It took me four long years! My previous record of 51000 in pacman(pcman, packman, pac-man) was broken by a friend with a score of 53000, and I have been trying occasionally to get past it. Finally, here is the new number to aim at. Job done, I have sent out a mail with the picture below to my rival. I can now sit back, relax and watch the struggle on the other side! :)
On Yahoo Groups ban and the blah blah around it...
Allow me to emphasize my view - National security comes first.
The Government of India decided to block a small extremist group's website registered with Yahoo groups a few days back. Since then, there is quite a bit of noise around it. Most of the news websites published this news and also tried to open some debate on the action. And a good number of people seem to question the action.
Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the action taken by the government. Most of the media forgot to report the fact that GoI requested Yahoo to disable this group before taking the action(Thanks to rediff for this info). And only when Yahoo did not agree to do it, the blocking directive was sent out. But note that the ban order was for a small group and not the entire website. It is unfortunate that all Yahoo groups ended up facing the wrath but then, that's how most of the ISP softwares work.
I do believe firmly that national security is not compromisable and is much more important than freedom of (extremist)expression. One can't just go around spreading evil messages and get away scot free, and Yahoo must be punished for going easy on it. Also remember that the group in question is a legally banned one. Consider this - would Yahoo take such a callous attitude had the request come from the US government? Obviously not. But some pseudo-intellectuals who talk big about the freedom of expression don't seem to think so. I ask them, what would happen to our nation if every extremist is allowed to conduct rallies(like our politicians) and make infalmmatory speaches on the television and ask people to pick up rifles or explosives in their hand? As if the effects of extremism in India is not enough right now. Unfortunately, such talks of crap-intellect has become fashionable in our country. I ask these people to go fill up some common sense in their rotten brains instead of using big words. I ask these people if they love to see more of their fellow countrymen dying in Kashmir, North East or Mumbai in the hands of some brainwashed people who have know humane feelings or whatever.
We can always live without a Yahoo that does not care about well being of a nation. But we must do away with anti-national elements that don't do any good to us.
Rightly so. I even do have topics to write about but right now I am just not active enough to start putting the ideas into words and combine them into sentences that have to make sense. And anyway laziness is one of primary identifiers. I would have given it as an id for my passport also, but they would not accept. Pictures are much easy to post. Crop them or resize them, upload them and they are there to be seen. But I'll write something someday. May be tomorrow... or may be a few days down the line...
But you are scribbling this Q-n-A?
Yup! I just wanted to post something. And this is not very demanding on my brain. It is hard you know, to use the brain and all...
So when are more pictures going to be posted?
Its going to be around a month more. I have lot of shutter work scheduled for early October. Weather and luck permitting, I hope to get some good images.
Your guess would be as good as mine. No pics for sure. There could be intermittent updates or occasional rainfalls, the former more likely. All depends on my energy levels!
une certaine substance d'amusement(Some fun stuff)!
What do you do when you are craving for something interesting? I used Google to translate my webpage to French and translated it back to English! The resulting text was quite a read! Check out the re-translation of answer to second question:
Correctly thus. I even have matters to write about but in this moment I am rather not in activity simply to start to put the ideas in words and to combine them in the sentences which must be included/understood. And in any event the laziness is one of primary marks. I would have given it like identification for my passport also, but they would not accept. It is much easy to announce images. Cultivate or give them to the côteles, download them and they are there to be seen. But I will write something one day. Can be tomorrow... or can be a few days in bottom of the line...
The best part is 'upload' becoming a 'download' :)
I loved the pic for some mystic feeling it evokes.
One of my first experiments with 'light and shade', this was shot somewhere in the western ghats where an abandoned railway track makes its way through the hills and valleys of the beautifully green western ghats, on a day ruled more by the rains than the sun, and raindrops kissing the earth and our body making us feel one with the nature...
A real bad day is when your email server is down and you feel anxious and completely left out of this world. Especially so when your communication with the external world is so much more prominent than the physical surroundings...