Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Lokpal furore: The rage is more than just Corruption!

So what if one man & his team decided to up the ante?! And suddenly the govt & many more are here to 'define' democracy like they were ever serious of understanding the core of it! Sixty four years of Independence & the average citizen still feels he is being over-ruled by a bunch of no-show idiots looting him & his country of billions. So what is it with this rage amongst the people, a frenzy one good old man managed to ignite. Am sorry, did anyone say this isn't the way to go to have your voice heard in a democratic system? That this is some kinda blackmailing! Am pretty much sure 'patience' does fade out, over a decade or two & yet you don't see stricter laws to end this menace while the scams & money laundering grow larger than the British raj managed to scoop in their century long stint in this country. The rage in the minds are beyond 2G & CWG, it is as small & specific to a pothole in the road to lack of basic amenities and much more. People are FED UP!  The PEOPLE on the whole might not know/understand the implications of the Jan Lokpal Bill, but they are here for a bigger cause which being stricter laws & their implementation on the corrupt ranging from the clerk at a govt office to the highest authorities running the show. We the PEOPLE don't know who can we trust anymore? The ministers, the judiciary, even sections in the armed forces are being charged with corruption! Either we rise now or see the society's miserable fall against the corrupt in years to come. Not supporting Anna Hazare, his method, idealogy doesn't make one pro-corrupt. But joining this movement, raising your voice demanding a corrupt free system is bloody well your duty then a right! It is now or never, voice your rights to curb the menace & do your duty by saying NO to paying bribe! CHANGE has to happen from the society first, to see it happen on the system this society creates. SAAKU! Enough...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What's in a "NAME"?

So.. What if your name is Khan?! The social paranoia about a Muslim is always a terrorist, plagues societies around the world! So how exactly does a "simple" & "Real" Muslim face the consequences & fight his way through this? Well, MNIK is all about it is well known fact but how is it narrated to the audience is very crucial! The plot is well laid out, but lacks the pull & hold a movie has to have on its audience! Nevertheless, it ain't that "bad" either! Slow, sensitive, shaky (at places) the movie just goes on! It is finally the character Rizvan Khan (SRK) who manages to keep you glued! I am indeed a huge fan of SRK, but am more realistic! When he has done bad work, I've equally hated him for that! When I 1st heard this character has some kind of a "mental disorder", I was really wondering will this guy really pull it off well?! But now after having seen his performance, my humble salute to him! He is "in the character", he is all over it!!! Words aren't enough to applaud his performance! He deserves a round of applause people! Coming to Mandira (Kajol), I couldn't find anything "special" but she has done justice to the role too. The other characters though small, are well woven in the story! Each NAME (character) has something to convey! It is a package deal & surely there's a lot each one has something to take back along. Worth a watch once for sure & worth giving a thought about the message. I give the movie an overall of 3.5/5 & 5/5 to Rizvan Khan!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tech Support - The soul inside me...

My interest in computers & all that goes into it etc etc, dates back to my childhood days and am glad I could get a hold of it quite well by now! Am not really the "geek" kinda guy roaming around but my "thirst" for gadgets is ever growing. So, all this years I have always looked at opportunities where I could "learn" more & more about computers, which today has made the "Tech Support" in your friendly neighborhood! Am not all that 101% knowledgeable or anything but still am the one roaming around help near & dear ones with their "computer issues" and this just seems to be keeping me "the happening guy" in the circuit for some time to come. Different PC's different issues, each a challenge at times, it is always a gruesome job which tests your patience than your skills! From the past two weeks I have spent good time on close to 4 PC's, and it has been one hellava work experience! I wanna learn "more" now! Whether it is Windows or Linux, I just wanna learn it all... A close friend of mine actually suggested me that I should take up this seriously as "business"!!! Business??? C'mon am the "friendly neighborhood" guy here... Just Happy to Help! I just wanna thank all those people who trust me even more than their own comp :P I actually wanna go ahead & give a gist of my experiences, but guess thats not important! It had been hell long since I "blogged" & this "thing" "happening" in my life often, made me "write" about it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Politico's go "Economy"

Three months since taking to office, the Union External Affairs Minister & his better half, the MoS were "requested" to vacate their stint of "lodging" at five star hotels at the Tax payers cost! And since ever, the entire bunch of seem to have taken the que from their colleague, the MoFin after his statement asking his fellow people to "save" money & travel "economy"!!! Suprisingly our politico's seem to have finally realised the value of the tax payer's sweat & hard work! Is this another just another political reality show or do they really care about taking this country forward?? Not to forget their "buddies", who obviously started making statements in the media against the government's drive to save some money, calling it a "drama". As much as a cliche it is, they don't portray themselves any better as against the "active" souls running the government. When are these honchos really "growing" up & worry about bigger things than such petty issues?! If a minister wants to travel Business class or even the First class, let he/she do so at his/her additional personal expenditure upon the allowance he/she is eligible for! Basically, something has to be making "news" in our system & sustain the limelight on the people running the nation. It is time, even the media shifted focused on issues plaguing the citizens than getting higher TRPs!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Greatest Ever

It has been sometime since I made time out to come out & post some interesting stuff. I just couldn't figure out a topic to write on! But finally (though late) I feel like writing about this man, highly inspiring, cool headed & highly determined etc etc. I really can't find enough superlatives to describe him! French Open, the one grand slam which till now seemed this man was "banned" from winning ever, with the reigning clay king Rafa. 2009 turned the tables when the "king" fell to a rookie (kind of) in the initial rounds, somewhat making way for the Master to realise his dream win. But the run was never easy for Fed-ex as he almost "passed through the flames & rose from the ashes" to claim his 14th Grand Slam title, on par with Sampras's world record. People (mostly critics, incl. Rafa fans) started "claiming" the win was purely a "white wash" after Rafa's exit! Well, I'd say one thing to all 'em, "Nice try, covering up another mans' loss". The best of the compliments was this "In an era of specialists, you're either a clay court specialist or you're a grass court specialist or you're a hard court specialist... Or you're a Roger Federer" by Jimmy Connors. I just couldn't stop admiring this a whole day! Next up Wimbledon & many more to come, & I can only imagine how great it would be to see him win many more titles & set a new benchmark in the history of tennis. Hats off this living legend.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Good Enlgsih

I codnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabridge Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?! Yaeh and I awlyas toughht slpeling was ipmorntt.

Hpoe you ejnyeod raednig!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Change-How to accept it?

Reading the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" was far more than inspirational journey. My dad gave this book to read, and I will always be thankful for it. Perfect timing to have come across this book, as I was some one looking to build up some positive energy from inside of me. Its a nice little story about how one adapts to "changes" in life, whether you like it or not. It can be gisted out in four simple points:
  • Anticipate change.
  • Adapt to change quickly.
  • Enjoy change.
  • Be ready to change quickly, again and again.
The book is very realistic & simple in its approach, which makes it a phenomenal piece of work.  Its a roadmap for us to use as we deal with our own individual circumstances around change. Am sure many of us have read lots of "inspirational" works, but this one stands out. It only inspired me to go for the "change" & get the "New Cheese" am looking for. Now am more confident & positive about what I do. Its a must read for all. Do make it a point to get hold of this & see what a difference it will make.