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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Friday, January 13, 2006

stupid cable connexion and chennai..

The channels like ESPN, Star, Ten, cartoon (hey thats my fav esp tom and jerry),HBO, discovery, etc come for free in Blore (and in most part of India!), where as in chennai u need to buy a set top box and pay for these paid channels..
that means if I need to see the India pak series now, I pay 4k for the STB and additional charges of 150 - 230 depending what all channels u need..
so after shelling out all that grudgingly, all I get to see is the Pak batters sending our guys on a leather hunt! hmm..
stupid chennai cable rules and unimaginative bowling n fielding by Indians ruined my day (week?)

On another issue in Chennai, there were some noises made against the burning of old things (due to Bogi festival) esp tyres and other plastics. This used to cause lot of ill effects, the major one being delay in air traffic on this day! Looks like these noises made worked! esp the various marches organised thru/by many schools should have had an impact. IMHO the students are receptive to moral points if conveyed well. Hope this good trend continues to many other issues as well.

note: Thanks to Thennavan for linking here and enabling more eyeballs to GNI's DVS..gr8 gesture that mukundan!


  • At January 16, 2006 4:35 AM, Blogger Natraj said…

    Hi Anantha

    Stumbled on to your blogs today... Looks like you are taking your retirement seriously.... Keep up the good work....

    On the CAS and Chennai, it is a disaster and I cannot understand how a government (state and central) can do this.

  • At January 16, 2006 7:08 AM, Blogger jsriram said…

    Do you still feel that you wasted your time watching cricket ?? After Sehwag's sooper innings ?

  • At January 16, 2006 2:25 PM, Blogger Suresh said…

    well set top box is a blessing for chennai, only people who can't appreicate digital video and audio criticize it. Besides ESPN, HBO et al are not "free" in Bangalore, you have to pay Rs.250 everymonth (as opposed to Rs.105 in Madras for the actual free channels).
    I had a settop box, paid Rs.215/month to get all those channels in digital quality. Am no longer in Madras, but it's been 2 years since I bought it, and I spent Rs.3000 on it, I have no regrets (Rs.3000 is what you spend every year for cable, if you were in Bangalore, and that for analog vision!). In a longer everything works out just fine!

  • At January 17, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Ananthoo said…

    natraj n sri - thx..sri - sehwags was sooper..infac too good and dominating that got one bored soon!
    oh suresh!! english tamil?? how come u here??hows u doing?? thx for the enlightening comment on dig cable..
    digitally yours, Ananth

  • At January 17, 2006 8:19 AM, Blogger Suresh said…

    Hello Mr.Ananthoo, I got a mail from some "zombie" ID about a blog and a post on Cho's annual meet. So was eager to read about it, jumped in and found that the blog was yours. Good to see you active here. I'm doing just fine, and yes am doing Master's in Sociology (got tired of just 'talking' and not doing anything). I'm a politician in the making:P, within the next 15-20 years you might even have a chance to vote for me (of course in India) :p. shall see you around.


  • At January 18, 2006 7:37 AM, Blogger Ananthoo said…

    good suresh! sure to vote n prolly get u more..
    me thinks more n more of us shud come in to politix to clean it..good luck to u for both..


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