On vacation

Hello All,

I am on vacation these days and hence not a regular at my blog. It's difficult to be present in virtual world when you are surrounded by your school friends! So I am at my native place (Nasik in Maharastra State, India) celebrating the last weeks of 2009.

I wish you all a very Happy 2010 in advance. I will be back to the virtual world in the second week of January 2010 and look forward to interact with you.

Till then, chill out ... enjoy the weather and the few hours left of 2009!

Cheers to life!


About Me

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Name is Baba ... Baba Tiratzo. What the ... ? What's this stupid name? Well this is my name in second life. My friends call me Baba ... it goes well with my last name I guess ... 'DholiBaba'!

So welcome to this stupid fellow's blog. Everyone speaks his/her mind these days, so why not me? I would be talking about everything ... everything I come across in my day-to-day life. Now that my mind is 'alive' again, I thought of speaking my mind with you all.

So keep your eyes wide open and get that feed of my blog ... I know you care & If you don't ... What the ....?

The 10 Most Innovative Viral Video Ads of 2009

2009’s crop of top viral video advertisements show us that people are willing to embrace a host of creative approaches on the social video Web, from beguiling mini-films, to user-generated advocacy, to YouTube celebrity endorsers, to elaborate commercial-grade productions. That’s good news for creators!

Have a look and enjoy these creative videos ...

1. Inspired Bicycles


3. Piano Stairs

4. BooneOakley.com

5. Hosting Your Party

6. YouTube HD Camera Trick Challenge

7. United Breaks Guitars

8. All the Single Babies

9. Guy Catches Laptop with His Butt

10. JK Wedding Dance

Pic of the week

War zone
A U.S. Marine from the 4th Light Armored Recon walks toward a LAV armored fighting vehicle in Khan Nashin, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on Dec. 3.

Bhopal disaster lingers, 25 years later

20,000 KILLED
Bhopal Gas Tragedy - Dec. 2-3, 1984

And you thought only weapons could cause mass destruction ... The Bhopal Gas Tragedy - 25 Years Later, A Continuing Disaster!

It was the deadliest industrial accident in history. On Dec. 3, 1984, clouds of poisonous gas leaked from a pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, and were carried on the breeze to nearby slums, killing 4,000 people in one day. Over the next few years, countless more died.

Twenty-five years later, the factory, now an abandoned wreck, still leaks toxins into the groundwater and soil.

Activists and residents of Bhopal marked the anniversary Thursday with protests for accountability and justice.

New research by a New Delhi-based think tank, the Centre for Science and the Environment (CSE), shows that less than two miles from the site, the groundwater contains nearly 40 times more pesticides than the level considered safe. Around the factory itself, the pesticide levels are 560 times higher.

The pesticides contain compounds that have been linked to serious illnesses, says CSE. Indeed, campaigners say that a quarter of a century later, Bhopal, a city in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, has an unusually high incidence of children born with birth defects. Conservative estimates hold that 20,000 people died of illnesses caused by the leak within a few years. Activists say the health of at least 200,000 has been damaged.

Twenty years ago, Union Carbide paid $470 million to the Indian government for the victims. In 1999, the company was acquired by Dow Chemicals, which says this settlement resolved all existing and future claims against the company.

This week, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh, told the BBC that water around the factory plant was safe. What the ....?