Straight Angle™: December 2006
Sunday, December 31, 2006
The same time last year, I was sweating it out for the SAP certificaton exam at Hyderabad.This time, I am sitting in a hotel room at Plano, Texas, but not sweating-Its infact a bit cold here than I thought it would be.
Last new year brought in so many changes to my life. It removed many cobwebs, cleared some misconceptions, ushered in a new thought and brought in some treasured, lasting relationships. It also gave me some good amount of understanding of how stuff works. All in all a good year indeed in retrospect. Hoping this year too, brings with it the same kind of joy [I wouldn't complain if it is something different too ;)].
The one sore point of last year was that, for the entire year, the number of posts that I have made is only 47- I know the reasons for such a great drop- but then those reasons are as flimsy as the Windows Vista itself ;). Hope to clear that sore point this year atleast- afterall, Leapord is around the corner :)
Friday, December 08, 2006
Exactly as we are moving towards(or at least holding in high regard) Western Ideas, here comes a western leader, [The two links seems to provide two different versions- Not sure, why is BBC updating such off the same URL] saying thing or two (apparently, which one I am yet to ascertain).
The "Notepaded" Version of the two pages read thus:
Conform to our society, says PMThe Other page read:
'Duty to integrate,' says BlairNow, if you can see the language of the two editions, they are very different- while the first sermons the people, the second one urges. But, if you are to go by the URL, you would probably find only one page(Which one, I don't know and would that be at least any one of these too is some thing that I am unable to guess).
This, seems to me as a step by a confused, identity less and "I-Want-To-Be-Good-To-All" syndrome and an irony in itself. Tolerance in itself is not the least a Britian Value(just ought to read some of Winston Churchill's quotes about India and Gandhi- We would know the kind of Tolerance that Blair claims to be so "British"). Hardly is Britian a multiculturalist country. I wonder what would have made them think they are multiculturalist- there is nothing wrong in thinking so- guess the over stuffed Chicken Tikka Masala made them so...but then, to claim history which doesn't exist would only lead to further alienation.
The same western countries were afraid of Nationalism in other parts of the world and now, they want to have their citizens to be British and Black, British and White, British and Asian...essentially whipping up Nationalist feeling, when what you would expect them to promote Genuine non-intervention in the affairs of the individuals as a Western State.
The speech also has an implicit assumption that only immigrants are racist, hate mongers- because it is only those who shouldn't "come into Britian"- so it is indeed okay if you are a British hate monger- after all it's the Tolerance that Britian is known for, from the time Humans were conceived in the evolutionist embryo of the Monkeys!- Also note that the religious communities need to prove that they aim to promote Community Integration- the word whether this also means the Catholic Church is yet to be out..but let us assume it too, would be part of this proposal. I think and believe Catholic Church in Britian is a religious entity and not a secular one-as often the case in India!
Cross posted at: Third Eye
Thursday, December 07, 2006
True...I would say! [;)]- Warning- A 10 minute video - but fun and to a good extent true.
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