December 30, 2009

Being Energy Efficient: Avoid Giving "Google It!" as an Answer

"Google It!" or many a times simply "Google!" (well only a few of us say Yahoo with an exclamation, even when it has an ! in its name). This phrase is most heard when one asks a question to a friend or a colleague these days. For all mortals who are yet to understand the true meaning of this phrase, it means, search for it on www.google.com, or yahoo.com, or bing.com. For example,

Q: What does ... mean?
A: Google It!

Q: I would also like to buy it, How much did you pay for it on ... ?
A: Gooooogle!

The question can be the most silliest, however, are we being energy efficient by saying Google It. One might say, after listening to the answer, there is high probability that the listener will Google. However, one must not forget a few golden words of wisdom can reduce the number of searches. Now lets see if we are being GREEN and energy efficient we are by saying Google It, compared to saying a few words that can avoid if not reduce the searches.

According to the official Google blog, each query consumes about 1 kJ of energy. Also the time required to consume this energy is about 0.2 seconds; note that this does not account for the number of CPU cycles consumed in your machine, and those in the intermediate routers and firewalls [People in India and China, consume more given the current state of the internet in these countries]. Further, according to the same blog, a human being takes about 10 seconds to burn the same 1 kJ. I am sure, simulating your little grey cells during the complex tasks such as Farming and Animal Husbandry consumes far less energy.

So, after being bombarded by a silly question, I request each one of you to take about 10 seconds of your time to come up with an optimum answer that shall avoid if not minimize the subsequent Google searches. However, if you believe that your body is in the highest state of energy and even a small disturbance can cause turmoil on this planet, then you may answer, "Google It!"

PS: In any case please refrain from doing this.
Q: Another Silly Question?
A: The-most-brilliant-answer

Q: How do you spell "The-most-brilliant-answer"?
A: Google It!

Wishing you happy random walks after Google It's :)..

December 29, 2009

The Great Indian Tamasha: गल्लीत गोंधळ दिल्लीत मुजरा

I am really glad that I saw the movie गल्लीत गोंधळ दिल्लीत मुजरा. This movie, along with मी शिवाजी राजे भोसले बोलतोय, are currently among the best movies based around the Indian Elections.

Lately, the political activities of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was at one time considered to be an alternative to the Indian National Congress (INC), have shown that the above movies should remove their disclaimer of being works of fiction. I believe Gadkari is sweating to prove that one cannot swim against the wave of being myopic and greedy; he has thus given the finishing touches of his mutation into a person who is completely different from what he was during his stint as PWD minister of Maharashtra. The decision of joining hands with Shibu Soren is perfect case of गोंधळ and मुजरा, as it was the BJP that disrupted the proceedings in both houses of parliament while seeking Sorens arrest. Such double standards are nothing but a miscarriage of the electoral process and democracy. The demon who is responsible for the plight of the tribals in the mineral rich state of India, the very demon whose orders are followed by the coal mafia, has now been officially chosen by the majority of the people to solve the problems created by goons hired by his fellow demons. Time will only tell how much fuel this decision shall add to the Naxal and Maoist movements in this region.

On the other side of the country, when the people of Andra are dancing to the tune of diversity in unity and not मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा, the CM of its neighboring state is performing a मुजरा by sleeping with the enemy. While the candles are being burnt to jail Rathore, the CM is ensuring that a religious extremist and a sex tainted representative of the people is being rewarded with a chair in the state cabinet. Well this shows that we Indians are not different from chimps; the alpha male is still important in the Indian society and is best suited as a ruler.

Are such governments in in any way close to the राम राज्य (Ram Rajya), that Gandhi visioned? The above problems are a clear indicator of India's problems: lack of education, and growing intolerance motivated by religious extremism; these two snakes are choking the future of this wonderful country by their loop of mating which is producing the eggs of high fertility rates. Sadly, according to democracy, the vote of a pimp who leeches on the flesh of minors is considered to be equal to the vote from a person like Gandhi. At one point of time Vajpayee followed by Manmohan Singh were expected to be answer at least some of these problems, but as of now no political party, is worthy of being the representative of the people. I am slowly getting a feeling that the end of democracy is inching closer with each election in India.

December 28, 2009

The Sour Fruits of Delayed Justice

Well call it coincidence or stars deciding to expose the cream of the sleazy administrators in India. First it was Rathore and as the candles of protest were burning, the media found another fodder for their TRPs, the 84 year old governor of AP who seems to be testing his virility like King David.

