Ant and the Grasshopper and the NEW VERSION

An Old Story:
The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or
shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Indian Version:

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

  • "NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
  • The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
  • Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.
  • Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .
  • Mayawati states this as `injustice' done on Minorities.
  • Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.
  • The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .
  • Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
  • CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers.
  • Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.
  • Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the winter.
  • Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in Educational Institutions & in Government Services.
  • Bollywood launches a new Series of Movies over the scandal and of course ...
  • eKta Kappoor launches another tv series for the "Krasshoppers"

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

  • Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.
  • Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.
  • CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '
  • Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly."
Many years later...

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
company in Silicon Valley
100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
in India,
As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
India is still a developing country…!!!
I know its stupid to post a forwarded mail but cudnt help avoiding it ..
We definitely need to send one copy to the Lok Sabha ,Rajya Sabha (if nybody has the address please mail them)
Can't think of better place to fire off a discussion like this one ..
wat say u ..??

This does not happen in India

Nishit told me about this ------
worth mentioning on the blog

Innovation beyoooond imagination ...
amazing idea ..seriously

My Favorite Spam

For those who often tend to assume the content from the title..
would draw something they would be fantasizing about.
And those who would be willing to cross the boundary would stress on their Grey cells and would solve a equation having my likes and dislikes.

I write this post on a humid humid and only humid afternoon,
and before it gets anymore serious, i would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to

  • mary cmlement
  • joseph_yana
  • Michael (the one from US)
  • Femi Collins
And the entire community of billionaires who have been kind enough to consider me amongst the
RELIABLE / TRUSTWORTHY persons alive on the Holy Land, for investing nothing less then 4 millions $ with me and only me .
Here I would like to quote their exact words
"I got your contact during my search for a reliable, trust worthy and honest person to introduce this transfer project to.I have a proposal for you,this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. Your profile pushed me to send you this mail,I am motivated in contacting you and hope to gradually build trust, relationship and confidence in you as I get to know you better."Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as your partner? (me n honest who the hell told u tht )
2. Can I completely trust you that you can not betray me?"
(of over 6 billion people living in the world y the hell do u wana trust me)

And the best part comes when they generously "beg" you to accept a minimum of 2 million Pounds after telling you their painful story.
I personally donot have any favorites but would like to "quote" one here.

My name is Smith Bangura 22 years old of age. I am in possession of a large sum of US$12.5 Million in cash which I want to invest in your country under your care. This money was inherited from my late father Dr. David Bangura who was the Chief accountant of Sierra Leone Gold & diamond Mining Corporation during our 8 years civil War when Major Johnny Paul Koroma was the country's president. This money is of no criminal origin as it was largely realized from black market sale of alluvial gold dust during the war. This money was lodged in a Trunk Box and moved to Master Diplomatic Security Company in Abidjan Ivory Coast through diplomatic channels in one trunk box tagged family valuables for security reasons. I now want to withdraw trunk box that containing the money out from the security company and invest it in abroad for profitable business ventures, as the time is now ripe for such move. A friend of mine actually mailed them his Address/bank account no /phone no/name and hoping against hope still went on the bank to check his bank balance the next week.

The lines written above are supposes to be sarcastic and not serious.
The lines below are definitely serious.

Now some less known facts bout spamming
  • In absolute numbers 1978 - An e-mail spam advertising a DEC product presentation is sent by Gary Thuerk to 600 addresses, though software limitations meant only slightly more than half of the intended recipients actually received it
  • 2005 - (June) 30 billion per day2006 - (June) 55 billion per day2007 - (February) 90 billion per day2007 - (June) 100 billion per day
  • According to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft founder Bill Gates receives four million e-mails per year, most of them spam
  • The world-wide productivity cost of spam is estimated to be $50 billion
  • In terms of number of IP addresses: spam sources in terms of number of IP addresses used for spamming, rather than volume of spam sent ,the rankings are - United States> China>Russia.

Wikipedia being the source for all the facts should be held resposible for any discrepancy in the data.

Please feel free to share ur favorite spam as i continue to sturggle in my search to do better things in this humid ,humid and nothing but simply humid summer.

ideacamp Pune- an Ideal weekend ???

Its been sometime since i been involved with this extremely active startup ecosystem building up.
The last weekend ,proved out to be almost ideal,with Ideacamp
coming into picture.

The weekend started off with with a nite out on friday nite so as to catch the first train to Pune-Indrayani express.
Now the venue was one of best of all the barcamps i had been part ,infact it had to be ..was the cooporate office of Persistent Systems.

The intro session was a pretty serious ,coz the older version of people working there had turned up ,or perhaps i was expecting it to be a bit too lighter.
The entire "goal " behind hte iDeaCamp was to look upon for some practical feasible workable ideas that could be shortlisted and worked for the final competition they planned to have later sometime (as far as i can recollect :P)

With two threads and almost just bout 70 people the iDeacamp was The Place to get in.The ideas mainly revolved around Cooporate Social Responsibility and the City of Pune.
The one on " SMS-based micropayment service- Shashikant"
was a good idea that i can recall.

