Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Your past life diagnosis:
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South India around the year 1375. Your profession was that of a trainer or holder of fine animals, such as birds..
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all difficulties of life with a joyful heart. You should help others by bringing them a spirit of joy.
Do you remember now?
If you want your analysis get it here
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
You have been fed all your life about better standards of living in US by Bollywood romantics and Hollywood thrillers but there comes along a movie which makes you wonder if life in US is as easy as portrayed to us while growing up.
Man Push Cart is an unforgettable portrait of a Pakistani street vendor trying to keep his soul alive on the streets of New York.
As the story unfolds you realize that Ahmed (the push cart vendor) was once a huge pop star in Pakistan and you immediately feel that in the end he will find his zeal and go back to doing what is does best....singing. But then this story is based on reality and thank goodness it wasn't a Bollywood movie.
Waiting forward to see more movies of this writer-director, Ramin Bahrani.
A must watch!!!!!!
This was a really short read and a complete non-thriller or we can say non-Grisham kind of book. The plot revolves around an NFL player Rick Dockery who has a disastrous career and made history by making his team loose a match that they had already won. To escape all the death threats and change of scene he moves to Italy to be a part of Italian version of NFL and play for a team named Panthers until a better offer comes along.
This story is like any sports movie you would have seen but a well written one. There is a happy ending to this book for sure......and then there is a lot of gyan on Italian food, cities and wine.
One thing is for sure, this book will make an amazing movie......
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This is the most interesting way I've ever been served beer......Le Rock in Banglore serves @ Rs 450.......not much for this tower....
This is what you get when you drink too much beer.........better empty your bladders before moving out of the bar...I clicked this one below on my way to office yesterday....Kannada translation is "Illi mutra visarjane madabaradu"
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
"My life has been an open book. I have written honestly about what has stood out in the forefront of my memory."
Dev Anand writes about his 62 years of life, he has written this book with passion even when he is writing about his failures, he does believe that he is the greatest thing to have happened to Indian Cinema when he advocates his flop movies like "Awwal number, Gangster, Mr Prime Minister, Censor", he actually calls Awwal Number ahead of time as Aamir's Lagaan got nominated for Oscars was made with the same cricket theme and soon after it's release Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE which highlighted terrorism in the country.
Dev Anand got almost all women he eyed except Suraiya, the only one he came close to loving. His Mills and Boon kind of soft porn writing has masala for all his fans who want to relive his romantic liaisons they have read about all there lives...and also the one's they haven't like loosing his virginity with a middle aged women in an A/C compartment of a train "She asked me to come and I came" and how Zeenat Aman left his production house and went to Raj Kapoor (who eventually made her a bigger star with Satyam Shivam Sundaram)
This book priced @ Rs 695/- is a bit expensive unless you are a big fan but it's definitely a good read, truth about Autobiographies being you have to accept whatever author has written, read In the Line of Fire: A Memoir by Pervez Musharraf to understand how far can a man go away from truth...
PS: I was fortunate enough to get an Autographed copy of Dev Anand's book. I hope Mr. Anand is able to give us another magical movie experience that reminds us of his genius before fading into oblivion!!!!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
|Your Brain is Purple|
Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.
You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
If I would have thought of someone who could've written this kind of book it had to be some humorous atheist foreigner, Sarah McDonald comes to India and leaves swearing never to return but as predicted by a roadside Sadhu she comes back in search of love. It is her journey in search of spirituality where she narrates you her understanding of different religions and beliefs in India.
Her in depth analysis includes almost all the religious beliefs like Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Sufism. More recent targets of devotion, such as Sai Baba, Osho Rajneesh, Yogi Bhajan, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Bollywood stars, are also discussed.
The line I liked the most is "The one thing that can stop a bus, is the king of the road the lord of jungle[traffic] and the top god. The holy cow."
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
When I heard this name several years back I though it's a group of Pirates who wear a Black Eye mask and go Peeing everywhere, little did I knew that I'll be swooped along with thousands of other hip-hop fans on the foot tapping numbers of BEP.
The show started an hour late but the crowd was energetic and wanted to see there favorite stars and mistaking technicians as band members wasting there energy screaming at them.
The show started with Fergie doing her Shakira dance mooooves making all male of the species drooling on Will-i-am's Hey Mama song, they played all there chart toppers Like My Humps, Don't Funk with my heart, Lets get the party started, Don't Lie and solo songs from Will-I-am's album Songs about Girls and Fergie' s "The Dutchess".
Will-I-Am was funny in his narration and was really creative when he got all the lights switched off and told everyone to put up there mobile and sway, the view was breath-taking as thousands of mobiles were swaying on his music.
