dear all

the so-called human being who currently holds the office of the president of the united states is not, and from what i can tell, has never been ‘inept’, ‘stupid’, ‘incompetent’, a ‘nincompoop’ or anything of the sort, even though his grasp of the english language is a little suspect.

i think the phrase that comes to mind is ‘glorious culmination of years of capitalism and imperialism’. to put it across in a word, ‘evil’. If this fact has escaped your attention this far, i suspect it may be too late for it to take root anymore.


PS: it doesn’t matter if you elect the dirtiest fucking hippie around for president, we are all rather boned for a significant period of time.

someone call the waahmbulance

the levels of hysteria that are on show on the business news channels on TV regarding a relatively modest drop* in share prices over the past few months are getting ridiculous. to paraphrase a wise internet fish, it’s like no one has any medium term memory anymore.

WTF-tastic part 1


that chart shows an approximate return of 33%. banks give a return on your mid-term deposits that are in the range of 9%.

if so-called ‘investors’ are not happy with a return of 33% for a year, there’s only one reason and that is pure unadulterated Greed. which is the primary reason that capitalism, in almost all shapes and forms, sucks like a black hole.

* the recent drop has been about 27-28%. however, this distaste should be quelled by long term graphs – check it out – 2yr graph here and even more emphatically with the 5yr figures here

similarly, one can have lots of fun with the ‘Nifty’ broad-based index as well

(Disclosure: Both my parents now work in Stock Market – related activities, and i’m really depressed about that)

i can haz linx?

ok, back from chennai, tired from lots of work(no one can sweet talk like grandmas) and making another trip for teh føtøgraphië.

so some links for you to mull over.

1) A grand don’t come for free from Lenin’s Tomb

2) Phony Obamania has bitten the dust

3) An interesting Goodbye to Commandante Castro

4) Obamania has bitten the Dust (Reprise)

5) Banksy Strikes again (and you can substitute Tesco for Wal-Mart as appropriate)

i cant believe it’s not a bleg(but it is, so you don’t have to)

as i venture into the uncharted(actually i just lost the charts) territories of a professional life, possibly freelance i marvel at my ability to survive given the disorderliness of my life in general.

so any tips on keeping your work (at least), life and other responsibilities in order (namely keeping track of appointments etc.)would be of great assistance. small tips, life lessons, those pieces of software or hardware that made your life that much easier, etc. will all help.