Here are a few thought that crossed my mind regarding the case of Rathore:

1. He is a fully decorated officer and was promoted when there was case of sexual abuse against him. Further, he had allegedly molested a minor. Now how could a man be promoted if he has such cases against him?
A simple answer is that the laws in India assume a person to be innocent until proven guilty. Now even a child can tell that this gives a loop hole which can be used by people like Rathore to delay the justice; thus justifying his broad smile after hearing the verdict of Rs 1000 fine for molesting a girl 19 years ago.

2. What about the school that expelled the girl on flimsy ground. Did it succumb to pressure? Who were the ones who put pressure on the school and who from the school put pressure on the child? Aren't they equally responsible for the death of a child?

3. Now even if Rathore was promoted, how come medals were awarded to him. Why didn't the media protest when a tainted cop was being honoured?

4. Why weren't candles lit and protest marches held when this cop was continuing to harass the family of girl who killed herself because she couldn't stand the torture unleashed by this demon?

5. Why did the IAS/IPS seniors who recommend these medals turn a blind eye to this case?
These guys who were responsible for Rathores promotion are equally guilty as they ensured delay of justice. They along with the cops who were acting as contract criminals should be tried along with Rathore.

6. Rathore is 67 years old. If he had died before this verdict, he would have died as a fully decorated officer. May be he would have been recommended for a Presidential medal or had a few busts erected in his home town. This case would have been closed, and this case would have been written off by the media as case aimed at maligning people holding key positions. Now even if he dies tomorrow he would have lived the life of king. He was about 50 years when the case first came up, so he has enjoyed a life of watching his kids grow, which sadly the parents of the girl could not. So is the statement, अंत मै जीत सत्य कि होती हैं (In the end the truth prevails), is any good. It just says, there exists an end, and the end the truth prevails when this event called end occurs. However, it does not specify how much time is there till the end, and how much agony to suffer till this end comes. And what is there after the end. Is it a life of happiness. If Rathore dies today, the truth has come out but what about the 19 years of agony?

Now to the second case, N.D Tiwari trying to mimic King David.

1. A potential prime minister, a person who was the CM in 2 states, and while the public property is burning in AP, a potential ruler of a state during Presidential rule. This 84 year old pimp, was caught in a comatose position with young girls from his home state of Uttaranchal. The girls were allegedly brought to him by a lady who was promised some crap if the delivery was made. Sadly, the lady wanted more, so this sleaze came up. This guy is 84 years old. As in the case of Rathore if would have died before these clips were made public, the media would have had articles of his greatness, courtesy the publicity department of the political party to which he would have been affiliated at the time of his death.

2. Now if this guy at 84 years has such a strong libido, just imagine the number of girls whose lives he has destroyed during his rise in the sleaze of politics. What about those cases. If he had done such stuff when he was 30-40? How many cases were hushed by the cops? How many suicides did take place because of this sleaze. Will those people get justice?


The above two cases draw a picture similar to the one portrayed here. The society can be viewed as a tree with the fruits representing the justice. The men in power, which include the rich, politicians, and the social elite, are fat monkeys sitting on the top of the tree enjoying the fruits. There are a some good fat monkeys however, they are powerless compared to most of the other fat monkeys. A good number of the police are the monkeys hired by these evil fat monkey to sit on the branches of the tree and protect the evil fat monkeys. A few good monkeys who are in the Police, are never let to climb higher in the tree to become strong and kick the bad fat monkeys from the tree. The general public, is the one sitting on the bottom of the tree waiting for the fruits to ripen and fall down. Sadly the fruits of justice usually turn sour as they ripen and reach the general masses.

December 5, 2009

Minaret Ban - Why all the fuss?

Last week the Swiss decided to impose a ban on new minarets and this resulted in a huge hue and cry. I am not able to understand the reason for the attention given to such issues. Every country has a right to decide or impose some restrictions within its territory. Why are Islamic nations making such a hue and cry? Rather they should set examples on how such issues need to be handled. Before pointing out fingers to other nations one must look deep inside to see if similar problems exists in their own countries. Take the example of churches in Saudi Arabia, or restrictions to non Muslims during Ramadan in Dubai . Now if your country has a right to impose restrictions then one should allow others one to impose restrictions.

I would like to conclude with a slight digression considering the Demographics of India . Turbans are banned in France, however this has not stopped Manmohan Singh (a Sikh) from holding talks with Sarkozy on this issue and most importantly on other issues which concern Europe and India.