Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Source: Nedheads @ youtube
More of this Right-wing smear can be found here, as highlighted by thinkprogress.org.
And a blast from the past video over here gives you a clear idea of the way Fox covers news.
Friday, October 12, 2007
"for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change" - nobleprize.org
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
It has been a long time since i posted something blog worthy. My blogging of late has been very erratic and flimsy to say the least. Ever since i graduated and joined my job i hadn't had the time to sit down and ponder much about the things going on around me and in the world. Of course, like all people in the U.S. I'm pretty pissed off about this clausterofuck of a war in Iraq. The douche sitting in the White House still thinks that we are winning and blah blah.... Some people never learn!
People in Myanmar seemed to be pretty psyched up to get rid of the military rule over there these days ha....and let us hope that would happen sooner than later for them. And hope the International community does something substantial about this rather than making retarded speeches or wagging the sanctions stick with all mighty farce. Good luck for the Burmese!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
I hope the government lets the officials to conduct a thorough investigation and sees to that justice is served to the victims of this tragedy.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
According to media reports:
Over 30 people were feared killed and 20 injured after an under-construction flyover collapsed in Hyderabad's busy Panajagutta area on late Sunday evening. The flyover has been under construction for the past one year and it was to be inaugurated this December. 15-20 cars were trapped under the debris while rescue workers were trying to save the people stuck underneath. The other half of the flyover is barely standing at its place and may fall anytime soon, unless demolished.I just don't know what to say. There are lot of things that people and the government of India have to ponder about. We just cannot allow this to happen all the time and we need to avoid accidents like this in the future.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
My heart goes out to the victims and the families of those who have suffered due to this tragic incident.
For latest on this......go over to here.
Update: The number of people dead as a result of this horrific act has risen to 43 now.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Source: BharatBala Productions @ Google videos
....far from it. Loved this video when it came out a year ago. Kinda showcases the side of India that is awakening up to tremendous economic growth and prosperity.
I agree that we still have a long way to go....really long way....before becoming a developed nation. But we are slowly but surely taking the right leaps.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Well, he got off with a good knock against Sussex in the tour opener.
Update: Damn....just when things were looking good...he gets out for a third ball duck against the England A! Come on dude.....u need to grab every chance that comes your way.
On a different note, he might get to play county cricket for Lancashire after the tests! Good for him.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
You could also go over to here for a high def. trailer......
Also check out, http://www.1-18-08.com/
Go figure out!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Check it out.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Live Earth concert at New Jersey is rockin'!
What a fantastic line up and each one of them is an excellent act. Bon Jovi is currently on and just listening to their performance itself made my day today..........
Keane was on earlier at Wembley. James Blunt just wrapped up his act at Wembley. I'm swaping between these two concerts right now. Wow...what a grt weekend it is turning out to be...
Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are doing a duet right now at the Gaints Stadium.
Woke up this morning to catch Black Eyed Peas playing at the new Wembley Stadium. They were followed by Duran Duran, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Bloc Party and so on....and more to come. Meanwhile in Germany we have Enrique Igleasias wrapping up. Awesome!
South Africa is stepping up and rocking with some local flavor right now.
New York and Brazil are to follow this evening. So hang on guys and rock on!
More importantly pledge something that is gonna make a difference in your life and a hell of lot difference in the world around you.
Listened to Toni Colleti & The Finish perform to just building crowd in Sydney. She sounded good....hmm has a singing talent along with great acting skills.... good for her. Missy Higgins just completed her set of songs.....she really has a good husky kinda Australian voice....loved her....may be have to start listening to her more often! Right now...John Butler Trio is playing and these guys too have their own unique style.....excellent! Man....need to start listening to some Aussie stuff....
Simultaneously, the concert in Japan too is going on with some local and international fare.....so come on guys get on to the website.....listen.....watch....and above all pledge......make a difference!
I need to hit the bed right now.....i hope to catch up with the later part of the concert 'morrow morning......so nite then.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Now to more serious matters. People are quite angry (at least most of them are) that Bush commuted Scooter Libby's sentence by waiving his jail term. I wasn't surprised at all by Bush's decision. Hell, i was expecting a full pardon and actually Bush suggested that yesterday. Bush after all is expected to look out for his loyal subordinate after he took all the hits and remained silent throughout the whole investigation. What else could you expect from a president who puts loyalty above all things while choosing people to work for him or for the government?
What people should be really angry about is the way Patrick Fitzgerald carried out the investigation - the whole "Who leaked CIA source?" thing. After all, Libby was just found guilty of obstructing justice by not revealing information about who was behind this whole leak. So to put it simply, he let the higher officials in the Bush administration (read Cheney & Co.) go scot-free without any charges being leveled against them. Hope the Dems will find courage to look into the details of this (wishful thinking!?)
