Friday, January 27, 2006

Long Live Popcorn Patriotism

A thought that popped into my mind after I saw Rangde Basanti. A nice movie, does enamor a bit, good solid screenplay and amazing performances by Aamir khan, Atul Kulkarni and Soha Ali Khan. By the way the site rocks too, do check it out.

Anyways I didn't notice this one on the graffiti wall during the film completely, but found it on the site.Here it goes...

" Go slow, someone is wetting for you"

Nice, I would say,hope you get the pun.

With republic day just past i wanted to write two conflicting posts, spurting from two conflicting theories in my mind. Inspiration for the first one came from the book i am reading by Alvin Tofler called the
Third wave and second about Popcorn patriotism and reviewing Rangde combined with lack of freedom in china and something more that i recently learned about China.

Unfortunately as the case i find myself invariably short of time, may be I will write something in future.

Till then go and watch Rangde if you get a chance.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The great firewall of China

Please read this.

It is often averred that young Indians don't value their independence,to say the least the present generation faces rife opprobrium for the same.

Well anyone who undervalues his freedom will stop doing so after reading the above article. More views on this subject later.

Monday, January 23, 2006

What about them?

"Winners never quit,quitters never win but WHAT ABOUT SOME WHO NEVER START"
- Anubhav Agarwal

Friday, January 20, 2006

Times Of Mind

Even after all the virulent and insinuating criticism that TOI manages to emanate from the junta it remains albeit with some usual rampus the most read/ogled newspaper in the college.

My allegiance with TOI although a frivolous matter to me personally, is partially inherited, some wise and truly marwari ancestor of mine articulated that at same cost TOI had more recycle value than IE simply because of a better paper quality and more number of pages. Marwari for those of you don't know is the sub-caste or probably sub-sub-caste I belong to, I might have to write another post on how much I actually don't know about my roots except for the fact that I am an Indian who was born in some obscure part of Jaipur. Anyways the profound piece of advice came to me when I was about eight years old and even with the risk of being labeled as unctuously modest I say that I was not a fair judge of content then.

Even though as of now I do not draw any monetary benefits by giving a huge stack of newspapers to the hostel boy monthly , I continue to subscribe TOI. There are three basic reasons behind it...

a) Firstly Hindu, a newspaper truly admire comes two days late in this part of country, please the hindutva branded state courtesy Mr. Narendra Modi, really needs a difference in opinions, print media as anyways always accused of being insular and incestuous.

b) Secondly I just love reading its TOI columnists right from truly Indian Mrs. Shobhaa De to always exegetic SWAMINATHAN A AIYAR.

C) I don't mind looking at Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis as long as they are young.

But during recent few weeks the column I have enjoyed reading most is the “Times of Mind” by Subroto Bagachi. Subroto Bagachi is the co- founder of MindTree Consulting. He is truly a veritable raconteur; his anecdotes manifest the right ideals in the most succinct manner. His sagaciousness has been the corner stone of his success.

He writes in today's edition

[..] What is the role of each stranger in our lives? It is a matter worthy of reflection. As is this one thought: how good a stranger am I?

[...] Is there a lesson delivered to us right at the birth that we all forget? Just as a
stranger helps me take my first breath, is the next great thing in my life, being held upside down by a stranger? And by the same token, how good a stranger I am to the world around?

Sadly his articles aren't available in the online edition, but do the read the full piece if you get hold of the print edition, it’s really thought provoking.

Here's a link another article he wrote for Business world.

Here's a copy of an inspiring speech given by him.

Five IITians have started a political party called
Paritrana. Best wishes for the same.

Finally I really had to get this out of my system

"Procrastinate Whilst there's a tomorrow"

-Anubhav Agarwal

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Fundamental Laws Of Electronics-I and II

Law I: The odds for completion of your syllabus before exam are inversely proportional to your perseverance in short your SQ(scholastic quotient).

Inference:Most studious people are never able to complete their syllabus whereas delinquent people like me are always complete their syllabus irrespective of circumstances and time on hand.

Law II: Anything articulated by the teacher or written in the course book used by the teacher is a fact.

to be continued...