Sunday, December 30, 2007

Live-Sex SBU

This is in continuation to my previous post on future businesses & Pregnancy Process Outsourcing.

In that post I had written about the various SBUs based on people’s changing preference to marriage & sexual life. One more addition to the previous listed SBUs would be ‘Live Sex SBU’.

Considering the slow acceptance of same sex marriages, I wrote sometime back, in future people would also start accepting live-sex acts. Posted picture is from a site, which promote one such event as 'College Fuck Fest'. (warning: explicit pics are there in their site).

My apprehension has come true. At this pace, I really don’t know where we will end up? CHANGE – Where are we heading?

Related reading: Abnormal Sexual Behaviour

Wishing you all a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2008.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Pregnancy Process Outsourcing

I wrote about this a month back in another forum. I wanted to post it simultaneously here, which I could not due to stiff neck problem and an extended break from online activities.

Change - Where are we heading?

I accept, "change is inevitable". But the following news (refer Guardian - How to split up: Vienna hosts world's first divorce fair) gives me an impression that for business sake, people will go to any extent to bring change by force !!!

"Detectives will explain the benefits of spying on your partner while experts in DNA will be present to talk about paternity tests"

"Almost every second marriage fails in Austria, and in Vienna, it is as many as two out of three marriages"

I had doubts about future of marriage and wrote about it few years back. Then my apprehension was from individual perspective. Now after reading the above news, i can confidently suggest VCs and companies to get into this vertical for business sake. They can have separate SBUs like Love SBU, Love-Making SBU, Unwanted Pregnancy SBU, Marriage SBU, Divorce SBU, Single Parent SBU, Re-union SBU, Remarriage SBU, Old Age SBU, et al.

What all new businesses are we going to see in the days to come?

One, which came to my mind was, Pregnancy Process Outsourcing (PPO). PPO will be a profitable business in future. Considering the ageing population in the west and almost nil or negative population growth in few European countries, people may opt for the easy way out to keep the economy running.

Change - Where are we heading?

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Any language, (if not documented) would still be evolving because of the dynamic nature of humans. Humans graduated from sign language to sound-oriented language to the modern documented form of language. During the time of Kings, few wise men understood the opportunity in documenting and developing the languages. They made money by praising the Kings and the influential, using their language skills. It was considered a vocation then.

However fortunately the dynamic human mind never stopped working. It has come of age. Language is now only a medium for him. In this computer age, he has different fields to make money. His priorities keep changing. Explore and simplify are among his important priorities. He ignores anything, which is not keeping pace with him. He loves change and dynamism. Those who are not able to cope-up with this dynamism, lose in the long run. Language is one. Few languages are adamant / averse to change. Either they will be forced to change or will see a natural death. Hinglish (Hindi & English) words getting into dictionaries is a step in this direction.

Remember this is not the age of kings & poets, but of space age. Simplify, simplify and simplify …

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Elder Abuse

We make them smile at different stages of life...

love their innocence

pamper them

educate them

love them

adore them

and finally neglect them !!!

The older, frail, and vulnerable section of this society deserves a better treatment... STOP ELDER ABUSE.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Football vs. T20 Cricket

Watch out, FIFA… ICC is gonna dent your profit margin in the days to come.

24th September 2007 was a special day for Cricket enthusiasts in particular and Sports Entertainment in general. It was on this day the inaugural 20-20 (T20) Cricket World Cup Final was played. India vs. Pakistan. Oh what a match. An edge-of-the-seat thriller. After so many twists & turns, India heaved a sigh of relief in the final over. They won the match by 5 runs.

Though the final is over, the real game (commercial) will start from here. Anyone who watched the Australia-India SF and the India-Pakistan final will confidently say that this form of cricket (T20) is here to stay and also gonna dominate the world sports arena.

Though Test Cricket is and will be the purest form of cricket, the format was a turn off from the entertainment angle. Its 5-days format and slow scoring rate did not attract the youth much. Today’s youth prefer more of dynamism and entertainment. Thus when one-day cricket was introduced, there was a kind of momentum building up around Cricket. A game, which was once played only in British colonies, started spreading its wings. Commercial world also started supporting one-day cricket in a big way. Then came the T20 cricket format and the first T20 World Cup. A phenomenon is born. Am sure T20 will be a hit (both commercial & entertainment value) in the days to come. It will develop as the most preferred form of cricket in future.

Now the Football - T20 analysis:
- increased entertainment value (every ball)
- less time (almost equivalent to football)
- more number of matches (ie more number of teams can participate)
- commercial slot between every over (which is not there in football)
- not much of on-field fights and fouls (gentleman game)
- even women feel comfortable watching & playing cricket (more audience for advertisers)

Few of the above points, shows that T20 cricket almost equals football in value terms and in some areas like advertisement, exceeds football. When advertisers get a chance to reach general public often, obviously they will prefer T20 to football. Accordingly more money will flow into T20 format and one fine day T20 will be almost on par with Football in reach and commercial value.

However one advantage that football will always have over T20 is its simple rules and almost nil operational expense (ie playing equipment) for the starters. However that may also get discounted over a period of time, with the flow of advertisement money to every nook and corner to promote T20 cricket in schools and villages. Though football is an easy, less expensive and most popular game; the day is not far when T20 will catch up with it.

Watch out FIFA, ICC shares are on the rise…

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Is this universe an Illusion?

Theists believe God created humans.

Atheists would ask “who CREATED god?”

Millions of years have passed and there is no concrete info about God or his impending arrival. We neither know why we are born nor what we will be after death. Still for millions of years, many have gone through this unknown process (birth/death) too.

