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  1. I dont have big words, but one: tru genius!
    And an absolute rambler, u can make out from her posts. πŸ˜‰
    She is a doctor, teacher, friend, and a businesswoman (hopefully) hehe.
    U keep the gud work goin mate,
    Nd keep pushing me for the CFA. πŸ™‚

  2. Unfortunatly you can’t install those theme mentioned on our blog those themes can be installed only if you own your own blog like I have at http://www.bluesaze.com πŸ™‚ . But you can always ask the WordPress Team to add those themes they are usually quick to respond Just click Myaccount->contact support and ask them to inculde the theme that you want. If a lot of people request for the same theme then most probably those themes will get installed on wordpress.com.

  3. Ankit says:

    Seems the blogging bug has bit you. I c u r blogging almost everyday. Crazyyyyyyyyy….

    Haha…But keep going we need ur knwledge Doc!

  4. Knowledge???! Have you seen the modern maths post? Im getting worse day by day..dont call me Doc..else I will have to use your fav. nick from school..that too in your blog πŸ˜›

  5. Adam,

    Yes, you can contact me at my email add. Go to your blog and take a look at any of my comments from the Comments list (Dashboard-Comments). My email add is listed!! πŸ™‚

  6. Millsy says:

    hey Cotton, its adam. thanks for posting on my blog. The Library wont let me log into wordpress . . . it sucks. LOL o well i speak to you soon. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey Adam!!

    We were wondering what’s going on at your end! Happy to know that you are only shifting your base πŸ™‚ Your library sucks! See you soon πŸ™‚

  8. nitin says:

    The only differecne is that u have favourite movies and Interest section…
    I went thru u r BIO Data ,very impressive and very bold.
    Going great guns..al da best to your career…

  9. @presti, Yeah, I noticed that too, while taking a look at your ‘cinema’ page πŸ™‚ Good to find someone here with whom I can share the movies that I like.

  10. About 11% of the US is ISTJ, so you’re not alone. I myself am an INTJ. I’ve enjoyed most of the books you have listed – you should give A Confederacy of Dunces a read.

  11. Charl says:

    Okay, Ruhi, we the exact same taste in books and movies, but I’m dismayed to know that you felt Rand’s novels were “propaganda.” Clearly, you made a huge misinterpretation. For one, her novels come under romantic literature; they are a romanticization of her ideas and morals, which form her philosophy of reason, Objectivism, a lesson on how to live life itself. There is no propaganda whatsoever. Objectivists do not aim to “convert” people the way the commies do. Rand herself maintained that people are free to do whatever they wanted to; they are entitled to choose their own paths out of their own volition. Objectivists aren’t out to change the world. They’re content with living their individual lives, keeping their own happiness as its moral purpose and reason as thier only absolute.

    Oh well. Just my humble viewpoint.

  12. @Charl, Propaganda also means “information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause “- Wordnet, Princeton University.

    Rand’s works were influenced by her personal beliefs. I don’t mean to say that she wanted us to behave in a certain manner. She could never make us do that. I just didn’t like her books. Most of the scenes are a repitition and the length could be cut into half, in my opinion. She has a number of loyal fans and I could never convince them to agree with my viewpoint. I appreciate different opinions nonetheless. It’s funny that Rand and her books are so famous, but none of them ever make it to the Top 100 Critics’ Books Lists.

    By the way, reason is not the only absolute. I presume that you didn’t “professionally” edit your comment, for I spotted many typos.

  13. Charl says:

    Honey, thanks for the definition. I really had no clue. Clearly you didnt take in a single word on why I said Randian novels were not propaganda. That’s what they were made out to be since her content was controversial. Anyhoo. I’m sorry that’s all you got out of the book. And no, you’ll never be able to convert a loyal fan to your views. Rand has given us a leimotif, thereby enriching the way we percieve ourselves and the way we want to live. That’s just the way it is πŸ™‚

    FYI, Atlas Shrugged is ranked the second most influential book in the US after the Bible.

