Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Found a post on the Java earthquake on an Indian blog

Dina Mehta has a post on the Indonesian earthquake here.

Is there any one else blogging about this disaster?

Shame on you-another side of the anti-reservation protests

Shame on the striking doctor's!! You fuckers are letting a lot of paients suffer. Do you doctor's have a contingency plan to take care of the innocent civilians who are suffering like crazy? The media jerk-offs have covered only one side of the story. Shame on them as well. And shame on the scum of this country, the politicians who are hell bent on imposing rubbish on the people.

Ban the fucking caste system and fuck the reservation system.


A concerned Indian who can't keep quiet watching his country go to the dogs.

Why is India helping the Saudis?

India plans to help the Saudis set up centers of excellence in Saudi Arabia. why the fuck should we help these mofo's? They don't respect us nor our country men. Indians are treated like shit, rot in that fucked up country because of its 16th century laws. Screw the Saudis.

Can India achieve a growth percentage of 12%?

This is an article written by one of my friends. I am posting this after the commies expressed thier displeasure at the government's proposal of hiking fuel prices today. If the fuel rates stay the same, our oil companies will lose a huge amount of money. The daily loss of these oil companies is pegged at Rs 100 crores a day(guessing!!).

Happy reading.

The Indian GDP growth of 8.1% is ok, but the problem is we, as Indians seem to be satisfied with this growth, the problem lies there. India should be looking at a growth rate of 10-12% which can very much be achieved. Firstly we have to remember the reason why India never grew well in the 1st 40 yrs after independence, was our problem of being satisfied with whatever we had. As the saying goes only a crying baby gets milk. The people of India should be like the crying baby that needs to ask more from our politicians and bureaucrats. It is quite an achievement that India is growing at 8.1% but that doesn’t mean we should fall back on our laurels and let complacency creep in.8.1% is a good start but we should also remember that it is only a start and to reach the goal of 10-12% GDP Growth a lot more needs to done. Firstly we have to move faster on our Economic Reforms process. We should not only open up the retail sector for Foreign Direct Investment but also raise the FDI caps in the Insurance and banking sectors. We should also reduce agricultural subsidies and slowly start opening up our agriculture sector to foreign players. The opening up of retail, insurance and banking sectors would not only generate huge levels of employment, but also improve competition among Indian businesses, thus leading to a Win-Win situation where both the consumer benefit and also make Indian business more competent in the global market. The Indian businessmen are no more skeptical about global competition in fact it has made him more confidant about the global arena and thus giving rise to Indian Multinationals like Infosys, Wipro, Tatas and Reliance Industries. But there are problems we face.1.lack of political will & 2.infrastructure problems. But when we look at the brighter side, at least there seems to be an affirmative political consensus towards economic reforms except for the Left Parties. The Left parties seem to be the biggest stumbling block towards a robust GDP growth, and we shouldn’t take the Left parties lightly. They may use any trick up their sleeve to derail India and its path to progress thus take us back to the days prior liberalization. The only way to get rid of the threat of the left parties is to crush them out of the Indian political system and not ally with them for short-term political gains. The present UPA in this context has made one of the biggest political blunders by allying with the Left. The Left parties have their own agenda that can be very dangerous for the Country. Remember the Left parties have never had a nationalistic sentiment and to put it mildly are in fact the biggest Anti-Nationals in India. If we rewind back to the 1962 Indo-China War it is a well know truth that the Left Parties supported China during the War. These Anti-Nationals (The Communists) again would like to derail India’s dreams using their antiqued ideology, which has been put to rest forever by 95% of the countries all over the world. The Communists Parties talk about the poor but have never done anything for the poor, except for harping about land reforms which they had done 25yrs which itself has become an antiqued subject to talk about, they are just a party of big slogans and small minds who are not really interested about the poor or their needs but are more interested about propagating Marx and his needs to our illiterate poor. It is time the people of India put their foot down against these Devils in Saints clothing. In fact the Communists use the name of the people for everything they do, thus indirectly putting the blame on the people of India for all their ills of an antiqued ideology. The communists are people who should be slapped on their faces for not doing anything in their heartland of Bengal. Unfortunately they have rigged the elections in Bengal ever since they came to power there. Pity the people of Bengal the communists rule them in their name even if they wouldn’t want to be ruled by these low lives.

Monday, May 29, 2006


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Catastrophe in Indonesia part 2

This is the second major disaster to hit this country after the tsunami of 2004. Strangely, i haven't seen Indian blog with articles on the earthquake (atleast from the blogs i have read) compared to the blogs which sprung up post tsunami 2004, the Katrina Hurricane in 2005 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005.


Read more news about the earthquake here.

