What Indians want...

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Looking at the articles published on various blogs across and outside the country about the Supreme Court decision, we can get an idea about what the people think of the issue. I can't get why the politicians don't understand what the public really need..

Indians want to see one day when Indian Ministers will really think of benefit of the public rather than of their vote bank; when the Indian Prime Minister will listen to janta rather than the high command; when India will have at least one Gold in Olympics; when Indian Cricketers will concentrate on play rather than ads; when Indian Industrialists will learn to spend their extra money for upliftment of poor of the country rather than spending in Tirupati or Shirdi; when Indian Education system will work for betterment of the students and society rather than filling own pockets; when India will be free of communal riots and when Every Indian will be proud of being Indian.

And if we youngsters are unite and progressive, the day will surely come one day! Amen !!!

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Paper Advertise of India Poised campaign by Times of india

Go through the text embedded in above image. It will make you think what our country expects from us and what we are doing for the country..."

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SC stays 27% quota for OBCs in IITs, IIMs

Thursday, March 29, 2007

An incendiary law to expand caste-based college admissions quotas, which had set off months of protest last year, was temporarily suspended today by the country’s highest court.

The Supreme Court order applies to a law, passed last December by the Indian Parliament, to set aside an additional 27 percent of seats in publicly funded universities for a group that sits somewhere along the middle of the caste ladder, known in the odd language of the Indian bureaucracy as "other backward classes" or O.B.C.’s.

Should this be called as victory of student power? Or is it victory of truth? Whatever you call it as, its a great news for lakhs of students studying across the country.

In the past when the topic was hot, I could not participate much in the campaigns. But I had posted few entries about the topic. Here are links to the same.

Aaj Ka Arjun
Are we sleeping?
Cartoons about reservation
What Pandit Nehru thought about Reservation
Future with reservation..
To moon we go...

Purnateja's views about the event are very much similar to thoughts in anyone's mind.

The Supreme Court has stayed the OBC quota! The government wanted quotas for OBCs based on the 1931 census data!! Finally some rational and sense seems to have prevailed over illogical nonsense. And now the government wants to collect data backing its decision for quotas! It is like sentencing somebody to death and then trying to manufacture the reasons for which he was sentenced to death. The Supreme Court in its judgment has clearly stated that the government's intention to implement OBC quota was for divisive vote bank politics and not the welfare of the people. It is indeed unfortunate that the government has successfully misled several millions of people that this move was for the 'upliftment' of 'poor and backward' people. Thankfully their bluff was called by the judiciary.
In fact it is not just the government but all political parties as a whole that this judgment indicts. They are the people whose minds need to be 'uplifted' and these are the minds that are truly 'backward'.
I think the Supreme Court needs no proof that the people who are mentally backward and in dear need of reservations are the politicians. So, now the Supreme Courts should transfer this quota from OBCs to politicians. This should solve a lot of problems. Let us hope and pray that at least an education at the IITs and IIMs changes these people and India moves 'Ahead' instead of falling over 'Backwards'. Only then it will be time to celebrate..

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Two more places of my life..

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Here are two more places which hold important part in my academic life. My school and my junior college. The other two places are displayed in my previous blog entry

Rajasthan Highschool, Latur

My School: Rajsthan High School, Latur

Dayanand Science College, Latur
My Junior College: Dayanand Science College, Latur

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Orkut restircts users from downloading profile images

Did you notice some change in orkut? Try saving the profile image of anyone. You won't be able to do that. The file name will appear as "b.gif". And on downloading, all you will get is a black dot.
Now this is something which will please all the girls who were worried about guys downloading their images and misusing these images.
There are always ways to download those images. But this change will atleast restrict the 75% crowd who are not much friendly to internet. Remaining 25% can still manage to continue. :-)

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Watched Hattrick. It is true to its name. In a cricket hattrick, each ball is different. Similarly in the movie, there are three diferent stories. Totally ir-related to each other.

