Thursday, November 17, 2005

It is something that gathers strength with patience, grows despite obstacles, warms in winter, flourishes in spring, casts a breeze in summer, and bears fruit in autumn -- I found Love.

-- Khalil Gibran

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I love Microsoft

For people who think Apple invented the UI and mouse and Microsoft copied the concepts.

Read
this

I have always felt that if not for Microsoft the IT market would never have grown to this size.
You can hate it but I strongly feel that Microsoft rules.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Delhi, Paris and now Jordan

The world has to know this has nothing to do with Islam

Bridegroom Ashraf al-Khaled, Whose wedding party was bombed in Hotel Radisson, Amman,Jordan

France is burning

"As far as I'm concerned in this war against Islamofascism, since they think nothing of killing innocents in a marketplace bombing, I don't mind loading Google with Google bombs for them. If Sarkozy did it, good for him. Those kids are riff-raff. At their age I had been without any parents for ten or fifteen years, dragging myself up with my bootstraps and learning about life on the run. These kids have a home, cell phones, notepads and plenty of money for leather jackets and jewellery and still have both parents at home along with the rest of their families. They're just not grateful for what they have. From where I stand, lots of them have a lot going for them...they're just not making use of it."
-- A French commenting on the rioters in France.



This precisely is the condition all over the world. Islam is going to define this century for us just as Hitler defined the previous one.

One major concern that I have is that Muslims are not ready to give any rights to others but they want it for themselves. For example how much religious freedom an immigrant will get in UAE or any other Islamic country. But they demand this when they live in a secular nation.

And they feel victimized
. Among the muslims it's a common feeling all over the world. Be it J&K in India or the suburbs of France. I don't know what this french man says is correct or not but it's true in India. Just look at J&K, it gets the best of aid among all states but still.....It never seems enough. They are always complaining.

There is a lot I want to write about this but.....as usual lot's of work.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Amusing

Example of Parisology
"The message is that there are known knowns - there are things that we know that we know. There are known unknowns - that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - there are things we do not know we don't know. And each year we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns."

Listen more here or read here.
If you think Bush was the best listen to his men. They are not very far behind.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

I know Jill watches this space :)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Happy Diwali

What happened
Bomb blast in Delhi. 59 dead, 100+ injured.
All of them, women, children, men who were out there to buy or to sell, to celebrate the festival of lights, to be happy. Being from up north I can imagine the hustle bustle, the buzz in the air, the happiness.

And then there was the blast. People torn to pieces, life and happiness sucked out as if it was not there at all. I feel sad for what has happened. I feel sick somewhere down below, that I didn’t take up the offer to join NDA. I don't know how many jehadis I would have killed, I don't know how much difference that would have made to this whole thing but.....


What disturbs me
Is that none of the secular Islamic leaders of India had to say anything about it. Not even the CM of J&K, who remembers us only when he needs something for his state. People are afraid of calling this Islamic terrorism because they will loose a vote bank. On the other hand we have leaders who talk openly about having a Muslim CM for Bihar. We have leaders who want friendship with Pakistan and leaders who don't recognize the problems that we will face from Bangladesh in the near future. I don't know where this approach will take us. But certainly I don't have a good feeling about it.