Thursday, July 27, 2006

Kaavya will be proud

This made me go "What the Fuck?!"

Click on the following url:
http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=12018243536374265901

If you are too lazy, then this is what his profile says:
Hi, I'm Rabi. 24-year old Introverted Homo Sapiens of the Masculine sub-species; Cerebrum gorges on the food-for-thought served by Franz Kafka & Gabriel Garcia Marquez.; Tympanic Membrane flaps in Pachydermian delight at the lilting sounds of Pink Floyd, Doors and Suman Chatorjee; Pet peeves include Capitalism, Communalism and Commercialism of Quizzing.

"Fine Words! I wonder where you stole them?" so said, Jonathan Swift. I guess you are one of those "we all came too late in the world to produce anything new" believers. Inspired by Kaavya, eh?

We all have heard about articles being copied and music being plagiarised. I have even seen questions that I post on certain quizzing yahoogroups being reproduced verbatim at other college quizzes. And that too being directed at me. But, what kind of a freeloader could 'internalise' PROFILE DETAILS???

I can curse you....I can abuse you...I can beat the shit out of you in cyberspace...but all I choose to do is ask you a simple question...Why, Rabi? Why?

Update (01/08/2006): Rabi has sent the following scraps -
Rabi Sankar Saha: Hi Dhananjay...Couldn't think that wld meet u in orkut....Such a way.....Sorry, for copying ur profile....Was feeling lazy to write anything...The time I made my profile....Don't worry dude I'll remove it soon....Hope I'm able to make u understand...
Rabi Sankar Saha: Dude...Don't worry...I have removed it...It was 'momentary lapse of reason'....Didn't want to be another Anu Mallik or Kaavya Viswanathan..... .....


Well, I guess....that ends the matter.

13 Comments:

Blogger Ritesh Nadhani said...

Fcuk dude....you should ask this question in his scrap - and post a link of this blog out there.

Its real shame to know that the guy is from Kolkata...my hometown and my current living place.

I should blog about this myself....real shameful!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Surya Ragunaathan said...

yeah...its a shame!! And you know what? I scrapped him this morning na? he deleted it...obviously!!
Neways, scrapped him again...I just hate this kinda thing....

9:55 AM  
Blogger K.K. said...

same reaction - What the fuck ? Can't this dude write 2 lines about himself . What amazes me is this guy still retains the same " about me " part even after surya scrapping him.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cant you be wrong my friend? Why cant his writing be original and yours could be a copy? I know neither of you..... but thought would just throw up a question to see how you respond.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Surya Ragunaathan said...

Hey Dhananjay, How intelligent of Anonymous to have mentioned this 'pertinent point.' I mean, we never thought about the possibility of YOU copying HIS profile! :-)
Hmm...So, keeping in mind the fact that his blog was created sumwhere around 4/4/2006 and you wrote your first post on 28/9/2005 (and your profile just a little later) you certainly could have copied it....How AMAZINGLY STRANGE IS THAT!! :-) :-)
May we know How YOU (or anyone) Can ever manage that???

5:52 AM  
Blogger CruciFire said...

PATHETIC!!! If it wud have been done by an illiterate, ignorant wannabe, it wud have been still ok though not right (obviously)... but some1 like Rabi whos known in quizzing circles as being a good quizzer... can't quite comprehend it!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Dhananjay Shettigar said...

@ Anonymous - I hope you have read the Update. That settles it, right???

@ Rest All - Thanks a ton.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Pradnya said...

Dude, you finally posted!! where R u btw? not a word from u these days...wonder what business plans u r hatching.....

7:45 AM  
Blogger Sujeet Kuchibhotla said...

The first time i read ur profile i was soo amazed that i made it a point to show ur blog to all my friends.

May be you should think abt copyrighting it..hehehe

Incidentally...i did a quick google on "pachydermian delights" and guess what i found one more guy who did the same for his profile.

Maybe the copyright thing isnt such a joke afterall!! hehehe

Regards,

Sujeet

P.S link: http://www.cpluv.com/santappa

5:24 AM  
Blogger Rajiv Iyer said...

In one of the comments KK wrote: "Can't this dude write 2 lines about himself"

Absolutely agreed! If the guy cant write 2 lines bout himself, then he doesnt belong to Orkut. I mean, if u dont hav the guts and/or brains to write some shit bout urself, then what the heck! Even if u come up with mediocre shit, stick to it, coz thats way more dignified than someone's stolen creativity.

6:47 AM  
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3:35 AM  
Blogger Achtlandia said...

how did u find out that he copied it?

2:35 AM  
Blogger Shubhojit said...

Well I've also used one of the quotes you use in ur mails but mentioned it. The link is - http://shubhojit1176.blogspot.com/2007/03/god-is-either-abstraction-or-failed.html

Neway, you have all types of people in this world. You just keep fighting and getting the right things.

12:38 AM  

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