Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Khiladi 786 - Soundtrack

Absolute rubbish!

Himesh Reshammiya should not be allowed to sing… ANYTHING.. EVER AGAIN!

Anyone who wants to contest that statement should first try listening to Sari Sari Raat. Here is the thing – with a decent singer… scratch that - with an average singer – perhaps this song could have been tolerable. Even hummable. Himesh has raped this song. Fucked it up real bad. Beyond repair. 

Hookah Bar - Which idiot composed this song?! Who the hell penned such idiotic lyrics?! Tera pyaar – hookah bar (wtf yaar?!!!).

Messed Up Priorities

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Sandy complicates final stretch of tense US presidential race

WASHINGTON: A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaotic voting process.

As the deadly storm barreled ashore on the paralyzed east coast, the presidential campaign went into what amounted to a deep freeze just when Obama and Romney had planned to launch their final push for votes in the November 6 election.

Link

Complicates the US Presidential Race?! IS THAT really the primary concern?? I am pretty sure the devastation caused by the storm - and its potential to cause further devastation -deserves a much higher priority than its effect on the presidential campaign. Even the President has termed it a 'Major Disaster' and he isn't referring to his election campaign.

Nano Sim Card Cutter - USD 10

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Bak raha hoon junoon mein kya kya kuchch
Kuchch na samjhe khuda kare koi…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Another Idiot

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WASHINGTON: US Senate candidate Richard Mourdock drew fire late on Tuesday after saying that pregnancies caused by rape were "something God intended to happen" while defending his opposition to abortion.

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Richard Mourdock - YOUR miserable existence is actually a very strong point for everyone to FAVOUR abortion. If your mother had opted for an abortion (when you were conceived), then we all would have been spared from reading your bullshit views.

Perhaps when you get beaten up on the road, your security detail should just step back and say - this is something God intended to happen, and watch you get beaten to death pulp

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Poor Are Honest Borrowers: Chidambaram

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"The point which I have driven home so many times, the poor in India are not bad borrowers, the poor in India are not dishonest borrowers, the poor in India are ethical, honest, are deserving borrowers. Therefore we must lend more to the poor," he said at a function

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Such remarks being made by someone once considered to be a financial genius… rather pathetic.

I really don't see what being poor has to do with being honest. I seriously doubt if any correlation exists or can be proven.

Its not as if the banks are giving them a tough time or being hesitant because they doubt the honesty of the borrower. The bank couldn't care less if the borrower is honest or not. The bank is more concerned about repayment and THAT is the reason for hesitation.

I have so much more to say on this, but can't seem to word it properly. I can't put it down without the risk of being termed an 'elitist'.

Sigh… fucking peasants.

Vahi Phir Mujhe Yaad Aane Lage Hain

Khumar Barabankvi…

Vahi phir mujhe yaad aane lage hain
Jinhen bhulaane mein zamaane lage hain

Vo hain paas aur yaad aane lage hain
Muhabbat ke hosh ab thikaane lage hain

Sunaa hai humen vo bhulaane lage hain
To kya hum unhen yaad aane lage hain

Hataaye the jo raaste se doston ke
Vo patthar mere ghar mein aane lage hain

Ye kehna tha un se muhabbat hai mujhko
Ye kehne mein mujh ko zamaane lage hain

Qayaamat yaqeenan qarib aa rahi hai
'Khumar' ab to masjid mein jaane lage hain

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

- Winston Churchill

Taj In Dubai? Agra Does Not Like It

Jaahilon ki kammi nahin hai…

Link To The News Article

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The reported move to build a Taj Mahal in Dubai has not gone down well here with people who think it amounts to desecrating a renowned tourist draw and a spiritual monument.

Click on the image for full size picture.

Source: http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/2009/03/graffiti-at-the-taj-mahal-so-sad.html

Desecrating? Really? And what about the graffiti the visitors put up on the structure in Agra? Isn't THAT desecration?


