Saturday, December 22, 2007

It s not easy being a Hindu, or Is it that hard being Hindu (well, maybe in Malaysia)

I saw this on another blog:

Well folks…

I guess that it is not easy to be a Hindu not only here in Malaysia (as highlighted by HINDRAF) but also in other parts of the world. Take a look at the recent fuss raised by the Hindu community in the United Kingdom for an example. I don’t think anyone else outside their Hindu community can help them on that. The Hindus have to help themselves first.

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Why can’t they just abolish that caste system of theirs and treat everyone like equals?

And I commented on the blog like so:

Wanna see my comments? Please send me a message.

Fact is, I give as good as I get.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Creating a Bittorrent File for Sharing on a Peer to Peer Network...

First off, make sure your file (s) is clean! Don't upload thrash, virus, adware or malware! People will hate you, forever!

Next, if you have a video you want to share, the best way is to set up a torrent file and upload the torrent file (NOT the video file!) to a tracker. Without going in too much detail, torrent works by sharing the video directly from your hard disk to the folks who wants it.

These are the steps:

1. Download a bittorrent agent. My favorite is μtorrent. Its easy and its safe. It does not have any viruses, adware or malware.

Double click on the μtorrent icon and you'll see this:

Cool hah?

2. Now, click on "File" and "Create New Torrent"

3. Then you will get this screen:

This is where you specify the file to be shared, and μtorrent will create the torrent file. The first thing you do is to specify the file to share - click "Add file" or if you have copied an entire VCD or DVD to your hard drive, click "Add directory". Next: Add the tracker ("A BitTorrent tracker is a server which assists in the communication between peers using the BitTorrent protocol..."). You can use any of these trackers:
  • udp://
Just copy the whole address of the tracker such as and place it into the tracker

sekejap ah, belum habis.... mau letak gambar

Please don't ask me what it means.

"Life, one thing go confidential wrong is dangerous" - VK Lingam, c. 2002

Please don't ask me what it means. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Underwear model...NOT!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Well, I didn't really expect they would be kind to us, did I?

--From Malaysiakini:
Judge Azimah Omar says she is denying bail for national security reasons and based on the severity of the charges. More

How 26 Hindus who tried to kill a cop but couldn't is beyond me. Absurd you say! But I know exactly what they are trying to do. Root word: Hindus Behave!

But why do I feel guilty about it? Anyway, I am heartened by this comment at Kit's blog:

"Don’t know the facts of what happened on Sunday 25th Nov in Batu Caves except hearsay acount.

However an unusually large crowd might have have assembled at Batu Caves Murugan Temple the night before. “Unusually large ” means (say) twice more than the usual numbers experienced in such religious celebrations.

It leads to inference that:-

(a) Some were there solely to celebrate religious festivities unassociated with Hindraf’s call to assemble;
(b) Some probably for both reasons to celebrate religious festivities as well as participate in Hindraf’s assembly;
(c) Maybe some mainly as a gathering point to participate in the assembly.

The fact is you’d never know who was who mingled together and what were motives. However those under (a) were completely innocent of illegal assembly. I would say if one could read others minds whether they belonged to (a)(b) or (c ), then for so long as they were within temple precincts, it must be presumed all were innocent of intention to participate in Hindraf’s assembly.

Situation changed once they assembled outside the temple and didn’t go their own way.

According to account of RPK (MalaysiaToday) (I don’t know true or not)“at 4.00am, when the Indians tried to start their march, they were pushed back into the temple grounds and the gates locked”. When you people came out and assembled (rather than go different ways) in large numbers outside the temple at 4 am in the morning, I would say that it is reasonable inference of participation in Hindraf’s rally – which at that point of time and place would be an illegal asembly (in sense no permit) and defence under (a) becomes implausible….

The police under these circumstances had the right to disperse such an assembly by use of reasonable force if their calls to disperse were not heeded. (What is reasonable force, and whether using chemical laced water canons and canisters of tear gas is such or not such is a matter of opinion which I don’t think it is necessary to express in context of the real issues in contention).

Had the stones or rocks been thrown by persons in such an assembly at FRUs and police injuring them, these persons singly or in concert throwing such objects, will - I suppose – be guilty of committing offence of grievous hurt or even aggravated battery/assault on law enforecement personel.