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Save the pavement bookshop run by Alwar and Ramanan on Luz Church Road, Mylapore

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It was Saturday and I was scouring for bodybuilding and fitness magazines in the city. I tried my neighbourhood raddi wala but he did not have any. One of my friends suggested we try Mylapore as he had to make some purchases too. We reached Mylapore at around 12.30 in the afternoon and decided to go the famous pavement book shop run by Alwar who has Ramanan, a 73 year old as his assistant. We went to the old place but found out that it had been moved. We some how managed to get to the new location and i was stunned at the mound of books i saw on the pavement. I have read people calling the place a Mecca for bibliophiles and it is true. I was disappointed when i did not find the books i wanted but my friend hit pay dirt. We went to Ramanan's house to look for books for Buddism and one thing that struck me when i enterted his house was that his small house was stacked with books!! Books here, books there, books everywhere. To pacify myself i asked for Hitler's Mein kamph which Ramanan did not have, however he gave me a book of Winston Churchill's writings during World War 2 which was printed in 1950. Ask the man about any book and he will tell you if he has it or not.
Looking at the sad state of affairs in his house and at the roadside bookshop left me with a lump in my throat. Will the bibliophiles of Chenni city please stand up and put Alwar and Ramanan out of theie misery? A shop can be arrange that will protect the books from the elements of nature.  Check out links related to Alwar and Ramanan here and here . Their sad state of affairs was covered back in 2002. I still remember a line from one of the articles of Prince Frederick telling readers "Please help him. Write about his problem." That's not a single voice I hear."

Friday, May 26, 2006

Reservation in public bathrooms

Got this forward from a friend of mine. Scenes like these will become common in the near future if the government continues to walk with two left feet.

Indian born American wins spelling bee contest

The Indian media's obsession with NRI's continues with this article in

Week one at Fitness One

Its been good so far. The most sensible thing to do when you want to lose weigth is to eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of sleep. And don't forget water, the elixir of life. Make sure you have atleast 3 liters a day.

Fitness One aerobics

Continuing on my weight loss mission, I made a trip to the Fitness One gym at the Ascendas STPI, near Taramani last Friday. The gym is spread over 5000 sq feet and has all the equipment you need for a full body work out. The trainers are cordial and will offer you all the assistance you need. I have opted for aerobics. The best thing about this gym is that they gave me free complementary trial passes so that I could try working out at the gym and then join if I wanted to. Guess what, I am!! It’s a session for a month, five days a week at 1590 + 12.2% tax that brings the total cost to Rs 1758. I have a grouse against their parking facilities. Visitor’s have to park outside the complex or opt for a monthly pass of Rs 200 (mine is a two wheeler). Fitness One offers aerobics sessions three times a day and mine is in the morning from 6.15 to 7.15. The gym has shower facilities too which makes things easier for me as I have to travel 18 km from home to get to the gym. I can take a shower and head to work from the gym. Very convenient.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I am watching Christopher Nolan's Memento. Will write a review of the movie if I can.

Book I am reading right now

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

My weight loss mission

I plan to attend aerobics classes to reduce weight. I have chosen Fitness One at Ascendas software park, near TIDEL park. This gym is 20 km away from home. I am going to check out the gym today. Let's see how it goes.

An India born player in the French World Cup squad

Sepia Mutiny has an article on the lone Indian presence in the World Cup. An Indian born in Mauritius who is in the Fench World Cup team. The title of the article is The Great Brown Hope. Duh why bring up his skin color and why are we proud that he is in the World Cup? He is playing as a Frenchman!!

The Indian media continues its obsession with people who are Indian but continue to shine in their adopted countries. Viksah may not even consider him self Indian for crying out loud.

The Hindustan Times says he is a football star. What a load of crap!!!!

We should be ashamed of the fact that our country with a billion plus population cannot produce World Cup worthy footballers. My suggestion: kick Priyanjan Das Munshi (yeah, the same guy who wants to ban the Da Vinci Code from being screened in India!! So much for being labelled a democracy..bull shit) out of the AIFF. He has been at the helm close to 18 years and treats it like his fiefdom. Piece of shit. Appoint people who are passionate about the sport and have represented India abroad and are not in for monetary benefits. Someone like I.M.Vijayan whose playing days are almost over and knows the game inside out.

Please save Indian football!!

I wonder....

My 50th post

This is my 50th post. Whoopee!!!

25 Days to go for the FIFA World Cup to Kick-Off. Yayy. The FIFA World Cup is going to be telecast on ESPN for Indian audiences. Great entertainment to forget cricketing shit for a while. Slet's hope this is better than the 2002 World Cup. So for all you folks in Chennai who don't have set top boxes(it's a shame that this stupid concept has been implemented only in Chennai) grab yours now.

Download the World Cup schedule here.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Article on BarCamp Chennai

There is an article about BarCamp Chennai titled "Where geeks get together" in today's edition of the Hindu supplement, Metro Plus. Read the article here.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Book I am reading right now

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Movies on my viewing list last weekend

The Full Monty- Nice
The Other Guy- Gah!!
Euro Trip- Teen comedy- whatever
The Sum Of All Fears- Watch it if you like Tom Clancy books. Nice. Other movies based on Tom Clancy books include The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger.