April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Chromium OS is the open source development version of Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS’s source code was released on November 19, 2009 under the BSD license as Chromium OS.

you can install chromium os in 3 different ways:using virtualbox, using vmware or using usb.

And now that it’s open sourced, you have the chance to try it out for yourself. Unfortunately, most people aren’t ready to undertake the daunting task of actually taking Google’s recently open-sourced code and turning that into a bootable computer. So we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to doing this, for free, in around 15 minutes (depending on how long it takes to download the OS itself). No, this won’t get your computer booting Chrome OS natively (and frankly, you probably wouldn’t want to yet anyway). But it will get it up and running in a virtual machine using the free software VirtualBox, which is available for Macs, PCs, and Linux.

First, a few caveats: we didn’t create the Chrome OS build ourselves — it was downloaded from uTorrent. In theory it could possibly have been tweaked by some malicious hacker to steal your Google account information (this is unlikely, but who knows). There’s an easy fix if you’re worried though: just go make a throwaway Gmail account, and use that to play around with the OS. Also note that because this is running in a virtual machine, you’re probably not going to be seeing great performance (like that 7 second boot time). But it’s more than good enough to get a feel for the OS for yourself.

first you need to download an image of chrome os from any site.

1) using virtualbox:

Once that’s done, download a version of VirtualBox for whatever OS you’re running and install it. After registering (or declining to) you’ll be met with a screen like this. Click the button that says “New” in the upper left hand corner. We’re going to be making a new virtual machine.:

You’ll enter a wizard like this. Hit next.

Go ahead and title the OS whatever you’d like. For the operating system, choose Linux, with Ubuntu as the version (other setups could potentially work, but this is the only one we’ve gotten working).

Choose how much memory to allocate to this virtual machine. This will be dependent on how much memory you have in your computer. The more, the better, but if you choose too much your real computer will become unstable/very slow.

Here’s the tricky part (fortunately it isn’t very tricky). You don’t want to create a new hard disk, instead, you want to use an existing hard disk. Don’t choose one from the drop down menu either — you’re going to want to hit the folder icon just to the right of that to enter the ‘virtual media manager’.

Hit the ‘Add’ button.

Now you have to find the Chrome OS image you downloaded earlier. This is probably on your desktop or in your downloads folder. Once you’ve found it, hit ‘Open’.

Hit ‘Select’ once you reach this window.

Almost there. Make sure ‘use existing hard disk’ is checked. Hit next.

Hit ‘Finish’

You’re done! Hit Start. Hopefully the screen will go black, but only for a little while (this could be anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute or so, depending on how fast your computer is).

Once you’re in, you’ll see a splash screen for ‘Chromium’ (which is what Google calls dev builds of Chrome). To login, you’ll need to enter a valid Google Account ID. Your standard Gmail account should work, but as we said before, this build of ChromeOS came from bittorrent, so you may want to use a throw away account like we did in the screenshots above.

You’re in. Now time to explore. To be honest, everything looks quite similar to Google’s Chrome browser, but there are a few key differences. Note the battery life indicator and options menu in the far upper right. Also try playing around with the ‘New Window’ functions — you’ll find that it’s difficult (if not impossible) to navigate between multiple windows. And be wary of the Bookmarks manager. As far as I can tell, there’s no easy way to get out of it — you’ll have to manually create a new bookmark, which will kick you back into the browser mode once you click it. Oh, and good luck finding the ‘shut down’ button, because we sure can’t.

2) through vmware workstation

3)using usb drive:

First we begin by downloading all important files for the operation.

Step 1: Navigate to the Vanilla Chromium Build homepage and scroll all the way to the top of the version listing (latest build version).

Step 2: Click on the “Download USB Image (picture of a USB drive)” and the zipped OS image file should begin downloading. The file is 200MB+ and should take a while so go relax and come back in about 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Once the Chromium OS image has completed downloading, we will also need to download the Windows Image Writer so that we can successfully create a bootable image on our flash drive. The Image Writer page can be found here, with the download link on the right hand side of the page (first green tab). This download won’t take long (less than 1 minute on high speed internet) so you might as well just wait until it’s done.

Step 4: Once everything has finished downloading we must format our flash drive. Simply insert the drive into a USB slot in your computer and wait for Windows to mount the drive. Then navigate to “Computer”, right click on the flash drive in the device list and select “format…”. The format menu will open, just click the “Start” button and Windows will automatically format your flash drive.

