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Sometimes you are just confused, and things happening around you dont help either. They make you more confused. Your day to day interactions with people also doesnt help. There are periods when you meet some thousands people a day and then there are days of isolation when even a single creature is hard to find. Pretty unsocial huh? Thats what i say is life for you. Life basically is another name for confusion. Confusion about what to do. Confusion about whats gonna happen. Confusion about what has happened. Confusion about how to react. And more…ย 

Anyway thats not the point. The point is when do you realize that you are in a state of confusion. The point you realize is the point when you get more confused. Now, the whole point of realization that you were in a state of confusion was to find a solution to come out of the state of confusion. But you got more confused. Confused again, Right?ย 

Now, see the whole point of this post is to tell about what confusion is. But thats not happening. I am not even trying to confuse you. Neither i am trying to bring you out of the state of confusion. Then what am i trying to do. Confused again, right? Well, thats the whole point!ย 

Sayonara! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want Happiness for an hour, take a nap

If you want Happiness for a day, go out for a movie

If you want Happiness for a month, go out on a holiday

If you want Happiness for lifetime, make a “good” friend!

AOL has now officially announced that they will end the development and support of all Netscape browsers.

After February 1st 2008, there will be no more development, support, or security patches for Navigator 9, or any previous Netscape Navigator browsers.

Users are advised to stop using the browser.

After 10 years of support, on December 28th 2007, AOL announced that the Netscape browser will be taken off life from February 1st 2008.

Source:
http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape

“AOL’s focus on transitioning to an ad-supported Web business leaves little room for the size of investment needed to get the Netscape browser to a point many of its fans expect it to be.” Netscape development director Tom Drapeau wrote.

AOL acquired Netscape in a $4.2 billion deal in 1998. In 2003 the Mozilla Foundation separated from Netscape and AOL with its former parent providing a $2 million dollar parting gift.

Netscape had been based on Mozilla code since Netscape version 6 appeared in 2000.

ps: pretty late i guess.

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

The road to success is always under construction.

well, one of my very good friends made me realize the fact that there are people who might have really cracked it. So i am sorry if the post of mine hurts the sentiments of anyone who has read it. Guys(and gals), congrats.. you have done a really good job.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Every other day some one or the other, on orkut changes his/her name to blah blah cracked T*S. I always get amazed by seeing something like this and wonder whats wrong with these people? Getting a job in T*S is cracking some big thing, something like hitting a jackpot for these people? Guys, get a life. I am not saying its not a good company. Its one of the best in what it does. But then a company like this takes in like a million people every year.. You have not done anything unusual that u should say “cracked”. Actually u should be ashamed of yourself for not making to something better! Recently i heard it took some 280 odd people out of some 500 people from one of the N*T’s… Apart from that they take a hell lot of people from local colleges. There are cases where the placement record of someย  local college becomes 100% bcoz T*S came and took all the students from there be it from any branch! Now imagine, u did like so much of studying(sometimes in branches like civil, etc), hard work, away from family to be at par with those people. How will it feel? Anyway after belonging to an nit i guess you dont have a right to say i cracked it.

Anyway those who really did, congrats!

This one has been due for a long time now i guess. Thought of writing this a long time back but with so much stuff to do here just forgot. It has been great since i got here. First day at the office, first night roaming around here, first cricket game in long time, so many firsts i guess. The city is fantastic, and so is the new environment. The work culture is great and so are my team members. I have been catching up with a lot of reading up on capital markets and financial terms as of now since my knowledge in that field is NILL! Get up everyday early around 7:30, get ready, leave for office, get something for breakfast on the way, get amazed by something or the other everyday, and then get to reading, lunch around 12:30 with my seniors and then work till 7 until dinner comes, get my dinner and come back to hotel and relax, probably chat with people and then sleep. Well that has been my usual routine pretty much the same everyday except for those days when i get back late and go out somewhere for dinner. Pretty much enjoying you can say and somewhat getting used to all this. The corporate world is exciting, attractive and full of opportunities. Lets c where it takes me. Waiting for the actual work to start, i have seen the working, the kind of i ll get involved in and its really exciting. Hopefully by monday i will start doing something and till then i have a lot to catch up with.

ps: ignorance is a bliss??

isn’t it beautiful? ๐Ÿ™‚

wait.. there are loads more to come! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Shutdown Day is a Global Internet Experiment whose purpose is to get people to think about how their lives have changed with the increasing use of the home computer, and whether or not any good things are being lost because of this.

