Thursday, January 18, 2007
little did I know that it would is a greatly discussed topic in the world.
I would like to say that I was not the person who wrote the article. I liked it and I copied from some anti-war website's comments. The original author is "Bill Keyes".
A old vietnam war veteran has seen my post a had written a comment for it.
I'm very happy to get my first comment in this blog. But the facts he has written in his blog are alarming..
Excerpts from his comment....
The Pentagon is a giant, incredibly complex establishment, budgeted in excess of $500B per year. The Rumsfelds, the Administrations and the Congressmen come and go but the real machinery of policy and procurement keeps grinding away, presenting the politicos who arrive with detail and alternatives slanted to perpetuate itself.How can any newcomer, be he a President, a Congressman or even the new Sec. Def.Mr. Gates, understand such complexity, particularly if heretofore he has not had the clearance to get the full details?Answer- he can’t. Therefore he accepts the alternatives provided by the career establishment that never goes away and he hopes he makes the right choices. Or he is influenced by a lobbyist or two representing companies in his district or special interest groups.
If you want to know completely about the american war machine you can visit the "Oddessy of Armaments" of Ken Larson
She was commented among other things for
Eating with hand
Using onions in her dishes.
Bleaching her facial hair--commented that she wanted to be white....
For the complete comments on shetty visit this page
It seems this whole episode brings out the racist behaviour of the westerners in a new light.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Its a superb peice of software and you should surely try it.. If not for anything else... You can atleast set a reminder for your friends birthday so that you dont forget it and get gyan from him for not wishing...!!!!!!! Try it out at Google Calendar and comment about it ...
While helping heroine escape, the servant is helped by the hero, who beats up the goons badly...They want to kill him... Hero a MAA Tv reporter is pressed by his parents to escape to somewhere.. He goes to Himalayas.. meets heroine.. makes her fall in love...and gets ready to take her back to Hyderabad.. In the meantime the villians discover the whereabouts of heroine and capture her and brings her back to hyderabad.. Hero meets the servant, knows about the whole pitiable story and rescues her...Thats the plot...A very ordinary plot...
But the taking is excellent...First half is excellent with the beautiful Himalayan surroundings, glamourous heroine...Second half is equally exciting with the fights and chases....
The comedy track of Ali is very hilarious.. His troubles start after a kidnap and how he ends up in the Himalayas is very interesting...Three songs are good... The mass song should have been more catchy.. Puri Jagannath has once again proved that he can make even a very normal story look very interesting with his taking.. A very good movie once again after Pokiri...
The sideline is that the hugely successful Pokiri was not able to generate interest in the Tamil audience.. I expected that because it was hit because of the punch dialogues and Puri's taking as the story was quite ordinary one...
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The story is about a villager, Gurukanth Desai, who first goes to turkey, sees success there and then comes to India to start his own "biznaz" here. For sufficient capital, he marries his friends sister, Aishwarya for dowry with which he starts his business in Mumbai. Bureaucracy prevents him from setting his shop.. which gurukanth with the help of a paper run by Mithun, successfully overcome to set his shop. From there how Guru takes the business from a small company to biggest company in India is worth watching. The twists are good.
Finally Mithun and his star reporter, madhavan successfully expose his shady deals, how he bribed his way through the government, how he evaded paying taxes and excise frauds. He is put in jail and he has paralysis suddenly. Still the court scene of his trial is very well taken.
Everyone has acted very well. Music is good. Barso re, Tere bina.. are superb.
People may feel that the entertainment value is less, there are very little jokes and fights..But it is a very good movie to watch..
The taking is also excellelent. The song runs in the background with the story like hollywood movie.. Excellent Class Movie.. worth watching for the actors.. Screenplay should have been better...
Friday, January 12, 2007
I will just try to summarize the features of it.
Its most innovative thing is doing away with buttons.It has only a single button. It has good touchscreen menu. It can be used to for all functions. It comes in 4Gb and 8Gb inbuilt memory. It has wi-fi connectivity though. It has good applications
It has an IPod with it. It has a two megapixel camera.
