Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time bad

(click on the image above for an enlarged view)
If your time is bad, even windows will ask you to wait 128 years to copy 1.19MB.
But in life always remember, things are not so bad as it looks. It just got copied in 2 minutes :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Clear message?

Kasab verdict a clear message to Pak-based terror outfits: Antony

Soon after the death sentence of Kasab our defence minister AK Antony said, "It has been proved by this judgment that under the present law itself, if there is a will, we can take stern action...We can send a proper message to all those criminals and terrorists,''

Its really surprising to see such a message from the Defense Minister,... I don't understand What is the message going out to the people who are mentally prepared and have decided to die for their so called cause. Dying by gunshot or getting hanged after months of court trail and days in Jail makes no difference to them.

The minister says we can take stern action? what is the stern action sir?? he is stating that "We can take stern action...." I don't get what is that stern action? Do you think getting a death sentence from court after 17 months is a stern action?

On the other side Home minister Chidambaram is proud of the system since Kasab was convicted in a normal court of law.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Social networking + Strong, weak and temporary ties..

Check out the research done by Paul Adams, user research lead @ Google.
Download and see the following presentation

Monday, April 12, 2010

Must read essay by a Nobel Prize winner

This is a must read inspiring autobiographical essay written by Mr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who was awarded the Nobel prize and Padma Vibhushan award.

From Chidambaram to Cambridge: solving the 30S subunit structure of the ribosome

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lets promote and implement Rain water harvesting

Was listening to FM 106.4 Gyan Vani in radio today. I was stunned to know the following facts.

1. Out of the the total available water on earth, only 1% is pure and we are using.
2. We are using ground water (Wells and bore wells) 10 times more than the actual amount which it should be used.
3. After Rajastan, Karnataka is the second state which has highest amount of dry land in India. There is too much of scarcity for water in Most of the parts of Karnataka (esp. Northern parts.) People pay Rs.10 for one can of water.
4. We will be running out of river water as well as ground water from wells and bore wells in few years.
5. No company in India sells Mineral water. They are just selling Drinking water. It cannot be termed Mineral water. If any company is selling water under the name of Mineral water, it is a crime. And they mentioned that actual Mineral water will cost Rs.40 per liter.
6. According to Indian constitution drinking its a fundamental right to have drinking water. It is the duty of every government to provide drinking water. http://www.righttowater.info/pdfs/india_cs.pdf So selling of bottled drinking water should be banned. Water is the essence of life. Hence, any denial of water implies a denial of right to life. The right to water is not enshrined in the Indian Constitution as an explicit Fundamental Right but the Indian Judiciary, both at the state as well as at the center, has in several judgments interpreted Article 21 of the Constitution to include a right to clean and sufficient water, a right to a decent life, a right to live with dignity, and a right to a humane and healthy environment which would certainly imply a right to water.