot earlier actually, the long vacation has caught up with me. I have become hopelessly lazy.
Though, I am TRYING to pull my socks up. Hope to post more often. ;)

13 comments Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mr. Vijay Mallya,


First of all, my heartiest congratulations to you and the whole of the Kingfisher group for the successful take-over of Air-Deccan.

I am sure that you would have been well aware of the respect/status of Air-Deccan before you decided to strike a deal with the company. Therefore, I have full faith that you would fly the airline to great heights. I am also sure that you would be well aware of your public image as the cool, intelligent and classy business tycoon. Frankly, this particular take-over came more as a shock than a surprise.

I do understand that business decisions of a group cannot be, and should not be, made on the basis of the “public image” of the director of the group. On the other hand, a conflict of the ideologies would definitely be unpleasant and unwarranted.

To make my point limpid, I am bringing to your attention an incident that happened with me. Once I was to fly Air-Deccan and I was not sure of the weight of my baggage. Since the airline is very particular about the not allowing the passengers to exceed the baggage-weight limit, I thought it would be best if I could weigh my baggage, before the baggage-security check. So that in the event of my bag exceeding the prescribed weight-limit I could take a part of it as hand-baggage. I talked to an Air-Deccan representative about this and he politely told me that it would not be possible to check the weight on the Air-Deccan counter as it is very busy at the moment. But, he guided to another empty counter and asked me to weigh my baggage. Fortunately the weight was just 14.5 Kg. I got the baggage-security check done and proceeded to get my boarding pass. What the hell, all of a sudden my bag had become a Kg heavier - the Air-Deccan machine showed my bag’s weight as 15.5Kg. As this was also well in the prescribed limit I chose to happily ignore the situation and I moved-on.

I am pretty sure that this tampering with the weighing system is a deliberate move by the airline, not necessarily with the intention of cheating its customers but more likely to ward of the unnecessary hagglers who would haggle to not pay up for the extra half / one Kg that he would be carrying (but cannot refuse to pay for the extra 2 Kg). The people at the counter are also not very strict about the weight being exceeded by upto1 Kg, which is just fair. What is wrong, although, is that the person who is supposed to pay Rs. 70 for the extra 1kg he is carrying ends up paying Rs140 ( 70 for his baggage and 70 because of the tampering in the machine). The revenue gains by this technique would be minimal and ignorable. And it is definitely unpleasant and cheap.

There are always infinite cheap tactics to make money in every business. What separates the Class from the sadakchaap is whether they choose to follow the tactics or not.

It is sad enough that Indian Auto-wallas tamper their Auto-meters and cheat the public. It would be disgraceful if these tactics are used by the Airlines also.

I hope you look into the matter sincerely.

Thanks.

Regards,
Aman Jain



P.S:- I have actaully mailed this letter to the kingfisher PR guys. If I recieve any reply i will keep you updated

4 comments Wednesday, July 11, 2007

3 comments Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Its pretty simple: no matter how cool u get as a computer guy, u will be the one on the street asking a "loser" I Banker, driving a flashy car, for a lift.

0 comments Tuesday, June 19, 2007

He got his daughter-in-law to marry a tree, while it was expected that she would be un-lucky for his family. Now that Bad luck has befallen upon his dear ones what does he plan to do??? Make her sleep with a rock.

Bachchan parivaar has never been one of my favorites, now I have all the more reason to curse it. I was not surprised to hear that Amitabh Bachchan had the documents forged to prove that he is a farmer. Infact I always knew (and I suppose eveyone did) that he had forged the documents with the help of Amar and Mulayam Singh. This is on of those facts that beautifully qualify as “true rumors” (Facts that are obvious, but are not easy to legally prove due to practical complications.)

Why he had to prove himself to be a farmer? In Maharashtra anyone who is not a farmer is not allowed to buy agricultural land. And Bachchan wanted to buy some piece of land. Bachchan found the easy way out- called up Amar Singh.

It is now, a known fact that Indian politicians are way above the law (If a politician ends up in jail, he is either really unlucky or really-really dumb). Now, having politician-friends and politician-wife makes you above the law too.

Surprisingly, there are neither any protests on the streets nor any on the blogosphere (that I read regularly read). I guess we are all fed up of this Family No.1 of the Indian Film Industry and that the only person concerned about this whole case is Ms. Mayawati.