It has a feature to listen to only the selected voice mails.
It runs on OSX and is believed to run the whole version not just a scaled down version. It has good wide screen.
It is sleek. It has audio playback time of 12 hours and calls and video for six hours.
It is priced high.$299 for 4GB version and $499 for 8Gb version.
It is now sold exclusively through Cingular in US whole coverage is second rate compared to Verizon.
Its battery life is a little low
Its copyright is owned by Cisco Systems (iPhone) which has already filed a case against Apple.
On the whole I loved it. Its pictures are worth watching.. We have to see if it can beat other established players like Nokia, Ericcson, Samsung, Motorola and LG for the market dominance.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
You go to war or declare war against another sovereign nation for one of two reasons:1. You are attacked without provocation, like, say, Pearl Harbor.2. An ally by treaty is attacked without provocation and you go to help them. Another form of this would be to be asked by a sovereign nation for help.
The ultimate goal of either one of these reasons SHOULD BE to end the hostilities as soon as possible either by the attacking side surrendering such, as in our Revolutionary or Civil War, or a ceasefire arbitrated by some third party and then an effort to bring some peace and stability and reason between the warring factions.
After WWII instead of sending most of our soldiers home and shutting down our munitions factories we kept our military large and immediately went into the so-called Cold War. This was a war against an ideology, communism, not a nation, even though the USSR and to some degree China were the personification of it.
So for almost 45 years we fought the "Cold War" against an ideology which finally collapsed on its own. Did we win that war? And was it really necessary to spend all that money to "win" that war? I don't think it had anything to do with war. The military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about needed an excuse to continue making war profits so they needed a "war," so they got one. So we fought in Korea, war profits were good....
But along comes a ceasefire for Korea.... So now what? Another threat of Communism in Vietnam and another "war" and more arms and profits. 10-plus years of lots of profits and arms buildup until the fall of Saigon in 1975. So now what do they do? Back to the old "commie threat" (Red China, etc.), bigger missiles, more planes, bombs, etc.
So for 15-plus more years more profits until quite to everyone's surprise communism effectively collapses as a world threat, Clinton gets elected and peace threatens to break out. (Oh, I almost forgot the first Gulf War, a good little war that increased profits but ended too quickly). No need for big missiles, planes etc. Panic sets in among the arms merchants. How do they keep the war machine going if there is no threat? Along comes a think tank run by a bunch of neocons called the Project For a New American Century, formed in 1995, that advocates a foreign policy of American military superiority in the world.
So the arms merchants see a new chance to keep their war profits going. But Clinton is a Democrat and surely will not go along with this. So wait until he is out of office, put in a friendly dumb president in 2000, a Republican of course, and start the new century out with great expectations and the "war party" in power. Along comes 9/11 and lo and behold the "Global War on Terror," an arms merchant's dream: a hundred years of war profits, almost forever. So how do you keep the "Global War on Terror" going for a hundred years? Make sure there are more terrorists out there under every bush, scare the crap out of the American people so they will continue to support a big military budget and life goes on.
So is Iraq a success for the arms merchants? You better believe it. The War in Iraq has fueled more terrorists, which will keep the Global War on Terror going for years and was just an opening shot in a wider war with Iran, Syria, etc. All to keep the war machine busy and increase profits. Remember, "war is good for the economy."
So what to do about Iraq? The arms merchants could care less. They are chomping at the bit to go elsewhere.
So we can continue supporting the president in another course-change in Iraq and hope for the best or we can impeach him and Cheney, Mr. Arms Merchant, and maybe have a chance to break the arms merchants once and forever.
~ Bill Keyes
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Previously in 1993 TheUN/U.S. intervention led directly to the triumph of the warlords, who plundered, raped, and murdered their way through the streets of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, and reduced the country to Mad Max territory. In response, an "Islamic courts" movement sprang up to impose some sort of cohesion on a rapidly disintegrating social order. The business community and public opinion rallied behind these courts, which were and are all that stand between civilization and savagery in Somalia.
The current situation in somalia is best shown by the BBC article.
