Barack Obama on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

I particularly like one response from Obama….


MR. OBAMA: Well, and part of what happened over the last 15, 20 years is that so much money was made in finance that about 40 percent, I think, of our overall growth, our overall economic growth was in the financial sector. Well, now what we’re finding out is a lot of that growth wasn’t real. It was paper money, paper profits on the books, but it could be easily wiped out.

And what we need is steady growth; we need young people, instead of — a smart kid coming out of school, instead of wanting to be an investment banker, we need them to decide they want to be an engineer, they want to be a scientist, they want to be a doctor or a teacher.

And if we’re rewarding those kinds of things that actually contribute to making things and making people’s lives better, that’s going to put our economy on solid footing. We won’t have this kind of bubble-and-bust economy that we’ve gotten so caught up in for the last several years.


Read the complete transcript here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/us/politics/20obama.text.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

VTK Designer 2 – Downloads last week

The last versionof VTK Designer was out on 23rd of Feb. It is a little more than a week since the last release was out and we have had 141 (124 from SourceForge, and 17 from our own website when the files were still available there) downloads. This number includes binary, documentation and source. Considering that the downloads used to peak at 110 for an entire month, 141 for just a week is a really good number 🙂

Feels nice! Thank you users 🙂

Filmfare to Hrithik, Jodha Akbar

I am personally very happy about this year’s Filmfare winners. It is refreshing to see the awards not going to the default ones. My wife and I decided to not follow the proceedings as soon as we saw that SRK was nominated for Rab Ne. I had watched the film during its first week itself, and I found that the film was not engaging. I mean SRK is good, but his role in Rab Ne was surely not good enough to validate a Filmfare nomination.

Jodha Akbar on the other had (according to me) is a master-piece. When they put Hrithik to play the role of an emperor, they were clearly serious about who plays what role. Hrithik has the the physique, voice, height and right acting skill for the role. And to all Aish fans, the movie was a complete treat. She looks more beautiful than ever in Jodha Akbar. Asutosh has done a very good job with the film-direction, although I think his team could have done a better job at marketing the film. And to top it all, it was A. R. Rahman‘s music. I think the film had all the right ingredients from the word go. I dont know if it was a commercial success or not, but to me its fine movie.