Yes Fergie was as delicious as expected(she is the reason I like BEP so much in the first place) and whoever heard the shout "Fergie you are on my menu tonight" it was me and yes I got those cheapster stares from ladies around me as well, though talking about the ladies at the show seems like all the good girls had a resolve to look better then Fergie....a good friend of mine claims to have missed Fergie's performance due to distractions in the immediate surroundings.
As for me my eyes were all for Fergie, a lady asked me what was the name of the third guy in the band besides Will and Apl and I was like.....girl what are you doing in a temple when you don't even know your god (cheeky me couldn't recall Taboo's name...c'mon you can't blame me...Fergie was there)
Won't be able to forget this show for a long time to come....and yeah Fergilicious .....so delicious.....Love you BEP.....
PS: Don't forget to watch these videos I recorded on phone so the quality ain't that good so not uploading them all....
Where is the love
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Daniel Day Lewis
Lou Diamond Philips
Jesse L. Martin
Just names of few people this face recognition website matched my face with.....
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
I found this analysis at this site
Your past life diagnosis: I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South India around the year 1375. Your profession was that of a trainer or holder of fine animals, such as birds.. Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all difficulties of life with a joyful heart. You should help others by bringing them a spirit of joy. Do you remember now?
Hmmmm.......yeah I can remember I was the chief garbage man and that is the reason why south india if still full of garbage....just imagine me with garbage stained dhoti and my black fat hairy legs and bulging belly scratching you know what ;-)
This name struck to me after this book made an appearance in Bookers Long List. This books talk about how far a father can go in Pushing his child to achieve his dreams. Rumi is a maths prodigy who is forced in following a strict discipline by her father on her quest to become a child prodigy, she is forced to follow Army bootcamp kind of rules like staying hungry to be able to concentrate more.
This book is heavily inspired from Sufiah Yusof's story who as a child prodigy ran away from Oxford and blamed her parents for putting too much pressure on her.
All in all this book was a nice read, I liked the way Rumi was able to enjoy her maths and even created lullaby's of numbers and her cummin seeds fetish beats any fetish I had as a kid.
Wish I was so good @ maths.....
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Next day started with a lazy morning, woke up late and enjoyed the cozy comforts of the hotel. We left around 11:30 am for the amazing Sentosa Island, once you reach the gates you have to make a 10 minutes journey on a cable car combined with amazing sight seeing on the way to the island.
Once we landed we went on another amazing Sky high journey on Carlsberg Skytower which gives you a panoramic view of the Singapore City some 131 meters above sea level.
Next visit was Images of Singapore, it's a journey to the very soul of Singapore – a place where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and honor converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every visitor!
Then we went and watched a 4D movie called Pirates @ 4D Magix theater, now I have seen Chota Chetan but that was 3D and it didn't have your seats moving and water being sprinkled on your face...so we had a gaala time with all the screaming and shouting and spiders, snakes, arrows and cannon balls trying to scratch your head.
So now it was time for an adventurous walk in the rain on the Dragon Trail through the lush green rain forest, best part was when I found a snake who luckily was non-poisonous(I am guessing this part) but somehow I couldn't click the picture ;-) I knew you guys won't believe me..here's the proof...
We took a bus ride towards the Underwater World afterwards and well this is exactly what it was...a different world under the sea. I missed the diving with Sharks experience as it requires advance booking but I'll advice it to people who can do the dare. Nevertheless quite an experience!!!!
And here's the performer of the day.....
Time for sun and sand....there is a beautiful Siloso Beach just 5 mins walk from the underwater world......a serene walk!!!
Try to go there in evenings as there is live Jazz there...missed this one :-(
So our next attraction was Dolphin Lagoon, now this was something I always wanted to see since I was a kid and these beautiful and intelligent animals are definitely a treat to watch....awesome show...
And here's a small video of the show...
We moved along to the Merlion walk as we still had time before the last show of the day...
Boarded the bus again to reach the last show of the day..Songs of the Sea, a nightly extravaganza set in the sea. Songs of the Sea brings you a mesmerizing show with a live cast and dramatic effects pyrotechnics, water jets, brilliant lasers, special computer imaging, bursts of fire, captivating music and stunning flame bursts. But go there with an umbrella otherwise you'll get drenched like me due to all the water sprinklers...a must watch to study the marvels of human innovation!!!!
