Monthly Archives: October 2006

Scobleshow with Automattic’s CEO

This blog runs on WordPress.com and it never stops to amaze with its stability, practically no down time and cool features like tags, categories, akismet spam blocker, wonderful themes and extensions etc… and the coolest of them all. It is absolutely free.

Little wonder that the open source WordPress has become the most sought after blogging software in the world. Everyone from the NYT, Gigaom, Livescience etc… uses it.

This interview of Toni schneider, CEO of Automattic, the owner of the WordPress platform with Robert Scoble, the No 1 WordPress.com blogger is worth listening to where he talks in depth about the WordPress platform and their future plans.

WordPressing with Automattic’s CEO, Toni Schneider

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Bangalore Fracas!

The hottest news out of Bangalore right now is the fracas involving two ViP kids. This particular bunch especially in our socialist mai-baap sarkar run country has a uncanny knack of getting into trouble and as usual their “illustrious” parents are always around to cover up and clean up after them with an impotent police force looking the other way; always ready to fudge the books in the hope of pleasing their masters and get a quickie promotion and a plum posting of their choice where they can line their pockets with full gusto.

Adam bidappa son of the “illustrious” fashion designer Prasad bidappa supposedly beat up a cop who either threatned or bad mouthed him and the employees of Hotel Empire allegedly beat up the grandson of the “humble farmer” who threatned and badmouthed them.Both incidents seem to have happened in the dead of the night when the sane, “respectable” people of the IT powered Garden city have gone home either to sleep or surf porn.

Before we go any further let me stress that there are no saints in this drama. There is no need to feel sorry for anyone here. kindly save your pity for some real deserving, hard working, honest, god fearing people on Mother Earth.

Today evening i was in Church street, ya the same one where that Hotel Empire is located. I saw a couple of policemen fully armed and dangerous with a .303 flung behind one of the cop’s back serving and protecting us in their own way. Mind you they have no guts to take on a 19 year old kid driving around a swiss hummer without a license just because he is the son of the current CM of karnataka and grandson of the former PM of India. They had instead picked on someone their own size, a bunch of college kids in a run down Maruti 800 who perhaps did not have influential dads who could get them out of a tight spot.I doubt very much whether they would have touched them if they were in a swiss hummer instead.

The latest news is that the police are trying to cover up the Nikhil Gowda incident but have arrested Adam bidappa. The Bangalore Police might be one of the most lazy, incompetent and head to toe corrupt police forces in the country, but they also are quite politically savvy. They know the CM’s/former PM’s son is out of bounds but Adam a mere fashion designer’s son is fair game atleast until some ViP makes that filmi phonecall and says Let him go in lieu of ofcourse a plum posting of their choice where they can line their pockets with full gusto.

Oh! how did we miss this one? There is one more incident involving yes another ViP kid, this one a former CM’s relative.Full cover up oops…. “investigation” is underway.

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Terrorists caught in Mysore

This one strikes a chord since it is my own hometown where i grew up. It is a place of perfect peace and harmony where people from all faiths and walks of life live, study, work and socialise together and now it seems to be taking its first baby steps into becoming one more frontier in the War on Terror thanks to a clueless and dithering UPA government at the center and its reckless minority appeasement/votebank politics which prevents the police and security authorities from cracking down on radical elements before they strike deep roots in the local populace and start trouble.

Mysore: Two Pakistan militants nabbed

In a significant breakthrough against terrorism, a special team of Mysore City Police nabbed two Pakistani extremists after a shoot-out on the Outer Ring Road in Vijayanagar Police Station limits at around 12:10 am here on Friday.

The militants who are suspected to be the key functionaries of Al-Badr, a Pakistan-based militant outfit, were on a ‘specific mission’ to create terror in Karnataka, especially in Bangalore.

The militants have been identified as 24-year-old Fahaad (Pakistani identity) alias Nedu Thanni alias Mohammada Koya (Indian identity) and 22-year-old Mohammad Ali (Pakistan identity) alias Hussain alias Jehangir alias Asif Khan (Indian identity).

Acting on a definite information, the 12-member team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police K T Balakrishna intercepted the unsuspecting militant duo who were riding a moped at 12 am at the ring road. Sensing trouble, the militants opened fire at the police party from an AK-47 rifle. The DCP countered firing two rounds from his revolver before the police team overpowered the duo in a 10-minute-long gun-fire.

The police commissioner categorically ruled out that the militants were targetting Infosys campus in Mysore as rumoured after their arrest. “They had no such plans. Their task was to survey Vikasa Soudha and CIIL,” he replied.

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Happy Diwali!

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Wish Everyone a Very Happy Diwali!

Also pls check out this wonderful site DiwaliFestival which has excellent information and trivia about the Festival of Lights including its history, traditions and how it is celebrated all over India and the world.

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Chinese Soldiers Shoot innocent Tibetan Civilians in Cold Blood

Chinese border guards are shooting innocent Tibetans trying to escape to freedom in cold blood.

A Romanian TV crew caught this video footage on the border between Nepal and Occupied Tibet.

Video of Chinese commie dogs shooting human beings

And the thugs who rule China against the will of its people in beijing deny it as usual with their leftist crap-a-lot logic which will be dutifully repeated and the incident obfuscated and covered up by our braindead Indian media like NDTV, CNN-IBN, ToI(let) paper, The Hindu (Xinhua’s Chennai edition) etc… for them forgiving a convicted terrorist is more important a matter to hightlight(sic!).