The rest of the sessions were a bit too Pune Centric.
I mean the word pune dominated the entire ideacamp almost for the enitre day.No offences but all they could think was Pune and Pune .
They could never get out of the word pune .
And then the CSR thing came in,and at some point of time the discussions seemed heading nowhere.

the best part of the entire gathering was the fact that people were not speaking in C++ or Ajax ..
For a technically challeneged person like me,i prefer taking a backseat and talking in Layman terms when they start discussing the Technicalities of a product.Something that happened at Ideacamp,so it was kinda easy for me to understand most of the stuff happening around.

On a overall note the entire went off really well. I explored the social part of myself.Met some great people
To see more on the entire event check out this

The ideacamp was followed by a Cadum
Now for those who have never heard of this amazing thing .
It beats Mocha's-Choclate avalanche..its
Cadbury dairymilk melted +icecream+Powdered chocolate serve in a "Coffee glass"
Beats the hell out of u ..highly addictive so please watch out.
This was followed by another HIGHLY ADDICTIVE drink,something that is one of the constitutional elemets of the staple diet of a Pune Student --Durga's Coffee
Now this is something nobody has--a glassful of amazing cold coffee+chocolate powder at a bare minimum price of 8 Rs.-
No one can just have one.

Followed by a niteout at Level 9,a cool hangout spot on the 9 th Floor somewhere down the SB road.
followed by a photo shoot .
Did Seem like the iDeal weekend ...all thanx to my pune gangsters
although i did miss some of them ...but cudnt help it ..

NWays the discussion for the next thing happening at Bombay have started .
Get on the group of BCM3 on google groups and join us there to contribute to the next Adhoc gathering ..:)).

Mumbai Local-for a Journey called LIFE

If western Railways ever into privitazation of the Mumbai Suburban Locals then believe u me..nothing better then this can be their tagline ..

Mumbai Locals--"For a Journey called Life"
And they would literally mean it.

Its been sumtime i have been thinking to write down this post..
It started two years back ,when from the list of Rickshaw/Taxi/BEST/Locals...when i choose the largest SUburban Local Train system for commuting "OUT of Curiousity" but what came next was never expected .

When something like this happens to somebody who has believes in Section 144 -
which clearly states that
The famous badly remebered lines from 10 th standard civics book...
i was wondering what comes next ...

Just when i tot fine this mite be a tradition of travelling these guys follow out here....
inside this huge LOCAL..wud be loads of space--
the GODS again proved me wrong--

an equation as simple as tht is the reason behind the frustration

No of People/(2*hands)/(2 *legs)
=exp(no of handles avlaibel+seats)

In layman language---
u are lucky if u got hold of a handle..

The story never ends here..
Here comes the worst part...
While u have just started to get accustomed with ur side's stink,the train decides to halt ,to make sure ur nose keeps itself busy while ur hands and legs beg for space and ur lungs are running out of air...And if the station by ny chance is the where u need to get down then the race against the time begins..
U have exatly 13 seconds..
in which u MUST by all means applied
or lets say by using
must step out of the heavily guarded opening
better known as "GATE"

However if u manage to cross the boundary line before the EMU as the railways engineers cal local as ---
u face this---

U have landed in a place called "LOCAL"station having population as much as of ur last hometown...
And by the time u grab urself a pole to hang on the announcements start driving u crazy.

And during this entire journey,u listen to all possible issues the world is facing...
health issues
Boss's /wife's/girlfriend's/dad's/ Teacher's Terrorism
Money crunches/Stock markets(Nasdaq+BSE+NSE) expained better the moneycontrol
Subprime Crisis (the one of the family)
Jobs/placements /Grades in Colleges
CAT/JEE and Arjun Singh
Shahrukh/Amir/Amitabh and their blogs
Latest on IPL/Cricket and Cricket
Philosophilical advices on personal issues
Latest Songs on the FM
Tech things tht are not yet at
Latest updates beyond the Range of Aaj tak

Last but not the least they wud help u in getting down at the next station..
and tell u which side is tht gonna be (rite or left)..
Believe u me ..thts the billion $ question while u r traveling in Bombay

nyways travelling since in a local has always been a new experience...
it just got better every time..
new lessons ..sometime gud ..and many times bad ..
wat say u ..??

some elite comments by some famous people ...

Its Fun To Hang Off a Local Train And Get Hit By A Pole!

~ Oscar Wilde on Mumbai Local "Train Riding"

Mumbaikars dont knw how to take a bath. Catch a mumbai local train and u'll knw that!

~ Oscar Wilde on Mumbai

Domain names ---dillema / frustation and what not.....

3 Most Difficult things to name ---

  1. Website -web 2.0
  2. A newly born Child
  3. Organic bicyclo compounds with n functional groups ..

When I started with my search for domain name for a website we had been planning to launch,I thought domain name would have been the last thing i would need to worry about ...
"a little knowledge they say is a Dangerous thing "

Driven by misconceptions and false pride,
its been just over two weeks since my eternal search for the domain name took off...
And it certainly seems to be eternal ..

