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The more I surf the net, the more I realize what a treasure chest it is. One just needs a good connection, preferably a cable connection because in India, no matter who the service provider is, TCP/IP connection is and I feel will remain insufficient to tap the full potential of Internet. There are so many softwares that can be downloaded, not all of them pirated or violating some law and put to good use. There are softwares like Open Office (to name only one) that are as good as, if not better than Microsoft Office, and they come free and can be freely downloaded from the net. Then there is the mother, or maybe father (I'm never sure of the gender with which to refer the softwares) of the free software movement and probably the most famous of them all, LINUX!! I've not had a chance to use it - yet, but as far as my knowledge goes, it's a terrific software and I'm just dying to get my hands on a copy. I could have arranged for a copy earlier also but then, I don't …
Today I saw the movie "The Net" staring Sandra Bullock [hope I got the spelling right!! if I didn't, plz don't mind Sandra ;-)] and a guy I don't know name of. Anyways, the stars are not important considering what I've got to say. Well, the movie was about how someone with malicious intentions can use the net and other resources to change out lives, which is increasingly becoming more and more dependant on the net. The population of India, yet, is not as dependent on the net as the people of the so-called "Developed countries" are. So, I guess we don't have much to worry about in the near future. But considering the speed with which we are going online for everything, wouldn't it be better if proper safety measures were put in place while the net is still in it's "Infancy" India?? I just hope that the people who have the power to make this happen, namely the politicians and the ministers - most of whom happen to be illiterate i…
I wonder if anybody bothers to read my logs, even though initially I had mailed the link to a few. I won't blame if anybody initially got hooked to my logs and then left it, because I rarely bother to update it. Actually the log has been just another of my fancy whims and fantasies that take over me from time to time. And what's more, when I do update it, mostly the stuff is stolen - received by me in mails or other such source. The poem that I had pasted is one good example that comes to my mind.

Anyways, now on to serious stuff. I hope not to steal anymore, except occasionally - like this time around. Recently, while searching for information on Dhirubhai Ambani, I stumbled upon a log named "Rumbling Ramblings", written by Gaurav Sabnis - a student of IIM Lucknow and a resident of Pune, I think, as far as I was able to make out from his logs. Though I've gone thru a few other logs (none of them was an accidental stumbling or a find like this one) but I take the …
A FOREVER FRIEND:

Sometimes in life,
you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.

Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.
This is Forever Friendship.

When you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
Your forever friend lifts you up in spirit
and makes that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.

Your forever friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
If you turn and walk away,
your forever friend follows.
If you lose your way,
your forever friend guides you
and cheers you on.

Your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a friend,
you feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
You have a forever friend for life,
and forever has no end.

"A…