Archive for March, 2007

OBC Reservations – Supreme Court Verdict

The Supreme court has stayed the implementation of the OBC reservation in its current form. The Court ruled that the 1931 census could not be a determinative factor for identifying the OBCs for the purpose of providing reservation. I personally see this as being a good thing in the light of the recent developments. This [...]

March 30, 2007 · Ajit · 22 Comments
Posted in: Quota Reservations, Reservations

UN Body Slams India On Dalit Violence and rightly so!

When Manmohan singh equated untouchability to apartheid, I felt good that someone at the top is finally calling a spade a spade. I felt that international pressure be put on India to take some concrete steps to improve the conditions of Dalits. As Nitin pointed out in the comments section that sanctions against India might [...]

March 27, 2007 · Ajit · 2 Comments
Posted in: Aparthied, dalit

Corporal Punishment – Why is it needed at all?

I have always wondered why is it necessary to award corporal punishment to school kids? So far I haven’t found an answer. This particular incident once again got me thinking. Ujjwala Andrews, a teacher in city’s Vinay High School, will serve one year of simple imprisonment for causing the grievous injury to Munir Patel 11 [...]

March 22, 2007 · Ajit · 21 Comments
Posted in: corporal punishment, school violence

What a weekend!!!

This has to be one of the most eventful weekend. It started with the snow and wintry mix weather on Friday and I decided to drive from New Jersey to Virginia. It was a brave (and stupid) effort to drive in that weather. Driving at 30 miles an hour it took me around 7 hours [...]

March 19, 2007 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: blogging

Nandigram – Shameful!

The recent events in Nandigram makes me hang my head in shame. I had seen scenes like this only in the freedom struggle movies but what I saw on TV was shocking to say the least. There was an open war between the farmers at Nandigram and the police. The police and the farmers were [...]

March 15, 2007 · Ajit · One Comment
Posted in: Nandigram, SEZ

Why Does The Govt. Always Fail To Pay Proper Compensation?

The Government Of India has a history of paying inadequate compensations to the residents if the land is to be acquired for development purposes. I wonder why? Is it because the govt doesn’t value people’s property? Or it because it doesn’t value people at all? In every case there is a lot involved and in [...]

March 13, 2007 · Ajit · 4 Comments
Posted in: Government, India

God Goes To Court!

Recently an Avatar of Vishnu appeared in court and asked to be declared as god. But the courts turned him away. “I am the supreme lord and the god of all religions. I am Jesus Christ, Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and even Gautam Buddha. Earlier, I was born as Alexander the great,” Dharmendra Mishra told [...]

March 10, 2007 · Ajit · 4 Comments
Posted in: God, Weird

Interesting picture

I saw this here Pegasus asked to find the fault with the picture. I have tried to modify it in paint to show what it should have been. BTW guys try to find the fault in this picture. Since I didn’t know how to submit the image in the comment I am posting it here. [...]

March 8, 2007 · Ajit · 3 Comments
Posted in: Jokes and Humor

The Husband Store!

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the [...]

March 6, 2007 · Ajit · One Comment
Posted in: Funny Stuff, Humor, Humour, Jokes, Jokes and Humor

Video CV!

Times have changed and will continue to do so. Jobs have changed and so have empolyers. Recruiting strategies have changed and so have employers, so why not the way you write your CV? Why just write, why not say it all in person? Bingo!!!In comes the Video CV!!! Yes that’s right Video resume is the [...]

March 6, 2007 · Ajit · 4 Comments
Posted in: Video CV, video resume