" work at a check-point, where we stop passenger buses, taxis and good trucks but if we see a vehicle with its own security guards, we leave them alone.
The amount we charge depends on how much the truck is carrying.
If it's fully laden, we can charge up to 1m shillings ($60) but if it's only carrying a half load, we only charge 500,000 sh.
For a minibus, we charge 50,000 sh for the full day and then an extra 10,000 in the evening.
If the driver doesn't pay, we won't let him through. "
Is it good for the world to allow America to unilaterally persue its agenda? I dont think America will ever win its war on terror. Then it will lose one very good reason to forward its agenda, force any country to submission and still pose as the saviour of the world.
Read more on this at antiwar...fdsf
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Monday, January 8, 2007
It also had links to various blogs and websites. I was really very happy that a telugu person has a commendable web presence serving all the other telugu people. Whats more is that he even offers free services to other people.
Free Services: Search engine optimization and Adsense placement. Guidance on System and software problems. Advice on Medical and Health issues.
These are the lines directly taken from the site. visit the site at www.nalamothu.net
There are various links and the link for currently running contests on the net was interesting. visit it and enjoy..
Sunday, January 7, 2007
This is written by a IIMA student I think it can be very helpful to all of us. He has stressed the importance of starting early, good coaching, taking tests and practice.
More on CAT preparation later..!
Saturday, January 6, 2007
You may like to participate in the poll. Access the pol from the above link only.
The poll is like this
Just watch the different options for that poll. They are different search options like Artificial Intelligence,
people powered search, previews,clustering,visualization,vertical search,personalized search, social search....! Oh I never knew there were these many search technologies.. And see the companies based on these technologies, the world is trying hard to beat google.. and by the way I am going to post on general understanding of each technology and how it may affect google.
I havenot tried all the sites there but I have seen del.icio.us, Snap, Live Image Search, Technorati.. All these are powerful alternatives to google.
The Snap and Live Image search can be really helpful to view the preview of the site without going to the site in the result.
del.ici0.us is completely user submitted links and are really helpful but they are not complete, still some good information can lurk without a
Technorati uses a better way it counts the inbound and outbound links from a site, number of times it had been favor
Are you not excited to know the result of the poll?? The poll is not yet closed but I would paste the results till know
So the world believes that personalized search(22%) can topple google with considerable proportion believing that artificial intelligence(20%) will do the trick. People who support me also are not less (19%) for people powered search. Read my previous article on thinking beyond google . I think vertical search is also notable(14%). Lets wait and see which technology will take the lead in toppling google off its seat...or we have to see whether google will make itself better by adopting any of the technologies given here..! Only time can tell that.!
You can read the review of the book at
visit the blog of kawasaki at blog.guykawasaki.com
All the best!
Friday, January 5, 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Eventhough the government has made it clear that only the depot will be closed but the services will not be affected, it cannot be trusted fully. If the buses are not starting from the depot then inevitably they have to come from other depots which are atleast 60kms far from present depot which means timings of the buses will surely change. It would affect the students most who go to the nearest towns to study. If the bus timings change or the buses are completely stopped in the route because only few people are travelling, then obviously students cant go to schools and colleges on time and government will have to take the blame. Again all the depots which are being closed are in rural areas where there is not much traffic and if suddenly the depot is closed and buses in all loss making routes are withdrawn then surely for lot of tribal villages in Adilabad ( in proximity of Utnur depot which is closed) and Khammam( in proximity of Madhira) will suddenly have no means of transport available to them. The effect will not only be on the passengers but also on the people who have indirectly depended on the bus depot for their survival( traders).
But finally the main argument is RTC being a public sector operation, its main aim being providing bus facility to people should not only think about profitability but should also consider the social aspects before closing the depots. It is argued that it should even take the profits from other sources to provide the bus facility to all the people like electricity ( which the govt provides free of cost to farmers). The RTC has to make a study to know the routes in these depots which are profitable. It should run the buses in these routes. It should also get to know the loss making routes and the reasons for that ( whether it is excessive private competion or less travel) and take the decision accordingly( to give an ultimatum to the people to increase the occupancy or to close buses on the route). There was a study of RTC by IIMB last year which was not used. It is high time the government used the reports it prepared for the development of RTC and not take sudden decisions like this without necessary debate
As I write this article I came to know that due to the publicity in teh media and the timely action of the the opppsition parties and the strikes and dharnas done yesterday, the government has gone back on its decision and has stopped closing down of the depots.The silver lining is that it has planned to start new bus depots.!!