    And you presumed right. πŸ™‚ I never professionally edit myself out of work. Typographical errors ironically define my typing skills. It’s a great joke with with my friends.

    Anyway like I said, except for this little divergence in taste, we do have loads of common ideas and likes. I assume I’m free to return, unless you want to totally sratch my eyes out?

  14. FYI, Atlas Shrugged is ranked the second most influential book in the US after the Bible.

    It’s The Diary of Anne Frank and not Atlas Shrugged. More than 25 million copies of the book have been sold and the book has been translated into more than 50 languages. Feel free to cross check it or provide me with a authoritative link that refutes my statement.

    Check this and this. I can’t find Rand’s name.

    Ayn Rand’s is a pseudo philosophy that caters to puerile minds who’ve read so less so as to apotheosize any writing which is considered hep and makes them feel like intellectuals.

    Of course, you are free to return to my blog. I would need to know you more in order to scratch your eyes πŸ™‚ I value different opinions and don’t intent to “convert” anyone. In fact, I’m not at all sorry that I got only this much out of this book.

  15. Charl says:

    The Diary of Anne Frank? I didn’t see your links, but we might’ve been talking about different surveys.

    The survey I was referring to was carried out by Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club on the most influential book for Americans. The Bible ranked first followed by Atlas Shrugged. Also, in a survey by Random House, Atlas Shrugged ranks 1st in the 100 best novels of all time (reader’s list). Her other three novels also fall in the first 10 (http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html). In addition, the Boston Public Library named Atlas Shrugged one of the “100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century.” (http://www.bpl.org/research/AdultBooklists/influential.htm)

    But that’s besides my original point: Rand’s philosophy of life and reason is only for the individual who wishes to accept it out of his own wish. Accolades are of no importance to prove that to prove that something is really the stuff of brilliance; my statement on Atlas Shrugged being influential was an incidental tidbit, not to prove that it is remarkable; it does that on it’s own without my help. Neither I did not intend for you to attempt to topple it over by a pre-pubescent girl’s personal diary, and fail miserably.

    No wonder you think it’s a “pseudo philosophy” catering to “puerile minds” seeing as having read a book more than a 1000 pages long, all that hit your obviously very discerning mind was “propaganda.”

    This will be the last of my comments on this topic. We’re just not bound to agree on this! πŸ™‚ I’d like to end this discussion by emphasizing that Objectivism crucially requires that a person apply critical thinking skills to process ideas and premises before reaching any conclusions. You don’t just accept it rightway; explore the basic concepts and start from there. To do this, one must be mentally and intellectually capable of considering new ideas, and one must be honestly open to considering new ideas. (For example, it’s very easy to reject her idea that being seflish is moral because in school, we have been taught that being selfish is bad and being altruistic is important. But if you question the premises, being selfish basically means looking out for one’s self-interests, and altruism is fine as long as it’s not imposed and is genuine and voluntarily.)

    If people don’t meet these criteria, it is best to leave them alone and not bother engaging them in a discussion on the philosophy.

  16. @Charl, I only said that Rand’s books don’t figure in the Top 100 Books by Critics. Her books figure in the popular lists, yes. Even I have seen those two links provided by you. The Random House Book list is quite popular, in fact.

    Accolades are of no importance to prove that to prove that something is really the stuff of brilliance; my statement on Atlas Shrugged being influential was an incidental tidbit, not to prove that it is remarkable

    Since you were the one who started this topic, it definitely felt like you were trying to support your claim.

    I guess you failed to understand that I’m in no way comparing Anne Frank’s Dairy with Rand’s books. They are both totally different as far as their concepts are concerned.