What exactly is this birth and death for? As mentioned in my first blog post here, “(if god created humans) whether there was a REAL NEED to create human beings?”. What really happened to those who are dead in these million years? How many of them are dead? Are they (dead) really not concerned about what is happening on earth even after experiencing it? Or is the ID creator insane and also very much egoistic to listen to the dead messengers? What prevents him from establishing an ideal world? Why is he not interested to visit this world often and correct the deviants? Why is he waiting for long? Why can’t the billions of dead atleast come back once and say what actually is life? Is this universe a playground? Is this world an Illusion? Too many senseless questions… LOL

Got scared. Be Cool, bcos atleast one process is relatively known to us. ie the period between our birth and death. Let us make the most of it. Go and have some beer and enjoy this beautiful world.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Give scientists a chance

For long religion in one form or other has tried to justify the existence of god. However it has failed miserably.

One hot topic, which sent shivers down the spine during school days, was the impending end of world and return of god by the end of century. That never happened. We have since then moved to different levels (like theists, atheists, agnostics, etc). I prefer to call myself an atheist now, because as mentioned in my first post here, I doubt the basic INTENTION. Even if this so called God returns in future, I won’t value him as god, because the intention was not right. For this reason I feel comfortable being identified as an atheist than an agnostic.

Now that for many years we followed religion and still not able to see god in flesh and blood, isn’t it time for us to follow and support the scientific community in its endeavor to find the source of universe? Science in its shorter span was able to give more concrete evidences and possibilities, than religion. As religion has been static in identifying the real source of life, I back the dynamic science to forge further in this endeavor and unravel the mystery surrounding us. (If not me, atleast the future generation shall benefit)

Till then (for me), neither i know the purpose of my birth nor i know what i will be after my death. As long as am alive, let my intentions be pure...

Thursday, September 13, 2007


One of my 2005 post (definition – evolution) goes like this:

“The way intersectional ideas evolve and being pursued for implementation, we can imagine a different world tomorrow. A human being may travel from Chennai to Chicago without any artificial travel support. He may run faster than Cheetah to replace a motor vehicle. Have endurance like a Camel to travel long without being exhausted. Fly like an intercontinental Siberian Crane to cross water bodies and mountains. If human is supposed to be a byproduct of a single cell, then in future he will even grow wings and fly. The fusion of genes will be more complex and advanced, that he will use his different abilities/skills in an intelligent way without getting exhausted.”
When I see the kind of advancement happening around in the intersectional space, feel some of my crude fantasies may come true. Bionic instruments, nanotechnology, gene studies, cloning and few more give room for my mind to travel to the bizarre world.
The way technological advancements happen, tomorrow’s human may not rely on FMCG products, food, et al (check my sci-fi 3007 AD). Rather he may use advanced intersectional applications and will be on a self-supporting mode. Earthly delights may not interest him then. His focus will be more on exploring the outer world.
During this process, China and India will play a major role in the economic space.

China with its cheap labour and expertise in the electronics space will churn out the much-needed chips and electronics.

India with its IT expertise, will create solutions for these intersectional applications.

And those economies, which thrive only on agricultural produce, may see their economy shrink (bcos genetically modified human may stay away from food for long). And as usual our religious-businessmen (priests) continue to give hope to the innocent minority that god is few light years away and his shuttle may land on earth anytime.

Monday, September 03, 2007


Life gives us moments like:

Dynamic (running fan)
Static (dead fan)
Closed (window)
Bright (light rays)
Black & White
et al…

However in totality, it is a colourful world as demonstrated in the following pic…

Hence, go out and demonstrate your love for this wonderful world…
Like this boy !!! LOL

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Just on the lighter side

Saw this pic when I was browsing the net for pics, to post in the previous post on abnormal sexual behaviour. Though I didn’t use it there, this pic came to mind after I read the following news. I laughed for some time…

(Ancient Greek sodomising a goat, plate XVII from 'De Figuris Veneris' by F.K. Forberg)

This goat loves a tipple, meat!
(courtesy: ET)

If you think goats are vegetarian, you haven’t yet met Mantu – a male goat that eats meat and drinks liquor. The two-and-a-half-year-old goat lives at the Sana Bada Dhaba, a roadside eatery in Bargarh (Orissa). “The animal has been living in the dhaba since its birth and slowly developed the habit of eating NV food”, said dhaba owner Sana Naik. Mantu does not like grass. “The goat eats the cooked meat of other goats that we serve to customers”, he said. The goat also drinks liquor. It obeys commands. “If you ask it to perform a death scene, it will lie on the ground as if dead. You ask it to show a fight scene, it will demonstrate like a warrior”, he said.

The goat amuses customers and they share their food with it. “The goat is the main attraction of the eatery”, said Satya Mohanty, a frequent visitor. “Some goats that live with humans for a long time develop habits like humans”, said Subhendru Sudha Sarangi, a veterinary doctor.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Abnormal Sexual Behaviour

This is in continuation to my post on Sexual Orientation:

Now more and more people & countries have started accepting same sex marriage. We are at a stage where we are ready/forced to accept WHATEVER that achieves critical mass (in pursuit of short-term gains). If this trend continues, we may reach a stage where few may even justify marriage between human & animals and finally a stage where it will be free for all. This is what I have highlighted in one of my post (future of marriage) as Evolution re-visited !!!

Now you may ask, why such a reaction when it may not happen and the possible solutions (to stop this from happening). In this age of 'short-term benefits approach', only when the extreme possible after-effects are highlighted, people tend to take notice of the inherent/impending problem.

As far the solutions:

# Teach students from the school level about the possible negative effects of same sex relationships.
# Conduct psychoanalysis of students every year, identify the deviations and apply appropriate scientific interventions to correct abnormal sexual behaviour
# Include topics in moral classes that stress the importance for straight relationships.

Some of you may feel, same sex relationship is a natural phenomenon, because even animals are seen exhibiting this behaviour. Kindly note, that these are one-off cases. If you take a country, a small percentage of the population will be into criminal activities. If you take example of them and follow their way, then i feel humans should not claim to have the (perceived) sixth sense. It would be better to correct the criminals and take them to the mainstream, than to follow their footsteps.

Still not convinced, then i can't help. May be this world will go thru this process too (though a dubious one for me) and reach a saturation point in same sex relationships. May be when those people are tired of same sex or abnormal sexual relationships and when the human race is at the verge of extinction, the old approach (ie the present one) may get a new lease of life. So is it going to be cyclical process ???

I wish the mystery surrounding this universe, no longer remain a mystery. Scientists say this earth is few million years old. For few religious businessmen, god is preparing his launch vehicle and may land anytime. For me, neither i know the purpose of my birth nor i know what i will be after my death. As long as am alive, let my intentions be pure...

Friday, August 17, 2007

Whistle Blower Act

Feel Media can play this role better than individuals.

My suggestions are:

- Announce prize money/award for media (to expose corruption) - like the current hidden camera style sting operations.

- If the media company is itself involved in corruption (in collusion with the corrupt), then take back the prize for the first offence (or warn them if they have not been awarded till then) and cancel the license if it happens again.

- Media companies shall have a section in their website where Whistle Blower can leave details about corruption. Upon receipt of the details, they can conduct independent enquiry/sting operation and expose that corrupt practice and file the report with either High Court or Supreme Court for examination and award/sanction of prize money.

- Once the details are entered in the web site, a copy of the same should be sent as an acknowledgement to the Whistle Blower’s email address. If the media fails to act on that even after a specified period (say 3 months), the Whistle Blower can forward that acknowledgement to one designated email address, where it gets replicated and forwarded (automated process) to a group of authorities (like Chief Justice of High Court & Governor of the state).

The advantage here is, the Whistle Blower may register the corruption related details with more than one Media Company. Hence there is a chance that the final report could turn out to be a comprehensive one with views from different agencies/angles. If more than one agency files the report, prize money can be proportionately distributed.

next >> Abnormal Sexual Behaviour

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Making of a dubious startup

Create a social networking site. Announce a Blogging Contest, which has no rules and regulation. Engage some cronies, sycophants & monkeys. Teach them A B C D and inform them to type the same and publish them as blogs. Select those A B C D ‘blogs’ as the best ones and award Prizes & incentives to them. Monkeys are happy with peanuts and continue typing A B C D. Tie-up with few online networks and put in place the necessary marketing program. More monkeys join the race and the fun continues.

Unfortunately few genuine bloggers too join the race and start complaining about the quality & spamming. Ignore those suggestions, but it is time to create a false concern too. Create few blogs and take them to the top as usual using the ABCD method. Now more voices will be heard against such blogs. Cool. This is what you want. Delete those blogs created for this purpose and proclaim that action has been taken. Need to mention the credits. lol.

The site now gets the momentum and rapidly moves upwards the ranking charts. Records are created every second in terms of number of posts. Those who post (rather paste) 4000+ in 2 days become the hero. 10000+ posts per month will alone guarantee a creditable finish. However the page views start coming down, due to lack of quality. It is time to act (rather react), though false. Inform the cronies to raise the quality issue periodically, create a debate atmosphere and thus create false traffic. Award more points for CP comments, announce that the contest is over and few more gimmicks that would create temporary false traffic. However such acts too fizz out over a period of time and the effect shows at ranking charts. Downward movement starts.

All along you laugh your way to the taxman office. You can inflate your marketing, operations, administrative, and other expenditures and get the maximum rebate for the current and the parent organisation.

Unfortunately a wrong trend is set. The monkeys get conditioned to the ABCD work and start clogging other networks too. A phenomenon is born and who takes credit (!) for creating such a useless phenomenon.

If this useless phenomenon succeeds, I would like to write a book on the same. The title would read as “Making of a Dubious Startup” and its cover page would look like the one given below:

Read "CP contests and Productivity" too

Monday, August 06, 2007


Weekends are a welcome break these days. Hectic schedule drains out us fast, we need these weekends to get rejuvenated. East Coast Road (ECR) in Chennai is among the most frequented one by weekenders. This stretch has space for people from all walks of life.

Based on your budget, you can either enjoy a comfy weekend at a star Resort or carry few beer bottles and have it by seaside. Kovalam, Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry are among the important tourist spots in this stretch.

If you have lots of money (land is too costly here), buy a piece of land at this stretch and start a resort or even a franchisee of any burger chain. The pace at which this place expands, am sure you will never repent about your ROI.
PS: These snaps are of one such resort. (not very good pics as they were taken using my hp)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Take a Leak...

Many of us love beer and more often look for a place (if it is not at a pub) to leak after having 2-3 bottles. After 2 bottles, most of us will be decent. Either we look for the toilet or atleast a secluded place (when we are having it in open/exotic location).

However the problem is we won't stop with 2 bottles. We may finish few more bottles and the fun starts from there. Thereafter, no inhibitions/reservations and we start behaving the way nature does(!). It could be right at the center of a busy road (in night there wont be traffic and people) or sea or create a temporary waterfall from over bridge or what not. Have seen this behaviour across all levels of people from corporate. It is a real fun !!!