Not that I am approve of her or of the work she is doing. I know that the only reason for her actions is her desperate attempts to cut of SP’s arms and to drain the living strength out of them. Infact she is going a step ahead than most politicians do. Usually with change of power, there is a change in the top IAS/ IPS and the other state government machineries. But, Ms. Mayawati has decided to book all the officials involved in helping Mr Bachchan under criminal acts. This way she can happily ensure that all of Amar Singh’s aides and “his” bureaucrats cannot help him in the near future. And that, she can reign in peace.


Anil Ambani 1, 2, 3.
Sahara Group 1.
Amitabh Bachchan 1.

Evidently, she is NOT doing this with the intention of doing well for the nation. In all probability her sole motto is to gain total control of the state and win over peoples heart simultaneously.

This is the same strategy that politicians use in Tamil-Nadu. Whenever M.Karunanidi comes in power Jayalalitha is in trouble and vice-versa.

Note: - It is Jayalalitha and M.Karunanidhi who come to power and not AIADMK and DMK.

I don’t want to get into TN politics, will do that later.

So, basically the point is :

Bachchan messed up big time.
Mayawati is trying to sort out things but will end up messing them up more.

2 comments Monday, June 18, 2007

Whats urs?




Your Brain is Green



Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance.

You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver.

You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns.



You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

11 comments Monday, June 4, 2007

Well yes!! Kind-of.


Let me explain:

I have always had a particular dislike for the random forwarded emails and those intelligent / beautiful / inspiring ppt that flood my Inbox every now and then. One such ppt tells me that God has created problems, worries and troubles for humans for the simple reason that we learn from those problems and become better, fitter and stronger human-beings. It also has the Butterfly-out-of –a-cocoon example and the Heating-the-Clay-becomes-Brick example.

June 2 2007 Delhi-HT had the following Headline on the Cover Page:

3 out of 4 emails out of India are Spam.

Really ???

I never got a mail from Amitabh Bachhan trying to sell me Viagra or Aneel Ambani offering me secret herbs to promising me to help “be a man in bed” or “be able to satisfy my girl better”. I know that a spammer would most probably consciously choose a “western” name to excite Indians, considering our lust love and admiration for the “sex-filled” western culture. It’s high time, even the spammer figured out that no longer do Amanda and Hotgal_69 turn us on.

The Article:
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The report says 76 percent of total emails generated in India is considered spam, compared to the world average of 56 percent.


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Probably (Just a random thought), these forwards mails also fall under the category of spam????

This is what Cambridge Dictionary defines spam as:

spam (COMPUTING) noun [U] informal disapproving:
unwanted email, usually advertisements

VOILA!!!
UNWANTED EMAIL
, usually advertisements.


Coming back to the main topic: I feel like that butterfly fighting its way out of the cocoon, I finally have learnt to accept that either most of the people who read my blog are absolutely normal average people or sab karmon ka phal hai??

It’s like, whenever I read about piracy and why/how one should avoid it and try to stop it, I do understand that piracy is wrong, but somehow I manage to not feel guilty about the new song I just downloaded. I totally appreciate that the Music Company is being wronged but, chalta hai yaar. Similarly, whenever I see a work of art or read a blog which I feel deserves to be appreciated again go: what’s the point of typing “Nice Post” in every blog? Abh, karni ka phal to bharna hi hai, now when I do not get any comments on my post and do not care. Infact, as one of my teachers used to say: If u do not ask any question either you have not understood a word of what I said or you understood everything. So, its pretty simple, my blog has left you so stunned that you don’t know what to reply ;).

P.S.: comments are open
And I have just completed downloading parts of Pirates-III so CHAO.


Stay, Spiritually Hellivated ;)

3 comments Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The sudden upsurge of the tens of websites entirely dedicates to helping you find ....

Friends
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Dates
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"And a lot more" ..

As Desi Martini's advertisement claims.



The sudden ubiquity of these websites is hardly surprising, considering the unmeasurable success of Orkut.(Do you remember hoe DesiMama, DesiChacha sprang up right along with DesiBabas popularity) What actually surprises me is the people who have been innovative enough to come up with copies of orkut. Agreed, they do have one functionality or the other that orkut doesn't support for instance, myspace allows you to blog along with the main thing. But, from any standards these websites are perfectly failed business models.

1. Most of these new websites have a weird / cluttered / confusing / cumbersome Welcome page. It takes a considerable number of days to get acquainted with the main page itself.BTW, I could not figure out how to access any other functionalities .


