Debashish Chakrabarty, a Software Consultant based at Pune, has been on the Internet since the “geocities” days but opened his Blogger account in October 2002. Apart from this blog he also maintains a Hindi blog NuktaChini.

Pessimistic Java

Extreme Programming (XP) founder Kent Beck quips in an interview: “Java is so pessimistic. You have this compiler saying–I'm not sure this program isn't going to run so I won't run it.–I find that attitude disturbing in a program. I notice that the safety in pessimistic languages is an illusion.”

Google gag

David Pescovitz has made this funny post. Go to, type in “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” and hit the “I'm Feeling Lucky” button. (Don't close the ensuing page, read it carefully).

Middle-age chakra

The other day I was watching “Freaky Chakra” on Star Movies. Well I am not writing a review here (in any case the movie was altogether too puerile to pen a review on). I had seen the “ooh” TV promos before and was amazed at Deepti Naval's stupid escapades as Ms Thomas. Doing love-scenes with a kid, […]

We learnt nothing from past follies

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s China Visit had to be hyped keeping the ensuing Polls in mind. And India media, in its frenzy, fulfilled BJPs ambitions in all innocence. A respected journalist Inder Malhotra rightly pointed out: “As has happened all too often in the past and is most certain to be repeated in the […]

Infrastructure improvement should be top priority of MP government: Arun Maheshwari

Not many Indorians may be aware that Indore is home to one of the largest software and services companies in the world 25% of whose sales go to the US Government. A CMM Level-5 company, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) India Pvt. Ltd., ably steered by its Managing Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Arun […]

Microsoft: Hard Community Policy

Arjun Ram says Microsoft has been doing the community stuff better and much earlier than Many company employees have a blog now. Mary Jo Foley tells that “Microsoft has no official policy on corporate blogging”. She has carried these comments made by Microsoft employee Scoble in his blog: I think executives who weblog (particularly […]