Orkut and me!

Posted on August 25, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

For the last couple of weeks, I have been regularly logging into Orkut website. I created an account in 2006 but hardly logged in after that and almost forgotten about that. A month ago, one of my colleague introduced me again to Orkut. I really got hooked on to it this time and has been regularly logging in for the last 3 weeks. Now I always check with all my friends if they are in orkut.

What makes orkut a popular site?
I think the possibility of knowing who knows whom, who writes what to whom, ability to open and see the photos of others definitely interests people and get them addicted. I learn that similar to orkut there are various other sites like facebook, fropper, myspace, tagged, linkedin etc., I am sure all these sites are becoming popular by the day.

Spam messages/requests for unknown “friends”:
In the last two weeks, I have got atleast two messages from unknown people to either accept them as friends or become a member in some community. Both of which I have not responded.

My purpose for having an orkut account:
My only intention for using orkut is to get connected to my schoolmates/friends/former colleagues with whom I am not in regular contact. I dont have any intention of becoming an online friend/buddy to some unknown face. My experience in the last two weeks is not bad as I am able to get in touch with atleast 5 people with whom I have not spoken for the last 3 years or so. I got hold of a school junior almost after 20 years!! In that way it has been very successful.

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Hello world!

Posted on August 18, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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Happy Indian Independence Day!!!

Posted on August 15, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

On the occasion of the 60th Indian Independence day, I wish every Indian a Happy Independence day!!

Independence Day has always been close to my heart. I value the freedom of speech and thought as a basic right of every human being. We may not realise the importance unless you suffer from lack of freedom. Independence from British raj gave us an opportunity and also a responsibility to define our future. As a loyal Indian, I feel proud of our country’s achievements in the last 60 years. Greater challenges lay in store for us and I am sure our fellow countrymen would make best use of the opportunity and come out with flying colours.

I think India should focus on the following in the next 20 years:
1. Focus and thrust should be on agriculture. Use advanced agri techniques and ensure that we are all self-sufficient in food. Food security is of paramount importance.
2. Link the rivers and build more dams to utilise the resources effectively. This can create employment for thousands of people at the same time help us to improve our water management for agriculture and drinking water.
3. Develop the infrastructure by building world class airports, ports, roads, bridges, residential apartments etc.,
4. Work towards improving the alternative sources of energy like solar energy, wind energy, energy from waste etc., Energy security is also important.
5. Remove corruption from day to day life. When I say this I am carefully excluding corruption in all forms because, I am sure it may not be possible to eradicate it. But corruption to get everyday things completed should be eliminated.

The above are not a standard recipe for success but atleast make us focus on it.

Wish you a very happy Independence day once again.

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