2. There is no reason what-so-ever for any one to migrate to these new websites. That is exactly why they try cheap techniques to increase their database.

Like : Flixter tries .....
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XXXXX has sent you a private message
From: XXXXXX (messages@flixster.com)
You may not know this sender.




Just a reminder - click here to read your message from XXXXXX:

http://www.flixster.com/user/XXXXXXX/connect

What is Flixster?
Flixster is a free site that lets you share movie ratings with friends and meet other people with similar movie taste. Its also got tons of videos, quizzes, photos, actor profiles and such. You should check it out.
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3. Why would anyone, who is not even associated with the IT field, want to challenge Google right on??? I am not trying to say that since Google is doing well no company should come up with any product similar to that of Google. But, if there is a superior product available free of cost then definitely NOT.

4. Most of the young people who form the target audience are already on/ most likely to join(as their friends are on) Orkut. And it makes no sense for any person to connect with the same set of friends on 5 different websites. Unless of course you happen to be one those who likes to sms friends with messages like :
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F- Faithful
R- Rabbit-like
I- Intelligent
E- Eternal
N- Naughty
D- Darling

Whatever that means.
OR

Dost tu hi meri manjil hai. Mein tere ko paa kar sab bhula sakta hun.


This one is actually as idotic as the forwards I get.
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Now,from what I understand the people who are actually being some of these websites are IIM graduates- Meraspot.com and Reliance ADA - Big Adda.com.


Some how, I personally feel that the people behind these projects are more than just aware of these facts, why else would Desi Martinis hire those females and advertise as they do .. because sex sells. Yes-- friends, dating and a-lot-more. the "a-lot-more" to me is a logical extension of the previous two, which is another way of saying - " Hey Loser!!! Come join our website.. We ll help you get laid". (Isnt that what Adultfriendfinders claims, atleast they are honest about it) .

These sites are analogous to Chinese MUSZIK Systems and other electronic products : no class, no style, weird functionalities , conks out in no time. Although the Chinese counterparts are still acceptable at least they cost a lot less.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I have uploaded the pics on flickr


http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloggerbhaiyya/

6 comments Wednesday, May 16, 2007


U can read the post-heading and go: stale news. I dont care :).






Kya be Ritwik, Ghar chala gaya. Abh Babloo ki absense mein, BB has to handle all the shit, akele.

* If u have any particular dislike for swear words please do not read this post. BB is not responsible for any shit that happens to your brain.

U might ask me: why I did not black out the gaalis. Simple, I d have nothing to publish. :) Some portions of the pics are blacked out to protect privacy.


Also, the girl in question happens to be my sis.

And if u did not know my name is Aman :)


Scene 1: I go to my sis's profile and see the random comments, find them both offensive and stupid. I know its BB-TIME.








Scene 2: I Check out the guys profile. As expected he is a jerk of the highest order. I inform my sister about him.(Not that anyone cares, but I am jobless).












Scene 3: Next morning Mr Kewl has scribbled in my scrapbook . (and he has blocked me from replying, it is definitely BB time).

http://www.orkut.com/AlbumZoom.aspx?uid=14225002144398575886&pid=2

http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=14225002144398575886

Scene 4: Next, he has also scribbled something outrageously hillarious in my sis's book .



Scene 5: BB takes charge. ISKI MAA KI.



Since we are at it, u might want to visit:




http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=29726673

:)



0 comments Tuesday, May 15, 2007

M : Do u play cricket???

A : (What sort of a ques it that)Every Indian plays cricket..

M : Except the cricket team.

0 comments Wednesday, May 9, 2007

If u haven't figured out what I am blogging about read:
1, 2 , 3.

Actually for that matter even the famous "Titanic Pose" could be a cross, or is it the secret conspiracy of the west to take over the east?





kaun kehta hain : aaj kal 2 rupyee mein kya milta hai.




Smart Ass: Somethings are so ridiculous that they end up being funny.

0 comments Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Movie - Ta Ra Rum Pum is about Car Racing.
Phew!!

9 comments Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Recently Amit Varma had written about Victimless crimes. I agreed with him that prostitution should be legalized coz no victims no crimes. However, I disagreed with the logic of applying the same reasoning on Sucides.

