Monday, June 29, 2009

Global Incident Map

Did you guys know that there is a global incident map which track incident at global level. I was surprised to find this map. But anyway the data on the map is delayed by 24-48 hour for free edition but you can get better information if you are in the business.

But what is interesting to observe that most of the incident are confined to South Asia, Middle-east and US. Though the nature of incident varies in all these place, but it reveal an interesting observation.

Well I am no incident expert but you should be able to find information about each incident if you log into their system.

Just wanted to share this discovery

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

To All Those Pro-Life Supporter: Killing someone for your cause doesn't make you Saint

First of all, by killing someone in the name of Pro-Life, You people did just the damage you never wanted in the first place. Let me first take a stand. I am Pro-Choice. So why did people who are Pro-life took someone else life? This is question which they will never be able to answer with sincerity.

There is vast difference between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. Pro-Choice doesn't mean that you want to go and kill some unborn child, just because you are Pro-choice. For Pro-Choice people, making decision about their unborn child is as important as for Pro-life people about theirs. It is very important to understand the situation and background behind taking a decision .

Just that you don't accept someone choice, you don't have the right to kill someone. If you want to fight abortion, fight it legally. Go to the Congress and make your voice heard. But you simply cannot kill someone just because he is providing service to the society.

Let me give you account of what women have tried in the past and are still trying to do. This come from a woman name Susan D. Wyndham who wrote to [Here] explaining what she think Pro-Life people should do.


Did you know that women died? Did you see the woman infested with maggots, right before she died? Or the girl who almost died because she used a coat hanger and knitting needles, or who threw herself down the stairs?

If you care about the life of an unborn child, take the expectant mother into your home, even if she is a drug addict or alcohol abuser.

Take care of her, make sure she goes to all her prenatal appointments.

Be there for her through her labor and delivery. Adopt the child no matter what medical conditions he or she is born with.

Raise the child for the next 18 years, even if you have to take him or her to a mental health therapist and pay for medications."

I totally agree with her view. Just that I want to add something more to this. Have you seen 9 kids in a poor family growing with limited mean, going empty stomach for days, just because they parent's cannot afford food.

Go to African countries, see how children suffer. If you care for life, go and protest in these African countries, go and do some work for them. But don't kill someone just because you don't agree with him or her.

let me ask you this question. Who ever killed Dr. Tiller, I am sure, this man must have been influenced by someone. How can you Pro-Life people provke someone to go and kill. No matter what you want to say, I and the world think that you people should be punished in same as the killer. A man in 60's cannot become insane on his own and go and shoot someone in Church. We need to criticize people for doing so.

Whatever your views is. Just be sensible Human Being.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Indian: What is the color of your skin

Recently I have been reading news about the attack on the Indian student in Australia. I followed these news with lot of passion and zeal. These action are very much deplorable and indeed shame on the people who are doing this but this also bring us to a question on the other side of the coin. Is the Indian society free of racism? Are Indian the most tolerant in the world? A definite "No." And Here are my reasons why Indian are the most racist of all the race.

The first and foremost question asked in an Indian marriage is the color of bride skin. Does this line sound familiar to you: Need a fair skin bride for my son or looking for milky-white girl for myself. This is one example where Indian show racism in subtle form. Don't look beyond your next door. You will find smell of racism in your family. Accept it or not it does exist in one form or the other.

The second kind of racism that exist in Indian society is in the form of North India -south Indian-Bihari- UPwallas-Marthi-Ghathi-Bengali-etc. This list will never stop. Don't you think this is racism? The recent North Indian vs Marathi incident just show that how prevalent this whole thing is in India. Did any news paper or TV channel asked if this was not racism than what it was.

The third is the caste based racism. People belonging to lower class are not allowed to go place of worship. They are not allowed to enter certain part of the village. They are not allowed to work in the field. They are not allowed to change their profession. What is this if it is not racism?

Next is the Government playing caste (or racism) card to win election. Want example: Look no further than Mayawati in UP. What she is doing? Instead of building society, she is dividing the society and thinking of becoming PM. On the other side the Fedral government or Central govt is implementing reservation based on the caste. Doesn't Indian govt promoting racism? What is happening to bright student who are not able to get admission in school or university. They are forced to go out of India to get education and suffer racism in the respective country.

Want further proof? Police will go to lower caste people and will rape their women knowing that nothing will happen to them. If they go to register complaint against these policemen, they will be again raped at the police station.

What more you want? Do you guts to standup and fight with Indian society, if not then don't complain. First look inside yourself and know if you are racist or not.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Building Blog Traffic

I am new to the blogging community. I just joined for the sake of friend who would keep pestering me about their blogsite and its content. They would force me to go and visit their blogsite once in awhile (I agree, I never told them that they forced me, otherwise I would have been crucified the next day, may be my boss would have fired me when he would come to know that I don’t visit his blog site regularly). Ok enough of anecdote and I want to confess that once I started writing my own Blogs on Random topic, I have started enjoying it. So what the next phase of the Blog. That brings me to the next topic.

