Crazy Engineers on UTVi

Our website Crazyengineers.com was profiled on UTVi. Here’s the video for you to look at 🙂

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/5010551?fr=yvmtf

Modi for Prime Minister

narendra-modiWith all due respect to Lal Krishna Advaniji, I would like to vote for Narendra Modi as India’s next prime ministerial candidate. If there is a man who can propel India in a position of strong hold, both economical and strength, it is him. Make him the PM and dare any one attack on us of even infiltrate our borders.

Here is a link giving you a sneak preview of the man of the future. http://narendramodi.in/pages/biography

Join me in promoting the best man to lead India. “Modi for Prime Minister!” Yay!

The native touch

Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city.In my bay in the office, I sit in the midst of a crowd with varied backgrounds and cultures. I have a mix of population from almost all the parts of the India. So understandably, we speak in a dialect of India… Hindi. I like the language and there is absolutely no qualms about not being able to speak in Marathi, my mother tongue. But as an after effect, I’m beginning to lose touch with Marathi (I have to sadly admit that as even my wife is a North Indian). So whenever I meet a native, especially some one from in and around Nagpur any where, I make it a point to speak in Marathi.

I ended up speaking a couple of Marathi sentences with a person who interviewed me today (I’m NOT looking for a job!)

What is wrong in this?

Who cares to vote?

The title is not an derogatory remark, but a genuine question. I’m still a muhajir in Mumbai… an outsider. Since I have been staying on rent for last four years and haven’t stuck around in a house for more than 10 months, I couldn’t register to vote. I couldn’t go to my hometown to cast my vote either. If I could, I would have at least done my part to correct the abysmal turnout on the polling booth.

Its a shame that a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai registers only 41% voting. Lot has been said about the intelligent common man who now knows what is ‘the right’ and what is ‘the left’ (I believe you can not classify any thing as ‘wrong’ in politics). What happened to the campaigns by shiny film stars? What happened to the ‘Lead India’ thing? Election commission had a costly brand ambassador in Aamir Khan to woo the voters? What happened to that as well?

I think too much has been politicised, publicised and filmed about the importance of voting. If you ask me, the reason behind skipping the polls is a public way of telling that I’m not interested in the process. The public is now aware and in full control of their presence or absence from the polling booths. It is but a surreptitious hint to the Election commission to tell them that we DO NOT believe in the current democratic set up. There are too many parties and too many ideologies. For that matter there are too many leaders too useless. This is but a signal to the parties saying “We vote Nobody!”

Having said that, however, whether abstaining polls and letting them know what we care about is the right thing or not is the big question that goes unanswered.