However my dear friends, BEWARE !!! This is the age of small digital zoom cameras and tomorrow your pic may also land at world wide web as the one given below:

This advancement in technology takes away fun from life !!! LOL.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Format

A crap idea came my way. It is being shared here for your feedback. For a change read the following from the last line (left to right. start from "Visited...topic", 2nd line: "It...lines", 3rd line: "Hence...", last line: "us in the long run")

us in the long run.
icult in the beginning, but I feel in this age of emails, it would help
om one (ie the typed lines should move down). We may find it diff-
one) goes automatically to the top line (when typing) than the bott-
products change the set up, wherein the continuity cursor (blinking
in one direction. I wish Microsoft (for its outlook atleast) and similar
It was then I thought of this format, so that the cursor movement is
which was irritating. We face this problem while reading emails too.
Hence I had to constantly move the cursor ‘up-down-up-down’,
It was a long thread (50+ replies) with few replies having 15+ lines.
Visited an egroup after long time. There was an interesting topic.

You feel like kicking me? Good I didn’t share this in person…

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sex Education

Though the controversy still remains, whether sex education in schools abets teen-age sex, it is a known fact that it helps safe sex. Considering the ill effects of teen-age pregnancy or the sexually transmitted diseases (especially AIDS), it is better to teach school children sex education the formal way.

However in culturally sensitive markets, this has to be handled properly. The traditional school of thought would always oppose this move in such geographies. They need to understand certain changing dynamics too. Information explosion gives a certain opportunity to these children to access information. Any amount of restrictive practice is not going to help the hardliners in this internet and television age (children come home early when both parents are away for work and have enough time to browse the channels and internet).

However the point here is whether they get the right information. In a remote place in mid 80’s, we (school students) had access to pornography material. However if I compare the information got through those sources then with the facts now, most of them were wrong. This is where the need for formal education is felt. However we need to take into consideration the prevailing culture in that geography before implementing such formal program.

Few points which came to my mind are:
1. Make use of IT extensively
2. Education dept can develop CBT material (CD) and supply the same to the schools
3. Separate CDs (content) for different classes
4. The place where computer (with headphone) is kept should have some privacy, so that the students can browse through the content with ease.
5. A website can be created by the education dept which can also have interactive features. The trained support staff of the site can give online guidance to student’s doubts. Few of those can be incorporated into the FAQ section (continuous basis) and also in the revised CDs.

There are few advantages with this system:
1. Usually sex education class (in school) can’t be interactive if it is co-ed. If the teacher is of opposite gender, they may avoid few areas. CBT won’t have such issues.
2. CBT type training can incorporate content specific graphics, which the teachers prefer to skip.
3. Interactive website can give more feedback to educationists to develop the curriculum on continuous basis.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sexual Opportunism

Sexual torture against women in offices is a well known fact. Few may have also come across cases where subordinates accede to the advances of their superiors to get some favour within and outside office.

I have a question here. We know more and more women are climbing up the corporate ladder now and they have subordinates too. Have you come across cases where subordinates of women are subjected to sexual torture (at office)? If it is not happening, do you foresee it happening in the future? If that happens, will men make use of that opportunity or revolt (as few women do now)?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beer in Office

Recently there was a discussion in a forum about having beer in office. There were supporting and opposing arguments.

One among the supporting argument was: rather than leaving office early to have beer, employees can have it at office and continue their work. For them, ultimately the organisation is benefited (productivity angle). One remarked, “look at the end and not the means”.

We should know when and where the end (alone) matters. If two colleagues wanna spend some intimate time, can they continue at their cubicle and get back to work, complete the project and take home productivity bonus ???

Am not game for this, because employees will have 2 cans (restriction) at office and few more from a nearby pub. Unfortunately on their way home, if they are involved in an accident or misbehaves, then the blame will be on the organisation.

I love the bubbly, but prefer to have it at a pub / exotic locations. Feel like having one now? Take a walk to the nearby pub (not at office pls) and Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Born Terrorist

As per recent reports, even highly educated are now turning to terrorism. More disturbing is that this orientation to terrorism, is more seen among a particular community. WHY?

In few cases, the family members and neighbours were ignorant of the activities of these people. Were they brainwashed to that extent to ignore the sentiments of their near and dear? What would be the repercussions?

A community, which is already being looked at with suspicion, may face more probing eyes. This society, which is so cruel in its approach, would start questioning/probing each and every approach of people from that community. Till date a good educated neighbour, would also fall in line of probe.

Will it not further alienate this community from the mainstream? I have come across few managers who prefer not to recruit candidates from this community. I feel such approach would turn counter productive in the long run. Idle mind would be lured by DEVILS around. Then it will be a disaster for the society as a whole. Let us not allow this to happen. Give every human being on this earth an opportunity to contribute towards human betterment.

Request youth from this community (as well as other communities) not to fall prey to ulterior designs of ‘religious businessmen’. For their betterment, innocent people are being fooled.

By nature we fight for what is wrong. Be brave enough to fight for what is wrong. But let the platform be real, and not imaginary !!! Fight for real cause, not for what is not there. Don’t fall prey for other’s ulterior designs.

Before I conclude, ask the clergy: “who CREATED god?”. The most probable answer would be, “you don’t have rights to question god”. Think on that and introspect. You will see a different world from tomorrow. No one is born as a terrorist...

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sexual Orientation

One of my earlier (2005) posts on Definition: “Definition of Marriage in a dictionary is a legal union between a man and a woman. Today a marriage can be between same sexes (No slight intended). Tomorrow it could be between different species??? If such a scene becomes a reality, how do we define DEFINITION !!!”

Today same sex marriage is slowly being accepted across. WHY? Is it because of achieving critical mass?

MOST of us don't like; a father having sex with his daughter or a mother having sex with her son or a brother and sister into lovemaking or a man in 50s enjoying sex with a 9 yr old girl or a woman allowing her cat to lick her p***y or a man screwing his bitch (dog) on the road. In all the above cited examples, (as per those involved) the demonstration of love thru physical affection is by mutual consent (hence, it is justified !!!).

