With Aaron Swartz, open internet has died a death!

It will be extremely hard to forget one of the most talented and extremely passionate personalities that our generation has seen. RIP Aaron Swartz, a person who always fought for an open internet, social justice.

Even though I do not agree with the means Aaron Swartz adopted to fight social injustice – but pressurizing someone who was so brave into committing a suicide is just not acceptable. Shame on DoJ and MIT administration for prosecuting Aaron like a terrorist!

I completely agree with and endorse this WaPo piece that remembers him as an American hero. You will always be remembered, Aaron!

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Delhi gang-rape: The fight against rape has only started

Note: these words are not anywhere close to the level of anger (and shame and frustration) that I feel while writing.

This happened. India got ashamed of itself.

Death is the only appropriate for such heinous and inhuman crime where the victim is left to live with insurmountable number of physical and even worse, emotional scars. I support the capital punishment to instil the fear in the minds of potential criminals but would it ever make the problem go away? Have murders stopped since we introduced the capital punishment?
Death penalty, to me, is just a part of the solution! Continue reading

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Still not too late to act against SOPA!

Today – marked by Go Daddy (the largest internet web-hosting service) retracting its support for SOPA – is the day I’ve chosen to extend my personal appeal against this evil act

Being more than a network, Internet is something that has brought the world together. It is widely regarded as the epitome of free speech and non-discrimination. We all have thrived, learned and shared on internet like nothing else in our lives. And SOPA is out to destroy it! Continue reading

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Test cricket (& cricket in overall) needs innovation!

As soon as the recent SA-Aus test series was finished, the tears for test cricket started rolling out. More than the anticipation of Sachin’s 100th 100, the discussion about test cricket’s future pisses me off – the lovers of cricket in its ‘pure’ form blame it on poor management (particularly in India), neglect towards test cricket, T-20 (especially IPL), and over-supply of cricket these days. Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street – not worth it (at least, not yet)

With Occupy Wall Street protests spreading across the country, it’s hard to ignore it. Although it’s a peaceful expression of anguish & despair against the Wall Street & the White house, I’m not too excited about it. Here’s why: Continue reading

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