Moving on.......the investigation into the failed U.K terror plots is throwing up interesting and scary results. All or most of the suspects who were either arrested or detained in this regard turned out to be highly educated Muslim medics!? And they are also are from diverse backgrounds.....from countries like Iraq ( :wink: - so much for war on terror in Iraq ha), Jordan and India (whaaaaat!?). These people are most probably thought to have met after coming to U.K. and might have plotted these attacks 'cause of shared ideology and seeing what is going on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine. Obviously, most of the Islamic world sees things differently when it comes to war on terror in places like Iraq and Lebanon these days. And with things spiraling downhill in places like Afghanistan and Palestine, it is a lot of difficulty for the West to win hearts and minds of the people in the Islamic world. And worst of all, more plots or attacks like these would lead to extensive racial profiling of all immigrants in the West......and the prospect of that is really scary to all the peaceful immigrant majority living in the West.....including myself.
We need to realize that our current strategy of fighting radical Islam is going no where in making us safe. We need to seriously think about starting a dialogue with the moderate majority of the Islamic world which is largely peaceful and open to dialogue with the West. Using military force would only worsen and deepen lot of misunderstandings that exist between the west and the middle-east. But at present i don't see any such steps being taken or considered from both sides.
P.S.: Between, thank you once again Keith Olbermann for speaking for the majority of us here in the U.S.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
As i was going through the paces of another lazy Saturday afternoon, the news breaks of the terror attack on Glasgow airport.....thank goodness that a major tragedy has been averted there and in London too. But what i saw for the rest of day on tv in regard with the terror attacks was quite disturbing to say the least. There wasn't any substance in the reports aired on all the networks throughout the day, all i could see was scary and big loud headlines followed by the same replay of the burning jeep footage over and over again. On all the networks there were clueless reporters and even more clueless "terrorism experts" blabbering about everything but the main issue that was happening. Fox was up to its usual best......scaring the shit out of anyone who watched it. Its only message.....be scared....be very scared. And oh, it also managed to sneak in "expert-panel" of radio hosts who stressed how important it is to build a fence along our southern border so as to prevent the "terrorists" from sneaking in. Are they really that dumb to not realize that we have to build close to 2000 miles of fence for that!? Isn't it much easier to monitor the border with the latest technology and above all with the cooperation from the Mexicans!?
While the whole MSM here was going overboard with its Glasgow coverage, the BBC radio (which i listen to regularly) was back to its usual programming. I surely believe that most of the international TV coverage too would have been running their usual programming by then. I really feel that, at times like this, PBS should start a exclusive news channel with focus on national and international news.
And the most troubling thing is that no one mentioned why our involvement in Iraq is a major cause for this increased terror attacks and threat. This occupation isn't making us more safer than we are now. And no body in the MSM is mentioning that as much as it has to be stated.
On a more different note, watched Unbreakable again today.......a classic!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Obama came out with a statement today on the recent controversy arising from the memo that his campaign team put out that took a cheap shot at Hillary Clinton's financial ties with the Indian-American community.
He had this to say:
"It was a dumb mistake on our campaign's part and I made it clear to my staff in no uncertain terms that it was a mistake," Obama told the AP in a brief interview in which he referred to the memo as "unnecessarily caustic."
"It is not reflective of the long-standing relationship I have had with the Indian-American community,"
Well accepting a mistake upfront is always nice to see from a presidential hopeful.....good on his part to realize that before it snowballed into a major controversy.
And on the issue of jobs going overseas, he had this to say....
"The issue of outsourcing is a genuine and important issue but to refer to one particular country was, I think, an error and I let all of us know that we've got to be more careful about how we communicate,"
"While it's not possible to stop globalization in its tracks, what we can do is make sure we have a government that's looking out for our workers," Obama said. "We can do more to create a government that's creating quality jobs here in
, and we can do more to create a government that's helping workers who lose their jobs." America
A reasonable stance Mr. Obama, i agree with you on that.
How did this dawn upon me, you might ask. Well, last night (Sunday) i had the (mis)fortune of watching The 1/2 Hour News Hour the supposed conservative version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And it was more like......FOX saying the joke is on us....and we errrr....aren't aware of that!
Well, actually this show is more like a conservative version of SNL's Weekend Update. This actually would have been a great show if it was any where near half good as the Weekend Update. But, as it usually happens with "conservative" comedy (read Dennis Miller), the show falls flat. I really tried and was very patient to see if the show was any good....but i couldn't continue after the first 15 mins into the show.
