Directhit’s random blah blah’s

May 24, 2005

"Jo Bole… " — So?

Filed under: Religion — Directhit @ 4:56 am
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am back after hols… thought of posting something cool but well well well the happenings in our country seldom allow space for that …………….
its ridiculous to see such happenings in our country which is hailed as a country supporting multiple religions…. if this is the way we are gonna support multi religions we can as well dont support it at all …. well am talking abt the blasts in the theatres if you guys havent figured it yet …… and out here in our place its all issues with English names for movies / no violence in movies etc……. violence and politics seems to be synonyms but these politicians doesn’t miss one opportunity to condemn anyone else using their copyrighted stuff i guess …. now as a common man u tend to question ! why such a fuss over all this stuff! what if the religious slogan was used in the title of a movie? what if violence is shown in movie…. u as a citizen of an INDEPENDENT nation decide what and what not to watch ? isn’t it? who gives the religious parties and the politicians the rights to decide what is right for the general public? these sort of things makes us all think “Are we in a peace loving country?” and what is our government doing against all this? Nothing i suppose……… because if they raise their voice against this then the opposition makes use of this to topple the government…… well democracy at its best whew!!!! Here is something more interesting

May 20, 2005

What(er)?

Filed under: Advije — Directhit @ 12:03 pm
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Water water seems to be mantra in our part of the world for quite some days (months shud i say?)
With the hoooot hoooot (hey am not referring to Mallika in Cannes) climate making a toast of us…. “drink plenty of water” daily seems to be the advice i usually get from most people…. but having said that this article gave me the scare of my life
http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2005/may/20water.htm

May 19, 2005

Adhu ellam pazhaya kaalam

Filed under: Cinema,Music — Directhit @ 11:44 am
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Music synonyms to Ilayaraja…. that seems to be a thing of the past .. atleast thts wht most of his current music album releases has to say … “Magical duo back with magic” says Indiaglitz.com and in a hurry i checked out the songs only to be confused as to whether the site was referring to this movie indeed… Album has a songs reminding you of Friends and AgniNatchathiram and then there is this song which Ilayaraja himself has rendered… .. Balumahendra seems to have got it wrong this time.. atleast thts wht i feel and hope that when the movie releases i am made to eat my own words back! Where is the magic this legend is known to give to the audience….. Yuvan’s Arindhum Ariyaamalum seems to be far better than this one!

May 18, 2005

India to Progress?

Filed under: Advije,Religion — Directhit @ 9:35 am
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jus pondering over what Dilip and Yazad and Amit have been saying in their blogs on poverty and india going down in the statistics i cudnt resist starting this blog….
i had a few solutions to the issues which i feel are more important to the growth of our nation…. comments are welcome… .
1. Beggary.. this is the worse thing i have ever seen in india which cud easily bring down the level of respect foreigners have on us… go to any temple / or in train travel or for that matter most public places and you wouldn’t have to worry about being alone coz you would have atleast a dozen beggers to visit you every one minute….. give them something to eat and you get a disgusted look… money is what they want. not for their sake … but to give the people who is the head for their group…… begging is a business for most of them. Governments change, but nothing seems to be changing their state. You feel pity for those young children who are made to beg in an age where they should be playing (forget studying in a school) …
Now, can begging be made a crime… do that and the ruling party would go for a toss…. ofcourse you cant stop these people from doing so before giving them an alternative (ofcourse depends if they are ready to take up that alternative) … well a solution which i could think of is to build huts/houses for all of them in a government place and start utilising them for various works pending within the nation… give them some work to do… it can be cleaning the roads/cultivating crops and a huge number of jobs which is still suffering from lack of manpower… dont think most of them would complain with food / shelter and something to do through the day.. ofcourse not many would be happy to forego begging which is easy life without sweat shed… the government needs to take a decision on this and people get a way to live. There is no point in encouraging people to not work and live their life happily at the cost of the nation’s embarassment.
2. Cleaning the Country even before thinking about making India a better place i think the initiatives gotto start from the state level and the people in the group above can be used to clean each roads in the state and also a rule that garbage should not be thrown on the roads should be established. I failed to understand why is that not being incorporated in here… the only trouble i can think of is how to execute such a rule…. well as we see we have enough manpower to take care of this and we can even establish groups to ensure that people who dont follow the “no garbage” rule should be punished. After all its only in our country, people act with a fear to government laws and not on self conscience… otherwise we would not have stories of NRIs spitting on the roads the moment they land in India.
3. Traffic Awareness yet another place where government with some strict laws can bring a lot of change in the way people think and also how people react to laws. Most traffic signals are jumped depending on whether the traffic police is standing on the other side of the road or not. Our public show the fact that they need someone to be strict to them for them to follow the rules. Government can have cameras set up at signals to take pictures of people jumping the signals.. (one camera per 20-25 duplicate cameras) could solve the issue of budgets for the same also ……..
4. Corruption No words …. i am stuck dumb at thinking a solution for this .. coz right from the top administration it exists and there is no point in trying and correcting the bottom group with such a setup. Only a solution similar to Indian (Hindustani) movie of Shankar would be a possibility i suppose. Worrying factor is that even our people are ready to shed their money to get their work done in a normal (not faster) pace….
5. Auto trouble too small to be in this list but this is one pain for most middle class people. I have even considered buying a car coz of the trouble i have with these guys and their meters …. Why cant government raise their per meter rates and then ensure that the meters work fine …. they should get a device which should be able to tell if the meters have been tampered to … and public should be able to register a complaint if any auto is suspicious of tampering in their meters.
I jus wrote the list of stuff which came to my mind….. I know there are more than thousands of people out there who can increase this list and can have other and even better ideas/solutions to above issues…. you are welcome to post them….

May 17, 2005

Car drives me Crazy……

Filed under: LOL — Directhit @ 12:34 pm
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Learning Car driving seems to be yet another way (the other being politics) to get spanked from someone after paying him ur money. I took up this great decision to get that a few days back and joined the school promptly. And worse as it may sound, i decided to take up the midnight slot of 5:30 AM (hey its right AM) … half asleep half less awake i reach my driving school only to be greeted by a 1800 model car with a lifeless (only till u start driving) driving instructor. I evaded his first words of wisdom (??) by opting not to be the first to drive…… right indicator… put first gear…. yeah slowly… second gear… now third…. nope no no no not that way… slow…. hey come on didnt i tell you slow… brake .. brake …. not accelerator……. whew…. yeah thts like it…. fourth … honk…. brake… slow down… clutch.. .hold it when u change gears……. how many times do i tell you…. i started getting used to the atmosphere….
now was my turn… the instructor told me all the basics of car driving in a whole loooooooooooooooong 2 mts……. then to my excitement (???) he asked me to start the car …… my confusion of those extra set of brake/clutch on his end too made perfect sense now! little did i realise moments later i wud be driving on right angles to other cars…. “right indicator… put first gear…. yeah slowly… second gear… now third…. nope no no no not that way… slow…. hey come on didnt i tell you slow… brake .. brake …. not accelerator……. whew…. yeah thts like it…. fourth … honk…. brake… slow down… clutch.. ” it all kept coming back to me….. though in a more irate tone … boy was i relieved when he asked me to switch off the car and go back to join the rest of the gang who by now were more than relieved to have me in their company than at the wheel…… 5 classes gone and i have now more experience now in car driving as sania mirza has in decent dressing!! well that might sparkle yet another debate…….

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