Thursday, September 15, 2005

Interesting links aka writers block

1. Article in Newsweek on how Bush messed up the whole renovation effort.

How Bush blew it

Here is the most interesting bit:

Mike Brown, ex-head of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) who was fired by Mr. Bush after severe critcism of his handling of the relief efforts was a supervisor for horse-show judges for the International Arabian Horse Association before his appointment as the head of FEMA. Unbelievable!

2. The BBC website has this article about a revolutionary radio programme in Gujarath that exposes the corrupt. Now, why aren't such stories covered by the Indian Media? (the exception being NDTV)

Radio Raids

3. This is one of those cases of a great idea and terrible execution. BBC has launched an interactive online "election" where we get to choose the 11 people we want to rule the world. We have to elect this 11 from a short list of 100. The short list is dividied into 4 groups- Thinkers, leaders, Economists and Wild Cards.

The only condition is that our XI must include one leader, one thinker and one economist. The other eight are up to us. Great so far, but then the 100 also includes people from the arts and this includes people like Brad Pit, Kylie Minogue, David Beckham, Governor Arnie and Jennifer Lopez. HOW?!

Interestingly, as many as six Indians find themselves on the list( VS Naipaul, Amartya Sen, Ratan Tata, Anish Kapoor, Sachin Tendulkar and Shahrukh Khan ). Shahrukh? yep.

Interesting to see people like Saddam Hussein, Prabhakaran and Osama Bin Laden find places on the list. Again, why Prabhakaran?

Have fun and let me know about your list !

Online Election

PS: Just realized, there is no Manmohan Singh in the economists list. Crap. And Sharad will not be happy when he finds out Paul Wolfowitz made it. Crap again.

PPS: Google has finally released a long overdue Blog search. About time!

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Blogger P said...

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Blogger CoNfUsEd said...

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1:02 AM  
Anonymous Friend said...

Prashanth, where have all your intelligent readers gone? the ones you were talking about.. I hope you know who this. Will give you a clue : stark contrast!

1:05 AM  
Blogger AC said...

Now we know the kinda readership prashanth caters to :)

But nice links, man... and my opinion of Bush, already at ground level, has jus gone underground after Katrina...

6:14 AM  
Blogger Girl said...

Interesting links.

Hey Prashanth, put up an esoteric photo of yourself, like I have on my blog! It would be fun :P You hiding behind a guitar or something ;)

7:25 AM  
Blogger FBCAP said...

>>>> Prashanth, where have all your intelligent readers gone? the ones you were talking about..

well, i've been very busy over the last few days.nothing big, just prepwork and social service.


interesting links dude. but i hope u get over your writers blog and post on some controversial topic, the only sure fire way of increasing your hit count.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Sharad said...

yup - im not happy at all. Wonder how wolfie made it there....

9:03 AM  
Blogger P said...

Friend: Good to see you here! :) And as you can see, some of them are back.

FBCAP: Social Service?! LOL!

9:34 AM  
Blogger P said...

Beatrix: nothing can beat your snap!

AC: Long time!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Girl said...

Da! Ha, ha. :P Stop changing the subject, kid. Once I get a hang of my SLR, I can shoot you, in Jimi Hendrix-style, stubbled and smoking at Bike and Barrels, with some six-foot blonde staring right across at you. :P And you can put it up here, and sit back, legs on table, to watch your statcounter tick over in a mad frenzy.

8:13 PM  
Blogger P said...

LOL! LOL! alrite :) Let me get a good camera first!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Zira said...

Yellow sar! After a long time visting and voila.. you HAVE new posts! hehe Lots of interesting bits as always in your posts. Let me guess.. you a journo? :p

And whats the whole point of this word verification thing ya! Sucha pain.. does it really filter the spammers? jgtggh

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Blogger P said...

Zira: The spam messages are automated. SO word verification is to ensure emm..if you are a real person!

Mican: Thanks for the info. Guess you came here from pg. That was last year man!

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