Us or Them?
I think India needs to seriously reexamine the concept of VIPs. Currently, a politician, a government official or a Bollywood celebrity are the VIPs. They get away with murder, they get away with scams, they make obscene amounts of money and yet want all the freebies and priveleges. On the toll roads they want an exemption, at the airport they want the parking closest to the terminal and of course they don’t want to pay!
The weird part is they make their pots of money from the tax that you and I pay. Yet when it comes to the priveleges, all we get is barked at by the police, the security forces and the rest of them, all of whom are paid only because we paid tax!
You tell me who’s the VIP?
News in the post-PC era. For a while now many of us read our news on a tablet of some sort. The apps available for news reading are many and varied as well. From the publishers of print papers to a totally customised and personalised news magazine lots of choice exists. But there are times […]
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…and it is not confined to the corridor! Ever wondered what happens at FOSS.IN? Well wonder no more, just head out the official website and take a look at this post. Conferences happen all the time, but few provide the excitement and more importantly the quality of content that FOSS.IN provides. Come be a part […]
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Well, there was no justice tonight. Here’s what I saw at the Metallica concert which was to happen in Gurgaon. I reached the venue around 15:30 hrs. There were huge queues lined up to get tickets. These were apparently people who had booked tickets well in advance but for some reason never got them via […]
A very Happy Diwali and prosperous new year ahead. Be safe!
What does one say at a time like this that has not already been said. Between the social media networks and the conventional media a lot has been stated. What comes out strongly is the great respect that everyone had for the man. You may love or hate Apple as a company, but nobody has […]
What exactly is an “Embedded Profesional”? While mass mail is always a challenge, its odd being called embedded.