Do note that both shows on weekends and public holidays are especially crowded and are always sold out. Please come early on the day of show to purchase your tickets to avoid disappointment. Now here's a video to follow up :-)
We were as fresh as new after spending the entire day @ Sentosa as I guess you can never get tired when you are having fun, so we went for dinner at little India and completed our shopping @ the all night Mustafa...atleast my bags were full while coming back ;-)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Yipeeee I got a tattoo.....a simple tribal symbol....ya ya you guys can typecast me if you want but I wanted to have one since the time I remember ......and I knew I would get it without much thinking someday(only thing you need to make sure is that you get a good one so you don't regret it)...so I got it in Singapore and am a happy man.... :-)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
So the second day started with a heavy Buffet breakfast at the hotel(we thoroughly enjoyed this part of the day till the end of our stay there). We got picked up for the city tour of the cleanest city on the planet (this clean word will be used a lot so I care a damn if you get irritated) we cruised through clean roads, clean pathways, clean gardens, clean river, clean boat, clean shops, clean restaurants, clean high rise buildings and clean restrooms(this was part of the detour ;-))
Well river cruise was exciting and the famous statue of Merlion and kids jumping was some sight, you can also spot lot of sky high buildings near the River. Well after the cruise we went shopping and bought some Davidoff's, Bvlgari's, Aqua Di Gio, Armani, Eternity etc etc (haven't bought so many perfumes in my life) and then took a detour to the Gem Factory...Amazing sceneries on Display but too costly for a meager soul like me.....but I took lot of pictures...
We went back to the hotel for an hours nap before being picked up for the Night Safari...now this was an experience to remember specially the "Creatures of the Night Show" ..it's star cast is Puma, Barn Owls, Python, Raccoons and more. The show demonstrates the behaviour and incredible abilities of animals, from predatory to survival skills.
There are other exciting stuff like Tram journey through the forest, the show of tribals playing with fire and there are lots of hiking trails where you can find lots of wild animals doing what they do at night...a thrilling experience.
Again back to the hotel Jack Daniels and good night.....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
At last after a long time I went on a vacation with my family, I flew from Bangalore whereas they were flying from Delhi, landed around 8 in the morning high on Scotch on an amazingly huge, neat and clean Airport and entered the neatest and cleanest city of Singapore. I thought of giving a skip to normal Taxi to the hotel and instead took a sky train to MRT bought a $15 ezLink card and boarded the train (now this is the best way to feel you've reached a foreign land when you travel with locals but there were lots of Indians on that train, Tamils have lived there for 4 generations), anyways a big mistake cause after getting down from the train I had to walk a lot and because of my amazing sense of direction (that too without a map) I had to board a taxi to reach my hotel (expensive but a nice one Copthorn Orchid) somehow, didn't check in as I was early and went off to explore the city....oops a clean and expensive city (Arre I earn in Rupees yaar).
Anyways my agenda till evening was to hang around at Orchard Road till my family arrived, so I grabbed a bite at McDonald's (good delicious breakfast) and went on foot exploring the expensive Gucci, Armani, Versace, D&G etc etc showroom....selling stuff that costs my whole months salary (bola na I earn in Rupees) at last got tired went to a roadside Pub chatted a while with few tourists...got some tips to roam around...went back to the hotel....took a warm hot tub bath and went off to sleep...woke up only when the phone rang to announce my family's arrival.
I was meeting my family after 5 months so there was a lot of excitement.....we hugged each other....had a Jack Daniels with my dad and went off to little India for dinner and to peek at Mustafa Shopping Mall famous as the most reasonable shopping heaven in Singapore (personally i didn't find a huge price difference), the food at one of the Muslim restaurants was passe not worth mentioning (I guess we should have gone for a Dosa @ Sagar Ratna instead).
Anyways Mustafa is huge and we got really tired and tried finding a taxi to no avail, a recommendation for anyone traveling to Singapore...It is really tough to find a taxi late night so invest in a local number as you can't call a cab without a phone number. Anyways after two hours of hunting for the cab I had to buy a local SIM card(had to convince the shop owner to let me have it without passport....I could've been a terrorist...i sure do look like one)....called the cab went to the hotel had another drink and Slept....what a tiring day....
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
All dreams come to a shattering halt....this is how those babe posters on your walls are made......and I kept thinking why was I never able to find those beautiful babes I find in magazine's with shining eyes and flawless hair flowing shopping in our friendly neighborhood malls....
Check this site out http://www.iwanexstudio.com/ (Professional Photo Retouching Services)
Go to the portfolio section click on any image and do a mouse over....you'll be surprised....
Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."