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"At best it can only be a caricature of the original. From where will they bring the romantic tales, the river Yamuna and the ambience of Agra?" asks Rakesh Sharma, president of the All India Brahmin Mahasabha.

The proposed structure is going to be a hotel. Not a time-machine or a teleportation portal. It's similar to buying a miniature replica of the Taj and giving it to your girlfriend. She doesn't expect you to change the course of the Yamuna OR shrink the river to go along with the miniature replica.


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"At least they should pay a royalty to the Taj city for using its brand name," tourism industry leader Abhinav Jain told IANS

Typical. Money money money. Is that all you think about? Here is something for you to think about -

  • Track down every poet / lyricist - dead / alive who has referred to the Taj in his/her poem and demand royalty.
  • Demand royalty from every travel agency that uses the image of Taj Mahal on its brochures / posters / holiday packages.
  • Demand royalty from every street vendor and souvenir shop selling the miniature replicas.

Not enough, want some more?

Does the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Owned by Tata) pay royalty to the Taj city for using its brand name? To the best of my knowledge - and with a quick Google search, I couldn't find any evidence that suggests it does.

In all honesty, it was a lazy search. Then again, I am not the one making the ridiculous demand. BUT it would serve your purpose if you could find out whether Taj Group does pay royalty or not. If it doesn't, then ask them to pay. If it does - please cite that and THEN demand a royalty from Taj Dubai.

Suggestion - Think before you bark speak.


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"It is patently wrong and absurd," Mr Gupta told IANS. "This kind of distortion and in principle duplication of history artificially makes no sense.

Err… Do you recall the series - Sword of Tipu Sultan? Wasn't that duplication of history artificially (rolls eyes)? How about the re-enactments of the American Civil war?

History is 'artificially duplicated' all the time, you nut case! If you want to give a quote, please make sure you know what you are talking about and use the right phrases.


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Surendra Sharma, president of the Society, told IANS: "Ideally the Dubai builder should not go ahead with this project as it hurts our sentiments. Taj Mahal is basically a spiritual centre, with lakhs of people offering prayers and paying obeisance round the year.The Taj represents or climaxes the 5,000 years of Indian excellence. To belittle the original through a fake model is not a desirable thing."

Hurts our sentiments - Get a new line!

Belittle the original through a fake model - How come you haven't said the same thing for the countless miniature replicas selling away all over the world!? Don't those little fake models 'belittle 5,000 years of Indian excellence'?


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Former Agra mayor Anjula Singh Mahaur said she felt deeply hurt. "For commercial purposes you cannot misuse symbols and identity of a nation," she said.

Everybody has been doing it for ages. The tourism industry, the film industry, poets, street vendors. And NOW you are deeply hurt?


Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao… Aur iss reporter ko quotes dene waalo - tum sab to doob ke mar jaaao!

Debate Deniers

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Don't Give Mobile Phones To Children, says BSP leader

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"I say this in every speech. Do not give mobile phones to children, especially girls. What work of theirs will stop if they do not have mobile phones. Our mothers and sisters did not have mobile phones; did they die because of it," Mr Saini said in a meeting in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Link

I am pretty sure that Rajpal Saini's great grandfather and great great grandfather didn't have one either. It would be safe to assume that their cause of death wasn't cited as 'Not owning a mobile phone'. Extending Mr. Saini's logic - NO ONE should own a mobile phone!

Does anyone want to guess what Rajpal Singh Saini thinks about the Internet?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Divorce Granted… AFTER 23 YEARS!

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MUMBAI: October 11 was a red-letter day for Vijay Rane (name changed). On this day, the marriage of the retired BMC senior audit and accounts assistant was dissolved by the Bombay high court—a dissolution he had been seeking for 23 years.

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  • May 1989 - A Man and Woman get married.
  • August 1989 - Woman leaves the husband.
  • November 1989 - Woman's family informs the husband that his wife will not return unless he gets a separate apartment.
  • November 1992 - Man files for divorce. Petition dismissed by the Family Court. According to the court - Desertion wasn't proved (hmm).
  • 1994 - Man tries to reconcile. Also tries for an amicable divorce. Approaches organisations. Woman doesn't respond.
  • June 1998 - Man files for divorce again.

