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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sudoku in reader's digest

I was browsing through the latest rd and found sudoku in it. There is a slight variation intriduced in the game. Additional contraint was placed for the diagonals as well.

I relearned the lesson that
Question must always be read before answering it, even if you inherently know the wordings that will come in it, lest they decided to change the wordings in the last minute.


Surprised regarding the American people

My previous post was triggered as a response to what i read in one of the forums in rd.

After reading it, i am really surprised. People can be easily fooled if they are shown only one side of the story. That much i can understand.

But how can people be fooled so perfectly; and then later admit that they had fooled them perfectly ; and still continue fooling people.

I desperately want to get training from Bush on how he does this. This is a well-commendable skill.

As long as few people can sway the opinion of masses in America, that country will never surface from its current position. Already the nation is walking a tight rope. Now it seems they are trying to juggle balls and also walk on the tight rope simultaneously.

In response to a few words supporting war on Iraq

Now i understand why Bush was able to go to war in the first place. If educated people can be misguided about the 'legitemacy' of a 'war on terror' then Americans deserve to see their soldiers die. US soldiers have always had to bite the bullet because of some stupidity that their political bosses dream of when having a nice time in a fancy spa. the way jkendalls has said it, what is see is the direct effect of misinformation. The fact is the so-called terrorism is the by-product of all the failed missions of american intelligence agencies.

The macho words of "getting them in their own turf" is pretty nice if you are a general about to attack someone. This sort of aggression is the prime reason why the suicide bombers are motivated to blow themselves up. No sane man can commit suicide for any course. Please recollect the amount of motivation given to the Jap Kamkazees during WW2.

My friend, dont talk about the feelings of people whose living conditions you cant even imagine in your dreams. Please visit the places where the so-called terrorists are born and the circumstances that they grew up. Normal Iraqi people didnt hav any problems with US before they attacked Iraq. Then why should they attack the US forces now.(verbally and not physically. they are too powerless to attack physically.) What you are seeing is the slightly rotten side of an apple. Now the question is are you willing to cut just the rotten half and eat the nice part or are you going to curse the apple for the small part getting rotten and destroy the entire apple? Please think about it gentlemen.
America spewed aggression on other people. The foriegn policy after the decline of USSR was more towards making America the only nation that can say anything. Most of the policy decisions have knowingly or unknowingly angered one section of the world or the other. Now other people can easily be told that USA is the culprit and any one can easily motivate people to attack US. Even now the arrogance of the cirrent administration has not reduced. Please recall the article of Ms Rice in washinton post (I think). That is direct challenge to poor people. It simply says, "Right now I am the powerful person here. So if i say you should lick my feet clean, then you must do it. Period."

Regarding Bush's as President, I think you just have to see what he has done for Common American. Just to get a sample of what he has brought home, look at the budget deficit. Look at the amount of manipulations the administration is doing to hide the real state of affairs.

The fact is Bush fooled American citizens and used their money to wage a war that he and his dad had always wanted.
My favorite Quote:
"You can fool all people for some time.
You can fool some people for all time.
But you cannot fool all the people all the time."

Monday, February 27, 2006

Gas connection in my home

At last, I have got gas connection in my home. Took it from Victory Gas agency.(Indane).

Now i think i can built upon my culniary expertise.

Quote i read in "The Hindu"

This is a nice quote from an article on WIll Smith during his visit to mumbai.

"Success does not change a person. It only magnifies you. It allows you to be who you are"

Pretty interesting... eh

Many people ought to read this I guess.


Thursday, February 23, 2006


Strange is the way the world moves. It emphatically says that it has one direction, but never follows its own course.


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Israel Has Started its Doom !!!!

Before I write anything, legal clarification. All the thoughts expressed are personal opinion and need not in reality reflect the ground facts. As for all my writings, Reader Descretion is strictly recommended. I dont have any personal grudges against Jews per se. Neither do I have anything against common Israeli citizen.

Israel is again trying to prove why Hitler was correct for all his Anti-Semitic outbursts. I mean, how else can anyone justify what the Israelis are doing against Palestinians. Come on. Everyone have fought. Every one have bought in bitter terms too. But no one drags meaningless things for years. Especially when a generation has passed. Now is the time when Israel must act in a mature manner and tame Hamas to come to lenient terms. Of course, to gain something, you will have to lose something.

