Thursday, January 18, 2007

Avar great Kantri

If you are living under some illusion that there are intelligent people who will take care of governing India in the future - take a look at this.
The President of India asks a question on Yahoo answers. One can argue that this may not be the appropriate forum to ask it - but hey! to be fair to him he was looking for an 'out-of-box' answer and I am willing to give him some benefit of doubt.
But the 'marana pethal' that follows is unbelievable. Starting from Vijayanthi IPS, one after the other 'big shot' personality gives, imprecise, emotionally unstable, gooey, childish, mind-blowingly-immature, preachy, nonsensical, ovely-sentimental drivel as answers. It seems like the intellegensia of our country has been replaced by Bollywood 'dayalock' writers. I couldn't read beyond the first five responses, I had to quickly poke myself with a crowbar to distract myself from dullness of the answers. So let me know if you find one answer that could have actually been written by an adult.
The 'Greatest Idiot in the World Competition' recruiters have moved from cricket stadiums, where they were enticing 'indiyan cricket fans expressing lofty opinions on Indiyan kiriket to some network TV ', to set up camp in Yahoo answers. The candidate pool here is awesome.
p.s: I really think its a stage managed Yahoo advt.

13 comments:

thepsychologic said...

Click on 'Report Abuse' and in the abuse category they have 'Spam and Advt.' :)

Anonymous said...

where do i start? its a stupid question to start with .. it is indeed shocking to me that the President of India would have to ask such a question in a public forum ..

well, may be at best, it gets people thinking about how to resolve terrorism .. which is slightly better than people not thinking about resolving terrorism ..

It has about 11000+ responses already .. and how is anyone going to make sense out of all the crap that people have written ..

but here are some out-of-the-box answers ..
1. Understand the terrorist
2. Do not rule out a compromise
3. Bring the terrorist to the negotiating table ..
4. If all else fails, there is no way out: declare war (financial, military, cultural) and do your best to win, cos if you don't, the terrorist will.

gosh, whats all the freaking fuss about?

-SR

I said...

Nuke Mecca would be my solution

Deepa said...

Leander, of whom I am a big fan, starts off with religion and says we are a judgmental society and I stopped reading the other responses.

Anonymous said...

Bharat, what answer to that question would have excited you?
And
what do you want to achieve out of saying that somebody is a stupid, very common in most of the posts on this blog.

Hawkeye said...

/* what do you want to achieve out of saying that somebody is a stupid */

why do you think I should 'achieve' something?

(i know who u are)

Ram said...

Having been involved in Y! Answers, I know that they stage such events to increase the awareness for their product with famous personalities such as Donald Trump, Celine Dion, etc. Now they have gone overseas. I presume they should have gotten some waiver from the president's office and paid Ms Bedi some maamul to use her name.

What does your title mean?

Anonymous said...

Whether you want to or not you achieve something out of everything you do. I just wanted you to think (Big assumption that you are not) what you are achieving is what you want to and if so, is it the way you would like to achieve it or you are doing it subconciously.

I don't think you know me. I haven't either met you or left a comment on this blog before though I read allomost 80% of the posts written.

I have been wondering what makes me come back to this blog though I wouldn't like to be as arrogant as this blog is or as judgemental as most of the posts are. I am yet to find the most satisfying answer.

-Ramesh

Hawkeye said...

Ramesh,

are you my wife disguised under the name 'ramesh'. there is some sort of a dejavu to this.

Hawkeye said...

ram,

which title 'our great county' or lightning strikes?

Hawkeye said...

thepsychologic,

nice idea :-)

SR,

i think the intellegince is representative of the population. most (all) people are excited about 'who' has posed the question rather than 'what' the question is. i havent seen so many cliched answers even when the question asked people to write 'general' answers. here the question specifically asked for 'out of box' stuff.

I,

intha varuthu un veetukku auto.

deepa,

leander's response actually made me laugh out loud.

Hawkeye said...

ramesh,

first of all thanks for taking time to comment in a polite manner. i really appreciate that.

"Whether you want to or not you achieve something out of everything you do."

only if 'achieve' is used in a very loose sense would this be true. for example something like 'i achieved an opinion'. However, modifying personal behavior based on unintended reactions is not correct.

Wouldn't you be the first to condemn a theory like "person A should continue to fail because if he suceeds person B may get jealous"?

this is kinda analogous.

/* I just wanted you to think (Big assumption that you are not) what you are achieving is what you want to and if so, is it the way you would like to achieve it or you are doing it subconciously.*/

read #3,#5,#7 in my blog disclaimer.

Ramesh said...

I think it's difficult to explain why I said 'achieve' in a way it is worth the effort.

/*Wouldn't you be the first to condemn a theory like "person A should continue to fail because if he suceeds person B may get jealous"?*/

Couldn't relate.

/*read #3,#5,#7 in my blog disclaimer.*/

Got the answer. My assumption didn't lose it's identity; it denied to morph into truth making it obvious that I should be sorry for wasting your space and time.
So, I am sorry.