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
It is a romantic movie about the first few months in the life a newly married couple. Jagapathi babu and priyamani have done a very good job. It is a very good break for priyamani. She is cute, modest in sarees very attractive. Madan's style of taking is also very good. He has put all the ingredients to attract the newly married couple and youth to the movie. The movie is about how a newly married couple who are misled by their elders go to the verge of being seperated, how they realise the mistake and enjoy their life together. The comedy track of sunil and venu madhav is good. The music should have been better. The photography is good. On the whole was a good movie to watch.
The best point is that today one of my friends who comes with me in my bus to office recollected his experience of watching annavaram. He said that it was old wine ( he didn't mean old is gold.. what he really meant was stale) in an old bottle. He said he came out of the movie half an hour before it completed. I chuckled saying I missed the movie ticket for good and enjoyed Pellaina kottalo.
Monday, January 1, 2007
I wish to study in a very reputed university-- I got this thought after reading the novels of Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham about university life and how great it is. So I want to crack CAT this time so that I can be part of a great institution.
I wish to contribute to the society. I want to make people realise the importance of education and how our perspective develops after good education. I want to make people question atleast the most blatant frauds and deceptions in the society. I still haven't thought out a way of doing this.
Again blame it on the novels I read I want to be very very rich only to roam around the world to desired places as and when I think of them. For this I want to be financially independent and to have other means of income than the regular salary I get monthly.
Next thought is to be more understanding of people and be truthful to the maxim - "A friend in need is friend indeed". To be frank, I love being alone. I dont know why but I have never completely opened up to people except to a very few. Hence I want to be more open and more helpful to people in my daily life. On the whole in the end what matters is
" You are rich or poor in life by
Smiles around you..
People you are with..
Friends you make..
Ideas you have..
Dreams you chase...
And the love you spread.."
I have been dreaming about these things from my childhood. I want to make better progress on each of these spheres this year and this is the place where I observe my progress.
"Every morning as we wake up we have two choices:
1. To go back to sleep and dream
2. To get up and chase the dreams."
I have slept for long .. Now its time for me to wake up and chase my dreams.. Wish you all a very happy 2007.
As for most of the people this is my the default page on the internet. What is new this year is that I have customized my home page to include the rss feeds from the blogs that I frequent,a crossword puzzle, gmail and some photos which keep scrolling. This is the first thing I visit daily.
This is the place I visit for the latest breaking national and international news. I used to visit it more frequently but now the news is not getting updated in realtime.Now I mostly use rediff for news
Even after lot of mail services launched, none has made me leave yahoo mail completely. This year it launched a new outlook type reading pane interface which made me hook to it completely.
I joined this in febrauary 2006. This is a place where I keep in touch with my friends without really chatting or talking but just by reading their scraps. I fell in love with the orkut communities which have given me access to lot of lovely books which I would have never read otherwise.
This is the best news site for indian news in my opinion. I always spend atleast 15 minutes whenever I visit this site. Cricket is covered well. There are lot of news comments and also inspiring stories. Its rediff bol messenger allows us to send sms to any mobile in india free of cost.
This has opened my eyes to the world outside and the various blogs that regularly discuss the issues of software and the internet. This is my best find for the year.
This is a site I learnt through orkut and I am using it for uploading and downloading various files. I have downloaded all the best sellers from this site. My favourite find of 2006
This IM has made possible IM conversations even when lot of companies including mine blocked the IM communication through firewalls. It has also allowed simultaneous communication over two different service provided and hence attracted me very much.
This is also one site which never loses its popularity. It is the best online encyclopedia in the world and I have used it for numerous searches and sometimes to finish my never ending books by reading the plot from that site