Monday, May 22, 2006

How BJ copied.. pasted.. and published his post... - 2

If the curiosity in you propels you to ask me " where I was all these days?" Read on. I was completely engrossed in completing the second book of Kaavya, as now she probably would not be in a mood to do it. Ha.. Even though, we may not get to see her second book I did not want to deprive my dear blog readers ( Whether dear is attached to the 'blog' or 'readers' depends on your gender... smack!) the oppurtunity of going through my nonsensical second post by the same title. I know that the previous post has no bearing with the title, except for the small post script, and i have been receiving lots of hate mail for that( Thank you for the mails, for commenting in a public arena would be even more disastarous).

Now to the topic of Opal mehta. i, for one, surely believe that she wrote well. She may have copied, or lifted sentences or paragraphs all together( The word is plagiarism) from other books but she brought new light to the entire genre of chic-lit books. Now, how many of have heard of the plagiarized authors or their books?. But, kaavya was famous even before the controversy brole out. Maybe, she was popular for she was all 17, for she had been paid a huge ammount, for her excellent prpoganda skills or for the fact that she looks gud( the last was reason is my own :) ).

Whatever, it takes stuff for a product to sell. marketing can only do that nuch - market the product, and maybe get the potential consumers towards the product. After that, the product has to sell on its own. Anyone, who has read HOW OPAL.. would hopefully agree with me that the book was a very comfortable read, and it was a very light book. Anyways, now nothing much can be done, and i hope kaavya returns back to writing.

The other day on TV, i was watching the protestors against the quota regime. The way they were being beaten. I am sure if they were animals( Now, te afct that man is a rational animal is a different issue..) Maneka Gandhi would be on a hunger strike by now. I mean even animals are not treated so ruthlessly, and thses were medicos - the future doctors of the nation. A nation where doctors are considered next to God.. Damn! and all this for a few extra votes.

The real motive motive of the UPA government seems to be the upcoming elections in UP, which has the most number of BCs, and the congress does not have a favourable hold in the state. How can the politicians droop so low to be in power?? I know that there have been worser instances, but this one would directly hamper the growth of the nation. When it is already time for even the existing quota regime to be gradually done with, introduction of new quotas is surely not called for. Ha!! if this is to happen, My future posts, and scores of fellow bloggers like me, would be posting from a foreign location. And then after many years, and after generating huge wealth for a foreign country, attend the Bharat Pravasi Diwas, where India would still be begging for investments.

RDB paved the path for such actions of the government, and i pray nothing happens to Arjun Singh. When peace doesen't work, such things would come into picture. History has shown that the most violent of the protests and agitations have been held by youths. Once again, Bhagat singh would have to take birth and cleanse the system or atleast shake it up. In a recent survey by INDIA TODAY it is observed that Arjun singh has fell to the 27th position from a cosy 5th position in 2005. and what is to be blamed? He should take a cue from Praful patel( 1st position) who has revolutionized the aviation industry or even from our own Lalu prasad yadav. Guess, which position he is at?? secondva!! and he deserves it for turning the railways around. han laluji, ab shekhar anna ko aapki tang khichne ka naya masala milega !!!

Even as you read this sentence there are four new connections of new phones being taken in India. wow!! that is the pace of growth of cell phones in the country. Laudable. read it in the same issue of INDIA TODAY. ( Please, i don't want to plagiarize)

I m now off to get my cell phone recharged and get the damn 50 cent dialer tone out, to stop it from draining my meagre balance. and trust me, the second book by kaavya would have been great!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

How BJ copied.. pasted.. and published his post...

Hello ppl..
One thing that i know about myself for sure is that i m a very lazy person, and my ass is comparable with the stingy miser, in a old hindi flick, who charges money even to sneeze.. Lots of things were planned out for the holidays, and whole lot of schedules sketched of the to-do things. They ranged from preparin for the ensuing campus placements, to building a decent physique( I m not a skiny sulking, but a few kilos at my biceps would add that magical touch i guess, And then i would b flaunting them as" Yeh Dhaai Kilo Ka Haath.." ala Sunny deol in Damini...), going for a early morning walk, and above all following the schedule as far as possible. Well, I guess th 'as-far-as-possible' condition of mine is too general and my lazy bones are taking advantage of this.

Well, If one would have noticed.. i have been using lots of Hindi movie quotes of late!! Reason - Seeing all crappy bolly movies over and over again... to kill time. Doing s'thing useful in my language meant, do something that would be useful for the future.. Something that would benefit me in the long run... So, I joined the Vizag film society. In future it would save me the time of watching these english flicks( Now, i end up watching every movie a couple of times is a different issue).. Coming to this film society thing, this is a relatively nhew concept in this part of the world that i live.. inspite the fact that people here are crazy about movies, and there is a stampede at the theatre for a week or so, when the movie of a big star releases... So, it was something like the absence of an ac in a hot, humid place. Bad comparision :-D See i have this tendency of drifting away from the main topic and drool all around and around..

The film society has been exhibiting latest movies of late( Zeugma intended), and in the process i have seen CRASh and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, both oscar winning movies, and which would atleast take away an easy 2 years away from me before i get the chance to watch it on the big screen..( My place, has this enimity with hollywood, and makes sure the movie releases only after everyone, including th washerwoman's son has seen it on CD.. piracy.)

Other than sleeping and watching movies, I have been going to the steel plant for my industrial training, and one thing that comes to my mind on seeing it is "AWE!!..!! with an open mouth. The feeling that comes to the mind on seeing the magnificient structures, and the complex automation , one is left as awe-struck that a 3 year 4 months old would be on seeing the sea for the first time. But all this awe is robbed away, once the concerned guide opens up his mouth and starts doling out gyaan of the technical knowlege he has gained all these years. I do agree that it is important, and we being electronic engineers need to know the fine nuacance involved in the working, but dude, we get to learn those even in the classroom.. We have come to the plant to experience the huge structures, and see the beauty of science..

And before signing off, let me make it clear that i have not plagiarised any part in the blog without any due crediting, except English and Love and in these cases, i have no idea of the original author and would be pleased to credit him at the first instance.. Any takers??
Seeing the plight of Kaavya Vishwanathan, has pinched me to make this statement, and i don't want 2 b ridiculed as " How BJ copied.. pasted.. and published his post..."

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