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Sardarji Barah Baj Gaye

India is in a very bad situation rt now 😐 138/5. I knew that playing on last day would b 2 difficult. Hopefully Sachin n Karthik save the day. Apart from the national pride, I have another reason that I want India to draw today. I have had a bet with someone :(

Well, there is nothing much I can do about the match.

I read a post full of joke on Sardars on Manpreet’s blog. He is a sikh himself and I have had other frnds who are sikh but crack jokes on themselves :p. Its just fun to crack jokes about each other and I don’t even mind jokes on hindus etc… The most common jokes about Sardars are barah baje wale jokes. I got an email from an ex-collegemate, who is ofcourse a sikh by religion. It explained the origin of “barah baj gaye.” I had heard that from someone when I was studying in Punjab, but now I got it typed so it is easy for me to put it on my blog 😉

Here is the exact copy of the email.
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The Inteligent Girl

Here is a forward sent by one of my friend (manu)

Hi Folks this one is really good one. Just read this through. One day, a girl, 16yrs old, heared from her mother that if she will do a regular prayer for 4 yrs, a divine “Devi” will come to her
dreams & give her 3 boons. So she decided to do it. She completed 4 yrs successfully, doing prayer regularly.

Now it was a day for “Devi” to come. So she slept earlier with thoughts in her mind to ask. And, really a “Devi” comes in her dreams. Now this is the dialogue between them.

Devi: O Girl, you prayed to me regularly within last 4 yrs, so I am very very happy with you. I will complete any of your 3 wishes. You can ask anything you like, but there is one condition.

Girl: Condition!, what is that?

Devi: You have a boy-friend?

Girl: Yes.

Devi: When you were doing a prayer, he was waiting for you, so he also sacrificed same as you. Moreover, he didn’t know anything about boon and all, so he is also eligible for the boons. So whatever you will ask, he will get 10 times more than that of you. If you are agreed, then
proceed for the 1st boon.

Girl: (After thinking for some time … ): Yes, I am ready.

Girl: 1st, Make me 10 times richer than the richest person in the world.

Devi: But your boy-friend will be 10 times richer than you.

Girl: It’s OK.

Devi: Be as you wish!

Girl: 2nd, Make me 10 times more beautiful than the most beautiful girl in the world.

Devi: But your boy-friend will be 10 times handsome than the most handsome boy in the world.

Girl: It’s OK.

Devi: Be as you wish.

Devi: Now the last boon remains.

Girl: O Devi, please give me a MILD HEART-ATTACK.

Devi: What? Are you sure!

Girl: Yes. Very sure!

Devi: Be as you wish.

Think friends,

what happened to her boy-friend, he got a severe heart-attack & died at once, while the girl remained alive. Thus, the girl became the world’s most beautiful girl and the richest one, too.

Moral of the story:
So intelligent the girls are! Girls are really more intelligent than we believe about them to be. So be careful boys!

Now, girls please stop reading … boys continue till the end of the mail …..
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Jana Gana Mana

I studied Hindi till 8th class and Sanskrit till 10th, par aaj alam yeh hai ki…. I don’t even remmember the alphabet. May be I can practice some here. But I still rmmbr A – Z.

I can almost recall most of the National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana), but sometimes get stuck. We used to sing it everyday in the school. How much do you remmember?

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Programming

270 lines in 4 hours in a span of 2 days, isn’t bad!

Its kinda warm up project. Actually the second project is easier than this :|. At first, the professor wanted us to develop it fully, like add passangers to each flight n delete them etc. but I guess some ppl thought it was tough 😐 so now most prolly we’ll be doin the same thing as proj 1, but using templates….It won’t even take 4 hours that time I guess.

Anyways apna kya jaata hai, jab tak number mil rahe hain.

Watched Musafir, last weekend, I wanna blog about it, but dunn wanna write a hasty review, but a detailed. Hopefully I get time this weekend.