Recently one celebrity asked another: "How do you want to be remembered after death?". He said: "who cares". If you look deep into that answer, it has a deeper meaning. But there are certain areas; which needs practical application of mind than only theoretical.

Can we accept whatever that achieves critical mass? Theoretically yes. But what would be the after effects, if we go far beyond the refined culture?

I could sense a few – look at the increasing number of social networking groups (online), which promotes father-daughter, mother-son and brother-sister sexual relationships. Should I say, different species sex achieving critical mass and acceptance is far away. At this speed, it may happen soon…

Are we going in the right direction ???

Friday, June 15, 2007

The OTHER side of Business

Many of us have heard about corruption in public service and have lived with it. Now we will start hearing about the same in private sector too (more often) in the days to come. Having seen how businesses are run and the transformation happening over the business space now, i can confidently say Enron was only a prelude...

HR for a change is now playing a catalyst role in this dubious transformation process. They should be happy because, all these days they were only silent spectators !!! Now they get a chance to play CHANGE AGENTS. lol.

Marketing gets a cut from agencies, Accounts from suppliers, HR from consultants and so on. Accepting gift has been part of culture for long. However DEMANDING a major share eats into service providers profit margin. This more often gets reflected in the quality of the product or the price. Over expectation has never been good.

Though performance linked pay has pushed people to be more productive, there is a fall out now. In order to get that bonus, managers inflate their performance and use all dubious means to project an artificial performance. When they fall short of organic growth, they resort to inflate the bills of customers and reach the target and get their short term benefit. They are also sensible(!) to do this for shorter duration and move out of the company faster.

Such Enron type processes are happening often these days and HR is now part of this change management process. HR is now more focussed about negotiating the highest cut than initiating a sensible culture building process. No doubt the attrition levels and salary inflation are on the higher side.

Should i blame greed or the materialistic leanings. Inflation though creates a short term artificial vibrancy; is not good in the long run. During crisis, the structure will collapse resisting all the support, like the dotcom bust.

Let us not create more Enrons...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Copy Paste (CP) Contests and Productivity

Some of you are aware about the “Great Indian Blogger Hunt” (few call it Great Indian Copy-Paste Hunt), which is currently on at IBIBO.

Many have questioned ibibo’s approach in awarding points for plagiarism. Am not touching that topic here, but the effect of this approach in the long run.

Till now 3 rounds are over at ibibo and in all these rounds, mostly copy-paste (without interpretation) guys have got the maximum points and money. In all these rounds, ibibo has rewarded those who brought maximum traffic/activity, giving less importance to content quality. In the process, you will find in ibibo platform, people who have posted 10000 posts in 5 days and in its archive the maximum CP content.

Now the discussion points are:

If ibibo comes out successful commercially retaining the current approach of rewarding the CP guys, what effect will it have on the internet space?”

- Will other online companies also sense an opportunity in this approach and change their marketing strategy and replicate ibibo’s model?
- If that happens, what would be the combined productivity loss?
- Amount of garbage (duplication) that would accumulate over the internet space?
- How many would get entangled in legal issues for plagiarism?
- Will that push many to do mostly unproductive work and thus curtail creativity and add few more to the unskilled category?
- The effect of continuous bullet postings (2000 posts per day) on health
- more such questions

I would rather prefer ibibo to change its strategy and come out successful as a quality player in the market. It may take some more time, but would be a steady growth to the top. Their platform is more interactive comparatively and can hold participants together, provided the approach is genuine.

By doing so it won’t open a Pandora’s box. I wish it happens…

To view my page at ibibo, click here

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Toddy (micro) & Beer (macro) Economics

Last weekend, for a change we (3 friends) decided to take the road less travelled !!! Otherwise it used to be some air-conditioned pub, where we gulp few bottles of beer / wine / rum. Married friends now prefer vodka, as it smells less and thus escape broomstick welcome. Seems wives hv to upgrade their sensory skills… Sometimes I feel they pretend as long as the danger zone is not reached.

Coming back, we packed our bags and travelled about 85 kilometers. It was too hot outside. The roads were empty - only few braved the heat. On our way, we pulled over at two places to refresh ourselves (nicotine content was less and needed to be replenished). Those two petty shops were doing robust business on soft drinks. They may be thanking the sun god and every person who braved heat.

Finally we reached the intended place. We saw one and our eyes popped out. We moved further inside and there were few more. Itz gonna be fun. We zeroed in on one and approached them. After verifying the essentials (including the prize), we settled at a place. No a/c, chairs or music. I looked around. Rows of palm tree, few thatched houses, cattle, hens, dogs, haystack, birds, cool breeze, few mats, et all…

Yes, it was a typical village. The mood is set. A sense of apprehension too, as we are going to have this after a huge gap (years)… After few minutes, the guy brought the earthen pot and placed it in front of us along with 3 tumblers. I looked at it. Oh man, it looked awesome.

Yes, it was TODDY. See the froth. Yeah. The guy poured it in 3 tumblers and enquired about ‘side-dish’. We ordered for masala chicken and boiled egg (masala mixed). As soon as he left, we looked at each other. It showed in our eyes. No more waiting. And the clink - Cheers!

Oh man, you have to taste it to really sovour it. A compo of sweet and sour…heavenly.

Now my business mind started working. Looked around. There were atleast 15 guys enjoying that heavenly taste and around 15 waiting with plastic bottles and cans to take the fresh stock home. They want to enjoy this fresh, healthy & natural drink in their comfort zone. If this being the case, why govt. is against it? Variety of factors – IMFL & Beer manufacturers eye better profit, adulteration & few more.