Here is the link to the full article
Ab kaho "Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai"
Thanks to India Uncut I realized Chutiya is not a term which was invented for what I thought it was invented for ....In fact there is a Chutiya kingdom in existence and they are fighting for there ST status
Chutiya tribe to organise massive agitation for ST status
Guwahati, Aug 20 (UNI) The All Chutiya Jati Sanmilan, Assam, today declared it would undertaken intensive agitation to press for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status the tribe, along with five other tribes, a demand rejected by the Union Ministry on August 14 last.
------>Kya kya mil jaata hai net pe yaar..aaj tak to suna tha par ab dekh bhi liya....kitni Chutiya Duniya hai....hehehehe
Monday, August 20, 2007
He is Nine.
His shots are compared to Rooney's.
His tricks are compared to C.Ronaldo's.
He is Rhain Davis.
This Brisbane born, Australian wonder kid has been signed by Manchester United.
His grandfather sent a DVD of the youngster in action to the Premiership Champions. Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed enough to invite him to move to England and train with the club.
He is required to earn a full-time scholarship with United, which is awrded to promising 12-year old football geniuses.
Have a look at why United was impressed.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Zeitgeist was created as a not for profit expression to inspire people to start looking at the world from a more critical perspective and to understand that very often things are not what the population at large think they are. The information in Zeitgeist was established over a year long period of research and the current Source page on this site lists the sources used / referenced.
Soon, an interactive transcript will be online with detailed footnotes and links.
It's important to point out that there is a tendency to simply disbelieve things that are counter to our understanding, without the necessary research performed.
For example, some information contained in Part 1 and Part 3, specifically, is not obtained by simple keyword searches on the Internet. You have to dig deeper. For instance,very often people who look up "Horus" or "The Federal Reserve" on the Internet draw their conclusions from very general or biased sources. Online encyclopedias or text book Encyclopedias often do not contain the information contained in Zeitgeist. However, if one takes the time to read the sources provided, they will find that what is being presented is based on documented evidence. Any corrections, clarifications & further points regarding the film are found on the Clarifications page.
So the list of this years Bookers Prize contenders is out.....and not only have I not read any of these books I don't even know the names of the authors in the list (Except I read something about Nikita Lalwani in TOI...gosh I must be living in stone age). Though some of them are renowned authors (Googling showed me) I have not read any of there works but plan to change that soon.
Since I have not read any of these guys (and I hang my head in Shame!!!) I will just support Gifted by Nikita Lalwani.....Go lady go...and yeah I remember what was written about her..."She wants to be called Indian British instead of a British Indian"..........Chakk De India....
Here's the longlist
* Darkmans by Nicola Barker (4th Estate)
* Self Help by Edward Docx (Picador)
* The Gift Of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon)
* The Gathering by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape)
* The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)
* The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies (Sceptre)
* Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (John Murray)
* Gifted by Nikita Lalwani (Viking)
* On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (Jonathan Cape)
* What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn (Tindal Street)
* Consolation by Michael Redhill (William Heinemann)
* Animal’s People by Indra Sinha (Simon & Schuster)
* Winnie & Wolf by A.N.Wilson (Hutchinson)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
In the second century of mankind's arrival on earth, the Gods of light took up arms against one of their own. Bala, a fallen dark God, had rejected the old ways of the pantheon and sought to impose his dominion over mankind. Feeding off the forced worship of men Bala grew too powerful for the pantheon to combat alone. So the pure Gods each sacrificed a part of themselves to create a powerful entity.
She is Devi. A fierce feminine warrior, stronger than the Gods themselves, she is reincarnated into the body of a human woman each time a great threat faces the Pantheon. She is the champion of the heavens, and the protector of man.
I have read till volume 11 and searching fiercely to get my hands on the next addition, brains behind this project are as big as our own Shekhar Kapoor.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A Thousand Splendid Suns
He does it again, as a follow up to his amazing story Kite Runner (forgot to write it's review but it's a must read) he comes out with a heart touching story of Mariam and Laila.
Mariam was born in Afghanistan in 1959 as an illegitimate child who is later married off to a man 30 years older then her and has to endure a difficult restricted life burdened on an Afghan women in the middle of Russian revolution and then the rise of Taliban. Then some 15 years later her husband marries another 14 year old girl Laila whose parents are killed in the bombing.
Khaled Hosseini has shown the plight of women living in Afghanistan and there struggle of individuality..........he is a magician of words......A must read......
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
According to Human Rights Watch, over 300,000
KashmiriHindus - 90 per cent of the Hindu population
of theKashmir Valley - remain displaced. In fact,
theycomprise India's largest displaced population.
Ofthem, about 4,880 families, each with an average
offour members, are livinwg in camps in and around
Jammu(the summer capital of the state of Jammu
andKashmir). And predictably, almost 60 per cent of
the displaced are women.
read the complete article here...