Step 5: Unzip the Image Writer file and open the Win32DiskImager program (Windows Vista, 7 and x64 bit users will need to right click and select the “Run as administrator” option). An error may, or may not, pop up when the program is starting. It’s referring to a floppy drive that is not installed on your machine, dismiss the error by selecting “Ok”.

Step 6: Unzip the Chrome OS .tar.gz image file you downloaded by using WinRAR or 7Zip and make sure the extracted files are in an easily navigable directory.

Step 7: In the Image Writer menu select the correct drive letter of your inserted flash drive. This can be checked easily by opening “Computer” or “My Computer”. Once the correct drive is selected, you must then select the blue folder icon and navigate to the Google Chrome OS image file in the browser window that pops up. If you have successfully selected the correct image it will show up in the address bar to the left of the open source icon.

Step 8: Double check the drive letter of your flash drive and then select “Write” after making sure. A warning will pop up indicating your drive may malfunction if you happen to select the wrong one, dismiss the warning message and the program should begin writing a bootable image to your flash drive.

Step 9: When the program has finished writing the image and displays “Done” in the bottom left corner you may then remove the flash drive and close the program.

Step 10: Reboot the machine and choose the USB thumb drive you just created as the boot partition. The computer will then boot into the Google Chrome OS Flow build.

Step 11: The first time you login into the OS you will need to login using a common login name and password. The Login screen looks like the image at the top left, with the Google Chrome and Flow logos clearly evident.

Login: facepunch

Pass: facepunch

After the OS has started up simply login to a Gmail or email account. After you have successfully logged in, reboot the computer (press power off) and complete the steps again to boot into the Google Chrome OS. You should then be able to login to the OS using your Gmail account and password once it boots up. Netbook users are less fortunate, there is currently a bug preventing login – so just login using the “facepunch” info. All personal account information will be stored however so you won’t have to keep logging in after reboots.

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any problems in installing chromium, please ask me

sources: this article is taken from many sources. it is difficult to credit them all.

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English internet snags


  • 1337: From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
  • 2: too, or to
  • 4: For
  • 10q: Thank you.


  • A C?: AH! SI?
  • AAF: As A Friend
  • ADAD: Another Day Another Dollar
  • ADIH: Another Day In Hell
  • ADIP: Another Day in Paradise
  • AEAP: As Early As Possible
  • AFAICR: As far as I can recall / remember
  • AFAICS: As far as I can see
  • AFAICT: As far as I can tell
  • AFAIK: As far as I know
  • AFAIR: As far as I remember
  • AFAP: As Far As Possible
  • AFK: Away from keyboard
  • ALOL: Actually laughing out loud
  • ASAP: As soon as possible
  • ASL or A/S/L: Age / sex / location
  • ASLP or A/S/L/P: Age, sex, location, picture
  • ATEOTD: At The End of the Day
  • ATM: At the moment
  • AWOL: Absent Without (Official) Leave
  • AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB): all your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)


  • B2B: Business to Business
  • B2C: Business to Customer
  • B4: Before
  • BBIAB: Be back in a bit
  • BBQ: Barbecue. While not Internet slang in itself, it is often combined with other initialisms as a point of satire, absurdity, or a non-sequitur. For example OMG WTF BBQ.
  • BBL/BBS: Be back later / shortly / soon
  • BCNU: Be seein’ you
  • BFF: Best Friends Forever
  • BFN: Bye For Now
  • blog: Also known as web log or an online journal
  • BOFH: Bastard operator from hell
  • bot: Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software
  • BRB: Be right back
  • BSOD: Blue Screen of Death
  • BTDT: Been there done that
  • BTW: By the way
  • bump: Increment (for example, C’s ++ operator.) or a backronym for “Bring Up My Post”


  • CMIIW: Correct me if I’m wrong.
  • crawl: To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it
  • crapplet: A poorly written computer application
  • CU: See you (later)
  • CYA: See ya OR Cover Your Ass
  • cyber- (prefix): A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer
  • cyberspace: Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes ‘jacked into’


  • DFTT: Don’t feed the trolls
  • DIAF: Die in a fire
  • DILLIGAF/D/S: Does it look like I give a flip / fuck / damn / shit
  • D/L: Download
  • DND: Do not disturb
  • DOA: Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.