My logic was that if a person attempts suicide his/her close ones and relatives are the victims of the act that’s when Zen Babu corrected me. His logic : If I don’t study for my exams my close ones are affected adversely, therefore not studying should also be a crime.
ACCEPTED.

Going by this logic, my wearing a seat-belt or helmet is also a victimless crime. Can I not decide what is right for me: investing Rs150 in a helmet or risking my life??


Do comment.

5 comments Monday, April 30, 2007

I don’t understand my folks??

They will want me to marry an educated, smart , padhi-likkhi, independent girl.

What the hell yaar. We all know that an independent people are more likely to have affairs when they are young, and of-course if she could have had an affair when she was young she will have extra-marital affairs after marriage. Seriously if she had an affair in her teens she could very well be a professional slut. How will I ever be able to live with such a characterless bitch?

Anyway, my strong cosmic-link with sindhi babes (SB) is well known, so why not marry someone from here.

Its pretty simple, PICTURE THIS:

Matri Ad:

MATCH 4 95/5’ 5’’ BE BOY, Match shld be Bful, Gori, Slim, Homely, Edu. The Boy can be a humongous Orangutan, but the bride has got to be Gori/Slim.

Then:

BB marries SB

Obviously I don’t have to care about being faithful to her. Dare she question my integrity, I can always beat the living hell out of her.

Then ofcourse we ll have kids: a daughter, Phoolmati , and a son , Sindhi Dude (SD). SD will attend the boys school mentioned in the link above and Phoolmati will, obviously, faithfully follow her mothers footsteps.

I will instill in her our cultural values. I will tell her to shift her line-of-sight by 90 degrees if any guy ogles at her. If any guys gropes her in public, she will quietly ignore him else her sanctity will be lost and she will become "used". So it makes complete sense to keep quiet.


................ And the Cycle Continues...................

GROSS.

0 comments Friday, April 13, 2007

Imagine that one wishes to enter a local lottery along with thousands of other participants. It is immediately recognizable that the chance of one's ticket losing is so high that one is justified in believing that it will not win. Probability seems to confirm the justification for such a belief. Yet, it is not just one's individually purchased ticket that has such a high probability of losing, but any ticket that has been bought in a fair lottery. Furthermore, since one seems justified in believing that each individual ticket will not win, one also seems justified in believing that the conjunction of all tickets, or that every ticket, will not win.<HUH?????, if all have low probablity then all put together have low probablity too????> Yet at the same time, one must also remember that in all lotteries there is the slight probability that a ticket will win. After all, there is often one winner. How, therefore, can one be justified in believing that every ticket will not win, but that one ticket will win?

Original article here.

Kya bakwaas ......

I would rather call it Botox than Paradox... (OK, I am going to have coffee)

7 comments Saturday, April 7, 2007

Why is it that daddajis gyan, more often than not, contradicts any form of teeny-meeny bit of common sense. Seriously yaar, was it like a secret conspiracy of those old men sitting on a cot. Picture this village scene….


Chiraunjilal : Arre Bhai!! Kuch karne ko hi nahi hai !! Saale Benjamin Franklin electricity bhi invent nahin ki (Yeh, our ancestors could see the future)!!Bore ho rahe hain!Kuch masti karte hain yaar! {We are getting bored lets do something}


Gajodhar : Chalo yaar, aane vaali generation ki lagate hain { Lets create a mess for the coming generation}

Chiraunjilal : Aree Gajodhar bhadiya idea hai !! Chalo yaar koi nai “Ancient Therapy” banate hain..{lets make a new Ancient therapy}

Gajodhar: Gajaab Idea diye ho re!!! Majaa aai gava re {Great idea}


The Chinese Equivalent…..


YO: Chin chaun Chuinnn !! kyn Phun

HU: What the hell is he sayin???? Lets come up with Acupressure atleast that ll keep his trap shut for sometime..



Case Study:

Consider a 21 Year old Fit guy. (by fit I mean something like a health freak.).

1 year ago he had a perfect vision. Around that time he joined an IT company.

Now he has a slight eye power and he wants to get that cured.



What could have been the cause of the Eye Power???













































Cmmon...

You dont need to netwon to put this in place..

























“IT industry” therefore “spent a lot of time in front of the computer screen” therefore “poor eye-sight”…………………………..Right????




Obviously yaar, I mean Jacking off doesnt effect ones eye-sight or looking at good chicks doesnt make one go blind (uska badla to agle janam mein dega) or making love makes one go blind..