By this time, we finished the first pot and ordered for the second. When he came, I enquired about the business. As per him, it is good during weekends – Rs.2000/day. Means on an average they earn about 35000/month plus the profit from ‘side-dish’. Considering the negligible operational cost (excluding the ‘cut’ to administrators), it is good earning for a villager. If given a chance, they have the potential to double the turnover. MICRO economics – we want villages to remain villages.

We completed the second pot too and ordered for another half. The guy looked at us with awe. He didn’t expect us to be drunkards, bcos we LOOKED decent. “Don’t judge anyone by their looks”. However we were cool and are having only palm JUICE. Itz been long time and made use of the occasion. Finally we wound-up at 4pm. When he charged Rs.135, I was pleasantly surprised. It would have cost me a min. of Rs.1500 at a pub. Now I understand, why the govt. is against this heavenly drink. It is MACRO economics!

We then took leave. The guy thanked us and also cleared his doubt – “is he an actor?” Yes, one in that group of 3 is a small time actor. The guy was happy and wished us a happy journey.

We travelled about 3 kms and spotted backwater. Itz time to relax. Parked the car and settled on the grass. We went there to smoke. Rather we decided to go crazy again. Yes, we plunged into water and had a good time. Water was warm and salty, but the feel was cool.

Spotted the following (jelly fish, oyster) and I used my mobile to catch them...

A plan of 15 minutes finally ended after 2 hours. (We sat at the bank till our innerwear became dry). Finally I reached home around 10.30pm. Oh what a day it was...

…and itz going to be lager beer days for few more weekends, till we plan for one crazier trip again.

previous >> who CREATED god?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Who CREATED god?

I asked the priest: who CREATED god?

The priest was shocked and could not digest that question. He recuperated and asked: “Will you renounce atheism, if god appears in flesh and blood now?”

I said: “Yes – only after I get convincing answers for few of my questions and effect few changes on earth”.

He prayed and after few minutes, god was there. The priest apologized to god for requisitioning him to this EVIL world and explained the situation.

God said: “Okay my son, shoot your questions”

I asked him: “Who created you?”

God thought for a moment and said: “Well I’ll come back to that later”. Now tell me, if you are given a chance to effect a change in this world, “what will you opt for?”

I thought for a moment and answered:

“Fulfillment of INDIVIDUAL desires (one at a time) without affecting another individual. The process will be a world (without a savings account), where individual desires are fulfilled on continuous basis. If Tom or Dick or Harry need a palatial bungalow, they will get it immediately. If they need a cruise liner, they will get that the next moment. But the bungalow will vanish immediately. Thus the need is fulfilled immediately without giving room for greed/saving. After enjoying everything on earth; Tom, Dick & Harry may reach the self-actualization stage one day and opt for death…”

God thought about it for a moment and informed the priest to bring some water to sprinkle on me…

After some time I could feel the water being splashed on my face and a roar: “come on you dreamer, it is 8.30am and we have a client call today at 9.15am”.

previous >> 3007 AD

Saturday, April 28, 2007

2880 AD... a near death

Part V (to read previous chapters click here)

dS is on his way back. The shuttle will re-enter earth in 3 minutes. dS felt something unusual happening. His thought processes are going haywire. He is not able to concentrate. He could feel something unusual happening in his CTU server.

“B…S” – shouted dS. An attack on his CTU server. He recuperated and started thwarting the attempt. Group of ELs are on an all out attack. He somehow managed to shut all the intrusion points and quickly rebooted the server to 5th level, where no one can even dream of penetration. Simultaneously, he also got into the CTU of the attackers and analyzed their next intention. When he understood their next step, it was too late. The shuttle will blast in 5 seconds. dS immediately switched on the emergency protective cover around him. Before he could think of next step, it’s all over.

dS is now floating in space…alone. Fortunately he had stationed another one for emergency purpose at Mars. He sent the message for its release. Though ELs are not aware about this alternative vehicle, dS did not want to take any chance. He ensured that it emits signal, which are known only to him. It will take another 1 hour to reach. He started analyzing the weak points.

Yes. It should have started the previous night. dS felt comfortable then and had lowered the firewall setting to level-3, because at level-4 his approach will be more mechanical and that may not help him mingle with MLs. That opportunity was used by a group of opportunistic ELs. They had intruded into his server and would have come to know about dS’s plan for Earth on his return. That made them to take this drastic step. The moral – never take anyone lightly…

dS then started planning his next steps. Once that was over, his thoughts went back to Mars and the two days of his stay there. The kind of people he met and finally about the courtesan. What if she…??? A junior dS on Mars soil !!!

Before he could fantasize further, the alternative vehicle had come. Itz time to move on and prepare for an interesting war back home…

Thursday, April 26, 2007

2880 AD…a rebirth

Part IV (to read previous chapters click here)

April 2880 AD - dS was received by 6th generation MLs and then introduced to the 7th & 8th generation MLs. Representatives from different regions had come to meet dS. Wow what a great occasion it was for dS & MLs.

dS was then escorted to a cave situated at a beautiful mountain range. It was the community center for MLs from that region. Party time was announced for the night. Leaders from different regions presented the unadulterated progress that had happened in their region over the years. Population had increased, at the same time resources have been maintained too. The central as well as the regional ERP systems worked effectively to weed out any imbalances & keep pace with the expansion. GM technology was used judiciously. The result was zero-inflation economy.

The events that unfolded after the presentation were fun & frolic… Champagne, Red Wine & Draught Beer were the principal beverages for that night. dS & MLs enjoyed that night to the core. It was winding up time and dS been informed about the services of courtesan. It’s been long time… Oh man, that was one among the best nights for dS !!! Itz then dS felt, why the oldest profession in this universe is still active. Fortunately in Mars, courtesan service is reserved only for those who are single (ie after the natural death of their wife).

