Category Archives: babudom

Reading in e-book era

Reading without surveillance, publishing without after-the-fact censorship, owning books without having to account for your ongoing use of them: these are rights that are older than copyright. They predate publishing. They are fundamentals that every bookseller, every publisher, every distributor, … Continue reading

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Kafka and Orwell

Two of my favourite authors. Both of them were from almost same era, early part of 20th century. Both of them wrote about bureaucracy, corruption, control, power, and helplessness of individuals in the greater scheme of things. Reading them a … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression in India

This is a meta blog, as it is a blog about this blog. About 10 years back the GoI decided that there were lot of dissident voices from the North-East on Yahoo! Groups which were harmful to the health of … Continue reading

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What Wikipedia is not… then what it is?

Although anyone can be an editor, there are community processes and standards that make Wikipedia neither an anarchy, democracy, nor bureaucracy. via What Wikipedia is Not Disclaimer: Let me make some things clear, I am not against Wikipedia, or its … Continue reading

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Bank Accounts with no Account

”Look, every chief minister has been corrupt. In that sense, Yeddy is no different,” says a member of the Congress. “But he is probably the first CM to collect bribes and kickbacks in cheques.” via Tehelka – India’s Independent Weekly … Continue reading

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Sibal Vs Hazare

Apparently Kapil Sibbal the person who negotiated with the Anti-corruption rally activists cannot make simple deductions about the state in which the country is in. Being the HRD minister he should know better. Sibal said this in a public meeting  … Continue reading

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Absurdity of TV Censorship

Recently I was watching a movie on the TV, a movie that I had seen earlier. But then as I watched on there seemed to be scenes, dialogs and words missing from the movie. According to the new laws of … Continue reading

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Cigol

I have coined a new term: cigol.The term may have some meaning, google gives it as a surname for many.But for me it is something, which I am suffering due to.To guess the meaning read the term backwards. And you … Continue reading

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Let us Respect The Flag, Respect The Nation?

Recently I got a forward email… It read thus: Dear Indian!Greetings on Independence Day!! The National Flag is a symbol of the Nation’s respect and pride. There is a liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. … Continue reading

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Windwolf Re-Registered

The Plan  To ride to Pune [पुणे] and get the registration of WindWolf done on the same day.  This was something long overdue. I had to ride to Pune to get the registration of WindWolf done again. The validity of … Continue reading

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