It is no defence to say that it was a response to the police were shooting water canons and tear gas when the latter acts were within “reasonable force” to stop and disperse an illegal assembly.

To say that it was an attempt to murder, that I think is a trifle far fetched. Such a charge was formulated and the AG is personally prosecuting the case to deliver the signal that the government would tolerate no such behaviour (in the demonstrations to come) and intend to use the 26 as deterrent to prove the point.

Now the situation and conclusions would radically change in another scenario : ie when massive show of police force had pushed all illegal assemblers back into the temple precincts and grounds and the gates were locked and people trapped inside.

What should the FRUs/police do? I would say nothing. They had done their job. They had stopped an illegal assembly.

Even if they had failed to disperse the crowd, they were contained with the assembly confined within the temple grounds.

In such a case (here again if RPK’s account were to be believed) if the police (as alleged) shot into the temple grounds “with volley after volley of tear gas until they ran out of stock, with new supplies were brought in”, this would, I imagine, constitute unlawful police brutality.

It was hardly a necesary act to contain a problem - tyhe illegal asembly was already prevented from proceeding - it was an act to punish people trapped within a confined area because they had intended to participate in Hindraf’s rally.

That the area is a temple ground, made these acts (to devotees) sacrilegious, and to other faithfuls, tantamount descrecrating a place of worship.

Had the fracas (rock and stone throwing) occurred within the temple precincts – or even if the rock throwers were within and law enforcement personel were outside (separated by gate), such offence of rock throwing might arguably be excused or mitigated substantially as a kind of self defence against unlawful assault and punishment of a group of people trapped within temple grounds.

Never mind this group had originally intended to participate in an illegal asembly but they were no more now, the assembly had been stopped, they were confined in an area together with other innocent bystanders within the precincts whose presence within might entirely be for worship, having nothing to do with the assembly. Yes I think those locked in within the temple grounds, injured by police action, could try redress by civil suit under these circumstances.

This would not extend to those ‘heroes’ who climbed the gates, scaled the walls to go outside to purposely battle the police with rocks and stones in retaliation for the police actions."

Most of the lawyers are followers of the Sanathana Dharma. Lets see truth prevail!


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Remember this picture. Forever.

Remember this pic. Remember it well. If you seek peace in Malaysia, this is what they will do to you. Remember this. Don't ever forget."They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me; then they will have my dead body. Not my obedience!" - Mahatma Gandhi


Thursday, November 29, 2007

MIC to set up hotlines: Is this a joke?

Like the "Aduan LPKP" kind of hotline? Jika Kenderaan Ini Dipandu Secara Merbahaya, Sila Buat Aduan Di....
(refer to The Star story here)

I suppose the mandors now realise they have to listen to their coolies. Sometimes. For so long these idiots have been living in cloud cuckoo land (with apologies to Aristophanes), with their Mercs and gangsta life (with gangsta bodyguards to boot!), and all the bling bling, suddenly they grace us with their divine presence? Has Vishnu taken on a new Avatar? Don't think so.

Pinjam RM1000, Dapat RM1000!
Perhaps the most ingenious method of Ah Long advertisement (that I've come across) is that of using a reproduction of a half of RM50 (albeit with the text "SPECIMEN" written in the smallest of letters) on one side and the Ah Long ad on the other. These are then deliberately strewn on the "kaki lima". What would a hot blooded, All-Malaysian, brota or sista to do?

This "Hotline" is almost that, in my opinion. Its devoid of innovation, thats for sure, but it sure will attract a lot of attention! Nombor Aduan LPKP, who hasn't seen that? The blind, of course! Has anyone used it? Has it made any difference to:
  1. the way Malaysians drive?
  2. the number of accidents?
  3. the horrendous nature of road deaths?
  4. the length of traffic jams just to gawk at the people trying to change their tyres?
  5. the amount of money (adjusted for inflation and taxes) you have to fork out to the "officer"?
  6. the way the Bas Ekpress driver takes the hairpin turn near Bukit Berapit (that would have Fernando Alonso go "Wow!")?
"Asked if all these measures were due to the Hindraf protest last Sunday, he said MIC had always submitted a report to the Prime Minister every six months." Sure, sure. I'd be impressed if they update their website every six months! (Don't fool me now, I have the screen capture of the MIC website with me, which I took about six seconds ago!)

