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What/Who is Maithili? German? Aryan? Jew???

This is a mail chain that has been doing the rounds since a couple of years.
It is a hilarious example of what happens when you put e-mail into the hands of a few software engineers who are idle and have nothing better to do. An empty mind is the devil's workshop, and an idle software engineer is the devil advocate.

Please read from bottom to Top as this is a mail chain.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aniljoshi
Posted At: Friday, September 03, 1999 11:39 AM Posted To: General
Conversation: What is Maithili?
Subject: German's ,Jews, Aryans

We sit before the monitor staring into the pixels, making faces the
whole day like monkeys. And you claim that you are not in this monkey
business? Beats me!!


-----Original Message-----
From: AnandV
Posted At: Friday, September 03, 1999 11:13 AM Posted To: General
Conversation: What is Maithili?
Subject: monkeys and dravidians

My theory is first step to identify so…

How Big is Your Rope???

As I was passing the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

I saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away."Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away.

They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." I was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do some…

Two Sides to every story...

This is part of a campaign by award winning photographer Sharad Haksar, done for 'Stori', a menswear brand. It won a Bronze Medal at the New York Festival for Design and Advertising. The campaign showed two books with a sketch of Bush on one cover, and Saddam Hussein on the other. Written under the sketches were 'God' and 'Dog', with a line saying: 'Every story has two sides. For the Arabic version, read from right to left.'

The Random Story generator...

I came across this one while googling. Creates a lot of non-sensical but syntactically correct stories. Are fun to read, quite addictive too... ;-)
The Random Story Generator Please enter your name and select your sex to have a random story about you generated. There are over 1 billion different possible stories so have fun! NameSex:MaleFemale

A Friend InDeed???

Sholay, Ramesh Sippy's Cult classic, a movie which a entire generation grew up watching and re-watching. The movie is a case study in how to make a highly entertaining potbolier with plenty of action, masala, a wafer-thin plot, a khatarnaak villain and still manage to turn it into a cult classic.
90% of the scenes in this movie are outstanding. But my favourite scene is the one in which Jay goes to Basanti's mausi on Veeru's behalf to ask for Basanti's hand. The following dialog is easily among the funniest scenes in Hindi cinema.
Characters: Jay (Big B), and Mausi(Dina Pathak). Enjoy.

Mausi : Arre beta, bas itna samaz lo ke ghar me jawaan beti seene par pathhar ke sil ki tarah hoti hai. Basanti ka byaah ho jaaye to chain ki saans loo.
Jay : haa sach kaha mausi aapne. bada bojh hai aap par.
Mausi : Lekin beta, is bojh ko koi kunwe me to phaik nahi deta.Bura nahi maananaa , itanaa to poochhanaa hi padataa hai ke ladke kaa khaandaan kyaa hai uske lachhchhan kais…