Night was calm; and the breeze was heavenly. Somewhere someone was imitating Kenneth Gorelick…and dS slipped into sleep zone.

A soft melody of a cuckoo woke him up in the morning. Smell of jasmine invited him outside. Wow, what a scene it was… cherries, dewdrops, mist and the cuckoo song. He lighted a cigar and started savouring the moment. A glance down and far gave him the glimpse of true nature. A cheetah at its best and an unfortunate deer subdued…nature at its best.

After breakfast, dS was taken around the county and shown its cultural leanings. Animals & plants were valued as part of the system. There were logs with smoke where MLs hang the meat on a wire and smoke all the day and use them for a week. Eat fruits off the tree. Rock art for artistic MLs, thru which they conveyed the custom, stories, song & dance of the region. There were rock shelters, stone tools & cemeteries. Fortunately there was no religion, because for every ML, the question “who created god” has been embedded into their brains.

dS also noticed snow, charming ladies, passionate lovemaking and pregnant women. They were good signs and gave a strong indication that MLs have an enriching life ahead… This self-reliance and purity in MLs gave confidence to dS to return back to earth.

In the mean time, he fell in love with Venus !!!

26.04.2880 – Night flight to Venus sorry Earth, because he has some unfinished work there…

next chapter

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

2259-2880 AD

Part III (to read previous chapters click here)

2459 AD - 200 years have gone since the four IPBMs destroyed Mars…During this period the situation on Earth was worsening day after day. The mad rush for technology was taking its toll. dS felt that the time to act has come…

On the positive side, about 2% of the ELs approached dS to reset the development process to zero and take them back by 10000 years. However being a minority, their wish was voted down. dS had other plans for these 2%. He put them on ‘revive the mars’ project and they were christened as MLs.

The base stations at earth as well as the satellite pictures confirmed that the maximum temperature in mars has come down from plus 60 degree to plus 30 degrees. During this transition process, H2O bearing silicates have given way for formation of water bodies too. The CO2% had also surprisingly come down to 40% from 95%.

It was then decided to change the genetic/dna composition of MLs, so that they sustain in high CO2 environment too. After 3 months of trials on monkeys, it was tested on a ML who volunteered. The clinical trial went on for few more months and then successfully applied across (on all the MLs).

May 2460 AD – All the MLs blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre, Dombarovsky base, Kourou-French Guiana & Sriharikota in 50 GSLVs to Mars. It included representation from all the species; who volunteered to live an enriching life there without corrupting the basics. Upon reaching there MLs confirmed to dS about the safe landing and their distribution as small groups across Mars. dS felt happy…

420 years which followed that event; were among the worst phase on earth. Water bodies started shrinking. EL scientists worked more on bionic advancements and less dependence on nature, because the global warming started eroding the nature to the maximum. Most of the consumer goods lost its importance due to technological advancement. Genetically modified ELs could sustain without nourishment for months together. Food and liquid were modified in such a way that there was no wastage at all. This was done, as no one was interested to clean toilets & garbage. Those businesses which were only dependent on toilets had to shut down.

Airlines were a past. As people used more of telepathy, ELs slowly lost control over voice/sound. This, compounded by less dependence on food for sustenance, resulted in jaws getting jammed and no one cared about it too. It was bad news for dentists. As ELs preferred wings to commute, the lower part of the body slowly lost its strength and importance. ELs were not able to stand on their legs for more than 5 minutes. Footwear companies suffered the most due to this. Worst followed in many other consumer goods based industries. Unemployment rate was increasing day by day. Compound Annual Slowing Rate was getting worse and by 31.03.2880, 70% of ELs opted for Death and perished. The sectors, which still showed robust CAGR were the ones, which dealt with telepathy software/hardware and bionic component manufacturers.

During this downturn there was one song; which ruled the charts.
“He said son you are a bachelor boy
And thats the way to stay.
Son, you be a bachelor boy
until your dyin day…”

420 years of literal jail for dS on Earth and it is time for him to visit Mars/MLs and evaluate the progress there.

April 2880 AD – dS lands on Mars and a mass reception awaited him there…

next chapter

Thursday, April 19, 2007

2259 AD

Part-II (3007 AD-part I)

For 150 years since 2007, ELs enjoyed CD based life in Earth. As death was under their control, morality went for a toss. In 2157, a kind of dissatisfaction started setting in with the ELs and they approached donkeySOUP (dS) to explore options beyond earth. dS gave permission to explore Mars.

As earth had more water (oxygen), life was revolving around it. If that were the case, is there a possibility of other forms of life in Mars, which revolve around what is readily available there?

Subsequent year’s studies were based on this assumption. CO2, which was abundant in Mars, was dissected in various forms & forums and finally in 2257 it was found that life is very much available in Mars. However it was not in human form. The form was not visible to human eyes. A hyper sensor picked up the signals and a link was established with Martians.

2258 – A group of ELs blasted off to Mars. Negotiations with Martians to convert a part of Mars for ELs habitation failed and the group returned empty handed. ELs were agitated and demanded immediate action. dS was approached. dS was against any action and respected Martian way of life. However ELs were hell bound to retaliate. A referendum was called for.

After long time, the CTU server of dS will face heavy traffic. dS for obvious reason gave 107 seconds for decision making, hoping few would think and react. Unfortunately it was not so. Within 5 seconds, 92 percent had registered their vote for retaliation. At the end of 107 seconds, the voting percentage read as 97 percent in favour of retaliation, 1 percent against and 2 percent not registering their vote. dS gave permission to the representative decision making body to take a call on the type of action to be taken. They decided on destroying the life form on Mars !!!

