Thursday, October 30, 2014

Indian media still falling for hoaxes - are they this dumb?

It looks like the news outlets in India have forgotten what journalism used to be until the beginning of '90s, and are simply trawling internet forums for their next feel-good stories about India. Whatever happened to fact checking? Before internet, it used to be that, you can quote newspapers and people trusted what you said, not anymore!

These are just the latest hoaxes that have become "facts" for Indians in India to be proud about.

Ankit Fadia helps FBI - really? This looks more like verbal diarrhoea than a coherent article.

Scientist so patriotic, NASA made an exception for him!! This newspaper is so respected that Bhutan University gave this guy a job when he showed this newspaper.

This is in line with Indian kulcha of "prodly" claiming "v invanted zero"

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hang in there, buddy! Friday is almost here.

Have you wondered how Pori (puffed rice or murmure) is made?

Here's another, North India/Pakistan

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Breaking News: Sidharth Mallya found reading "Rich Dad Poor Dad"

Faster they go up, faster they come down. Same with the guy who took offense to be called the "liquor baron". Remember him saying he will be India's Richard Branson? He was out to prove it by building a huge empire of airlines (Kingfisher), sports (Royal Challengers), tv (Vijay TV) etc., aside his spirits business. Finally, it appears Vijay Mallaya owes all his wealth to inheriting from his daddy through his license controlled alcohol business, polished thuggery and politics. I am not sure if he has any understanding or wits to run a business like an entrepreneur. Maybe he did, and this is just a bad patch. I can't comment - I haven't even run a banana stand to know how things work.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Are our lives in danger?

Every single day you walk through buildings that are threaded with long pieces of metal that are filled with lethal amounts of bound and depleted lightning. If you drive, you are inside a metal and plastic box that uses controlled explosions to propel you along paths made of the remains of ancient plants and animals, combined with crushed rocks. When you want to talk to someone far away, your voice gets turned into the same depleted lightning, and is transmitted both through long metal pieces and air so fast that the conversation seems nearly instantaneous. If you think about how much of our day-to-day life depends on the use of things that could kill us being bound precisely in a stable manner, it's a little frightening.