Friday, September 30, 2005

Fernando Alonso - 2005 F1 Champ

Alonso has finally won 2005 Formula 1 Championship @ the Brazilian GP. Even though i am great fan of Michael Schumacher & the Ferrari team, but this season Alonso & the Renault Team have done a great job together, they surely deserve 2005 championship.

The article from Planet-F1 says that Alonso isn't the best driver. The article also states "...Fernando is a good driver and he has a bright future, but he was gifted the title. Not by Kimi, but by Ron Dennis and his seemingly less than competent grease monkeys." I feel Ron Dennis did the right job, by having healthy competition among the team-mates Montoya & Kimi. I don't care what this article says, Alonso is one of the best drivers in F1 currently.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Blogging: Right | Wrong ?

Off late i have come across articles on how 'Blogs can help boost a career or sink it'and also heard incidemts on 'How blogging has played a role @ their workplace' from few fellow bloggers. My opinion on Blogging - It's all about letting the world know about your thoughts/opinions on any *subject*. Since it is available freely & published on open medium, I feel the blogger should take responsibility for all the content posted on their blogs. What i am unable to understand is why many individuals/companies are making an issue out of Blogging.

Here are few of the articles which i am talking about Blogs can help boost a career or sink it | Blogs Get People Excited | Blogging guidelines issued to dissidents.

Only today did i come to know that there exists an Organization called "Civiblog" which is an international initiative aimed at broadening the discourse of global issues. Civiblog is a world leader in giving a voice to all those involved and interested in global civil society issues. Civiblog also has a Committe named 'Committee to Protect Bloggers'. Another Organization called "Reporters sans frontières" translated to English it means "Reporters Without Borders" who are devoted to press freedom.

Source: Yahoo | Sys-CON Media | PCPro | Civiblog | Reporters sans frontières


Friday, September 16, 2005

Yahoo! is Amazing

Who ever has been using Yahoo mail for a long time, will notice the changes at the Login page of YahooMail. The Login page apart from the usual fields for catpuring the userID and pwd also displays random images. Today when i hit the YahooMail this is what i got to see, check out the image guys you would like it:).

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Quote of the week

"Even if you are in a minority of one, the truth is still the truth"
-Mahatma Gandhi


For all the *Death Metal* fans out there, here is an update on Sepultura. They are coming up with their new album & are currently recording for the same in their studios. On 23 September they will be performing @ São Paulo along with Slipknot, if u r around that region then don't miss it.

Wanna feel what to expect from their upcoming album? then download this. I feel some of the riffs are similar to that of Metallica's St.Anger, let me know whats u'r opinion after watching it.

For more visit their site

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England win the Ashes 2005

This was the best Ashes series i have ever followed or watched. Really memorable performances from both the teams in all the 5 test matches, and the individual performances from Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne who would be remembered for quite sometime.This series has revived my interests for the game, i had basically stopped watching both forms of the game (for the uninitatied they are Tests & One dayers) involving Aussies because of their domination for quite a long time.

For more on Ashes 2005.

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iPod nano

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


It was just another Sunday afternoon being spent at a friends home. We decided to watch 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and it was purely *coincidence* that we decided to watch it on the 4th Anniversary of 9/11. Kudos to Michael Moore for the time he has spent in collecting all the facts, figures & above all standing up against the federal government. The movie/documentary is an eye-opener on many aspects, How much of investment the Royal family from Saudi Arabia has in many of the US Corporations, Many of these Corporations have/had many members of the Bush family on their board, How so many members of the Bin Laden family were allowed to leave US on 13thSep'01 when the FAA had grounded every commercial jets, and many more.
If u haven't watched 'Fahrenheit 9/11' still, then i feel u need to watch it today. You shouldn't be missing this one either "A Letter to All Who Voted for George W. Bush from Michael Moore".

After reading this piece, this is what i have to say, "You see that there is one thing which India shares with US & that is we have same kind of politicians who really lack the basics in Governance of the State or the Country. One thing is for sure in Democracy, the politicians are getting rich & richer."

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Good Read

Over the last couple of weeks i did come across these 2 books which is worth reading.

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. Its a semi-biographical novel by an Ex-IITian, who tells what not to do in IIT. The story mainly revolves around the lives of 3 guys who are destined to meet at IIT, Delhi. You never get bored at any point of time even though it is narrative.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrai by Robin Sharma. The author walks you through a fable which shows the path for realising your goals. While u are reading this u come across many such incidents which each one of us have encountered at somepoint in LIFE!. I am not sure whether by practising what he tells at every chapter you would achieve something great. But i definitely feel by giving it a shot for 21 days/a month, you have nothing to loose in LIFE!;). I know many of you would have read it, in case u haven't then you should read it.

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Results are finally out

In the last week of July, me & Rugs gave our MBA-IT exams. These exams were kind of nostalgic in a way, because our friendship goes back to the high school days. The last time we gave our exams together was almost 9 years back and the scenario was something similar if not the same. Doing night outs, combined studies, debate over answers after the exams, you feel like you are back in the yesteryear living the life of a student for at least few days. The only difference this time was that both of us had to take a week off from our jobs and give the exams. Talking about preparations, i guess i had extra time over Rugs because i had to just give for I semester alone and my pal had to give both I and II semesters, as he has chosen lateral entry.

The results are finally out and both of us have cleared our respective semesters. It’s a different experience altogether, I feel all of us should keep our learning curves growing.

Keep learning, keep growing.

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Friday, September 02, 2005

Aftermath Hurricane Katrina

May be Hurricane Katrina hasn't taken much lives, but the devastation is vast. The New York Times has posted an interactive feature 'Hurricane Katrina The Storm's Impact', you could see the impact, devastation, looting, resuce/floods, which the hurricane has left.

Source: The New York Times.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Intent of Intent

I found this interesting blog called *Intent Blog* on Pallavi's post. Today i hit that blog myself and read the thots of 'The Intent of Intent'. Didn't read much posts on the blog though, but you will find lot of thots from a variety of people. Anupam Kher, Deepak Chopra, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Rahul Khanna, Shekar Kapur, etc are some of the known names who blog regularly on Intent.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I enjoyed reading Steve Jobs address @ Standford University.Click here to read, don't miss it.

Source: Stanford.