Saturday, September 09, 2006

Time to Change- Orissa

In 1980s Orissa got world attention for the major drought which killed thousands of children due to starvation. In 1999 again it got attention for the cyclone and flood. It has always been one of the poor states of India and always hit by droughts, floods and cyclone. Mother nature has always been harsh on this state. But it has also given the state the hidden underground treasure- "Minerals" which includes - iron ore (32.9 per cent of the country's reserves), bauxite (59.95 per cent), chromite (98.4 per cent), coal (24.8 per cent) and manganese (67.6 per cent). So today 2006 , its in news for the highest FDI investment in India. A total amout of nearly Rs 4 Trillion. Thats huge!!!! And all because of this treasure- Minerals- Orissa's Passport to Development.

Other than minerals, it is a big player in power generation. It planning the biggest powerplant of the world in Talcher. It has surplus power to support even its neighbouring states.

IT, Bhubaneswar is the 9th biggest IT destination in India. But its soon heading for the 4th position, with all the big companies having a base. Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Satyam, Igate, Mindtree, Iflex , Oracle .. all having Bhubaneswar in their recent plans. Its sure to give a major change to the only other city in India(other being Chandigarh) planned by the famous German architect - Otto. H. Koenigsbarger.

Orissa is also full of natural beauty. Bhubaneswar itself , City of Temples is a beautiful city, with many tourist spots, Udaygiri, Khandagri, Dhaulgiri, Lingaraj Temple, Nandankanan zoo, Iskon temple , Raja rani temple and many more. Who does not know about Puri- Jagannath temple of the the 4 holy sites of Hindu religion. It has a beautiful beach for its tourists too. Other sites like Sun Temple Konark, Chandrabagha beach, Chilka lake, Tara tarani, and many more sites make Orissa a must visit tourist destination.

It has one of the biggest port in the eastern coast of India- Paradeep. The hotel industry is also bubbling and so is the education institutes. Bhubaneswar is also becoming a major Micro/Nano Biology hub.

Time is surely changing for Orissa, but its just the start. How long will it last. The bubble was once there in 1995 too, but it was not a success because of the local politics. Well then will Orissa be lucky the second time?? Time will answer.. and I hope for the best....

Bande Utkala Janani...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Lage Raho, Vidhu Vinod Chopra

"Lage Raho Munna Bhai" - a fantastic movie. This is a piece you should have in your DVD collection like Hera Pheri. "Circuit" is flawless in his acting. Sanjay Dutt as ever is good. Vidya Balan, is goood but she was not so cute as in Parineeta. Srini my friend , there are more movies following - "Eklavya" where u may see her as cute as in Parineeta. And whats the deal...?? Vidya Balan is also there in Eklavya after Parineeta and "LRMB". Good for her... beaware of VVC.

The crowd enjoyed it. After a long time I saw so many Desis .. My God when the movie was over... there was swarm of desis walking around in the parking lot. Felt like I was in India..... We did a good decision in dropping our dinner plan and hitting the movie theatre half an hour before the movie starts. Still we only got some seats in the middle of the theatre. Hate to watch a good movie like I am watching a live tennis match..

The evening was well entertained by the Munna Bhai Gang!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Murder of Justice

IBNLive has done a great job in the movement against the Jessica Lal murder case. The case has got a new hope. But I still ponder where is the Legal System leading to in the Largest Democracy of the World??

I dont understand what kind if investigation did police department do? In the party there were even high officials of Police Dept? What were they doing there?? ( none of my business to ask that ). But when there was shoot out , what did they do? They should be the first one to put an FIR and try to bring the convict to court with ample evidence. Instead we see an FIR registered by 19 year old witness(At least out of 200 he was the only one who had the guts to come out and register the case). We cant blame him now, sure there would be lot of pressure on him (from the convicts), they must be all over him for the last 8 years.
More over is the eye-witness the only proof for conviction?? We are so advanced in technology , dont we have any other way to track down?? What about the bullets, what about the Gun. I cant belive there was no other clue for the police department.

Well I guess we live in the Indian society with fear. Fear of loosing your own life, fear of loosing your own family, fear of expressing ourselves. Thanks to the age of internet we can at least express our thoughts in web even if not directly in the public. The only logical path i see is - new generation should be tought to express themselves, rather than forcing them to do as the parent want. Schools and Parents are the ones who can change that. Schools should also focus on making the child express themselves rather than forcing them to learn ONLY maths and science..

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Future of Google

If google grows and spreads it's web as fast as it's doing now, what state will it be 25 years from now ? How will it affect our machine dependent, web-centric life in future? I was thinking about it and these are what my small imaginative mind could picture google at 2030 AD....

Brain of World's Largest Reactive Super Computer/Robot : Google with its vast and immense store of data and knowledge can be fed into the brain of a super-computer to find and ask any answer for a question. It would be a improved version of . Used the "Reactive" word because I feel super computers can be categorized into 2 kinds. "Reactive" and "Proactive". Reactive being the lower generation super computers which can give you answers to your questions or react to a situation previously programmed. Proactive Super Computers are far more intelligent enough to assess a situation and react accordingly without waiting for some input or intervention.