Or doesn’t it???


Actually that’s what Mr. Acupressure said.


Surprised…..So was I.


I am not challenging the curing power of these “ancient therapies” but I just don’t understand why do the "docs" supplement them with stuff like:

There is a Hole in your head where the cosmic forces converge.
And
I can send energy all the way to Canada.



Not only does it sound implausible, but it is such a turn off for the prospective patients who have some bit of intelligence..


OK.. now I cant figure out how to end this blog..


So bbye..neend aa rahi ha…

2 comments Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen and Boys and Girls may I present to you the new Law that is known to define, control and explain all the randomness of the hermeneutics of the post-industrial society influenced by the conscious collapse of the hyper-structures that were formed in a pre-postmodernist era. .... The Burphys Law.

Official definition: "If you are really craving to have a Burphy, then it will be right in front of you but you would not have any cash in your pocket. Even if at that point of time you Best-est-est friend happens to meet you, he would ahve forgotten his wallet at home."

If there is any situation in which u feel that this theory has failed you must realize that it is the inability of your teeni-meeni brain to comprehend and/or appreciate the Truth.

It was merely chance I could beautifully "see " this theory during a research that I was doing. (Doesnt that remind me of the discovery of Microwaves?? ;) )

0 comments Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I am humbled by the enormous response to my blog. 17 Hits in one day (Including the 7, where I literally forced people to visit my site, at gun point, + 5, my own visits ).

Jab se counter lagaya hai mera Dil phoola nahin sama raha hai..

Therfore, Now Aap Blogger Bhaiyya Orkut pe bhi mil sakte hain

http://www.orkut.com/Home.aspx?xid=7799608703966610839


Aur to Aur Blogger Bhaiyya Ke Club ki membership भी ओपन hain..Jaldi kijiye offer सीमित hain..

http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=29726673


Dhanyavaad .. Bhaiyon aur unki bhenon...

Q ?
4 comments Monday, March 26, 2007

The trouble, Ques that one often faces a number of times.
Ek taraf kuan hai aur Ek taraf Kahai.

Taking a decision at the spur of the moment is a must. One decision makes me look like an aggressive, josh-mein-hosh-khone-vaala guy, and the other makes me feel stupid about myself.
You may accuse me of being a phatu or may praise me for doing the obvious. But, that doesn't really help, the guilt feeling (however minimal) does linger around for sometime.

The decision, I take, is usually based on some prejudices, maybe right or wrong. I know any normal girl would not want it happening and would want to oppose it. But most of them have so comfortably reconciled to the fact that it is "normal" enough to even oppose it. And in my case the usual main factor is the look on her face which invariably is I-am-soo-uncomfortable-But-I-am-not-gonna-raise-my-voice, which automatically means I will try and ignore "it" too.

From personal experiences I understand that if women raise their voices in public, at that moment, the public does care of the predator. Ironically most of the men who beat the man would themselves be such perverts, but ofcourse behti Ganga mein to sabh hi haat dhote hain.

In the mean time, I am not going to risk my ass to save urs.
As they say "Bhaiyya Helps those who Help themselves".

24 comments Monday, March 19, 2007

Feeling blue when I see Indians play.
Feeling green when Bangladeshis plays.


That might not be the most mellifluous song around. Definitely, not a chartbuster either , par...

Par mein Seeta Aur Geeta pe haath rakh kar Kasam khata hun ki yeh ..
yeh Sach Hai Sach ke Siva kuch nahin..


I never thought "we" would have a reason to feel jealous of Bangladeshi cricket fans???(U can notice, I still am in a state of shock !!! Please Bear with me ) Ya, I know Banglas plays/played well/unbelievably well, the team is full of surprises (remember it defeated Australia). But, this match was over in the first 5 overs, it was pathetic and over and above that : check this out. Talk about hosle buland hona (Ch%$$i Chiirna).

In spite of not being much of an Indian-team-lover, I decided to follow the world cup with full sincerity (Needless to mention, it ain't happening now). Pata nahin why do I even try.

Well as Greg Chappal says lets not Cry over Spilled milk (what if, the whole Cow Spills over???)

The Question now is: To Blue or To Not the Blue.

Surprise Surprise!!!!

Baba BloggerDev ki Bhavishyawaani 1 : If India clears Round 1, the World Cup is ours.
Baba BloggerDev ki Bhavishyawaani 2 : India will defeat SriLanka in Round 1.

