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  • Harshad Joshi 2:33 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: enlightenment, , ingress, niantic labs, portals, resistance, resonators, xm   

    My encounters with ingress 

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    As part of resistance, I played ingress, an augmented reality game created by niantic labs, part of Google.

    This game is quite interesting and it has added an alien storyline with xm, portals, resonators etc  to keep players glued on.

    This is the future of RPG. The environment will be your own locality, your opposition will be real people..

    Actually, this game is part of Googles ambitious data capturing and mining project that will help it to gain location information about businesses , points of interests that is otherwise hard to find using satellites.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:25 pm on February 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Why I quit Facebook – NYPOST.com 

    social networks are publicizing personal emotions and creating a kind of vacuum that literally is sucking everything you have got and showing to to public. and worse, you are appreciating this fact.

    already we have got huge information overload. not sure where facebook will lead us. in India, Orkut was actively used in 2005-08..facebook killed it. Now who will kill +facebook in what way remains to be seen.

     

    Why I quit Facebook – NYPOST.com.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:52 am on February 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BBC, , Online Communities, Real life, Social network, , Virtual world,   

    a virtual life 

    These days we have got two social lives. One in real world and other in virtual world of social networks like Facebook and/or  Twitter.

    I was reading an article of why Facebook causes a new stress on users. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/new-report-facebook-causes-stress-depression-anxiety  and http://www.switched.com/2011/02/16/facebook-causes-stress-anxiety-hooks-us-anyway/

    An important finding from one of the posts is

    Charles speculated that many users may feel anxious because of the site’s intrinsically self-centered structure. “It’s like being a mini news channel about yourself. The more people you have the more you feel there is an audience there,” Charles told the BBC. “You are almost a mini celebrity and the bigger the audience the more pressure you feel to produce something about yourself.”

    In short, Facebook tries to create a virtual but fake celebrity out of users, whatever might their real life be. By including photos, videos, quotes, events, Facebook is  like more of someone PRO promoting your personal life..publishing your details to world.

    But in the end, we should always remember that Facebook is a virtual world. Whenever you log into Facebook, you invest time, bandwidth and personal data in it..which is obviously not free. Remember not to get carried away by frenzy of getting a ‘celeb’ status. It is very easy on Facebook to get influenced by someone more elite then you and you can waste lot of positive energy attempting to be like them.

    I found out some old tips that will help you to stay updated with everyone without getting bogged down by all the information Facebook hurls at you.

    1. RSS feeds – If you want to find out latest information about a product, technology, or anything, you just need to subscribe to their RSS feeds. A good thing about these feeds is that most of sites dont have ads in them, thus providing you with clutterless information. However, it might not take too long before companies bombard you with ads in RSS feeds

    2. Email – Email is the reason why internet became popular. IM or real time communication is taking fight against email, but there is no substitute for emails as yet. Answering emails is more easy and more natural then replying to real time IM…not only emails allow you to think before answering, it is also more productive due to push mail services that are available on handsets, computers etc.

    3. Be social in real life – It takes nothing extra to be nice with people..meet people. Maintain good relations with them. If you ever get into trouble, the real people you know will be the first to help you out.  Speaking and conversing with people  helps better then posting fancy updates.

    4. Facebook is not the ultimate goal – Facebook is just another way to share things, its not the ultimate communication or the end point of what communication will be like. As we are evolving, we might have advanced tools at our disposal.

     
    • Anita Menon 9:09 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well it can be sorted and that stress kept at bay, if you don’t take yourself seriously 🙂

      • Harshad Joshi 9:16 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        yeah. everything can be sorted out, but an individual needs to know how much stress to bear and how much to keep at bay.

        social networks is just a phase we are passing . we all had a life before fb and i bet there will be life beyond fb as well 🙂

        • Anita Menon 10:51 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          I absolutely agree!

          yours truly,
          A social media junkie ( :-))

          • Harshad Joshi 11:08 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            as a technology user and creator, facebook is quite marvelous in terms of accessibility, scalability and concept.

            but how long will it grow selling users data to partners? at some point it will reach saturation point and this juggernaut will stop rolling. we will go back to days where mobile phone will be used as a mobile phone to call people and send sms.

            it will take approx 8 years more and we will go back to normal life we had before 2005. a life before GPRS, broadband, blogs etc went mainstream.

            • Anita Menon 11:10 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              That makes a lot of sense. Didn’t see that far into the future of social media. I enjoyed reading your post about it.

    • vinita 2:43 pm on February 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi
      I am reading the Emperor of Maladies-just started actually, and have read about 50 pg only so far. So far the book has no reference to the ancient indian texts and curiosity about Ancient Indian comments or finding lead me (thanks to google) to your blog.
      Then like other netizens i got diverted to reading your page on ancient vedic mantra that heal and cure.

      Needless to mention, i am suitably intrigued by your views, and range of topics you are covering in these articles…

      i will visit this again surely.,, inshallah..! our attention span is like a 2 yr olds these days .. as i write this vijay mallya’s assets are flashed on tv and the startling (well not so startling) fact is announced that his total debt to banks thru 6 of his companies is a whopping 14000 cr..
      for a rich beyond words man, with 26 properties, a luxury mall, 200 horses, and 16 vintage cars … the king of goodtimes will go down in debt may be. but at the same time, i worry for the PSU bankers who financed such ventures, coz the witch hunting for them would be terrible…

      anyway the mind is a potpourrie of millions of thoughts and so it flitted from the treatiseon cancer to our ancient indian scriptures, to power of yagna, to reading about your cheerful profile …….and then thanks to the audio-visual stimulant of tv- to mr mallya!!! au revoir…

  • Harshad Joshi 12:34 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fun,   

    Unwritten letters (my love story, my beliefs, my space, etc) 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:46 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , The milkman story   

    Some freak economics a milkman taught me 

    Economics is a very facinating mix of theorotical science and practical art of managing money. Apart from spelling the word economics right, theres very little contribution to world economics from my side..

    until now..

    Few days ago, one interesting bill was attached to our common notepad – It was the milkman bill..Out of utter curiosity, I looked at it and was staggered..!! It read that I had to pay almost 1000/- to the milk man, and the service charges were extra. Service charges in this case was the salary given to the milk delivering boy and some supply chain management costs..

    I just calculated – The milkman gets approx 1000 rupees from my house. He delivers milk to adjoining 50 homes. On an average, a family needs 1 litre of milk everyday, and in Pune, the well known brand costs around 32 rupees a litre. So, in all, it works about 30×32 = Rs 960/- per home. Multiply it with 50 families, and the monthly income of the milkman is – 960×50 = 48000..!! The milkman automatically gets a decent discount from the milk supplier since he purchases them in bulk. The other cost is that of the milkboy who delivers those bags early in the morning..I am not sure how much salary he will fetch, lets assume he gets 2500/- pm. Most of the time that boy needs to invest 2 hours per morning and then continue study or any other activity. That leaves Mr Milkman the amount of almost  47000/- pm. Add to it there is no known and official service tax on doing this.Wow..aint that awesome? Add to it that our milkman does work in a bank apart from delivering milk, so this salary is extra to him…

    Incredible.!!

    I read in papers that many freshers in engineering arent getting jobs and even if they land on one, they have to work as a trainee for well over 1.5 years till they start getting the standard salary. Add to it the cutting edge training costs these engineers invest in.

    From the facts based above, I can safely say that I want to be a Milkman…instead of slogging in front of the computer writing cryptic and buggy software, its better I start something like this..!! Till few years ago, milk delivery man was just another poor mans job..today its turned to be a number one earning service with comparative less stress etc. Of course, even this field might have its own unknown risks, losses, and all that stuff, but did anyone ever look at the strange economy behind the scene??

    I dont know..

    PS  – All figures are indicative, your milage may vary. I am an ignorant and untrained economist, so please forgive me if I make mistakes.. 😉

     
    • Prasad Kulkarni 9:25 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, no doubt that Milkmen are milking money like anything. But is that the only thing attached to it?

      A milkman needs to buy a cow or buffalo. A price which will break even after 2-3 months. Adding to that he needs to develop the customer base which needs lot of marketing cost (though not much considering the company’s marketing cost).

      Also, he needs to buy food for those cows and buffaloes. That will also get subtracted from his earnings. He needs to buy shampoos and soaps for washing those cattle. If the cattle get sick he needs to take them to veterinary doctor adding to the total expenditure and subtracting from the earnings.

      This is not it, he needs to build a shed for them, keep the surrounding clean, milk the cattle (which is in fact the tough job, to milk the cattle).

      If you calculate all these things you will get very restricted surplus. This all accounts for almost Rs. 10,000 monthly (some pluses or some minuses) so what he gets ultimately in hand is around Rs. 38,000.

      But even then the earnings or profit he makes is hefty. But the hard work it needs to carry all these operations is very much. And if you really want to get into this business, you will not be able to perform all these tasks and for that you will have to hire someone who will share your profit.

      And the main thing is this job or business is unstable and volatile. Because if you under-perform (that means if you don’t produce good quality of milk) the house where you are serving will ask you to stop serving them.

      Now considering all these things, you tell me how good this job is.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:00 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Prasad

      Well, you are partially right in this case.

      The milkman I am talking about dosent maintain cows/buffaloes or goats.

      Instead he maintains a heavy duty refridgerator and purchases milk packets in bulk from Chitale, who in turn maintain the milk supply chain and milk producing machinary.

      Obviously I dont want to be Chitale, as its a very heavy invested business..

      I want to be the local milk man who maintains an important position in milk supply chain, and he is the one who comes in direct contact with end customers.

      The profits or expenditures I mentioned are that of the local milkman and not of Chitale or Katraj or Amul..

    • Prasad Kulkarni 2:40 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK, but still the profits you have mentioned have some sharing components. The bill of electricity he will get by using Fridge. Then there are other factors like, if he owns a place then fine, but if doesn’t own then the rent is added thing.

      But he still manages to milk hefty profits.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:48 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Prasad

      Bang on..thats what I am trying ot convey that the milkaman is earning more taxfree profits we can ever imagine..

      Add to the fact that no one ever asks the milkman for discount in milk bottle, say a rupee less, say Rs 31. We should all ask for discount, coz as it is we are going to purchase a guranteed 30 milkbottles from him, arent we supposed to get something in return??

      Shit, this is very dirty politics played all around..! We are wasting money..!

      Save money.

    • subbu 7:47 pm on December 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The MilkMan gets his milk from another supplier. So doesn’t it mean he spends among the 48000 you had mentioned to procure that milk?

      So its not as much profit as it may seem. Even if he gets the milk at 3/4 of its price he is left with 12000 for operations cost. Whatever is leftover of that is his profit.

    • Ed Hartz 7:22 am on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am new to this industry. I only started weeks ago and I can tell you that this is a rewarding business for two reasons; it can be and is for me connected to the sustainable agriculture movement today, and second reason; it is lucrative if you want to sell and market and are good at it. I happen to live in one of the most lucrative counties in the USA. And I project that this business first year with only myself can earn $220,000. That is within a 15 mile radius and with 1-2 towns. I plan to move onto the other towns in my county then into Manhattan, New York. we will train other people to be their own distributors. The Milkman Company will take care of marketing, some of the sales jobs, buying power, product knowledge, and other office administrations.

      Watch for us in the industry. and watch for our Milkman delivery trucks. These same opportunities can exist for entrepreneurs in other regions of the State, the USA, and globally.

      Thank you.

      Ed Hartz
      President
      The Milkman Company

  • Harshad Joshi 2:48 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Independence Day 

    India Flag

    Yesterday, our forfathers fought against the evil british empire..

    Today..we have to fight against the evil corrupted system that they have left behind..

    The battle isent over…

    Happy Independence Day, India..

     
    • Pradeeesh 2:54 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I Love My India

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:36 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: N1H1, , Sharad Pawar, Suresh Kalmadi, Swine flue   

    Swine flue in Pune, India, some reasons and questions 

    Everything is justified.

    However, India is more prone to any kind of epidemics because of the inherent unclean habits the common people have.

    Add to it the careless attitude of people who actually are supposed to work on complex issues. The recent epidemic wouldent have had been so grave if the airport authorities would have done a more strict check of the people coming from abroad..what did they do? Just filled up a form saying that we are safe..some infected blokes slipped in the city, mixed with people and today, after 10 lives gone, we are wondering from where did it all start..!!

    Nuts..isent it??

    And one more thing..

    This swine flue isent a joke anymore we sit and analyse it esp the punekar way..

    Some families have lost their children, working men. This loss cant be justified. At this point of time, we all should support them. We need to realize the gravity of this issue.

    Lets not take it like ‘just-another-thing’

    Ignorance is a deadly sin, and we are paying for it.

    Some things that came in this light

    1. Where is Sharad Pawar, the head of National Disaster Management Committee which was set in Mumbai 2005 floods? I think the old guy needs to divert his attention from ICC to India. People are dying, food is becoming expensive and this guy..what is he doing??

    2. Where is Suresh Kalmadi? This man is invisible since the Deepak Mankar incident, and even during the swine flu epidemic, he hasent come across to punekars? Is this what we have elected him for?

    3. Is this a plot of a foreign power to disrupt the Indian software industry??

    4. The CM of MH is a MBA, he is supposed to have knowledge of how to manage things..but he missed it completely. Confused, Ignorant and Pathetic.. Asshok Chavan should sit in his house …

    5. Dont get out of home for at least 4 days.

     
    • sonal dharmadhikari 1:22 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      we guys never have an idea where the authorities r lost in such situations….
      its no good searchin them
      i,for one,have given up all hope of pinnin them down
      nor is it good enough to mope around doing nothing…
      take care of urself n everyone u know or dont,as much as possible
      tats all i cn say

    • Dr. Manish Mishra 12:02 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The lesson learnt from Swine flue is – keep clean and make your city clean & green. Every where you can see lot of garbage particlarly in common places of Bhopal and other medium size city. This is a major havoc as compared to other contagious diseases in India. Most of the persons/localites are irresponsible towards thier surrounding environment.

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:57 am on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    A sneek peek 

    Screenshot-ifl

    Thats the first preview of India Force Linux Desktop. Stay Tuned…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:11 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2008, 2009, Aesops Fables, , Obama, Outsourcing, Panchatantra, Recession, , , Wise words, Wordpress   

    The end brings a new beginning 

    The end was actually hiding a new beginning in its sphere;

    darkness became the light,

    the wind turned into the smell of fear…

    2008 will end soon. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I had promised, even if this blog might stop for a while, the journey still continues…Some of you mailed me, some of you called me, I thank you. I wont pretend, but your words helped me a lot..

    I cannot make you wait for too long..

    You can now find me on Twitter – http://twitter.com/sevenlives

    House on a tree..the zen way

    This is a new venture by me into realms of unknown. I have tried to be honest while writing the Haiku, an art that is obscure, difficult to master, yet at the same time offers simple advice to the reader, the Zen way. At the same time, you can find humour, sarcasism, philosophy, rhythm a blend of everything…As a kid, I read a lot of Aesops Fables, Panchatantra, Indian legends, so expect to find the wise sages, the lonely Hermits, the houseless woods, speaking tigers, poisonous snakes, dangerous scorpions, smiling babies, everything that we encounter in our dreams and real life 🙂 .Sometimes you might not actually feel like reading a stereotype Haiku, but i have tried to preserve the ‘3 line rule’ , short is sweet..It offers me several advantages –

    1. It requires less time to write

    2. It helps to deliver the right message in right time

    3. Offers you lot of flexibility in reading, you dont need to be holed up forever in front of pc all the time..

    What more I can say now? Its time you can go and read it. Mind you, its Twitter, microblogging has got some limitations, the Haikus I wrote still maintain a rough edge, but I havent tried to hide the naiveness, maybe it will help to end the learning phase a little more fast..Twitter cannot substitute WordPress, but for the timebeing, it serves well..

    This is the sample of what you can expect

    People understand Tao

    People understand Zen

    Lying is a bad habit..

    This Haiku is obviously meant to target all marketting mongers. They are all of the same catagory, they try to sell you anything making it appear useful, however you bring it, you realize, its a waste of resources. We all need to be careful. Dont invest into something that appears glamorous, glosy. Too much of shine can be harmful. Your money/time/resources are precious, use them wisely and dont succumb to any pressure. In todays age, where recession looms ahead, job cuts are round the corner, we need to make sure we act wisely.

    Or

    Peace and goodwill

    they are everlasting desires

    Weak people have got no options…


    Todays tough age demands more out of us. No one can afford to be weak and request help all the time. Its apparant that a weakling is a burdan in any society. Unless you are strong, you are firm, you will always stay at the mercy of others, thus making your life miserable and weak. A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief..A lesson we learn from Indias IT sectors debacle – Depend on US for yor jobs, you will always be at the perils of anti outsourcing voices. Obama isent a good man who will work in your favour, making life easy for you. The time isent the same now. Its time to get tough and act accordingly..Develop your own technology and then sell it. Sooner or later the world will be at your feet.

    Ok, thats enough for now.

    With all your blessings and compliments,

    I will be there again…

    See you on Twitter.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • Mahendra 4:19 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief.”

      Well said!
      I am totally in agreement with above.
      Besides IT, we in the engineering industry are also experiencing slow down . The Infrastructure business which was the flag ship business group of the company, is lying low. Customer who have once placed the orders, are not in position to take deliveries due to cash crunch. Infrastructure business in mostly dependent upon the World Bank Finance . When this source dries down, the going gets tough.

      With all the Odds of 26/11 reminds me of this poem:-

      Still I Rise —–

      You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

      Does my sassiness upset you?
      Why are you beset with gloom?
      ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
      Pumping in my living room.

      Just like moons and like suns,
      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I’ll rise.

      Did you want to see me broken?
      Bowed head and lowered eyes?
      Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
      Weakened by my soulful cries.

      Does my haughtiness offend you?
      Don’t you take it awful hard
      ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
      Diggin’ in my own back yard.

      You may shoot me with your words,
      You may cut me with your eyes,
      You may kill me with your hatefulness,
      But still, like air, I’ll rise.

      Does my sexiness upset you?
      Does it come as a surprise
      That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
      At the meeting of my thighs?

      Out of the huts of history’s shame
      I rise
      Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
      I rise
      I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
      Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
      Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
      I rise
      Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
      I rise
      Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
      I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
      I rise
      I rise
      I rise.

      Wish you all happy new year…

    • Harshad Khandare 6:44 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My Dream home.. Tree House..

  • Harshad Joshi 11:23 am on December 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    The last post on this blog. 

    A dream, a dream, a dream I had
    The world, a theater
    The stage, our lives
    The actors, ourselves
    Our dreams, our plays
    Our audience, our souls

    Alas, at last, the courtain’s closed
    Aplause for dreams
    Applause for peace
    Applause for us.

    Blog Stats 

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    Isent it enough for someone unknown like me?? Maybe Amitabh Bacchans weekly stats might be this much, but then…  😉 

    (Incomplete)

     
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    • Kate 11:03 am on December 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

      Kate

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  • Harshad Joshi 2:03 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Good Bye Wordpress.   

    Slowly walking out… 

     

    goodbye..Good Bye....

     

    Hi everyone.

    Whether you have come here by chance, hunting for something you need, or maybe Google/Yahoo! guided you here, or someone recommend you to visit this tiny blog, I want to thank you for visiting.

    I think the time is coming, slowly but surely and I am honestly losing my motivation to write. I think I should stop this blog. I met many wonderful people througout these 2 years. I am thankful to them for all the support they gave me. This decision isent going to be very easy for me, but sometimes we have to make a tough mind and act accordingly.  

     Live life the way it should be. In your day to day interactions, you will come across many experiences, many people. Some of them give you moments to cherish about, some you may like to forget. Whatever the case might be, one mantra to make your life little more better. Be yourself, dont hide. Just believe in destiny, dont care what it says. Just believe in destiny. Love and trust atleast one person and make sure you both stay togather. Learn to forgive the people who mange to hurt you. Many of them do it unknowingly. Just identfy them. And importantly – People around you are like mirrors. They reflect to you what you actually are. If you are one of those actors loving to decieve people, automatically, the people closer to you are the same. If you are a kind hearted person, you will always have company of those people who need you most and you will also have collegues similar to you. 

    I could write more, but let some things be secret. You know it. 

    PS – If I regain my motivation, I defiantely will be back…but again, no gurantees. 

     

    Till then, 

    Adeos.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • aqua gurl 4:56 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome post….love the advice you give….so true….”learn to forgive the person who manage to hurts you”!!!!

      Why would you stop writng….anyways its ur choice…..although i would like to read your posts sometimes…!!

    • R.V.Ramani 5:21 am on December 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      it is awesome and too bad if you discontinue?

      RVR

    • Anuya 10:21 am on December 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      itka chaan lihilas…. itki changli advice dilis… ani jewha vatla ki ajun kahi aikayla milel tujhyakadun tewha discontinue karnyachya goshti kartos…?

  • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on November 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    आता आठवताहेत.. 

    आता अनोळखी होऊन गेलो आहोत आपण…. आता आहेत त्या फक्त आठवणी..

    आधी.. सकाळी उठल्यावर पहिला फोन तुला.. जेवायच्या वेळेस फोन.. सन्ध्याकाळी फोन.. झोपण्यआधी फोन..
    आता.. तुझ्याशी फोन वर बोलुन ८ महिने झाले.. ते हि बळजबरीचे बोलण..

    तेव्हा.. रोज chatting.. खूप busy असलेल्या दिवशी सुद्धा missed call देवून.. वेळ ठरवून chatting..
    आता.. शेवटचा mail कधी आला तुझा ते सुद्धा आठवत नाहिए..
    आणि chatting?? बोलणच खुण्टलय तर कसल chatting??!!??

    काय म्हणायच त्याला? जे पुर्वी होत? प्रेम? नाहिच.. अस विसरत का कोणी प्रेम? ती होती एक चूक.. तू केलेली, आणि तुझ्या प्रेमाखातर मी ही केलेली..

    “मी तुझ्याशी बोलल्याशिवाय नाही राहू शकत ग.. ”
    “तुझा mail आला ना कि एकदम माझे डोले लकाकतात.. i feel much better..i donno why पण एकदम relaxed वाटत.. कितीही रुसलीस ना तरी mail करत जा.. ”
    “plz चिडू नकोस ग.. बोल ना ग plzzz..”

    गेल ते सगळ..
    आता उरल्या त्या सगळ्याच्या आठवणी आणि.. आणि हे..

    “i just dont love u.. that was my mistake.. now will u plz stop ths and live ur life n let me live mine..”

    Life is like that, and no matter how brave I pretend to be sometimes, some things really left an indelible mark on me, although it was nothing earth breaking or nerve shatttering thing, maybe I was a bit changed.

    Tip – I want to know who reads this post and finds it relevant.

    Moral of the story – This post is dedicated to a wide spread misuse of chatting and instant messaging. I wish I post the real dialog I had, but today, I do not have any kind of feelings left with me, Life has taken a new turn and all the old griefs are dead… 🙂 For some strange reasons unknown to me, I have seen people behave like fools and they reason it for love, baah..There are very important things in life, and I do not think that a so called love is one of them..

    I think this is the last post having a tag ‘Love’ on this little blog. 😀

     
  • Harshad Joshi 1:44 pm on October 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: मराठी-सण-आणि-उत्सव, ,   

    Happy Diwali 

    Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:10 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dussera, Indian Festivals, Raavan, Shri Ram, Vijayadashami   

    Happy Vijayadashami 

    विजयादशमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!

    Happy Vijayadashami to everyone. This is the day when Good conquered Evil. Lets win over our fears, ourshortcomings, and march ahead with faith, confidence and courage..

    JaY Shree Ram

     
    • nabinatrisha 7:26 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      lovely picture Harshad, you could have narrated the story here 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 12:04 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blasts in India, Indian Mujahideen, ,   

    8 terrorists arrested in Pune 

    8 dangerous terrorists of Indian Mujahiddin are arrested from Pune today. They used to  hack Wifi connections and use the connection to send threatening emails to Police and government. Its notable that each of them were well educated, the head honcho Mohmmad Mansur Asgar Pirbhai,aged 31 used to work @ Yahoo! one of the most prestigious companies of India on a salary of Rs 19 lakh . Shame on Yahoo! for employing such a terrorist. (Yahoo! India has agreed to share Pirbhoys information to police, still is this the HR policy of Yahoo, shit….)

    First, the Samajwadi Party, Congress and that old man Javed Akhtar  wailed in favour of Azamgarh based terrorists claiming that they indulged into terrorist activities becasue they didnt had education, jobs etc. Now look at this Mansur Pirbhoy. Educated, having a well secure job and future, still he manages to do terrorist acts, plant bombs, send hate mails, and what else..I was startled to read that this son of a swine Pirbhoy didnt had a hint of remorse for what he did, or what he wanted to do.  He was stone cold during interrogations. Should we riddle their bodies with metal in public, just to show what is the fate of being a terrorist?? Meanwhile, Maya Sharma, the widow of Delhi Police martyr, Mohan Chand Sharma has come back strongly at the son of a bitch Amar Singh when he made derrogatory comments againsts the Late Sharma. WTH is Amar Singh?? Why dosent someone rip off his bulging eyes?? Except for Amitabh Bacchan, I think no one would like Amar Singh.. 

    Meanwhile here are few tips

    1. If any muslim coms to stay in your building, area, inform the police.

    2. If your company has employeed muslim people, check their activities, their mails, their surfing habbits etc.

    3. Dont trust what the muslim religious authorities say, muslims *are* terrorists. The Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi is the biggest terrorist..dont trust the terrorists..

     
    • rahul 4:43 am on October 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      not only the politicians are saying that they are not terrorist but also they are pointing our system(police) who are fighting agaist terrorism,Mr Amar singh politician from samajwadi party is saying that the delhi encounter were fake ..don’t interfere and give such stupid comments when you are not helping anybody…..

    • anil 1:02 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      did you seen Cinema Wednesday

    • Pritish Mukherjee 5:55 pm on February 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Learn to speak in an unbiased manner….if u carry on with your rhetoric against mislims as a whole u’ll come across as nothing less than an educated terrorist u are condemning in yur article…sweetheart grow up and learn to defend right and wrong ….what javed aKHTAR SAYS IS FOR UNEMPLOYED ,muslims not encompassing the vast majority of educated of alleged Indian Mujahiddeen members involved in the attacks in Delhi and Jaipur….So in all I am trying to tell you is that some segments of all religions and sects (including hindus…keeping in mind godhra and babri…) are open to brainwashing so please for f@#$%’s sake don’e be judgmental about a particular generic group as a whole….

      • pious 4:19 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        you are absolutely right

    • RexTR 2:57 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you are a fucking racist. you have no right to condemn a religion based on some acts of violence. and you have no right to accuse muslims before any group has even come forward to claim that they caused this. all muslims are not terrorists. terrorists are people like YOU, so filled with hate for others, so fueled by insecurities that they do and say anything to validate their existence.

    • pious 4:18 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      its only the indian police and the ministers fault

  • Harshad Joshi 3:04 pm on September 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ,   

    Happy Birthday Google.. 

    Google's 10th Birthday

    Google completes its 10 years, 28 September 1998 – 28 September 2008..

     

    Starting from what was called  as ‘Dont be Evil’, Google today is the world’s largest database holding tonnes of secrets about people, their habbits, their thinking, their culture et al..

    In the first 10 years, Google has introduced several user oriented web softwares that helped them remorph the IT industry..Initially, Google began its life as a simple web search engine no one could had imagined to be what is perheps an integral part of their computing experience. There are other players in this market, like MSN, Ask, the recent Cuil, but Google has outcasted them and I dont think there would be anything much left for anyone to try as far as Web search is concerned.