Perhaps MIC should place the hotline numbers at the rear of their Mercs "Nombor Aduan MIC". Don't forget to put "Specimen" mark on it though!


Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

You Talking To Me?

Wanna be healthy? Do Yoga!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Navagraha, the decimal system and the concept of zero...

I've always wondered the significance of circumambulating the Navagraha (Pradakshina). And why Nava - graha (Nine - Realms)? Almost all temples have them, but most people I talk to give mythological explanations, which I am skeptical of, since I believe the sages had other more deep scientific reasoning behind it.

Another thing that had always been a mystery to me (and I am sure to most people) is the symbol "0" for zero.

We know the zero is an invention of the Hindus, forming part of the decimal numbering system, but what was the evolution of the symbol?

The first clue for me came from this video from Rebecca Newburn

Now consider this: One pradakshina is passing through 9 grahas right? How do you graphically represent one circle? "0"! Now comes the best part - one pradashina is 9 grahas, what happens if you pass the next graha? 1 graha past 0, right? 10! To check - if you go round three times, you pass (literally) 27 grahas right? Plus 3 more grahas - 3 grahas past 0, right? 30!

So 40 grahas is actually 4 grahas past the end of the circle (0) four times (which is 4 X 9 plus 4 more grahas). More importantly, in the Vedic Math usage, any and each number can be contained within the Navagrahas.

In Ms Newburns video, we actually see the usage of this containment. I have used this effectively in my lectures. One example is here.

Now there are other secrets of the Navagraha that I wish to explore...

The Hindu Concept of the Beginning and End of the Universe...

I am speechless! This is the link to Carl Sagan (!!) talking about Hinduism and the evolution of the universe (s!).

I did a little more research and found that the Hindu concept is the basis of the current scientific thinking on the universe creation and dissolution. This is from MSNBC, Neil Turok of Cambridge and Paul Steinhard of Princeton.

"...Balslev began the exchange by noting that, in Hindu tradition, the universe was “beginningless” — and that even such an eternal universe was dependent upon the sustaining power of the divine..."


Friday, October 12, 2007

Post Blood Donation...

Rested for 24 hours after the donation. I didn't feel any particular effect due to the donation, although the record book indicates 450 cc were taken. Today I did some asanas, and I don't any particular pain or tiredness.

Feels pretty good really!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Donated Blood Today...

Went to Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang for blood donation today. Had a quick test, though BP was not to my liking, probably due to me walking there (130/90). Last week it was 128/78.

Anyway, this is a Dharma and needs to be done.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pranayam: Breath Control for a Tight Bod....

...Pranayama (Sanskrit: prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word often translated as control of the life force (prana).[1][2][3][4] When used as a technical term in yoga, it is often translated more specifically as "breath control". ... Source: Wikipedia

Due to sudden increase in bp, in the past few days, I decided to try some Pranayam techniques. I suspected a viral infection, and I tried the simplest of pranayam technique (see below). It took about 3 days for the infection to subside.

1. using your left thumb, press to close the left nostril
2. inhale using your right nostril - use the abdomen as much as possible
3. hold for 2 seconds
4. whilst releasing your left thumb, use your left index to close the right nostril
5. exhale through the left nostril
6. repeat for about 10 to 15 times

Not too much or you'll feel dizzy! Too much oxygen...

"Yoga works primarily with the energy in the body, through the science of pranayama, or energy-control. Prana means also ‘breath.’ Yoga teaches how, through breath-control, to still the mind and attain higher states of awareness. The higher teachings of yoga take one beyond techniques, and show the yogi, or yoga practitioner, how to direct his concentration in such a way as not only to harmonize human with divine consciousness, but to merge his consciousness in the Infinite." — Paramahansa Yogananda

Monday, September 10, 2007

Does Meat Contain Starch?

"...Previously, experts had wondered if meat in the diet was the answer.

Brain food

However, Dr Nathaniel Dominy and colleagues argue this is improbable.

"Even when you look at modern human hunter-gatherers, meat is a relatively small fraction of their diet.

"To think that, two to four million years ago, a small-brained, awkwardly bipedal animal could efficiently acquire meat, even by scavenging, just doesn't make a whole lot of sense."..."


Case closed!

Dang! I hate it when I am right!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Jim's Golden Sea Bream

Well Jim, Captain Cook got it wrong! This is NOT a Snapper, but a Sea Bream!

