Archive for September, 2008

MTV India sucks

It was one of my favorite channels a couple of years back, but now it sucks big time. The quality of shows on MTV has gone down drastically, and seems like morons (read Raghu) have taken over the channel and try to capture audience by bitching. Roadies was just a show, and now it’s almost like MTV has nothing but that in its forte, and all other shows revolves around that!

The weirdos, who are good only to laugh at, from ‘reality’ shows have turned VJs with abysmal sense of humor, and unmatched arrogance and attitude. If you’ve ever watched ‘Wassup Youngistan’, you’ll know what i’m saying. This ridiculous, in a non-humorous way, stupid show is hosted by brainless dolts from Roadies, Bani and Ayushman. They’ve got nothing but attitude like a Raghu :)) . Has MTV gone bankrupt and not able to pay for quality VJs like Nihkil, Cyrus, and Mini? Or is there a dearth for such VJs that they have to run a set of disgusting shows with a not-a-VJ-material amateurs picked up from reality shows? Why would i wanna watch an attitude filled ass on tv when there are millions of around everywhere?

Splitsvilla, i don’t even feel like writing about it. Read this post from Nova, Splitsvilla or Disgustvilla.

‘Fully faltoo’, a spoof that was good few years back. Spoofs on Sholay, few Indian cricketers, and the movie Dhoom were actually funny, but now they have totally lost the plot with recent spoof on TZP, Bechaare Zameen Par. Cyrus Sakhukar was the only respite, and he still has some humor left, and his portrayal of bunny teeth was hilarious.

It’s hard to say which is worse, news set of VJs or the shows. There seems to be no respite from watching Raghu’s handpicked morons, at least for now. Roadies is a nice show, even though the concept is “inspired”. But i’d prefer it to be just a show on MTV, and not eclipse the channel itself. Hopefully, they get out of this set of stupid shows and get back to showcase some quality.

Some times this makes me wonder if it’s only me who is sick of this. At least from Nova‘s post i know, not many people enjoyed Splitsvilla. Do people actually enjoy watching these shows and VJs? What do you think?

P.S.: Another disappointment was in Indian Idol, where last years contestants have turned hosts. They don’t suck as much as MTV hosts, but no one can replace Mini Mathur. I really hope she’ll be back soon.

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My first ever ‘personal’ tag from Po.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?

If she does then she’s someone else’s lover, not mine. :D

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?

My dreams usually are small ones, leading up to a big one. So, i’d want all those small ones to come true.

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?

If i felt so anytime, i’d not be waiting till i get to answer this question.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

I hope you aren’t referring to Zimbabwean dollars. I’d do some charity, all of it if Zimbabwean dollars, and some of it if not.

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?

No. It’s just not possible.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

Being loved by the one you love. Does that ever happen?

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?

Till i love someone else. Now, come on you got to move on, don’t you? :)

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?

Kill the other person. :P

Changed question. Answer is here:

My thoughts, over the years as i grew up, when i like someone:

– 15-17yrs : It’s just an infatuation, it’s better not to get involved.

– 17-21yrs : Oh.. she has a boyfriend, you don’t like her enough to mess with him.

– beyond 22 : Oops.. She’s engaged. OMG!! She’s married.. but she’s so young and pretty :-( :-(

– Future : She’s divorced.. So what, she’s pretty :P :))

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? Your gf/bf or an actress/actor?

Scarlett Johanson, Drew Barrymore and Sonali Bendre. :D

10. What takes you down the fastest?

Negative thoughts.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?

I don’t think technology would change enough to make me see myself in anything other than a mirror. :D :D

12. What’s your fear?

Writing more personal tags here. :D

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?


14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?

Single and Rich. Flirting doesn’t count right? – I don’t want to change this answer, this is bang on in the line of my thoughts.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

I’d have done a lot of things before i actually wake up.

16. Would you give all in a relationship?

Can’t say, it’s up to the person who takes.

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?

The one who loves me more, if at all. :D

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?

How horrible can a thing be, like kill me? If i can become a ghost, then i’d sure wanna have my vengeance.

19. Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?

Non-committed relationship with a sensible girl. Oh come on, i’m not old enough for a committed relationship. ;)

List 6 people to tag: Reema (would she do it earlier than anyone else here?), Meghana (will this at least get her back to blogging?), Tia (you wanna do this?), Deepu (will she come up with a unique way of answering these?), Swats (Page3 style?), and Sakhi (story writing style tagging?).