What should I write so that I can enjoy and my unknown reader enjoy too. Would I be interested in writing about war and my reader would be craving for peace. Well I can write about war but it will only me who will be reading the blog (rest assured, they will be ditching me next moment). So this brings us to a very important thing. The content of the blog. In my view, content is the most important thing to keep the reader coming back to you. Remember watch LOTR over and over again because the content of the moving and story telling was most fascinating. Other example I can give you is about Harry Potter book. Why do people stand in long queue so that they can grab first peace of the book? It’s the content of the material. So number 1 goes to the content of the blog.

Virtually you have to write something that interest most of the targeted audience. Your audience may range from 10-year kid to 80-year grandpa. So you have to keep their interest in your blog alive. Another thing about content is that you have to worry about time-frame. Why Shakespeare is still read in 21st or 22nd century? What ever he wrote is timeless. His content surpasses time-frame with ease. I don’t want to say that everyone become Shakespeare (or they could if they had the capabilities), but what I am trying to say is that write something which can be still relevant say 30 year from now (when I am 70 year old, if I am alive).

The second most important criteria is the original content. In the world of electronic media, it is very easy to copy from somewhere and put things in your or mine blog. As a starter, it sounds very easy and may be you will be able to bring some reader to your blog. But if you look within self, I am sure you will know the answer. I am not even going to there to answer for you but many of us can do it. If you like someone content, copy the main idea, paraphrase them and write on your blog with a definitely reference to the original source. Remember writing master theses in school and mentioning reference for their work.

So write something of your idea. Let me honest with you, even this article, the one you are reading write know is not my idea, I searched on the google how to build traffic for blog, read a lot about them, but I was never happy or content with their entire thing, so I decided to write my own ethic code. I call these as ethic code. Now coming back to topic, what should I write about? Almost everything is written by someone. Nothing is left for me. How should I do? Let me tell you that there are many things you can still write about. Perhaps try to write your experience reading Harry Potter or following someone on twitter or better you can write about how you lost money listening to someone on CNBC (I won’t name him as he is more famous than me). So virtually the list is endless and you will be winner one day. So the number 2 position goes to content of the blog.

Understand that your readers are just like you and me. I was not a good reader in school and I used bunk the class or just dozed in the last bench. Now the role has reversed, you are the book and your readers are student. So what you are going to write that your readers don’t fall off or go away to some other green pasture. Write something which interests your targeted audience. Don’t treat you audience like a computer machine or a scanner. Treat them as human and you will be reward. Sometime follow some unconventional method of telling things to your reader. May be follow your heart to tell what you think about something. No one is going to come and kill you. Just mention at the bottom of the blog that this is your thought and no one should get influenced by it (just to cover your skin). Have a feeling in your word. Write few and small but write something which make your reader to come again and again to your blog to see what happened next. May be try to write a story online. But the bottom line is that your reader should be able to associate with you.

The thing I have always looked at someone blog is to try find out who is the person behind those words. Try to keep your reader informed about who you are and why you like writing blog and what are you trying to do with your blog (Are you trying to change the world or are you trying to make career by writing blog. The fans or the blog reader are your real customer. So try to be clean with your customer. Tell them a short story about yourself, who you are, what you do and what are things that interest you. It’s always good to know about someone whom I like to read. I try to associate myself with the author as much as possible so that I can get a sense of belongingness.

There are two type of blog, one is professional and the other is personal. If you have read this thing, what do you feel about it? Definitely it is not professional blog, it is more of personal. Even most the sentence structured would be not able to pass the word processing of correct English. So who cares? I write with my heart out. So if my readers like it, he will ask me to keep this thing like this. So take your plunge and start pouring in your thoughts and let me know. Post your blogsite the comment section and I will come and read it. Or better email me.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oh Iran!!!!! What have you done

To the People of Iran,

After keeping silent for so many days, I am finally waking up to write something for you, my fellow Iranian citizen. I can feel sense of betrayal in you, I can feel the saddened faces all around me. Even though I am not present among you, I feel the pain in you.

After silently suffering at the hand of your Government, I can tell you one thing, that atleast you are standing for your right. People sitting across the world far away from you feel the shallow pain, but my friend, the pain and suffering you are feeling is beyond imagination. When something dear to me was taken away, I feel the same pain in you. But here I come to say that I am one for you, no matter what happen, I will keep supporting you for your free right. Your right to choose government and your right to run your country.

After seeing the blood on the street, the gun shot heard in the air, women beaten in prison, people waving for their vote, I can feel the sense of dejectedness in you. But don't worry friend, True revolution don't come easy. It come's with the scarfies. And you are making your scarifies in rightfull way.

