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Google vs Internet Privacy - A Rant

Google Plus also compromised 500,000 accounts and is now closing down. It was a waste of money from the beginning. But they wanted to beat facebook. Ultimately, they not only sold our data, they let 3rd party apps steal data and in repentance, are closing it down. Orkut was better but they closed it to start Google Plus. Their gChat was a hit and it would have ruled until now, at least, but they closed it down to bring in Google Hangouts that nobody ever used. Now people don't need hangouts or Google Duo type of apps. Current cell technology can make video calls on its own, without the need for any app. I am sure their driverless cars venture will also be closed. Tesla motors are already on roads in autopilot mode. Google is still making cars on paper. It will be obsolete before they announce manufacturing of Google Carz. I dunno who all are funding Google and why. They waste so much money. But they make 100 times more by selling user data to networking companies and like

Idol Worship in Hinduism

On Idol Worship in Hinduism     There are several sects among Hindus too who downplay the importance of idol worship. Other religions already say that praying to idols is blasphemy. But these people are also dependent on certain symbols that they consider holy. So what's wrong if someone uses an idol (a symbolic God) to be able to connect to the Supreme? This article has been moved to Powercut Online . Read Idol Worship in Hinduism there.

Independence Day. Indeed?!

I didn't send greetings to anyone on this Independence day as I believe there is a long way to go before we celebrating such things. We got Independence from British colonial rule but most of us are still have colonial mindset. Others are suffering from British Raj hangover. IMO, nations are only imaginations. They exist today. They'll be something else tomorrow. India or Bharat varsh as they call it, was divided into many parts and finally one more part on this day. Bharatvarsh had its boundaries from Afghanistan to Burma to Ceylon. Now they are all separate countries thanks to the nexus between local leaders and British. Likewise Jinnah created a two nation theory to break remaining land into India and East & West Pakistan. East Pakistan later became Bangladesh but it was cut off Indian map anyway. If we don't learn our lesson from the past, there's already demand for Khalistan, seperation of Kashmir, and Dravid Nadu in South. Political parties are

How to manage diabetes? Some must know basic tips

Tests and Care for diabetics: How to manage diabetes and control it?         1. Diet is important. Doesn't mean diabetics have to eat grass. Consult a diabetician to create a diet plan. Switch to things that have less sugar content and high fiber content. Like brown rice (if you don't have digestion problems). Wholesale wheat and fiber rich vegetables are good. Pulses are good. Keep something light for "emergency hunger" that diabetics suffer from time to time. It is not just food craving but a signal that glucose levels are extremely low. Something sweet like cake can be considered. 2. Test feet regularly for bruises and ulcers. If any, see a diabetician as soon as possible. 3. Check for Fatty Liver. Happens to both alcoholics and non-alcoholics. Chances of NAFL are higher among women with diabetes. 4. Keep getting kidneys tested regularly. 5. Get eye tests done every six months to check for possible Glaucoma. 6. Check BP regularly to avoid heart issues

Love Thy Neighbor - The Hindu Viewpoint

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: Why almost all religions emphasize on love?   L et's see what a Hindu has to say about "Love thy neighbor." I could think of just two reasons (other than heaven and hell concept) for spreading love instead of hate. The first is the karma thing mentioned in scriptures. The second is the advaita philosophy. Let's see them in details.       This post has been moved to Powercut Online . Read Love Thy Neighbor, The Hindu Viewpoint there

Ease of doing business in India

I don't understand India improving in ease of doing business. Whose business? MNCs? Hawkers? Because average people like me are still struggling. I don't qualify for Stand Up India scheme because it's reserved for Scheduled Castes and women. I don't qualify for Startup India scheme because my business is too old. I was told the MUDRA scheme helps only with buying assets. I needed working capital. So, who actually is benefiting? International organizations? Two decades ago, when I wanted some loan for my computer training business, I went for Nehru Rozgar Scheme. I was asked to commit x% of amount sanctioned. What changed since? Labor is cheap. No doubt about that. I don't know about the single window clearance for new businesses as I didn't try. And I can try only if I relaunch my business with new name. I am not criticizing. I am not able to comprehend the process. They said the red tape has been removed. But relevant agencies keep my a

Why is the Third Front (Federal Front) is already a fail?

Third Front is the Federal Front launching in April. But there is no second front at the moment. Congress is just doing timepass under Rahul Gandhi. They are like those mosquitoes that keep humming in your ear but don't bite. Maybe they lost their sting. If you think Congress can be a good opposition, you are dreaming. The Federal Front Leader - KCR 1. The third front will be federal front and will be launched in April. This will contain regional politicians who fight each other. For example, KCR and Naidu cannot go together. B SP and SP cannot go together else Mayawati will lose her Rajya Sabha chance too. There will be a feudal war and hence the Federal Front should already be renamed Feudal Front. 2. Most of the regional parties have different ideologies and even if they come together, there will be a lot of infighting. Keep popcorn ready. 3. Besides, many regional leaders love India as a whole and won't go with leaders with bad backgroun