Wednesday, April 22, 2009

…and AgentA knew theres’ an engineer inside him

Somewhere around 9th grade. The clock was ticking and it was 5 mins to submission. Final lab exam of computer science and had to write a program to generate first 10 prime number.

The urge to get in 90s was so strong that Agent A had to attempt this last question, and submit the exe in share.

Sol:

int void main()
{
      int i=0;
      cout<< "Enter 1 for prime numbers and 2 to exit:";
      cin>>i;
      if(i==1)
      {
          cout<<"2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29";
      }
      else
      {   
          cout<<Exiting;
      }
      return 0;
}

Rest is History.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is it time to Legalize it

100s of arguments are being presented lately and yet no conclusion, or may be i should state that the conclusion is NO.

Is that high minded society that defines the path of righteousness there yet. I think its a side effect of a real high minded society that things are reasoned to an extent that things are left the way they are today. How right is it for the leaders of a nation to act reactively with reflexes rather than reasonably, when it comes to taking decisions.

Marijuana is under discussion here, and in society. The argument against legalizing marijuana is are you ready to take a risk that the upcoming generation has access to drugs, or how right is it for an employee to crack on a joint and return to his desk. If it is smoked can you avoid smoking and driving under influence. Legalizing it has a darker side on leaving a lot of countrymen unhappy, and you don’t know the implications of it. Can a stoned person has the ability to think and fight against adverse.

Arguments in favor just cant be denied either, as the first statement scientifically proved is; marijuana is less addictive than alcohol or tobacco. Just like govt. decides the age for alcohol so it can be devised for marijuana too. Some school kids n college teens will always have access to it and cannot be denied just like they have access to alcohol today. same or higher penalties on driving under influence. No argument in favor is complete without talking in terms of money. So, annual expenditure on correction and managing charges on people who are charged of possession or consumption of marijuana today in States go in 3 digit billion dollars. Making it legal not only saves this but a 10% tax on sales might generates another 3 digit billion dollars towards the economy. Investment in agriculture of the plant contributes to several K jobs and another huge revenue.

States has seen it legal in several states, but laws are strict (only medical marijuana). I think States is yet not at a stage of legalizing it and its because a voice in favor is considered stoned. Darker side, or a grey area is always scary. Its just like India is yet not ready for a spring break with wet T-shirt girls competition as the darker side effect in society/culture is scary, yet marijuana in India is legalized and govt. subsidized and today most of us not event realize it, as its just a part of our society now.

No, i am not stoned. I have never met someone who has tried and said they didn’t like it. I myself appreciate that numbness from the bottom of my heart, without being spiritual or a jerk. 

just my 2 cents without being judgmental….. btw bhang is marijuana.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Let it all out…

No I am not venting here… I am just too much in this track lately. Been a die hard fan of alternative metal… i cant deny my fall for Disturbed.

The voice of David Michael Draiman has this energy in itself that I just cant resist those tapping feet and flowing adrenalin in me. They lack that turbulent or caustic of Thrash and heavy metal yet they are heavy enough with a melody in that meaningful lyrics.

My all time favorite is 2000 album The Sickness… along with the famous track Numb. Well “numb” is one of those words whose depth just cannot be measured. A band I think is incomplete without that track defining Numb in their own version. The track m talking about here is Shout 2000.

The track has a depth radiating a lot of energy with some serious meaningful lyrics…. the lyrics that you just cant deny and they seem to fit so well for every coolie out there struggling to leave their memorable mark on the ground.

Here it goes :

In violent times...
You shouldn't have to sell your soul
In black and white...
They really really ought to know
(just don't know)
Those one-trick minds...
Who took you for a working whore
Kiss them goodbye...
You shouldn't have to jump for joy
(jump jump jump jump jump)

(shout shout)
Let it all out
These are the things I can do without
(come on)
I'm talking to you
(so come on)

Daddy is Awesome…

So I have finally made up my mind to visit home. Its been a while and I am planning to visit home to celebrate Diwali, and my birthday with family.

Anyways I don’t remember when was the last time that I took a vacation with family at least not in last 7 yrs. So I laid a plan to take my folks to backwaters during my visit and stay in a boat n beaches for a 5-6 days, talk share n relax. Narrated my plan to dad and now, I am no more excited about this vacation.

Dad: Thats awesome. I thought last time you told me to take a stop over in Europe but I think it will be better if we could spend time together.

Agent A: Ohh yes, I thought so too.

Dad: So I will work on the itin and the miniature version is. Backwaters, Tirupati, Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Vivekanand temple Kanyakumari, and then back home.

Agent A: aaa ohh.

So leisure is no more in vacation, its just traveling and standing in queues. No No dont even think of telling me to suggest my plan to dad… the plans been laid as always the last words are from Dad :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

When grown up boys talk….

HighSchool, party was samosa, thumbs up/goldspot/limca. Intermediate, party was choley bhaturey, Burger/PavBhaji, coke/thumbs up/Leher Pepsi.

College, party was bagpiper, 8 pm, ganja,  kabab rolls, boiled eggs, vinegar dipped onions, paneer tikka (point to be notes here is ur class and the affordable money drops exponentially as you step in colg as liquor take over all preferences. soft drink n beer were not affordable n kabab most of the times was buffalo meat Rs1.5)

As Professionals, parties are expensive, a lil classy, well dressed including liquor, beer, chips, beverages, pizza.

Well watever it be the interesting point here is the type n topic of discussions that go on during ‘em. I am intrigued to write this ‘coz m still in yesternites hangover, cracking on RedBull n coffee… n shuffling through my drawers to find an antacid.

So girls are no more a topic of discussion. Love life, affairs, gossip, bragging  are so high school. So yesterday was a bachelors party. Which means stripers liquor, noise, and you have the right to get that reckless bastard out of you,  which hasn’t seen daylight in a while, keeping aside all ur guilt and let that guilty pleasure override as annotations.

Party begins at nite with a countless train of shots of tequila, vodka, rum... n before we decided to step out to a strip club the bachelor passed, and the roundtable begun. The discussion started comparing the traits of Mumbaites and Delhites, and dunno how it moved on to a comparison of Socialism, Capitalism, Aristocracy. Without a pause or a break in conversation, and without realizing that we drifted the next moment we were talking about cloning, with some questions on how right it is and how justified is it to kill a clone to use its body parts, and then the hot topic was abortion. Is it a right thing? If yeah which stage what month. Should contraceptives be used after unsafe sex specially when you are not married, and finally the last topic were 2 conclusive statements as “ The end of communication innovation is Telepathy and the end of physical existence is teleportation”

A bizarre and a very memorable bachelors party I think. Good Luck to the bachelor…

…they talk anything.