Sunday, 27 April 2008
Thursday, 24 April 2008
- Upton Sinclair
PS: Got to see this thought on the following site . I saw the documentary anchored by Mr Al Gore titled - The Inconvenient Truth in bits and parts on HBO on the April 22nd ( which was celebrated as Earth Day around the globe)
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
1) Last movie you saw in a theatre?
2) What book are you reading?
Best of humour - Ruskin bond ( there are many pending books list )
3) Favorite board game?
donno for sure - havent played one since ages
4) Favorite magazine?
it differs .. depends on wat articles i want to read or wat articles catch my attention and also on the availibility of magazine at that point in time
5) Favorite smells?
smell of mitti left wet by rains
6) Favorite thing to do in weekend?
depends ( as of now exploring and seeing places in the city)
7) Worst feeling in the world?
being cheated and left alone to face the consequences
8)What is the first thing you think of when u wakeup?
depends on dream ;)
9) Favorite fast food place?
as of now pizzeria
10) Future child’s name?
hehe wat question is this..
11) Finish this statement --- 'If I had a lot of money'
would luv to visit various countries wid family
12) Do you drive fast?
depends on the thoughts running in my mind and the urgency to reach the destination
13) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
hehe.. not really ( koi aache que nahi mile ;) )
14) Storms -- Cool or Scary?
nothing cool abt it nor so scary that cant bear it...
15) What was your first car?
havent bought one yet
16) Favorite drink?
lot of them ...Masala chai, juices..
17) Finish this statement --- If i had the time i would...
I do have time .. it depends on how and where i spend my time
18) Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
have not brought it at home .. so dont remember but if its served wid stems in the items served at restaurants, yes i ve had ..
19) If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?
i wud like the ( i guess that was burgundy ) colour of girl in Hutch ad ages back ( wen vodafone was hutch)
20) Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in?
how abt travelled.. ( in that case a long list)
21) Favorite sports to watch?
22) One information about the person who sent this to you?
About cm-chap... suppose to be a configuration management expert a software engg presently enjoying his stay at sydney at company's cost ;)
23) What’s under your bed?
what question is this... i guess apart from air nothing exists...
24) Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Off course...with all the positive changes required to make into a better human than wat i am
25) Morning person or night owl?
26) Over easy or sunny side up?
didnt get this question
27) Favorite place to relax?
depends..beach,home,wid frnds over cafe etc etc
28) Favorite pie?
all..m a foodie
29) Favorite ice cream flavor?
natural flavours apart from many other flavours
30) Of all the people you have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?
Toughest to answer... dont knw who wud take it up but wud still like to tag kanan,bhavesh,jaydip,dhionlyone,raaji,hiral, drvimal, jigar and who all are reading and wud luv to take this ( jus buzz in here , wud be glad to reach ur page and read answers)
Monday, 21 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
While thinking what should be worn as foot wear, she decides for shoes, she fumbles for socks… and after a great struggle out comes 2 of them…she wears one … while wearing the other one.. she realizes both are different.. C has a smile around her lips (inside the voice is cracking with laughter) .. :D
C thinks, should I make another effort to find the right pair…or make do with this found one’s ( which were found after great struggle ) ;)
And finally she decides, as far as both are white and only a little different in pattern it will do … and so C’s around with different pair of socks to the office….hoping no one is going to spot it :D
And luckily C escapes of people’s notice :D or if someone noticed, no one commented .!!
Yday, while going through the mails lying in the inbox, C finds there’s mail regarding a camp to Vasai fort on Sunday, goes through the mail hurriedly. C feels happy and thinks she will convince a few more colleagues and register for the same. Day passes. C gets busy with work.
In the late afternoon, after being reminded by another colleague (whom C had convinced to join) of the mail and the first cum first serve nominations for the camp, C realizes that the registration needs to be done urgently. All the convinced colleagues start to enroll for the camp.
The Nominations were to be sent mentioning the subject in the following format:
While filling the required details in the mail, C gets confused with the subject format..but doesn't take pains to go through the mail again.
She gets confused over why was Vasai appearing in the subject line. As Vasai was a work location as well, so in that case there would be mention to the work location twice. ( C in her thoughts thinking that Vasai is also a work location)
C pings her colleague and asks her query.
C: hey D, why is this work location mention appearing twice.
D: C, Duffer , Vasai is the place where the camp is …
C: laughs (internally of course) uncontrollably
(By the time C’s filling the details she’s totally forgotten which place the camp was. She just remembers that there’s a camp on Sunday, and that if nominations get accepted, it would be fun with the friends.)