     

    Long live Google, and dont forget, the privacy bomb’s ticking.. 😉

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:54 pm on September 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Sony, Sony Mylo,   

    Wi-Fi Sony® mylo® : A review 

    The Wi-Fi Sony® mylo® internet device gives you what need to stay connected. It conveniently uses wireless LAN technology so there are no monthly bills or long-term contracts. Call your friends on Skype® for free or IM them on AIM®, Google Talk™, or Yahoo!® Messenger using the back-lit slide-out keyboard and enjoy unparalleled communication in the palm of your hands. You can also browse the Web, take photos and share them on the 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. All this on a device small enough to take virtually anywhere. Sony® mylo®, the fun of a PC in your pocket. Also available in black.

    Shoot Video…Now you’re a star

    Now you can capture video using the built in camera to capture video in MPEG4 in addition to capturing still images. There are many websites where you can upload photos and videos like Flickr™ and YouTube™ as well as social networking websites. Because our device supports uploading and downloading files mylo Internet Device owners can post content to many of these popular content websites1.

    Enhanced Web Browsing

    Through its hi-res touch-screen, you can browse many popular websites. Your portable Internet experience is now closer to the internet experience on a PC. Enhanced Web Browsing combined with Adobe® Flash® Lite 3 support means you now have access to websites like YouTube™ and others. Mylo’s upload and download capability allows you to use popular websites like Facebook® for posting and commenting1. Adobe® Flash® Lite support also means you can play compatible casual Flash games.

    Instant Messaging. Where and when you want.

    With the Sony® mylo® Internet Device you can always stay in touch. Instant Message your friends with the most popular messaging software from AOL®, Yahoo!®, Google™ and Skype®. Send and receive e-mail through AOL® Mail, Google Gmail™ and Yahoo!® Mail. And, with COM-2’s new backlit keyboard you can type wherever you want to regardless of how much light is available.

    mylo Widgets

    A widget is a small application that is generally designed to do one simple thing but to do it really well. COM-2 comes with several pre-installed widgets that range from basic like the Google search widget and the Facebook® Notifier that tracks activity on your Facebook page to more advanced apps like the My Contacts widget that works as a consolidated buddy list for all the IM applications on the mylo. In addition to the preinstalled widgets COM-2 users will be able to download new widgets from the new COM-2 product website. And, for the first time, users will be allowed to register as a developer in order to gain access to the technical resources they will need to build their own widgets.

    Built in Camera

    With the built in 1.3 Megapixel camera imaging and everything you do online are at your finger tips. Now you can capture photos, edit them on the built in photo editor and because COM-2 features upload and download capability you can post them directly to your blog or even to your Facebook page. All on the mylo without the need for a PC.

    Voice Calling with Skype®

    Skype lets you enjoy free Internet phone calls to and from any Skype enabled device and PC, anywhere in the world! Or Skype-Out to any phone number for a nominal fee.

    Music and Video

    MP3, ATRAC, WMA (Secured and Un-Secured) and now AAC codecs. Play music you’ve purchased from many compatible online music stores. Multi-task: listen to music while you IM or surf the Web. COM-2 also supports Windows Media DRM 10 so you can even use your mylo communicator with many popular subscription music services. The improved video player supports both MPEG4 along with the improved video quality of MPEG4 AVC.

    Free Wi-Fi access at McDonald’s and more

    Sony’s mylo® COM-2 device owners receive free Wi-Fi access at over 10,000 Wayport Hotspot locations nationwide; including over 10,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s® Restaurants, 70 IHOP restaurants, 600 hotels, and more.

    SHOUTcast® Internet Radio

    You can now enjoy many of the over 22,000 free SHOUTcast® Radio stations on your mylo® COM-2 Internet Device. Whatever your tastes may be, SHOUTcast Radio is bound to have a station for you. From music, to talk, to sports, news and more, SHOUTcast Radio offers COM-2 users selections of nearly every genre from all parts of the world. Enjoying unlimited free radio on your COM-2 is easy through the SHOUTcast Radio widget and associated service.

    Product Specifications

    Video

    • Format(s) Supported : MPEG4 SP/ASP, AVC Baseline (up to QVGA 30fps, 384/768 kbps)

    Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : 5 1/4 x 27/32 x 2 5/8in (130.8 x 20.7 x 64.6mm) (excluding protrusions)
    • Weight (Approx.) : 6.8oz (193g) (including rechargeable battery)

    Hardware

    • Camera : 1.3 Megapixel with macro mode
    • Keyboard : Backlit slide-out QWERTY keyboard
    • LCD : 3.5 WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) with Touch Panel
    • Microphone : Built-in and one-touch answer remote controller
    • Speakers : Built-in

    Graphics

    • Format(s) Supported : JPEG, PNG, BMP

    Power

    • AC Power : Adapter DC IN 5.2V
    • Battery Life (Approx.) : Up to 6 hours Internet calling, Up to 20 hours music playback, Up to 7 hours video playback, Up to 6 hours Web Browsing
    • Battery Type : Removable Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery 3.7V 1200mAh

    Web Browser

    • Web Browser Type : Access NetFront™ web browser with Adobe® Flash® Lite 3

    Networking/Modem

    • Security : WEP (128bit/64bit, Open System/Shared Key), WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES)
    • Wireless LAN : IEEE 802.11b/g

    Software

    • Instant Messaging : Yahoo!® Messenger, Google Talk™ ,Skype® or AIM®
    • Internet Voice Calls : Skype®

    Operating Conditions

    • Operating Temperature : 5 to 35 C (41 to 95F)

    Inputs and Outputs

    • Headphone Jack : ö3.5mm jack via remote controller
    • Headset Inputs : 10pin flat jack (16ohms)
    • USB Port(s) : mini USB jack

    Memory

    • Memory Size : 1GB Internal memory
    • Type : Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo™ Expansion Slot (up to 8GB Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo™ supported)

    Audio

    • Format(s) Supported : MP3, WMA, AAC, ATRAC®

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:11 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ATS, GUJCOC, , Hemant Karkare, , , POTA, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivraj Patil, Sonia Gandhi, , Vijay Salaskar   

    Shivraj Patil, a height of political incompetence 

     

    shivrajpatil

     

    Breaking News – Sunday 30 Nov 2008 12:15 pm 

    After an eventful 3 days of Mumbai attacks, the bastard Sivraj Patil has finally decided to resign form the post of Union Home Minister. 

    Son of a bitch..!!

    Update on 28/11/2008

    1. NSG commondos has surrounded Nariman House.

    2, The Oberoi and Taj skirmish still continues, a blast is reported..

    3. USA sends a team of FBI officials to Mumbai, I dont know what will they do in here..

    4. Narendra Modi announces a 1 crore compensation to each of the killed in the attack..

     

    Update on 27 November 2008

    Mumbai is being attacked by pakistani militants. India *is* at war..Are we getting it, India *is* at war..!!!

    We lost Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar, and numerous others… 😦

    Shivraj Patil, you dork, why dont you just resign and sit at home telling stories of pre independence era to your grand children..maybe they will believe you are a Man…Terrorists are bombing places at their will, and your crap headed crab, you are sitting in a hi security office delivering bloody quotes..You incompetent nuthead, go away from the post of Union Home Minister, it is a prestigious and responsible ministry once held by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, hailed as the Iron Man of India. Shivraj Patil, dont forget, Sardar Patel was also of Congress, but one thing he had was courage. Courage isent a word, anyone could use it. You need to be a Man, understand it right. You need to be a Man to know exactly what courage means. The other day you were quoted as saying ‘I am not panicking even if terrorists attack’, isent it?? You burly brained nonsense, had the terrorists targetted your family members you would have realized who panicks and who dosent.

    Let me tell you – The common Indian isent intimated by any kind of terror attack. We are used to every difficulty in life, every challenge, and every terse situation. But why should people like you get to be there, where you are right now..?? Crap head, just walk the streets of any Indian city unarmed, no security with you then you might get some sense in your brainless skull…

    Shivraj Patil, you dork, you are an incompetant politico. Get a life…Get away from the Union Home Minisstry Office. You have already spoilt the prestige of that post, dont detoriate it further…

    In a talk given to NDTV, this is what the minister has to say..

    “I will resign only when the Congress president Sonia Gandhi tells me to go.”

    wow, look at the height of shamelessness…So, according to Mr Shivraj Patil, Sonia Gandhi is the new God. And he will obey his God only…I am speechless…

    We need that The law proposed by Narendra Modi, the GUJCOC should be implemented throughout India to battle terrorism. Add to it the POTA. Then I think no terrorist will dare to attack India

     
    • Mitul patel 7:03 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      you are dam right this is not the place when person like Mr.shivraj Patil belongs its better for him and for all the people of india if he resinged from the post and atlist need some one like Mr.Modi to replace him so in futuer we are not hear quotes like ‘I am not panicking even if terrorists attack’

    • Ranjeet 12:58 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Why is Shivraj Patil so sympathetic towards jihadis, terrorists .He avoids using terrorist words and instead use misguided people for the inhuman terrorists.

      Shivraj Patil has been the weakest Home Minister we ever had .
      why is he so reluctant to make any anti terror law .

      He doen’t deserve to be Home Minister of India and must quit if he has a bit of shame.

    • Undercover Indian 3:10 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Right. This man deserve to be removed. He just don’t understand what country is dealing with. When bodies of indians were lying in parks and roads, this man was more concerned about his personal cleanliness. What an irony…. From an iron man , now we have progressed to get a ironical man.

      http://www.undercoverindian.com/2008/09/delhi-bomb-blasts-and-well-attired-home.html

    • chandrabhan 8:19 pm on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Come on guys, I have named him ‘Shivraj, The competent’. he has many competencies like licking sucking and immaculate dressing. He always manages to appear in spotless white dress and shoes. All this takes time, where will he find time for managing the ministry?
      Be gentle on him, He is greatest gift to former Babu MMS.
      We simply deserve people like them. First of all we don’t vote and then we crib about the govt, It is not fair. I simply love him. He is the best sucker in this side of the world

    • Tornado 8:13 pm on November 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Well I can see the frustration hope soon people show this in election by kicking them off.
      Shivaj Patil has also put his name in Indian political history as the most incompetent and shameless person.

    • rajesh 7:03 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Apponitemnt of silly person like him on such imp post….shows how much serious our goverment is about our secutiry

    • Devendra Rai 7:20 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      We need an Obama style revolution to clean up Delhi. Or a sort of French Renaissance. Or else, the common man will continue to die at the cost of arses sitting in fortified and conditioned offices. Wonder where is Raj Thakeray to defend the marathi manoos who have suffered this pain and where is his party! To top it all, the hon’ble home minister spoke about V P Singh rather than people who are still alive and can die at the press briefing!

    • Monika 7:21 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Best way to counter terrorism
      1. Kill all the politicians and give reign to educated and dedicated people like IAS officers, IPS officers .Politicians are the biggest terrorists.
      2. Make the entire system more effecient and more accountable.
      3. Mr Sibbal says that it was a well planned attack and it was being planned from 2-3 months. Shame on you. Were you sleeping since then. Where the heck is our intelligence? Can we call ourselves a global power when we cant defend even a common man in our country. There are blasts everywhere and every month. Delhi, lucknow, jaipur, gujrat, bangalore, the list goes on.
      4. I want a bomb to explode in the parliament when all the politicians are there. They have fucked our country.
      5. This non sense statement that we choose the politicians is ridiculous. We will choose from what we get. The whole lot is rotten, what choice does the common man have?

    • Blitz 8:02 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      1.After all this, Shivraj Patil should not be asked to resign, he should be “Sacked”.
      2. Even yesterday (Mumbai shoot out) he again came in best suit he can afford and had a rose on his coat.
      3. Last time when he was confronted by people / media he shouted back saying that he is loyal to his “leader” (read sonia gandhi). NO. Mr. Shivraj you are answerable for us, people of India. You represent India not sonia.

    • email7284 8:02 am on November 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Totally agree with Monika. India must take some pages off Bush and Blair doctrine. India has must apply the system Israel uses. Most Muslims are shocked and have had enough of these militants using the cover of their religion for such heinous acts.

    • shekhar 4:33 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Is he shameless or a mad person I do not know. I request terrorists to once again attack the parlement but ensure that atleast 200 of them (from all parties) are killed. All of them are either fools or shameless. (including PM — yes)

    • Scooter 6:47 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’m from the United States and know NOTHING of the politics of India. In fact, I know little of India except I have been watching a lot of the coverage of the terrorist’s acts on NDTV the past few days.

      If I might ask, what is the attitude of the general populace towards tour Prime Minister? Is it favorable or unfavorable since this event?

    • Harshad Joshi 6:50 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Breaking News – Sunday 30 Nov 2008 12:15 pm

      After an eventful 3 days of Mumbai attacks, the bastard Sivraj Patil has finally decided to resign form the post of Union Home Minister.

      Son of a bitch..!!

    • Ashish Kapadia 8:04 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Scooter

      Terrorism specially from Muslim twisted minds isnt something new for India. But this time it has hit Indians hard.

      The general feeling is “Enough is Enough”.

      Everyone knows Pakistan is harbouring , supporting and instigating such attacks.

      People want answers and action now.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:08 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What more reasons India wants to start attacking pakistan?

      Isent this recent carnage not enough to declare a war on Pakistan?

    • Santosh Kumar 7:54 pm on December 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Guys

      I understand the feeling of 1) Relatives of the Victims of Mumbai attack 2) The uneasy tense feeling Mumbaikars have when the go out on the streets of Mumbai

      Hemant Karkare- Got his BTech as Mechanical Engineer, cleard IPS. When such highly qualified sincere officers are killed, it really is painful and sad.

      However, please do not become emotional. Think Rationally.

      I have seen emotional remarks like declare war on Pakistan.
      Just think for 5 mins. What is the use of war? Will it not breed more hatred? You go and bomb the terrorists and kill them. But, their families will again develop hatred. Hatred breeds more hatred. You are just applying ointment for a disease, rather than curing it using medicines.

      LB Shastri resigned as the Railway minister in 1956 owing moral responsibility when a train accident took place killing 144 people. How could he control a train accident ? But still he owned the responsibility.
      Our former home minister Shivraj Patil, should have done it on the same lines. Unfortunately, it does not happen that way in today’s politics.

      Its collectively responsibility of We the citizens to elect good politicians, report susupicious people to the police immediately.

    • T.s.RAO 5:22 am on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The only reason why shivraj was allowed to continue is that he is very handsome in his three piece suit does he not?he looks like
      a member in house of lords.sonia being from Europe would have liked somebody who looked a French or English.What other reason
      could there be for his continuance in that post.just think?

  • Harshad Joshi 3:15 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Atom, प्रलय, Big Bang Theory, , , Large Hadron Collider, , Particle Physics, Physics, Quantam Mechanics, Quarks, , Stephen Hawkings, The String Theory   

    The LHC, CERN,the Earth,and me 

    The LHC or Large Hadron Collider was supposed to fire a huge beam smashing atoms, colliding quarks, and whatnot, that was capable of turning Earth into a black hole @ 1:30 PM IST.

    Its 2:08 PM IST, I am observing that I am alive, the people next to me are alive, the computers working properly, there is no power cut, the TV’s on, there has been no earth quake reported, my mobile network is operational, theres traffic on road..people are moving around, they seem perfectly all right ..All these things prove that Earth has been spared from becoming a black hole. I dont now if the scientists @ CERN got what they were finding, but I am pretty sure that the world wont end that easily, especially with me having a lot of desires left to be satisfied 😉

    Theres no प्रलय, heres no Doom’s day, theres no Apocalypse, Judgement Day has been postponed. 😛

    Rejoice Dudes, we have got yet another day to live..make the most out of it, who knows what those crazy scientist might be upto now..However, i cant help thinking. Bing Bang, Universe is great, but we have got so many problems like hunger, poverty, unemployment, racism, corruption, religious controversies, why cant someone try to solve them, I bet they are more challenging then Big Bang.. 😉

    Hey…to know what CERN’s to, watch this live webcast from this site.All I can see is few people walking here and there..

    Update on 10 Sept 9:30 PM IST

    This news of earth being turned into a black hole was potrayed so cinematically by some Indian news channels that one 16 year old girl in Indore commited suicide when she saw that the world was going to end soo..The Indian TV media once again proved they are the biggest assholes in some aspects..No maturity, no sense, no originality..Mongrels…Crap heded blistering barnacles..

     
    • debmalyasinha 8:12 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey… Engineers and Physicists at CERN had cleared the fact that all rumours regarding creating microscopic black holes are all crap… So, Why take chap?:D enjoy dude…:D

    • limey 8:31 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      They are only turning it on today. The colliding won’t actually happen for a few weeks yet so why people were getting all worried about today strikes me as being rather amusing.

    • dreiund20 8:40 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There are no collisions planned today, so no chance of creating a black hole right now. Rejoiced to soon 😉

      But to be honest: i don’t think anybody has to be afraid of black holes – that’s just…bullshit 🙂

    • Brett Henebery 8:45 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Harshad,

      CERN did indeed switch on the LHC, but only to warm up the machines and do some preliminary tests. They haven’t even began colliding the atoms yet. The first collisions take place in the second week of October this year.

      If such a devestating cataclysm were to take place we wouldn’t know until 2012 when it reaches maximum performance and any hypothetical ‘mini black holes’ have had a chance to accrue and form a quasar inside the planet (which would be apocalyptic to say the least).

      Having said that, no one can say for certain exactly what will happen once the LHC is colliding beams in ernest. Even CERN themselves admit that they can’t predict exactly what will happen and what chain of events will transpire. That’s a tad worrying. After all, nothing of this scale has ever been tested. Until now anyway.

      There is a miniscule and remote chance that in four years, if Dr Otto Rossler and former nuclear physicist Walter Wagner are right, the earth will be experiencing some major negative changes. God forbid that happens.

      2012 is a significant year for many reasons, (see the Mayan Long Count Calander and the Grand Allignment). I just hope that the LHC doesn’t make it a tragic hat trick for us.

      Personally, I’m optimistic. The chance of tragedy is there. But it’s very small.

      • Harshad Joshi 1:14 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think you were talking about a film named 2012, man, watch it, nice and cool computer effects. Is this what the future is?? But that film has no mentions of LHC, or did I miss it 😉

    • federico federici 8:55 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hello world! – said my PC as I switched it on few minutes ago.
      Oh, I see that the world still works!
      For sure something went wrong in their LHC experiment…

    • kenjara 8:56 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Its worth noting that the main collision experiment wont take place till around christmas. It will still not destroy the Earth though.

    • ibofightback 9:01 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I thought all they were doing this time was firing one beam, and the micro-black holes that will swallow the world (not) from colliding two beams aren’t due for a few weeks?

      geez … reading around the ‘net, it appears virtually none of the MSM is bothering with that slight (not) difference either …

      So have some patience, still some time to plan for doomsday! 🙂

    • Gonçalo R. 9:21 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      In the telegraph.co.uk news it says that ‘The first collisions are expected in around 30 days.’

      So I don’t know if we’re safe already… but I hope so 😉

      At least, today we seem to be all right.

    • phr0ggi 9:27 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “All I can see is few people walking here and there..”
      LOL. It’s when all you can see are the silhouettes of people running here and there (backlit by flames a la “Towering Inferno”), that you should maybe worry…

    • zenbiscuit 9:30 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Ahh, guess we’ll all have to live to die another day…

    • enggprasad 10:01 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, you have written the article quite in funny way. And even then it spills the truth. Nothing has happened as of yet. So we can say “Earth is Safe”.

      I agree with you that why people, scientist, politicians run behind the “MRUGAJALA”?? As you rightly said, there are various issues like Hunger, Corruption, Racism, Poverty, Unemployment etc etc. Why can’t India and in turn World look for that. They are definitely challenging than Big Bang. No problem, World should go on exploring Earth, Universe and Environment but after it solves the problem within.

      Prasad Kulkarni

    • Harshad Joshi 10:49 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      On my rivers of belief
      If you understand, or if you dont…
      If you believe or you doubt…
      There is universal justice…

      The eyes of Truth…are always watching you….

      If you can read this, hey..you are alive, so am I, so is everyone..We live another day….

      We dont know what fate/destiny Karma has planned for us…We must start living a new day we have got. No matter what your faith is, no matter what your religion is…

      Remember – The only truth that prevails is your desires. The desires to make your life worthy of living. Share your joy, reduce someones sadeness, change the mantra of living a life, we all will be in a bliss..

      Hari Om taatsat…

    • seekingsalvation 1:35 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      A fair bit of science is using observations to extrapolate towards some sort of conclusion; and I concur with your observation that we are all very much alive.

      Hopefully this will continue to be true for a long, long time.
      I enjoyed the way you put things
      Have a good day
      Salv.

    • Spyros 5:07 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There is just no chance at all that CERN destroys the world. See the safety reports in http://www.arxiv.org

      2 comments

      1) Mini black holes are quantum objects described by quantum gravity. Since we don’t know how to do quantum gravity we cannot calculate any probabilities (for creation, decay etc) except for the case that we use classical theories (general relativity). These give an absolutely negligible probability for a BH to be created. I wish that LHC creates one however. This way we might get a hint on how to construct quantum gravity.

      2) If you could stand next to a mini BH you would feel no gravitational force (its field is extremely weak on macroscopic scales).

      3) BH do not devour everything that stands in their way. They are black simply because if you cross the event horizon there is no possible way to get out. But in order to fall into a BH you need to have a trajectory that crosses its event horizon. If we replaced the sun with a BH nothing would happen. Well, there would be no light and planets would revolve at faster speeds (those closer to the BH would have complex rosette trajectories).

    • Spyros 5:08 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry. Although i am a physicist, i am not so good at elementary mathematics. Those were 3 comments… 🙂

    • sunnysideofliving 2:01 pm on September 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Look at all the people interesting in seeing the Dooms Day!!

      Much ado about nothing as usual…….. wot a pity….all that money…… 😦

    • sunnysideofliving 2:05 pm on September 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Luv ur blogs…adding to my blog roll…hope u don mind…

    • Joe Nahhas 11:10 am on January 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      LHC is garbage: Not me oE=mc²/2
      2009 is the end of Einstein’s space-jail of time and Fraud symbol E=mc²
      Joenahhas1958@yahoo.com
      Time is not a structure like space to allow space-to time-back to space jumping claimed by Physicists regardless of what physicists have to say about it because Physics is a business and not necessarily science or scientific and like every business it comes with fraud and fraud is Einstein’s space-time (x, y, z, it) continuum that led to fraud symbol E=mc² and yes I am saying that 109 years of Nobel prize winners physics and physicists are all wrong and space-time physics is based on scientific fraud. When “results” expected and “No” discovery, Physicists rigged Physics for grant money since the start of the industrial revolution. Physics today is at least 51 % fraud!
      r ——————>>Exp (ì w t) ———->> S=r Exp (ì wt) Nahhas’ Equation
      Orbit——–>> Orbit light sensing——>> Visual Orbit; Exp = Exponential
      Particle —->> light sensing of moving objects———— >> Wave
      Newton———>>light sensing———->> Quantum
      Quantum = Newton x Visual Effects
      Quantum – Newton = Relativistic = Optical Illusions
      E (Energy by definition) = mv²/2 = mc²/2; if v = c
      m = mass; v= speed; c= light speed; w= angular velocity; t= time
      S = r Exp (ì w t) = r [cos (wt) + ì sin (wt)] Visual effects
      P = visual velocity = change of visual location
      P = d S/d t = v Exp (ì w t) + ì w r Exp (ì w t)
      = (v + ì w r) Exp (ì w t) = v (1 + ì) Exp (ì w t) = visual speed; v = wr
      E (visual energy= what you see in lab) = m p²/2; replace v by p in E = mv²/2
      = m p²/2 = m v²/2 (1 + ì) ² Exp (2ì wt)
      = mv²/2 (2ì) [cosine (2wt) + ì sine (2wt)]
      =ì mv² [1 – 2 sine² (wt) + 2 ì sine (wt) cosine (wt)];v = speed; c = light speed
      wt = π/2
      E (visual) = ìmv² (1 – 2 + 0)
      E (visual) = -ì mc² ≡ mc² (absolute value;-ì = negative complex unit) If v = c
      w t = π/4
      E (visual) = imv² [1-1 +ỉ] =-mc²; v = c
      wt =-π/4+ỉln2/2; 2ỉ wt=-ỉπ/2 – ln2
      Exp (2i wt) = Exp [-ỉπ/2] Exp [ln(1/2)]=[-ỉ (1/2)]
      E (visual) = imv² (-ỉ/2) =1/2mc² v = c
      Conclusion: E = mc² is the visual Illusion of E = mc²/2 joenahhas1958@yahoo.com. All rights reserved.
      PS: In case of E=mc² claims to be rest energy claims then
      E=1/2m (m v + m’ r) ² = (1/2m) (m’ r) ²; v = 0
      E = (1/2m) (mc) ²; m’ r =mc
      E=mc²/2
      n that

      • Harshad Joshi 6:25 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Einstein would have been proud of your scientific analytic skills, too bad he died decades ago leaving this world at the mercy of evil scientists planning to blow up the earth.. 😐

    • the_blob_inc@msn.com 5:20 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      the lhc at this point in time is a very bad idea, there are far to many unknowns.

      when they were testing the fist a-bomb they though it might light
      the atmosphere on fire, sure it may have not happened in the end but they had to do it because lives were at stake and they had to end a long drawn out war. failure was not an option!

      but there is no justifiable reason why we should chance fate a second time over such a small thing.

      at this point in history there are more important things, i feel they should postpone the testing for a decade or so and devote those $$$
      bones to some thing better like mining asteroids and or developing practical solutions for space flight.
      like idk a space shuttle the common man could afford to buy, maintain and operate.

      the simple fact of the matter is that these tests have no real world use/applications at the moment.
      more over we already have the scientific/technological capability of achieving such feat’s as space flight with out the lhc.

      to conclude my rant i ask what is the lhc going to do for me “the common man”? I’ll tell you, “possibly” kill me and every one else, and a whole lota nothing!

      and for what to satisfy the curiosity of some egg head whom does not care about my thoughts
      ideals and more over my genius!

      fool’s, I’ll bet if it was put to a world wide democratic vote today they would be shut down tomorrow!

      the end does not justify the means no manner how you dice it what so ever.

      (after all its not like the lhc is going any where;)

      • Harshad Joshi 1:09 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I think Earth Defence Forces have detected an alien attack and hence they have designed a killer machine to prevent defeat in an inter galactic war…wow, we are now going to see star wars for real..

        LHC is the havoc machine, a weapon to be used in case of an alien invasion 😛

    • the_blob_inc@msn.com 4:23 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i wonder what would happen if the lhc was fired up and then all the sudden the sun let out a giant solar flair?

      after all our sun has an solar cycle of about 11 years between its major amounts of solar activity.

      i remember back in 1999 and 2000 they were all worried over y2k and also over that nastier solar cycle thing.

      which may i add will be at its height on dec 21 2012.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle

      either way i think the test should be postponed until a time between our suns solar cycle.

      sure it would take them 15-20 more years or so to do all the tests they want to do but “safety first” that’s what i always say.

      as far as i have read the lhc only has a life expectancy of 10 years, during that time it will be upgraded once.

      but for them to do testing in 2009-2011 then stop for 5 years and then resume for 3-4 years, would be way more safer.

      • Harshad Joshi 6:20 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Relax, enjoy life to the fullest till the last day comes. Trust me, the LHC will fail once again because no one knows how to operate it. The scientist are crazy people with lot of time and money to waste.

