Saturday, July 15, 2006

Life Teaches You (LTY #1)

Expressing your truest self is the ultimate competitive advantage.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

WC - woes

This is the most important news that came out from The World Cup in Germany so far:

The Times of India, Tuesday June 27, 2006

The scarcity of toilets for millions of football fans in Germany is proving costly for plant life in the country. World Cup organisers seem to have miscalculated the number of toilets needed, providing just 280 port-a-loos for more than 700,000 fans who congregate on the 'fan mile' in Berlin to watch matches on giant screens. As a result, thousands of fans are resorting to emergency measures- peeing in the surrounding bushes. Biologists have warned that plant and tree life in the area is in serious danger because of the 100,000 litres of urine being dumped everyday. "The urine sinks into the ground as ammonia. In small quantities this is good fertilizer. But too much acidity leads to over-fertilization and is bad for the soil,'' biologist Tilman Lamparter said.

If you are one of those football fans, please.. please think about the plants before you piss.

Friday, April 21, 2006

personal philosophy.....

I was chatting with a friend from Canada over IM... We were chattin on various topics from movies to international politics. And I just loved the way he put what his idea about the present situation is......I don't wanna go into things like whether I support it or not. Just like it they way it said and believe that it should get a mention in my blog.

"My personal philosophy is that the world has gone to s*** and the only way to stop it is some sort of alien invasion that annihalates the planet thus letting us start over as single celled organisms floating in space. Either that or we kill the lying thieving politicians (basically all of them) and start over as a meritocracy. Leaders would be judged on intellect and merit not wealth and birthright. Another option would be a pornocracy - a government run by whores and harlots. Yeah, the world would still be crap but at least everybody would be getting laid and stay happy. As long as people are getting laid, there's no time for war. Basically my life can be summed up in 2 of my favorite quotes. THE LIVER IS EVIL AND MUST BE PUNISHED and "We are all living in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars"

Monday, February 27, 2006

Go Goa

Friday, February 03, 2006


Just now came across a blog on how to choose the right career. Some of the write-ups are quite appealing and worth a read. But leaving aside all the analysis and gyan, in one of the posts the blogger has presented some noteworthy facts about success turning into disaster only because the right amount of passion was not brewed with the profession. Quite startling indeed.

Just replicating the facts…………….

In 1923, nine of the world’s richest men met to discuss economy. They were among the richest men in the world. They were:-

Charles Schwab- President of the largest Steel company
Sameul Insull- President of the largest electric utility company
Howard Hopson- President, largest gas company
Arthur Cutten- Greatest wheat speculator
Richard whitney- President, New york stock exchange
Albert Fall- Secretary of Interior in President Harding’s Cabinet.
Jesse Livermore, the greatest “bear” on the Wall street
Ivan Krueger, head of the world’s greatest monopoly.
Leon Fraser, President of the Bank of international settlements.

After 25 years in 1948, the situation was as follows:-

Charles Schwab was bankrupt and lived the last few years on borrowed money.
Samuel Insull died abroad as a penniless fugitive.
Howard Hopson was insane.
Arthur Cutten became insolvent and died abroad
Richard Whitney had been imprisoned
Albert Fall was pardoned from prison and died broke and penniless.
Jesse Livermore had committed suicide.
Ivar Krueger killed himself
Leon Fraser committed suicide.

Monday, January 30, 2006

second coming

A lot of things have happened in the last couple of days….
I have changed my flat, still in the middle of shifting my stuffs. Finding a acco in Mumbai and then shifting stuffs is a real twinge in the arse.
I have changed my job, this was a abrupt decision. And I am yet to adjust to the highly corporate and formal environment of my new company. I have been attending loads of meetings since joining this organization.
I am under a huge pecuniary crunch after paying a huge amount of money for renting the new flat and releasing myself from my previous organization.
I am practically a popper now. Don’t even have the dough to afford a descent haircut. My ultra formal colleagues surely think that I am some kind of a brute.
Finally in my new company I am settling down, the best thing about this place is that I can access net and specially
Now I hope to be more regular in blogging.
Else I am not doing much, just catching up with the movies from my DVD collection. Saw Citizen Kane. Man, no doubt it’s one of the best movie ever made. Reading a lot of books as well. Right now I am reading “The Impressionist “ by Hari Kunzroo, I love his style and choice of words.
Oh, and I am traveling a lot in the local trains of Mumbai which I have carefully avoided for the past one year. Now everyday I travel to office and back by trains and that too during the peak hours and think I am really getting used to it. In fact I am getting used to Mumbai and have finally started liking this city.

Republic day was great, had lunch (Jack Daniel’s steak with shrimps and long island iced tea) at TGIF , watched Rang de basanti (loved it, planning to watch it again), in the evening went for Mumbai festival (sloppy midnight bazaar called ‘Indiyeah” ) but the real high of the day was watching “Indian Ocean” perform live. RDB had already taken me on a trip to my good’ol college days…listening to Susmit Sen, Asheem Chakravarti , Amit Kilam and Rahul Ram perform Kandisa, Jhini , Bandeh made my rbc’s boil. The only thing I was missing at that point was some good joints. It’s truly said “The deepest recess of the ocean reflects the soul……when Indian ocean sings, the soul speaks……….”

Thursday, September 08, 2005

What Dilbert say's .................

  • I say no to drugs they just don't listen.
  • A friend in need is a pest indeed.
  • Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce.
  • Work is fine if it doesn't take too much of your time.
  • When everything comes in your way you're in the wrong lane.
  • The light at the end of the tunnel may be an incoming train.
  • Born free taxed to death.
  • Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
  • Life is unsure; always eat your dessert first.
  • Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.
  • If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.
  • It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere.
  • I love being a writer... what I can't stand is the paperwork.
  • A printer consists of 3 main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.
  • The hardest part of skating is the ice.
  • My phone number is 17. We got one of the early ones.
  • The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he as the genius.
  • The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it.
  • In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills?
    If you tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, he'll believe you. But if you tell him a park bench has just been painted, he has to touch it to be sure.
  • I had a friend once. Then the rope broke and he got away.
  • If you cannot change your mind, are you sure you have one?
  • Beat the 5 O'clock rush, leave work at noon!
  • If you can't convince them, confuse them.
  • It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end.
  • I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
  • Hot glass looks same as cold glass. - Cunino's Law of Burnt Fingers
  • Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
  • The cigarette does the smoking you are just the sucker.
  • Someday is not a day of the week.