Thursday, October 23, 2008

How creativity is being strangled by the law

Great video on Creativity , the internet and THE law.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Colors of the wind

Came across this beautiful song. Wildly touching.

Here is the lyrics.

You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't know ...

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you'll never know
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Its time for a mobile camera phone

Have been missing lots of opportunities to take interesting pics everyday due to a lack of a camera in my phone...two such chances were
  • Crows attacking an eagle nest near Victory grounds. Eagle Parents fought back in vain.
  • COP messaging on a Blackberry!
Hope the nokia tube is priced well.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Insurance anyone?

Specialization seems to be the norm there days but this is really a bit too much!

“In satellite launches, the claims are either zero or 100% since the launch is either a success or a failure,” said Kamesh Goyal, country head of German insurer Allianz in India. Allianz's group company Spaceco based in France which specialises in satellite insurance and has participated in many space programs in the past. Insurance of space launches has been gaining importance because of the growing use of satellite communication in most businesses — ranging from stock exchanges, banks, television channels and telecom companies.

This piece from here.

Wonder how the career graph looks like, for a fresher in Spaceco.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dumb Charade For Dummies

I spent 4 happy years playing DC in college, did pretty well. As i left DC with a sad note, i decided just as many seniors had helped me out in Debate and DC, i too should help my juniors. So i came up with the idea of a site that combines my superficial http knowledge with my deep and comprehensive knowledge of DC.

It will be useful for players and organizers with various resources put up which i have collected over the years. Hope people find it useful.


Monday, October 06, 2008

how to find killer pics for blogs.

Going through some blogs online and even magazines that we read everyday, I’ve always wondered how they find those amazing after every stock market crash it’s the pic of some guy near the stock exchange holding his head in his hands, or when Ganguly hits a century it’s a Bengal tiger among some trees…

Well I think I got how its done…this tool is quite incredible. It lets you search flickr for photos. So if you’r writing a spiritually inclined article then you can easily do a search for “ganga” or “ganga sun” and get some really stunning professional looking photos…

Also for some reason most of see a lot of windmills in a lot of magazines and in indian love songs…windmills with flower fields and windmills with sunsets and so on…a simple search for windmill brings really stunning results…