This happened in broaddaylight in front of many foreign mountaineering groups and they got video to prove it, plus a hundred eye witnesses too. So China WTF are you upto? Stop lying and own upto your bloody crimes against humanity. The Olympics can wait until you become a civilised country.

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BBC “Objectivity” Checklist

The Bean Laden Broadcasting Corporation has come up with a check list on how it maintains “objectivity” in its reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel and the Palestinians: Key terms

The BBC Governors’ independent panel report on the impartiality of BBC coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict recommended that the BBC should make public an abbreviated version of its journalists’ guide to facts and terminology.

ASSASSINATIONS

The BBC’s responsibility is to remain “impartial” and report in ways that “enable” our audiences to make their own assessments.

Our credibility is undermined by the careless use of words which carry emotional or value judgements.If an event falls within the dictionary definition of assassination, then we can use the term but the word “killed” or “killing” may be perfectly adequate.

Plain simple language is preferable to more complex or emotive language. If we have more precise details of exactly why or how the killing took place, we should communicate that in an equally straightforward way. The phrase “targeted killing” is sometimes used by Israel and should be attributed.

BARRIER

BBC journalists should try to avoid using terminology favoured by one side or another in any dispute.

The BBC uses the terms “barrier”, “separation barrier” or “West Bank barrier” as acceptable generic descriptions to avoid the political connotations of “security fence” (preferred by the Israeli government) or “apartheid wall” (preferred by the Palestinians).

The United Nations also uses the term “barrier”.

Of course, a reporter standing in front of a concrete section of the barrier might choose to say “this wall” or use a more exact description in the light of what he or she is looking at.

TERRORISTS

Note the BBC producer guidelines which state: “we must report acts of terror quickly, accurately, fully and responsibly. We should not adopt other people’s language as our own. Our credibility is undermined by the careless use of words which carry emotional or value judgements. The word “terrorist” itself can be a barrier rather than an aid to understanding. We should try to avoid the term, without attribution. It is also usually inappropriate to use words like “liberate”, “court martial” or “execute” in the absence of a clear judicial process. We should let other people characterise while we report the facts as we know them. We should convey to our audience the full consequences of the act by describing what happened. We should use words which specifically describe the perpetrator such as “bomber”, “attacker”, “gunmen”, “kidnapper”, “insurgent” or “militant.””

Our responsibility is to remain impartial and report in ways that enable our audiences to make their own assessments about who is doing what to whom.

Wonder if they have a similar “impartial” checklist on the Indo-Pak “conflict” over the “disputed” region of Kashmir?

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Martyr’s Wife Threatens to Return Medal

Kudos to this brave woman.She and many like her are the strength behind the valor and courage of our soldiers who guard our frontiers with their lives so that WE can lead a peaceful life in our cities, towns and villages across this great country; free of the fear of both foreign invasion and civil disturbances.

Parliament attack: Martyr’s wife threatens to return medal

A widow of a security assistant, who was killed in action while defending the Indian parliament against a terrorist attack, has protested the move to provide presidential clemency for Mohammed Afzal, the main accused in the attack and even threatened to return her husband’s bravery medal.

Prem Devi, widow of Jagdish Prasad Yadav, who was the first security official to alert the entire security apparatus in Parliament House when terrorists stormed it on December 13, 2001, threatened to return the gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra, given to her husband posthumously.

Yadav, a resident of Neem Ka Thana town in Sikar district of Rajasthan, laid down his life while fighting the terrorists.

“If government forgives the murderers of Indian soldiers then there remains no significance of such bravery award. It was like betraying the nation and the sacrifice of an officer, so it’s better to return Ashok Chakra,” Prem Devi said on Monday.

According to her, Ashok Chakra is a mark of respect for her martyr husband but if the accused go scot-free then it is of no use.

“It would not only demoralise the Indian security forces but would also promote such anti-national elements in the country,” said Prem Devi.

“If things goes this way then who would like a son or a husband to serve for the country,” she asked.

She said she has been waiting for a long time to see the culprits are brought to justice.

“Afzal has been found guilty even by the court of law then why should there be any politics over it. I would even urge other people to return their awards if clemency is given to him,” she added.

Also…Slain cops’ kin meet Kalam

New Delhi, October 10: Even as “heated debates” over granting clemency to Mohammed Afzal Guru, accused in the Parliament attack case, continued across the country.

The Media bias is quite apparent here. What “heated debate” are they talking about? The country is unanimous on the Hon’ble Supreme court decision that this rascal must go to the gallows. It is only the leftist thugs of which the UPA and the Media are a part who are thinking of letting the terrorist off.

The families of the policemen who died in the attack met President A P J Abdul Kalam this afternoon and gave a memorandum requesting him to uphold the Supreme Court’s decision to hang Afzal.

“There is no punishment under our law which would be fit for him… He should be hanged so that terrorists fear the rule of law and innocent people feel safe,” said Sardar Singh, father of late Om Prakash who was killed in the December 2000 attack.

“On Karva Chauth, I want my husband back, but I know it can’t happen. How can a person who is responsible for killing hundreds of innocent people be shown clemency,” said Ganga Devi, wife of late ASI Nanak Chand.

M.S. Bitta, former Cabinet minister who led the victim’s families to the President, blamed politicians for trying to influence the course of law from heading in the right direction.

p.s– But the Media yet shies away from publishing “heart rending” photographs of the victims family members though they have no issues in publishing the “tearful” photos of the terrorist’s son, wife, mother, father, uncle, neighbourhood tailor, sabzi wallah, dog, cat etc…

 

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