One of my collegemates (from India) got addmission here in US @ N.Y.I.T. n he’ll be pursuing his masters in C.S. He was complaining about the cold weather @ NY n told me that it was -10 (I believe degree celcius) today in N.Y. and it snowed all day. Here in cali it was a warm sunny day in most parts of Bay Area. I was wearing a sweat shirt, and was feeling hot in it. I have never seen snow in my whole life, so far.

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Philly Racist Radio Station

Was just browsing rediff and came across an article. It is about an RJ @ a Philedelphia based radio station, who threatened to choke an Indian Call Center employee.

He uses words/phrases like bitch, eff, filthy rat eater during his call. The call was aired on the radio and put on their website.

Turbanhead has the audio file . Ed has transcribed the conversation:

NARRATOR INTRO: Wakeup with Star and Buc Wild in the mornings of Power 99 FM.

STAR: I’m going to play this call from earlier before we get out of here. This is the, uh, call that I made to — I thought it was a company here locally. Not that I was surprised.

(laughter)

STAR: I saw this infomercial about, uh, what are these things called again? Oh, the, uh…

FEMALE VOICE: Bead? Oh shoot.

STAR: Anyway, let — let’s just play the call. I was surprised when I got somebody on the line in East India. These little beads that I saw. Little white kids, uh, a little machine that puts them in their hair.

FEMALE VOICE: Mm’hm.

STAR: Play it.

(tape begins)

STEENA: This is Steena. How may I help you?

STAR: Hi, Stain-a, you say?

STEENA: Yes.

STAR: (in fake Indian accent) Yeah, I called and I just got hung up on. I’m calling from America about the quick beads for my daughter’s, uh, hair. Quick beads.

STEEA: Okay. May I have your ZIP code please?

STAR: 10274.

STEENA: 10274?

STAR: Yes. Get it right. Now are you in India? Because I just spoke to someone in India who hung up on me.

STEENA: Thank you. I am from India, ma’am.

STAR: Okay. So my call is being outsourced to India.

STEENA: That’s right.

STAR: In… in regards to my six year old, white American daughter who wants to get the quick beads like Serena and Venus Williams.

STEENA: Now. I’ll definitely place an order for that. See…

STAR: What’s that?

STEENA: …in the ad, she called to place a quick bead of counier. To ensure proper handling…

STAR: Ma’am, I don’t know what the hell you’re saying. Hang on a second. Let me try and get something straight here. The quick beads, like Venus and Serena Williams, that to advertise to — to the white kids on television. This call has been outsourced to India?

STEENA: That’s right.

STAR: Well, ma’am, what the eff would you know about an American white girl’s — uh, uh — hair? And quick beads.

STEENA: Just to inform you, ma’am, we’re a national chain services company. And we’re just taking calls on the opposite…

STAR: Listen, bitch! Don’t get slick with the mouth! Don’t you get slick with me, bitch!

STEENA: Now if you continue to speak this language, I will disconnect the call.

STAR: Listen to me, you dirty rat eater. I’ll come out there and choke the eff out of you.

(laughter)

STAR: You’re a filthy rat eater. I’m calling about my American six year old white girl. How dare you outsource my call? Get off the line, bitch!

(laughter; end of tape)

STAR: Pull it up.

(laughter)

STAR: Heard they listen well out there.

This is not the first case of racism against Indians. I had a friend working for a call center for few days. He told me that a lot of people calling from US abuse them. They would say that you f****** Indian, you took our jobs…

This incident has disturbed me a lot. RJ “STAR” is a black guy. On one hand he wants them to be respected and called “African Americans” and on the other hand he derogates Indians and curses them. Bloody Hypocrite.

I think its high time that Asians or any other minority living in US should fight for their rights. The American society which is believed to be “fair and just” is fair and just in the books and papers only.

If you are Indian living in US, or living in India or an Asian or anybody else and think that whatever happened was wrong and the RJ should be fired, then write a letter/email or call the Radio Station and tell them how you feel about the issue, and what action you expect from the radio station.

