Thursday, November 30, 2006

Foolish Matrimony Ads You Could Ever See!!!

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I was going through this blog. That reminded me of some of the foolish matrimony ads I saw a couple of months back in keralamatrimony.com website. I thought I would compile all that and put it here.
I have taken all these from the “About Me” section of keralamatrimony.com. One thing I realized while compiling this list is that you could see a lot of these foolish stuffs in profiles put by boys. May be the reason is that there are lot of ads from boys who are not serious and just using these sites to hook up with girls.
Most of these don’t make any sense and I am wondering if anyone who has put such an ad was ever successful in finding a partner online. You people are more than welcome to add new ones that you people may have come across.
Here it is. Read and enjoy. I have copied and pasted the same way these people have put up the advertisements.
Confident, Outspoken, truthful, loyal, broadminded, very-initiative, does a lot of mistakes but probably doesn't repeat the same
am a little hot man i am work in xxx am looking not bad i have a good mind for my wife
i am working xxx att 1991 and muslim but i dond like it i wand marriage to christian lady and convert my cast

hai yanik nalla sobavam ulla oru partner venam yanik oru vife unde 2 nd venam thats all (I need a girl with good character. I have a wife but I need a second one. That’s all.)
me is a normale man with out to much cute.

I NEED ONE GOOD GIRL IN MY LIFE JUST THINK ABOUT IT GIRLS

I want mony,i adjest any type of girl.looking for a friendly life partner..

I was beliving. practices and god bless. I expect my partner to be understanding and should take care of me and my family.

I AM LOOKING FOR A GOOD CARECTOR GIRL. IAM A SOFT CARECTOR

I AM LOOKING FOR GOOD MIND LADY FROM GOOD FAILY. I AM A NORMAL GUY SO HO EVER COMEING IN MY LIFE I WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM

I AM GOOD CARING WITH MODARATE FAMILY VALUES IAM SEEKING AFAIR GIRL WITH THE SAME PROFILE.

soft likeing &loveing partener &lntersting& threeling marrege life etc...

I DONT LIKE TO ANGRY WITH SOMEONE.I AM NOT LIKE TO SPEAK MORE.I ALWAYS KEEP CALM

Hi I am xxx a well setled boy I am looking for a good girl by all means dheeny and beuty must insha allha I will care her like a queen.

Father and mother alive brother is working in dubai his wife and one small baby at home,Sister,husbund and their 2 children will be at home almost allways.

he is a good looking pvt workhe like music kadhakali classical dance kokking reding then he is one simple man midil class famili father and mother he working on out of kerala he setteld on Kerala

HE IS THE YOUNGEST AND FIFTH SON IN HIS FAMILY. SHOULD BE A PERMANENT RESIDENT IN THE SAME DISRICT OR NEARBY DISTRICT FROM THE SAME STATE.

IAM GOOD AND CHARM LOOKING AND GOOD HEALTH. IAM SICEARE AT MY WORK EXCEPT WORKING HOURS, JUST SITING IN HOUSE.
daily yearly morning i wakeup at six and i go to temple then sharp at nine iam goto my office iam take lunch at after noon one then i come back my home at eviening eight then igo sleep at ten

Now iam studying in editing studio.Iam interested in film field.Iam interestd in married of a nair lady but i dont know that. i have a father and mother andihave one sister.


This one was by a girl in “About Me” section
I AM SMART GIRL I WANT A GOOD CHARACTER MEN. MY DESIRE IS MARRIED A HANDSOME YOUNG MEN. I SHOULD NOT LIKE ALL THE MENS BECAUSE I AM A DIFFERENT GIRL SO YOU SELECT A BEUITY GIRL THAT IS I.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Will Education Ever Change Evil Practices?

I wrote this blog a few days ago about equal respect for jobs in the US. The comments I got in that section were like “things are changing in India with better education and better exposure and things will change in the future”.

Does education alone change the society? Don’t the educated people have the will power to make the change? How many of the educated people are ready to break the tradition?

Here is a TRUE STORY of my friend. Read this and make your own conclusions. Seeing him I feel at times what is the purpose of education if one cannot come out of the evil practices in the society?

I don’t want to reveal the identity of my friend. Except the name and place all the things in this write up are true.