Anyways, why does Fox need a comedy show on its news channel when it's normal programming is good enough to laugh at!? So it is really true, conservatives cannot be funny. It isn't in their genes.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
This isn't really a wise move from the Obama campaign. I mean look at the title of the alleged memo: “HILLARY CLINTON (D-PUNJAB)’S PERSONAL FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL TIES TO INDIA.” ! Are you kidin' me! This is kinda stuff that you would generally expect from the most conservative republicans.....not from a democratic senator trying to become the first African-American president! For goodness sake, you guys are trying to break the racial stereotyping associated with African-Americans in U.S. politics. You guys are trying to break the racial barriers...and resorting to this kinda cheap shots at your opponent using racial stereotyping to do that isn't presidential at all.
Hope Obama comes clean on this....else goodbye vice-presidency for 2008 and even worse goodbye 2016.
Memo Source: NY Times
Saturday, June 02, 2007
And oh...here is another wonderful narration of how the overall evolutionary process took place over billions of years.....
And oh by the way also check out "Home" by Daughtry...pretty cool alternative genre there.......
Another weekend....haven't done much today.....woke up late and just lazying around. Catching up with lot of stuff online that i missed checking out in the last four months. Especially, the Dawkins site has pretty cool collection of articles and videos.....do check them out!
Ok guys....not much to the cursor today. Have a great weekend! Peace out...
Monday, May 28, 2007
So what else people...how are things going on with you? Things haven't changed at all over here in the US for the families of the brave American service men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. The death toll has been unrelenting in its ascent.....and as the sun sets down on an another painful memorial day here....things are certainly looking bleak. My heart goes to the families of these brave soldiers.
And also, there aren't any words to describe the kinda of devastation, suffering and collateral damage suffered and still being endured by the millions of Iraqis and Afghans........and there is no end in sight. Hope all these people will find peace in the coming months and years.
Bush continues to live in his own world....not listening to any piece of good advice from the remaining few sane people in Washington.......the Democrats (as usual) have betrayed the American people by letting Bush have his way on the war funding bill....no real hope is visible or forthcoming from the 'o8 presidential hopefuls........not a quite rosy picture aye.
But again......there is tomorrow.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Well the past one year has been a year of growing up for me. Learnt a bit about life and the things around me. Since the past one year, I've become quite optimistic about things around me and also us in general. Graduated with a decent academic record. And as i look forward to the year ahead, with my first job offer in hand, have to say that things are certainly looking up for me...
I still can't believe how fast the year went by.....i still remember my last birthday quite vividly....too many expletives in that post.... quite a different story back then. Certainly this birthday has been a more satisfying one and a happy milestone for me.....and i look forward to many such of these in the future years.
Take care everyone! Where ever you are, try to remember that we all share common ancestry and a beautiful tiny planet in this huge and largely unknown universe.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I'm really looking forward to the new experience of one's (real) first job.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
What the hell is wrong with the razzies this year!? Shyamalan's Lady in the Water got nominated for 4 razzies!? This is ridiculous....not that I'm offended by this or anything like that....but to nominate a good movie like the LITW for one of the worst movies of 2006 is indeed wrong and disgraceful!
Moving on...it looks like Laxman's dream of playing in a World Cup is gonna remain just that....a dream. Have to feel sorry for this talented bloke....talent ends up on the loosing side when you don't have much of influence or backing from the powerful guys at the top. It would be better for him if he concentrates on the test matches from now onwards. At least, he can bow out as a respectable test player in that way.
Since I'm a bit free these days, I've been looking at lot of other ways to keep myself busy...apart from doing some academic work now and then. I'm back to watching and listening to lot of talks, discussions, docus. etc. both on T.V. and on the net. Of course, the subjects as always being about Wildlife, Astronomy, Atheism, Science etc. Came across this small audio clip on the rise of Atheism in America....it is a PBS news clip. Hope you guys would like it.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
All in all, a great day for ISRO!
Friday, January 05, 2007
And oh.....I'm still on the look out for a job! Damn the long holiday season....I've heard from some companies in the weeks leading to Christmas and I'm hoping to hear from them soon in this month. Keeping my fingers crossed on that front.....still!
So, '06 went by just like that....and we are looking at another full year. The last year wasn't any special, in general. But again, it depends upon who you ask . The world continued to be plagued with wars, unrest, disease, terror, extreme weather......the usual stuff. India & China continued to grow......and towards their individual quests for world power status......still quite a distance left to be covered on that front though. And the Bush administration is getting itself much deeper into the quagmire in Iraq by the end of the year with the execution of Saddam becoming a PR disaster.....phew! Anyways, there is light at the end of the tunnel and it kinda started to get brighter with the dems taking control of the congress and the senate today....have to keep an eye on this for the next two years.....
Personally, 2006 has been good for me.....kinda. I completed my research and graduated with reasonably good GPA.....a big thing for me in my life. But, I'm still looking for a job. Hmmm.....but the graduation thing wins out....so not a bad year.
Well I'm done for this post, the first one of this year. Hopefully, I'll keep posting quite often as i did last year.
And oh....Happy new year!!!