Monday, September 13, 2010

In praise of being pompous

 [Online networking preys on vanity Times of India - Anil Thakkar -  Sep 12, 2010 It's a gross generalisation - Times of India
The York University study finds that the more time a Facebook user spends updating his profile, the more likely he is to either be a narcissist or suffer from low self-esteem. …
Useful as they are, services like Facebook have the unfortunate effect of insinuating themselves into our daily lives through that chink in most people's armour their vanity.]

[PM is no pushover Indian Express Coomi Kapoor Sun Sep 12 2010 
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's mild-mannered facade can be deceptive. During the standoff on the nuclear deal, he gave an impromptu interview to The Telegraph newspaper, attacking the Left and threatening to resign if the deal was not cleared. ... Why Sonia's fourth term is not a happy occasion Rediff - 2 Sep 2010
Nor can all of them be regarded as pushovers. Manmohan Singh, for instance, held his own during the controversy over the nuclear deal although Sonia was ...]

[Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Till the Ashram runs upon fair and just rails": In fact: one pompous buffoon to a still more pompous buffoon. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era at 12:36 PM, May 23, 2010 Tusar N Mohapatra said... Thanks Anon (Bharti Broadband, 122.164.82.249, Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India) for being considerate and upgrade the rating. TNM]

Exhibiting self-importance is a basic implement for doing politics and writing in public its principal means. Facebook, in this sense, trains people to graduate to public life and it would be unfair to expect it to be a forum of faceless and self-effacing nonentities. [TNM] 

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