Sunday, December 19, 2010

Facebooking




I keep on refreshing this page every now and then, looking out for status messages, looking out for comments and people getting tagged. Unlike Robert Frost’s Mending wall, the facebook wall is a mode of connecting people, giving rise to a buzzword what we call Socialnetworking.But when I look into the facebook wall, deep down I can find different characters, different attitudes, and different faces of human behavior. Yes we can categorize the facebookers based on their status messages, their likings and the frequency with which they login. Following are the prestigious categories of facebookers:

High Networking Individuals (HNI’s):

Like the HNI’s (High net worth Individuals) in capital markets, there are high networking individuals on facebook.These individuals are found with large digit in their friends tab.Moreover, these HNI’s keep on sending friend’s request to unknown people, thereby acquiring more and more space for social networking. If you check out their face book wall, each and every minuscule detail of the day is being recorded i.e. feeling sleepy in office, lunch was superb etc.etc Except for going to loo, all the daily activities are mentioned on FB wall. Nevertheless, these individuals are precious bcuz they have driven the valuation of FB to 25 billion dollar and made Mark Zukenburg an accidental billionaire.

Informative & Humorous facebookers:

These kinda facebookers ought to provide the links with latest happenings pertaining to either technology or some political news. They also keep you updated with the recent happenings in sports be it soccer or be it cricket. But this segment of facebookers is a niche segment. We can find that the people commenting upon their status messages or link also belong to this niche segment.

Humorous facebookers deserves a sure shot like for the best, original one liner status messages which ought to draw an impeccable smile on your face.

Communication gap facebookers:

This species of facebookers is a different variety, different because they communicate through facebook, even though they are sitting besides eachother, different because they convey their feelings through facebook.To substantiate this fact a conversation between two room partners on FB wall in the same room:

Roomie1: u lookin cool in this pic

Roomie2: Thanks…whr r d other pics of the trip..i suppose u have it..

XYZ: WTF, u r roomies rgt..turn around and talk..

Not only roommates, even couples use FB to convey their expressions. A girl joined this group in her activities after a strong fight with her boyfriend, "While studying I keep looking at my cell phone if any messages have come!!”.And guess what she gotta message..So it actually works for these communication gap facebookers.

Health Updating facebookers :

These facebookers are pretty pathetic and irritating, because they would mention the malfunctioning of their body physiology on FB. Their status messages are kinda , “Caught by a cold”, “Sneeeeeeezzzzzz,,, not feeling well” and “down with fever”. I wonder what would be their status message, if they had constipation or loose motion. Would it be “Constipation is killing me” or “loose motions bringing me down”. Anyhow, what is their expectancy theory with regard to this? Obviously we won’t give a like to such kinda status message and in comment we can’t write more than get well soon. I wish FB had a WTF button..

Show Off facebookers:

Last but not the least Show off facebookers, the most interesting category of facebookers.They have a unique way of showing off stuff through their status messages. For instance, status message of a normal facebooker, “Banglore calling” is a information being conveyed to the friends that you are heading to banglore, but the status message of a showoff facebooker “banglore flying” connotes that, you are not only heading towards Banglore but also you don’t come in that category, that rely upon Indian railways for travelling. Again one more to go, “US calling or US flying” is a information passing status message by a normal facebooker, but the status message by a showoff facebooker goes something like this, “@Starbucks in Dubai, and one more flight to go, to reach NY” sounds outrageously showoff.If you decode the ASCII characters of this message, it states to the reader that, asshole you are good for nothing, you better just read this message and envy about it:)

Unfortunately we don’t have any category known as Genuine facebooker.So lets assume a hypothetical genuine facebooker. What would be his status message pertaining to the travelling plan? It would be something like “Booked ticket for Sampark Kranti Express in sleeper coach for next week, but its 100 waiting, just hoping to get the waitlist cleared

Now jokes apart and on a serious note, its true that, social networking sites are acting like the chlorophyll of our life, like the oxygen we intake to breath in and out. But lets not forget, that bonding is although more important than networking. Having thousand friends on FB is of no use, if not even one can understand you, read your mind, run for you when you are in trouble.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Grow Up.....












Walking down through the lanes in the flashback times,

When immaturity was as fresh as thymes.

Precisely measuring the chocolate bar before sharing.

Kicking and punching with siblings resembling pigs fighting.

And there arrives the referee, mom to make things upright.

Her anger filled voice and words scream loudly Grow Up….


Through the valley of backbenches, where frolic was set up.

Away from the teacher’s proximity, place to start up.

Red pen marks stating very poor, homework incomplete to round up,

Mam yelling at the peak of her voice Grow Up….


Roaming around the beaches of teenage,

When the sea shells are at their vantage.

Heart is being damaged and spirit goes down in the trash dump.

Calmly the Best friend explains, get over it and Grow Up….


Heading towards that blurred turning point,

Inquisitive to know, if at all it has some resting joint.

Way to those unanswered questions, does marriage needs to be sign up?