Platform to Access Anytime, Anywhere ,Any favorite Entertainment Program : Google will extend the Google Video to a level that all the movies, television serials will be available in the net. You would be able to search , select and view any movie of your choice or any episode of your favorite television soaps anywhere , anytime. Obviously you will have to pay for it , and producers will be paid their copyright through Google.

World Wide Tracking:
How about taking snaps of every meter of our earth every minute(I would love it to be every second ). Think of what all you can do with that data ? Reduce Crime? Find Lost Child in a Fair? Track path of every movable object and life on earth.. Yes the camera can only take pictures where its allowed, only in public places, you can use it to track anything happening in ur private places too... You guessed it right ,it will be an extension of the much loved , appreciated and controversial software "Google Earth".

There are lot of other fields also, like personal treatment based upon your genes, which Google has already started investing. Its all about sharing knowledge , and correct knowledge. Opening up the world and making it one global public arena to share information.

All these and much more... Only if it sustains the fast growing competitive market for next 25 years. Who knows it can be swallowed by big companies like Microsoft. Which I really don't believe will happen. If google is destroyed , it will only be destroyed by Itself.......

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Last week , while going through , I stumbled into the news - IIT Geeks form Political Party . Wow!!! that was incredible. They are cream of Indian techie cerebrums. They can get a job in any MNCs, earn FAT salaries which others would envy and lead a wealthy life like 1000s other IITians. But why choose this path? That was the first line of thought, but the "ME" inside me was really happy & proud and envious about these guys. Proud and Happy to see INDIAN THOUGHTS CHANGING... To see YOUTH believing in themselves to bring change to the Political System. Needless to say we know , how wicked Indian politics is, what kind of politicians we have in our center(Laaloooo?? Devegowda??...), how much change or clean up it needs??? I can write a lot about how corrupt the system is.... But am I doing anything to bring the change , other than just doing a heated discussions on the weekends with my friends over coronas and baacardi?? The question is who is going to take up the challenge. Who is going to tie the bell on to cat?? Who will try to bring the revolution?? Who will(MAY) be the frist ones to get crushed by the wicked Political Engine. Well thats US. We The Young Indians. The PARITRANAS - They have come out of the shell , and leading, making me feel Yes I can also be one of them. I should be a part of them and every Young Patriotic Indian should be a part of the small but GOING TO BE BIG movement. I want to see New India, Fresh India, Developed India ,Beautiful India... and I can see the new horizon, smell the new fragrance, through PARITRANA.


Monday, January 23, 2006


Yesterday I completed reading the book - "The Google Story". Its a wonderful book , and should be read by anyone related to IT.

Google, the term which every person in IT uses it. It has changed its form from a Noun to Verb. But what is the exact meaning of Google?? Well when Lary Page and Sergey Brin were looking for a name for their search website, their friend suggested the name "Googol" which is a term used to express the value of 1 followed by 100 zeros. But by mistake they thought the spelling was "google" and thats what they kept the name as. Obviously the "" was already taken.

The strength of google
1) PageRank algorithm - Instead of ranking search result pages based upon the number of hits, it rates the pages based upon "reference". A webpage is ranked higher if its referred(links from other webpages) more number of times. Weightage is also given to the webpage which referred it .
2) Googleware - Unique network built on propreitory software and hardware. All computers in Googleware is custom built by google for greater performace of the google software.
3) Self Cure Distributed Network - One+One=Eleven. Thats the FUNDA they used. Instead of creating a single super-computer, they believed in the power of hundered small computers connected by googleware. Also if one of the computer was broken , the googleware is smart enough to bypass it and find another computer in the network to proxy it.
4)Simple and User Centric(More than User Friendly) UI -The website proves it.
5)Keeping the Personal and Professional space well marked - Personal here means the Core of the software- The Search Result. Professional means - Bussiness oriented - The Adware. Not only the they have clearly marked in the space in their web-world but they also run the company in the same principle.

There is so much I learnt and want to write about Google. Hope I was a good writer. Will write about the where google is today and where my imagination can take google in future in the next blog.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

My own domain ... eeeeehoooooooo!

Jan 21 , 2006.
Woke up from bed with a freshness of mind and body like I haven't felt long before. Thats good. What did I do different. Ooh! Last night the music and booze at Citron was intoxciating. Citron Rocks!!! Every time we go to Citron we feel a fresh vibe in the air, the music , the HOT chicks,their moves , drinks , bartender, the tango ,and the BRUBS.... Driving back to home, we had a DDLJ fest.

Within first one hour I searched for my domain,researched for best website to buy from, bought it, and even my own domain was up and running "". Pretty impressed by the spontaneity of Its cheap too..
Wow I have an address in the internet. Feels good!

Hope I will be frequent in expressing myself now..