Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shoe to a no shoo-in?

What is common among George W Bush, Wen Jiabao, P Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh?

They were all thrown shoe at. But, no shoe could hit any of them.

That's an innovative way to protest! RDB popularized the candle march. But the most 'in' way to protest looks like hurling the shoes. BTW, even Delhi-6 subtly indicated at mirror march but who has the patience?

The non-violent protests popularized by Gandhi seemed to most effective one. But it looks like the global warming is making people impatient and they are just looking for an outlet for venting the steam out rather than channelizing the steam in proper direction to get the problem resolved. Wondering what has global warming to do with this? Don't think - these days it's the safest and trendiest to attribute any mishaps to Global Warming!

Or is this a different way of giving up and hanging one's boots up?

- Think...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


[Read between the lines - that is, refer to the links - to get the subtle political humor in the post!]

Samay bitane ke liye karna hai kuchh kaam,
Shuru karo Antakshari leke Uncle Sam ka naam

Ma -
Manmohan a bade jhoothe, Manmohan a bade jhoothe,
Haar ke haar nahi maane, Haar ke haar nahi maane [Video]

Na -
Nafrat ki duniya ko chhod ke
Pyar ki duniya mein
Khush rehna mere yaar

Rabba mere rabba rabba
Rabba mere rabba
Is pyaar ko main kya naam doon [Video]

Dum maaro Dum, mit jaye gum
Bolo subha shaam, hare krishna hare raam. [Video]

Mera kuchh samaan
tumhare paas pada hai

Hum se tum dosti karlo
Yeh hasin galalati karlo [Video]

Ladkiyon se na milon tum
ladkiya toh hai balayen
Subha shaam mat karo tum
Ladki Ladki Ladki Ladki [Audio]

Kuchh to log kahenge
Logon ka kaam hai kehana [Video]

Nahi Nahi abhi nahi
Abhi karo intezar [Video]

Ra - ...

[If you can think of any *such* songs just key them in in the comments section]

- Cheers!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Aa Dekhe Zara

An Indian scientist has made a camera (among a few other gadgets – such as a clock) which has revolutionized the way people use camera. The camera can take a look into the future! Now I won’t go into the physics of it rather focus on the features of the camera.

Overview – A future time is fed into the camera. The photograph of the person whose future we want to see is clicked. When the negative is developed, we can see how the person and his surrounding would look at the same time on the future day that was fed into the camera.

Features – This camera is loaded with features. A few of them are mentioned below:
This camera has an in-built clock which keeps the standard time of the place the camera is in. If the camera is in India, it keeps the IST. So if you try to set present or a past date, it’d just not allow you to. Now if you go to some other country, say, the US or Thailand, it adjusts to the current time zone. When Simi clicked Ray’s photograph in India – with the time set to 5 days hence, the developed picture actually showed that he would be in Thailand at the same time (Thailand Standard Time) after 5 days! Chances are high that the camera even takes into consideration day light saving and multiple time zones in a country and any future time zone split.

The auto focus of this camera is simply outstanding. This camera ‘understands’ what the person, who would develop the picture, would want to focus on. When Ray was experimenting with his camera, he found that the both the mother and the child clicked needed to be focused on – so the photograph showed that after a day they would be free-falling from a giant wheel. When two persons are clicked and they are not supposed to be ‘together’ on the set future date, then the camera selectively gives you the future of the person you are concerned about. The best part is that you may also know the future of the persons you have not clicked. For e.g. when Simi was clicked in Thailand, we found that her under gun-point of a policeman. So, without even clicking the policeman we found his future! In mathematical terms this is called many-one function.

The camera is waterproof. Even if it is thrown into a pool from top of a tall Thai Hotel, it works absolutely perfect.

Challenges - Like all new researches there are a few challenges. The camera doesn’t have flash! So, if the light is not good, the photograph may appear dark. A blank photograph may imply that either the person clicked would be dead by the time set in the camera or there is not enough light to capture anything. It may also mean that the camera is damaged.

The camera is also not shock proof. If thrown into a well from the top of it, while a free falling person still holds the free falling camera, the camera would get damaged and would be rendered useless.

The camera accepts only future date as the input. It assume that the time one want to know about a person/thing on the future date is same as the time the picture is clicked. We cannot know future, say, five hours from now. The camera actually trains us to be in-time. If you want to know the future, you better ask the camera for it at least one day in advance (or in quanta of one day) else, the camera won't work. A clock, however, may be soon available where we can actually travel in time with the precision of a second!

Compliance – This camera is compliant with the destiny-only standard. Destiny-only standard asserts that everything that happens is pre-determined. We are just doing what we are destined to do. We are destined to see the future through this camera and we are destined to oblige to do whatever the camera predicted to do.

Now, let’s make this interactive. If you get this camera, how would you use it? Do put in your thoughts in the comments section. I am sure any and every reply would be better than what’s shown in Aa Dekhe Zara.
Let your imagination go wild!
PS: All characters (including the camera) in this article are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any person living or dead. Any similarity with anything living or dead is purely coincidental

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