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Gandhigiri: Do we understand what it means?

LageRahoMunnaBhai is one of the best movies of recent times. It can be judged from the immediate effect this movie had. Gandhi jee who had been forgotten was remembered as a hero. Sales of book relating to bapu and other freedom fighters suddenly increased. And suddenly there was news of people practicing Gandhigiri.

But did we really understand what gandhigiri is and Do we really understand what bapu stood for?

I think there are various reasons why Gandhigiri had such a wide appeal
It "looks" simple and easy to follow. And Young Generation thinks Wow! this is really simple.
Secondly Karbujaa effect ( KarbujekodekhkeKarbuja rang badaltahain). Let's say simply Gandhigiri is Hip.I think most people think Gandhigiri is very simple and easy. If a goon can do it why can we. I would say it appears simple. It is actually very difficult. When was the last time you were able to control your anger. When was the last time you were able to control your reaction. Personally, I find it o…

Abhimanyu and other changes

It has been almost 7 months, 7 small months, 7 months that passed like 7 Days, 7 months that have changed my life and the world in atleast 7 different ways. Why did I not update the blog? Did I have nothing to write about? Did I not have time? or Did I find some thing more intersting?

I think the last statement is true. Infact I had at least couple of more intersting things to do.

On the historic day of May 14 2006, my life changed for ever, my son Abhimanyu was finally in my arms. It was one life changing event. Abhimanyu has kept me busy for last three months and would probably keep me busy for my remaining life :).

Now my life revolves around a person who still cannot speak, who poofs and pees in bed. It is amazing how his single smile makes us happy and my wife cryies when he cries. It is amazing to see the change in him every day. It amazing to see how quicky kids develop and how quickly they change.

The other activity that was not only intersting but also time consuming was Stocks. …

Rang De Bansanti: Will we take Responsiblity?

Rang De Basanti, hats off to director Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, story writer Kamlesh Pandey. They have managed to give meaning to rather meaningless cinema we normally get to see. The script of the movie is good and direction, editing, dialogs are crisp. The movie has freshness and has spirit. Every one of the Actors in the cast has done justice to his role. Amir Khan as always is amazing. Siddharth is another actor who has displayed great variety of emotions. Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Soha ali khan, Atul Kulkarni have acted admirably.

The movie asks a basic question is youth (we) ready to take responsibility of cleaning up our country and politics.

Please Atleast go and watch movie. It might just wake us up.

Google-A threat to Microsoft?

Year 2005 was a year of Google. Google has been churning out software at an amazing speed. But more importantly it has been churning out news at phenomenal pace even faster than software. The result, Google’s stock is continuously touching new heights. The meteoritic rise of Google has caused many people to say that it is fast becoming a threat to Microsoft. Is this a reality?

Let’s evaluate the threat and see if it is real or just hype

Google’s speed: Yes, this is true. Each day we see a new product from Google going into Beta. Amazingly, a lot of Google software is in Beta. Google is even better at delivering news. The result, Google seems to be the most efficient and competitive company. What most people don’t realize that most Google applications are web based, hence it is easier for them to keep updating their servers with new versions if they find some bugs. Even when applications are desktop applications they are not enterprise level or critical application hence even if they hav…

Brahui - Is this the connecting link!!!

Can you name some Dravidian Languages? I know I know you can. You would have by now listed Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Did you also mention Brahui? Where is this language spoken? How many people speak this language? What is so special about Brahui, that it deserved a mention in this blog?

Brahui is a language of Dravidian family just like Tamil, Telugu etc. Amazingly, it is not spoken in India or Srilanka. Rather, it spoken mainly in Pakistan. It is also spoken in parts of Iran and Afghanistan. There are a little more than 2 million people who know Brahui. They live mainly in Baluchistan.

What is a Dravidian language doing in Pakistan? The origin of Brahui people is a mystery.

It is popular believe that as Aryan expanded into Indian sub-continent they pushed people of Indus Valley Civilization to the southern part. Are Brahui a small group of people living in Indus Valley Civilization who despite all odds refused to move south? Or Are they people who migrated to Baluchistan at…