Palestinians deserve the 50 million USD that comprise their genuine earnings. If I collect rent for some fellows home, and I happen to have a fight with him, I dont think I will deny him his rightful money. I will be throwing all the money I must be giving to him on his face . Then a simple dialogue like "if you want to collect your rent, do it yourself" will follow. What Israel is doing now is choking Palestinians. If you push someone, they may back off. If somebody backed off and you assume that its because you are strong and continue to bully, they may still be backing off. But a point will come when everything falls apart.

I am reminded of a Japanese anime that I saw in some TV Channel.(I think its Anime World. Not sure about the name.) In it a small orphan child was shown to be forced to work by his relatives. The child was heavily abused. Then in Nana Patekar model, one fellow came and told the child, "World will not help you for your troubles. If you are in trouble, you have to stand up on your own." The guy gave the kid a sword. "Fortune favors the stronger. It’s up to you to decide whether you are going to act strongly to your bullies or not". Just the few words were enough for the kid to slaughter his relatives when they harassed him next time. The point I am trying to drive is not that all Israelis must be butchered. I am just saying that the Palestinians will retaliate strongly. Retaliation wont be a set of "childish-like" suicide bombs. Psychology says, when nobody takes note of a person when he steals, then he will graduate himself to murder. When nobody takes note of a person when he kills, then he will try to find out more ingenious crimes that he can perpetuate. Hamas is that suffering child. Some wise people told it that it has to stand up on its own. The child took the sword. But then nobody cared. They tried to bully the kid with bigger swords. The child will try to find out more inspiring methods to convey the point now.

One thing, I have not yet understood is why Israel is so much upset about its so-called sovereignty. The fact is that Israel is a petty coin thrown to the Jews like some body throws it to beggars. In the current case, some fellow forcefully took money from one person and threw it as alms to the beggar. Perhaps Einstien denied the chance to become Israel's first leader because his conscience didn't allow him to earn the life from somebody else's alms. Israel never was and the very existence of a place called Israel is against the very tenets of the religion. I really want to see an English-speaking nation to be named as Heaven or Paradise. Forget a nation with that name, I would definitely like to see at least a city with that name. But there is no point in talking in those terms because most of the Israeli leaders know nothing about their religion and tradition like many of the fundamentalist clergy belonging to other religions. The formation of the Jewish nation was the biggest mistake of humanity.

The fact of the matter is that the entire Europe despised Jews. A quick glance through the popular newspapers at the time is enough to convince even a small baby that Europeans considered Jews as scum. The reasons for their hatred were varied. The negative image of Jews was popularised under the regime of Hitler. I dont think popularised is the correct word. The shrewd politician in Hitler understood that this general contempt is the jugular vein of the European people, something that he can hold to gain support. The entire was playing second fiddle to the whims of these dangerous concepts, till the so-called colonial super powers thought that Germany has grown bigger than them. Its a well known fact that everyone were jealous of Germany's development. Hitler used it to show Germans that he is delivering what he has promised. Europeans saw it as the showing off of German muscle. Most of the critics might try to argue that so many things went wrong. But the real achievements can never be hidden. Because of Hitler's open Anti-sematic talks, the buggers in the power centres of Europe found an easy scape goat in Hitler. They soon found out that they can put all the blame on the Nazi regime and get away with anything that they do. Just as the current Bush Administration has put the blame on others.(Please read Paul Krugman's column in "The Hindu" that came on 21-2-'06 titled "The mensch gap")

Statistics speak for themselves regarding the facts of World War 2. As the great Siddhuji said, "Statistics are like mini-skirts, they reveal more than they can hide." Already I have read enough material to seriously doubt the 6 million figure that is supposed to have been perished under Nazi era. And even if the figure were true, that doesnt give the Israelis all the liberty that they enjoy right now.

The images of the dread atom bombs that fell on the two Japanese cities show the real people who suffered in the second world war. Americans, it seems, had developed the habit of using any gap that they can find to show themselves off. Everyone must thank the American administration at that time to convert a simple European war into a world war. If the power centres at that time were so concerned about all the nice things that they profess, then the American base must have vanished from the Japanese soil. The Americans desecrated a mighty old culture, by forcing the Japanese Emperor to disown himself from his Godhood.

