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Archive for November 26th, 2009

…….I don’t refer to the actual terrorist attack.

 

I’m more concerned about how two different dates are termed similarly.

 

You see, 26/11 stands for 26th of Nov.

Whereas, 9/11 stands for 11th of Sep!!

Duh!!

 

Being in the IT field, you get so used to using conventions which are not used on a daily basis (Gosh!! I used the same word thrice!!)

Anyhow, so we work on dates which have the dd-mm-yy format used throughout the world.

Then we use dates which go something like mm-dd-yy or yyyy-mm-dd or YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmTZD or YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmTZD or YYYY-MM or ….you get the drift!!

 

So, since the 9/11 took place first, shouldn’t we be coining the term 11/26 for last year’s terrorist attack??

I mean,  personally  , I have no issues with whatever you may call it…..but it just rankles me a wee bit somewhere inside my head. It doesn’t sync with the rest of the settings.

Aarrgghhh. I guess I need a change!!

Just can’t believe I wrote an entire post on dates!! DATES!!! of ALL the possible topics under the sun!!

I need a break.

ASAP.

Starting NOW.

OnO.

 

PS: Thats “Over-n-Out” for the uninitiated.

 

Edited to add : I guess the Media (or the people-responsible-for-coining-phrases) tried to get poetic and set the dates to rhyme!!

Ahh…the Media!! Well, the lesser said about them, the better.

(There was a time in my life when I seriously wanted to get into journalism. Thanking my stars that I didn’t.)

 🙂

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I have refrained from commenting much on serious social issues. And I wonder why!! Why  cant I let myself vent out my thoughts on my own blog??

In a way, I dont want to draw undue opposition, though agreeing or disagreeing with my views is solely the reader’s prerogative. I do attempt to be politically correct at all times. But then, I hide from the truth. I carry strong opinions on certain issues, but I dont express them.

Not done. Not done at all.

Something came up recently, which made me want to put down how I feel about it.

The Liberhans Report was finally submitted, and as expected, our elected representatives decided to brawl over it.  Nothing new in it.  And I dont even feel like pointing out that we have a bunch of d**s sitting in the Parliament. Anyway, I digress.

 17 years is a very long time to state what the people already know. I was in Udhampur (J&K) those days, a small town in north Jammu. And like the rest of  North India, even Udhampur was charged with the air of the premeditated demolition. You wouldn’t know, unless you actually lived under those circumstances.

We were in the cantonment area and hence quite secure, but it wasn’t the same outside. The real purpose behind the Rath Yatra was an open secret. It was even discussed in our school. I still remember overhearing a  class mate saying that the ‘kar-sevaks’ were travelling with many tools (pickaxes, shovels,etc). Obviously, they weren’t planning on bringing down the structure with their fingers ‘at-the-heat-of-the-moment’ as commented by our honourable(?) ex-Prime Minister ABV.

Why then did it take 17 years and 700 crores to report something that was commonly known to all??

The indictment makes no sense. It is trivial.

The vital issue is that 700 crores of our hard-earned money was spent to tell us something which we already knew.

Finally, was it worth it?

The politicos are gonna rave and rant and claim that its all a big fraud and Conress is responsible, and Congress will say that BJP did it all and they will go logger-heads at each other and eventually, the Supreme Court may step in say that an independent enquiry will be initiated.

There.

There goes OUR money down the drain.Again.

It ticks me off royally.

And then I hear this news!!

17 crores  of taxpayers money being happily pocketed by some unknown babus EACH MONTH!!

And apparently, this has been going on for 25 YEARS!!

It boggles the mind to think that this kind of rampant corruption has been allowed to thrive for so many years!!!

Who is responsible??

And who suffers???

Also, this is just Delhi we are talking about.

Can you even imagine the extent of this corruption throughout the country??

And we continue to be called a ‘poor’ nation.

The irony of it all!!!

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Its going to be a hectic week…

…..and I apologise for the slow blogging.

 

I have written so many posts!! But they are all in the draft stage. Just not able to get the time to complete them!! This week is a little hectic.

Hoping to cover up by this weekend.

Anyhow, leaving you with this joke on marriage counselling :-

Enjoy 😀

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A husband and wife came for counseling after 15 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 15 years they had been married.

She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured over the course of their marriage.
Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately as her husband watched with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.

The therapist turned to the husband and said, ‘This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?’

The husband thought for a moment and replied, ‘Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish.’

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HAHA!!

Now getting back to work!! 😐

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