This is about my friend Mr. T, who came to US with me (in 2001) for his MS. He hails from a remote village in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. He came here to pursue his Masters in Computer Science. I never knew him well till he graduated in 2003. That was the time when market was down in US and getting a job was very tough.

My friend also didn’t get a job and he didn’t have any money with him. We were roommates then. Somehow we managed things. During that time we become very close. He was telling me the pathetic stories of his village.

In their place most people earn their living by lending money. They charge hefty interest on these loans. He was telling me that even film producers from Chennai come to their village to take loans. His father was also joined into that business. But his fathers’ business soon failed after he came to the US. He was telling me that you need to be a rowdy to run that business these days and his father was not capable of stooping to that level.

All his childhood friends dropped out of school had become moneylenders and became rich. My friend went to Mepco, passed out with flying colors and got admission to UA. But his father wanted him to stay back in his hometown and continue with the family business.

When he graduated, he didn’t have money and his fathers’ business failed back in India. The responsibility of looking after his whole family was on him. He was desperate for a job and managed to get a job with great difficulty.

Once he got a job he used to send all the money he got to India. He never bought anything for himself. He led a life in poverty, as he doesn’t have any money to spend once he sends the money to India. I asked him why he needed to send this much money to India.

He has a sister and to marry her off they have to pay at least 50 lakhs as dowry. The marriage is fixed based on the money the bride’s parents can give and only then the girl and the boy meet! His father wants to marry his daughter by paying 50 lakhs to keep up his social status. And the irony is that he doesn’t have any savings or earnings. He wants his son to send all this money. My friend being an obedient son sends all his earnings to India.

Now after he somehow managed the money his father started thinking about his marriage. Now his father is negotiating with possible bride’s parents’. My friend wants to marry some girl who has at least finished her 12th grade so that she is capable of understanding English and can bring her to the US. But for his father nothing other than money matters, not even looks. The girl should somehow look like a girl and her parents should win the auction for his son. That is all his father cares. My friend was telling me that he might have to marry a girl who has only primary education and looks ugly.

I asked him why he couldn’t try and convince his father about the need for marrying an educated girl at least. He was telling me that there was no point in telling all this stuff to his father. It seems it is part of their tradition.

This made me think- if my friend who is educated cannot convince his father and change the tradition then

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF EDUCTION IF IT DOESN'T REFORM YOU?
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

“Real Price” of Free Software


Kerala became the first state in India that decided to impart computer education to school students using free software. I don’t think there is any other democratically elected Government anywhere in the world that has made such a decision. This decision of Kerala Government made me think about the whole concept of free software.

According to FSF website

Free software is a matter of users’ freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:

The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs freedom 1).
The freedom to redistribute copies as you can help your neighbor (freedom 2)
The freedom to improve the program and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3)

Being free to do these things means that you do not have to ask or pay for permission.



I am trying hard to understand this concept. Whenever I need to understand something I relate it to something simple and similar so that I can understand the harder situation, better.

Let us assume here that, like free software, we have something called “free movies”. Take for example a movie – Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg. Let us apply all these “freedoms” to this movie.

Freedom 0 – Freedom to run the movie for any purpose.

We are going to have a small party in our house on the day of the release of this movie. Just call the producer of that movie and ask for a print, he will send you the copy for free. There is no need to ever go to the movie theatre again paying for the ticket, right?

Freedom 1 – Freedom to study how the movie works and adapt it to your needs.

Isn’t it like cutting a portion of the film and pasting it somewhere else? Why does Spielberg have to spend so much effort to make this movie if some one sitting somewhere is going to change the product?

Freedom 2 – Freedom to redistribute copies of movies so you can help your neighbors.

Doesn’t it rhyme like “Thou Shallt love Thy Neighbor as Thyself”? So this means watch the movie for free, make a copy of it and distribute it to all your neighbors for free. During the age of free movies, could philanthropist only produce movies?

Freedom 3 – Freedom to improve the movie and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

Spielberg may have spent months to plan and make this movie. Now thanks to free movie movement, someone has access to his film and can modify and release it. Wont the qualities of the product suffer?

Having gone through all these things I have a doubt. Aren’t we talking about the old socialist concepts, which have proved to be a total failure in Europe, Russia and other old communist countries?