Ends up waiting for 6 years and 6 months.

  • December 2004 - Petition dismissed (Family Court sure took its time going through the petition). According to the cunts courts - the case was considered earlier (in 1992) and over 12 years later, the court still feels that desertion can not be proven (err… ahem… it's been 12 years)!
  • April 2005 - Man appeals to the High Court. They are too busy to bother and dismiss the appeal upholding the idiotic decision of the Family Court.
  • July 2005 - Man appeals to the Supreme Court.

Waits for another 6 years.

  • July 2011 - Supreme Court forwards the case to the High Court, to be decided within 6 months.

According to the article, Bombay High Court dissolved the 'marriage' on 11 October 2012. Err… not to put too fine a point on it, but July 2011 to October 2012 - Definitely over 6 months.

  • Could someone get a copy of the Calendar followed by the Indian Courts and make it available to the public? Just so that we all know what the court officials actually mean when they say stuff like within 6 months.
  • Could we also have a Court official define the term Desertion?

There must be some men reading this news article and thinking '23 years! Damn. I guess I will just strangle her now and take my chances with the murder trial'.


Man to friend - Have you ever considered divorcing your wife?
Friend replies - Divorce - No. Murder - Yes!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Space Jump

I am bored and the blog needed an update. Just put this up for the fuck of it. There is a reason why the label for this one is Rambling / Revelations and NOT Think About It.


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Total success. After many delays, Felix did it. He reached the highest altitude ever reached by any man in a balloon, more than 127,000 feet. He then jumped and went faster than any man, breaking Mach 1 (it's unofficial for now, they have to confirm it)

Link

So all NASA had to do, to ensure the safe return (to earth) of its astronauts was:

  • Ejector seats
  • 34 point Check List
  • Include a sky diving crash course in astronaut training
  • Instructions on the ejector button reading 'Keep your head down and jump'.

In all honesty, I don't see the point (of NASA's space missions or of Felix's jump). With all these people flooding Twitter, the media coverage – there must be something about it (*scratches head… I don't see it, but – there must be something there, right?) I am sure my blog post doesn't matter (to Felix or to anyone else). As I mentioned earlier – I am bored. 

The guy was travelling faster than sound – well, if he landed SPLAT on the floor and we could still hear him talking – then PERHAPS I wouldn't contest the claim (nah. Actually I would suggest that there was a lag in the network).


You know what would be really nice? The footage of this jump being used in the next advertisement for Sprite. Voice-over while the Space Jump footage is being played - "This is BULL shit! <Pause> Sprite… Bujhaaye only pyaas. Baaki sab bakwaas".

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kejriwal To Elaborate On His Allegations Against Robert Vadra And DLF

 

Just when Ana decided to shut up (boy, did he take his time), we have another 'activist' barking away.

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"DLF granted favours to Shri Robert Vadra. What favours did Haryana government grant DLF? How is DLF reply a bunch of lies? Will speak tomorrow at 5 pm," he tweeted yesterday

Link

Doesn't this sound like one of those Star News / India TV type bullshit 'exclusives'??

Please note - I am not suggesting that the DLF dealings (referred to by duffer Shri Kejriwal) are corruption free. For every deal (big or small) favours are extended and expected. It would be highly improbable (not impossible… but definitely improbable) if rules weren't twisted around OR wheels / palms weren't greased to facilitate big deals.

Neither am I suggesting that the Government > DLF > Vadra deal is laced with corruption / commission / consideration / facilitation fee / gifts.

All I want to say is - If Kejriwal does possess evidence to back his statements - there is absolutely no need to build up such a hype and demanding inquiries and investigations WITHOUT presenting the evidence. The clown and his 'demands' would be taken more seriously if he would just provide the evidence at the same time he was barking out those statements. Its just common sense.