Softly, dad’s eyes conveyed Grow Up…





Friday, October 8, 2010

Ek Vishwas



जो सागर में कभी गोता नहीं लगाओगे,
तो जान नहीं पाओगे क्या होती है गहराई
जो तारे छूने की आकांशा ना हो,
तो जान नहीं पाओगे क्या होती है उचाई

जो सीखोगे नहीं अंगारों पर चलना,
तो कैसे जानोगे क्या होता है जलना
जो दिल कभी टूटेगा नहीं,
तो कैसे जानोगे दर्द क्या होता है

साया अंधकार का जब तक छाएगा नहीं,
कैसे जानोगे मद्धम रोशनी का महत्व
जो साहिल पर आकर ही थम गए,
तो नदी के उस पार नहीं जा पाओगे

चाहे आखों में इतनी भी नमी आए,
मंज़िल तुम्हारी धुंदली होने न पाए
अपने नन्हे नन्हे सपनो को जीने दो,
क्यूंकि अंकुर से ही बनते है विशाल पेड़

शायद आज ग्रीष्म की तपती गर्मी है,
पर कल वसंत का रंग भी आयेगा
शायद आज एक भयानक रात है,
पर कल एक नई सुबह फिर आयेगी......


Jo sagar mein kabhi gota nahi lagaoge,
To jaan nahi paoge kya hoti hai gaharai,
Jo taare choone ki aakansha na ho,
To jaan nahi paoge kya hoti hai uchayi.

Jo sikhoge nahi angaro par chalana,
To kaise janoge, kya hota hai jalana.
Jo dil kabhi tutega nahi,
To kaise janoge dard kya hota hai.

Saaya andhakar ka jab tak chayega nahi,
Kaise janoge madham roshni ka mahatva.
Jo sahil par aakar hi tham gaye,
To nadi ke uss par nahi ja paoge.

Chahe aakhon mein kitni bhi nami aye,
Manzil tumhari dhundali hone na paye.
Apne nanhe nanhe sapno ko jeene do,
Kyunki ankur se hi bante hai vishal ped.

Shayad aaj grishm ki tapti garmi hai,
Par kal vasant ka rang bhi ayega.
Shayad aaj ek bhayanak raat hai,
Par kal ek nayi subah phir ayegi…...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Random school of thoughts.........

Silence that’s meant for the graveyards, we are alive people, so don’t let this silence override your life. Make some commotions by stirring your ambitions, so that this silence never prevails.
Insanity, that’s important..Don’t let that child in you, loose its essence. We need to be insane, act dumb at times to wash out those traces of seriousness. Insanity is the the best detergent to wash out the dirt of agony from our life.
Dry leaf, you ought not to be like that, bcuz it moves with the direction of wind..Be like a strong stone, that doesn’t move away, no matter how harsh the force of water or wind drives it away..
People, they are very important and we need them bcuz first chapter of civics in school taught that human being is a social animal. So Try to tie them with strings of love and benevolence..Don’t worry how many remain in this string..Don’t ever break this string, no matter even if some move out of this string…
Everything in life doesn’t give you perks, but still attempt those things…Attend some nice lectures even though there is no attendance for it :))
Tough times mean a lot; they let you know your caliber..Whenever before exams, I prayed to the almighty for simple paper, one of my friend used to tell me, there is no fun if the paper is easy.
One of my fav professors says, Smile by the way is an art, and not science..It’s a science for dentist..So always keep smiling..You never know there are several smiles attached to your smile.
Ego, don’t let it intrude into your inner self…It’s like a termite eating wood, it destroys your inner self without you being informed about it…
Understanding, yeah you need that medicine..When I was in school, I used to mug up the chapters of history. My dad then explained me not to mug up the chapters, but to understand them.Bcuz understanding makes things easier. That’s why understanding is important, not only theorems, equations, concepts, theories but also understanding people. It always nice to know that someone understands you.

Practical, you ain't have to be that always...Bcuz life isn't digital electronics to judge everything in zero and one..There are some things that lie between a zero and one...

Adventures, without them you haven’t led your life…If you hesitate doing any adventure, think life won’t give you this opportunity again and go for it…

Friday, July 30, 2010

Adding Punctuation Marks to your Life……..

Life has got those commas,
Pausing everything and holding all those masses
And then it has got so many question marks,
Pouring us into the holler, that is dark.
And again it has those inverted commas,
Highlighting some of the specialties
And then there are also some of those semicolon,
To let you know that, you still have far to go.
And then life too has some exclamations,
To make you believe, that still there exist those thrilling notions.
And then it has got those hyphen,
To make you realize the meaning of parting and separation.
It’s all about, dealing with these punctuation marks,
Making your own sentences, choosing your own words.
It’s all about where to begin a bracket and where to end a bracket.
About where to put a comma and where to end with a fullstop.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just a Thought......

A thought for the eyes, that were never read,
For the words that were never said.
A thought for the questions which were never answered,
For the wounds which were never healed.

A thought for the mother who lost her son in the battleground,
For the lost smile which was never found.
A thought for the oldies who ought to stay at old age homes,
For the civilization that burn in poverty flames.

