Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

To VP Bloggers

Hey Guys,
Just got back to the computer after a long break. Reason being the signal from the ISP is very weak at times and also needed to extend the length of the LAN cable so at to extract a better signal. Have a feeling that aim has not been achieved, as I find that I still have to disconnect/connect many a time till I get some response from the remote computer. So much for IT, Hi-Tech, WI-Fi and what have you in India. A country that boasts of 9% growth in GDP and leader of the IT industry in the world. They still cannot provide you with a decent signal so that you stay online.
This is my first time on this new Blogger and I still gotta get a hang of it, but I hope that Virtual Poona gets back in action and things were like they used to be. Mike if you read this please tell Pom that Xara (Angie's daughter) is visiting Bangkok & Thailand from 4th Jan 2007 for about 10 Days. Would he kindly send or provide his phone number just in case she may need help. Thanks buddy.
Rusty (Nayles)

India reacts to Saddam's death

Some images from Yahoo


Tuesday, December 26, 2006


The ultimate King of Funkiness finally made it out of this world and on
to the
next ! James Brown passed away early on Christmas Day 2006
at the age of 73.

Michael Jackson, Prince, Miles Davis, Bootsy Collins,
Jimi Hendrix
and Maceo Parker are just some of the superstars
he influenced.

You can check out his details at Wikipedia ,
the BBC online and of course YouTube videos
like this one

Saturday, December 23, 2006

How Have You Bean ?

Dear Family and Friends :

It's the most wonderful time of the year......
for some of us......

Many, many thanks for the Birthday greetings
and all the Friendship, Love and support
throughout the year.

Hope the spirit of this Season fills your hearts
with Goodwill, Peace and Happiness, and that
you have a blessed, prosperous and fun New Year !

Love, Luck and all that,

Mike/ Rudy

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Yamuna Gently Weeps

Released in September 2006, Ruzbeh Bharucha's
Yamuna Gently Weeps is both a documentary and
book on slum demolitions through the eyes of the
Yamuna Pushta (Delhi) episode of 2004, where the
High Court ordered demolition of 40,000 homes.

India Together's Anuradha Miraji
chatted with
Bharucha on the film
and his take on filmmaking.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Warning to the West

West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance:

Sun Nov 26, 5:32 AM ET
from Yahoo News

Western nations must prepare for a future dominated by China
and India, whose rapid economic rise will soon fundamentally
alter the balance of power, former World Bank chief James
Wolfensohn has warned.

Wealthy countries were failing to understand the impact of
the invevitable growth of the two Asian powerhouses, Wolfensohn
said in the 2006 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture at the University
of New South Wales at the weekend.

"It's a world that is going to be in the hands of these
countries which we now call developing," said Australian-born
Wolfensohn, who held the top job at the global development bank
for a decade until last year.
Print Story: West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn on Yahoo! News

Scott Carney

Following up on a previous post.....

Scott Carney has a widely-read blog that covers the path
India faces in today's Tech-driven world.
The link below caught my eye because I witnessed
first-hand much of what he writes of.....for better
or for worse:
Trailing Technology: Sadhus, Hippies and Old-Fashioned Junkies: Drug Culture in India

My MySpace is spaced out 2

There's much to be said and done here and at
my space at MySpace, like the Blogging at

Virtual Subservient Programmer

Click the link below, type in a single word like
sleep, jump, eat, etc. into the box.

A link is instantly created for you to click on.

Now you can watch your command being
carried out via Windows Movie Player.

Too neat !!

At your Command