  • EOF: End of File
  • EOM: End of Message
  • EOL: End of Life (device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle) OR End of Line.
  • EQ: EverQuest
  • ETA: Estimated time of arrival


  • F9: Fine
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Question(s)
  • FFS: For fuck’s sake
  • flamer: Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll.
  • FMCDH: From My Cold Dead Hands
  • FML: Fuck my life.
  • FOAD: Fuck off and die
  • FOAF: Friend of a friend
  • FTFY: Fixed that for you
  • FTL: For the loss
  • FTW: For the win
  • FTW?: Fuck the what? (reversal of WTF?, implies increased confusion)
  • FU: Fuck you
  • FUBAR: Fucked up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced “foo-bar”)
  • FUD: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)
  • FWIW: For what it’s worth
  • FYI: For your information


  • GBTW: Get back to work
  • GF: Great/good fight
  • GFU: Good for you
  • GFY: Go fuck yourself
  • GG: Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
  • GGS: Good games
  • GJ: Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill
  • GL: Good luck, used before commencing a game
  • GMTA: Great minds think alike
  • Godwin’s law: Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
  • gratz: Congratulations
  • GTFO: Get the fuck out
  • GTG or G2G: ‘Got to go’ or ‘Good to go’
  • GR: Good Race


  • HAND: have a nice day
  • handle: Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
  • HF: Have fun
  • haxor or H4x0r (1337): Hacker
  • hit: A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an Internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.
  • home page: The website’s introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is “index”
  • hot list: A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.
  • HTH: Hope this / that helps


  • IANAL: I am not a lawyer
  • IBTL: In before the lock
  • IDK: I don’t know
  • IHT: I had to
  • IONO: I don’t know
  • IIRC: If I recall / remember correctly
  • IIUC: If I understand correctly
  • ILY: I love you
  • IMO: In my opinion
  • IMHO: In my humble / honest opinion
  • IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion
  • IMAO: In my arrogant opinion
  • information superhighway: The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)
  • IOW: In other words
  • IRC: Internet Relay Chat
  • IRL: In real life
  • ITYM: I Think You Mean
  • IWSN: I want sex now
  • IYKWIM: If you know what I mean


  • jaggy: aliased computer graphics
  • JAS: Just a sec
  • JFTR: Just for the record
  • JK or j/k: Just kidding, or joke


  • k or kk: OK
  • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
  • KOS: Kill on sight
  • KTHX: OK, thanks
  • kthxbye: OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short


  • L8R: Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.
  • lag: Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy
  • lamer: A know-nothing, one who is lame.
  • leet: Often spelled as l33t or 1337. It originally meant elite
  • LFG: Looking for group
  • LFM: Looking for more
  • LMAO: Laughing my ass off
  • LMFAO: Laughing my fucking ass off
  • LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life.
  • LMK: Let me know
  • LOL: Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
  • LTNS: Long time no see
  • lulz: corruption of LOL
  • lurker: Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions
  • LYLAB: Love you like a brother.
  • LYLAS: Love you like a sister.


  • MMO: Massive Multi-player Online [game]
  • MMORPG: MMO + RPG (Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game). The most frequent genre of MMO.
  • MOTD: Message of the day
  • MTFBWY: May The Force be with you
  • MUD: Multi-User Dungeon
  • MUSH: Multi-User Shared Hallucination
  • MYOB: Mind your own business
  • M8: Mate


  • N1: Nice one, used mostly often in gaming
  • NE1: “Anyone”
  • newbienewbn00b: An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person. Usually a derogatory term for someone inexperienced at a game.
  • NIFOC: Naked In Front Of Computer
  • NM: (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.
  • n0rp: Alternate form of pr0n, intentional misspelling of porn
  • NP: No problem
  • NS: Nice shot. Used in online gaming.
  • NSOH: No sense of humor.
  • NSFW: Not safe for work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.
  • NVMNVMD, or nm: Nevermind, not much


  • O RLY: Oh really?
  • OIC: Oh, I see
  • OFN: Old freaking news
  • OMG: Oh my god
  • OMFG: Oh my fucking god
  • OMGWTF: Oh my God what the fuck
  • OMW: On my way or Oh my word
  • ONOZ: Oh, no
  • OP: Original poster / Operator / Outpost
  • OS: Operating system
  • OT: Off topic
  • OTB: Off to bed
  • OTOH: On the other hand
  • OTP: On the phone or One true pairing or On The Piss


  • P2P: Peer to peer, or pay to play
  • PAW: Parents are watching
  • PEBKAC/PEBCAK: Problem exists between keyboard and chair
  • PITA: Pain in the arse / ass
  • PLMK: Please let me know
  • PMSL: Pissing myself laughing
  • POS: Piece of shit, or parent over shoulder.
  • POTS: Plain old telephone service
  • POV: Point of view
  • PL: Powerleveling, used in online games.
  • PPL: People
  • PTKFGS: Punch the Keys For God’s Sake
  • pr0n: Intentional misspelling of porn
  • PW: Persistent World (gaming)
  • pwned: Intentional misspelling of owned


  • QFT: Quoted for truthiness—either to show satire or agreement with something satiric.
  • QWP: (texting) Quit Whining, Please. (gaming) equip v / equipment n.


