Thursday, November 30, 2006

India's cricketing nightmare

So we lost again. I kind of thought that would happen so I never bothered to even watch the match. No w I believe that this is not one of those debacles that keep on happening to our cricket team, it just shows the inferiority of our cricket team compared to the team that we are playing.

It would be very easy to join the chores and say that we should drop Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dravid or some other bloke from the team but the point is that other cricketers who could be potentially picked up are not any better anyway.

Out communist friends want Ganguly to come back into the team but he can't even play properly in Ranji so expecting him to play the SA attack would be a foolishness. I think the only option is that spectators should let the game slide into oblivion like Hockey and go on with their lives, may be that would reduce some of the waste time in front of TV and that would bring something good out of it.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Construction activity

Construction activity

As I was driving through, I saw this construction activity early morning at one site in Bangalore. If you see on the corner of the building, some workers are putting up scaffoldings. It made an interesting view because these workers were climbing up the scaffolds as they were building it up. Looked really complicated but they were doing it with extreme ease.

Project Black Box

Since this seems to be holiday season in the west and the mail traffic is pretty low. So one is looking for anything to read and I get this interesting link from one of my friends. In his own words
Even if it is from Sun, good stuff!

Really interesting thought though. One can not help but wonder if Sun Microsystems would now become an acquisition target from DHL or FedEx. There are so many interesting business models that one could come up with. I would try to remember this and may be rant about it on a later date. Now I think I should get back to work.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Interesting conference


I went to an outbound management team building type of session this year and I saw this notice board in the resort. If you see the last conference listed, its title is very interesting. "Sex and Sexuality".

There were lots of other residents of the resort interested in that conference.

Forum Food Court Notice

Forum Food Court NoticeForum Food Court Notice,
originally uploaded by vavasthi.

Now here is an interesting notice in the most upmarket (till today) mall's food court. Rather than prosecuting the people who bring outside food, the mall management wants to prosecute the food itself.

I am sure food would not dare to enter after reading this notice.

Monday, November 20, 2006

A joke by Natwar Singh

It is interesting to find news that almost makes you laugh. One needs a healthy dose of comedy everyday. If it is a real life comedy, so much the better. Now look at this news item. Natwar Singh goes on his usual rant and then he says
Pointing to the history of the Congress, he said Chaudhary Charan Singh, V P Singh and Chandrashekhar were all unnecessarily suspended from the party and went on to become prime ministers.

So now he wants to be expelled from the party so that he can become prime minister. Now who will explain to him that these leaders did have some base and they became prime minister not because of congress expelling them but inspite of it. Anyway it is cheap publicity for him and free entertainment for us.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Haj subsidy unIslamic, use that money on our education, health

Here is a sane voice that I heard after a long time.
At a time when even the Prime Minister is emphasizing that Muslims need to be given greater access to modern education to remove their social backwardness, several Muslim intellectuals, religious scholars and leaders are suggesting that the Government scrap the Haj subsidy and spend the money instead on schools, health care and other basic infrastructure for the welfare of the community. Some even describe the subsidy as â??vote-bank politicsâ? and say itâ??s un-Islamic to undertake any obligation during Haj.

More here
Demanding an end to the subsidy, Maulana Mehmood Madani, Rajya Sabha member and general secretary of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, says â??It is against the Shariat to be under any kind of obligation while undertaking Haj. According to the Quran, only those Muslims who can afford the expenses should perform Haj. Itâ??s recommended only for adult, financially able and sane Muslims.â?

Somehow these people do not get enough media.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Uttam Pradesh

So Uttam Pradesh is proving a point again. Couple of bikers kidnapped the son of country head of Adobe. Sad story. I was reading the post from rediff. The most interesting paragraph is as follows.
Hideouts of known kidnappers are being raided in order to nab the culprits and rescue the child. "We have some leads," police have said but refuse to share details.

Now what I don't understand is the fact that if these are known kidnappers then why are they not arrested beforehand itself. Kind of misses the commonsense for me. Anyway, I just hope that this ends well.