I am not an eternal optimist. When Team-India was losing the match I was not sad. Not because I thought that the Bastards were paying the price for not practising and wasting their time modelling for everthing from Chaddis to Mercs (OK... Maybe Not only because....) but because I knew the consequences. Hamse apni Team ki performance Bardash nahin hogi aur hum tod phod jaroor karnge..

Aur phir...


Feelin' fine! Sublime!
When that smile of yours creeps into my mind

Oh oh

Nobody told me you'd feel so good
Nobody said you'd be so beautiful
Nobody warned me about your smile
You're the light, you're the light

When I close my eyesI'm colour blind
You make me colour blind




P.S.:

Just before u leavecheck this ..

Strengths: One of the world's great batting line-ups. One just can't write off Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly


and Did I forget to ask.. What was Sehwag( + 100 pounds of belly - hair on the head ) doing in the team?

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So, finally now I have seen KANK (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehana). And also, the truth behind the failure of the movie is Out. Karan Johar said (on Next Gen, Shweta Nanda) :

" The Role was Initially carved out for Kajol, but due to her personal problems she could not do it. Therefore I had to use Rani. If Kajol was in the movie, the conservative Indian audience could have easily figured out the age gap (between Abhi and Kajol)." ---- Good!!! That finally explains why there should have been any marital woes facing the couple. Phew!! at least something about the movie makes sense.


Still I must say :

  1. I hate your movies Karan.
  2. I hate your movies Shahrukh.
  3. I hate your movies Amitabh .. No actually I hate everything about you , Amitabh (except maybe your daughter-in-law to-be). (Coming Soon)
  4. Rani, work out.
  5. Kajol, stop shaking your booty.
  6. Sexy Sam Sexy Sam Bang Bang Bang Bang you Sam !!! : Are NOT, definitely NOT, cool lyrics.Strength :
  7. The only movie in which AB (Abhi, Amitabh CANT act) acted well. BTW, he acted like a retard in Guru. (Insnt that Hidthicks domain???)
  8. Awesome marketing, courtsey Sony : The movie was telecasted the day right after India vs Bangladesh. I would have seen even a Britney and Christina live concert that day. (Ofcourse, that should have been jam-packed with smooches).

1 comments Thursday, March 15, 2007

Well again, this one was not queued up. Apologies for that.

@
zen babu I might not owe my sense of humour entirely to u, but its definitely not the same for the feminist-in-me.

@ Anti-feminist 1 : If u think feminists are men-hating lesbians ... Wake up.
@ Anti-feminist 2 : If u think feminists are
ugly girls who are jealous of their more female counterparts.. Go talk to the Hottest Female, u know, about this maybe she can help you cut the crap.



I was just reading some of the blogs @
blanknoise wondering why, as a society, do we go so wrong ( I choose to not plunge into the History aspect of male chauvinism, will cover that some other time ).

This is about the time when I was around probably 10 years old, a carefree, fun loving kid. I lived in a multi-storied building (Needless to say it had a lift). Now this building happened to entirely occupied by Sarkaari Babus and it was all like a family the everyone-knows-everyone types.

Obviously everyone uses the lift like 20 times a day. It was big enough to accommodate 8-10 people. In one such lift-journey I was going down with a female-friend(N) to play. The journey lasted for about 20seconds(3rd floor to ground floor). Suddenly after stepping out of the lift N started crying inconsolably. I was flummoxed "Kya hua!!! Did you hurt yourself or something??? Kya hua yaar!!"

After a lot of eavesdropping (I am SORRY for that), I learnt that "the majdoor, he was with us in the lift, had done something to N". What that was that "something" I did not understand. Later I did take some friends into confidence to know what, exactly, had happened(I dint want the explicit details).

Today, it is not tough for me to understand the "What".

I do appreciate and respect, the reasons behind their keeping the whole incident under wraps. It is undoubtedly, impossible for me to put myself in place of the girl and understand what she went through. Yet, I must add, had I known the "What" 10 years ago I may have been a lot more cautious, may have prevented some of these incidents from happening, may have appreciated these issues better, may have...

It is essential to involve your brothers and other close friends and to let them know about such incidences. Believe me, it does make a difference.

6 comments Saturday, March 10, 2007

What am I writing?


I know there are 2 posts already Queued up, I also know that no one has started reading the posts so it doesn't make a god damn difference.

