Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hey Krishna

Today I got this email forward from my friend, Aman Sehgal.

Thought of sharing it with you

Hey Krishna!!! Tu is kalyug mai aao to sahi!
Tune 18 saal ki umar me Mama Kans ko mara,
Bin Laden ko hath lagao to sahi?
Tune pura parvat ek ungli par uthaya
Mere gym me aa kar ek dumbell utho to sahi?
Tune bhari mehfil me draupadi ko saree pehnai,
Mallika ko ek jodi kapde pehnao to sahi?
Tune gokul ki 1600 gopia saath me patai,
Meri Company ki ek ladki patao to sahi?

Tune Arjun ko to Saari Geeta sunayee,
Mere Team Lead se baat karo to sahi?

Tune to Arjun ka Sarathi banke Pandavon ko jitaaya
India Cricket team ka Coach ban ke WorldCup jitaao to sahi?
Hey Krishna!!! Tu is kalyug mai aao to sahi?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tagging in Google's adopted baby

After some 1 hour of fight, i finally got some solution to my problem of tagging the blogs in blogger. I don't know why in the world, blogger hasn't provided such an important feature.
I think they should learn from LiveJournal or for that matter a couple of other feature-rich blogging sites.

Mr. Google, get up and do some exercise for your adopted BLOGGER baby.

After looking through the blogs of John, ted ernst and pacetua, I came up with a slightly better (browser independent)** solution which saves far much effort of Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V and a couple of irritating clicks.

Follow these steps to start Tagging in your blog
  1. Get a account.
  2. Go to (Settings->Formatting) in Blogger and set the "Link Field" to YES.
  3. Edit your template by pasting the below javascript code shown in RED somewhere between your <Blogger > </Blogger > tags.

  4. <p class="post-footer">Categories:<script language="javascript">
    var agt='<$BlogItemUrl$>';
    var tr=agt.split(' ');
    var a='';
    for(var i=0;i<tr.length;i++) {
    if(i > 0) {
    document.write(', ');
    a ='<a href=' + unescape('"') + '' + tr[i] + unescape('"') + ' rel=' + unescape('"') + 'tag' + unescape('"') + '>' + tr[i] + '</a>';

Now whenever you create a new blog, you will find an extra link textbox in which you can write your TAGS separated by spaces.^^
(Use '+' sign as the separator and modify your javascript accordingly if you want the links to be visible to technorati's search spider. See Comments section for complete information.
Credit: Greg)

Publish your post and you are done with your blogging part. But don't forget to post your tagged page to using the same tags.

I didn't write the Javascript, only modified it. Thanks goes to john, ted and pacetua.

** As mentioned by John, GreaseMonkey helps you do a similar thing in firefox but currently even that is not working with Firefox 1.5.
^^ Multi-word tags not possible in For other sites, you can replace this line in the code var tr=agt.split(' '); with your separator inserted between the single quotes. For eg., if the separator is a plus sign, it would look like var tr=agt.split('+');

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sacrifice or Burden of hypocrisy

People who debated with me in Barista about my Single Nation Theory should read this. Also my IITian friend who was in support of America's way of selecting their president and the parliament separately.
Excerpt from a book that I found on this blog
"You must tell Mr. Bush that this is not a good thing he does here. He thinks it is a good thing, but it is not at all good. Ask him which of his own children he would allow to die to destroy Saddam Hussein. He will not be willing to see his own child die for this. Then why must we see our children die for this madness? This is what you must write for the Americani to read … is it not so?"

You see We or for that matter an American [see photo] doesn't need Mr. Bush but still he got selected.

Secondly, about the Single nation Theory...See for now its an idea that has come up all in my head. I haven't searched net until now. It might be existing in some form or the other already before me rediscovering. But the thing is, I think the burden of the fruits of Competition and Wars has become an overkill to the world. Why not try Co-operation?

SACRIFICE: Something the men who lied us into this WAR know nothing about and our Indian Government too when they ordered the troops in KARGIL to fall like dominoes.

To my Indian Army,
You know what, following your government's orders blindly is not patriotism. You have sacrificed your great men because of our leader's hypocrytic LOC discipline.
I know the dissenting voice might have made you lose your occupation and marked you as coward but though tougher, its much better than dying in the name of hypocrytic patriotism's definition.
Don't teach your armymen just fight and sacrifice. Also teach them to have their own Conscience. Enemy doesn't always mean the external and the foreign powers.

Update:- For a more complete picture, Do visit the discussion on livejournal

Après un long temps

Long time since I blogspotted.
Have a good material to share with.

Shri Atanu Dey, An active blogger. His blog titled Who actually paid for my education was what I also talked about earlier but not so much in detail. Also, he has written about the draining issue from a different perpective.
[His view] - The issue is not brain-drain because India is not short of brains. The issue is of resource drain.
[My view] - But in any case the educated wants to drain.
Education was meant to elevate your inner conscience, make you sensitive and aware about your surroundings and [...] All this to see you leave in the end....what a waste :o
Its not only about the resource...Y india should even waste its energy over all this fees criteria, loans, maintaining education standards when such education makes people leave?

Then this blog about Saliva streams by selvakumar, the scientific Indian. You see I like people who endeavour to give a complete picture.

This sweet poem by Jalaluddin Rumi that I had commented on, long time back, but just lost the link.

Then this website to find out who all peeks into your bloggy.

To Blog or not to Blog is the Question, Interesting Title depicting Tension of Opposites which i first read about in the great book ( i felt in love) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Worthy to be blogged

My blog is worth $1,129.08.
How much is your blog worth?

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dear Countrymen

What Engineering means for most Indian aspirants?

"It is engineering that is most likely to take them away from Third World realities to the shores of America's good life. So the tussle to get into engineering colleges is often cruel. In top entrance exams, only one out of 100 candidates makes the cut."
Excerpt from an article by Manu Joseph
for Wired magazine

Seems like India has become a concentration camp from which everybody wants to run.

A week back I had a long chat with an IITian during my return journey from Delhi to Mumbai. He was all praise to USA. He didnt seem to find even one single good thing in India. No offence to him or USA. Its not just he who praise/leave for USA!!!

I see whole India no better than Kashmir. Money & Career as a militant in disguise is killing our people's psyche. We are fastly becoming indifferent to the environment around us.

I and my friend Tarun was discussing yesterday night about our career paths.
He questioned "Is career goal the sole goal of our existence?".