So far I just tried to call the Radio Station, but they were closed. I am gonna write an email to Michael Saunders of Clear Channel (Radio Station’s parent company) and would tell him how I feel about the issue.

I don’t believe in illegal or wrong activities such as spamming them or abusing them on fone or writing. I also don’t believe in Gandhian theory acc. to which, you should put your left cheek forward, if someone slapped your right. I can only think of calling and writing to them. Right now am unable to think of any other way of protest. Someone suggested that we should list the names of their advertisers and call them and tell them that we will boycot their products if they don’t pull out their ads from the radio station (kind of Gandhian), but I can’t do this as the radio is aired just in Philly. If someone got any ideas of protest then do let me know.

The contact details are here:

Philadelphia, WUSL

Business line: 215.483.8900
Studio hotline (toll-free): 800.669.99FM
Studio hotline (local): 215.263.6699

Attention: Richard Lewis & Thea Mitchem
Power99 WUSL-FM
440 Domino Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Director of Urban Programming/Program Director: Thea Mitchem
Music Director: Coka Lani
News & Public Affairs Director: Loraine Ballard Morrill

New York, WWPR

Program director: Michael Saunders, [email protected]

Request line: 800-585-1051
Business line: 212-704-1051

Here is a forward (2 years old) related to the issue.
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Applied for the graduation

Lately I only get time @ weekends when I write 2-3 posts at one time. I think I might start writing advanced posts, i.e. i’ll write the articles on weekends but they’ll publish after 2-3 days. But on the other hand, blogging is about the feelis of Da Moment, so I might not do so.

Life has been going chaotic since 3rd Jan. Not necessarily in a bad way, but had been busy. Winter qtr. started on Monday, there were some issues with the course reg. site, so I had to goto their office n do blah blah. I am taking 28 units this qtr. (dat is 7 classes), for those who have exp. qtr sys. would know how much work load is that :|. But I just wanna get rid of studies. In order to get rid of studies, I filed for my graduation in Spring 2k5 today. There are too many code req. :(( Some of the courses am taking this qtr. r Anthropolgy 😐 , Philosophy (Critical Thinking) 😐 , Art 😐 (as in drawing), Women Studies 😐 (no, they don’t teach how to study women), International Studies – it kinda seems like interesting, it is about Globalization – we have to study both, for and against opinions. (did u notice “kinda seems like”?) We will also discuss about WTO n etc also we have 2 write a paper on a subtopic @ Globalization – I can choose the globalization n its cultural effects (a.k.a MMS kand) As far as I remmember, I last studied drawing in 8th class? Hopefully I’ll graduate by spring (jaan chutegi).

Some random stuff:

Watched Aish on 60 Minutes and here r my views –

{Anti Aish Mode}
….& she was faking that accent, didn’t even answer any question properly & yeah, “I’m real” was…..errrrrr…simply dumb
{/Anti Aish Mode}

{Fragment of Imagination}
How someone told her one fine sunny day – Ohhhhhhhhh Aishwarya, you are so real, aaaawwww.
{/Fragment of Imagination}

Was it sallu, when she was yelling at him?

{To be Noted}
But she is the one who got featured along with the Google Billionare and also got searched so many times @ Yahoo and had her pic @ Yahoo’s homepage.

Updated: Aish is also @ Zeitgeist.
{/To be Noted}

One thing good she said was that a person’s independence is independent of the fact that he lives with his/her parents or not – ofcourse she didn’t use these cool words, they r my creation, but she said something on these lines.

There are a lot of random stuff, which I can’t squeeze in this post, so I’ll just put them up here so that I can write a post on each whenever I get time

– Tsunami Aid {Indonesia} politix
– California Garib.
– Indian police wale and technology (article was /.ed)

For now….here is a fwd. sent by Param, one of my friends. Its not funny but interesting and some inspiration to Aaina

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