Monday, October 31, 2005

Deepavali 05

Used google talk for the first time! The sound quality was amazing, and the speech was crystal clear! After a very long wait, I finally got approved for a set of mic and speakers, officially. One guy I knew at PHB school used to chat all night with (according to him) chicks from Eastern European countries. That was one of the guys who tied up all the precious bandwidth, along with downloading p0rn all the time.

The person whom I was chatting with is one of the most paranoid people I've ever seen. He is afraid of even typing bomb, nuclear bomb, muslim, eid, president bush, america, etc He is afraid he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Tomorrows and the two days after it are holidays because of Deepavali/Diwali. This is one of the 'holidays' when people wilfully cause massive air-pollution, noise-pollution, and thrash the whole country on such a scale, not unlike the rest of the year, and enjoy the fruits of (mainly) child labour - crackers and silk dresses. People take it personally if they are not allowed to shatter the eardrums of everybody else. I wonder if there is any other country where blasting huge amounts of gun-powder to show their wealth, causing trauma for millions of sick, old people and children is allowed.

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