Monday, December 22, 2008

Sujatha on Rajini Style

A scene from நினைத்தாலே இனிக்கும்:

Gita sees Rajini tossing a cigarette to his lips.
கீதா: இது என்ன?
ரஜினி: ஸ்டைல்
கீதா: பொடி போட்டாலும் இப்படித்தான் போடுவீங்களா?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Windows Live Writer - What's the purpose?

Windows Live Writer appears to be a dumb attempt to integrate key web applications to the desktop.  Most blogging spaces do have a smart editor that allows for inserting all kinds of widgets.  I'm not clear on any additional value add that Windows Writer has in this age of connectedness.  Saving a local draft comes close to fulfilling one of the specialities of desktop, but Google does the saving on the server equally well.

This blog is created through Windows Live Writer.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Should I blog on Mumbai blasts?

The media has gone through its opinions and talks with the experts and strategists; arm-chair analysts from the extreme left to extreme right have blogged about it. I can't come up with anything that's new. For the sake of logging, here are my comments.

The event was a result of carelessness of Indian and Pakistan societies. If lack of interest in security was India's contribution, lack of seriousness about terrorism is Pakistan's problem. Right now, India turns out to be the loser, few months ago it was Pakistan with the blasts in Islamabad or Karachi. It will go on until India takes the internal security seriously and/or Pakistan takes its home-grown terrorism seriously.

Unless the internal carelessness is addressed, there may not be much of a progress.

Any decision by the leadership on peace or war would be totally justified. They are equipped with advisers better than the arm-chair experts like me. The challenge is in the implementation.