Monday, May 4, 2015


Few days ago I and @bruno had a argument on TRAI making public the Email ID s and contents of 1 million Plus Indian citizens .Here are few thoughts of mine .

TL;DR : change your mail password first if you have sent mail to TRAI

What is Net neutrality ?

 The Telco s and ISP s want to charge us based on sevices or OTT services eg:facebook ,whatsapp,youtube,vine etc will be charged separately or the companies which pay tot he ISP s will get their services free to customer their rival applications will be ignored

What is in it for us ?
  Though it looks attractive We will pay more to use our favorite /necessary apps ,we will lose the choice to use ,Monopoly of few big companies and last but not least we will lose privacy (we will see in detail).

Why the Telco s doing this ?
   The analog is going out and digital is going more digital THE INTERNET is gaining more mileage and Traditional voice is phasing out so the telecoms are losing the grip and companies like Facebook ,google and the likes are taking over the VOICE via Internet so its the classical territory fight .

What is TRAI s Role in it ?
    Telecom Regulatory authority of India  is the single decisive authority for all voice and data related policies in INDIA and TRAI has to Decide on the OTT plans proposed by ISP s read Airtel,Reliance etc

What had TRAI did to generate outrage among netizens ?
    TRAI has given an option to get public opinion before April 24 2015 and many campaigns were run in support of netneutrality and over 1 million plus mails have been sent to TRAI in support of netneutrality and in April 28 TRAI has relaesed all the mails with content and mail ID in clear text .Yes clear text !!!
    According to Bruno this was done for transparency or Read as fearing RTI ,TRAI has doxed millions of his countries citizens anticipating fear ? someone might ask these details through RTI    
though as per my opinion they can scrub sensitive data citing personal details but Bruno differs and cites a reference which says incoming calls to a Government office is official and can be released to public ,though how an Email ID and phone number is equal is highly debatable

What is the Impact of TRAI releasing the Mail ID s ?
   EMail ID is not just used to send and recieve mails but almost everything under the sun has become dependent on mails and mail ID s are as sensitive as your ATM pin .here are few example mail ID is used for Play store /itunes login,E-commerce sites,Business/work,Cloud application logins,banking notifications and so on

Whats the deal ?

     In the parallel world called Darknet ,there are people who go by the name Black hats hacker collect email address and sell it for money .

Why do people bother about paying money to just email IDs ?
    Well there are lot of people whose profession we are not aware of identity theft is a major market now also Cyber espionage Thanks to Edward Snowden  .In good old days people used to spy on others by bribing or seducing which is called HUMINT now it is difficult also not needed as entire details of an individual can be pulled from Internet and social media .

What are the potential things that can be done using mail ID ?
Government:  Our government runs a CMS  which snoops on every internet packet ,If im vocal on any issues against any policies of government i will be marked snooped to get details for character assasination and arrested or assasinated example mahrashtra arrests for a FB post and like ,Few Activists whose sex life shenanigans outed to mute their public voice .Thanks to wikileaks and Jeremy hammond we now know that Mega banks Like BoFA and others spied on OWS .

Corporates : Every company now snoops on its employees and its rivals employees to get confidential data ,Example -Reliance getting the budget data from ministers office before it went to parliment and Stratfor spied on activists in Bhopal.corporate companies hire private intelligence companies like Stratfor ,Palantir etc

Black hats: They use it for stealing credit card data,social engineering,hack social media account identity,spearfish,spam ,harvest the IP address to insert a malware and use it for DDOS and C&C purposes

Foreign governments :
    Thanks to Chelsea manning ,wikileaks and Edward snowden we now know Government kills people based on Metadata ex CIA chief micheal hayden said that  and our email ID is the gateway to get the metadata .

