Tuesday, March 22, 2011

6 years

With one employer. Yesterday. Probably for the first time I forgot on that day, but hey, I remembered a day later ;) I cannot believe it is 6 years already! Seems like yesterday when HR made a bungle and I had to join a week later. This makes it 3 years in San Jose and 3 years in Bangalore and for some reason the SJ years seem to have flown by much faster than the Bangalore ones ;) Here is hoping for many more fruitful years here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Telangana - a shame

Some months ago I wrote this post on Telangana.

Months later, I had stopped following the news and anything related to this "agitation" since it was becoming more and more of a joke. I knew that everytime KCR went on a fast, he'd take a (few) crore(s) to stop the tamasha. Well, I said, no point.

But what happened on Tuesday was a shame. The tank bund is one of the symbols of Hyderabad and what happened there because a few adrenalin pumped "protestors" didn't know what else to do, is probably a worse mockery of this country's petty political climate than Rabri Devi getting sworn in as CM for the first time (at that time I thought that was the biggest joke made of the country but we have had far worse scandals since then).

So the folks who thought that a separate Telangana was a good idea (at least the sensible ones) still think so? Do we really trust KCR so much to protect the interests of the Telangana people? I would be surprised if I heard a yes :( To me, it is just a stunt to create another CM position in the country and all the cabinet that goes with it so we can have a few more scams. Sad, but true.