  • rehi (or merely re): Hello again
  • RL: Real Life
  • RMS: Ride me sideways
  • ROFL/ROTFL: Rolling on (the) floor laughing
  • ROFLMAO/ROTFLMAO: Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
  • ROFLMAOWPIMP/ROTFLMAOWPIMP: Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off while peeing in my pants
  • ROFLOL/ROTFLOL: Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
  • RSN: Real soon now (used sarcastically)
  • RTFB: Read the fucking binary (or book)
  • RTFS: Read the fucking source
  • RTFM/RTM: Read the (fucking/fine) manual or reboot the (fucking) machine


  • SCNR: Sorry, could not resist
  • SFW: Safe for Work, see NSFW
  • sk8/sk8r/sk8er: skate/skater
  • smiley: Another name for emoticons
  • SMH: Shaking my head
  • SNAFU: Situation normal: all (fucked/fouled) up
  • snail mail: Normal paper mail service
  • SOHF: Sense of humor failure
  • spider: The program behind a search engine
  • STFU: Shut the fuck up
  • STFW: Search the fucking web


  • TANSTAAFL: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, a quote originally attributed to Robert Heinlein
  • TBF: Time between failures
  • TBH: To be honest
  • TG: That’s great
  • TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday
  • THX/THNXTNX or TX: Thanks
  • TIA: Thanks in advance
  • TIL: Today I learned
  • TIMWTK: This inquiring mind wants to know
  • TINC: There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
  • TL;DR: Too Long; Didn’t Read
  • TMI: Too much information
  • TOOBS: Internets (refering to the Internet as a series of tubes)
  • TOS: Terms of service
  • TTBOMK: To the best of my knowledge
  • TTFN: Ta ta for now
  • TTYL: Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
  • TTYN: Talk to you never
  • TTYS: Talk to you soon
  • tweedler: One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets
  • TY: Thank you
  • TYT: Take your time
  • TYVM: Thank you very much


  • U: You
  • UTFSE: Use the fucking search engine
  • UGO: You got Owned
  • URS: You Really Suck



  • w00tw00T or WOOT: First two express exuberance, the last is a backronym for the term “We Own the Other Team”.
  • W/ or W/O: With or without
  • WB: Welcome back
  • wedsite: Wedding Website
  • W/E: Whatever
  • W/E: Weekend
  • WRT: With respect / regard to
  • WTB: Want to buy
  • WTF: What the fuck
  • WTG: Way to go
  • WTH: What the hell
  • WTS: Want to sell
  • WTT: Want to trade
  • WUG: What you got?
  • WUBU2: What (have) you been up to?
  • WUU2: What (are) you up to?
  • WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
  • W8: Wait


  • YAGNI: You Ain’t Gonna Need It.
  • YAGTOH: you are going to own him.
  • YGM: You’ve Got Mail.
  • YHBT: You have been trolled.
  • YEC: Young Earth Creationism
  • YKW: You know what?
  • YMMV: Your mileage may vary.
  • YOYO: You’re On Your Own.
  • YTMND: You’re The Man Now, Dog
  • YW: You’re welcome.


  • ZOMG: An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for “Oh My God” and pronounced “Zoh My God” This version is mainly used in jest or to ridicule people who use abbreviations like OMGand OMFG

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How would 1.2 billion people react when corruption in India suddenly comes to a standstill? When policeman stops taking bribe and actually confiscates our car till the insurance is cleared or till we are able to produce our legal driving license (that is if you have a legal driving license)? When colleges stop taking donation and forcing millions to stay back at home? When people will lose the freedom of tomfoolery in the open because they have lost the assurance that the maximum penalty would be a small bribe to the policeman? In all reality, we are not really ready to face such an India. It is one thing to preach and a completely different thing to practice.