Remember Gandhi. He was thrown out of the train in South Africa just because he was not white nor he was black. But what he started a was a peacefull protest which shook the entire world, and is still challenging people.

When I see those mass faces on the street of Tehran, I see mass ready to walk for their blief. When I see those green color, the symbol of your faith in democracy, I see bright future.

With Love and Respect to the People of Iran.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Extortion or Legal Terrorism? RIAA Trial is egg in your face

I do know that there are certain things which should not be done like downloading music illegally but it is easier said than done. What if you are caught downloading music say 22 songs which you could have bought it for 30$ but decided that it was easy to download than go and spend 30$ on something called music.

The download hurt the music industry and artist in particular. Agreed. But what about the extortionist method of charging 5$ for a piece of 1 cents. Doesn't it come under extortion? Where is the law protecting common man in this case. I guess no one even approached for this matter.

So a poor lady caught downloading 22 songs was fined to pay $2 million fee. Under the Copyright Act, juries can award damages of up to $150,000 per pilfered track. About $3,500 was the average payment in the thousands of RIAA cases that settled out of court.

So do you wanna know $2 million playlist? here they are
  • Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"; "November Rain"
  • Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last"
  • Janet Jackson "Let’s What Awhile"
  • Gloria Estefan "Here We Are"; "Coming Out of the Heart"; "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"
  • Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"
  • Journey "Faithfully"; "Don’t Stop Believing"
  • Sara McLachlan "Possession"; "Building a Mystery"
  • Aerosmith "Cryin’"
  • Linkin Park "One Step Closer"
  • Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
  • Reba McEntire "One Honest Heart"
  • Bryan Adams "Somebody"
  • No Doubt "Bathwater"; "Hella Good"; "Different People"
  • Sheryl Crow "Run Baby Run"
  • Richard Marx "Now and Forever"
  • Destiny’s Child "Bills, Bills, Bills"
  • Green Day "Basket Case"
I don't what will happen to people out there downloading music at the moment but I am sure there will be few more determined people to rob these music terrorist company in future.

My advise: Welcome to Jungle

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

People living on the edge.

This is borrowed life: I want to give back

How many of you have heard that someone live on borrowed money and building a palace and fortifying with arms and guards? Probably few as this world is full of enigma and confusion. How many of you, given an opportunity of aid, will be ready to build a better future for yourself and your family need. Probably everyone except few.

So who are these "Probably Few" people. In simple term, they are the people who are willing to burn their own house to collect aid or dole. For what? for nothing. They think that by collecting these doles, they will be able to live in peace with the same neighbor whose house they have burned down, killed their sole bread-earner. For they think that this is the right way to protect the interest of few over million people. These million people are killed everyday.

These people are made to suffer for their basic needs. A house, two-meal of bread and clothes to cover their semi-nude body. They are made to stand in long line to collect water. They are made to stand in line even for getting basic medical care. Worse, they are sometime made to deliver babies on road-side. This was not in their destiny. God (whatever name you give to him) never thought that his creation would have to suffer so much in his own name. One wonder what those aid are doing then?

These aid are building palaces, luxury apartment, billion-dollar army, killing innocent people and what not else. They are doing everything except the right thing. What a living example would be people living in Swat province of Pakistan. They have been forced to flee their home, their daughter are being kidnapped to marry those mercenaries, their kids are being driven out of school so that they cannot become educated and understand true message of Allah (or God).

This is not just in Pakistan, there are many more place out their where you can replicated the same thing. Do you get the same feeling when you see the slums of India, poverty in Bangladesh, Somalia, Chad, Zimbabwe.

How would you change the world? I started by writing about it. What about you.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

How to Kill a Mocking Bird

How to Kill a Mocking Bird? Have you ever read that classical book? No I haven't but guess what atleast I have heard about it. And then this happened. I was watching this video on youtube and thought of sharing with you guys. So here's my take of killing a mocking bird.

1 Play cricket with bat and ball not with the insects!!!!.

2. Hit the ball to the boundry and ask someone to throw.

3. And if there is a bird between you and the fielder, he/she will be killed.

Simple. Isn't it.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Chinese find a way to talk about Tiananmen and Communist

Due to its dictator and communist, the Chinese Govt. have blocked site which even mention about T-word. The Chinese govt is so scared of the T-word that they start to shiver in fear by the very mention of people talking about it.

To demonstrate it power over the poor and helpless people, the govt of China has even blocked website, cell-phone based SMS, etc. You can imagine that they are so scared that Chinese govt are proposing mark T-day as day of silence in China. On this day, the govt are planning that no one will speak to each other and will keep quite.

The benefit of this silence days are many folds: control noise pollution, save energy, maintain peace, and most important keep people quite on T-event.

How ever, the Chinese have already found a way to spread and talk about T-word. They have devised sign language for Tienanmen Square event and have already educated mass on how to communicate on the D-day.

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