        PS – Get married *now* if you are single. Who knows if LHC disaster may take place, there will be mutations of all kinds.. 😉

        😀

    • the_blob_inc@msn.com 7:25 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      idk the main and only problem with the lhc that ppl should be worried about is the unknown side effects if such a device.

      no only to us but our solar system in general, it doesn’t take much research on the internet to find out that such things can go terribly wrong.

      although the lhc is only a 10 year project, the simple fact of the manner is that if such an device were in operation for say 40 years there is some where between a 40-75% chance of catastrophic failure resulting in alot of the side effect’s that many have dismissed as being false misinformation.

      be it mini black holes, strangelets, mono-polar particles, i would have to say they are the least of our worries.

      after all are we ready for the information and research that would be generated by the lhc, what are the consequences of this information?

      after the discovery of nuclear fission mankind had the ability to fully destroy its self, this in effect caused fear and panic and later led to the cold war, a struggle which led to the economic failure of communism in the ussr resulting in much poverty.

      with great power comes great responsibility, that being said what makes these scientists the right people for this task?

      what gives them the right to put our lives at stake even if the chances is only like .000000000000000000000000000001% especially when nobody can say for certain what will or wont happen.

      i dont wana go on spouting out all this doom’s day jargon and referring to prophecy but even though i dont believe in that crap that does not mean im not going to at least try to avoid such things.

      i think that those people responsible for the lhc are being very ignorant of peoples believes customs and ideals, if the lhc were built in canada here it would have been shut down already due to lobbying and petitioning, and more over for being a violation of the Canadian charter of rights and freedom’s (due in part to its timing in accordance with the dec 21 2012 thing).

      figure that, if i believed in the mayan religion and customs (ha minus the human sacrifice of course) according to the c c r f they would be violating my rights and i could sue them.

      • Harshad Joshi 9:14 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Dont wory mate, nothings doom gonna happen, and if it does, then it will be for us all.

        So, till then, live this day, die on another one..

        And according to my knowledge, LHC is locate somewhere in swiss/france borders underground tunnel. What has canada to do with it? :-O

        • the_blob_inc@msn.com 10:32 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          well first of all i just don’t want some fool machine messing up the earths geomagnetic field or for that manner disrupting the sun or some stupid thing like that.

          it may be in France/Switzerland but it is still on earth.

          i more or less just dont want them to do testing during the sun’s solar maximum.

          http://indigosociety.com/earth-not-risk-lhc-large-hadron-collider-t7791/#post546661

          aka 2011 and on to 2015 or so and from 2020 to 2025, if they could not mess around with it then that would just be swell.

          idk if it only effected them i wouldn’t care, i would happily go along with it until they killed them selves just so i could say i told you so.

          but this thing is so big that if some thing go’s wrong it wont only effect them, our collective asses are on the line.

          i think what will happen is a computational error due to emi/emp from a massive solar storm, this in turn will cause catastrophic failure.

          • Harshad Joshi 11:00 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

            “i think what will happen is a computational error due to emi/emp from a massive solar storm, this in turn will cause catastrophic failure.”

            Dont worry mate, I hear EU uses Linux and not MS Windows. So there wont be any calc errors.

            But I respect your views.

            • the_blob_inc@msn.com 11:07 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

              it wont be software , it will be a hardware thing.

              i’ll bet the entire facility is automated.

              every door every window and even down to the very relays and contractors they use to control the sophisticated equipment in the lhc.

              at that point it wont manner what operating system they use, in the end it will just be a simple error caused by the very thing that breathes life into our fair planet.

      • Harshad Joshi 9:17 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To be honest, I dont know what to react on LHC, its beyond my control to say ‘shut if off’ 😉

  • Harshad Joshi 5:31 am on August 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , QoS,   

    BSNL to launch 3G in Pune 

    BSNL has planned to launch 3G in Pune, Maharashtra. BSNL is the state owned public limited company. Its the biggest POTS provider and it also provides cellular, wll and internet services. BSNL has planned to invest Rs 300 crore and initially, it will serve about 2000 BSNL customers. Later, in end 2008, they will expand it once the GOI finalizes the 3G deal. To use 3G, you will need to pay 725 per month..

    Q. What is 3G ?

    Ans. 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, after 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, “IMT-2000“. 3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment.

    Unlike IEEE 802.11 networks, 3G networks are wide area cellular telephone networks which evolved to incorporate high-speed internet access and video telephony. IEEE 802.11 networks are short range, high-bandwidth networks primarily developed for data.

    Features

    The most significant feature of 3G mobile technology is that it supports greater numbers of voice and data customers — especially in urban areas — and higher data rates at lower incremental cost than 2G.

    By using the radio spectrum in bands identified, which is provided by the UTI for Third Generation IMT-2000 mobile services, it subsequently licensed to operators. 3G uses .6 MHz channel carrier width to deliver significantly higher data rates and increased capacity compared to 2G networks.

    The .5 MHz channel carrier provides optimum use of radio resources for operators who have been granted large, contiguous blocks of spectrum. On the other hand, it also helps to reduce the cost to 3G networks while being capable of providing extremely high-speed data transmission to users.

    It also allows the transmission of 384 kbit/s for mobile systems and 2 Mb/s for stationary systems. 3G users are expected to have greater capacity and better spectrum efficiency, which allows them to access global roaming between different 3G networks.

    Issues

    Although 3G was successfully introduced to users in Europe, Asia, South America (Uruguay) and Africa, some issues are debated by 3G providers and users:

    • Expensive input fees for the 3G service licenses
    • Numerous differences in the licensing terms
    • Large amount of debt currently sustained by many telecommunication companies, which makes it a challenge to build the necessary infrastructure for 3G
    • Lack of member state support for financially troubled operators
    • Expense of 3G phones
    • Lack of buy-in by 2G mobile users for the new 3G wireless services
    • Lack of coverage, because it is still a new service
    • High prices of 3G mobile services in some countries, including Internet access (see flat rate)
    • Current lack of user need for 3G voice and data services in a hand-held device

    My concern

    • BSNL is not known to provide anything called as QoS. Infact, not a single telco or ISP in India ever promises to deliver services on minimum QoS. Even most of the consumers dont bother about QoS. Why this carelessness, I dunno..Astonishing to know that 3G can have upto 2Mbps top speed. BSNL actually provides 2 MB as an elite internet service and that too at a premium price, and they dont gurantee that the upload/download sped will be consistant. Call any of their technical teams, they have got an answer – The server through which you ar uploading might be having some problems..Gosh, I am experimenting on their unlimited plan, and all I can get is a paltry 30 kbps download under good conditions…Are they taking me on a ride?  Is this what they call broadband??
    • Right now, BSNL is promising video calling on 3G. The catch is that many existing customers dont have access to full fledged 3G devices. Also, people having BSNL mobil will be able to make video calls only to those having bsnl as mobil service provider, as no other service provider has got 3G capabilities of now. So, its only bsnl here..Remember those olden days when the BSNL phone used to be dead for major part of day, do we get to see this in case of 3G as well??
    • Why didnt BSNL go in for Apple iPhone 3G when they were actually having resources to provide 3G? Its a waste of money and time for those who have purchased it through Airtel or Vodafone…

    One things good that we are actually getting some premium services in India, however, as a consumer, we need to demand QoS from all service providers, whether its the ISP, telco or even the government that we elect..(or others elect..)

     
    • abhijeet 2:21 pm on August 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      stop using net 4 sum days ,think abt d real world try to experience the real world,lot of things wil make u crazy .try to experince everything ,try 4 India tour…….hope u wil find urself….BEST LUCK…..

    • Buddy 8:38 pm on August 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Abhijeet, You need to learn to balance your life between net and real world. Mature buddy.

    • sachin 5:42 pm on May 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i-phone is a very expensive device for india. You can get a similar featured phone for less than half prize. Sadest part os otis almost two tomes expensive comparing to us or uk.

  • Harshad Joshi 7:54 am on August 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Beijing Olympics, Cisco, Delhi, , Kapil Dev, , Mahendra Sigh Dhoni, , Najafgarh, Netgear, Sushil Kumar, , Vijender Kumar,   

    Olympic Medal, Apple iPhone, and me 

    Last two weeks were of great hustle bustle for Indian sports. Abhinav Bindra won the first individual gold medal in 10 m shooting event for independent India, later Shushil Kumar, a Najafgarh lad fetched a bronze in freestyle wrestling, the last one was in 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and on the same day, Bhiwani based boxer, Vijender Kumar ensured a sure bronze in boxing, 75 kg catagory. So far, this has been the best sports performance by Indian in any major sport event, the other mentionable achievements being winning the 1983 ICC World Cup under Kapil Dev, and the 2007 Twenty-20 world cup win under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy. Some people said that Abhinav won gold because he had enough resources to get out of the under facilitated  Indian sports system, we thought, perheps this is the way winners are created. But Sushil Kumar, a person whose father is a MTNL driver, managed to win a bronze in wrestling. True, shooting and wrestling cannot be compared, but I cant help thinking, is the system so bad that you need to be a multi millionaire to win a gold for country? If that was the case, then Sushil Kumar might never had a chance..

    A lesson is lurking in there for budding sportsmen out there

    1. If you are like Abhinav Bindra,a super rich having truck load of money, resources and passion to make it to the top, dont worry for a damm ‘system’ or anything related, just do what you feel will take you to the top.

    2. If you are like Sushil Kumar, or Vijender Kumar, maybe you have to rely on government provided facilities, even though one may say the govt lacks the latest technology and infrastructure, still, thats your best hope and best choice.  The government is too slow to do things, but once in a while, it does produce winners.

    3. Olympic events are great, but thats not the ultimate goal. take for example, a sport like Formula 1 acing is at par with any sports event, I think its the most expensive sport ever known to mankind, we should excel in that too..Dr Vijay Mallya, the head honcho of Formula Force India has got enough money to make a good car..leave that it wont beat Ferrari in near future, but still…their ad shows Shahrukh Khan saying – ‘I want to compete with the best’,  Good luck mate..  😉

    Yesterday, on 22 August, Vodafone and Airtel launched Apple iPhone ‘officially’ in India. Originally, the iPhone sported a tag of $499 and $799, many Indians thought they might lay their hands on the hyped beauty, however, things soon turned the other way, the iPhone is avaiilable @ a cool 31000/- and 36000/- which is approx $900 in terms of US dollors, isent it too high?? Add to it, 3G is not present in India, the TRAI, the DoT are still a distance from striking the deal with 3G providers, nothings finalized..then why do I need to buy a pretty expensive wifi device? I could go in for Netgear or cisco routers, they allow great wifi features..No doubt Apple iPhone got not so great response in the Indian market. Mr Steve Jobs, dont take Indians for granted, they will pay you more if you give them what they need, but no chance if you provide half baked products at an exotic price.

    The Apple iPhone has got several limitations.

    1. You cannot forward an sms.

    2. No bluetooth present. Apple tries to fill this gap, expecting that wifi will overtake bluetooth devices, but then they will have to wait for some time.

    3. A 2 MP camera, no flash, no video. No takers for this one.

    Now, about me..

    Well, me had pretty ordinary week, barring a few lectures by people, everything was the same as usual. Trying hard to overcome the rage, and I think I will be successful in doing it. 🙂

     
    • amit singh 7:44 am on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i am shooter from indion army

  • Harshad Joshi 4:06 am on August 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Howto, Online Communication, Safe Chatting, Tips and Tricks, Why?, Yahoo Messenger   

    Tips for Safe Chatting 

    Don’t chat about things that could enable a stranger to locate you. That includes your last name, the name of your school or workplace, the city you live in, and where you hang out.

    Protect your info. Don’t put identifiable information in your user profile, including photos. What’s uploaded to the Internet can be downloaded and shared by everyone. Avoid posting photos that allow people to identify you, especially sexually suggestive images. Before uploading a photo, think about how you’d feel if it were seen by a parent, friend, or future employer.

    Never meet with someone you encounter in a chat room unless you already know who they are.

     
    • mrinalini 3:46 pm on August 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      you are just superb.willyou be a friend o mine.you look so hot without your shirt. please don’t take me otherwise

    • Harshad Joshi 4:36 am on August 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mrinalini

      Sorry, but it isent my pic.. 😉

  • Harshad Joshi 7:22 am on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Moral Police, Problems, , Taliban   

    Unexpected problems?? 

    The best way to avoid problems, is to avoid them.

    Look around, you will get to see people who are perfect, they just dont seem to have any kind of conflicts, or any issues, they get well with any situation, any kind of people, they appear so natural, so flawles, sometimes we call them as happy go lucky, but sadely,the moment we try to act like them, we are in deep deep trouble..Heaven sake dont try to copy someone because it appears attractive or seems so perfect and so right for them. Once you are in a problem, dont crib over you getting caught in there when someone else was deserving it, just accept the fact that you werent smart enough to get out of it.

    Last week, an errant rave party convict started screaming at me explaining that the rave party was good, he was innocent, and things like that..Actually, I didnt bother anything, but I realized, that he, along with his physiotherapist sister were facing problems, just like I described above. For them, rave party wasent the problem. The problem was, they found their names in the list of convicted people I had put up almost year ago..I imply said- If all that you are fgetting problamatic over seeing your name, the best solution was not to attend the party where you knew drugs were distributed freely…Maybe thats was their fasination, who cares?? That called me a moral brigadeer, a moral police(Hey, what does it mean?), he also called me a Talibani (rofl)..

    Anyway, all I can say is – ‘Dont ever get into trouble, and if at all you do, just accept it as fate.’

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on August 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Idea Cellular, OpenWengo, Reliance India Mobil, Skype, STD, Tata Indicom, Telephones, TRAI,   

    TRAI okays net telephony in India 

    The Telecom regulator in India, TRAI on Monday allowed ISPs to offer unrestricted internet telephony services, a move that will further boost competition in the domestic long distance segment and lower STD tariffs.

    “It is envisaged that customers will ultimately benefit from cost effective and innovative internet telephony service.

    These recommendations will put Indian telecom sector in tune with global trends. The grey market tendencies shall be curtailed,” TRAI said in a statement.

    As per the TRAI recommendations, the STD service providers would be connected to ISPs through public internet for the purpose and the two service providers would have mutual agreement for the same.

    The move will permit calls from personal computers to fixed line and mobile phones. Currently, a voice call can travel between two computers but not from a mobile or a fixed phone. This is expected to open huge channels of revenues for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

    The Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), a technical arm of Department of Telecom, will work out the number plan for the ISPs to enable them to offer telephone services.

    “Telephone numbers from identified blocks shall be allocated to ISPs, Unified Access Service Providers, BasicService Providers and Cellular Mobile Service Providers for internet telephony,” TRAI said.

    With a view to make internet telephony secure, TRAI said, all ISPs interested to provide unrestricted internet telephony would install “Lawful Interception” equipments. Usually, that would mean that the government or law enforcement agencies will be able to monitor anyone, good to prevent terrorist conversations, but potentially seen as a invasion on privacy..Further, voice grade communication requires strict QoS control and it also needs good broadband penetration among people..Given the policy of calling 256 kbps as broadband in India, I doubt whether there will be real mass appeal to this scheme. Lets see..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , George Bush Jokes, , ,   

    Beijing Olympics 2008 kicks off 

    Beijing Olympics 2008

    The Beijing Olympics 2008 ceremony has kicked off and officially, for next 20 days, we are going to see an exciting series of old records broken, new records being set. Top leaders from almost 80 countries are visiting Beijing for this extravaganza. Here’s a joke thats being passed here in India.

    Dubya, the George Bush Jr, who is enjoying his few days as American President, is visiting China as a guest at the Beijing Olympics ceremony, where he is supposed to deliver a small speech.

    He’s handed over a speech letter by his secretary. Dubya goes through it, and begins…

    “O…O……O….O…”

    The secretary says ‘ Sir, plese turn the page, thats not ‘O’. Thats the official Olympic logo. Your speech’s on the next page..’

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:27 am on July 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Beautiful face, Beauty, , Marathi Actress, Marathi Films, Modelling, Natrang, Sonalee Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni   

    Sonali Kulkarni – the new face in Indian modelling field 

    Sonali Kulkarni

    I saw her first at Zee Marathi Awards 2008. I searched Google/Yahoo/Flickr, but all that I got was Sonali Kulkarni, the arts film actress. Finally, after much search and much wait, I got hold of her pic. Next time someone searches for Sonali Kulkarni images, this picture should be displayed in the results. Lets see…Its good to know that she hails from Pune.Umm…thats cool.

    Hey Sonali, you rock. I wish you good luck for the future.

     
    • prashant 3:41 pm on September 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i louve you sonali

    • Anitha 8:43 am on January 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sonali,

      Hope u remember us (three sisters Kavitha, Savitha & Anitha) we used to stay in ‘C’ Type Quarters, Dehu Road, Pune. You all used to call my mother “Amma” & also come for tutions at our house.

      All the best to you, take care

      Anitha

    • Mukund G. Dabholkar 10:27 am on March 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I saw her in Tata indicom, Zee award & Marathi film, it’s a really having spicy, charming look… All the best for her better future

    • Mukund G. Dabholkar 10:30 am on March 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      When I was seaching Sonali Kulkarni pics in google, I tried a lot finally got very less pics one of the best is in this site. I want more more pics of sonali…

      pls forward to above mail id.

    • mangesh 10:46 am on March 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Tumche 2 movie mi pahilya.

      1. Bakula namdev gotale.
      2. aaba zindabad.

      Ajun kiti movie aahet tumchy?

      plz sanga….

    • mangesh 10:55 am on March 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Me Tumchy 2 Movie Pahily.

      1. Bakula Namdev Ghotale.
      2. Aaba Zindabad.

      Ajun Kiti Movie Aahet Tumchy?

      Plz Tell Me……….

    • pranil 11:41 am on April 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey i love sonali
      anyone know somethin more abt her
      i.e her forthcomin movies or somthin like dat
      plz forward it to above mail

    • amit patel 7:50 am on June 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonali i sow

    • amit patel 7:54 am on June 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonali i saw you in Goshtha Lagna Nantarchi at Vasai i like your acting and you also. i ask suresh sali Production Manager about you i like your face i cant sleep proper after i saw you buy take care of your self i am your good wisher pls. take care of your self.
      i love you and miss you lot.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:07 am on June 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Amit Patel

      hehehehe….. 😉 😛

    • sandeep 11:35 am on July 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      chhan kiti disate fulpakharu………….

    • CHETAN 8:42 am on July 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      MI AAPLA BHARPUR MOTHA FAN AAHE AANI TUMCHE SNAP NETWAR JAST UPLABDHA NAHI AAHET MALA HA EKAHC BHETALA SO PLS SEND ME YOUR AT LIST ONE ORIGINAL SNAP
      THK U
      WISH U GOOD LUCK FOR UR CARRIER

    • pradip 9:21 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonali tu gadhvach lagna ya picher madhye jo endra darbari nache sundari ya ganyasathi jo shrungar kela ahes khar jyaveles mi to picher madhey tula tya paridhanat pahil an mi mazhe bhan harpun ghelo hoto aas vatal janu swargatali pari tu asavi kharach tuz te rup avarnniya ani mohak vatale tuze te rup pahun ase watale janu kadakyachya unhat achanak paus padava ani aganit pavsachya suya angala tochun ji prasanata milel tevadhi tuz rup pahun watala ashich pragati karat raha tuza shatkotimadhil ek chotosa tuza chaheta

    • Harshad Joshi 11:11 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Pradip

      Hahahaha…thats incredible..hehehehe..!! 😛

    • kishor 9:59 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      WISH U GOOD LUCK FOR UR CARRIER………..

    • Vijay Kale 10:54 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sonali,

      You are just incredible..when i first saw in BNG, i didnt knw ur name so i thought who is this foriegn actress..but when i came to know about ur profile..i just went mad..i love you somuch..can do nething for u..pls come down to kolhapur sometime..i want to see u..or tell me ur address..i will come down..

      Love you..

      Bye take care..

      • Harshad Joshi 11:37 am on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        How optimistic..:P 😀

        hehehehehe…

        BNG? What is BNG?

        • Pankaj 11:47 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          at Harshad……….

          BNG – Bakula naamdev ghotale….

          rather than laughing at everyone put some input abt sonali…..ther r some fans (crazy), let them share there feelings….. 🙂

    • jitesh 10:02 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      plz mail me sk images

    • Parikshit 4:50 am on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey sonali u r the most beautiful girl and u rock….

    • seema 10:19 am on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sonali,

      I am also one of your fan from Pune. Actually I am a dancer and till date I was just loving Madhuri’s dance but after I saw your performance on “Apsara Aalli” in zee marathi awards, I can now definitely say that after Madhuri now there is you. Me and my all friends will surely see you coming movie “Natrang”. Good and keep it up. But just one request please don’t leave Marathi film industry ever becuase we need you. Please reply on given email-id if you’ll ever see this comments.

      Love u……Seema

    • Akshay Kulkarni 7:32 am on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kulkarni ya naavatach jaadu ahe….kai bolava hey kalat nahi…pan jar kadhi tu maaza ha comment vaachshil tar mala ekhada mail karnyachi tasdi ghe….I promise, we could really be gr8 frnds..! and yes…Best luck…

    • priya 7:37 pm on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonali i saw u the add of dagina rite?in nashik ithought u r from nasik means my friend pankaj jhut bolata hai k aap usaki girlfriend thi? but u r really nicebes luck

    • prem 7:20 pm on January 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice dance in “AAPSARA,” hope we will see such nice performances again and again.

    • sachin 8:27 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I Love U Sonali…………..

    • deepak 8:38 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I Love u sonalee………….realy am a big fan of yours………..

    • praful 8:41 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Realy i am a Big fan of yours,Your NATRANG Movei Is So super U r so sweet Work in this Movei,Realy I like You……………….

    • Zack 8:47 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sonali Kulkarni,

      I don’t know if Sonali really reads this comments, but its just a attemept to reach her.

      I read all the comments from your fans (Am your fan too), and guess what all of us feel about same that you’re gr8.

      You’re gourgeuos, you act well, you dance well, I mean everything about you is so perfect.

      But, I was wondering what kind of person you are? (don’t misunderstand).
      I mean whats your nature, are you introvert or extrovert?
      Are you down to earth or are you a high flyer?
      Do you like reading books or you’re a geek (technology freak)?
      Whats you qualification?
      What cell phone do you use?
      Whats your favorite movie?
      Whats your favorite food?

      There are lots of queries, Why don’t you write a blog and we can be your followers?

      If you ever read this, try to answer some of my questions or may be all of them! I got more like this.

      Tumhi ahatach itkya chan ani talented tar amchya sarkhe lakho fans asnarach na tumche.

      Tumcha navin movie ‘NATRANG’ kalach pahila, shabd sapdat nahit.
      Sarvat adhi sangen, as always tumhi far far far far sundar dista hya movie madhe and simply great performance.

      Atul kulkarni ni sudha amazing kam kela ahe, man what a gr8 transformation, from normal person to a pehlwan and then to a Maushi!
      Simply stunning!

      Pan khara tar tumchya sathich amhi mule (all male fans) movie baghayla gelo hoto.

      All the best for future, amhala asech chan chan movie pahayla tumhi ankhin changle changle kam kara

      Bye and take care

      Tumcha pankha
      Zack

    • pratik 10:24 am on January 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hey ,Sonali u ar d upcoming best actres,instead of saying upcoming u ar now best in best actres looking at promo and movie natrang OH u ar amazing,good ur song ” APSARA AALE” OH u ar looking grt and acting speechless grt , just to say b grt , do movies, we want to see u more and more ”atleast once i want to met u,i like u i m ur grt fan,just want to chat wit u face to face i hope my drm come true” may sucesss alwys wit u,bye

    • hemant kulkarni 8:42 am on January 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      u look so beautiful in Natrang. speacilly in the song “Apsara ali”.
      best luck.
      and plz reaply me.

    • Nishant Nirbhavne 10:26 am on January 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dear sonali

    • prashant 4:57 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hei… sonali;

      I don’t know if Sonali really reads this comments,
      Really i am a Big fan of yours, you r looking fabulas in natrang.
      u r dance is tooooooo good. There is lots of improvment in u r
      acting, as per as consider to namdev ganpat ghotale..
      so keep it up & best of luck.. & take care..
      And one more tuze photo nahi aahet net war … shodhun thakalo..lawkar upload kar..

    • amit akkalkotkar 3:02 pm on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      u r tooooooooooooooooooooooo
      Gooooood
      or u r
      BEST

    • sunny 11:56 am on January 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      kay distes janu mazi swapnatli apsara

    • Rohan 7:37 pm on January 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sonali… The first time I saw you in Gadhvacha Lagna…. I was impressed…..n d second time I saw you was in Zee awards n I went Mad…. The way u moved was simply irresistable…. I hope u read this…
      God Bless You…
      ur well wisher…

      Rohan

    • nilesh 7:04 am on January 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      me premat padloy sonali cha
      kharach apsara ahes tu

    • Rahul 4:17 am on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nothing else U R Just APSARA & RAMBHA……….

    • sameeeeeeeeeer 9:33 am on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      heeeeeellllooo sonaliji i saw you in bakula namdev ghotaleeee u looking sssssooo fanta…… my goood wishes with you for ur comingggg charming lifeeeeeee…………… nn ur really coooollllllll

    • raviraj 6:55 am on January 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hey !! hi sonali !!
      i just wanna say that you are looking awesome in “Apsara aali” song.

    • Amol 3:32 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yo sonali tu kharach Apsara aiha.

    • Yogpot 10:27 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      mazyakade sonalisathi fakta ekach word aahe ..
      Sonali .. nad khulacha……

    • umesh 7:13 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Namaskar….
      mala aapan far aavadta…….
      me aaplya premat padlo aahe…..

    • ajay 12:48 pm on January 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      tu khup sundar ahes, jashi swapnatali pari, jasa phulanar gulabach phul, cham cham ti chandani, ya agoder tuzyaitaki sundar marathi flim madhe kunich navata , tuza he khulanar saundarya asach khulat rahude, tuza te mohak hasana asach rahude. tu kharch apasara ahes ji swapatun ithe utarali …….. best of luck

    • yogesh kadam 4:09 pm on January 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      when i saw a movie called BAKULA NAMDEV GHOTALE , I she bcame one of my favourite actress.
      but now since I’ve seen NATRANG, I’ve fallen in love with her …
      Now , she is my new dream girl

    • sujit gadekar 8:38 am on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you make a very good acting in natrang, bakula namdev ghotale.
      I LIKE YOUR PERSONALITY.

    • Guna 7:02 pm on January 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love u Sonu…
      Tujhya shivay ratri chi zop udali ahe…

      keva he apsara yenar

      Tujhach ani fakt tujhachhhhhh…
      Guna..Kagal gaon…

    • tushar 4:32 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      krupaya hindi movie kade walu naka .

      ase mala fakata watat nahi pan we all friend were having chat on this. first time a good looking and well acting karnari star .maharashtra la milali ahe ..ani hindi movie madhe kam kele tari side heroine manun karu naka or a house servent plzzzzzzzz<

      best of luck.

    • abhi 7:10 am on February 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      More Pics of sonalee

    • Ghanshyam 6:49 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Gadhvacha Lagna
      Bakula Namdev Ghotale (Best Actress 2008)
      Aaba Zindabad
      Hay Kay Nahi Kay
      Natrang
      Iraada Pakka (to be released)

    • balasaheb 10:06 pm on February 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonu …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

      I don’t ask u any question becouse of if i see your picture I forget any things…………………………….

    • sunil phutane 6:59 am on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      kadhi bhetshil

    • ganesh 5:05 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hello……
      best luck for ur bright future currier..
      god bless you

    • Smita 8:06 am on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sonali…… u r really having such a good look…specially in yhe song Apsara aali in natarang……. i reallly like u.
      but some times i hate u too coz my boyfriend also like u so much…n i get joules that time… 🙂
      all the best 4 ur future life…..

