This computer had LinuxMint 13 Cinnamon i.e. Nadia installed and had a smooth run for almost an year. Suddenly Cinnamon crashed and x-window fell back upon classic genome 2.0. Instead of wasting time I decided to upgrade it to Olivia or Mint 15. Unfortunately there is no easy way to upgrade. Very unlike Ubuntu, in which if option is selected, update manager offers to upgrade. Now the option is to do it manually. Barring few problems this is how it was possible. Continue reading
History taught in schools is an agreed version of truth and legend but the fact surfaces all the times. No history book in India tells us that India was under foreign rule for about 800 years. First under Mughals and last 300 years under British. Official version of foreign rule is confined to British Rule.
Today is martyr day. It is celebrated with lot of extravaganza and show. Sikhism, what it became, is due to this martyr day. Sikhs were warriors for protection of the population from Aurangzeb and his minions who were Muslim fanatics. Continue reading
Aliens are on earth and they are everywhere and a few are in USA!
Yes every country. In millions. Yes I have discovered from official USA government website. I will provide you with a link to that website of USA government. You do not believe me? Do you? Will you bet? Come on. I am a moron. How can I hack into website of USA government which defines aliens and their presence? So will you bet now?
It is a marriage season in India. ‘Season’ because majority of Hindu population fixes marriage dates according to astrology. As it happens good days are always clustered. Some days there are so many marriages that at 9 PM, traffic in New Delhi is like 9 AM i.e. ‘Bumper to bumper’. It was so on 13th of this month and again on 23rd or so. With a population of around twenty million (including suburbs) New Delhi is not only most expensive but can also be most difficult place for wedding parties.
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Tagged Facebook Friends, Health, Inviting health problems., Marriage parties, Relatives, Superficial friends, Torturing lifestyle
Atithi devo bhava
Guest is god
The above slogan is from some sanskrit scripture, I do not know which one. There is a movie also with similar name but a rather comic end. The story which will follow is not tragic but not comic al well. Here is a Guest who is persistent and crafty, obstinate and manipulative, charming but intrusive. When he came around for the first time with his charming smile and helping hand in all matters of household, it was a pleasant surprise. He was visiting every few months with some gifts and reasons. He had managed to divorced his first wife and found a second one. We did not notice the elaborate co-incidence and readily played as the house of bride-groom. None of guest’s three siblings attended wedding. Once married, he disappeared in a mist. That was in 1998. Continue reading
This is a musing about state of affairs of elections and politicians. The election to State assembly of New Delhi will take place on 4th of December, 2013. Being a parliamentary form of government we shall be electing the members of Delhi legislature, who will form the Govt. While it is certain from the attitude of Ruling Party that they are tired of being in Government for ten years and now have no intention to be further troubled. This is reflected by two things:
1. No gesture of remedial steps taken in respect of any of the grievances made in past one year and when I am saying remedial, I only mean gesture because remedy can not be expected from such corrupt and inefficient government.
2. They do not have any election slogan. While opposition parties are shouting corruption and inflation, the ruling party does say something but it does not register as it is a mumbling of few meaningless words or slogan like ‘great existentialism’. Continue reading
This is the question asked: “How to become a lawyer?” The questioner, after nearly a decade of trying as a junior with a lawyer in specialised practice, was having second thoughts. With a family to support, the reasons were obvious: lack of sufficient income. It was actual lack not the usual below expectation type of shortfall.
Lawyers profession in India especially in mufossil or small towns in India is grossly unorganised besides being as enigmatic as elsewhere. However being unobservant does not help. There are few facts which need to be noticed and few considerations to be kept in mind. These are: Continue reading
History is a strange subject. It generally deals with facts but more often steers clear of the whole truth. After all it reflects consensus opinion of one generation about the events of past generation. The assertion that the history is stated to be fable narrated by victor is an exaggeration. This statement ignores the fact that political history, which is study of wars for power, often rewards losers differently and heroes of wars endure what they had not foreseen. The victories in wars become stair to future defeat.
Second world war was no different. While there have been so much written, depicted and imagined in all sort of mediums, one thought has not been explored. What would have happened if Hitler had accepted the peace proposal of Churchill and more so honoured it? And if answer was to be yes, who would have financed the war against Hitler, in that scenario? Would Germany and UK had become two super powers? Continue reading
While physically we grow up from being a tiny chromosome, so small that entire population of this planet can be kept in a test tube; to be 5/6/7 feet tall but our need for psychological authority does not diminish. Why we need a guru or god to tell us every step we take? Why can’t we take responsibility for our actions? The ripple and repercussions we create with every action? Why we need the god or his son or some other relative or representative be here to tell us what to do? How lonely and painful is this life, that we miss the creator or want thou to see our misery? Continue reading
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Tagged Charan Singh, Gurindar Singh Dhillon, Guru, Kalyug, Kannada, Karma, Karnataka, Millions, RSSB, Satsangi
This is the text of message I received by email. Some teenager prank or serious fraud? Who knows. Hahaha!
Samsung mobile Company Head Office
International Remittance Dept;
Berkley Square, London WIJ 6BD
Office Number: 00447010057706
Dear Lucky Winner
We are pleased to inform you that your email address has won an Award in the Samsung Company Award Anniversary October 2013 as organized by Samsung Company United Kingdom. Continue reading
Happy Deepawali 2013
May it end the darkness inside us.
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Image from Outlook Magazine
Memories are terrible things. Ethereal and intangible but potent enough to spoil the reality. This is what is happening today. Today is Dhanteras, the day for worshiping the Wealth or Gods of wealth. Diwali is a festival of celebration of wealth. Happy Dhanteras to all.
On 31 Oct 1984, Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, was killed by her own body guards. The news spread like wild-fire. Special editions of news paper were published. I came to know from one such news paper. That road was strewn with torn newspapers carrying news and pictures of Indira. Roads were getting deserted. By late evening it was revealed that some Sikh pedestrians or bikers were roughed up by unknown mobs at various places. Continue reading
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Tagged Have not, Indira, Indira Gandhi, Loot, Plunder, Powerty, Prime Minister of India, Riots, Sikh, Sikh riot., Singh, Wealth