(Jim's holding a Golden Sea Bream Pagrus auratus, caught around Moreton Bay, off Brisbane. Apparently the northern limit for this particular species.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August Progress....

This month I started high repetition exercises. I am using different Yoga poses, but with high rep positions.

I am also trying out some of the other high impact, low rep positions as well.

Some of the effects are intense, even if I am feeling OK, but I can sense the higher impact on the muscles. I've also been able to add up to 3 sets to the current number of sets (6 each) possible.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Blood Sugar Level...

My blood sugar level today: 5.3 mmol/L and my Blood Pressure: 122/81 mmHg. Heart Rate: 62 bpm.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Earth, Wind and Fire - September

One of my favourite sounds!

Vedic Math Classes

I actually ran the class on the 12th of August, 2007. Had about 20 students. I showed the digit sum technique for checking additions and "all of nine, last of ten" formula. One technique that I showed is from this youtube video. Try it!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

STR8A Product Launch 1st of September!

Str8A, the innovative learning phenomenon, is set for 1st September 2007 official launch date! Check back here for details. I'll try to publish as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mom and Dad Remembered...

Thevasam for mom and dad at big brother's place

Was in Parit Buntar. Good function.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Off to Penang

I just got back from Kuantan. Tomorrow I am flying off to Penang for dad's second year Thevasam.

Kuantan trip was pretty good (well, actually very, very good!!). Good place to stay too!

View from the hotel. Pic on the left is view upriver, and the view below is view toward the sea. The sea is actually the body of water middle right.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Muscle Mass and Vegetarianism....

Was in Penang the weekend for a meeting at DynaPharm. Explained the muscle mass building techniques suitable for vegetarians and those on restricted diet.

The best part? I had collected one whole box full of toys for my niece and had the chance to meet up with her. Good stuff!

Flying off to Kuantan today.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Bahan-bahan Baru Untuk STR8A...

Untuk yang masih belum tahu lagi, anda sudah boleh mendaftar untuk Str8A, jika anda adalah ahli Sam Millenium Networld. Pastikan anda menghubungi Ari pejabat utama untuk keterangan lanjut mengenai keahlian.

Keahlian umum akan dibuka tidak lama lagi.

More about Shambo...

Reading the many blogs that arose during the Shambo affair, you get a sense that the west is absolutely bonkers. I cannot fathom the very deep, deep desire to kill this creature, triviliasing its death and the scorn poured on the people at the Skanda Vale temple.

All through the ordeal, and I was viewing it live, even if I was not in the UK, I sensed that it would not end as I would've liked it. How could I write it down? Is there anything that I can write to explain how and what I feel? Fortunately, there are people on this planet who can articulate the feeling that I had better than I ever could!

"They kept their vows and celebrated the sanctity and divine nature of all life without violent resistance even when confronted with an act of desecration." - Paul Flynn

I thought this phrase really did sum up my feeling on the matter. I can't beat that.

UPDATE:Wenda at Paul Flynn's blog has reported that "...for an independant post mortem to be carried out alongside the WAG post mortem. The Skanda Vale lawyers have advised ... that this has been declined by the Welsh assembly although they have said that the vet can observe...."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Please Save Shambo!

I am following the story of Shambo, the bull kept by the Skanda Vale Hindu community, Wales, UK.

As a vegetarian myself (and a Hindu), the death of any life is abhorrent to me, but this case is the worst. If anything the bull is NOT a health hazard. The disease is curable, and the people taking care of the animal are willing to treat it.

I think its just the killing culture of the west. Sadly most wouldn't have even seen the way they kill these animals. What do you expect from people who kill Iraqi children for breakfast?

I am following the story here.

UPDATE: The temple website has confirmed that the bull has been removed to be slaughtered. Well, I certainly didn't expect a miracle, but I prayed. Karma may not be as kind as me though.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Str8A has its own home...

Str8A is now located at Str8A (for those who are not familiar, is the innovative Malaysian education site) will now be hosted here and all material can be found here as well. However, if you need to demo, please go to and use the login there.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I am developing a 3D web education site....

Check it out at the forum:

Or go to the site:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hello World!

Ganges truly is my spring of life! Its my late mother's name. Ganges. She is the life spring I appeared forth.