    • rahul amrutkar 6:50 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      marathi movies can better when sonali like actors are coming into this field

    • rahul amrutkar 6:52 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      marthi movies are on rocking when somali is coming in marathi

    • abhi 9:24 am on April 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sonalee’s New Movie Iraada Pakka

      [IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/1zyhbgj.jpg[/IMG]

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    • DEEPAK 6:41 am on May 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      u r most beautiful woman in marathi cinema. i like u very much in natrang.

    • DEEPAK 6:42 am on May 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i think u r most beautiful woman in marathi cinema. i like u

    • dr shree 5:32 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      excellent performing. wish to see u agadi javalun luv u

    • dr shree 5:34 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      make me ur gd friend

    • Tushar Kulkarni 9:08 pm on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi…… Sonali Kulkarni I m d big fan of urs ur very good dancer & u r goodlooking kulkarninche nav aapan pudhe nyave hich saddhicha .. aaply upcoming films konty?

    • mohsin (M.D) 7:35 pm on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      me tumcha pahla chitrapat natrang pahila aani tewwah pasun tumcha fan jhalo…….
      mala jast bolta yet nahi but i want 2 say u i like ur acting

    • swapnil 6:21 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi…Sonali. im big fan of your.
      i have seen your 2 movies, Natarang & BNG. you have acted really well in both movies. u have really promising future. you make us watch marathi movies. thnks.
      waiting for forthcoming movies.

    • jatinder 8:46 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hiiiii

    • harshal wani 9:22 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      love u sonu ..tu kharach khup chan distes. pan marathi film madhech kam kar .jay maharastra. your fan;HARSH from nashik

    • shrikant 3:14 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi sonali
      u r looking so cute
      u r so butifull
      u r looking lovely in sarri
      i want u r smily imeges plz send me on my email id …………………..
      plzzzzzzz…………..
      shrikantgatkal11@gmail.com

    • Ravindra more 1:31 pm on November 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi sonali…………! give me a one chance to meet you.

    • Nikhil N 2:21 am on November 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Me tuza khup motha fan ahe. Me tuzya sagalya film pahilya ahet

    • sharu 4:46 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      he sonali mala mahiti ahe saglech tuze fan ahet pan tya sarvan pekshya mi zara jast veda ahe tuza…………………………..

    • kishor 5:00 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi , sonali……………………………….

    • sharu 5:05 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      He sonali , mala mahiti ahe sagle tujhe fan ahet pan tya saglyan pekshya mi zara jast cha veda ahe

    • kishor 5:06 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      He sonali , mala mahiti ahe sagle tujhe fan ahet pan tya saglyan pekshya mi zara jast cha veda ahe

    • sharu 5:08 am on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi……………………………………

    • dipak 7:30 am on February 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      you so looking beautiful & cute. i like u r movie natrang

    • vipul 9:17 am on July 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      ur a2 geogeous

      • vipul 9:25 am on July 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        many people hv told u, u hv changed a lot………………………………….! but the truth is i think……………………………….. u hv found yourself……………………

    • KUNAL JANRAO 4:09 pm on August 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey u rock yaar………….
      i like you
      do u like to meet me
      im eager to meet you………
      so in short i love you my angle

    • Ketan haware 4:45 am on March 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi sonalee i m very exiciated to see u in your upcoming movie ajinta in paro so i m your great fan for ever and ever i love your name

    • RAJ 12:47 pm on May 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Wish u Happy Birthday Sonali.
      I Like You

    • yogesh...g 1:07 pm on May 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hai sonali ji ,i am latur city sonali ji aap to bhoat sutndar hai aur app ki awaz bahot achi hai….ok sonali ji besttop luck.

  • Harshad Joshi 5:25 pm on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: feedparser.py, Google News, Mark Pilgrim,   

    How to write a kludgy news crawler in Python and challenge Google News to its limits 

    A kludge (or, alternatively, kluge) is a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty. In engineering, a kludge is a workaround, typically using unrelated parts cobbled together. Especially in computer programs, a kludge is often used to fix an unanticipated problem in an earlier kludge; this is essentially a kind of cruft.

    I was searching data on my old disk and I found some interesting code I had written(rather abandoned) an year and half ago. At that time, I was very fascinated by the concept of Google News, which scanned and gathered news from almost 450 sources and mash up them together on one single page.  Mnay sources, one destination. Needless to say, Google created a smash hit product.Life appeared easy, all of sudden.

    Given my nature, it wasent surprising  that I desired to write the next Google News Killer app. It began at night…around 10:30 to be precise. I was determined to finish the program in a nights time. Python was my original (and only) choice that seemed suitable for me to create the next biig thing. Googling around I found that a module feedparser.py makes parsing RSS feeds easy(so to say). However, there was a problem – At that time, I had no clue of what XML meant. That was only the beginning. Later, I also discovered that I had extremely limited knowledge of HTML..Then I realized that my Python basics were giving me plenty of surprises…

    Bah..it looked so bad, here I was trying to write a good program, and there were tonnes of difficulties in first path itself. However, determination took over desperation, and after tweaking and pondering for well over 46 minutes, I was able to produce an extremely kludgy , extremely basic, extremely primitive Google News Killer – Wow…..the feeling was so good.  Imagine – writing something out of scratch, and that too without any help(ok, I took help from Mark Pilgrims feedparser.py and python.org) I chose to call it News Crawler.

    Get the python file by clicking the link – check-news Dont forget to rename it the file to check-news.py and also, make sure that identions are proper.

    Now something about the code.

    1. As I said earlier – the code is extremely dumb, extremely kludgy, extremely primitive, extremly basic and theres lot of shoddiness in there. Dont laugh at it even if it appears funny.

    2. The code has heard nothing of security, and is meant to run under controlled environment.

    3. It dosent make use of any SQL database backend, but is wise enough to store the RSS feeds on HDD before dissecting them,and extracting useful content.

    4. It expects that the XML files are in Unicode format. Some rouge sites make use of shabby encoding, which raises an exception in the program.

    5. I havent added any exception handling, just laziness, nothing more.

    6. For reference, I have shown how we can incorporate Slashdot and Reddit feeds on single page. You can add in your favourite feed.

    ToDo

    1. Make use of a good HTML templeting system.

    2. Solve the problem of unicode.

    3. Add error checking and improve its utility by making use of Pythons object oriented features.

    4. Add a SQL backend system for storing the parsed RSS data. To be honest, its the toughest job to do.

    5. Post up a nice powerpoint presentation describing the system. 🙂

    5. PS – I will definately not do anything of above unless someone seriously decides to fund me.

    After a long time I am back to programming world, I got so busy with other things that I had to abandon my dream project, but who knows, someday it may come true..  😉

     
    • Sandy 6:58 pm on July 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi, I was trying to perform a similar act when I bumped into ur blog. Unfortunately I am nbot able to download your .py script. Can you please email it to me

      san.grad@gmail.com is the Id.

      Thaks in Advance.

    • lobiga 6:24 pm on March 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey
      cann you send me the source pls .

  • Harshad Joshi 11:03 am on July 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arushi Talwar, CBI, CNN IBN, Dr Rajesh Talwar, Madhur Bhandarkar, NDTV, News Channels, Times Now   

    Arushi Talwar – who was the real villian? 

    Some people stick to fame in their lifetime, some, like the teenager Arushi Talwar become famous after being killed..Who made Arushi Talwar’s death famous? – The Media. The news media in India needs to be seriously monitored for the senselessness they have been showing on TV. First they portray someone as a murderer, a dacoit, a criminal, without investigating in deep and then after the real story is out, they start portraying the same person as a saint, a holy man who was caught in crime..! Whoa, isent that great?

    I dont know who killed Arushi, I dont even care about what Dr Talwar was, I dont even bother about who Hemraj was,but as a viewer, I am fed up with the news channels that show crap and complete nonsense on the TV.Heck, why should I subscribe to channels that continuously show irrelevant content as a part of their main program? Hey, now it sucks, news channels have becoming a sort of reality time pass show, where they can make a news out of anything, virtually anything. The real criminals in the Arushi Talwar murdar case were the news channels, the media, and the idiot investigation agencies, the police who didnt know how to react in this situation. Suddenly, everyone involved in there wanted to become famous, even if that fame would last for 15 seconds..Why people are hell bent on becoming famous?? Perhaps Madhur Bhandarkar should make a new film named – Fame or News Channel. Hot topics for a controversial film.

    But one question remains unanswered – Who is the real villian in Arushi Talwar case?  My bet is on the over eager news channelsaka news mongrels. They are the main villians.

    Update on 10 September 2008

    The CBI has failed to file a chargesheet against any person and offered a prize worth Rs 10000/- to the one who tells who killed Arushi talwar…According to me, the system killed Arushi, the media killed Arushi, now throw me the money 😉

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:25 am on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Slambook, Teen Age   

    Slambook 

    Slambook….after so many years, I remember this…I never got a chance to be in someones slambook, but it was something very hot in my school days. Usually, it was as self decorated book having different sections like we have on Orkut, except that we had to manually fill it in our own handwriting. Bad handwriting wasent allowed and the system was ultra secret. It was meant to be an exclusive girl-to-girl communication system. Boys werent allowed nearby, but I confess that I had once stolen a slambook out of pure curiosity, just to get details of what happens in there. It was luck, but peeping in someones property is equivalent of stealing…Later I meekly returned that book, the girl was shocked..!! She said – ‘Did you read this??’ I said – ‘No, why should I?’ I lied, I know, but I read everything, everything that was supposed to be a secret away from most of boys reach.

    Some interesting stuff I remember was

    1. The address and phone number – Every girl jotted down her phone number and postal address. In those days cellular phones were non existant and pagers were ultra cool. It was of no great use to me, I did not have a landline number, and the line I used for speaking would be heavily monitored. Besides, I was too lazy to move around on a cranky bicycle hunting for the girls address.

    2. Likes – It was default that a girl likes ice cream and black forest. For a long time, I didnt know what black forest meant until someone fed me a delicious combination of chocolate, cake, coffee, ice cream, then I realized its a yummy thing…and since then, its my favourite till date.

    3. Favourite colour – Insignificant detail, but pink was common..We dont have this on Orkut 😛

    4. Favourite film – Most of them mentioned Hollywood stuff. I wasent permitted to see any Hollywood film(officially) till I  became 18. Unofficially, I watched many Hollywood movies, and my parents dont know that 😉 Never knew why girls liked Tom Cruise. I liked his mission impossible 2 movie, because I was facinated by the bikes in it, not the heroine.

    5. Every girl tried to decorate her slam content as good as possible. (I recall, my drawing belonged to the genre of Mr Pablo Picasso. Ultra Modern, abstract, and complex, my teacher once mocked me that you will be the next Picasso of India.She was rude..I didnt like that joke)

    Today, I am riding on the messeges sent by Gods of Technology, as if I am from other galaxy, or an Almighty, but innocence is what I want. Those were the best days of my life…Sweet and innocent. Free from complexities of all this world..Todays kids arent so lucky..They have got everything, but the charm of a naive and raw life is unknown to them..Today we have got Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, theres even one online virtual site, but that beautiful handwritten slambook remains an eluded teen age dream…nostologia peheps..

     
    • cia 6:37 pm on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Slambook!!!!!!!
      Wow….its so nice you wrote about it….brings back all those memories of school days….went roaming about in class asking ppl to fill it out….
      The funniest thing is, i fancied the slam thing so much, that i had 2 slambooks…one in 7th n one in 10th…and i still have them….crazy times =)

  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dharma, , Enlightment, , , Healings, Illusions, , , , , , , , , Shri Shankaracharya, , , , , ,   

    Enlightment,a new hope 

    मी आसाच आहे……
    धर्मासाठी झुंजावे…
    झुंजोनी अवाघ्यांसी मारावे…
    मारिता मारिता घ्यावे राज्य आपुले…
    देव मस्तकी धरावा,
    अवघा हल्लकल्लोळ करावा..

    Men are haunted by the Future. Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

    I call myself a Peaceful Warrior… because the battles I fight are on the inside..

    All Karmas proceed with the force to either remove pain or gain pleasure
    Experiencing pleasure and pain, we roam the streets of Samsara

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Not knowing light from darkness we roam the streets of misery
    In beauty there is ugliness
    In ugliness I see beauty too
    What a repulsive body that I have which oozes grime and filth
    These carnal desires do I find unfulfilling

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Sadashiva Samarambham Shankaracharya Madhyamam
    Asmadacharya Paryantam Vande Guru Paramparam

    सदाशिवा समारंभम् शंकराचार्य माध्यमं
    आसमादचर्यां पारयनतम् वन्दे गुरू परंपरामं

    Finally the Truth is seen
    Unknowable once to me but now known to me
    What an error it is to take myself to be what I am not

    No words can reveal me
    Yet words alone set me free
    The beatitude revealed through desciplic succession

    No delusion for me
    I am the ever free
    No illusion for me
    I am the ever free

    Finally, the desires are Ash, I smear those ashes on my forehead and I free myself. Bhasma on my body..Bhasma on my soul..I am liberated….the Pain turns to Love….a new hope..Maya reveals her true form…

    Maya is inevitable…

    I submit myself to Maya..

    Maya has set me free…

    The revelations are known…

    May there be peace..

     
    • cia 8:51 pm on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      As one of the noble truths of buddha say,

      all human existence is painful, eliminate the pain by eliminating the cause.

      however, nothing is permanent.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:02 am on June 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Buddha was suffering from acute depression…But do you know that Buddhas teachings did protect Indian sub continent from maniac Mongols till 1962 India China wars??

      The only way to prevent any sorts of conflicts is to accept the things as they come to you without asking for its purpose or to think about its consequences. The only truth is the Desires we have with us. Denying Desires for some imaginary reasons is root cause of sorrow, and its funny that in todays marketing age, people can cash on sorrow too..if you can cash it on, sorrow is fine, else submit yourself to Maya unconditionally, rest assured, everything works in your favour…

    • motogp46 3:44 pm on June 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • Jenny and Edward 8:45 am on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Loved it… Painful but so true for those who seek true peace and enlightenment. The Journey of enlightenment begins with the first step.
      Living In The Light of God… ~~~Jenn~~~

  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Divine, , , Fiction, , , , , ,   

    Dedicated to my lost love – Honey, I loved you immensely 

    Every time u call i freeze
    When your close to me i feel a chilly breeze
    I know something is not right
    Could u b the one making me feel so tight

    I didn’t use to like u
    But now could it b true..
    Am i falling in love with u?

    So innocent, so sweet and surreal
    Casting a swirling aura around us
    Turquoise eyes drowning and drenched
    Within the angelic love song

    The hearts had met to one mystic soul
    Wanted to feel this forever and ever
    Never to cease and fade, never to wane
    My love I always felt , would always
    Last till the end of the time.

    I agree that this short peom isent mine, I take no credits for it. I dont know who’s written it, but what matters is that its an apt example of whats going through my mind..Normally I dont speak mushy, but now I am letting it out in public.

    Honey, listen to me, you may never know or understand  it, but if you  read this, I confess that I loved you more then anything else. True we may never meet, but if I could show you what true love was, then its this….My words are turning empty, but the feelings arent…Dear God, if you get time from you daily chores, can you please listen up a prayer I sent for her? Keep her happy. Just keep her happy, I know what pain is like, but I wish she remains happy. She retaught me the purpose of life.Those beautiful moments she passed with me make me feel heaven. I have no complaints with what happened, nor I care a damn about whats gonna take place, but the fact is, I am in deep love, I am rediscovering myself in a form previously unknown to me..

    Gosh, these feelings….let the rain come down and wash away my tears, let it shatter the walls and drown my fears..I feel as if I had been kissed by an angel of Love..A new day …has come…..

    To all those boozing hounds and enemies of Love and haters of God, non believers in Love – This post is not meant for you. Not at all for you. If you are the pathetic and immature souls whose concepts are fake as that of Maya, get a life..shoo away, you get it, just fly away..hide yourself into deepest dark oceans or infinite space..Go….!!!!

    Disclaimer While the people I write about are real, the experiences I post here may or may not be real and related to people I know. Its just my thoughts I have spoken to myself. If anyone of you finds a co-incidence, then rejoice…maybe I have taken some inspiration from you..And honestly, I do not hate anyone in life, even if you have managed to break my heart, you know that I am a brave soul 😉 Maybe 10 years from now I look back and say – O boy, I was so mad, crazy at times, I dont know. We are all strong and weak at times. So dont mind anything, just read, enjoy and move on with life
     
    • fennychandra 9:18 am on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Have you told her you love her? It’s funny if you share your deepest feeling to the world and she’s the only person who doesn’t have a clue. Come on..tell her.

    • shanupalani 9:11 am on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Its really great …. If she miss u she is very unlucky girl…. Even i too fell in love and my partner left me now… So i know the pain of love… But its all in the fate…

    • Arabinda 7:25 am on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hey u have written something as a virtuoso ,saluting u man, my chimera is just like yors, nice to read yor writing. my world is something that i cant leave myself from the cultured beauties world.and my love is not blind but sees sees and ultimately loves her. hav a nic day .

    • sunnysideofliving 7:04 pm on September 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Very very poignant and touching…… I can relate to it too….

  • Harshad Joshi 2:36 pm on June 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Friendship, , , Jilted Love, , , ,   

    Good Grief 

    This heartbreak hangover has continued for fairly long time, I mean its more then a week I havent been able to pick my spirits up. In one point of view, everything appears as a dead end, especially in this fast globalized ultramodern age, with so much technology and gadgets around, who would bother to wait and listen? Its such a fast paced world. Friendship made and broken in seconds, split seconds without batting an eyelid, On the other hand, the mind, the frenziness of emotions and feelings tell an otherwise story. Whom to really care for? Inspite of technology, the communication and understanding gap still prevails between people. This comes to notice specifically when one apologizes to a girl by making use of email/sms/chat combo. Even a guy advised me to meet her and sort it out. Boy, I had that courage and might, then probably I wouldent even have these bad feelings get into my way. This is Karma, we attach our emotions with so many people really without knowing the consequence of what will happen in future. Some blokes I know are pretty calculated individuals, they do not allow emotions to get in their way, call it a professional approach of sort.

    This incident taught me many things.

    1. No matter how much rich your dad is, a gurl will first look at you and your capabilities. Atleast the one who analyses you for a long time dosent get impressed by the prizes you won, she looks at the job and the yearly package. No other impression ever works.. 😦

    2. Surrounded by technology, we might get a feel of being a technocrat or whatever, but primitive feelings like emotions, rage, jealousy still exist. By no means we can avoid it. The forms and definations of ego might have changed, but it still continues to hurt as hell.

    3. Love hurts. In every age Love hurts. It has hurted me a lot. I dont know if I am mature enough to understand its true meaning, but the seen consequence makes me wonder – I am freaky enough to be loved?I am an equally loved and hated guy, I remember most of those occasions when I was hated..

    Gosh darn those status lines on my Gtalk – Love and Hate are one and all, sacrifice soon turns to revenge..

    A girl may not find these lines romantic enough, especially when shes commited to someone else. She will take it as an ominous sign of flirting, and bang, thats the end of all relations..no amount of apologies work, meeting is impossible, no truce…no peace, direct attack…what else??

    4. If you have been hurt before in relations, its wisdom to avoid complications in first place itself. If any jilted lover is reading this, I would advise – Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. These relations are never serious, they do not have any name, Modern pundits call it cyber relations, I dont have any good name for it. I mean its crazy concept to even think of attaching a name and emotions to a thing that exists in electronic world. Its true that sentimental fools like me are fond of attaching their feelings to the most ridiculous and insignificant things that exist in this world, its difficult at times. Here, every occasional hi, hello is a symbol of friendship, and every relation is apparantly a permanant one. Madness in all respect….I am a mad person who has got a provan track record of being in madly with love with girls I know I would never get to see, to touch, to talk and so on…This is my flaw, and I seriously need to get over it. My ex girl friend said that she avoided me because I did not had a ‘pure’ friendship with her. If I know that saying hello to her in wee hours of morning can spell as disaster I am suffering from, I would have avoided it. I am going to avoid it all togather throughout my life. Never send a girl an sms that can spoil your party. Controversies are never comfortable…

    5. Even if sacrifice may turn to revenge, you may not see the face who would say ‘I love you, I will kill you, but I will love you forever’ (Sobs…Sobs…..Tears…Sniff) I didnt 😦 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…….

    I will update this if my girl replies back to me, else think this as the end of this post (and my spoilt relation as well ) Hey Girl, dont mind, I will still continue loving you..Pure love knows no limits   😦   (Sic..Snifff…)

     
    • Adi Crazy 6:50 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Damn right you are. Agree with most of it.
      Did your girl reply?

    • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ Adi

      Hi Adi. I met her. I apologized using all the words I knew till today, but she didnt like my new role of a jilted lover. I asked her if our relations would be right as they were earlier, she indirectly said ‘No.’ If this wasent enough, as per expectations, she informed me that shes getting married soon…I could do nothing more but nevertheless, I congratulated her. That was the only option I had, nothing more we can do. Relations are a crazy thing.

      Age of Lonliness is bad enough, and someone telling you that you are lonly is more bad then ever….

    • fennychandra 3:50 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t agree more. Love hurts. Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. My last messy relationship started from Skype. And here I am now with my grief. *sob sob*
      Cheer up dude!

    • The Big K 7:18 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm. Look, some girls are idiots. Maybe your loved one was an idiot? 😀 . Be passionate about something in life and excuse people who have hurt you.

      Don’t keep on babbling about love all over you blog. Enjoy!

    • Harshad Joshi 11:52 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ The Biiig K

      Yeah, I ended that ‘heartbreak hangover’, everything seems fine now.. 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 5:25 am on June 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dream, Heartbreak, Illusion, , ,   

    Illusion – आभास 

    आभास हा….. छळतो तुला…छळतो मला…!!

    Today is the second anniversary day when she met me on orkut, and sadely, today marks the first day of our official breakup.. 😦 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa………!!!!

    (Someone put off my flames……I am burning….)

     
    • cia 5:15 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I could sympathize, strange but true-3 days back was the first anniversary of our first meeting and fairly about 5 days ago, this year,we broke up.

      Couldn’t feel crappier, but still, i move on.

    • Harshad Joshi 9:36 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ Cia

      Forgive the poor soul who wasent lucky enough to be yours. 😉

      You can maximum pray for the peace of the unblessed ones, God listens to them.

    • cia 2:16 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ harshad

      all the forgiveness n blessings are granted, he begins his married life in a couple months=)

    • Harshad Joshi 2:35 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ dude who broke cia’s heart

      Mate, if you ever stumble upon here or if you realize it by yourself, you will be surprised to know that Cia loved you truly, she just forgave you for folly you made. Next time dude, dont break a heart. Not all girls are kind hearted as cia.

      @ Cia
      You are a gem of a person. May God preserve your kindness.

  • Harshad Joshi 11:37 am on June 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Friends, , Greed, ,   

    Why! … 

    I was childish and unfair
    To you, my only friend
    I regret, but now it’s too late

    I can’t show you anymore
    The things I’ve learned from you
    Cause life just took you away

    And I’m asking why! …
    And I’m asking why! …
    Nobody gives an answer
    I’m just asking why

    But someday we’ll meet again
    And I’ll ask you

    And I’ll ask you why! …
    Why it has to be like this
    I’m asking you why
    Please give me an answer

    Many years and stupid fights
    Till we accept to see
    How it was and it’ll always be

    Why it has to be like this
    Why we don’t realize
    Why we’re too blind to see the one
    Who’s always on our side

    And I’m asking why! …
    And I’m asking why! …
    Nobody gives an answer
    I’m just asking why

    Just tell me why! …
    Why it has to be like this
    That the good ones disappear
    I’m asking you why

    And I’m asking why! …
    And I’m asking why! …
    Nobody gives an answer
    I’m just asking why

    And I’m asking why! …

     
  • Harshad Joshi 4:35 am on June 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Crazy, , , , , , , , , , ,   

    The 100th post 

    Love - Picture of hearts

    I am in love, inspite of the fact that I am not going to reach anywhere closer. Strange word this Love, one of the most primitive feelings yet the strongest one with no parallel. I know its crazy to fall in love with someone you have never seen, just occasionally heard and met only through Instant Messaging. Is this relation called cyber love? Whatever…

    Even if its a cyber or virtual love, I wont deny, my feelings are as strong as ever…Love hurts, when the girl you are after seeks someone else, Love definately hurts…but falling for her is a crazy concept in all aspects, God knows why I have affinity to fall for someone elses girl….3 times it has happened. 1st time – I didnt had courage to speak up, the 2nd instance – she was married (she was my teacher..!!) and now, this 3rd time – Shes committed already, and poor me, is bruised yet again for absolutely no reasons..once again I experience the sadeness…

    The only memories for a jilted cyber romancer like me is to occasionally go through the IM chat history desperately trying to capture those wonderful moments or to go through the sms she sent me…Boy, I have gone crazy, crazy as ever….

    Monday, 16 Jun 08

    Actually I am feeling much better now. I think a blog post helped me more then half a dozen anti depressant pills and couple of beers. So, moral of the story – The Zen Hindu Brahminism advices to write a blog each time you succeed, each time you fail, each time you are happy, each time you are sade. Posting or writting helps to unpersonify dukkha..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on September 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Shri Ganesh 

    Shri Ganesh

     
    • deepanjali 8:13 am on September 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      जे आपल्याला आवडते ते इतरांपर्यंत पोहचले पाहीजे.
      असा लहानसा प्रयत्न आहे.म्हणूनच मला वाटते .
      की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
      एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

    • dilip 1:51 pm on July 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • tinku 4:15 am on August 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • Sunil 5:15 am on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      very good

    • rameshbutala 9:25 am on September 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      happy diwali

    • jidnesh 11:39 am on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • jidnesh 11:41 am on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi
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      i like you

    • anandredasani@gmail.com 11:55 am on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I like this photo a lot

    • web master 12:18 pm on February 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Really great photos of lord ganesha, good resource and please keep on posting,

    • anchal 8:13 am on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • manish 9:18 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • Sangita 11:44 am on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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    • kanchan singh 4:52 pm on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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    • Neeta singh. 4:16 pm on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:29 am on July 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 16 December 1993, 1993, Ayodhya, Babri Masjid, Lord Ram, Mumbai Bomb blasts, riots, Sanjay Dutt, TADA   

    Sanjay Dutt sentenced to 6 years imprisonment 

    Sanjay Dutt, the film actor of Mumbai based film industry and one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai Bomb blasts has been sentenced to imprisonment of 6 years by the special TADA court which is giving final touches to the case..11 people have been given death sentences, while 9 have been given life inprisonment. There are several aspects to this case, where many common people, especially the ones who lost their near ones in the 93 blasts feel that the accused should be meted severs punishment, and going by the current scene, it can be said that the court is doing a right job.

    Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt too has many supporters who believe that he is innocent…thats the sade situation in this case..Sanjay Dutt should have been given more harsh sentence, but because of his friendly ties with the curent ruling party, the Indian National Congress, there can be a possibility of some authorities to maintain a soft corner to him. The Bollywood, the hindi film industry always supports Sanjay Dutt, considering a fact that a lot of money has been invested in his films, however, I hope that Sanjay Dutt gets to spend 6 years in jail. He totally deserves more then that, but because of great Indian democracy(rather a circus),judges have a pressure on them…considering the fact that media has got a lot of hyperinterest in campaigning for Sanjay Dutt. Arseholes..!!!