Bringing in a new concept requires time and money. That is true in software field also. If someone comes up with a great concept and implements it in free software he doesn’t get any reward for his hard work and time. Someone somewhere will use it to reap the benefit of that hard work. Isn’t it ethical that the person who did the hard work in developing this software gets something out of it?

I have heard that during communist rule in East Germany, USSR and other European countries, every one use to earn the same kind of income, they have to live in same kind of houses what ever be the work they did. Wasn’t this one of the reason for the failure of communist regimes in the world. Whatever is your talent it never gets recognized and then talented people in these countries lose motivation. When the brightest brains in one country lose motivation that country has no future. If that is the case in the long run,

“THERE WILL BE A PRICE FOR THIS 'FREE SOFTWARE' IN THE LONG RUN”
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Sunday, November 12, 2006

One Thing I Learned in US - Equal Respect For All Jobs

It is almost 6 years since I came to the US. Six years have taught me a lot in life. I had some great opportunities to see the good and worst of the American culture.

There are a lot of ills in American society but the six years of stay in US have made me understand that they are so many good values in American culture and the good ones outclass the bad. I believe that it is due to these good values that America could become the most developed country.

One of the things I like in America is the respect they give for all jobs. Be a bus driver, engineer, professor, office assistant or businessman you get the same respect. But is it like that in India?

My neighbor in my apartment is a meat cutter. Whenever we meet him he talks passionately about his job. He talks why he likes this job and all that stuff. He takes so much pride in his job. But in India does a meat cutter ever take pride of his job? Does he get any respect in the society?

Majority of Indians have a wrong concept of jobs. It is 60 years since British left India but the concept of master-slave mentality still exists. Most of the senior officials in the Government sector have official car with a driver. Most of the times when the official comes near the car the driver has to keep the door open and in some cases salute him. Why can’t that official open the car? The official thinks that driver being in the lower level of job hierarchy compared to him has to show respect to him this way. Isn’t it a kind of slavery?

Most of the offices in India have peons. The main job they do in office is to transfer files from one cubicle to another within the office and also provide snacks to all employees. I have seen so many times these people are treated with utter disrespect. They are not even allowed to sit in front of the other higher-grade employees.

Compare what I describe above to this one. There is this office of a mechanical engineering professor next to my lab. I have seen so many times the janitor who comes to our floor to clean the offices goes to this professors office, pulls a chair, sits there and talks to him. I don’t know what they talk but the point here is that a janitor in US can sit in front of a professor and talk. Can we imagine such a thing happening in India? Can a peon working in India can ever pull up a chair; sit in front of the professor and talk? If he does that it may be the last time he will be doing that. I believe this concept of equal respect for all job/workers is one of the many things we Indians should learn from the Americans.

The people who come to US from India with this sense of self made pride about the jobs soon realize the hollowness of their pride once they are here. This happened almost 4 years back. One of the Professors from IIT came to my school for sabbatical in the Department of Electrical Engineering. I took him to the Social Security office to get his SSN card after a week he arrived in my school. There was a big queue in the SSN office. I told him to stand at the end of the queue. Instead he went to the security officer and told, “I am a Professor in this school. I am here to get my SSN”. The security officer told him to go and stand in the queue. He again told them about his credentials. The security officer replied, “ If you have come to apply for the SSN you have to stand in the queue. We don’t have a separate line for Professors”. He stood in the queue for more than 1 hour, did all the formalities and came out. On his way back he as so upset that he had to stay in the queue.

Bottom line of my post,
One of the good values that is practiced in US- EQUAL RESPECT FOR ALL JOBS

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Here comes “UNION” for IT workers


I was shocked to read this piece of news – CPI(M) has given a green signal to its trade union wing CITU to launch union in Information Technology (IT) sector. West Bengal IT Services Association (WBITSA) is due for a formal launch on November 17th. The Left trade unions are gearing up to make IT field standstill during nationwide bandh on December 14th.

Supporting the formation of Unions for IT workers, Prakash Karat, General Secretary of CPI (M) made this statement:

IBM one of the largest computer companies has unions in Europe and America. Why can’t IBM units in India have unions?
Yes, Mr. Karat, you can have union for employees benefit. But the union you are talking about is for the benefit of the party. Does IBM in US allow a union for the employees which listens to the local Democrat or Republican leadership?

Now hear the comments made by M K Pandhe, President of CITU.

