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Burn in Hell

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Just read this. I hope Arjun Singh burns in HELL.

UPDATE: And for the first time in my life, I repent not having a voter's id card. And not ever having voted. 

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Monday, May 22, 2006 at 9:28 pm

Posted in Current Affairs

How do we reach these figures?

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I won't go into whether reservations are good or bad. I am sure most sensible people would say it is bad. Bhut what I want to know is who decides these percentages? The 22% or so for SC/ST. Or the 33% for women in Parliament. Actually, it's not the who that piques my interest but the "how". How do they justify these figures? I was amazed that no one seemed to complain against the 33% Bill for women! As far as I understand, women are equal to men in most things (most and not all because men can't bear children etc. etc.), including their strength in the population (approx.). So how did we ever reach this figure of 33%? This is insulting to women. Either give 50% or not have any reservations at all!

In fact I am wondering, if we ever reach the day when women constitute most of the Parliament on merit, (and I won't be surprised if that happens) will they pass a Bill saying that 33% should be at least men?

Are we saying the population of India has only 22% SC/ST's?

How — how did we reach these figures?

And how come these figures don't seem to have a time limit when it's come up for review. I don't think our laws have a self-destruct mechanism. They should. Each and every law should have a time limit after which they cease to apply, unless some government organization reviews and reestablishes it before it's "expiry" date is over.

Hmmm… a nice theory on paper perhaps. But what's stopping this organization to just reapply the same law without bothering to review. And what's stopping them from modifying the laws to suit their own needs? …. a pretty hopeless situation indeed 😦

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 9:30 am

Posted in Current Affairs, Muses

Guys, we’re screwed

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Right… We're screwed. By "we" I mean the us men in India. Look at this post on boingboing (via Twilight Fairy). Just think what the rest of the world thinks about us 😦

"their tits are grabbed and pinched by any man who wants to, and more"

The Blank Noise Project was very… enlightening. Because I had no idea. The worst I had seen was someone on a cycle/rickshaw/bike singing some shit Hindi movie song while he passed by a girl. Not nice I am sure but I think forgettable. But once you read some posts from their March 7, 2006 blog-a-thon, you realize that there is a big problem. And that I've been blind to it!

And thankfully I've not been a culprit 🙂

But truthfully, I think that has a little more to do with me having been a chicken than me actually understanding what a girl went through.

The blog-a-thon posts are a revealation. I hope more people read these… and it's time we managed to control our … urges 🙂

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 7:13 pm

Posted in Current Affairs, Muses

Leave those kids alone

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And this just has to be one of the best things to happen in recent times…. and it’s been a long time coming.

I really wonder how many countries resort to interviewing 3-4 year olds for admissions in schools!! And then they interview the parents too! And then they judge you… they expect you to be able to afford all the tution fees that they demand, but you better not be working long hours to be able to pay for that! I’ve heard admissions being rejected to kids because both their parents need to work long hours….

… ok, I boil whenever I think of the education system in India… and then I can’t think right. I got extremely wicked thoughts coming in my mind 😈

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Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11:58 am

Posted in Current Affairs, Rants

Workaholiks steal

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I write crap.

I post crap.

But experience has led me to believe that almost everything has a market.

And so if my crap gets “reproduced”, I’d like to be recognized for it.
So what would I do if someone “reproduced” something I wrote without linking to me? I’d be hurt and I’d post about it. I might not be able to do much. I might have the time and energy to follow it up, but I’d definetely want more people to be aware of this sort of thing.

Just read this on Kiruba’s blog. And I thought I’d help Suyog’s cause.

Workaholiks, an ad firm in Bangalore, India, used a picture from Suyog’s blog and are being a pain in the ass by refusing to recognize this fact.

Here is Suyog’s initial post about this. And here is his reply to a Workaholiks mail. It’s still not over.

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Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10:01 am

Congratulations Desipundit.com

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Congratulations Desipundit.com. I just went to the site for the latest update to the IIPM fracas. And I see the following message:

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

Wonder what is going on in your mind? On one hand you’ve perhaps always dreamt of this day. On the other, it’s time to pay for some more bandwidth. You should send IIPM the bill 🙂

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 11:42 pm

Posted in Current Affairs

The power of blogs

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Now they’re screwed… I hope.

A management institution, failing in its PR test 🙂 I can almost hear their castles breaking down. I see irrepairable damage being done. And it all started because of this?! A simple blog entry telling the people some truths…

This also is the first time I’ve heard a blogger in India losing his job because of his blog. That is sad. I feel slightly safe… I write anonymously (and I started today!). But that is not the way to bring about change. If there is one thing in this country that we need, it is change. If we were to compile a list, we’d never be able to finish.

IIPM had had it coming. How long can you fool the people? All those huge banners and full page newspaper advertisements and with no proper credentials? 😀

This is perhaps the first time something like this has happened on a scale like this. And it’ll be interesting how things move forward.

I’ll be watching… watching the power of blogs. And I hope something comes out of it.

There’s a really HUGE list of people writing about it now. One such list can be generated at http://iipm.gada.be/b.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 10:22 pm

Posted in Current Affairs