    Dawood Ibrahin, the Pakistani based international terrorist is another wanted in the Mumbai 93 blast case. I read that the FBI is warning Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim to them, now its interesting to observe what thaings are going to take place in the future..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:48 pm on July 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Blogging – Blogging completes its first 10 years 

    According to Wall Street Journal, this is the 10th year since the first blog came to life..thats quite an incredible fact.

    Blogging has got several advantages

    1. It allows people to create web content that people can read and comment on

    2. It also made use of RSS (web site syndication), and also introduced several new concepts like podcasting, content management, social networks, news feeds etc.

    3. Arguably, one can say that true digital democracy exists today primarily due to blogs people read and people write. Infact there have been several instances where there were heated discussions of bloggers being ‘failed’ journalist, but anyway, todays bloggers have got far more awareness as far as content quality is concerned.

    4. Blogging forms the first successful step in Web 2.0 revolution.

    Lets know something more about the blokes who began this revolution.

    1. Dave Winer, 52, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

    (From scripting.com, quite a good read, but dont worry if you fail to understand some of the post content)

    2. Jorn Bargar is the father of the term ‘weblog’ which was actually a joint word of ‘Web Log’, when he began the first blog of internet history –The Robot Wisdom.

    3.The next mentioning blog is BoingBoing. Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming an award winning group blog.

    4. Curiously, I find that a blog going by a title ‘icanhascheezburger‘ is always at the top of WordPress blogs most of the time, I am not too sure what this thing means, but its certain that people visit that blog more times then they visit mine…I rarely visit that blog, but the curious ones can try it out 😛

    This is what the blog owner says

    I Can Has Cheezburger is a site that gathers, organizes, tags, and captions what we hope is the most funny and slightly weird pictures of lolcats and lol* (other animals) from the Internet. We also receive user submissoins, and we caption some (tag = wemadesit!). Many of the earlier images on this site were found around the internet and forums (there are hundreds of forums where this meme has grown outside of its original context such as fark, fazed, vwforums, gpforums) — we attribute as much information as is available, however due to the nature of the internet, anonymity, the inability to locate the creators of a picture, and sourcing info our information may be incomplete, or flawed.

    There are more interesting blogs and sites, I will continue adding here, but later…till then,

    Happy Blogging…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:18 pm on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    A practical approach for blocking Orkut and saving trouble 

    From the past few days theIndian media is in all sorts of frenzy, displaying the news and reports telling that Indian government has instructed CERT India to ‘ban’ Orkut access primarily because,

    1. Indian authorities believe that Orkut allowes creation of flame communities that pack enough ammunation to set cities on fire and a punch that hurts the fragile ego of icon worshippers.

    2. Orkut is a place where loners waste their bandwidth hunting for girls, their personal details, a photograph or pieces of vital info.

    3. Orkuts a facinating place where you can abuse anyone, yes anyone, ranging from George Dubya Bush to the local administration without the fear of getting in line of fire. Although too much abusing or ranting can lead to your profile or community being marked as fake. But why bother , you can create plenty of fake accounts.

    4. Orkut is also a place where one can secretly plan their next rave party without the cops noticing it.

    Actually, I am not sure that this is what the government or authorities think of, but these all activites are being carried out on Orkut. No doubt about it. And I also know that the democratic government of India will try as little as possible to ‘ban’ it, afterall, the govt has so many daunting tasks ahead of them, be it the election of new president after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Chinese theat claims over Arunachal Pradesh, the rising value of ruppee against the US dollor(Huh, isent this thing funny? The rise of ruppee against dollor is extremely conducive to the booming Indian economy, but is a warning bell for the cheap service industry that is the home of US BPOs etc. Strange ways of economy. What to lose and what to keep?)

    On top of it, people get mad each time they discover that Orkut is being misused by sadistic outfits for achieving their targets. Orkut certainly gives a nice facility to create various groups and read a wide audience, but is it vitally necessary to get involved in Orkut to a level where we find it difficult to communication without the digital network? I mean the analog social network, the real one is much more good option.

    Some reasons for Orkuts wide misuse

    1. It allows creation of fake profiles and hate communities. Although theres provision for reporting it as bogus, the procedure isent foolproof. It can work either ways. Using this facility, someone can report a persons profile as bogus, even though that individual may be posting the truth. Who is to decide that the validity and quality of contents posted are in interest of community or no? Tough job, AI hasent reached this height as of now.

    2. People have to learn to exist in digital world. Even if the digital world is limited to a few dark servers placed on unknown datacenters, the impact they cause on real lifes can be damaging. It cannot be blamed on any digital network. People carry their personality, their good, bad attributes, imperfections, ideologies where ever they go. When this happens, usually theres trouble, leading to unstability.

    Inspite of everything, Orkut wont be ‘banned’, no one except the Chinese govt has the courage to ‘ban’ Google, but I still think that Orkut needs to be ‘blocked’ in offices, corporations, at place of work, school, colleges, government sections, public places etc. Doing this will be more feasible. Majority of well known companies block access to Orkut site, the reason is very simple – Dont want to distract the employees attention from work, and dont want to get into any legal trouble because of any employees miscreant activies.

    In schools and colleges, we go to study and not surf the web. Its common sense. We dont want to expose students to ill effects of bad company.

    So, that leaves us to homes. Yes, at home, we are free to do  anything. Access Orkut from your home.

    Moral of the story – Orkut cannot be ‘banned’ in India but it certainly can be ‘blocked’ by using proxy servers. Any digital social network can be a great tool to explore the world around us, but till the time we dont find a common unified way of understanding the ‘real’ world, we might face these problems forever.

    And as usual, as far as I am concerned, I personally feel that there are lot of other problems in this world that need a top priority attention example – Global Warming, Rise of terrorist outfits etc. It makes little sense to quarrel and argue over a damm freaky Orkut.

     
    • Shyam 10:45 am on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Global warming is a myth.

  • Harshad Joshi 6:04 am on March 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The secret behind Bob Woolmers untimely death 

    On 18 March 2007 (the day after Pakistan’s unexpected defeat to Ireland) Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica. He was taken to the nearby University Hospital but it was later confirmed that he had died.

    It was a bizzaire news for the most, but there are some very secret motives hidden deep into the dark side of the moon. There are several speculations that point towards the match fixing bookies, but a very interesting theory has come to light.

    Could the US secret agencies like FBI or CIA behind this? Or is it the job of Pakistani Secret Service, the ISI done for giving Mussharaf a cue – Your time is up..?Or is it the job of international mafia bookies whose match fixing tricks are destroying the spirit of cricket?

    One thing is sure – The US now has realized that Mussharaf is unable to control the fanatic terrorist groups within his state. This is particularly dangerous for US troops lying stagnant in neighbouring Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Al Kaida are preparing to make a comeback, not fully though. Dubya Bush cannot afford to suffer loss due to troubled situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. On top of it, there is a deep discontent among top Pakistani military administration and the common public, esp the world saw the raging civilians marching against the recent removal of Supreme Court Judge.

    Whatever it may be..things are getting murkier as the time progresses..Indian needs to keep a watchful eye on these developments that take place. Another fanatic leader taking over Pakistan is gonna create trouble for India.

    An update March 24 12:29 IST

    Its now confirmed by the Jamaica Police that Bob Woolmer was murdered “due to asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.

    The Jamaica Police has conducted a DNA test on Pakistani team and there is a strong chance of someone wrongdoing the South African for fear of getting exposed in match fixing scandal.
    Meanwhile, in India, Bob Woolmer is getting the media attention much more then what he used to get when he was alive..Watching the news channels for the day, I believe that conspiracy surround Woolmers muder is more important then any national issue. Now for rest of week, the news sleuths will be behind every detail occuring in Jamaica, and the media hype will be at its peak and we will get atmost bizzaire theories from the immature Indian TV channels. Pathetic dogs..

    According to some newsmakers example IBN-7, Inzamam is the prime culprit, while some(TIMES NOW, NDTV) are suspecting Danish Kaneria(the sole hindu player in pakistani team) for his passiveness in this case. Its funky to watch the half baked speculations that media makes..Whatever that might take… Match fixing cartels and mafias now rule the game along with the new underground bosses – the sponsers, who are sure to suffer huge revenues if India gets out of the competition cheaply..Afterall, not everyday one can invest million dollors and get nothing in return..

    Meanwhile, in other developments, the Indian team is yet again on slump of getting outbursted..with scores reading something as 43-2. I am not gonna stay awake for idiots like them. If they win, its good, if they dont, I will be happy..

     
    • Shoghi Effendi 5:56 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, where were you on the night of 18th March?

    • Harshad Joshi 6:04 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Shoghi
      Thats quite an inflammatory question.

    • ninad jadhav 6:22 am on August 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:51 pm on March 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Dish TV 

    5 reasons for avoiding satellite TV services in India esp Dish TV

    1. Dish TV is a utter crap service handled by a couple of jerks. Their STB’s (set top boxes) are manufactured in China and are of very inferior quality. One of our boxes has gone on a ride

    2. Their service is very bad. I dont know any other company which dosent provide TV services even after paying the alloted rent.

    3. The dealer and the company have got different opinion about the schemes and number of channel subscription.

    4. The movies on demand are of utter crap quality. They are mostly unwatched B or C grade Hindi movies which were thrown out of theaters in the 1 week itself.

    5. The customer care is handled by half paid blokes. One of them asked me to do a MASTER RESET and discovered that there is a ‘problem’ in their STB. Whoa….Its like formatting the disk and trying to find the stored data in there…and then saying ‘Oh, there might be a lil’ bug’.

    One positive thing about Dish TV is that free-to-air channels can be viewed on the STB, even if monthly rent isent paid on time(this can change soon). However, I dont need to clarify about the media quality of free-to-air channels. Its unspeakable.

    I think the TRAI has lost a chance to earn more bribe by leaving out the TV section. Pathetic dogs.

     
    • Hardy 10:00 am on July 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Friend,
      Just In reply of your view specially on Dish Tv. As i am using Dish TV for past 2 years and till there is no problem with services or with any instrument.
      1. As you said about STB i don’t think its of inferior quality else it will not work smoothly for last two years.

      2. About dealers and company everybody will have same information. As currentlythey have one great offer “FREE BHI ZYADA BHI” in this you will get 6 month free on 1st Connection and 12 Months on second.

      3. Movie on deman….they shown a lots of good movie as well like munna bhai, phir hera feri….and list goes on.

      4. About customer care till now i have faced any problem they resolved my queries very nicely.

      Further list of goodies are very large as compared to other key players in the market.

  • Harshad Joshi 9:19 am on March 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The Digital (Anti)Social Networks 

    Digital (Anti) Social Networks

    Tired of getting friend requests from MySpace, TagWorld, Friendster, TypePad, Skype, AIM, Yahoo!, Chia Friend, LinkedIn, MSN, TextAmerica, Upcoming, Digg, Google, 30 Boxes, Second Life, Plaxo, Zooomr, ICQ, Flickr, LiveJournal, Dogster, dodgeball, Backwash, BuddyBridge, FriendFan, Classmates, Buzznet, ReferNet… not to mention Friend Surfer, friendsand, Friends of Friends, friendsbay.de, Friends of Friends, Friends Reunited, Friendoo, Friendset, Friendsync, Friendity, Friendzy… and a million others… Tyrone J. Walrustitty put the following text on his Geocities homepage:

    Dear “Friend,” I don’t want to join [insert Web site name here]. I hate social networks. Hate ‘em! I’m tired of you sending these damn invitations to me. If you do it again, I’m going to stop being your friend – because inviting me to yet another social network that doesn’t interest me simply isn’t a very friendly thing to do. If I’m already on the social networks that you’re already on, I have no problem in connecting with you there. As it stands, however, my tolerance for social networks is turning me anti-social. If I add one more social network to my social network network, I’m truly going to go social on yo’ ass.

    Based on this simple idea, Tyrone launched Hermitster, raised $8.2 billion in funding, and sold the property to Rupert Murderock for well over a trillion dollars.

    Umm…after observing the bad effects of tools like Orkut, Myspace, Ryze(Does it exist ?), I guess its time now to quit the ‘digital’ social networking tools…

    Image Coutesy – BLAUGH, the (un)official comic of blogosphere.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:00 am on March 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 72 Degree East, अहमदाबाद, चंडीगड, चेन्नई, दिल्ली, बंगळूर, मुंबई, , Cocain, Drugs, Heroine, Hippies, LSD, Morality, pune march 2007 rave party, Pune Police, , Sinhgad, Vishwas Nangre Patil   

    Pune rural police crack a rave party 

    Update on 6 Oct 2008

    Vishwas Nangre Patil  on early Monday raided a rave party at a pub in Juhu area and detained 240 young men and women after seizing a large quantity of drugs.

    According to a police official, the raid at Mumbai 72 Degree East, yielded over 100 tablets of ecstasy drugs and other narcotics like heroine, LSD and cocaine.

    The official said that a filmmaker is one of the co-owners of the pub. That film maker is Mr Shakti Kapoor.

    Among the detained include son of a Bollywood actor, 40 young women and a couple of foreign nationals.

    Eight drug dealers who were present on the premises have been arrested.

    अमली पदार्थांच्या नशेत व मद्याच्या धुंदीत “रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये झिंगलेल्या सुमारे २८९ जणांना जिल्हा पोलिसांनी आज पहाटे सिंहगड पायथ्याजवळ छापा घालून पकडले. त्यात प्रामुख्याने तरुण-तरुणींसह उच्चभ्रूंचा समावेश असून, तीन परदेशी “डीजे’ व पाच परदेशी नागरिकांचाही या कारवाईत समावेश आहे. …..
    खास धूळवडीनिमित्त आयोजित करण्यात आलेल्या या “पार्टी’ची निमंत्रणे एका संकेतस्थळाद्वारे; तसेच “ऑर्कुट’ व “एसएमएस’द्वारे पोचविण्यात आली होती.

    दिल्ली, मुंबई, अहमदाबाद, बंगळूर, चेन्नई, चंडीगड, ठाण्यासह पुण्यातील विद्यार्थी, “आयटी’ व्यावसायिक, बीपीओ व कॉल सेंटरचे कर्मचारी, दोन हवाई सुंदरी, धनाढ्य व्यावसायिक, खासगी कंपन्यांतील बड्या अधिकाऱ्यांची मुले आदी पार्टीत सहभागी झाली होती. अनेक जण या पार्टीसाठी विमानाने आल्याचे त्यांच्याकडे सापडलेल्या तिकिटांवरून आढळले. पोलिसांनी ताब्यात घेतलेल्यांमध्ये प्रामुख्याने युवकांचा भरणा आहे. त्याशिवाय पुणे, पिंपरी-चिंचवड परिसर व ठाणे परिसरातील परप्रांतीय विद्यार्थीही मोठ्या संख्येने आले होते. पोलिसांनी पहाटे ताब्यात घेतल्यावर सकाळी दहानंतर त्यांची नशा उतरली व नंतरच त्यांची नावे समजू शकली. पोलिसांनी एकूण २५१ तरुण व २९ तरुणींना ताब्यात घेतले आहे.

    ही पार्टी आयोजित केल्याच्या आरोपावरून एकूण नऊ जणांना अटक करण्यात आली आहे. सूत्रधार ध्रुव पवन कौशल (वय २२, रा. निवेदिता टेरेस, वानवडी) व परमजितसिंग हरचरणसिंग ब्रार (वय २७, रा. नॅन्सी गार्डन, वानवडी) यांना अटक झाली आहे. जागामालक रामदास चंद्रकांत हगवणे (रा. डोणजे), शरद मुलोत शंकर (रा. अंधेरी, मुंबई), शिवेंद्रू प्रभातकुमार गुप्ता, स्टीफन एर्विन मुल्लर, ख्रिस्तोफर (दोघे रा. जर्मनी), शिलार्ण अच्युत वझे (वय २४, रा. जुहू), सिमृत हरीश सिल्मली (वय २४, रा. वरळी, मुंबई) यांना अमली पदार्थांच्या विक्री व त्यासाठी मदत केल्याच्या आरोपावरून अटक झाली आहे. या “पार्टी’मागे संघटित टोळी कार्यान्वित आहे का, याचाही पोलिस तपास करीत आहेत. पॅलेस्टाईनचे तीन, जर्मनीचे दोन व इराणचे तीन नागरिक या पार्टीत सापडले.

    घटनास्थळावरून पोलिसांनी १७ चिलीम, १०० ग्रॅम चरस, अमली पदार्थांच्या “कॅप्सूल’ व पावडर, ३०० टीन बिअर, म्युझिक सिस्टीम व मोठ्या प्रमाणात अमली पदार्थांचा साठा जप्त केला आहे. काही अमली पदार्थांची रासायनिक प्रयोगशाळेतून खात्री झाल्यावर ते कोणत्या प्रकारचे आहेत हे निष्पन्न होईल, अशी माहिती जिल्हा अधीक्षक विश्‍वास नांगरे-पाटील व अतिरिक्त अधीक्षक प्रवीण पाटील यांनी दिली. पुणे पोलिसांच्या अमली पदार्थविरोधी पथकाचे प्रमुख निरीक्षक शेषराव सूर्यवंशी यांनी आर्थिक गुन्हे विभागाचे उपायुक्त सुनील फुलारी यांना ही घटना कळविली. श्री. फुलारी यांनी श्री. नांगरे यांच्याशी काल रात्री संपर्क साधला.

    श्री. नांगरे, श्री. पाटील यांच्यासह १५ अधिकारी, दहा महिला कर्मचारी व ८० कर्मचाऱ्यांच्या पथकाने साध्या वेशात पहाटे दोन वाजून दहा मिनिटांनी छापा घातला. छापा घालण्यापूर्वी तयारीचा भाग म्हणून पोलिस वेशांतर करून सुमारे अर्धा तास “पार्टी’मध्ये सहभागी झाले. त्यानंतर सर्व पथकांनी एकाच वेळी कारवाई केली. त्या वेळी ४५ मोटारी व २९ दुचाकीही पोलिसांनी ताब्यात घेतल्या.

    या पार्टीसाठी प्रवेश शुल्क होते. प्रवेशासाठी “कार्ड’ तयार करण्यात आले होते. एक संकेतस्थळ, ऑर्कुट व “एसएमएस’द्वारे गेल्या आठवड्यापासून संपर्क साधून पार्टीचे आमंत्रण दिले जात होते. ताब्यात घेतलेल्या सर्वांना सात पोलिस वाहनांतून जिल्हा अधीक्षक कार्यालयात आणण्यात आले. छापा घालून पोलिस परतत असताना पहाटेपर्यंत या पार्टीसाठी लोक येत होते; मात्र छाप्याची माहिती कळताच त्यांची वाहने माघारी फिरत होती.

    या प्रकरणी हवेली पोलिस ठाण्यात गुन्हा दाखल झाला आहे. ताब्यात घेतलेल्या व्यक्तींवर अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याच्या आरोपावरून गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात येणार आहे, असे श्री. नांगरे यांनी सांगितले.

    “शायनी’ निसटली
    या पार्टीमध्ये “शायनी’ नावाची महिला “कॅलिफोर्निया ड्रॉप्स’च्या दीड हजार बाटल्या (आंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजारपेठेतील किंमत तीन कोटी रुपये) घेऊन येणार आहे, असे पोलिसांना समजले होते. त्यासाठी पोलिसांनी सापळा रचला होता; मात्र पोलिसांचा छापा पडल्याचे समजल्यावर ती महिला तिकडे फिरकली नाही. तिच्यावर आयर्लंडमध्ये अमली पदार्थ विक्रीचे तीन गुन्हे आहेत, अशी माहिती समजली असून, त्याबाबत सध्या खातरजमा सुरू असल्याचे पोलिसांनी सांगितले.

    “रेव्ह पार्टी’ म्हणजे काय?
    एका ठराविक ठिकाणी विशिष्ट दिवशी “पार्टी’ आयोजित केली जाते. शुल्क आकारून फक्त निमंत्रित किंवा काही ठराविक व्यक्तींनाच प्रवेश दिला जातो. त्या ठिकाणी दारू, बिअरची खुलेआम विक्री होते; तसेच अमली पदार्थही विकले जातात. या पार्ट्यांत येणारा वर्ग प्रामुख्याने अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन करण्यासाठी येतो. त्या वेळी “डीजे’च्या मदतीने संगीताची धूम सुरू असते. रात्री अकराला सुरू होणारी पार्टी सकाळी सातपर्यंत चालते. अशा प्रकारच्या पार्ट्या, दिल्ली, मुंबईत नियमितपणे होतात. मुंबईतील “अक्‍सा’ बीच त्यासाठी कुख्यात आहे. पुण्यातही सिंहगड पायथा परिसरात नुकतीच अशी एक पार्टी झाल्याची माहिती पोलिसांना मिळाली आहे.

    पुण्याला अमली पदार्थांचा विळखा?

    • गेल्या वर्षी ऑगस्टमध्ये ऑस्ट्रेलियाला पाठविण्यासाठीचे दोन कोटींचे चरस पुण्यात जप्त झाले होते.
    • जानेवारी २००७ मध्ये टेक्‍सासला पाठविण्यासाठीचे अडीच कोटींचे हेरॉइन पुण्यातून जप्त झाले होते.
    • त्याशिवाय पणजीमध्ये नुकतेच पंधरा कोटी रुपयांचे हेरॉइन पकडण्यात आले. ते पुणे- पणजी बसमधून जप्त करण्यात आले होते.
    • पुण्यातील काही पब, कोरेगाव पार्क भागातील हॉटेले व उच्चभ्रूंची ऊठबस असलेली हॉटेले, क्‍लबमध्ये अमली पदार्थांच्या खरेदी-विक्रीचे व्यवहार होत असल्याच्या पोलिसांकडे तक्रारी आल्या आहेत.
    • केंद्रीय उत्पादनशुल्क विभागाच्या अधिकाऱ्यांच्या मतानुसार, अमली पदार्थांची पुण्यातून मोठ्या प्रमाणात वाहतूक होते. मुंबई, बंगळूर व दिल्लीसाठी येथून “माल’ जातो व “येतो’. त्यासाठी सध्या “कुरिअर’ व्यवसायासह अन्य ठिकाणी अधिकाऱ्यांचे लक्ष. पुणे हे “ट्रान्स्पोर्ट स्टेशन’.

    पुण्याचे बदलते स्वरूप
    पुण्याचे स्वरूप बदलत आहे, त्याचे प्रतिबिंब या पार्टीत दिसून आले. शिक्षण, नोकरी, व्यवसाय आदींसाठी परराज्यांतून येथे आलेले विद्यार्थी, युवक बेकायदेशीर कृत्यांत सहभागी होत असल्याचे आढळून येत आहे. माहिती तंत्रज्ञान कंपन्या, कॉल सेंटर, बीपीओ, खासगी कंपन्या येथे काम करणाऱ्या युवकांना मोठ्या प्रमाणात वेतन मिळते. पैसे भरपूर मिळाल्यावर काही जण वाईट सवयींकडे आकृष्ट होतात, असे दिसून येत असल्याचे पुणे पोलिसांच्या आर्थिक गुन्हे विभागाचे उपायुक्त सुनील फुलारी यांनी नमूद केले.

    If we observe the list, we will find a number of people well inside their thirties. Fast growing IT and service industry has no doubt increased the income of many, but at the same time, has caused the ‘evil’ elements of quick money to rise..The number of girls caught have raised various social issues that need to be addressed and resolved soon.

    Actually, the disturbing fact found in this crackdown was the use of digital social networking tool – Orkut, which was used as a means of communication between peer groups. According to me, now its high time that Google bring an Indianized version of Orkut example – http://www.orkut.co.in which will function mostly for Indian users and will comply by Indian legal codes.

    Is the purity of Pune muddled? Who can answer this?