I always believed naming of inorganic complex compound and organic bi-cyclo ring structures would be the most difficult thing to do...
However the 1000 rules of naming made it look much more simpler.

Nevertheless while yours truly continued to be technically challenged in the not so important area of naming compounds the first step in Chemistry.(CH 102)
Inspired by the famous words of Shakespeare--
"What's there in a name "
i really didn't care bout whether the compound is 2 -3 5 initro cresinol or 3-4 dinitro resorchinol....

But then this entire search thing entered a new domain wen this new dude joined our

family tree two years back ...
And with an extended family of over 30

members along with the Pandits to add
to that extra flavour /indian touchu never seem to have enough names .....

And with the Mausi's inspired by the latest Saas Bahu characters..everybody calls him with their favourtie name..
Amidst all this,the poor child who CARES A DAMN bout this entire shit..responds to everyone..making them Believe ..
"yeah ..he likes this name "

However situation is something i have learnt to live with .
Untill last week i tot nothing of a difficulty level like this would ever come across at least not in this lifeime ...
But then came the idea of launching this website..
And the rest is history ..

As of now has simply got used to rejecting ny word typed on its serch tab ..

"The domain that you requested, www.%$()@*&.com, has already been registered by the organization below"

believe u me this beats everything ..

Having typed over a million words ..from,thesaurus i even tried their French,Italian even Latin versions in that box..but all in vain..
The search engine just doesn't seem to get enough out of me..
As far as the history of these domain names goes...
The two letter and three letter even the four letter have gone..
and the one left with 5 letters are either spelling mistakes or they have been taken by the black marketing guys ..

Recently when i stumbled on this website that claims to "help u out" with UR WEB 2.0 name-----
The site suggests u possible suffixes and prefixes for the site and generates arbit name for the website ,like the ones having 3 o's ...
The best part comes when u try to check their availability and they offer u the name at triple the cost..Wonder even they are into black marketing ...
Add to that the moment when u try to open that website with the domain name u wud have died for and google gives u a ERROR
i.e -
These guys on the "4 th street"(check even provides with their phone no and address of **** ) take all possible domain names simply for the heck of it if they were the Oracle of this matrix and we came looking For the ONE..:( :P

Take home message--
All Dictionary words seem to have been taken.
All that we seem to have for the moment are names like ....
idon't (i can bet u wont get their .comtry .net/.info)

Nways if u find a domain name of four letter gime a buzz we shall have beer sometime together...
And last but not the least..the sole motive behind this post..

"i m looking for domain names for..gimme ny damn name..
i shall take it ...given the fact it is ..
  • Easy to spell..(for the user)
  • easy for google to google for it..
  • and easy for the courier guy to send me the google adsense check..
If i like ur name...maybe i can give u some shares wen we launch our IPO...

Some of the sites with spelling mistakes that continue to strive in the web...

Life is so complicated....

Its been sometime since i have been struggling with this question ..
LAst week when i was back there in Jaipur for a cousin's marriage,this stragne question popped up in my mind ...
For heaven's sake why has thing called life complicated it self so much..
for i only see it in coils
helical coils like the DNA In the blood...
winding and winding making it look complex....

Why the hell do we need to complicate a thing like marriage of somebody to a heights of Complication that it scares the next guy to be married ???
n why only marriage ..

Why the hell are our acads are so very complicated..
Why the hell does every relationship that promised to be simple ...complexify??
Why the hell is every single Lab experiment promises to be so very Complicated ..
Why the hell is single pixlel of a fotograph so very Complicated
the list of complex things we can imagine is endless..
but then the answer seemed to limit the complications ..

a cousin of mine gave a simple answer to thius complex question-----
Perhaps life always promised to be simple...
it is we who tend to make it so bloody complicated..
it is we who screw it up ...
it is always
our Fault..

This is just nother tot that came across my mind..
It does reflects the Philosophical part of me ..not completely..still


if everybody did things as they were supposed to do..
but again
if things were to happen the way they are supposed to happen ..
what the hell are we doing here..??
we are supposd to screw them...
we are supposed to correct them ..
perhaps thats a better definition of a thing called "Life"

wat say u ???

I m Back ..

Its been over a month ,or perhaps more then that since i have posted nything here...
but the NO BLOGGING SEASON certainly had not so important things but they HAD TO TAKEN CARE OFF...

One of those not so important tasks were the famous ENDSEMESTER exams..
perhaps those of you who crossed that threshold level of NOT GIVING EXAMS mite actually get nostalgic after reading the post.....

The entire month the entire last week starting from 11 of April was dedicated to nothing but building and development of a XEROX library of notes of the
"ONE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED"for the person being talked bout is "Media Shy"
Nways after having the done with the library, came the most important task of

  • escaping from the BAKAR....
  • Avoiding the not so avoidable 9 hrs of dreamland...
  • and of course the most imp Nite Tea in MESS
nwyas its over and hopefully out ...
untill and unless they wish to continue teaching me courses where the interest levels have fallen to sub zero levels ..
nways from now on the blog would be back to the old days ....
full of traffic...and some more secrets getting out ...

Nways i have a surprise for u this summers ....

keep waiting .:))