The working conditions in IT sector are like a 19th century prison and employees work like slaves.

I think he is talking about his own party. His party in 21st century is like 19th century prison and party workers are like slaves.

Now just glance through the statistics in the table below brought out by the Labor Bureau. It shows the effect of “Unionism” and loss of man-days lost due to strikes and lockout. Over 73% of the man-days lost due to strike and lockout happens in West Bengal, 2 strong holds of Marxist Party. In 2004 4.7 lakh man-days were lost in Kerala and it increased to 30.6 lakh days in 2005. The study also found out that more than 73% man days were lost in manufacturing sector with little days lost in service sector like IT. Marxist party would love to see same kind of numbers in service sector also and hence they are so eager to have a Union for IT workers.



Unions in IT won’t have any effect in states other than West Bengal and Kerala. Even in West Bengal the effect will be minimal as they are following a capitalist form of communism as followed in China. The man-days lost are coming down considerably in West Bengal (See the chart above). The state, which it is going to impact the most, will be Kerala.

I am sure seeing their brothers in West Bengal; the jobless, militant comrades of Marxist Party in Kerala won’t sit idle. They will soon launch a union “All Kerala IT Employees Union”. This will be the last nail in the coffin for the development of IT in Kerala.

Last time when the petroleum prices were hiked, Communist party called for an all day strike. Life was as usual in most parts of India except in Kerala and West Bengal. In Kerala, the ruling Communist government made sure that all unions affiliated to the party joined the strike causing lot of hardships to people. Think of a similar thing happening in IT field with the advent of unions. Will any company be willing to open up an office in such a place?

Communist parties in their stronghold have destroyed industries with their militant unions. Now they have set their eyes on the emerging IT industry.


Let Us All Join and Say NO to UNIONS Affiliated to Political Parties in IT Sector

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"UNION" or Human Life – What Has More Value In God’s Own Country?




Stage carriers and heavy transport vehicles are having an indefinite strike in Kerala after Supreme Court forced the Government of Kerala to implement Speed Breakers in these vehicles. The common man has to face a lot of hardships as they depend on private buses for their day-to-day commuting. In two days the prices of essential commodities have gone up like anything proving once again how much Kerala is dependent on its neighboring states for existence.

For those who don’t know what this fuss in Kerala about Speed Breaker is – here is the little history behind it.

See these statistics

  • Kerala has the highest accident rate in India.
  • 28,000 people lost lives in Kerala in last 10 years in road accidents.
  • 3060 people killed in road accidents in 2005 (Remember, Tsunami killed only around 180 people).
  • On an average 9 people die of road accidents every day.
  • 5 lakh people get injured every year due to road accidents

The main culprit for the above statistics - private buses and trucks. Those who have lived in Kerala know what I am talking about. The private buses and trucks are known for rash driving in Kerala. Supreme Court want to install Speed Breakers in these buses and trucks to control the speed.

In 1986, (not a typo, yes in 1986) Kerala High Court had given a direction for fixation of Speed Governor in vehicles. It has gone to various courts to and forth and finally Supreme Court passed a verdict that all stage carriers and heavy transport should be fitted with Speed Governor by September 30th of this year.

The “UNIONS” representing private buses and trucks don’t want to implement Speed Governor as it will restrict their speed and hence their profit. So to help them the Government of Kerala is planning to promulgate an ordinance to overcome the Supreme Court order and also planning to appeal against Supreme Court order. This is another proof of Unions being more powerful than the Government of Kerala and no Government in Kerala could ever survive without licking the foot of these various Unions. Does the Government of Kerala think about the thousands who died or their families who become a victim due to the rash driving of these vehicles?

Why this happens in Kerala even after 50th year of existence? Instead of issuing an ordinance against the Supreme Court order, a responsible government must have fought the highhandedness of Unions. If the Government showed the will power then the common people will be supporting them. To reduce the hardships of people, Government should have taken steps to streamline the public transport system (KSRTC) so that people have means to travel. Similarly Kerala has a good Public Distribution System (PDS) and various commodities should have been sold through PDS to control price rise. Taking such stuffs is what is called Governing and it is for that, people elect Governments. We don’t want any Government if its policy is to be with militant union in an anti social issue. God Save Kerala.



DEMOCRACY IN KERALA – OF THE UNION;BY THE UNION;FOR THE UNION.

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