Agencies like NSA ,GCHQ etc will look out for potential targets in other countries they will hack into random mail servers and harvest the mail ID s and social engineer it to figure out the owners of mail IDs .For example right now they got my mail id from TRAI and that is my primary mail ID it is associated with my Social media accounts ,mobile devices ,banking accounts ,work related applications so they social engineer me by sending a friend request to me in facebook ,connection in linkedin,chat request in yahoo and based on my activity send a mail to me with a spearfish link and will try hard to get into my system to get my work related data ,If im a third party contractor to any government organisations they will try to get into the organisation with my credentials .That is called cyber espionage

Government agencies like NSA ,GCHQ ,isreal intelligence,china cyber military etc are few of them who have dedicated programs  for this .

These are the things we now know what can be done with Email id thanks to anonymous,LULZSEC ,jeremy hammond,Edward snowden,wikileaks ,chelsea manning,Glenngreenwald and aaron swartz .

References :
citizen four -a documentary by laura poitras
No place to hide -glenn greenwald

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A murder ,outrage and Few questions

Uma Maheshwari just another ordinary girl who finished college and entered into the IT stream with loads of dreams was Raped and Brutally murdered just feats away from her work place .With the usual negligence of police to take complaint the Smell from decaying corpse led to the eventual arrest of the suspects and outrage of IT and NON IT people ,Now based on News on MSM and social media I have few doubts on the issue since i also work on the same field  and spent better part of my life in the place where the incident took place .

Disclaimer :
 This post is intended for having healthy discussion and not usual male chauvinistic and Racist comments.

Few questions :
 1.Whats with the mentality of when a girl is missing why the hell she should have eloped and even the parents say it is not so ,should everyone bribe for just taking a complaint .

2. Uma went alone after work at 10.20 PM is that wrong  ? no but what about CAB facility I know that there is no public transport in the place at that time and it is at least a Kilometer or so from the road to have a transport  .Did the countries Largest IT firm missed out on basic things like transport  ? what about  shuttle services to next place where public transport is available

3.What is the Role of SIPCOT here why they didnt have any surveillance in the place ,for people who dont know the place where murder happened is the Entrance to SIPCOT which houses major IT firms and holds at least a Lakh or so people .The distance is about two kilometers and it s  a lone road with little or no humans or buildings for safety ,what about the traditional Watch tower/watchmen or at least a outdoor surveillance camera on the pathway.

4.why the SIPCOT has not  provided or made as mandate for a shuttle service from end to end of their premises ,I know it is very hard to go inside without your own personal vehicle after 8 PM ,Public transport is rare and Autos are loot even in the day time .

5.What is the safety and security measures taken by TCS for employees ,Is there any harassment cell ,what about SOS numbers ,what is the training given to employees regards any emergency

6.There is a unofficial report which says Uma s request for CAB was rejected because of error in cost center ,Is it true ? if it is true the guy who designed the Site should be punished immediately  why the hell should employee care about cost center .

7.What is the action taken by States Labour department ,sudden flurry of migrant workers int he recent years and  what is done to regulate them ?

Now the bad thing has happened  lets at least question ourselves and prevent it in future I'm sure many of them in My list is either newly married or going to marry soon and we all want a Working wife and safety of them is in our hands .Working is night shifts is not bad it has become a mandate and part of our life lets just be careful Men/women neither of them are safe in this world and we dont live in Manhattan or Europe, Few things which are simple can save our life which is priceless

When going home from night shift 
  i) book a cab and go
 ii) go in groups at least two it is not very difficult to find a collegue leaving premise on same time
iii)be vigilante when you are travelling alone No earphones ,keep your mobile up and running ,keep a speed dial handy
iv) keep a friend /parent informed about your whereabouts I have a friend as my 911 wherever I go be it Chennai/hyderabad/mumbai or Chengalpet .
v) keep your safety officer /TL/PM informed when you suspect anything inside or outside workplace .During my previous stint with a Fortune company I have lot of friends in safety department and I have known many cases of Bullying to Road safety been reported and taken care of

Related News:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Aaron Swartz -Internets Own Boy (1986-2013)

Today is the day Our Internets OWN boy died a Year ago not many of us will know Who is Aaron swartz and why he's been mourned after a year by a guy who is in a third world country and not related to him in any way .

