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One of the sad things about being away from India is that you miss the spectacle of news channels trying to make the most unimportant and tasteless news into a delicacy that promises to change your life forever! Don’t the nostalgic flashbacks of news anchors shouting at the top of their voice never fail to bring warmth to your heart too?

So, what do all you NRIs who want to stay connected to the “pulse” of your mother India do? You type in timesofindia(dot)com. (I am deliberately avoiding a direct link to the site as I don’t want to be cursed for 3days when you will be in bed with that headache that just won’t go away!)

In a brief moment, as your life flashes before you, Times Of India website loads up. In it, you see a bunch of naked women, a few outright adult articles, a whole section of news on who killed who, who kissed who, who got naked, who didn’t get naked but is shouting foul etc etc. Somewhere in that pile of words, you will find, and I don’t promise this, a few actual “news” articles. The kind which, apart from getting you some great bedroom ideas, have the potential of changing your life.

In essence, in Times Of India world, Manmohan Singh takes a backseat; wars are boring too; and Anna Hazaare and his chums playing kabaddi with Mr. Sibal are “too routine” to make the cut. So what if world is at the brink of another financial meltdown, for the editors of Times of India, why “Mrs. Australia bares all” is just as important a news.

It is indeed saddening to see how Times Of India website which started out as an authentic source of news a few years ago has been reduced a mere tabloid in a race to garner more page views. But, I don’t blame them entirely, for we, the readers also have contributed to a large extent to its fate. I mean, Times Of India is just showing what we want to see!

I don’t have the official numbers but I can bet my dog’s food that Katrina Kaif’s sexy pics Continue reading

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[First in the series of articles under: Things The Society Doesn’t Want You To Do!]

I’m a man with a mission. I’m surfing the blogosphere to find out Indian Blogs that are cool in the real sense of the word. I find some interesting things, and then, some really crappy articles which completely blow my mind to bits. Here is my take on one of such articles. Put it in any category you like.

The original article can be found HERE: http://bit.ly/premaritalsex

The author says and I quote:

If you are having sex before marriage with someone ready for following consequences:

  • MMS
  • Compromising Pictures in public
  • Ready to listen that “My family is not ready for our marriage”
  • Pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Your neighborhood boys may have every details that how and where your boy took you for ride. (Boys loves telling their tale of bravery)
  • Be Brave . Ready to be center of attraction , Your collages and college students might look at you and laugh like anything, Some of them may ask you to come to his bed for some money.

I could simply state, and believe me I have every right to, that this is all a big pile of bullcrap. Continue reading

Another Milestone Reached!

India is home to a fast-growing population of bloggers, something that reflects the growing ‘e-wareness’ of its people. And now that there are quite a few people blogging about anything and everything, how to know if you’re getting a good deal when you visit a new blog? Simple… ASK THE VISITORS!

You don’t have to take my word… The visitors to this blog bear a testimony to the fact that they found it worth their time and energy to read some of the things that I had to offer!

In just one year, a blog that has NO ADS, NO PAY-FOR-WRITING component has become one of the most visited blog in India. It gets 500+ (unique) visitors a day and as you read this post, the total number of visitors in that last ONE year (i.e. since its launch) have reached 90,000+. The blog is called NAAM-TO-BATAO (www.arpitrao.co.nr or naamtobatao.wordpress.com) by ARPIT RAO. In case you’re wondering, this is NtB!

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No, I don’t write about Technology, Movies or any of the higher-yield (in terms of visitors) topics to get visitors. I don’t distribute illegal music or movies or videos. I don’t show pornography. I just write what I feel must be written about. As simple as that.

So, on this special occasion, I’d like to thank and congratulate everyone who’s backed me up through my first year blogging, in every which way, including just visiting NAAM-TO-BATAO.

Have fun,
ARPIT

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It is a war which was bound to happen sooner or later. Now when the SriLankan government has officially initiated the final round, the LTTE is staying put on the last 10-12 km long strip of land under its control, employing the civilians as a human-shield. This, however, has led to a widespread criticism of the government on human-rights issues.

While no one would want any innocent person killed in the struggle, as is the case with most other lesser-than-ideal situations, it is bound to happen. But what is of a greater importance is the fact that this is a fight to save the existence of SriLanka as we know it, and to prove that secessionist forces, fighting on whatever grounds they may, should not be let to succeed. The futility of LTTE’s endevours must be imprinted in the textbooks of history in bold letters for those in other countries with similar malefic intentions to see and fear. This exercise should be a lesson to the countries like India and its all-too-glorified neighbor, which even after 60 years of independence, have not managed to hold united and counter these forces.

Infact, talking about India, it makes me immensely sad that the Indian government is actually backing LTTE and asking for the SriLankan government to announce ceasefire (on the pretext of rescuing civilians). Continue reading

“I’ll be right back!”, said the clerk at a government office I visited for some work. It was 3:48pm on the clock hung right above his head on the wall behind him. Did I really have a choice but to say ok? I guess not, and so he left with a smile. Half an hour passed with me checking the time every so often, looking around in desperation, anxiously waiting for him to return. I had to get my work done before 5:00pm because if not, it could delay a lot of my other important works by days together. Naturally, I wasn’t too amused by the fact that I had to wait so long for a work that was hardly worth 5 minutes! Continue reading