C is new to the office.
C receives a mail, of joining the music club, where guitar and keyboard were taught. In the mail there was a mention of contact person N.
C happily mails N, mentioning of her interest to learn the keyboard.
Time goes. N doesn’t reply.
C forgets about it.
After about two months. N’s sametime ( a lotus notes messenger) window pops up on C’s PC.
C wonders of person taking pains to find C on the same time messenger and ask her , whether he had replied to her mail or not.
N: did I reply to ur mail mentioning the details for the music club
C: nope.. but its been ages I had mailed.. no one replied to that..
N: rite .. these are the details .. blah blah blah ….
N: have u learned music before
C: had learned a little of harmonium,
N: rite , that wud be gud
N: I learn guitar.
N: but offlate I ll join to learn keyboard.
C: ?? why keyboard ??
N: fracture !!!...I hope u know whom u r chatting to
C: nope I didn’t.. and that was the next question I was to ask , that where in office do u sit ..
C: Oooooo .. u r the one having fracture..
C: ooppsss ... sorry ...i didnt realise that .. :) :D
( N was office colleague in my department, sitting few seats away from my sitting – whom I didn’t know by his name till then ) : )
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Friday, 4 April 2008
Wiki says it as a “The initial cause of the conflict was a disputed region of the Himalayan border in Arunachal Pradesh, known in China as South Tibet. Fighting began on 20 October 1962 between the People's Liberation Army and the Military of India.”
Result: Chinese military victory. Subsequent Chinese withdrawal to pre-war positions
“The aftermath of the war saw sweeping changes in the Indian military to prepare it for similar conflicts in the future, and placed pressure on Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was seen as responsible for failing to anticipate the Chinese invasion.”
Very interesting note is presented on why china went to war with India . 1) There was "a perceived need to punish and end perceived Indian efforts to undermine Chinese control of Tibet, Indian efforts which were perceived as having the objective of restoring the pre-1949 status quo ante of Tibet" The other was "a perceived need to punish and end perceived Indian aggression against Chinese territory along the border.
2) Another factor which affected China's decision for war with India was a perceived need to stop a Soviet-US-India encirclement and isolation of China. India's relations with the Soviet Union and United States were both strong at this time, but the Soviets were preoccupied by the Cuban Missile Crisis and would not interfere with the Sino-Indian War. P.B. Sinha suggests that China timed the war exactly in parallel with American actions so as to avoid any chance of American or Soviet involvement. American buildup of forces around Cuba occurred on the same day as the first major clash at Dhola while China's buildup between the 10th and 20th of October coincided exactly with the United States establishment of a blockade against Cuba which began on the 20th of October.
Another link on why Arunachal Pradesh’s claim by china. It’s a very interesting read.
“The major cause of China-India territorial dispute, which deprived peace from Arunachal Pradesh, is from immediately after Chinese Revolution in 1911. At that time, Qing Dynasty, the last Chinese Dynasty, fell and the Emperor of Qing Dynasty resigned. As a result, China, Tibet and Mongolia became equal and separate countries. In these three countries, Tibet and Mongol tried to be approved internationally as independent states, and undertook to international society. However, on the other hand, Han Chinese Republicans started small war to subjugate reins of government of Tibet and Mongol. Therefore, they could not be independent states at that time.
In 1912-13, the British Raj made agreements with tribal leaders that defined the area that was known as NEFA. British rule could have very small impact on the isolated, self-sufficient in terms of economy and militarily uncontrollable tribal peoples. In order to arrange this conflict, in 1913 and 1914, the British administrator, Sir Henry McMahon, drew up the 550-mile McMahon Line as the border between India and China in Shimla, during a conference which also discussed the Tibetan and Chinese borders (“McMahon Line.”) This conference is called Shimla Conference. Regardless of this reconciliation, the McMahon Line was rejected by the Chinese government in 1947 (“Arunachal Pradesh.”)
Following this dispute, the Chinese troops crossed the McMahon Line on the August 26th, 1959 (“Arunachal Pradesh.”) They abandoned this in 1961, but in October 1962 crossed the line once again with force (“McMahon Line.”) As a result, Sino-Indian War broke out. The Chinese extended their frontier as they intruded deeper and deeper. However, this war did not go on for a long time. In 1963, the Chinese agreed to withdraw back to the McMahon Line, and also returned Indian prisoners of this war at that time.
Another interesting read, stand on India and china by world in general
PS: This is just a meagre attempt to search/learn on the mentioned topic, explicit views wud referred to google