    अटक झालेल्या आरोपींची नाव(list of convicted people caught in rave party pune)े –

    १) कॉड्रॅन डिसोझा (वय २०), रा. शिवाजी मार्केट, नियामी अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २०६, कॅम्प.
    २) अजय विजय सोनी (वय २१), रा. ११/३, मुळे क्‍लासिक, अशोकनगर, विद्यापीठ रोड.
    ३) तरुण अजयसिंग सिंग (वय २१), रा. २०२ कानिफनाथ अपार्टमेंट, पौड रोड, कोथरूड.
    ४) केव्हीन जॉन डिसोझा (वय २०), रा. १० शलाका अपार्टमेंट, डी. पी. रोड, औंध.
    ५) मनिंदरसिंग जगमोहनसिंग सिंग (वय १९), रा. गोकुळेश अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ८, डेक्कन जिमखाना.
    ६) हरजितसिंग करमजितसिंग (वय १८), रा. १२/६ मारी गोल्ड अपार्टमेंट, कल्याणीनगर.
    ७) महंमद सय्यद अब्दुल सय्यद (वय २२), रा. ९९१ पद्‌मजी पार्क, गुलमोहर अपार्टमेंट, दुसरा मजला, कॅम्प.
    ८) कुणाल रमेश प्रसन्न (वय २२), रा. ६ गुलिस्तान अपार्टमेंट, एस. व्ही. रोड, अंधेरी, मुंबई.
    ९) दिगंत नरेश सोनी (वय २१), रा. डी २/७०४ गंगा ऑर्केड, मुंढवा, मूळगाव फ्लॅट नं, २१८, बेहरामजी टाऊनसमोर, पूनम चेंबर, नागपूर.
    १०) अनीस राजेंदर बन्सल (वय २७), रा. कल्याणीनगर,ज नीलांजली सोसायटी, मधुराज बिल्डिंग, फ्लॅट नं. ४.
    ११) मोहम्मद अली खालीद (वय २०), रा. सी ३०१, कोनार्कपुरम बिल्डिंग, कोंढवा, पुणे, मूळ रा. मदान पार्क, दौरखातम सोसा., बी. ए. – ३, ५०२ सौदी अरेबिया.
    १२) युसफ फतेह मोहमद (वय २३), रा. सी-३०१, कोनार्कपुरम बिल्डिंग, कोंढवा, मूळ रा. मदान पार्क, दौरखातम सोसा. बी. ए-३, ५०२ सौदी अरेबिया.
    १३) सौरभ प्रवीणकुमार गुप्ता (वय २३), रा. १४ स्वप्नशिल्प अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ४ ए विंग, पौड रोड, रामबाग कॉलनी, कोथरूड.
    १४) अजिंक्‍य दिलीप गायकवाड (वय २०), रा. बी-३९, चंद्राई सहकारनगर नं.२, तुळशीबागवाले कॉलनी, पर्वती.
    १५) गुरुतेजश्‍वरसिंग सुतनामसिंग (वय २३), रा. एस-९ संकुल, एरंडवणा.
    १६) अनुमोल सुरिंदरकुमार मेहता (वय २४), रा. मॉडेल कॉलनी फ्लॅट नं.१, रचना ग्लोरी सोसायटी, डीएसके टोयटोसमोर.
    १७) कुश सुनील मेहता (वय २३), रा. चंद्रलेखा २०, शिवाजी हौसिंग सोसायटी.
    १८) प्रणव चंद्रप्रकाश गुप्त (वय १९), रा. संकुल अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ९, एरंडवणा.
    १९) संदेश प्रकाश डोंगरे (वय २८), रा. प्रेम रेस्टॉरंट कोरेगाव पार्क, मूळ रा. सुरेंद्र गड गेट्टी, खदान काटोळ रोड, नागपूर.
    २०) कौशल प्रकाश सॅम्युअल (वय २०), रा. बी-५०१ भारतीविहार इमारत, कात्रज.
    २१) आदित्य अरविंद आरोरा (वय २३), रा. २-बी/३३३ विजय विशाल कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, जोगेश्‍वरी वेस्ट, जोगेश्‍वरी मेन रोड.
    २२) विनीतकुमार शिकलदेव प्रसाद पद्‌माकर (वय २३), रा. एल-१० सावंतविहार कात्रज डेअरीजवळ.
    २३) अमहद सय्यद तारिक सय्यद (वय २३), रा. ११४० भवानी पेठ, एडीगम चौक.
    २४) परवेझ शकील कुरेशी (वय २३), रा. ३११ सोलापूर रोड, कॅम्प, डेक्कन टॉवर बिल्डिंग.
    २५) अभिजित गुलाब नानगुडे (वय २३), रा. जंजीर हॉटेल, डोणजे फाटा, ता. हवेली.
    २६) कृष्णा सुशीलकुमार मुजुमदार (वय २३). रा. सदर.
    २७) नितीन रामगौर (वय २३), रा. बी-४ सुखवानी पार्क, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २८) रितूल मुकेश मजेडिया (वय १९), रा. एन. एस. रोड, पी. एस. बिल्डिंग, मुलुंड, पश्‍चिम मुंबई-१८.
    २९) नितीन राम रॉन चंदानी (वय १८), रा. ए-३५ प्लॅझेन्ट ऍव्हेन्यू, विमाननगर.
    ३०) मोईन अहमद पटेल (वय ३०), रा. ३०१ बी विंग पंचवटी बिल्डिंग, मरोळ, मुंबई.
    ३१) सिद्धार्थ अलोक शर्मा (वय १९), रा. ७०४ ए एम्प्रेस कोर्ट, सोपानबाग.
    ३२) रमणजित मनमोहनसिंग (वय २१), रा. रूम नं. २५ खांडाळीशीर, चंडीगड.
    ३३) पल्लव भूपेन नियोग (वय २४), रा. टिपलिंग दुलीयाजाना, जि. दिब्रुगड, आसाम.
    ३४) उजेका जोहेर कपाडिया (वय २४), रा. १८ ए, चमानटेस गार्डन, बोटक्‍लब रोड.
    ३५) अस्मित प्रताप खनुजा (वय २१), रा. ब्रह्मा मॅजेस्टिक, बी-१२, ५०४ एनआयबीएम रोड, कोंढवा.
    ३६) सोहेल अशिफ शेख (वय १८), रा. यू-६ कोणार्कपूरम, कोंढवा.
    ३७) करण अरुण कदम (वय १८), रा. साईनिवास बंगला नं. १ उंड्री, ता. हवेली.
    ३८) जयेश संजीव सिंगल (वय २३), रा. १०१ फ्रेंड्‌स अपार्टमेंट, खंदारी आग्रा, उत्तर प्रदेश.
    ३९) विक्रम नरेंद्र सरोदे (वय २३), रा. ए-५ कृतिक अपार्टमेंट, डहाणूकर कॉलनी.
    ४०) गौरव गॅंम कोहली (वय २७), रा. डी-४/१०२ नेहरूनगर, पिंपरी.
    ४१) राजू हसमुख राठोड (वय २३), रा. सीताकुट्टी जुहू स्कीम, अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४२) कृष्णा वेंकटाचल प्रसाद (वय ३१), रा. अमेय बिल्डिंग, डी. एन. नगर अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४३) विनय बलवंतसिंग (वय २६), रा. ऍपिट कॉलनी, सहार रोड, अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४४) मौसम फुकन (वय २६), रा. सेक्‍टर नं. ५, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ४५) त्रिदीप भीमेश्‍वर धावरे, (वय २६), रा. लुल्लानगर, ए बिल्डिंग, २०१.
    ४६) गौतम जगदीश राजपूत (वय २७), रा. ए-१ रूम नं. ४, कोणार्क प्लेंडर.
    ४७) अभिषेक श्‍यामल मुखर्जी (वय २७), रा. गेरा फॉलीज, विमाननगर, फ्लॅट नं. ए/ ६०८.
    ४८) अजय अभिषेक रावत (वय २०), रा. बी-१, १९ गोयल गंगा, मुंढवा रोड, मूळ रा. जालंधर, मॉडेल टाऊन, पंजाब.
    ४९) केशव राजीव गर्क (वय २१), रा. ए-२५ प्लेझंट ऍव्हेन्यू आयएसबीएम कॉलेजपाठीमागे, विमाननगर, मूळ रा. गर्क निवास, लेक ऍव्हेन्यू, काके रोड, धनबाद, झारखंड.
    ५०) अब्बास फकुद्दीन शेफी (वय २०), रा. वर्षा अपार्टमेंट फ्लॅट नं. ४, दीप बंगला चौक, मॉडेल कॉलनी, शिवाजीनगर.
    ५१) अहमद पायोजी मुस्तफा (वय २२), रा. फ्लॅट नं. जी-२, ७०४, गंगा आर्केड, मुंढवा, मूळ रा. पी. ए. मानसिल साऊथ ब्रिज, कालेकत, केरळ.
    ५२) अभिजयसिंग अजयसिंह चव्हाण (वय २४), रा. बी-१३ शेफश्रुती अपार्टमेंट, कात्रज डेअरीजवळ, भारती विद्यापीठ, मूळ रा. २२० सिव्हिल लाइन्स मेन रोड, नरसिंगपूर, मध्य प्रदेश.
    ५३) नितीन अल्बर्ट वारड (वय २४), रा. बी-२/२५ , डिफेन्स रेसिडेन्सी, प्रतीकनगर, विश्रांतवाडी, मूळ रा. ५२/१२४६ आर्मिक शाही पार्क, अहमदाबाद, गुजरात.
    ५४) अमनज्योत कन्वरदीश सिंग (वय २३), रा. बी-२/२४, ड्रीम रेसिडेन्सी, प्रतीकनगर, विश्रांतवाडी, मूळ रा. बी-९/३, पार्थ इंद्रप्रस्थ टॉवर, वस्तरापूरजवळ अहमदाबाद.
    ५५) आदित्य रवींद्रकुमार थापर (वय २०) रा. ७ वैशाली अपार्टमेंट, बावधन.
    ५६) अभिषेक गोपाल पुरकाअस्ता (वय २४), रा. २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटलजवळ, रूम नं. २, मूळ रा. कोलकता, डमडम ६७/१ मौसमी अपार्टमेंट.
    ५७) दीप श्‍यामशिश गोशाल (वय २३), २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटलजवळ, रूम नं. २.
    ५८) इन्तियाज महंमद सय्यद (वय २१), रा. बी-१०/५, कुबेरा पार्क कोंढवा.
    ५९) राहुल चंदू प्रेमदानी (वय १९), रा. ८४१- दस्तूर मेहेर रोड, दुसरा मजला, फ्लॅट नं. ९.
    ६०) इम्रान सय्यद शेख (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ८ पोलिस ग्राऊंडमागे, हॉटेल रामसरमध्ये, शिवाजीनगर.
    ६१) शादाब शहाबुद्दीन हुसेन (वय २५), रा. बी/१६, फ्लॅट नं. १४ मीरानगर गार्डन, वडगाव शेरी.
    ६२) अभिराम शन्नुगम (वय २०), रा. विमाननगर, मूळ रा. १ अमरज्योती केबिन कॉलनी, ३ स्ट्रीट त्रिपूर, तमिळनाडू.
    ६३) अनिकेत सुभाष चित्रोडा (वय २१), रा. ए-२५, फातिमानगर, सोपानबाग, मिटकॉन सोसायटी.
    ६४) सुडिमा राज चौधरी (वय २०), रा. बी-१२, ६६ साळुंके विहार रोड, ब्रह्मअंगण सोसायटी.
    ६५) अहमद हासीन (वय २०), रा. ए-२, ४०३ फोरअलिजा, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ६६) रॉबिन जॉन (वय २१), रा. ई-१९, कुमार पद्मालय, औंध.
    ६७) अंकित अरुण दुवा (वय २०), रा. ५०२, फ्लोरिना अपार्टमेंट, कर्वे रोड.
    ६८) विष्णुदत्त शर्मा (वय २४), रा. १७-१८ ऐश्‍वर्या रेसिडेन्सी, अभिनव शाळेमागे, लॉ कॉलेज रोड.
    ६९) जंजीर अहमद (वय २१), रा. ८, शाहूश्री लेन नं. ७, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ७०) हिमांशू सिंग (वय २२), रा. घोरपडी आनंद टॉकीजच्या पाठीमागे, जय रेस्टॉरंटच्या जवळ.
    ७१) जोहेब आसिफ शेख (वय २३), रा. यू-६, कोणार्क पूरम, कोंढवा खुर्द.
    ७२)ओम्‌कार संतोष सोनी (वय २३), रा. पीएल-२५२, आरडी-२, सचिन तिडस, सुरत, सध्या रा. हॉटेल राधिका नाना पेठ.
    ७३) मॅन्युल जे. व्हेलनटाईन (वय २३), रा. ७६७ गुरुवार पेठ.
    ७४) सौरभ दिलीप परदेशी (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ११-१२ शैलेंद्र अपार्टमेंट, सानेगुरुजी हौसिंग सोसायटी, वडगाव शेरी.
    ७५) करणवीर सोहनवीर सिंग (वय २०), रा. ५/८ ईश्‍वर शरण अपार्टमेंट, नॉर्थ मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ७६) शिवम राकेशकुमार गर्क (वय २१), रा. एल-१/४०७, हरिगंगा, खडकी.
    ७७) प्रवीण पशुपती सराफ (वय २४), रा. ८५, शांतिभवन, कलमाडी हाऊसमागे, नळ स्टॉप.
    ७८) अभय अमूल थोरात (वय २२), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ३२, ओरीयन अपार्टमेंट, मॉडेल कॉलनी.
    ७९) अनिमेश अरुणबर ठाकूर (वय २२), रा. बी-१६, निलगिरी हाईट्‌स बहीरटवाडी, एस. बी. रोड.
    ८०) सौरभ रविप्रकाश रस्तोगी (वय २३), रा. ए-२, माणिकमोती फ्लॅट नं. १३, कात्रज.
    ८१) अन्शल रविप्रकाश रस्तोगी (वय २७), रा. सदर.
    ८२) शुभ शैलेंद्र चौक्‍शी (वय २६), रा. ५०१ लीली टॉवर, अंबोली, अंधेरी, मुंबई.
    ८३) गौरभ जगेंद्रपाल भगत (वय २३), रा. रूम नं. ११०, नटराज सोसायटी, फुल्डवर्डजवळ, कर्वेनगर.
    ८४) सुजित बिडशस परदेशी (वय १८), रा. जंजिरा हॉटेल, खडकवासला, मूळ रा. नादिया, जि. बिथवाडहडी, पश्‍चिम बंगाल, कोलकता.
    ८५) बहादूर सिराज शेख (वय २०), रा. सदर, ८६) बेबी पुरबा सरकार (वय २०) रा. सदर,
    ८७) गौरव पार्थसारथी रॉय (वय २०), रा. एल-१ ४०७ हरिगंगा सोसायटी, फुलेनगर, मूळ रा. ७७२, ए ब्लॉक, पी न्यू मलिपूर, कोलकता.
    ८८) भास्कर टंकाया रेड्डी (वय २९), रा. रक्षकनगर रोड, बी-आर फ्लॅट नं. ३०६ खराडी.
    ८९) सायरस विल्सन ख्रिश्‍चन (वय २४), ६०१ साचापीर स्ट्रीट, कॅम्प.
    ९०) शाकीर साबीर शेख (वय २०), रा. अलामीन सोसायटी फ्लॅट नं. २५, सॅलिसबरी पार्क.
    ९१) शेख अनीस बाबू (वय २१), रा. २०४ गंज पेठ.
    ९२) प्रियेश मुकेश गणत्रा (वय २१), रा. ८०१, महावीर टॉवर, एलबीएस मार्ग, मुलुंड, वेस्ट मुंबई.
    ९३) मेहुल ललित ठक्कर (वय २१), रा. बी-२८, श्रीराम अपार्टमेंट, गार्डन हॉटेल, श्रीनगर, मुंबई.
    ९४) अंकित दिलीप जैन (वय २०) रा. बी-१८, सुखवानी पार्क, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ९५) सिद्धार्थ संवारिया अगरवाल (वय २२), रा. माणिकचंद, मलाबार, ए-१/२, लुल्लानगर, मूळ रा. पो. बिल्हा, जि. बिलासपूर, छत्तीसगड,
    ९६) फत्तेसिंग जगरूपसिंग खारा (वय २०), रा. डी/२, गंगा आर्केड, मुंढवा रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क, मूळ रा. निलगिरी स्टड फार्म, होहानी, जि. फल्या?ाद, हरियाना.
    ९७) मजिद अरिफ खान (वय २०), रा. ३, गुलमोहर सोसायटी, साळुंखे विहार.
    ९८) फय्याज सरफराज शेख (वय २१), रा. श्रीयोग अपार्टमेंट, ३/२७, लुल्लानगर.
    ९९) राहुल चंद्रकांत ठाकूर, (वय २१), रा. ११/२२ आनंद सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड.
    १००) जुबेर बशीर अहमद बेग (वय २३), रा. डी/३, हरर्मेस क्‍लासिक, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १०१) अकीब मुश्‍ताक (वय २२), रा. ४३, उदय पार्क, तळमजला, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १०२) फईम बशीर शहा (वय २३), रा. ए/२, अवधूत विहार, भारती विद्यापीठ, कात्रज.
    १०३) शोएब अहमद खानयादी, (वय २३), रा. ई/७, सीताडेल अपार्टमेंट, बी. टी. कवडे रोड, घोरपडी.
    १०४) अंकती सतीश कुमार सिंग (वय २०), रा. डायमंड आवा बॉईज होस्टेल, कालिना, मुंबई, सध्या रा. १४१ डिफेन्स एन्क्‍लेव्ह सदर नागपूर.
    १०५) रुमी कुमार भीम रावल (वय २३), रा. १८/ए क्‍लॅमेटीस गार्डन, हौसिंग सोसायटी, बोटक्‍लब रोड, मूळ रा. घर नं.१, वॉर्ड नं.९, टिकापूर कैलाली, नेपाळ.
    १०६) दिनेशकुमार भीम रावल (वय २१), रा. सदर.
    १०७) समीर अहमद डार (वय २३), रा. नीलांजली सोसायटी, फ्लॅट नं.४, कल्याणीनगर, मूळ रा. एफ १६, रामालोन तलाब तेब्बो, जम्मू-काश्‍मीर.
    १०८) दिलप्रतिसिंग सुखजितसिंग (वय २४), रा. २०७/१, परमार कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, एस. पी. मॅनेजमेंटजवळ, निगडी नाका.
    १०९) देवांग हरिश चव्हाण, (वय २१), रा. १०, पतंग प्लाझा, फेज १, पीआयसीटी कॉलेजसमोर, कात्रज.
    ११०) कॉलन शॉन डिसोझा (वय १९), रा. मायामी हौसिंग सोसायटी, सेंट ऍन्थोनी श्रायनसमोर, कॅम्प.
    १११) दिनेश भरत ठक्कर (वय २२)
    ११२) निखिल अजित आपटे (वय २४), रा. ३८९/३२, मीरा सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड.
    ११३) विकार इब्राहीम जोजेफ (वय २५), रा. वीर अशोक बिल्डिंग, फ्लॅट नं. २३, ऍलेन्स रेस्टॉरंटच्या पाठीमागे, लुल्लानगर.
    ११४) श्रीकांत प्रसाद सबनवीस (वय २६), रा. बी-११, वयोला सोसायटी, वारजे.
    ११५) गौरव सतीश दुगल (वय २५), रा. ११ क्‍लायमेटीस गार्डन सोसायटी, ढोले-पाटील रोड,
    ११६) सारस्वत सुधीर पांडे (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं.१, मंत्री ऍव्हेन्यू, २ पंचवटी, पाषाण.
    ११७) प्रशांत डिक्रुझ फ्रान्सिस डिक्रुझ (वय २५), रा. ६७ कन्याशाळा मार्ग, कॅम्प.
    ११८) अनॉथा दे लाय (वय २८), रा. डी-१३, सुखवानी पार्क, नॉर्थ, मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ११९) सागर गोविंद अहुजा (वय २२), रा. जी-२ फ्लॅट नं. २९, ग्रीन एर्क्‍स, केदारेनगर, कोंढवा.
    १२०) ओमर मोहम्मद अळाकाबी (वय २३), रा. फ्लॅट नं.५, अमिना मंझील, एन. जी. रोड.
    १२१) गुरुदत्त सुरेश हगवणे (वय ३०), रा. मु. पो. डोणजे, ता. हवेली.
    १२२) रोहन भट्टाचार्य रोजनराजकुमार भट्टाचार्य, (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. १, बिल्डिंग नं. १६, ई. के. टी. पी. रुबी हॉस्पिटल, कोलकता,
    १२३) रितेशकुमार भीम रावळ (वय २१), १८ ए, क्‍लायमेटास गार्डन हौसिंग सोसायटी, बोट क्‍लब रोड,
    १२४) मयांक जयप्रकाश भारती (वय २५), १२२७, सेक्‍टर १७, वॉर्ड २, गोडगाव,
    १२५) मोहंमद मोसीन अलयफोशी (वय २०), क्वार्टर्स फौंडेशन, पाचगणी,
    १२६) अलेफ युनुस खान (वय २१) बी ६, शिवतीर्थ हौसिंग सोसायटी, राजबन,
    १२७) राजश्री आतनू दे (वय २०), ६ डी, गुलमार्ग अनुशक्तीनगर, मुंबई,
    १२८) स्वागत प्रदीप गुहा (वय २२), डी २, १६ नेरळ, नवी मुंबई,
    १२९) रोहन कृष्णा रानडे (वय २०), कस्तुरबा हौसिंग सोसायटी, विश्रांतवाडी,
    १३०) अभिजित कृष्णा रानडे (वय २८), कस्तुरबा हौसिंग सोसायटी, विश्रांतवाडी,
    १३१) अक्षय विनोद मल्होत्रा (वय २२), बी ६, शिवतीर्थ हौसिंग सोसायटी, सनबन,
    १३२) प्रवेश देवेंद्र शर्मा (वय २१), ३५ ए, प्रसाद बंगला, वृंदावन सोसायटी, पाषाण,
    १३३) अफेत रिबेरा गर्ग (वय २०) बी १८, सोपानी पार्क, कोरेगाव,
    १३४) गौरव सतीश दुगल (वय २६), ११ क्‍लोमेंस्टिक गार्डन, ढोले पाटील रस्ता,
    १३५) उमर महंमद अलकाबी (वय २३), अमिना मंझील,एम. जी. रोड,
    १३६) अश्‍विन जयप्रकाश मिस्त्री (वय २१) जंगली महाराज रोड, डेक्कन,
    १३७) मगेद साको यबीत अलवान (वय २३), फ्लॅट नंबर २९ सी, २ कुबेरा पार्क,
    १३८) उजेका जोहेर कपाडिया (वय २४), १८ ए, कलमायटीज बोटक्‍लब,
    १३९) लिबोनार्ड ऍन्थोनी नायडू (वय २५), बी. टी. कांबळे रोड, ब्रह्माबाग अपार्टमेंट, सी. १८,
    १४०) नॉबीन जॉन (वय २२) ई१९, लोकसंगम विहार, मेडीपॉइंट, औंधगाव,
    १४१) करण दिलबागसिंग संदुक (वय २२), गोखलेश अपार्टमेंट, जी.एम. रोड,
    १४२) दीपककुमार छाबडा (वय २४), ई १, ब्रह्मा मेमोरियल भोसलेनगर,
    १४३) अमित हसन कर्ड, (वय २२) सी. एच. ओ. राहुल तरस, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १४४) नितीश भीमराव वाघमारे (वय २१), प्लॅट नं. ४, ३११ सेक्‍टर १५, नवी मुंबई,
    १४५) रितुल मुकेश मजेरिया (वय १९) मुलुंड, वेस्ट मुंबई,
    १४६) वल्लभ भिगत नियोग (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. २, न्यूटन हाउस, सांगवी,
    १४७) विपुल कांजीभाई विराडिया (वय २५), फ्लॅट नं. ५९, अशोकनगर, गणेशखिंड,
    १४८) शिव शैलेंद्र चौकशे (वय २२), ए १, फ्लॅट नं. ८०१, गगनविहार, बिबवेवाडी,
    १४९) धनंजय तेवातीया संतोषकुमार (वय २२) ५८) परमेश्‍वर शरण अपार्टमेंट, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १५०) अर्जुन रवी नायर (वय १९), शिवाजी हौसिंग सोसायटी, सेनापती बापट रोड,
    १५१) सुपिदु शंभू बागची (वय २२), ई १०८, सावंत विहार, कात्रज,
    १५२) विष्णू दत्ता शर्मा (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. १७, १८ ऐश्‍वर्या रेसिडेन्सी, लॉ कॉलेज,
    १५३) आझाद हुसेन शेख (वय २०), बालाजी अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २०३, सॅलसबरी पार्क,
    १५४) मोसम सुरेश फुकन (वय २६), हरिओम सोसायटी, कोरेगाव,
    १५५) निकी केराण चावला (वय १९) मॉडर्न कॉलेज, शरद अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २, टोयोटा शोरूमसमोर,
    १५६) रीतेश भरत ठक्कर (वय २३), ३०४ विजय विशाल बिल्डिंग, पाटील पुतळ्याजवळ, अंधेरी, वेस्ट मुंबई, १
    ५७) अंकित सतीशकुमार सिंग (वय २०), बंगला नं. ९, स्लोअर व्हिला, एन.आय.बी.एम. कोंढवा बु.,
    १५८) सचिन मोहनराज (वय २०), सी २, गंगा आर्केड, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १५९) अभिषेक पुरका होसया (वय २४), २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटल,
    १६०) विनीतकुमार एस. बी. पद्माकर (वय २३), ८-१० सावंत विहार, कात्रज,
    १६१) सावन अनिलकुमार गुप्ता (वय २५), फ्लॅट नं. सी ९, शेहनशहा को-ऑप. हौसिंग सोसायटी, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १६२) विक्रम नरेंद्र सरोदे (वय २३), ए ५, डहाणूकर कॉलनी, श्रवविक अपार्टमेंट,
    १६३) निशांत निम्हण केलाणी (वय २१) एच ८, राहुल टेरेस, कोरेगाव,
    १६४) विनीयन वीरेंद्र खोगड (वय २२), राजश्री व्हिला रेंजहिल,
    १६५) अली अकबर अब्बास निधाम (वय २१) १२ ए, भीमदीप अपार्टमेंट, गोखलेनगर,
    १६६) वेनस्टन पॉल बोर्ज (वय २१), परमार पार्क, वानवडी,
    १६७) इक्‍बाल चिनीवाला ताहीर (वय २४), वानवडी,
    १६८) सिद्धार्थ अनिल मेहता (वय २२), ६०१ ताश्‍कंद माडा, अंधेरी, मुंबई,
    १६९) आशुतोष प्रभू धामणे (वय २६), रामप्रसाद, ४ बंगला, अंधेरी, मुंबई,
    १७०) राहुल चंद्रकांत ठाकूर (वय २१), अनंत सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड,
    १७१) अश्‍मीन प्रताप खनुजा (वय २१) रमा मॅजेस्टिक एन. आय. बी. एम. रोड,
    १७२) चॅरविन जेकब (वय २४), ५०४ ऑडोसी हिरानंदानी गार्डन, वेस्ट मुंबई,
    १७३) शोएब अहमदखान यारी (वय २३) ७ इंदिरानगर, श्रीनगर – काश्‍मीर, सध्या रा. ई ३, घोरपडी,
    १७४) आकेश रंगलो (वय २२) ४०, उदयपार्क, खेळगाव, दिल्ली. सध्या रा. कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १७५) हरप्रीतसिंग सहगल (वय २५), वैशालीनगर, छत्तीसगड, सध्या रा. सूस रोड,
    १७६) शाहीद शेख (वय २०), २६ सरोज अपार्टमेंट, फातिमानगर,
    १७७) देवाशिष मल्होत्रा (वय २०), सॅलसबरी पार्क, आय. सी. आय. कॉलनी,
    १७८) अभिमन्यू सिंग (वय २०), व्हिलेज गव्हाणू, सिमला, सध्या रा. सेनापती बापट रोड.
    १७९) मोनीश शेट्टी (वय २०), रा. गोविंदनगर कानपूर, सध्या रा. न्यू राहुल टेरेस सोसायटी, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १८०) परवेझ शकील कुरेशी (वय २३), रा. ३११ पुलगेट कॅम्प.
    १८१) अदित्य रविकुमार थापट (वय २०), रा. वैशाली अपार्टमेंट बावधन.
    १८२) कुणाल जयंतीभाई पटेल (वय २०), रा. ३९ शांतिवन सोसायटी, राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग सुरत गुजरात.
    १८३) अमीर रामेश्‍वर कुमार (वय २६), रा. बी. १२ त्रिशूल एम. सी. रोड, मुंबई ९३.
    १८४) श्रेयस रमेश जाकब (वय २४), रा. प्लॅट नंबर २, शरद अपार्टमेंट मॉडेल कॉलनी.
    १८५) धर्मेश उमोद कुमार (वय २५), रा. बी. १२, त्रिशूल अपार्टमेंट एम. सी. रोड, मुंबई ९३.
    १८६) दिगंद सोनी (वय २१), रा. डी-१ ७०४, गंगा ऍश्‍चर्ड मुंबई.
    १८७) करण अरुण कदम (वय २२), रा. बंगलो नंबर १, साई निवास, उंड्री.
    १८८) सिमरन हरिंदरजित सिंग (वय २३), रा. हलेटिना बंगला सोसायटी, प्लॅट नंबर १०, नॉर्थ मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १८९) शब्बीर हुसेन चंगी (वय २४), रा. ग्रिवेला अपार्टमेंट हडपसर.
    १९०) संदेश प्रकाश डोंगरे (वय २२), रा. इट्टीखदान खटोला रोड, नागपूर.
    १९१) गौतम जगदीशसिंग (वय २३), रा. कल्याणीनगर कोणार्क स्प्लेंडर ब्लॉक ४,
    १९२) हिमांडशू भूपेंद्र सिंग (वय २२), रा. प्लॅट नंबर १७, सर्वसुखी कॉलनी, मराठपल्ली, सिकंदराबाद.
    १९३) कृष्णा सुशील मजिंदर (वय २३), रा. खेपरोडी नकाशी पारा, नादिया पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९४) बहादूर शिराली शेख (वय २४), रा. मामपुरा शिडुंगा नादिया पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९५) सुजित परितस किशस (वय १९), रा. लेथरोडी नकाशीपारा नादिया, पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९६) मोहीन अहमद पटेल (वय ३१), रा. बी. ३०१ पंचवटी मरोळ, अंधेरी मुंबई.
    १९७) युद्धजित विश्‍वजितसिंग (वय २१), रा. ७०४ प्रेरणा अपार्टमेंट, आय.आय.टी. मेन गेटसमोर पवई, मुंबई ७६.
    १९८) बादल प्रदीप दीक्षित (वय २६), रा. यू ११ बिल्डिंग ३, इंडियन इन्स्टिटूट टेक्‍नॉलॉजी, पवई.
    १९९) प्रशांत फ्रान्सिस डिसूझा (वय ३१), रा. ७६ सोलापूर बाजार.
    २००) वरुण महादेव मोहिते (वय २०), रा. ब्रह्मनगर साळुंके विहार रोड कोंढवा.
    २०१) नोएल फिरोज इराणी (वय २२), रा. रवी पार्क बिल्डिंग नंबर २ वानवडी.
    २०२) हुसेन शोएब रंगवाला (वय २३), रा. १२ ए, भीमदीप सोसायटी. गोखलेनगर.
    २०३) युसेफ फती मोहंमद (वय २३), रा. कोंढवा, कोणार्कपुरम.
    २०४) अशिश ओमप्रकाश ठाकूर (वय २३), रा. ७०१ बिल्डिंग राहुल कंन्स्ट्रक्‍शन, कोथरूड.
    २०५) समर सिंग (२३), रा. १०१ विमान प्रेस्टिज विमानगर.
    २०६) मुकेश धनजानी (वय २२), रा. १२ ए, भीम दीप सोसायटी, गोखलेनगर.
    २०७) सलीम टिनवाला (वय २२), रा. १२ ए. भीम दीप सोसायटी, गोखलेनगर.
    २०८) अनुराग पवनकुमार शापर (वय २२), रा. बी. १० एल.ए. रोहन हाईटस संत तुकारामनगर.
    २०९) वहीम बशीर शहा (वय २३), रा. ए २ अवधूत विहार बिबवेवाडी सातारा रोड.
    २१०) प्रणव नरेंद्र भगत (वय २२), रा. एच ८ राहुल टेरेस, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २११) फयाज सर्फराज शेख (वय २१), रा. मुल्लानगर सुयोग अपार्टमेंट.
    २१२) जो जोजे, डी. जे. जोसेफ (वय ३२), रा. कृष्णा निवास, बांद्रा मुंबई.
    २१३) माजीद असिफ शेख (वय १९) रा. साळुंके विहार, गुलमोहोर सोसायटी.
    २१४) पोबीश होडकर (वय २३), रा, धोजा मकान, कोलकता.
    २१५) अतुल कॉल (वय २४), रा. ४०१ सिद्धार्थ टॉवर्स, कोथरूड.
    २१६) वैभव वेदपाठक (वय २८), नवी मुंबई, सीबीडी सेक्‍टर, बि. नं. ११,
    २१७) जुबेर बेग (वय २३), फ्लॅट नं. ७ अहन क्‍लासिक, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २१८) साहील सल्लामियॉं (वय २४), ४०१ सिद्धार्थ टॉवर्स, कोथरूड.
    २१९) सुमित सहदेव (वय २३), फ्लॅट नं. ६-११, जिदानंद सोसायटी, सूस रोड.
    २२०) राजेश बचुगा शर्मा (वय २२), कोरेगाव पार्क, फ्लोअर पार्क व्ह्यू.
    २२१) अभिषेक श्रीयोबी चौधरी (वय १९), स्वप्ना गौरी मॉडेल, फ्लॅट नं. १.
    २२२) केव्हिन डिसिल्व्हा (वय २०), चंद्रभागा अपार्टमेंट, आयटीआय रोड, औंध.
    २२३) केशव गर्ग राजीव गर्ग (वय २१), ए-२५ प्लेंझंट ऍव्हेन्यू आयएसबीएम कॉलेज पाठीमागे, विमाननगर.
    २२४) अजिंक्‍य दिलीप गायकवाड (वय २०), बी-३९, चंद्राई सहकारनगर.
    २२५) असीम नरेश चढ्ढा (वय २०), ५-८ ईश्‍वर सदन कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २२६) अदित्य अरोरा (वय २३), विजय विशाल कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, जोगेश्‍वरी, मुंबई.
    २२७) प्राणम रॉय खन्ना (वय १९), ४१३ जी बिल्डिंग लोखंडवाला कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, कांदिवली, मुंबई.
    २२८) प्रवीण सराफ (वय २४), ए-५ शांती निवास, नळस्टॉप.
    २२९) अमन ज्योतिसिंग (२३), ड्रीम रेसिडन्सी टिंगरेनगर, विश्रांतवाडी.
    २३०) निशांत वर्मा (वय २७), डी-७ कोणार्कपुरम कोंढवा.
    २३१) कुणाल प्रभू धामणे (वय २३), ब्रह्मा मेमोरियल बी-विंग, भोसलेनगर, येरवडा.
    २३२) मोहीन नरेंद्र जैन (वय २३), ४०२ टिनेटी को.ऑ. सोसायटी, हिरानंदानी पवई, मुंबई.
    २३३) सूर्या रॉय चौधरी (वय २२), साळुंके विहार, ६६.
    २३४) संजय शारीधरन (वय २६), सिंधी सोसायटी, फ्लॅट नं. ७०३, चेंबूर, मुंबई.
    २३५) कवलसिंग चरणसिंग नागपाल (वय २०), कोरेगाव पार्क, व्ह्यू ५५८.
    २३६) धीरज शाम रॉय (वय २१), ए-२ कुमार हाईट्‌स, एनआयबीएम, कोंढवा.
    २३७) विजय मुरलीधर मोरे (वय ३०), ५६९ नारायण पेठ.
    २३८) विशाल रंजन मुकुंद रंजन (वय २२), २२ मुलुंड व्हिला कॉलेज रोड.
    २३९) सत्यप्रधान महेंद्र प्रधान (वय २१), २२-७ माहीम मजल हेल्थ प्रेस मारुतीनगर, बेंगलोर.
    २४०) कृष्णाप्रसाद व्यंकटचलन अय्यर (वय २१), अमेया बिल्डिंग नं.९, डी.एस.नगर अंधेरी वेस्ट मुंबई.
    २४१) सुधांयू सुधीर सोनटक्के (वय १८), फ्लॅट नं. १०६, नवी बाजार, खडकी.
    २४२) रिनोंश इब्राहिम कोरा (वय २५), व्ह्यू पार्क पाषाण.
    २४३) ब्रिजेश प्रकाश सिंग (वय २२) एच-६ पॅराडाईज अपार्टमेंट, सनपाडा, मुंबई.