The Anna Hazare movement is a noble gesture by a person who has devoted his life for the betterment of the country. His previous achievements are exemplary and his latest movement for passing the Lokpal Bill is a social media success. It is a pleasure to see twitter and facebook respond in such a optimistic way. However a close watch on latent intricacies behind it is also needed. If we feel that passing the Lokpal Bill is the first step, then let me remind you that such many first steps are already in the pipeline- take for example the Women’s Reservation Bill.

Some of my observations on this movement and where we need to maintain precaution would be

• The bill would just give birth to another body which penalizes corruption. Haven’t we already seen such measures before? Rather the motive of a new initiative would be to uproot the issues which breed corruption. Much of the Anna Haraze movement’s supporters will lose their credibility when they vote for the wrong candidate this election.

• Having an independent body for fighting corruption could potentially lead to another independent body of corruption. Again not far from memory are the examples around our very own Central Vigilance Commission

• Thirdly, the movement must reposition itself from the feel good factor which it is generating. Of course showing support is very necessary. But more than changing facebook profile pictures or joining the missed call movement, it is more important that we stop playing the honest cop and ask again if we are ready. If you are supporting a Gandhian inspired civil disobedience movement, then have the courage to abide by what Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in this world”. Anna Hazare is a true Gandhian but unfortunately not many of us can claim the same

Years ago, Hong Kong suffered from similar if not more levels of corruption like India. This prompted the ruling country England to pass the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC). It was an exemplary success. Corruption levels dropped especially in the governmental departments. A similar paradigm shift is difficult to imagine in India which is a country 10 times bigger and has a population 165 times greater. Moreover the sentiments of patriotism and nationalism in Hong Kong are vibrant because it is still in a nascent stage when free countries are concerned.

Writing all these doesn’t mean that I am withdrawing my support from this movement. A corruption free world would definitely do wonders for our country. But it would do even worse if the supporters itself become the felons. People comment on the provision of Rs 250 penalty in the bill which would be imposed per day if results are not delivered in time. I say that a country that can make money out of soldier’s coffin shouldn’t have any problems taking care of that.
Calling me a cynic? Yes, I am and a cautious one too.



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HATS OFF TO ANNA HAZARE!!!!!!!!pls support the cause!!!!!

“The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realised without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment & involvement of the common man.”- Anna Hazare

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra.

After voluntary retirement from the army, Hazare came to Ralegan Siddhi village in 1975. Initially, he led a movement to eradicate alcoholism from the village. Next, he motivated the residents of the village into shramdan (voluntary labour) to build canals, small-scale check-dams and percolation tanks in the nearby hills for watershed development; efforts that solved the problem of scarcity of water in the village that also made irrigation possibile. He also motivated the residents of the village to build a secondary school in the village through voluntary labour. He helped farmers of more than 70 villages in drought-prone region in the state of Maharashtra since 1975.

3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok…?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

In 2011, he led a movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal (ombudsman) bill in the Indian Parliament. As a part of this movement, N. Santosh Hegde, a former justice of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta of Karnataka, Prashant Bhushan, a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court along with the members of the India Against Corruption movement drafted an alternate bill, named as the Jan Lokpal Bill (People’s Ombudsman Bill) with more stringent provisions and wider power to the Lokpal (Ombudsman). Hazare has started a fast unto death from 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, to press for the demand to form a joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a new bill with stronger penal actions and more independence to the Lokpaland Lokayuktas (Ombudsmen in the states), after his demand was rejected by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.Before commencing his ‘fast unto death’ he stated, “I will fast until Jan Lokpal Bill is passed”.

The movement attracted attention very quickly through various media. It has been reported that thousands of people joined to support Hazare’s effort. Almost 150 people are reported to join Hazare in his fast. He said that he would not allow any politician to sit with him in this movement. Politicians like Uma Bharti and Om Prakash Chautala were shooed away by protesters when they came to visit the site where the protest was taking place. A number of social activists including Medha Patkar, Arvind Kejriwal and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Jayaprakash Narayan of the Lok Satta have lent their support to Hazare’s hunger strike and anti-corruption campaign. This movement has also been joined by many people providing their support in Internet social media such as twitter and facebook. In addition to spiritual leaders Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Ramdev, Swami Agnivesh and former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, many celebrities showed their public support through micro-blogging site Twitter. As an outcome of this movement, on 6 April, 2011 Sharad Pawar resigned from the group of ministers formed for reviewing the draft Lokpal bill 2010.

The movement gathered quite a significant amount of support from India’s youth visible through the local support and on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. There have also been protests in Bangalore and Mumbai.

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It’s an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.
At least we can pray for his good health.

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