The point of this post is NOT to defend Vadra / DLF (as I have mentioned earlier). The point is simply to highlight that Kejriwal is an attention whore.

He may or may not have any evidence. The evidence may or may not be concrete. The only thing that is clear (beyond doubt) is that Kejriwal is seeking (and getting) publicity and the media footage. IF his intention was to bring corrupt officials to justice, he wouldn't have focussed on the hype. He would have presented the evidence while he was barking out those accusations.

Accusations may be proved or thrown out. I just hope that people do see this clown for what he really is.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao. Apni akal ladaao…

Zindagi Se Badi Sazaa Hi Nahin

Krishan Bihari Noor...

Zindagi se badi sazaa hi nahin
Aur kya jurm hai pataa hi nahin

Itne hisson mein bat gayaa hoon main
Mere hisse mein kuchch bachcha hi nahin

sach ghate yaa bade to sach na rahe
jhooth ki koi intehaa hi nahin

jad do chaandi mein chaahe sone mein
aainaa jhooth bolta hi nahin

Have been busy, stressed out, worked up, pissed off…

Tend to get that way when I can't find a solution for a problem. It gets significantly worse when there are multiple issues. In my (failed) attempts to find time for every one, I now have no time for myself.

Itne hisson mein bat gayaa hoon main,
Mere hisse mein kuchch bachcha hi nahin.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kuwait’s Mobile Carriers Get OK For 4G LTE Services

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6, (KUNA): The Minister of Communications and acting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Salem Al-Othaina adopted on Saturday a decree authorizing Kuwait’s three mobile-providers to introduce 4G LTE high-speed data technology to their customers.

Under the decision, the three telecommunication companies (Zain, VIVA and Wataniya Telecom) will operate the system via their respective frequencies within the range of 1,800 MHz against a license fee of KD 250,000 to be paid in advance…

Link

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Joker

Crap. Waste of time. Don't watch.

Ostrich Pillow




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I am not trying to be difficult. This is a genuine question - How will Mr. X manage to get any sleep when everyone around Mr. X is:

  • Pointing at him and laughing AND / OR
  • Calling out to their friends and laughing AND / OR
  • Clicking pictures with their mobile phone and laughing ?

This 'pillow' could also result in a Social Networking outage. Can you imagine the congestion on networking sites like Twitter / FaceBook, because of the flood of mobile pics being uploaded with the caption 'Retard'!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tech News?? Really?!

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Err… How is this 'News' related to Tech or Internet??

I know she was working for Google. I also know that she is now working for Yahoo. Does that mean that EVERYTHING happening in her life will qualify as Tech News??

White Collar - Season 4

Done with the first 10 episodes.

An FBI agent discussing cases with his wife could be tolerated (perhaps). BUT - Involving her in active investigations? Taking her along for stake-outs?? Wouldn't it have been easier (and believable) to just have Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen) working for the FBI instead of being an Event Planner??

That is just one of the problems I have with the show. There is plenty more. For instance - 'Six years ago, Neal and I exchanged pagers'. Yes, the Pager thing being a warning sign and all that was a bit far fetched. But what really had me chuckling was - it didn't take much for Ellen (Judith Ivey) to give up the information on Neal (Matt Bomer). That was REALLY idiotic.

  • Episode 4 - Parting Shots - Dumb.
  • Episode 7 - Compromising Positions - Rubbish.
  • Episode 9 - Gloves Off - Mind-numbingly stupid.

There are plenty of 'Yeah, right!' moments in most of the episodes - but it WAS watchable, until Sam Phelps (Treat Williams) makes an appearance with his set of conditions and paranoia. That makes Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal even more paranoid than they already were. Some of the behaviour exhibited is absolutely childish.

Why bother getting new characters and new twists? Would be nice if the writers could just focus on coming up with better plots for the episodes. How about some effort in reducing the number of sequences that has one rolling one's eyes? A new character, who turns out to be Neal's father?! Is this a Star Plus Soap Opera??

Not interested in continuing with this series.

One less label for my blog. This is being clubbed with the TV label.

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