    A brief Update March 7, 2007 – Majority of the convicts have been bailed out, while some have been booked under illegal drug trafficing and various other charges. It was not very good to see that arrogant parents and their equeally arrogant idiots were blaming the ‘media’ for the damage..Hmph…what a bunch of jerks…

    The latest in this case on 7 April 07

    रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये अटक करण्यात आलेल्या २८८ जणांपैकी २४९ जणांनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याचे त्यांच्या वैद्यकीय तपासणी अहवालात जिल्हा पोलिसांना आढळून आले आहे. एका जाहीर कार्यक्रमात जिल्हा पोलिस अधीक्षक विश्‍वास नांगरे पाटील यांनी याबाबत माहिती दिली. ते म्हणाले, “”रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये सहभागी होऊन अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याच्या आरोपावरून चार मार्चला सिंहगड पायथ्याजवळ २८८ जणांना अटक झाली होती. त्यातील आठ-नऊजण अमली पदार्थ विक्रेते होते. त्यामुळे त्यांच्यावर गंभीर स्वरूपाच्या कलमांन्वये गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला आहे.”त्यावेळी पकडण्यात आलेल्या युवक-युवतींनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केले आहे किंवा नाही, याची खात्री करण्यासाठी त्यांची विशेष वैद्यकीय तपासणी करण्यात आली होती. त्याचे अहवाल आज मिळाले आहेत. त्यानुसार २८८ जणांपैकी २४९ जणांनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केले होते, असे आढळून आले आहे. त्यांच्यावर कायद्यानुसार पुढील कारवाई होईल, असे त्यांनी सांगितले.

    The drug test gave positive results for 249 convicts out of the 288 arrested. Thats quite high percentage. Hmm..tough deal, lifes isent a joke. 😛

     
    • Deepak Kumar Pandey 8:27 am on March 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, definitely this mass communication(orkut) was used wrongly.And definitely muddled our pune. But we can’t held any site responsible for this as every thing have two faces like coin. Its only upto people how they are going to make use of this? And then only the endresult can tell whether it proves a boon or a curse for the society.

      E-mail id:- deepakkrpandey@gmail.com

    • unknown 8:04 pm on March 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i dont understand it … =[

    • anon 12:56 pm on March 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      how is “many gals” partying out a social issue in ur opinion? conservative male chauvinist twit.

    • Harshad Joshi 10:34 am on March 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @unknown feminine poker

      Read it as a ‘(rave)party’..

    • friedclyde 10:01 am on March 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, Rave Party is wrong english, theres no such thing as a Rave Party. It is a Rave and something like a party. Anyway its sad to know that you think the parents are a bunch of Jerks, because if you do some research on what the Media and Police found 1500 bottles of phenyl hydrocholride? do you know what that is….its no drug, check the contents of a bottle called ikul available at any medical shop, its no drug.

      im refering to the article that can be found here fractalenlightenment.blogspot.com/2007/03/holi-festival-of-spring.html

      Another thing, when the whole of India is drinking bhang, which is made out of ganja and is illegal, the government chooses to arrest 200 kids who are doing the same thing.

      So next time Harshad, put in some research before you give us your opinion.

      Cheers!

    • Harshad Joshi 10:56 am on March 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @friedclyde
      I guess that what you are trying to tell me can be quite inflammatory and I am not the right person to answer that in this forum..Its apparent that you might know who was responsible for that, it would be actually much better if you can approach them and enquire…Period

    • friedclyde 9:41 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You mean blog not forum, have a nice day Harshad.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:33 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @friedclyde
      Maybe you need to exercise your grey cells a lil’ more and observe that the 250-9 convicts were real jerks..the ignorant jerks, who do not have a common sense and beleive that they are innocent..

      They arent innocent..they are ignorant. Ignorance is a deadly crime. The ignorance of attending a party which wasent legal..ignorance of not knowing who the organizer was and what was his background..ignorance of the fact that the place where the party was supposed to be conducted is an agriculture land, where any other bussiness,other then farming is banned by law??

      Ha..this is a best exmple I have ever seen having so many ignorant jerks around..Serves them good. 😀

      Your statement in the previous comment – ‘Another thing, when the whole of India is drinking bhang, which is made out of ganja and is illegal, the government chooses to arrest 200 kids who are doing the same thing.’ is based upon completely primitive assumptions, which may not be true in all cases of special reason.

    • Harshad Joshi 6:37 pm on April 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      For primates supporting rave party
      I observed that there is a certain forum, full of unworthy apes, who have put on loud and time wasting arguments trying to explain me the stuff of rave party. Who cares to read all the crap??

      However, its interesting to note and observe that there are so many people in this world still living in a stone age primitive mentality, seeking out solace in drugs and a crap termed as music to escape or get a break from the real world problems…Scared of reality and afraid to face work pressure Whatever… Mentally retarded jerks. 😛

      Now for the final thing
      1. Post up comment that shows your ignorance,idiotness and arrogance, it will get marked as spam the next moment.
      2. Send me foolish mails, I will definately mark it as spam.
      3. Dont forget – Spamming is not a good thing. You have been warned.

    • िवक्रम जोशी... 11:13 am on April 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      नमस्कार हर्षद..

      चांगल्या शब्दांत विचार मांडले आहेस्. अभिनंदन…

      व्यसन हे कोणी लावले म्हणुन लागत नाही आणि कोणी सांगितले म्हणुन सुटत नाही…

      हा फ़क्त त्या माणसाचा स्वतःवर किती कंट्रोल (संयम?) आहे आणि दुसरे म्हणजे
      त्याला स्वतःच्या जबाबदारीची किती जाणिव आहे यावर अवलंबून आहे.

      तुझ्या Blog ची Link मला IsraTrance वर दिसली.

      तिथे तुझ्या Blog ला counter करण्यासाठी आवाहन केले गेले आहे.. lolzz 😀
      keep up the good work..

      Regards,
      िवक्रम जोशी …

    • Harshad Joshi 6:05 pm on April 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      िवक्रम जोशी …

      Thanks dude. 🙂

    • Rohit Kulshreshtha 4:30 pm on May 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning / Suppressing orkut is not a solution. Things don’t work that way. The right solution is to punish the drug consumers and peddlers themselves, heavily. The justification for that is simple. If orkut goes down, some other site will come up. What will you then? Ban it too? But if people know that there are serious consequences to drug consumption and peddling, they will keep away from it.

      Also, I will agree with the bhang point – allowing its consumption its wrong. Just because lots of people consume bhang, doesn’t mean that it is correct.

      Several examples where people think that when everyone does something, it must be right-
      a) Sati (sure, before it was banned by the Brits, many thought it was right – now we all understand why it was wrong)
      b) Sealing drive in Delhi (just because everyones building illegaly, doesn’t mean that its correct)

      We must identify what the real problem is and not get carried away in hype and rhetoric. For example, the real problem aren’t the plastic bags littering our streets. The real problem is the correct disposal of these bags. Banning plastics was the quick (read stupid) solution.

      Finally the right to express oneself is one of the rights we value the most.

      Thanks,
      Rohit Kulshreshtha

    • balu 4:26 pm on May 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with Rohit Bhai…. one hundred percent!

      In the similar lines, since evry body now thinks that drug consumers should be punished, it does not mean that IT IS RIGHT 🙂

      the right to express oneself is one of the rights we value the most…EXACTLY.
      “The right to do one’s chosen action, provided that its not going to affect anybody else’s lyf” is also one such rights. Wat say Harshad Bhai…?

      How many are affected by this rave? How many have inconveniences becoz of this rave?

      It’s a red herring on the cops part to raid the rave when there are several illegal activities to be addresses in mumbai-pune circle !!!

    • Harshad Joshi 3:37 pm on May 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @balu

      Yawn….!!!

    • Rohit Kulshreshtha 8:17 pm on May 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      “The right to do one’s chosen action, provided that its not going to affect anybody else’s lyf”

      In many cases that would be true. ‘Others’ would mind their own business. In this case, it does affect ‘other’ people’s lives. Drug addicts become slaves to their habit. When they need a dose, they need it bad. If the urge isn’t satisfied, they may go to any extent to fulfill it. Consumption of drugs can become the cause of violence, due to disinhibition. Hence, it is not as simple as minding one’s own business.

      “How many are affected by this rave? How many have inconveniences becoz of this rave?”

      Plenty. Just knowing that there are drug peddlers around would be enough to worry parents of teenagers. After all, which parent wants to see their child throw away his / her life for drugs? If India is shining, teenagers in India should take the opportunity and ride the wave.

      “It’s a red herring on the cops part to raid the rave when there are several illegal activities to be addresses in mumbai-pune circle !!!”

      – Another case of “Its OK, others are doing it too.”. An illegal activity is illegal. Period. It needs to be checked and punished.

      Tell me, at what point do we actually demand change?

    • toxic 9:46 pm on May 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Should leave the country in the hands of people like Harshad. It would be splendid to watch then.
      Using his incredible vocabulary, trying to enlighten the world. Do you really think Harshad is as refulgent as the sun??? … “FANTASTIC” hahahahah…

    • Harshad Joshi 2:08 pm on June 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Toxic

      Muhahahaha…I would love that…. 😛

    • Sachin Korgaonkar 11:53 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      I dont understand people always talk about banning the sites, internet and source of information. Why dont they understand, there are lots of good websites and communities available on the internet and orkut. Do they think, they are god?

      Remember one thing, world changes always, there are bad things also and good things both. Bad things will go and good things will always remain.

      That is the life. so be patients. Banning orkut is not solution.

    • Sachin Korgaonkar 11:56 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The same thing with drugs. If you search, you will see almost every single things will have their drawbacks if you use it irresponsibliy. even the god.

      In my opinion, We need to develop the culture to respect the people and communities.

    • mata hari 12:19 pm on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      legalize marijuana. problem solved.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:00 pm on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @mata hari

      Stop dreaming..

    • yemeth 9:10 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i hear comparisons between bhang, as you put it, and a rave party and i am dismayed. firstly, bhang is not made from ganja as someone sems to think. it is ganja. or cannabisativa to be precise.
      secondly, it is not a hallucinogen, it is not habit forming. it has a pharmocological efect that crosses the blood brain barrier intact, but causes no physiological dependence. something like lsd. therefore, it does not qualify as a drug. psychotropic substance, yes. drug? no.
      and lastly, have any of you ever tried it?

    • yemeth 9:11 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i hear comparisons between bhang, as you put it, and a rave party and i am dismayed. firstly, bhang is not made from ganja as someone sems to think. it is ganja. or cannabisativa to be precise.
      secondly, it is not a hallucinogen, it is not habit forming. it causes metacognition. it has a pharmocological effect that crosses the blood brain barrier intact, but causes no physiological dependence. something like lsd. therefore, it does not qualify as a drug. psychotropic substance, yes. drug, no.
      and lastly, have any of you ever tried it? please do. it’ll do you no harm.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:53 pm on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Sorry, I dont think I will ever try illegal and banned substances or support rave parties.. 😛

    • yemeth 12:20 pm on August 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      you don’t wonder then where laws come from? they affect you, they affect us all, our entire lives. doesn’t it strike you as absurd that you could be jailed in excess of 5 years, without bail, for something that is no more harmful than the cigarrette its usually smoked in and technically isn’t even a drug.
      as for rave parties, don’t know much about them, escept what i hear and read…never been to one. so no question of supporting them.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:20 pm on August 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Yemeth

      Good, its nice to know that you dont support rave parties.. 😛

    • yemeth 6:25 am on August 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      don’t oppose them either. the way i figure it, if the kids wanna get high, let them. all this talk of upholding the glorious indian culture and law and order doesn’t sit well with me.
      after all, cultures evolve and evolve all the time. and ours is just one of many thousands that have flourished and will die out, eventually. and the law, though a means of enforcing order is a tool of repression, after all.
      so no, i’m not, so to speak, in your camp. i’m an opposer. a ditracter. a traitor, because i think that for the most part, india is a godawful country. just as awful as any other. i am, a hippie. a tree hugger. a gay-lover. a pacifict. a nihilist. a marijuana enthusiast. a cultist, if you will. and only a rave party non-supporter, cause i’ve never been to one. if i did, i’ll likely support it. and above all someone, who doesn’t recognise the authority of the laws of this country or any other to curtail my freedoms.
      did i mention, i also enjoy making people mad?

    • Harshad Joshi 2:10 pm on August 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Maybe you should try attending illegal rave parties, consume drugs, act against prescribed law, abuse the system, rant about laws, and get caught by police..I would like to know your thoughts after you finish your jail term..

      😛

    • yemeth 11:21 am on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      some say don’t feed the troll! i say feed the troll!
      now you’re wondering if i’m calling you a troll…
      this is a lot of fun.

    • yemeth 11:24 am on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i quite agree with you, i’m afraid.
      i’m sure i’ll be holed up in some dungeon for god only knows how long, but you’ll be scared stiff every moment even while you’re free, seeing as you seem to be already. so what are your thoughts on the whole situation.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:21 pm on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      My thoughts..as usual, are posted on the blog…

    • yemeth 9:30 am on August 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      you’re trying to feel superior aren’t you? soak it while it lasts cause it isn’t going to last too long…

    • Harshad Joshi 12:08 pm on August 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth
      Maybe its your minds thats feeling inferior in front of the truth…

      I guess you are one of those lamers who are fond of posting crap on blogs in order to seek more links in the search engine databaseand drive some web traffic..esp Google..!

      Whoa, keep counting.. 😛

    • yemeth 8:45 am on August 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i was jsut trying to drum some sense into that obviously thickheaded skull of yours. i guess i should’ve known better. you’re better off with your i love my country, i’m a good boy who only does legal things shit.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:11 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Piss off..you are a sour loser..!!

      Adeos.. 😛

    • yemeth 9:21 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You wouldn’t have the balls to say that to my face, son.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:18 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth aka the Gaurav Tejpal or whatever

      Why should I bother to waste my time, your statement speaks for itself, I guess your brains are in your balls…Visit a psychoanalyst; mate, you need serious mental treatment.

      (In Advance)Get well soon.. 😀

    • yemeth 6:32 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i follow the short path. i forgive all inequity.
      farewell.

    • deepanjali 9:42 am on September 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      जे आपल्याला आवडते ते इतरांपर्यंत पोहचले पाहीजे.
      असा लहानसा प्रयत्न आहे.म्हणूनच मला वाटते .
      की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
      एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

      • rajesh 8:51 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. 😉

    • vicky 11:02 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Whats the point of flashing names of the guys those who are caught unless and until they are not convicted.Its just a way of seekin publicity like the DUDE who caught everyone in the party…thats cheap.The law is a big joke! wat abt zillions who abuse it everyday? just because u have media raised issue and names it doesnt mean u have to take advantage of it to get publicity.CHEAP!

    • vicky 11:07 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      and forget the bad name these people got got just because they had something they dint have to…did they murder anyone?? wat abt their future.It has went for a toss! Just for the sake of publicity of few people.They should be ashamed to misuse the law.this all happenned at the expense of the future of 250 young people.there has been a lot of time passes after the issue but now the media doesnt think nythn constructive.it just wants a story.everybody wants to exploit somethin makin others suffer.isnt it appalling…who cares? its India.

    • vicky 11:09 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      And Mr puneri dude…Harshad joshi wants to share this lime light.trying to act as a morale briggade.1 more moron in the list.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:12 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Vicky

      Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. 😉

    • Dr.NAMRATA 12:17 pm on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Mr harshad,i accept the fact that drug abuse is a crime.but let me tell you that bhaang is not a drug and consumption of bhaang is socially accepted i india.and about the rave party,many innocent guys and girls were punished just due to mere physical presence.i dont think by punishing them is the solution 2 the problem.that was a publicity done by the police that they do their duty,but by raising the issue and flashing the names is a stupidity.what about those who din consume anything but still they are suffering?its not ignorance,let me tell u that.instead of discussing about something creative in life,we give value to such topics.and punishing them is not how they learn a lesson….coz each individual was gone there with different intentions.SO MR.JOSHI BETTER TRY DISCUSSING SOMETHING EFFECTIVE THAN SUCH CRAP…

    • vix 11:55 pm on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      First,I just said that u r tryin to act as a morale brigade.Dont pressume anything just to prove ur point.
      “Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. ;)”..this was ur reply.Thats a quality of a moron..and I dont like that.
      U consider urself havin morale values…just for an example consider the Taliban or SIMI or such anti social elements.They consider themselves as a moral brigade.That is because these group of religious fanatics and bigots consider themselves to be but they arent! U r just like them.Tryin to prove ur point through cheap activities.For example the long big crap u have posted up.
      U also said that these people caught were not innocent but ignorant.Killing,raping,looting are crimes that are committed not because of mere ignorance but because of a mentality that is deep rooted in the criminal.Wat a young person has to suffer for being ignorant?? Names in the newspapers,on the internet,dont knw wat ndps laws on them,most of all their carrers.I can only ask u to be constructive on the issue.Thriving on a story like a maggot or a scavenger wont change anythin for good.U add no meaning to the word humanity.
      And please Orkut is not antisocial site.The good has to be derived from it.Good shall always win!
      Phew!..I hope i wil be able to make u understand nw…Mr thickheaded relentless fool.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:55 am on August 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ vix

      Next time use good english. I do not understand incomplete sms english…

    • swapnil bhide 11:30 am on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad Joshi: U are the Man..!!!! Keeep Up the Good work… 🙂

    • ur momma 7:35 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      u and ur kind make me sick to no end…

    • Vandit 12:34 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Was looking for articles related to the Manglore attack.This article cropped up.Think such attacks are totally justified .The Rave was one such thing .Nice work ..Keep it up !!

    • Nikhil 12:39 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice Site.good debate to watch .Did you make this site ?

    • Kapil 12:42 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why are drugs legalised in some countries ? any answer ?

    • Harshad Joshi 2:27 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ Vandit, Kapil, Nikhil

      Your IP address says that maybe three of you are related in some way..

      Ok..

      Some countries manufacture drugs and distribute them to mafias who in turn sell them at exotic prices to others.

      This way, the drug manufacturing countries and mafia run their economy, in a way threatening World peace, culture and society.

    • Devashish 8:15 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad,

      After reading all what I have read above – I am inspired that there is still some sanity left in people like you who still believe in a cause that is outside of them.

      That the ‘pursuit of happiness’ is not the only end to one’s life and that people like you are willing to take on the ulterior forces in our present society is a heartening wake-up call to all those out there who think that admonishing you is a quick ticket to glory. I am truly inspired and empowered by your stand and more importantly, say in the matter.

      I look forward to hear back from you.

  • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: “रेव्ह पार्टी", Censorship, Communism, Communist, Democracy, Free will, Governments, , , , Rights, Secret   

    Police planning to ban Orkut in India 

    According to media reports, the Pune police is in full swing to ban Orkut, the Google owned digital social networking tool following its controversial communities and its probable role in anti social activities.

    To a certain extent, I feel that there is a ‘real’ need in maintaining Orkut. Given its liberal policies, a madman can create real mess on Orkut by creating hate topics, insultive discussions and also spoil images of well known personalities. Its sort of a free ground for cheap and unconstructive publicity. And after the recent blasts, things are turning pretty hot.

    But is banning a solution to this problem?

    Nope. Given Googles brand influence, I dont think it will be practically possible. Even if the police dont succumb to the influence of any media, there still will be a wide disarray among the ‘anti-social’ elements in the society. Only China is the state which officially monitors Google content. So much so the my blog – The First Tones of Freedom cannot be viewed on any Chinese ISP, sole reason being the word – Freedom, I preach about the importance of Freedom and Liberty in life..

    Anyway – A middle path should be adopted and Orkut should make use of a better ‘Report as Bogus’ system. I mean its ridiculous the way things are handled as of now. Things will be clear in a few days.

     
    • John 10:16 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      This can’t be possible to ban orkut for such a stupid reason. Instead of doing it, pune police should contact orkut to remove such community from it rather than permanently baning the orkut.

    • priyankavarma 6:14 am on March 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Permanently banning orkut will not b a solution as so many other social networking sites like orkut are coming up…

    • Rohit 1:28 pm on March 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I thinks its really need to bann orkut these days… coz bad things is bad things after all the discussion …
      if we want to set clear liberal surrounding then it has to be vanish bad things like orkut….
      i am in sight that orkut should bann not in india but in all over world…

    • nandita 9:02 am on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes orkut shd be banned as some ppl r misusing it to defame gals and they also talk crap things abt innocent ppl. There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals and their characters.Its really misused and many gals r suffering cos of this.please ban this site plsssssssss

    • Sumit 10:59 am on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      yes it’s really need to ban orkut.

    • angshu raj 5:19 pm on April 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      no , i dont think orkut should b banned . banning it will not solve the problems , instead the police should try to remove these communities . everything has its advantages and disadvantages . police should try to look at the advantages of such a site rather than banning it for its small disadvantages

    • Bhadra 6:55 am on May 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think orkut should be banned. The police should contact orkut to ban such communities.

    • senthil 7:14 pm on June 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      yes orkut should be banned in india ,india gal dnt nt know abt some of the cheap guys .There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals and their characters.Its really misused and many gals r suffering cos of this.please ban orkut in india

    • Sandeep Krishna 2:39 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning Orkut just because anti-social activities are being carried out is totally ridiculous. Why not our Govt rather ask Google to monitor the content being posted there?? If measures have to be taken so crud, then everything right from emails to blogs to chats must be closed!

      That way our nation will be soon back to technology “zeroes” rather than the “zeroes and ones”! ORKUT SHOULD NOT BE BANNED!

    • Harshad Joshi 5:13 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sandeep
      I dont think that orkut will be banned throughout India, as its virtually impossible. Had we been living in China, where the government is very cruel, I guess this move would have given some results.

      However, in many companies, the employees are not allowed to use Orkut and many private companies ban Orkut during office hours.

