Monday, May 29, 2006

5000 Hits

I'm posting this entry between my exam preparation. This is a very special post of mine. My statcounter is indicating 5000 hits and its nice to know that it has reached that special landmark. From the day since I started blogging I've somehow been emotionally attached to it. I still remember signing up for blogger and searching thru various templates just to give that special look for my blog. Also here is a handy link to my blogging guidelines that I had posted long back. And I still remember spending lot of time on photoshop to design the time machine header in my blog. And it was nice to know and meet people whome I got to know thru blogging. Specially praveen (Technoshocker) who is a very good online friend of mine whome I'm yet to meet. And not to forget the calls I ocassionally receive just to discuss certain articles that I've posted. To celebrate 5000th visitor i was planning to redesign my entire template but I'm very much attached to my existing template. However I've made some minor modifications and fixed few bugs. All in all it is fun to blog. And thankyou visitors.

MEANWHILE JOGA BONITO (celebrating the soccer fever going on everywhere). Have fun and play more

Meaning "play [it] beautifully" in Portuguese -it's a fictional association created for a Nike ad campaign. Chekout this beautiful Joga_bonito video here..

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The new Magic Number

49.5% wld no doubtly be a magic figure if Ministry of Human Resources has its way. i.e. Mr Arjun Singh's stand on raising reservation for backward class (BC) to unprecendented level.

What I feel is, instead of raising reservation levels they could waive off the course expenditure for a deserving BC candidate. Else one in every two students will be an undeserving one.

Following are some comical suggestions I came across the net If the 49.5% ruling goes by. Whats your suggestion

  • 49.5% of the width of any and every road be reserved for BCs. No one else can traverse on them.
  • 49.5% of all public toilets in India be reserved for BCs. They should be FREE (as in free beer) too.
  • Out of every 100 times Arjun Singh's wife/daughter has sex, 49.5% of them should be with BC men.
  • 49.5% of Arjun Singh's balls be castrated and donated to BCs.
  • For every book which anyone buys, he should tear 49.5% pages and donate it to a BC guy.
  • 49.5% of all land be donated to BCs.
  • Everyone should donate 49.5% of his income to BC people.
  • 49.5% of India's GDP be donated to BCs.
  • 49.5% of oxygen in the atmosphere be reserved for BCs.
  • 49.5% of all sea-beaches be reserved for BCs.

How we live

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.We have guided missiles and misguided men.

--- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

To understand the implications, I'ld suggest the following videos files (Humorous but disturbing) which will show case the chemistry between the Leader and the Led.

On the Streets of America (1)

On the Streets of America (2)