    Anyway, I don’t want to further discuss this topic. Thank you nonetheless for your lovely discussion. πŸ™‚

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  18. Just saw that one of your categories is “General Ramblings”. Well, my blog is titled Rambling Routes and what I do can at best be described as Rambling. Good to find that there are “others” like me. Anyway fared poorly on the Nerd Quiz (Score: 64)!! And my site is also rated G. Read (and liked) most of the tomes on your list. It’s a shame hearing about the “Search Issue” with your blog… Just started the blog, tips would be appreciated!! :):)

  19. @Tathagata, Thank you πŸ™‚ I just use the tag “General Ramblings” for all my posts, because most of them are ramblings anyway! Well, the search issue is not really an issue. Once you start blogging often, you’ll be amused by all the weird Search Terms that help people land at your blog. πŸ™‚ All the best for your blogging journey.

  20. Shuz says:

    ***Comment left by Shuz on Jan 8th. Reposting it here from back up.
    hi ruhi….
    nikhil did tell me abt u… πŸ™‚
    and u have a very nice blog out here:) i will be a regular visitor i guess:)

    u take care!

  21. anurag.s says:

    Hey as usual i applied top-down approach, i read almost all your posts, jitta possible tha…and i spent a lot of time on level2 blog too…then i wanted to know about you..who is this gurl..

    i must say name of your blog is mast..nothing could have been better…one has to remember it..there’s no other choice…and content wise too, havetoremember is worth remembering…
    keep the good posts flowing…


  22. Anurag- Thank you for the appreciation. It always feel nice when someone praises my blog πŸ˜‰ Are you taking Level-II also? Not many people read my CFA blog…that’s why I’m wondering. I kept the url as havetoremember because when I started blogging, then this was more of a personal space where I used to record my personal thoughts and it was my way of trying to “remember” everything important. But as time went by, the style and content of this blog changed, but the URL and the name are still the same.

    Oh, and you don’t need to be a critic to comment on my blog. If that were the case, then hardly anyone would be commenting here. Do you have a blog btw? If you don’t, then you should make one.

  23. anurag.s says:

    oiye btw wats the time there..where are you…ther are so many queries…and i also don’t like that thick Rand’s book…i borrowed once..and it was a good pillow for three nights..i thought something might diffuse from it into my mind..but nothing happened….

  24. @ anurag.s:

    To express yourself, to write about topics that interest you, to be heard πŸ™‚

    It’s almost 12 am here (CST). I’m in the Midwest in the US. Where are you? Oh, I don’t like Rand’s philosophy…you must have realized that from the discussion in this page. Thank God nothing got diffused to your head, else you would be a gone case. πŸ˜‰

  25. anurag.s says:

    one needs to have some grey cells in his head to express himself or have an opinion..
    sadly, i think, i don’t have a shred of scruples in my top-floor..i think i should join politics…
    i would in near future, take a crash-course on this esoteric thingy of self-expression…from you..

  26. anurag.s says:

    Hopefully !!…
    i have all the ingredient, that are needed for a good politician…career wise…its not a bad choice…when that jindal guy do it there…y can’t i do it here…

  27. @ WordPressian’s Weblog:

    First off, you send me a group invitation to your blog and expect me to start posting personal status updates. Obviously I won’t be doing that. Any sane person won’t accept your request. So, stop saying things like “I’m unhappy to know you blah blah”.

  28. @Pal

    Thank you for your kind note. πŸ™‚ I’m surprised that you landed at my blog while searching for Ekta Kapoor, because I’ve never written about her. I’ve made passing remarks only to ridicule her.

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  30. Hi Ruhi, the comments portion isnt very clear. Maybe you can try working on it!

    Oh god! So many people are complaining. 😦 I think I need to change this theme. Thanks for telling me.- Ruhi

  31. Ruhi, I know you are a tech savvy person and that is why I am asking you what
    this post of Lorelle’s means. Does it only apply to wordpress.org or for free blogs as well? I confess I understood little of what they were talking about, specially after I followed the links in the post. Are we all supposed to beware of something or only those on paid wordpress? If that is the case, then how will a non-techy person like me figure it all out?

  32. Nita, it applies to links on WP.org blogs and other similar, self-hosted blogs, irrespective of the blogging software used. We’re safe πŸ™‚

  33. I really love your blog.. Great colors & theme.
    Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my own website and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Many thanks!

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