Story 1: Nana Patekar is a strict doctor. And Danny, a famous cricketer, comes to his hospital as a patient. He plans to change doctor and he manages it. In short, Munnabhai M.B.B.S. Repeated.

Story 2: Paresh Rawal is an Indian in London who is trying for British Citizenship. He thinks that he is often given a second treatment because he is a black. At the end, he discovers that he is changing himself in quest of changing the situation. And he gets back to his own life.

Story 3: Kunal Kapoor and Rimi Sen get married. Kunal is a die hard cricket fan. To change him, Rimi acts like a fan of Dhoni. Kunal gets hurt and they depart. But just as in any bollywood movie, both realise the mistake and both get together again. Yet another splendid performance after Rang De Basanti by girls' heartthrob Kunal Kapoor. (Thoguh he doesn't fit much in romantic role). Rimi Sen won my heart. She looks soooo cute in this movie.

Only story 3 is something good to watch. Other two are not at all funny as expected. Neither are they any novice idea.

Final Word: Watch out for Story 3.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Here is a very famous poem by Henry Davies. Forwarded to me by Sapna. The poem is really worth going through and giving a thought. Thanks buddy for forwarding me this poem..

What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

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Want to say sorry

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Just want to say sorry to one of my very good friend Dhiraj. Someone said me, "If you have hurt someone, you should not oppologise him in person. You should oppologise publicly so that whole world should know you have done a mistake. This will always remind you of not repeating the same mistake again."

So here I oppologise publicly to Dhiraj.

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Ubuntu 6.0

Friday, March 09, 2007

Today I got second consignment of Ubuntu 6.0 10.0 CDs. This time I've received 10 CDs of the same. In first consignment, I had 3 CDs.
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.
Ubuntu offers you a complete Linux-based operating system, including all the major applications you need to play and work. With a strong focus on a desktop that Just Works, Ubuntu is a great choice for home or the office. The base system and all included software is free, and support is available from the community or by professional support providers.

I'm going to distribute these CDs amongst my friends and students so as to spread linux. This is under a special scheme by Ubuntu. You can also order the free CDs from here. Or alternatively, you can just put me an e-mail for the CD.

Correction: The CDs contain UBUNTU 10.0 I had earlier mentioned it as UBUNTU 6.0

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Trekking the Route of Memories

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

One student asked me one day, “Sir, I want to improve my personality. What steps should I take?” And even without asking my brain, my mouth had already articulated the reply, “Join MIT NCC Troop”. What is so special about the MIT NCC Troop that the name “MNT” is considered as a synonym for “Personality Development”. Asking this question to myself made me to look back in my three year association with MNT.
One day, a very shy guy enters the Dnyaneshwara Hall for blood donation. He is highly impressed with the activities and plans to join the NCC. He doesn’t get selected for any wing of NCC due to poor eyesight and hence, drops the hope of getting into these activities. But, then appears a ray of hope. Someone informs him that he can join the activities voluntarily. And this is the launch of the personality development sessions of his life.
He learns “Unity and Discipline”; the basic principles of NCC through MNT. But these are not the only things he learns at this place. He learns the Team spirit, Sportsmanship, Team Building, Leadership Qualities, Convincing Skills, Social Responsibilities, Patriotic Josh, Acting, Dancing, Playing Instruments, Trekking, Adventure sports.. The list is never ending. The boy started participating in various social, cultural, adventure and academic activities in MNT. And through the actual “Student Leadership” in each activity, he started developing in all aspects of his life. This is what Flg Office Deshmukh Sir calls as “Multidisciplinary Development” of a person..
And then, after passing out from the college, the boy joins Educational Sector accepting his social responsibility. And with the leadership qualities he got through MNT, he soon gets promoted to the post of “Head of Department”.
Those who have noticed me during my first year of NCC would probably never have imagined that one day, I will be handling 150+ students and few staff members. A guy, who was once afraid even to talk with his friends, would some day have the courage to stand on a stage in front 150 students and teach. All this is just a magic, and it would never have been possible without the Magician called “MIT NCC TROOP”.