A thought for the beauty that was unnoticed,
For the beautiful mind, that was never praised.
A thought for the solitary hostelite, staying away from home,
For the love that was left uncomplete.

A thought for the prostitute who hates her job,
For the spider who gets tangled in his own web.
A thought for the tears, that never shed,
For the hungry stomach which was never fed.

A thought for the broken heart,
For the mistaken aim at the dart.
A thought for the thoughts that were never understood,
For the thoughts besides whom nobody stood.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wishes








When I was small, my baffled mind questioned my mom with great curiosity,

That how come the almighty remember the wishes of so many worshipers ?

She used to answer ma juvenile question very gently

That, this entire sky is the notepad of the almighty.

He pen downs all the wishes made by his believers,

Upon his indeterminate notepad, and thereby act in everyone’s favors.

Since then I used to close ma eyes, and pray to the god about ma wishes

Thinking that the almighty is noting down ma wishes.

I used to wonder on which part of the sky ma wish has been jotted down

I thanked him for fulfilling ma wishes & giving me the fruits for the seeds I had sown

But now why ain’t he listening to me?

Hasn’t he jotted down ma wishes or erased it somewhere from his infinite sky?

May be some fantasies should remain only fantasies

May be some ecstasies should remain only ecstasies

May be, he doesn’t fulfill some of our wishes

So that we always realize, what loss is……

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Knock Knock...Its Budget 2010-11






Budget from critics view, Budget from investor’s view, Budget from industry view, Budget from Aam aadmi’s view etc etc are the variety of TV shows which have surrounded all the news channels since the announcement of Budget 2010. Many folks argue that Budget is not an important event; they say Budget Day is important only to the politicians and vice industrialists. According to them budget makes no big deal difference to the comman man,it’s just a representation of the account details of the country and there’s no need to create so much hype about it as if it’s a patriotic event. But many analysts feel that budget making indifference to the comman man is a myth.

Way back in earlier days, the day prior to budget day, was the day when people filled their kerosene containers, speculating that the prices of kerosene may rise during post budget. But now, things are quite different. Now people discuss,debate, argue, and suggest upon the topics pertaining to the Budget, issues related to it, advantages and its repercussions.

The Budget 2010-11 basically aimed at rolling back the fiscal deficit and controlling the inflationary pressure. Now what do you mean by fiscal deficit? It’s the amount which the government needs to borrow to meet its expenditure, if the revenues are not sufficient.The budget aimed at 8-8.5% growth, 4% inflation and 12.5% nominal GDP growth.

Now let’s have a look upon some of the key implementations of Budget and its repercussions.

Automobile : Automakers experienced a hike in excise duty from 8% to 10% and to 22% for big cars. It is expected that the automakers would the hike the prices ranging from Rs3000-26000

Cement : Also, the rise in excise duty from 8 to 10%, would lead to the rise in prices of cement, thereby leading to an increase in the cost of road building.

Power : Increase in the price of coal would increase the cost of coal generation, thereby would lead to the increase in electricity bills.Also, Suzlon Energy and Shriram EPC would be beneficiaries as excise exemption has been announced on wind energy components.

Oil & Gas : The prices of petrol and diesel increased by Rs 2.67 and Rs 2.58 respectively and thereby have been the cause for untuning the pockets of comman man.

Taxation

There has been widening of tax slabs. The changes in the tax slab are as follows:

Tax Rate

Income

Income Exempt from tax

160000

10%

160000- 500000

20%

500001-800000

30%

800000 and above

MAT (Minimum alternate tax) has been revised from 15% to 18% of the book profits.

CENVAT was increased from 8 to 10%

The increase in excise can lead to an increase in the prices of consumer durables and FMCG goods. Gold and Silver prices set to increase due to an increase in the export duty by 2-3%.Aam Aadmi is quite unhappy with the increase in the price of Petrol and Diesel. Also, we can find that there is an ample widening of the tax bracket, there by increasing the propensity to save, but at the same there has been an increase in the price of commodities thereby acting as compensation to this wide tax bracket and increasing the propensity to consume.

Further, the fiscal consolidation is expected through disinvestment in public sector shares (Rs 40000 cr) and auction of 3G spectrum (35000 cr).Again, the budget 2010-11 was expected to control the inflationary pressure.It has claimed to control inflation to 4%.But with the increased excise duty, the price of commodities would be increasing, the inflationary pressure seems to be out of bound. Taking inflation into consideration some bold steps should have been taken with respect to the Agriculture spendings.In order to curb the inflation; this budget should have announced another green revolution as an important step towards development of supply side economy. With the increase in the prices of goods, the prevailing inflation is expected to increase. Again, this would lead to the short run measure i.e. tightening of monetary policy.Eversince, inflation has been tackled by tinkering the interest rates, so this was the high time to take some vice measures in the direction of agricultural development in order to get out of this vicious circle.

In general, as marked by many analyst and corporate honchos, the Budget turned out to be uneventfull.Some say that the budget was neutral, and some say that it was neither good politics , neither good economics