The idea of Shutdown Day project is simple – just shutdown your computer for one whole day of the year and involve yourself in some other activities: outdoors, nature, sports, fun stuff with friends and family – whatever, just to remind yourself that there still exists a world outside your monitor screen.

It is obvious that without computers we would find our life extremely difficult, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?

Be part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet. The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!

Shutdown your computer on 03 May 2008 and find out!

Check more here

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 27% OBC quota in higher educational institutions like IITs, IIMs and other central universities.For more information about the news read here.

According to the bench of judges the present suggestion on implementation of this 27% quota does not violate the basic structure of the constitution. But then has anyone ever thought whether the ratio of the actual population of the OBC’s to the quota justified? When was the last census stating the actual population of the OBC’s carried out. By the way does anyone know that “The list presented by the commission to the Central Government is dynamic (castes and communities can be added or removed) and will change from time to time depending on Social, Educational and Economic factors.Source:Wikipedia

Mandal commission in 1980 submitted a report saying that OBC’s(inc Hindu and non-Hindu tribes) constitute around 50% of the population. However, this findings was criticized as based on “fictitious data”. The only official census about the OBC population was carried out in 1931. How can someone be so dumb that they can allocate the quota based on data from some report submitted 70 years back??

The case on this issue had been going on in Supreme court for a long time and a law had been made in this regards. But on 29 March 2007, the Supreme Court of India, as an interim measure, stayed the law providing for 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes in educational institutions like IITs and IIMs. This was done in response to a public interest litigation โ€” Ashoka Kumar Thakur vs. Union of India. The Court held that the 1931 census could not be a determinative factor for identifying the OBCs for the purpose of providing reservation. The court also observed, “Reservation cannot be permanent and appear to perpetuate backwardness“.

But then now, today on April the 10th, 2008, Supreme Court again passed the verdict saying that the quota can be implemented as it does not violate the structure of the Constitution. What? By doing this the Indian Government is contradicting the Constitution itself which supports the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

How can you say each and every individual of our society is equal when you only are dividing everyone on the basis of caste. Just because he is from OBC he should get more preference. Have you ever thought what will be the effects of this?

Just imagine, a person who has passed some diploma course from some arbit college and to make it worse a person who just managed to pass meagerly in his graduation, getting a post of a lecturer in one of the IITs or IIMs since he belongs to OBC and there is a reservation of around 27% for OBC’s for the post.! What will happen to the quality of teaching.? Think about the future of the students studying in premier institutes like IITs, IIMs and NITs at least. Or actually you need not bother since half of the students themselves are going to be OBCs. So why take tension, right? Its just gonna get worse!

The most benefited people are going to be the children of MPs and MLAs. They need not bother about there future anymore. There fathers would get fake OBC certificates or actually do something and officially declare their caste to be an OBC and thats it. Done. Their future is secured. Do graduation somehow. And then come join politics and revive the future of the country.

Our preamble states that each citizen should be given EQUALITY of status and of opportunity but I dont think with the quota coming up, the citizens of the country will be provided with equal opportunities. I guess theย  time is not far away when the people not belonging to OBC, SC, ST, etc will require a quota to thrive for existence.

Anyway, the only thing we can do is wait and watch the show. Fight hard for existence. Best of luck for the future guys!

Read more about the population of OBCs in India here.

Read about Other Backward Classes here.

Read about the constitution of India here.