Here is a Wikipedia article :
Aaron Swartz

Why He is called Internets own boy ?

Aaron at the Age of 15 was involve deeply in the development of Semantic web and RSS protocol ,In 2001 at that time i was also 15 and was probably pissing in pants but Aaron developed RSS .Anyone who uses Internet ,blogs knows the importance and how RSS improves their web experience .Aaron was on the board of wikipedia ,founder of PACER (online database which gave free access to US court document for free to public ),Co-owner of Reddit (hot social news site) and many more things which are not big and famous Aaron throught his life contributed to improvement of Internet and make data free to all and make Internet a free and Independent medium.

Why Aaron is Different from millions of other Internet Users ?

   Aaron constantly believed in transparency and openness and he loved Internet and believed Technology can bring a change .While he is a co-oener of Reddit which is a hot and happening Social media site now in the likes of Facebook ,Aaron left it and worked on PACER,Deaddrop,creative commons and involved in Digital activism and politics in Real life .He is a open supporter of wikileaks,FOSS,Transparent web and spearheaded the anti SOPA,PIPA and ensured that THE INTERNET is free and not aunder anyones control . 

This video is a must watch for Everyone aaron himself explains about the dangers of giving control of internet to governments Aaron always wanted the knowledge to be free and everyone should access the data for free ,He himself has given all his scholary articles for free with CC rights he was furious when he learnt that US judiciary documents can be downloaded for a fee he paid for the documents downloaded it and hosted it in a website for free also he was pissed off to hear that the MIT world renowned university has locked the scholary papers of Researches/students aaron went to the university and with his credentials he downloaded all the docunents with his legitimate credentials but MIT chose to Prosecute Aaron for massive download and pressed charges against CFAA . It may look like a samll case but US secret service got involved and Aaron was torched Pscyhcologically and was made to run between courts and was under surveillance from US secret service and was facing 30 + years of jail ,all these for just downloading articles which is free to all and illegally restricted to public by a university not the other way around .Aaron hanged himself the same day last year from the sheer pressure US federal government imposed on him and few of us believe that Aaron commited suicide because he dont want to get prosecuted and out his comrades ala Wikileaks & anonymous .Wikileaks has openly addimited that aaron might have been a source to them and few belive aaron might be involved in anonymous movements also .

What we should do now ?

Aaron has showed us the path and it is upto us to carry the torch The Internet is the only free ,transparent and open media in our time and knowledge and data should be made free to all.corporates should not be allowed to take control of Internet and Government should not be allowed to Use Internets as SPY media .I encourage everyone to share knowledge for free to all in their own fields be it a technical paper presentation or a book upload it in internet with CC and make it free .

Febraury 11 is the day to Remember  all of us should unite to take back our internet and honour Aaron

The day we fight back  

Please donate to any of the organisations they are fighting on our behalf and the enemy is mighty governments and these are the organisations aaron was associated



Finally as I told on Facebook Aaron is all about giving Knowledge free to others and Herewith I have hosted some of the Free books on topics I know

Litreture :
100 short stories -Tamil 

Non -Fiction:

Digital Photography :
Digital photography basics

Tropical Fish Aquarium :

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Life of Pi - Review

Life of Pi என்ற படம் இந்தியாவில் எடுக்கப்பட்டதாகவும் எடுத்தவர் ஆங்  லீ  என்றும் துவிட்டரில் @sudhishkamath கூறியவுடன் ஆர்வம் தொற்றிகொண்டது ,அதுவும் சுதிஷின் பேட்டி  மற்றும் சத்யம் திரைஅரங்கிற்கு  லீ வந்தது உலகநாயகன் கமலுடன்  விஜய் தொலைக்காட்சி பேட்டி ஆகியவை மேலும் ஆர்வத்தை தூண்ட  யான் (yaan martel) மர்டேளுடைய  புத்கத்தை படித்தேன் அது இன்னும் சுவாரசியமாக இருக்க எப்படி இந்த கதையை திரைக்கு  கொண்டு வர போகிறார்கள் என்ற ஆர்வம்  தலைக்கேரிவிட்டது .

