Thursday, October 27, 2005


....that will go unanswered.
For example IIPM and this.

Rain rain go away

Come again another day. I like it when it rains but now its getting on to my nerves. More so with the pathetic state of infrastructure in Bangalore.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


As has been my opinion, Indian media is biased. What you listen, see or read is controlled by them. To form an opinion about something you need both sides of the story but most often you get to know only one, the one that media wants you to know.

Take the iipm case for example. But I am pleased to see atleast one mainstream magazine taking up the issue. Read here.

Monday, October 24, 2005


If you can make somebody feel like being pushed over, treated like a door mat.
Be sure there is nothing ideal about it.

Monday, October 17, 2005

West Bengal's virtual deindustrialisation

"In his zeal to reverse this process of West Bengal's virtual deindustrialisation"
From here

Now whats virtual about it? Its real sir, real. Anybody who has seen towns like Asansol and Durgapur in the past will agree with me. What once used to be a vast industrial hub is now a ghost town. When the West Bengal governement says that they have excess electricity, don't be fooled there is no addition to the power generating units. All that means is that the industries which used to consume the majority of power have all closed down.

Just to give a glimpse of how it all works. Some 3-4 years back my Dad got a chance to visit the Durgapur steel plant. He told me that to do some mundane job in a blast furnace they have recruited 8 people. A single person can work for two hours a day and finish the work on time. You will that its plain simple stupid. The company is never going to make any pofit with such policies in place. But the management can't do anything about it because if you touch even one worker the trade union will go on strike.

Enough of West Bengal, now the same is happening to my state UP as well. Reason is different, in this case its criminalisation. Pretty sad but true. And I can't complain because I don't vote.

Ground reality

The people
Many people said when the earthquake struck, they thought India had attacked Pakistan with nuclear missiles and that is why the earth was shaking.

The Government
That is the reason why Musharraf refused to accept help from the Indian Army. Musharraf had no problem accepting help from Israel even though Pakistan has no diplomatic relations with Jerusalem.Pakistan is getting help from countries, which are thousands of miles away from our borders, but why can't our neighbour send us helicopters for help? If we cannot accept help from India during a natural disaster, then we cannot have genuine friendship even during normal times.

And some people still believe there can be peace between India and Pakistan. As I always say, even I want peace but this is the ground reality. And I think it will take another generation minimum to change this.

Read here

Friday, October 14, 2005

I got an award that just screwed up my day.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Jamshedpur rocks !!

Click here to know why.

Makes me nostalgic. The two month long summer vactaion followed by week long Durga Puja. The fifteen people who made the gang. The packed schedule, what to play at what time.

Will write more later.
Lot's of work.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence. -Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850)

I agree.
-An Ideal Boy, NDA drop out(1978-)