    • Sandeep Krishna 5:51 pm on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you @ Harshad. It’s true about china, all web content is being monitored there! I also heard that compaies in India are doing that…

      Anyways, I’m having my hands crossed…

    • jk 4:15 pm on June 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      orkut shoudnt be banned so that i can easily scam

    • Ali 3:37 am on June 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes i agree orkut should be banned. Because there are many bad things happening.

    • chandra mohan 2:51 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut should be banned becoz all the nonsense are happening there….Can anyone tell that wat all r doing in Orkut other than reading others scrap…!! All the things should be kept private rather than public which causes some problems..So lets join together to ban that damn thing

    • pramod 3:08 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      banning of orkut is exposing the fact that police are still ineffcient to capture the cyber crimes.. people will portait the bads things only they never see good. personally speaking i contacted my school mates through orkut only. now it s ban in UAE also.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:25 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Pramod
      Theres a more efficient way to contact former school mates, just form one alumni student group, thats all, besides the school must be having some contact information of its former students, isent it?

    • Arshad 3:45 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I do admit with all the controversies posted. Hate groups are incresing rapidly and damanging social securities. Though I regularly visit orkut, I have a strong hatred, agony against it. I just go through it to check out what the new nonsense is created.

      Pune Police pls go ahead, people like me are always with you in terminating such groups.

    • alex 7:41 am on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The motive is to gain the fabulous sensuous pleasures & Rewards ( 72 virgins & all luxuries etc for each ) promised for them & their families too in the KORAN. To know more about it refer to the celebrated PENGUIN translation of Koran by NJ Dawood, or any other version or refer to Google. See Chapters(Sura/Verses) 56/(12 to 40),55/( 54 to 56),55/ (72to-74), 76/ (12 to 22), .This is the easiest way for dropouts, drifters, idlers & terminally ill to pass off in great glory as Martyrs & also benefit their families who only rejoice & never grieve for their death . Now even educated youths are being brainwashed to be more religious & do their” duty” by using sophisticated methods like- food & gas poisoning, nuclear blasts, aircraft sabotage, ship attacks,car bombing etc. to gain these sensuous rewards in Paradise .Thus most of them are silent members of ‘SLEEPER CELLS ‘ ready to act on their own. All muslims are not Jihadis but ALL Jihadis have proved as muslims. Is this not true ? Worldwide publicity should be given for this despicable hidden motive & the Radical Fundamentalist leaders must be made to denounce & deny these acts & issue a FATWA warning that their families will be outcasted , deported & lynched. They will never do it –as they are a party to it & are actually rejoicing after the killings.—-Your comments please—

    • Harshad Joshi 8:47 am on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Alex
      A ‘fatwa’ against declaring a ‘fatwa’..that would solve majority of problems. 😛

    • Jim 1:26 pm on July 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t feel Orkut should be banned in a democratic country like India. Banning Orkut is not a permanent solution to this problem, as the controversial postings can be made through other social networking sites and blogs too. The only difference is that, Orkut is a bit more popular.

      There should be an official government organization to keep track of the content being displayed in different websites. The general public should be able to contact this organization through digital means, probably through website and complain about the content in websites, anonymously. If this government body finds that the content is inappropriate, they should contact the website owners and demand to remove the content within a feasible deadline time. If its not removed even after this, then it is reasonable to consider banning as an option….

    • vivek singh 2:12 pm on July 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      please please please ban this site orkut

    • Rocky balvant 2:13 pm on July 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      dont ban the site. there should be a proper monitoring of the site done by google people because all the todays generation need sex chat & sex relation.
      with the help of orkut there can the business like prostitution.now a days mumbai is suffering with this kind of problem because of bollywood people .
      all man in this world gone made behind girls.
      orkut can be categorize in such kind of porn sites.
      so pls tell police about this that … this site can be a business of prostitution…
      So pls monitor this site very properly if u can, else just ban this site.

    • monikonika guha 6:33 am on August 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      the orkut site should be banned……………………. i have a terrible experiences through this orkut ………….. though i dont have any account in orkut but still i faced problems …… everybody will be wondering how and why ?? then let me tell the total story..my name is monikonika guha i am working in very reputed IT Industry,on a fine morning my freind called me up and told me what rubbish profile you created in orkut…….with nude pictures ……i was shocked …i was trembling after visiting the profile because the profile carry the same name as i do ……. lots of rubbish scrap posted on that profile……in of the scrap it was written are you that same Monikonika Guha working in IT Industry (don’t want to reveal the name of my company )……i felt like dying and helpless when i saw that scrap……. i earnestly request please to stop this orkut or to stop all this nonsense

    • Harshad Joshi 2:24 pm on August 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Monika

      You should lodge a complaint against the profile by consulting the police cyber cell. Next time you are giving a real example of Orkut exploits, make sure that you dont give away personal details, so many people read the first tones of freedom, I cant say how many of them are crooked, its better we learn to protect ourself.

      I think Orkut needs to be banned, atleast some communities and profiles definately..

    • anupreet singh 11:30 am on August 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i think orkut should be banned.today if u search for a friend as by entering into the profiles of others,,,u must reach at crap profiles…which have written abuse in their profiles.,,nudity in pictures, and their views are very cheap…
      there r lot my communities which very openly talk about sex,sex practices,sexual parts…….i was shocked …i trembed after visiting that profile

      there is no privacy… anyone can read your scraps…..can copy your pics from albums…..

    • Harshad Joshi 5:26 pm on August 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Anupreet Singh

      Yes, I agree with your point of view.

    • Abhit shetty 5:12 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      it should be banned because children are misusing it

    • Abhit shetty 11:16 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      it should be banned because children are misusing it and bad things are passed off

    • neha 4:58 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i think orkut shud be banned…its being misused…it helps u keep in touch wid frndz..yes…but not onnie dat…u wana take sum1 for a ride…use orkut!!!!

    • Harshad Joshi 2:52 pm on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Orkuts in serious trouble right now. In Mumbai, India, a boy named Adnan was killed by his friends who had befriended him through Orkut..!!

      All Orkut users

      Beware, stay sharp, people are spying on you through Orkut medium, its highly unsafe place to distribute your personal information on Orkut.

    • Ananth Sarella 10:10 pm on August 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Guys! Banning Orkut will not actually solve the problem. Yes of course it can solve problems on temporary basis. Ultimately education is something that can solve the problem.

      People should attain maturity in things that they do. For which we need to be given the right education. Education does not start in schools or colleges, but starts at home. Parents should be paying attention to their children. Their activities need to be monitored and corrective measures should be taken.

      This may sound like a long term project, however this can solve 99% of the problem.

      Is Orkut a problem? or is it the people who are using it?

    • sudhanashu ryhal 7:11 am on October 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning orkut doesnt solve this problem but instead of banning it, people who miss use it their accounts should be closed…… it really should not be banned because it is online community which makes meet ur friends which are or have gone away from us!!!!!!!!

    • D.Baskaran 9:43 am on November 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      banning anything will only boomarang. what is reqd. is to have a close monitoring so as to ensure that no anti-social element crop in the scrapbook and this can be done by google easily. when ther is a will there must be a way. go ahead!!!

    • Riju 5:41 am on November 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yahhhhhhh….Its better to bann a community like orkut at present..

      Other wise there is one solution for this pblm is limit its features..
      like 1.ban photos
      2.dont allow to post scrap those who r not accepted friendship
      3.not reveal the posted scraps to all so on

    • sateesh 2:58 pm on December 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hai i support it to be banned or esle i recommend google to make changes on their orkut project by providing individual security to every user .. this orkut project has lots of beneifts that one can find out anyone .. but as per human psychology is not correct one to be open always in virtual state .. great technology has been misued here .. many cases , many problems …in this project , everything is open …. theres no privacy at all .. so that any sort of problems may araise on every ones lives .. no doubt … i support it to be banned or altered by providing security to scarps and personnel informations …. Thanking u .. its my point of view …

    • Harshad Joshi 5:54 am on December 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sateesh

      If all that Google would do is to enable privacy for everything, then I guess that move will spoil the entire concept of digital socializing, which in any case is a crap according to me.

    • Idetrorce 11:23 am on December 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
      Idetrorce

    • Bunty 2:31 pm on December 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think it should be banned as if it has spoiled many people life…..anyone can abuse or tarnish image..and photo session should be banned…
      many people misuse this facility and blackmail others by creating profiles derogatory to that person.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:58 pm on December 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think that Google now protects the Orkut profile by giving a privacy option. Those who wish to keep their pix open only for friends should try this facility provided.. 🙂

    • Ashu 12:00 pm on December 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      some one has posted my number on orkut id ” shruti9811664819(mahima)” and i m getting all non sense calls since today… pls help, i dont know the person in orkut id/or contents but because of my number mentioned i m being harressed. I my self do not have orkut ID infact.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:54 pm on December 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Ashu

      Sigh… 😦

      I think you should contact your local Police Station and lodge an FIR against the person, you can also request your friends to report the profile as bogus, and for the time being, stop attending unknown calls that do not have place in your contact list

    • ammu 3:12 pm on December 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      pls ban orkut as soon as possible……….. There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals…………please please please ban this site orkut………

    • niral 2:40 am on January 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      orkut needs to be banned… though aftr banning orkut thrs not gonna change in the world and ppl. bcoz of same as orkut thr is a websites like hi5.com, facebook.com.. many ppl ruined their life bcoz of orkut..
      it should be banned asap as under 18 kids started using orkut…

    • Bilal 9:30 am on February 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut should be banned. It’s causing deaths also. It spoils people. The police is taking a good step.

    • Ranjeet Kumar Chaurasia 11:14 am on April 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi
      hello
      nice website………orkut………….

    • Achilles 12:54 am on April 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut content needs to be moderated. Lot of objectionable material is being posted there and the site is patronized by the younger generation. Blatant exposure to such material can do more harm than good. Not only Police should take steps in this direction but even we as parents and social groups should take steps in this direction. Sooner the better it would be. Not only orkut but rediff qna is another site where lot of pornographic material is being posted. Issue should be taken up for this site as well.

    • Rakesh 8:11 pm on April 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi

      Plz ban the Orkut . it is spoiling people
      Please ban it

    • tejaswi 7:22 am on May 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      ORKUT WEBSITE MUST BAN. THAT IS RIGHT DECISION BY POLICE. BECOZ ORKUT CAUSES MANY CRIMES LIKE KIKDNAPPINGS, AND MURDERS.. AND CHILDERNS WHOM HAVE NO HOME NET THEY STOLE MONEY FOR USING ORKUT…MANY GIRLS ALSO SUFFERED BY ORKUT.. I ALWAYS FAVOUR ON BAN TO ORKUT

    • Dont Give a Shit 6:51 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Man wht is it with you and orkut been ban, i think it is bull shit, and ppl shld be smart enough to use it…com on goddamit!!!!! that is the only way to keep in touch with your buddies… Moreover wht is it with you Indian women (FOR HEAVEN SAKE WOULD YOU PEOPLE JUST GROW UP)

    • Ritesh Pathak 7:05 pm on July 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Why the orkut is not banned yet?

      As i am student.. I see lots of my friends are misusing the Institutional Facilities for their all BAD purposes any if they found any girl they just ask for friendship..

      I prefer to BAN orkut everywhere in the world .. .. ..

      Hey google people listen this carefully.. or there are several ways …

      we could ban you !! …..

    • boby 1:00 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hai I like orkut but some ppl misuse orkut name………..baning is not a final word of peace GOOD LUCK

    • democrat 4:54 am on October 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If Government decides to ban orkut then ban Internet also..Because there arise many social networking sites like this..Police should rethink about this issues..Don’t be too foolish.every thing humans discovered has a positive and negative thing that depends upon the user..

    • Supriya 6:24 am on April 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      NO, it’s not the solution of this problem

    • bobby 3:45 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      please ban orkut in india please

    • Navdeep 8:03 pm on March 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I read yours comments about orkut. and i m shocked that at this level it can be missuse.. if ppl hvnt sense of humanity then they have no right to make any relation with any one. because these are sites to join the loved ones….. bt these mammals are not able to use…. so i am also suggesting to ban….otherwise strict privacy should be there.

    • adhithiya 6:47 am on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      it may not be the solution for this kind of problem

    • sanjiv dey 8:32 am on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      sir, I dont support that orkut should be banned in India but what I feel to some extent there is a risk in using orkut due to spam, spyware & hacking. There are some bad charecter people who are using orkut can do harm or hacking with other users account & profile because this is already happened with me. I am using orkut for the last two week but to my astonishment on yesterday dated 12 May, 2010 I found my own profile & name which I created in orkut has been missing & corrupted by another name of a girl along with a faceless photo of this girl. Who can do this thing ? However I
      Am not a girl but a boy. My own profile has been missing.

    • sanjiv dey 8:59 am on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      somebody has taken over my orkut profile by changing it with another fictious & doubtful profile and I am not able to fix it up. what should I do ? Please help me.

  • Harshad Joshi 7:46 am on February 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Google provided email ids to spammers – The reality behind the closed doors. 

    I got this mail a few hours ago.

    hi there,

    i believe we are in the same boat.
    this is in regard to the mail i received from deepta from google and i understand u folks too have got the same. this was on 25th of Jan. later on 26th of Jan, once again i received a mail with an attachment named Video_part.mim, which due to being infected by virus didn’t opened up.
    have anyone of u folks got any further correspondence from the other end. and if so would u be kind enough to update me with whats going on.

    please be sensible and do reply.
    take care.

    Normally,I would have ignored this mail, but it had a curious refrence. This mail was bcc’d (blind carbon copied) to almost 427 other recipients. These were the blokes who were interested in working for Google as an Adwords Representative(Whatever that means). Unfortunately for Google, one of these 427 recepients is a potential spammer, a script kiddie, who sent a malignant mail containing a virus attachment to some Satyendra Sheth , who inturn started speculating that Google(or someone similar) sent him a virus*..!!

    And now, the funny part is that some guys are ‘bcc’ing their sentiments to the entire group of 427 people, thus causing a perfect situation creating chaos, misunderstanding and a mess, to be precise.

    Now the reality

    1. Google India hasent sent anyone a virus. The girl (deepta mathur) who sent the original mail, is a real person, who has graduated from Hyderabads ICFAI bussiness school in 2006. She does work at Google India as a Google recruiter.

    2. Google India has not sent any spam or virus, but accidently, they have managed to provide the spammer(Dont know who it is) a good amount of valid email ids, thus making his life easy. Must a prankster kid, good for nothing.

    3. Those who sent the CV that matched Googles expectations, actually got another mail that provided details for further interactions. No need to tell that it was all authentic. For Pune, Google had conducted one exam on 4th Fed 07 at Reliance Web World. Unfortunately I didnt make it.. 😦

    What was the reason for this chaos?

    1. The enigma maintained by Google India. Ever since the Google Wordmasters Challenge 2006, Google has managed to spoil its ‘goody boy’ image, thus creating a sense of apprehension amongst all the participants.

    2. Even if they had sent a mail, Google provided no additional resources. No official telphone/email was provided. Lets face it. People are lazy to hunt for all the official resources. And is the get apprehensice, its difficult to gain the confidence back.

    Moral of the story –

    1. Ignore this matter as far as possible, use a good antivirus, maybe use Ubuntu Linux, dont spread rumours or dont get hanky panky about a minor issue.

    2. The email list contained mail ids originating from biig companies likeWipro, TCS, IBM, Nilhent etc. It seems that everyone is interested in working for Google. Hey, provide your employees with better solutions, else they will leave you more fast.. 😛

    If anyone has to speak or put up his/her own view, please make use of the comments section.

    • – The virus is Worm.Win32.VB.b that spreads through email attachements. It affects all Windows OS, and its alias are Nyxem.D, Kama Sutra,W32.Blackmal.E@mm,CME-24 ,WORM
     
    • unixshell 1:44 pm on February 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      What you are describing sounds like CC, not BCC. A company (indeed, anyone) should not CC a bunch of people who do not know each other.

    • Abha 3:51 am on February 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      whats more surprising is that we have so many people responding to it….looks like they’ve got nothing better to do 🙂
      inspite of people requesting to be left out of the discussions, mails are being sent.
      i dont understand the reason for creating such a big issue out of it….

    • John 10:23 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I didnt get such stuff yet … i’m feeling lucky …

    • Ridhi 12:24 pm on February 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i m one of those who took the wordmasters challenge , also gave two tests of adword masters …got through …was asked to wait for telephonic round ( by some divya kiran)…and all this was 3 months back.
      all in the list of 427 recepients and evryone else who is involved with this case would agree that google’s recruitment procedure is RIDICULOUS.
      Even the people who have been offered the job got it after long. Some who gave aptitude test with me on Sunday 29 .10.06 Time – 5:00 p.m.
      and have been finalised with all rounds are still waiting for offer letter.That is around 4 months . 🙂
      And The girl (deepta mathur) who sent the original mail, who has graduated from Hyderabads ICFAI bussiness school in 2006 ,who work at Google India as a Google recruiter , MUST KNOW THAT , too.

    • amiyy 6:14 am on August 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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    • MURTAZA JAMALI 9:38 am on January 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      don’t be sad ONE CHANCE GOES ANOTHER COMES!
      MISUNDERSTANDING HAPPENS
      but A HUMAN CANT UNDERSTAND ANOTHER HUMAN IS BECOZ OF HIS PROUDNESS.
      PEOPLE ARE ARE PROUDY BUT THEY CALL THEM SELVES DOWN TO EARTH. Asian/African gals LIVING IN USA ARE SELFISH & PROUDLY.they are over smart never trust them

  • Harshad Joshi 1:52 pm on February 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Dont mess up with the kids. 

    Small kids, children are Gods most awesome creations. They posses an excellant mind that watches everything all around with great curiosity and innocence. We oft take some things for granted, but its a fact – Kids are the smartest bunch of individuals, who can take you by surprise, almost at the time when you least expect.

    A few facts will clear up the concept.

    7 reasons not to mess with children.

    1. A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

    The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

    The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

    Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

    The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah”.

    The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”

    The little girl replied, “Then you ask him”.

    2 . A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.

    As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

    The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

    The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

    Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl: replied, “They will in a minute.”

    3. A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

    After explaining the commandment to “honor” thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

    Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, “Thou shall not kill.”

    4. One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.
    She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”

    Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”

    The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”

    5. The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

    “Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, He’s a doctor.’

    A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s the teacher, she’s dead.”

    6. A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.”
    “Yes,” the class said.

    “Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?”

    A little fellow shouted, “Cause your feet ain’t empty.”

    7. The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.”

    Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

    A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”

    Courtesy – Mailing lists on Orkut

     
    • John 11:09 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      CooooooooooooooooooooooL and Trueeeeeeeeeeeeee Toooooooooooooooo

  • Harshad Joshi 2:44 pm on February 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Google job opportunities as an Adword Representative 

    Sometimes its better to hear the most honest voice within you. I did that, and even if others might feel that I did wrong; personally I feel much better now. The inner voice knows all the secrets and truths.

    Thats all.

     
    • mona 12:47 pm on April 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      hiiiiiiiiiii i heard abt dese jobs.can u tel me more abt it.il be gr8ful

    • Harshad Joshi 5:27 pm on April 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Mona

      Please refer the other posts on this blog, you will surely find something interesting and useful.

    • Nawab 2:14 pm on April 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Need some more info on content writing and adword in google…the links featured do not take you directly to the desired areas….i need some more info on how to apply, what needs to be done and where to apply????/

    • Harshad Joshi 6:07 pm on April 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Refer your local newspaper. Google has now began to give ads on this particular post of AdWord representative. More details can be obtained from various topics on this blog.

    • reynaldoderas 2:46 am on August 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i love google adn i drim to work for i have my own business but i still want to be part of google pleasegive any idia how i can start

    • reynaldoderas 2:50 am on August 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      how i can get a job whit google

    • Harshad Joshi 4:39 pm on August 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @reynaldoderas

      You can get more information about Google Jobs in India at this site. http://www.google.co.in/jobs/

      For international jobs at Google, please visit this site –

      http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/international.html

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:28 am on January 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Birthday Orkut 

    Orkuts third birthday

    Today is Orkuts 3rd birthday.

    The Beginning
    Orkut was quietly launched on January 30, 2004 by Google, the search engine company.
    Orkut Büyükkökten, a Turkish software engineer, developed it as an independent project while working at Google (required by its policy). Some discomfort with this exists among users and potential users of orkut, especially since Google’s other noteworthy product of 2004, the Web-based email client Gmail, had servers scan emails for keywords in order to deliver advertisements targeted at them, which sparked an idea that Google was “reading your email”.

    While previously working for Affinity Engines, he had developed a similar system, InCircle, intended for use by university alumni groups. In late June 2004, Affinity Engines filed suit against Google, claiming that Büyükkökten and Google based orkut on inCircle code. The allegation is based on the presence of 9 identical bugs in orkut that also exist in InCircle. Originally, the orkut community was felt to be elite, because its membership is by invitation only. However, at the end of July 2004 orkut surpassed the 1,000,000 member mark, and at the end of September it surpassed the 2,000,000 mark.

    While the intended invitation method was e-mail between two acquaintances, invitations to orkut are obtainable via the web with a bit of diligence or eBay, just like Gmail invites.
    Orkut’s use as a social tool is complex, because various people frequently try to add strangers to their own pool of friends, more often than not just to increase the number indicating their number of friends next to their name in their profile. Many “add-me” communities exist, solely for this purpose. A large number of bogus, cloned, fake, invisible and “orphaned” profiles also exist.
    As of today; there are
    41,282,563 users on orkut.

    Speed and reliability
    Orkut often is unavailable, producing a “Bad, bad server. ” error message — behavior consistent with that of an underpowered server under heavy load. The outages tend to occur during the day hours in the Americas, home of more than 80% of orkut users.

    Iranian censorship
    Orkut was very popular in Iran, but the website is blocked by the government. As they say, this is due to national security issues, as orkut users have the ability to spread messages rapidly, but the government says it’s due to Islamic ethical issues about dating and match making. To get around this block, sites such as “orkutproxy.xom” (now defunct) were made for Iranian users. Other websites such as Groups likw Yahoo, Google have communities dedicated to receiving updates on the newest location of Iran’s orkut proxy. Though it was once possible to bypass governmental blockage of orkut, the site has closed its HTTPS pages on all anonymous proxies. Now it is almost impossible for ordinary users to visit this site inside Iran.

    In August 2006 UAE followed the footsteps of Iran in blocking the site.

    Demographics of orkut
    The latest information can be obtained from here.

    Some prominent controversies faced by Orkut in these 3 years.

    1. Recently an Indian girl had filed a complaint against a boy who put up her fake profile along with abuses and profanities. But now its gone a step above a notice was issued by the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court to Google’s social networking site Orkut, for spreading “hatred against India.” The Court responded to a public interest litigation (PIL) that took exception to a “We hate India’ community in Orkut. The community, set up by a *Russian, Miraslov Stankovic, states that it is against all those people who are against Pakistan. The community is about having a group of people who have enmity against India because of its oppressive and hostile approach, it says in the description of the community. The number of members of the community as on Thursday was 91, down from 100 the previous day.

    2. A case has been filed against ‘Orkut’ website at Pune for deplorable denigration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Lord Rama. An assurance was given by the police to investigate the matter. The case has been filed under article 67 of Information Technology Act and article 505 of Indian Penal Code.

    Actually, whatever may be the problems, its certain now that social networking groups have a long way to go. Lets wish Orkut a happy birthday and hope that it maintains a clean environment.

    A very popular story about Orkut Büyükkökten is circulated on Orkut social networking site through mails and scraps. Its something like the follows

    A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident,but the gal’s name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web.Things went as planned n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!

    It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application.This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year,which we today know as ORKUT.

    The guy’s name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN.Yes its named after him only.Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping.He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!

    Some more cool facts about him

    He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.

    • He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
    • He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if

    anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.

    • He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
    • He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
    • He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
    • He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan.
    • He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
    • He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
    • He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
    • He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time

    you view your friend’s friend-list.

    “Moral of the story”?
    LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!

    I dont know if its real or unreal, its very much of a bollywood type thing. Who knows?? 😛

    Dont believe me?? Well..you can take a look at Orkut Büyükkökten  (Orkuts) official profile on Orkut.. 😀

    Here is a list of Orkut Büyükkökten s research papers

    Dont get sade if you are not able to make any sense out of any of this material. I tell ye – You are not alone.. 😛

    Notes:

    • Not sure of origins. Information based on the profile.
     
    • Antibush 6:41 am on February 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? Is killing thousands of innocent civilians okay when you are doing a little government makeover?
      What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
      We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

    • John 11:21 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      “LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!” – then nobody in this world might be poor ; )

    • Ishmail 1:19 pm on May 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      cool

    • Ishmail 1:20 pm on May 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’m happy

    • Pranay 1:17 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      plz refer to the biggest info stack of world so called internet n see that orkut is a married guy to another guy ie..he is GAY…
      see it urself
      http://devilsworkshop.org/orkut-buyukkokten-creator-of-orkut-marries-his-boyfriend/

  • Harshad Joshi 6:09 pm on January 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Rahul Roy wins Bigg Boss 2006-2007 

    Rahul Roy got 5 million rupees as a prize when he won the reality show Bigg Boss on 27 Jan. Bigg Boss is a reality show known for high emotional drama and various controversies involving clebraties, the latest one being from its UK edition Bigg Brother.

    It should be noted that Rahul Roy taught a number of things that are very useful for managers.

    1. Remain cool no matter what the situation might be. Its certain that it will revert to normal even though it may take some time to get some things setelled.

    2. Avoid conflicts. Once a task has been gives, concentrate on how to accompalish it. Do not worry about its consequence.

    3. Just dont get into personal complexities of any person. In large organizations, this is the biggest challenge wherein the manager has to handle so many people from different background. People do take their personalities to work and tend to associate it with  their success or loss.

    4. Believe in yourself. The only ultimate thing thats gonna provide you with strength and success.

    5. Do not take half chances. A firm decision avoids future trouble and controversies.

    6. Dont speak the truth if its gonna hurt you. Remember. There are no secret rooms. No one, but the eyes of Truth are always watching and hearing you. Learn the skill of maintaining silence.

    7. Finally, put your money where your mouth is. Dont get distracted by external disturbances. Its bussiness, and everyone’s want to to win, maybe by fair or unfair means. You too do the same..This behavious can be termed as hypocritic at times, but then this is the way the world goes..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:43 pm on January 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    How do we rise above racism towards respect and tolerance in society? 

    Political movements in certain parts of the world openly expound racist ideas. The dissemination of racist ideas is tolerated in the name of freedom of expression. The Internet is misused to propagate racial hatred. Globalization, which has so much potential to spread prosperity, can also result in economic disparity, cultural homogenization and marginalization of certain countries. We must ensure that globalization contributes to the overall well-being of all people in the world while at the same time respecting the uniqueness of different cultures and traditions.

    In any progressive country, tolerance and compassion are core values in society. There should be a development philosophy of “Gross National Happiness” where the individual well-being is the focus of all development initiatives.

    Humanity can only make headway if it acknowledges and draws on lessons from the evils of the past, in particular slavery, the slave trade and colonialism. We must acknowledge those crimes, not to twist the knife in the wound, but to better acknowledge that their lethal germs still persist. We are not here to humiliate anyone, but humanity can only take a decisive step forward if the whole truth of history is brought to light. If we want to overcome racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, we must restore the truth regarding the history of people who today find themselves on the bottom of the pile. We are not thinking about any kind of vengeance. Reconciliation not only asks for forgiveness, but also for repentance, sincere repentance. Sincere repentance must be active repentance. The international struggle against racism and racial discrimination requires a sensitive approach. Each voice in the international community must have a say. Debate must be promoted and a universal solution must be found out in peace and harmony.

    Thats it.

     
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