Monday, September 14, 2009

Industrial Worker

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Friday, August 28, 2009

Edinburgh Fringe

1) Dan Antopolski - "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?"

2) Paddy Lennox - "I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'."

3) Sarah Millican - "I had my boobs measured and bought a new bra. Now I call them Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes because they're up where they belong."

4) Zoe Lyons - "I went on a girls' night out recently. The invitation said 'dress to kill'. I went as Rose West."

5) Jack Whitehall - "I'm sure wherever my dad is; he's looking down on us. He's not dead, just very condescending."

6) Adam Hills - "Going to Starbucks for coffee is like going to prison for sex. You know you're going to get it, but it's going to be rough."

7) Marcus Brigstocke - "To the people who've got iPhones: you just bought one, you didn't invent it!"

8) Rhod Gilbert - "A spa hotel? It's like a normal hotel, only in reception there's a picture of a pebble."

9) Dan Antopolski - "I've been reading the news about there being a civil war in Madagascar. Well, I've seen it six times and there isn't."

10) Simon Brodkin (as Lee Nelson) - "I started so many fights at my school - I had that attention-deficit disorder. So I didn't finish a lot of them.


Time could be the ultimate alchemist in our lives. Doesn't it make petty things turn into things of gold over time? Only if we could reach ahead a little faster!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

After Life

A long and arduous journey is usually just that. Long and arduous. Too bad too many of us never get a chance to experience the time wrap to realize a sense of a shift-able locus of the graspable horizon we are all part of. Perhaps, it isn't possible for a human effort. Termites? Anyone?

So, what am I trying to say here? Honestly, I don't give a damn. I realize that sun rising every day is the only hope we have as mankind. Everything else is just a factor of lobbying by some fraction of the society. People. Insects. People. Rotten. Half baked eggs. Onions. Peel after peel. Nothing.

I guess a Reboot might help.

Yeah, you got that right!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Plan to Dissect

As hard as we force ourselves to make plans for everything that we do, we often lose track of what really works. An intuition of the importance of something is often far better than a rigorous logical hogwash. Go on You romantic idiots! You guys are the only ones with any chance to begin with - !

Monday, April 13, 2009

Funny Politik

"Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Railway minister of Indiam, mentions "Harvard" and "MIT" to the rural crowd. "I have gone to Harvard. Educated children know what Harvard is. I have gone to MIT, Singapore College. I have taught teachers all over the world," he says, as a crowd dominated by the Yadav caste looks at him with awe and amusement."

I don't know if it is just me but this could be the most ridiculous election campaign in India in the recent past. Strategically, India is at an inflection point and the world is looking at her with eager eyes waiting to immerse in her vision for the new world order and more. Inside, the leaders are trying hard to make it impossible! This is unpardonable and Indian politics definitely needs some serious purging.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Architecture of Knowledge

A very famous complaint I heard about Indians in general is that we are not too keen to share knowledge. Having studied at a school where open source technology was one of the most sought after fields for demonstrating geeky supremacy, I initially found it hard to digest the idea . But, having spent a few years in the industry, I experienced it first hand to realize the extent of the plague which crippled our society for years. The good thing though is that the youngsters don't fall into this trap of "the knowledge you collect is the sole reason of your position of strength and hence should not share it!!" I know it's not really a catch phrase and am not a person for catching phrases anyway.

Also, i have been doing this lately and you might find it interesting too. Start using the MIT open course ware. Let me tell you that it's a fantastic way to learn weird things you never had time to worry about. For example, that course in anthropology you could never take in college and cannot afford to go to an other one to take it, it's all available out there for free! So, why not enjoy a couple of chapters while you sip on a glass of that latest wine?

May god bless world wide web, MIT and all those things which enable them to exist.

Thursday, April 02, 2009