  லைப் அப் பை இந்தியாவில் வெளியான முதலே வார கடைசியில் போய் விட வேண்டும் என்று புக் செய்ய முற்பட்டேன் பல அலுவல்கள் காரணமாக டிசம்பர் 9 ஆம்  தேதி தான் காண முடிந்தது ,ஹைதராபாத் ஐமேக்ஸ் அரங்கிற்குள் நுழைந்தவுடன்  தெரிந்தது பல சிறு குழந்தைகளும் நிறைய பேர் குடும்பத்துடனும் வந்திருப்பது ,குழந்தைகளின் சிரிப்பு  மற்றும் குதுகலம் என்னையும் தொற்றிக்கொள்ள விளம்பரம் முடிந்து பெயர் மற்றும் ஆரம்பக்கட்சியில் வாய்  பிளக்க ஆரம்பித்தவன்  தான் அதுவும் அந்த பின்னணி இசை வாவ் ,நாவலில் வருவது போன்றே கனடாவில் இருந்து ஆரம்பிக்கிறது, லீ மிக சாமர்த்தியமாக அறிவியல் வாத்தியாரை பையின் தந்தையாக மாற்றி விட்டார், அந்த ஆரம்ப மதம் பற்றிய காட்சிகள் கொஞ்சம் அறுவை தான் ஆனால் அதில் தான் பையுடைய ஜீவன் இருக்கிறது .என்னை பொறுத்தவரை Life of Pi மொத்த கதையுமே God Vs Science தான் அதிலும் முடிவை நம்மளிடமே  விடும் கமலஹாசதனமான ஒரு நாவல் .லீ ஒவ்வொரு சின்ன விசயத்திற்கும் (detail)எடுத்திற்கும் கவனம் பிரமிக்கதக்கது தமிழ் மற்றும் இந்திய இயக்குனர்கள் கற்றுக்கொள்ள வேண்டியது ,எங்கோ  தைவானில்  பிறந்தவர் மூனார்  மற்றும் தமிழ் இசை மற்றும் உச்சரிப்பில்  கவனம் செலுத்தும்போது இங்கே மும்பையில் படத்தில் உபயோகிக்கும் அலட்சிய தமிழ் வேதனைபடுத்துகிறது .