Godhood is the wrong term. People in the Eastern cultures know the truth about God. That’s something that very few in the Christian clergy at that time really knew. (Regarding the good and bad things of the Christian culture I will leave it for another day.) Even today, if any country can have a real say about anything that happened in the second world war, it must be Japan. I am still astonished at the despicable conduct of the American military, who dropped the second bomb after knowing what had happened with the first one. I don’t believe in the bullshit that people didn’t know the consequences of dropping an atom bomb.

The support given to Israel by USA is understandable. Unless the entire bunch of pro-Israelis that have infiltrated the US administration are not purged, I don’t think there is going to be any markable progress in the near future regarding the Israeli crisis.

What the good people in Israel must really be thinking right now is how they can solve the entire issue in a matter of 20-25 years. I think that is the amount of time it will need for USA to nose-dive into a powerless nation. The facts and figures from the administration is proof for that. And due to the good things that the Bush family has done to the world, American fall has accelerated. In a span of 30-40 years, Western domination of international political space will vanish. There will be three groups to content with. viz, Indian front, Chinese Front and Latin American Front. It will be as if three upcoming companies have taken over the market share of two heavy weights, who have forgotten the rules of the game. There will be a recycle of "Social values" in the west, with a string tug of war between the fundamentalists and the liberals. America and Europe will succumb to the disease that they spread to other places. There will be coalition Politics running in USA and ll major European Nations. Already the shift is visible in many of the nations. Israel will have to not only think, but feverishly worry, about the question of its existence at that time.

It is high time Israel decide that it has to let Palestine be its neighbour. And provide a corridor between the two pieces of Palestine. A better suggestion will be to say that they cant accept a single country by the name of Palestine, but two countries, Gaza and West Bank. No nation has lasted long if it is being split into two politically active chunks. (The case with USA is because the two parties fought like iguanas.)

But then from the signals emenating from the nation, it seems Israel Has Started its Doom !!!!


Thursday, February 16, 2006

In'nova'tion - truth or farce?

The other day i was just meditationg on discovery and it struck me the futile nature of innovation. What is new? if we call 'new' as something that exists now, but didnot exist before, then there can be nothing that can be termed as new. As soon as something new is created, its existence is established. In the very next instant its existence cannot be termed as new.
Even otherwise, how can a 'new' thing be created. If it is possible to manifest something, then by nature its existence predates its first manifestation. The reasoning behind it is quite simple. What is manifested in reality? Only something that is manifestable can be manifested. For anything to exist, it must first be comprehended in a mind. Without a means to comprehend in a mind, nothing can exist. Thus if we have found out something that is manufestable, but yet not manifested, then by the very fact that it is manifestable makes it already manifested in a mind which comprehends it. Thus it is already manifested, when it becomes manifestable.

Now, when can something be manifestable? It depends on which mind we are talking from. If it is the Universal mind (assuming that there can be anything that can be termed as Universal Mind), then its existence predates everything. Hence everything is manifested in some distant past. Now, if we consider the case of a limited mind, the first question to be asked is how does anything get manifested in mind. Thought is the key to an idea. And thought cannot be born. thought is only the manifestation of a pre-existing idea. Its like rain is termed as the manifestation of cloud. Rain exists because of the cloud. By identifying the cloud itself, the imminent rain is manifested.

Thus innovation in reality is nothing but extracting a hither-to unseen cloth in a huge pile of clothes. The cloth is already there. What is to be done is to remove the other clothes that are covering it. the revelation of the other clothes lead to the revelatoin of the 'new' one.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Quote --->>

In noise blosoms silence. If not, then how can noise be?

Pradeep was playing with composer in my mobile. he was churning out too many tones, just pressing randonly almost all keys. At first it was irritationg. Then i tried to follow the tunes. It was noise, pukka.

the tune was buzzing for some 15-30 secs and then suddenly it stopped. And silence ensued.

it was the sweetest silence i've ever percieved. The whole world coming to a stand still. And then like a blosoming flower, the surroundings were engulfing the self. i could hear a lot of sounds, but then at that instance there was no perception. The thing that i wanted to do and was thinking that i will need to practice a lot, has come and struck me at my face.

there is only one question that arises right now.
Why are the questions answered in a latent manner, esp after pondering and leaving it aside?

its incredible how a little time spend writing is churning up my cognitons.
" Beauty of writing at last is drenching me in a stupor"


TODO Lists

I have to start organising my briwsing habits. reading too many unrelated things.

Have to get TODO notes for my self.


First post

At last i have finally decided to do blogging on my own.