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Meeting with Syed, the Internet Guy

In India we often name people according to their profession. Like someone selling aloo or potatoes becomes aloowala meaning potato guy. Same goes for rickshaw wala (a man who drives rickshaws).

I was having serious issues due to insufficient speed due to a shared connection. It was not the fault of the people sharing it. When the speed is high, the fair usage limit (read miser speed limit) needs to be high. Unfortunately, the download limit was low and so after exhausting it in a couple of days, the rest of the month we would just be sharing a 512KB connection. That is completely inadequate for my needs. Hence, I was forced to order for a new connection.

I called up the local DSL network operator. If you are not familiar with how things work in India - these are small cable operators who buy bandwidth from the ISPs and then themselves rent out small bits at a time. Hence they get them at a bargain. We get them cheaper than other players in the market. The only downside? Support. That…

Fighting My Fear with Exposure Therapy

I am afraid of a number of things. Of the irrational fears I have, the fear of surgery is paramount. So this Saturday I decided to subject myself to some exposure therapy. What I basically planned was that I will sit down and watch a particularly grisly surgery on youtube and not black out.

For many of you it might sound as easy and simple. But not for me. Indeed, I subjected myself to a number of torture-exploitation films just to overcome my fear. Funny thing is, I could watch Hostel I, or Hostel II and even ‘A Serbian Film’ without batting an eyelid but when it came to a real hospital environment I freak out. Possibly the idea of ‘this is not real’ kept me from feeling sick.
So I went over to Youtube and decided to watch a brain surgery where a group of doctors would remove a brain tumor while the patient is only locally anesthetized. I got myself a piece of paper and a pencil to write down about the impulses I feel. Also having something to do also meant that it will keep me slight…

Hypnotic Crusader Unearths Sarabjit Mystery

Rajesh Ahuja is one of the top journalists that India has been able to produce. Now he has come up with a startling piece of information that he and only he has been able to unearth. Hopefully a great controversy will now be put to death. So lets try to unearth this revolutionary discovery and the mystery man (turned superman) behind it.

On the quest for truth, our crusader journalist hunted down an 'intelligence official' who admitted he worked for the RAW! He apparently either refused to give up his identity or our crusader is keeping it secret to keep the whistle-blower safe and sound. Now lets pack the 'facts' that our mighty knight discovered.

One - this ex-RAW man admitted (under interrogation???!!!) that Sarabjit Singh worked under him to fulfill operations in Pakistan. Lets call this ex-RAW man Yudi - short form of Yudisthir. He has also been mentioned as the 'external intelligence agency's chief as well'.

Two - Let me quote Yudi now,"Sarabjit was…