Monthly Archives: February 2007

An ole Story – Antz

Came through as an email. Couldnt resist the urge to put it online

OLD VERSION…

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

MODERN VERSION…

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house.
Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).
Opposition MP’s stage a walkout Left parties call for “Bharat Bandh” in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]”, with effect from the beginning of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes Special Reservation for Grass Hopper in educational Insititutions & in Govt Services.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it “a triumph of justice”.

Lalu calls it ‘Socialistic Justice’.

CPM calls it the “revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden”.

Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

MANY YEARS LATER…

The ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi billion dollar company in silicon valley.100s of grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India..

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Insane Musings #2

Well post Rubin’s wedding i have been thinking a lot. (not good) which is why you see insane musings #2. This happens sometimes. The doors open and out comes a lot of thought (read crap).

Thought 1
Anyways, am reading this book, GOAL by Goldratt. The question there is “why are we in the business for” or something on the same lines. While walking back from college it made me think. What is my goal. What am i doing the things i do. Are they directed at the goal? Are they taking me towards the goal or away from it.

Do i really need to have a goal in the first place. Why cant i just fly like the breeze go where it takes me? Like a vagabound. Like Mettalica says. Wherever i may roam, where i lay my head is home.

Why cant i. The eternal battle of the mind and the heart is fought inside of me

Thought 2

As i walked back just before the CST subway saw a girl taking a pic of the Central Railway HQ. Was like why is she taking the pic? Realised damm its an amazing monument. She has the pic and i don’t. Why? Do i take my city for granted. If tomorrow this is all gone, what would i have to show me the city. Nothing and she would have the pic.

Insane Musings #1

No title for the post today….. same as usual.

Well Rubin got married yesterday so was cool, went to his wedding man. it was great. Small crowd yeah that was neat. You can manage them better.

So like 3 of them are now married that leaves 4 of us remaining. funny all the rest wanna be no 4 on that “next to bite the dust” list. No body want to jump…he he we all satisfied being last on that list…

This got me thinking…well not really this but a mixture of different thoughts and this.

Time really flies. Before you wink man years have rushed away like the breeze on ya face. I remember we be in college like a few years back. we thought hell man theres time to grow up like we will wait for like 25 to come maybe then we will grow up. Am 25 now am wondering where did that time go. Am still wondering how much did i grow……trying to buy time. there ain’t though. Another 5 years will go in a jiffy. Staring a whole different world now….

My Ticket

Need to frame this one.

Floyd Ticket

Perfect Sense

one of the many highlightes of the show..it all makes perfect sense……………..this is from another concert in the netherlands…the bombay one was similiar…

Dark Side of the Moon

I was today part of the greatest show on earth. The Roger Waters Concert….Pink Floyd minus the other members but who cares.

Missing it wasnst an option. I missed it long ago in while in 12th grade cuz i didnt want to travel all the way to bangalore..tis time now way..

Was at the venue like 2 hrs prior..didnt have no company fcuk cares..am goin thats all that matters.

The show was mindblowing….the visuals kickass. was in seventh heaven when the dark side of the moon was played…lol actually was on seventh right the moment the show started…and went to like 10th or 11th if they exist … well they do cuz i was there.. while he played …….

After the DSOTM set the band sayd thanks and left…..wuz like they didnt play confortably numb,,,,the show isnt over without it…

And then they come back to start with “We dont need no education” and then “vera“. lol guess on this one on what was gonna follow “Bring the boys home” which meant “confortably numb” was there………………….

Wish they reunite and the whole unit comes back….Am ready to pay 5K even for those tickets…

Roots bloody Roots

Sepultura is coming to india…come down for a freaking bad Mosh pit

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Thanks to Ramya for sending me the link. \m/

Untitled

I know u dont read my blog. If you read i dont know whether i would put this down. Maybe i would. Have told you how i feel more now then earlier…well another one would be as well..

this aint original, heard the song from nickelback so putting it down …..

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Song – Far Away
Artist – Nickelback
Album – For the Right Reasons

This time, This place
Misused, Mistakes
Too long, Too late
Who was I to make you wait
Just one chance
Just one breath
Just in case there’s just one left
Cause you know,
you know, you know

That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
and youll never go
Stop breathing if
I dont see you anymore

On my knees, I’ll ask
Last chance for one last dance
Cause with you, I’d withstand
All of hell to hold your hand
I’d give it all
I’d give for us
Give anything but I won’t give up
Cause you know,
you know, you know

That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
and you’ll never go
Stop breathing if
I don’t see you anymore

So far away
Been far away for far too long
So far away
Been far away for far too long
But you know, you know, you know

I wanted
I wanted you to stay
Cause I needed
I need to hear you say
That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I forgive you
For being away for far too long
So keep breathing
Cause I’m not leaving
Hold on to me and
never let me go

Iron Maiden rocking india

Wow another dream coming true…..

Iron Maiden is coming….oh we gonna go to Bangalore Aces High along with a fear of the dark

Read it here Iron Maiden Rocking Palace Ground

Now what do i need

  • Concert Tickets
  • How do i get there…train..plane..need to ask the guys
  • hell where do i stay there..why am i bothered ….go for the concert…hell sleep on the concert ground who cares will be dazed anyways ……..
  • St. Valentines Day

    Its that time of the year again. its valentines day.

    At my workplace am the only single dude in my team, so its kinda wierd cuz everyones wondering what to get for their partners and all. I spend my time poking fun at everything. I get comments like, wait for ur turn and u’ll learn

    Being Single is sometimes really the coolest part of life then seems your in a rut.