So here I come with the first Baba Bashing.

Of course this one is sans the moustache and Dadi.

So, tell me what do u do when u see a blessed person with divine powers sitting in front of u????Well naturally u would want to go and touch his/her feet. But to your dismay u realise that you cant possibly do that. Why? Apart from the fact that there are always, like 500, people already waiting to do that. But here it seems to be slightly different.
This is probably one of the only worthwhile forwards that I have ever got :
These pictures I am sending you all shows the gross disrespect and insult to the Indian National flag by this so called "spiritual leader" and self proclaimed "GOD" Mataji Nirmala Devi. This disrespect to our country's flag shows that she has definitely no respect or love for the country that gave her so much and her husband who was an IAS officer and chief of the SCI (he is seated next to her in the pics). Such a shame. I do urge and plead with all Indians who deeply love their country to forward the photos to as many people as possible so that it does catch the eye of someone higher up in the Indian Govt who can really take some action against this cult.

I know I do not have any means to prove it nor do i have any Chashmaddet Gava. Yet I have all the reason to believe this.

If any of you is acquainted with the law regarding the National Flag I would want to know exactly what classifies as a crime and what doesn't.

I have forwarded this link to many news channels and news papers, hope to see some action.

0 comments Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Kya nahin milega:

Random Hypothetical Stories and the kind of i-ll-type-down-all-that-i-do-everyday.

Shayri and Poem of the kind ohh-i-have-soo-much-talent-but-unfortunately-cant-become-famous-so-lets-blog-it.

Roona-Dhoona. My GF left me so i have started to blog. (Waise Dhoona to milega)

The kinda blogs where i will bash every celeb and politician for anything and everything including the fact that he is born human.People..... Ahh I soo love it.... But Naah!! Not again, that to over a blog, BAAD IDEA.

Kya milega:

  1. Sach!!!Sirf Sach. That sounds like Aaj Tak. Probably call that Bhaiyya News.
  2. Mumma Bashing. Yes She will spank every celeb for adopting cheap tactics to get famous.
  3. Reviews: Movie, News sab latest gupshup, filtered.
  4. Hell-ivation Gyan: How to save yourself from the changuls of corrupt babas and the inside stories.
  5. Some theories that will be beyond most of u reading this blog (they wont be necessarily right ), for ur convenience, I shall mark them appropriately.
  6. Random PJs or GCs (Garib Chutkule) scattered evenly all over.

Other than this most of the stories should revolve around:

  1. MCPs -Male Chauvinist Pigs, Need i say more??
  2. FCBs(Female Chauvinist Bitches) : DO NOT (i repeat DO NOT) confuse them with feminists. This refers to everyone who believes that every man at every point of time is looking for avenues to bone women. Yes, this species is not a nuisance at public places, but one occasionally finds them blogging and condemning men for things like breathing or probably even existing.
  3. Conservative Extremists: Evangelists and other Hindu Muslims organisations
  4. Babas with lotsa Dadi Muuch and Stupid Jabber.
  5. Lotsa more random shit around me: Which by the way varies exponentially with distance between a person and the closest IT industry.

USP: This blog is about as much of just-another-blog as Ranamujam was just-another-Mathematician

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Naam: Bhaiyya Blogger

Maa ka Naam ( I am a feminist after-all) : Mumma Blogger

Baap ka Naam : Papa Blogger

Kiss khet ki muli hun:
Born in UP. Brought up in UP, Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodara, Chennai

Kiss Kiss ghat ka asar hai:
Largely influenced by -

  1. U.P. - Yahaan ka khoon hai meri ragon mein. Not much of a typical bhaiyya, but affectionately called "lala" by some relatives.
  2. Dilli (= Punjabi + Bihari + Dilli) - Spent a major chunk of mah life here. Totally love this place.
  3. Amreekii Culture - Yes. All u RSS and Shiv Seniks can throw brickbats at MTV, V, Star Movies for ruining the Indian youth and write stories about the conspiracy by the west to take over India, whatever makes u think I care.

Language: This Blog will largely be in Hinglish with a few Gujarati and Tamil Words yahaan-vahaan.

Present Status: IT engineer working for a leading software firm. This obviously implies u have to bear with my 0 creativity, a sense of humour that is entirely borrowed from the Net that Ctrl-C then Ctrl-V.

Disclaimer : This is a personal blog and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Author. Also, this DOES NOT have any legal validity.