Well, The troop and Deshmukh Sir taught me everything just as Saint Tukaram has said,

जे जे आपणासी ठावे । ते ते इतरांसी द्यावे ॥
शहाणे करोनी सोडावे । सकळजण ॥

The Troop taught me to win, to lose and to win even in the loss. It taught me to inspire, to appreciate, to anticipate, to felicitate, to celebrate, to negotiate, to learn, to teach, to learn while teaching others. It taught me to speak up and to speak out. It taught me to think individually but at the same time being with everyone. It taught me to see seriously towards the life. But at the same time, enjoy every single pal of life.
It taught me to share happiness with everyone, but at the same time to share our sorrows and solve our problems. It taught me to help everyone, and to help myself too. It taught me to express myself, and to feel others too. It taught me to prove myself, but at the same time accept others’ opinions too. It taught me to love and to be loved.
And most of all, it taught me the meaning of most fantastic thing on this mother earth. Life.

You might think that I’m just playing with words. But no my dear friend, I am not playing with words. In fact, MNT is a place where the words are keen to play with you.
I would like to end with a small note. Once, my senior Yogesh Lunkad Sir had said, “MNT is like a movie. It’s full of Comedy, Emotions, Drama, Music, Dance and all the things of life.” Well, there are many more such movies present in the MIT campus. But very few of them are Oscar Winners.
And MNT is one of those Oscar Winning movies.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

फलक पकड के उठो और हवा पकड के चलो
तुम चलो तो हिंदुस्तान चले
लगाओ हाथ कि सूरज सुबह निकाला करें
हथेलियों मे भरे धूप और उछाला करें
उफक के पांव रखो और चलो अकड के चलो
फलक पकड के उठो और हवा पकड के चलो
तुम चलो तो हिंदुस्तान चले

Really inspiring lines. Aren't they?
In case you interested in listening to these lines in the voice of Shankar Mahadevan, try this link.

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India Poised

I'm on India Poised. Are you?

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Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd

Sunday, March 04, 2007

After a long time, I saw a movie. And to tell you, it is great. Farhan Akhtar has created magic while portraying the characters of newly married couples. There are 6 couples all having different social background. Everyone has different story of themselves. And when these 6 stories come together, it is great fun.
Boman Irani and Shabana Azmi are 50+ and have remarried after death of their life partners. The chemistry between them is just amazing. Boman is portrayed kinda jolly at the age of 50+. And the way Shabana keeps finding mistakes in his words touches heart. Actually there isn't anything touchy in that but still it feels nice.
Kay Kay Menon and Raima Sen is a couple who marry after two years love in college. And this is the couple I liked the most in the movie. They are so cute, so much in love with each other. However, there isn't much romance between them in the initial part of the movie. But as the movie progresses, Kay Kay learns to display his affection.
Amisha Patel is a very talkative and sensitive girl. She marries her long time love who actually happens to be a gay and he is fascinated by another guy in the bus.
Sandhya Mrudul is a girl who gets her man through internet. His man also happens to be a gay, but at the end he gets involved in Sandhya.
Diya Mirza is forcefully married to a Gujju guy and she never lets him touch herself. It doesn't take long before her love John Abrahim comes in the scene and Diya runs away with him. [P.S.: The name Jignesh looks kinda odd to John :)]
And finally, Abhay Deol and Nimisha Lamba is a super-couple. This looked kinda odd and irrelevant. However, the dance sequence by them is one of the most romantic moments ever portrayed in bollywood.

Few of the scenes have turned up very well. Like the one in Goa where Raima's Saree gets off while trying paragliding on the Goa Beach. Another one is when Kay Kay Memon gets drunk and dances on a ship.

Other scenes haven't come up mush well. However, they never get boring at any point of the movie. Special thing is the way director has put up situational songs at various points in movie. And the way various stories are explained through radio jockey. A new attempt in Hindi movies and it surely wins hearts.

Overall, a movie worth watch. Specially for those who are soon going to marry..

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