P.S.: I hate personal tags, so if any of you wanna give a skip, they can.

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What does a politician want?

What does a terrorist want?

I think there is no one who can answer these questions, not even the sinners themselves. All that a group of terrorists do is kill people and create panic, and all that a group of politicians do is put blame on others.

When there is a bomb blast in Bangalore, Congress and JD(S) blame the state BJP government for not acting swiftly. When Christians are clobbered by Bajrang Dal activists, again they blame non-secularism of BJP, and the BJP put the blame back on opposition for playing the blame game. When there’s a bomb blast in Delhi, BJP blames Congress for weak action against terrorism, and home-minister becomes the scapegoat. Is blaming the home-minister and holding him responsible end this? No doubt he is to take some blame, but we can’t keep doing this all the time. Where is this taking us? Why do politicians keep playing the blame game, and why do the terrorists kill people? Is there an answer?

Helpless‘ was the headlines on TOI the day after Delhi bomb blasts. Exactly so. Is there anything that a common man who was shopping on Karol Bagh have done, other than keeping a eye, to stop those bomb blasts? Couple of weeks back there was a thick roll, laying suspiciously with mild fumes coming out of it, in front of my office. My boss, who went out to take his car, noticed that and asked the security to call for police. Police acted adequately. They blocked the road for few minutes and gave a thorough check, and it didn’t turn out to be a bomb. But, it could have been neo.

How often does one life in fear, and look at everything laying around them, from garbage can to poor man’s cycle, suspiciously? It is for the law enforcement agencies, and intelligence to find a solution to stop this kind of attacks, who must be supported adequately in all respects by the government. The part of the opposition is not to play the blame-game all the time. Politicians are not to terrorize the ruling party. They need to be constructive in any small way they can. Of course, the ruling politicians need to work a lot and get these law enforcing people to act productively, not just to please the opposition.

Terrorists seem like a bunch of Jokers. One, for having no proper face, and scarred history. Two, for killing people without any particular reason. Unfortunately there’s no Batman or Gordon to save us, and we are left at the mercy of politicians against whimsical jokers, playing to their fun.

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My first post on this blog, Hey World, was on 4th September 2007. Today is 366th day since, and my stats at this moment shows 35524 hits. As any other amateur blogger i didn’t start this for hits, and as an indicative of that, first month of my blogging had only 118 hits. There are no real life friends of mine constantly following this blog even now. I didn’t advertise with my friends, i didn’t want an audience. I wanted a distraction, and blogging was one of those. I never imagined to blog for this long. Though i felt like stopping some time back, i didn’t.

I now read and follow a few blogs, listed in my blogroll, and i’d wanna mention them here. KJ Avinash, Meghana, Priya, Nikhil, Neha, RJ, Reema, Super Nova aka Neha, Sakhi, Bhavna, Radhesh, and Megha. This is in no particular order. There are few blogs which i wish to read or follow more often, but due to not-so-obvious reasons i don’t, rather i can’t. The list of blogs i’d like to read more often: Deepu, Manasa, Shefaly, Xylene, Vishesh, Amit, Dinesh, Swats, Tia, Sneha, Po, Su, Prarthana, and Priti. (i’d add more if i’ve missed any). I’ll try and follow these blogs more regularly from now on and will add them to my blogroll soon.

One year down, i have quite a few people following this blog, including Google, and this, at times, makes me conscious and reflects on my writing. Still, there is no fabrication. This has been a great beginning, and i hope to continue for a long time.

P.S.: Google Chrome will stalk you, beware.

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BarCamp is back in Bang!

Dates: 13th and 14th September ’08.

Venue: Hasn’t changed since…. well it’s IIM-B.

Registration type: Same as BCB6, talk or be unavailable (either lead a session, give an idea or volunteer).

My experiences in BCB5 and BCB6 has been great. I’m looking forward this time around as well. Though mostly attended by the techies,  Bangalore being infested with them, BarCamp is ‘unconference’ on any topic one wishes to talk about. Bloggers galore, so do web developers and enthusiasts, but if there’s a topic on Kamasutra and Panchatantra, which was led by Shashikant Joshi in BCB6, who wouldn’t be interested!

Read about my previous BarCamp experience here.

Here are few important links for BCB7:

BarCamp Bangalore 7 Main Page

BarCamp Bangalore yahoo groups mailing list

Also, the logo design contest is open and few nice logos are designed. Check this out here.

Catch you at BCB7! :-)

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