March, 2259 – Preparation was on for the launch of IPBMs from 4 different locations. On 19.04.2259, 4 IPBMs blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre, Dombarovsky base, Kourou-French Guiana & Sriharikota. Mars’s average temperature was –63 degrees C and max was 20 degrees C. Hence the approach was to increase it to 60 degrees C and it succeeded. By Nov-2259, all hyper sensors installed at different base centres in earth confirmed the good news for ELs and obviously the bad one for dS… Extinction of native life form of Mars was confirmed telepathically to all the ELs and result was seen in the streets & sky. It was enjoyment everywhere.

dS felt bad for the native Martians and decided to review Mars surface after some time for new life formation. Gestation period was set at 200 years.

That evening he had 4 bottles of Castle Lager. The first three gave him solace and the last one the boost he needed. With lots of good things for Mars (running in his mind), dS decided to hit the sack…

He heard the following from nearby building:

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till my fingers bled…

May be the EL who was playing it, belong to the 1 percent who voted against…

next: 2259-2880 AD

Friday, April 13, 2007

3007 AD

Date: January 15, 3007.

donkeySOUP(dS) is on top of Earth…Mt.Everest summit.

Traditionally January has been a bone chilling month atop Himalayas and how the hell is he there. Has he reached the self-actualization stage ??? May be…

It is the only place on Earth; which still has some snow (atleast in Jan) and his journey has to end on an ice-covered mountain top (as pre-determined).

Looking back, it has been a wonderful (!) journey of 1000 years…Exactly about 1000 years back; he got full control over the happenings on Earth. He mastered controlled death (CD) on this day and by default got full control. Earth links (ELs) believed (should I say assumed) him as the ever-expected god and fell for him. Fortunately he was still sensible and absolute power did not corrupt him.

ELs convinced dS to part eternal life (CD) for them too. For the process to start, he created a separate lobe in the brain for ELs; which contained the CTU (Central Telepathic Unit). On April 13, 2007 he reached Mt.Everest to process the referendum: “whether ELs need to convert to CD en masse or not”.

As expected 99.99 percent of the population opted for CD !!! As the communication was on telepathic mode, the CTU Server of dS was at its peak performance during those 35 seconds. 35 seconds were required as people like Poonam (who got a confirmation about her pregnancy the previous day) had to communicate with the tiny CTU in her womb as well as its genetic father, collate and process the data to arrive at a final decision.

The sensible (!) ones who opted out of the CD race were allowed to have their natural death. However they were labeled and cordoned off to a remote place in the Amazon basin.

dS then did a similar exercise at Challenger Deep and Kalahari. At Challenger Deep he had to wait for 59 seconds, as the turtles were also there.

At dusk, he was happy with the way things were shaping up. He also commended himself for being sensible in holding on to the power of annulling the CD (if a situation arise). After all he is a wacky INTJ.

Going forward, over the years many changes happened on the earth:

Human travelled from Chennai to Chicago without any artificial travel support. They ran faster than Cheetah to replace a motor-vehicle. Had endurance like a Camel to travel long without being exhausted. Flew like an intercontinental Siberian Crane to cross water bodies and mountains. Poonam and her child used these intersectional applications to visit the child’s biological father at Amazon basin.

New life formation was banned to protect the ecology. Sex hormones were made inactive. Apropos, population growth was a past. Sex organs became redundant and started shrinking. Women were happy, because they got relieved of menstrual irritations and pregnancy related vomiting.

The first wave of pink slips started with Sanitary Napkins manufacturing companies. It had rippling effect on cotton growing markets. More and more farmers attempted suicide and many succeeded in their attempt. Insurance companies went for a toss.

The Cheetahs got into a gloomy mood and were psychologically affected, because the humans humiliated them by running faster. Many of them attempted suicide by jumping from top of mountains and people at the valleys were happy. They traded on Cheetah skin and made money. Deer & Rabbits made lots of fortune (food) by playing a betting game. The game was on identification of next Cheetah, which will attempt suicide.

Airlines survived some more years, as few had not perfected the art of flying and some couch potatoes, relied on airlines.

Many more developments followed…

Going super forward, what made dS to reverse all those developments of the past 1000 years and attain self-actualization ???

Some believed that Coeing, Birbus, Thell, Fxxon Mobil, HM, Gord, Ookia, Notorola and few more influential companies convinced dS to relent…

But the truth was…

next: 2259 AD

Thursday, April 05, 2007

art, MADern art, economy & inflation...

Basic economy as we all know is simple. A farmer produces and sells the same in the market for reasonable profit. A small world...

And then came the complex economics. A B-School educated guy will sit in front of his laptop, uses complex inputs (like the uninvented technologies to be used for farming in future, the productivity of GM crops, effect of Iraq war on energy bills, global warming and the rain pattern, time taken by the farmer to piss, et al) to arrive at a figure which this farmer will produce after 5 years. And he will do commodity trading based on that figure. Assuming these input factors as permanent, scores of multi-millionaires will trade on these at premium prices and analyze it at business channels to confuse the commoners. This is a kind of inflation (complex) !!!

The above pattern is now seen in every field. Am NOT against it, bcos it is a kind of dynamism (though false) !!!. Change is constant, you see...

One such field, where such pattern is getting prominence is Art. Modern Art is a kind of inflation. Most of the people (all walks of life) to whom i've spoken (in private) have acknowledged that they don't understand a shit of this modern art, but will acknowledge in public that they could understand the theme, to escape embarrassment. 'Modern Art' artists POUR some paint (as children do) on a canvas, give a meaning to it in their mind and give a big picture of the same in public. A market (inflation) is created. Look at the pictures given below:

(art - raja ravi varma). You can FEEL it

(modern art - unknown). Something is there

(modern art - unknown). Here you only SEE it and break your head !!!


(MADern art - donkeySOUP). that was my creation, bcos i wanna be a billionaire too !!!