 அந்த புலியை அறிமுகபடுத்தும்  காட்சியில் பையின் தந்தை வந்து மிருங்களை அதுவும் வனத்தில் இருந்து வந்த மிருகங்களிடம் எப்படி ஜாக்கிரதையாக இருக்கவேண்டும் என்று புரியவைப்பதற்காக ஒரு ஆட்டை புலியிடம் விட்டு அதை தன மகன்களை பார்க்க வைப்பார் இந்த காட்சி வரும் பொது அடடா சிறு குழந்தைகள் இருக்கிறார்களே அவர்கள் இந்த வன்முறை பாதிக்குமே என்று நினைக்கும் போதே மிகவும் கட்சிதமாக  (cut shot)அந்த காட்சியை முடித்திருப்பார் அங்கு தான் ஆங்  லீ ஆஸ்கார் வாங்கிய படங்களை எடுத்தவர் என்று நிருபித்துவிட்டார் .
                                அந்த கப்பல் கவிழும் காட்சி மற்றும் எப்படி அந்த வரிக்குதிரை மற்றும் பை அந்த உயிர்க்காப்பு படகில்  (life boat) வந்தார்கள் என்ற காட்சிபடுத்துதல் அபாரம்  அந்த கழுதை புலியை வரிப்புலி கொல்லும்  காட்சி 3D யின் உச்சம் . பிறகு அந்த புலியுடன் பை ஒரு காஸ்ட் அவேவாக (caste away ) பயணிக்கும் காட்சிகள் எல்லாம் ஒரு தன்னம்பிக்கை மிக்க மனிதனையே காட்டுகிறது மனிதனின் ஆறாவது அறிவும் மனிதன் மிருகத்திடமிருந்து  எங்கு வேறுபடுகிறான் என்பதே இந்த படலம் ,நாம் நினைத்தால் எதைவேண்டுமானாலும் சாதிக்க முடியும் என்பது தான் சாராம்சம் அதை மிக அழகாக  காட்சிபடுதிள்ளனர் மத்தபடி அந்த டொராடோ (dorado fish ),திமிங்கலம்,கோலா மீன் (flying fish),tiger shark,டால்பின்,ஒளிரும் ஜெல்லி மீன்  போன்றவற்றை காட்சிபடுத்திருப்பது இயற்கையை ரசிப்பவர்களுக்கு  விருந்து  ,சிறு குழந்தைகளுக்கு இயற்கை தாயின் அற்புதங்களை அறிமுகபடுத்துகிறது அந்த பாசிகளால் ஆனா தீவை எப்படி காண்பிப்பார்கள் என ஒரு ஆர்வம் இருந்தது என் எதிர்பார்ப்பிற்கு மேலே இருந்தது என்றே சொல்ல வேண்டும் கடைசி ஒரு அரை மணி நேரம் magical  realism  தான் 3D ல் நல்ல அனுபவம் அதுவும் என்னை மாதிரி கடல் சார் ரசிகர்களுக்கு விருந்து தான் ஆ என்று நான் வாய்பிளந்து எந்த படத்தையும் பாத்ததில்லை இதுவரை நன்றி ang  lee .புலியை CG ல்  உருவாக்கியது பசிபிக் பெருங்கடலை தண்ணி தொட்டியை வைத்து கொண்டுவந்தது போன்றவை பிரமிப்பு.
                           அந்த கடைசி கிளைமாக்ஸ் காட்சில் வரும் இந்த கதையை என்னால் நம்பமுடியாது நம்பும்படியாக எதாவது சொல் என்பது காலங்காலமாக கடவுள் Vs அறிவியல் தர்க்கமாக என்னால் பார்க்கமுடிகிறது முடிவை அவரவர் விருபதிற்கே விட்டுவிட வேண்டியது தான் .கடவுள் பக்தி மற்றும் துணை இருந்ததால் தான் பையால் இத்தனை நாள் பசிபிக் பெருங்கடலில் உயிர் வாழ முடிந்தது என கடவுள் பக்தயுள்ளவர்களும் ,அந்த survival guide மற்றும் பையின் புத்திசாலித்தனம் (மீன் ,ஆமை,பாசி ,குடிநீர் ஆகிவற்றை சேமிக்கும் முறை )தான் அவனை காப்பாற்றியது என்று பகுத்தறிவாளர்கள் எடுத்துகொள்ளலாம்  .

                                          குழந்தைகளையும்,குடும்பங்களையும் திரை அரங்கிற்கு கொண்டுவந்ததற்கு நன்றி ஆங்  லீ

 Life of pi- Journey into a magical realism  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

President Obama victory speech 2012

OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.
I want to thank every American who participated in this election. Whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.

By the way, we have to fix that.

Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone. Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.

I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign.
We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud   tonight.
In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.
I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America's happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.
And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.
Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady.
Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you're growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom.
And I'm so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog's probably enough.
To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics...
The best. The best ever. Some of you were new this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.
But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.
You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you've done and all the incredible work that you put in.
I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests. But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you'll discover something else.
You'll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who's working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.
You'll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who's going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.
You'll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.
That's why we do this. That's what politics can be. That's why elections matter. It's not small, it's big. It's important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.
That won't change after tonight, and it shouldn't. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.
But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America's future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers.
A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.
We want to pass on a country that's safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this -- this world has ever known.
But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war, to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being. We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant's daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.
To the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner.
To the furniture worker's child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president -- that's the future we hope for. That's the vision we share. That's where we need to go -- forward.
That's where we need to go.
Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It's not always a straight line. It's not always a smooth path.
By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.
And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.

Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.
You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. Reducing our deficit. Reforming our tax code. Fixing our immigration system. Freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We've got more work to do.
But that doesn't mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America's never been about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That's the principle we were founded on.
This country has more wealth than any nation, but that's not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that's not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that's not what keeps the world coming to our shores.
What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth.
The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That's what makes America great.
I am hopeful tonight because I've seen the spirit at work in America. I've seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.
I've seen it in the soldiers who reenlist after losing a limb and in those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.
I've seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.
And I saw just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.
I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father's story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.
And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That's who we are. That's the country I'm so proud to lead as your president.
And tonight, despite all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I've never been more hopeful about our future.
I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
America, I believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try.
I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.
And together with your help and God's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.
Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

பிறந்த நாள்

வீட்டிலிருந்து தொலைதூரத்தில்
பெற்றோரின் அரவணைப்பின்றி
நண்பர்களின் கேளிக்கைகளின்றி
மடியில் சாய துணையுமின்றி
என்றோ சாதிக்க போகும்
வாழ்வை தேடி
அகவை கூட கவலைகளும் கூட
யாருமில்லா சிறு அறையில்
கழிகிறது இந்த பிறந்த நாள்
இந்த நாளும் இன்னொருநாளே

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

உபுண்டு உலவிகளில் தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் சரியாக தெரியவைப்பது எப்படி

நான் சில காலமாக உபுண்டு பயன்படுத்த தொடங்கினேன் எல்லாம் சரியாக இருந்தாலும் நெருப்பு நரியில் தமிழ் எழுத்துருக்கள் சரியாக தெரிய வில்லை வாசிப்பதற்கு மிக கடினமாக இருந்தது .எனவே முதலில் நான் குரோமியம் ப்ரௌசெர் நிறுவி பார்த்தேன் அதிலும் அதே பிரச்சனை தான் எனவே tamil-ttf எழுத்துருக்களை நிறுவி பார்த்தேன் அப்பொழுதும் சரியாகவில்லை .எனவே கூகுளே ஆண்டவரிடம் சரணடைந்தேன் அதில் நான் கண்டுபிடித்த தீர்வை சுலபமாக இங்கே தருகிறேன் .

தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் வலைபக்கத்தின் உள்பகுதியில் மட்டும் சரியாக தெரியாமல் இருக்கும் இந்த மாதிரி

இது எதனால் ஏற்படுகிறது என்றால் Lohit Tamil என்கிற எழுத்துருவை உலவி தேடும் போது அது கிடைக்காமல் freesans ,freeserif போன்ற எழுத்துருவை பயன்படுத்துவதால் .இதற்கு என்ன செய்ய வேண்டும்

முதலில் ttf-tamilfonts எழுத்துருக்களை நிறுவ வேண்டும் எப்படி நிறுவுவது
1. டெர்மினல் சென்று sudo apt-get install ttf-tamil-fonts
2.synaptic package manager சென்று ttf-tamil-fonts தேடி நிறுவலாம் பின்னர்
usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont இந்த இடத்திற்கு போய் FreeSans.ttf,FreeSerif.ttf ஆகியவை இருக்கிறதா என்று சரிபார்த்துவிட்டு டெர்மினல் சென்று sudo apt-get remove ttf-freefont கொடுக்கவும் இதனால் gnome இற்கு எந்த பாதிப்பும் வராது.அதன் பிறகு எல்லா உலவிகளிலும் தெளிவாக தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் தெரியும்.

tamil ezhuthuru