Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Today's Vocabulary Word:

Browsing = internet cafe


The place will be full when you arrive.

If it's not full, there will be one remaining computer -- the one with the keyboard where the space bar sticks.

The browsing center doubles as the unofficial headquarters of the city's mosquito population.

The sole computer with a USB port will be the one using Windows 98 --and incapable of uploading photos onto your blog.

The computer that can upload photos won't have a USB port for your thumb drive -- where all the photos are.

Once you sit down, five friends of the person next to you will arrive, pull up plastic stools, and read every page you look at and every word you type. One may pick his nose.

Once your blog is composed -- just as you're about to hit "PUBLISH" -- the power will go out.

At least one computer will be playing the soundtrack from "Fanaa" at full volume.

Service will be slower than dialup.

The speed problem is always with "server in Bangalore" -- the cyber-center of India -- and never with the browsing center.

Once you're finally able to get to your e-mail, you will have to urinate.


  1. Is there a higher quality 'browsing cafe' within pleasant scooter range?

    I mean, come on, India is 'posed to be so internet savvy & hooked up!

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  3. Of interest:

    Tamil Tiger 'regret' over Gandhi
    Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have expressed "regret" over the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 15 years ago.

    Top rebel negotiator Anton Balasingham told private Indian channel NDTV that Mr Gandhi's killing by a suicide bomber was a "monumental tragedy".

    Correspondents say it is the closest the rebels have come to admitting they were responsible for the murder.

    India was the first country to ban the Tigers as a result of the killing.

    We call upon the government of India and the people of India to be magnanimous
    Rebel negotiator Anton Balasingham

    The BBC's Ethirajan Anbarasan says the rebels' expression of regret may be linked to their increased international isolation after recent bans by the European Union and Canada.

    He says the rebels feel they need some sort of support from India, which once armed and supported them.


    "As far as that event is concerned, I would say it is a great tragedy, a monumental historical tragedy for which we deeply regret," Mr Balasingham said.

    "We call upon the government of India and the people of India to be magnanimous, to put the past behind and to approach the ethnic question in a different perspective."

    Mr Gandhi was opposition leader at the time of his death in 1991, and was campaigning in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to a general election when he was killed.

    Mr Balasingham said that at the time of Mr Gandhi's death, a gulf had arisen between the rebels and India.

    India sent a peace-keeping force to Sri Lanka to disarm the Tigers but ended up fighting them, and withdrew in 1990.

    Mr Balasingham said that he now hoped India would intervene once again in the Sri Lanka dispute, and that the rebels wanted a "new relationship" with Delhi.

    "India has been silent for the last 15 years and adopted a detached role," he said, "but now there is... the possibility of war emerging, she cannot keep quiet."

    'Philosophy of terror'

    But his overtures were met with a firm rebuff from Delhi which ruled out any direct talks with the rebels.

    "The people of India cannot forget the dastardly crime committed by the Tamil Tigers or at their behest," India's junior Foreign Minister Anand Sharma - and former aide of Rajiv Gandhi - said.

    "Seeking our forgiveness would be tantamount to endorsing their philosophy of terror, violence and assassination.

    "India is for peace, stability and the unity of Sri Lanka and we have been supportive of the peace process and it is very sad it has got derailed," he said.

    Indian courts are still seeking Tiger leader Prabhakaran and rebel intelligence chief Pottu Amman for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi.

  4. Hi CK
    thanks for NYC yoga link, nice 'bangs' We interpret this word differently in the uk.... :)

    Am still destitute in mysore, been at internet at anu's trying to pursuade bank in england to restate the funds they managed to 'steal' through bank charges Bah!

    anyway, see you soon

  5. Anonymous12:24 PM


    Open you eyes and see.. look around there are many internet cafes with highquality speed, comfort and XP even professional. Take that mental block away. All you know is to blog only the wrong things which happen in india. Have you ever written anything nice about a place or a person ?