Friday, August 03, 2007
"You killed him!"
"Does it matter?"
"Of course it matters! You can't just kill a man!"
"I just did."
"Well, yes, but there has to be a reason."
"Well, because, there always is."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes. I mean, I guess. Maybe not a rational reason, perhaps, but a reason."
"Like, for instance, I could be a deranged psychopath."
"Do you think I'm a deranged psychopath?"
"No. Which is why I'm asking you for a reason."
"All right, let's say there is a reason. Would it make him less dead if there was one?"
"Would it make it okay for me to have killed him if I did have a reason?"
"I don't know. It would if it were a good reason."
"A good reason. I see. And who decides whether it's a good reason?"
"No one, I guess. It just is or isn't."
"Is it? What reason do you think he would have considered a good reason?"
"I don't know. Nothing, I guess."
"But you think there might be such a thing as a good reason for me to have killed him."
"So it's a subjective thing then?"
"And what, in your opinion, would comprise a good reason for killing a man?"
"Well, self-defense, for a start."
"You mean if he'd been trying to kill me, for instance."
"But he wasn't."
"Suppose he was."
"That would be a bad thing for him to do, would it?"
"Well, yes, of course."
"A bad thing for him to kill me. But a good thing for me to kill him if he was trying to kill me?"
"How are the two different - either way you end up with one dead man."
"It's different. You were innocent. You weren't trying to kill him."
"But I did, eventually."
"Well, yes, but..."
"In fact, the only situation in which it would be justified for me to kill a man who was trying to kill me would be if I were incapable of killing a man. Any man."
"Yes. That is, I think..."
"Only then, of course, I wouldn't be able to kill him."
"I don't know! Look, dammit, there's a man lying there with a bullet through his head! This is not the time or the place for conundrums."
"Of course not. But you did ask."
"I just wanted to know why!"
"You just wanted a reason."
"Not because it had any consequences, only because you were uncomfortable not knowing what the reason was. In other words, you were curious."
"Yes. No. It was more than that."
"You needed to know there was a reason."
"So that you could fit this event into your world view. So that the universe would make sense again?"
"And does a universe where a man can pull a gun out of his pocket and kill another man make sense to you?"
"If he has a reason, yes."
"If he has a reason. Isn't it interesting that you're less concerned about the death of a fellow human being and more worried that you may not be able to make sense of it?"
"If you put it that way. But..."
"It is that way. Has it occurred to you that you might be next?"
"Isn't that why you really want to know why I killed him? To see if I'm likely to kill you next. To see if the same reasons apply."
"Yes, I suppose."
"Would it help you to know if I was going to kill you next."
"Why? How would the knowledge help you? What would you do if I was going to kill you in a minute? What could you do?"
"I don't know...something."
"Pray? Attack me?"
"I have a gun. You'd never make it."
"I could try."
"How would that help if you didn't make it?"
"What could I do?"
"I'd still want to know, though."
"Ask me then."
"Are you going to kill me?"
[sound of gunshot]
"Does that answer your question?"
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Silence- short film by Nupur Mathur
Makes you think--Ain't it???? I remember trying to stand close to a girl in the bus on my way to tuitions during School days.....how stupid and an Idiot I was!!!!
But I guess things are pretty much the same even today and it will take a long time to change the situation of Eve Teasing in the country....Here's a commendable effort
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Finally here is an update from me... Please Friends forgive me for
updating you late, but I think it's the right time for me to announce
the news from my side.
Hmm...now straight to the news. Still so many issues are yet to be
resolved and so many people need to be convinced. So, with great
reluctance I am disclosing this news, since anyway you should know
about it one day. I think most of you would have guessed it by this time,
Yes it is it, you think what I think.
Yes…I am tying the knot!!
It was actually planned for this month. But due to opposition from
all sides, the date has been tentatively moved to next month. I
understand very well that you all would be in a great shock, but yes it is.
Everything happened so fast.
All said. All right, next question; who is it? It's going to be
another surprise for you. Most of you must have definitely noticed me
roaming around with, at-least once.
For others, I am attaching some of our pics from which you can
recognize who it is…. Will keep you posted on further happenings.
Hoping for the best !!!
May the occasion be blessed!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Well at last I finished the last Harry Potter Book(Deathly Hallows) in almost a single sitting (took 6 hours of sleep in between)..this book is a bit different from all other Harry Potter books...it's definitely more interesting as the trio of Harry, Hermione and Ron are on a run and face some difficulty or other in there adventure, though I didn't like the ending...I was waiting to be surprised but Rowling gave the expected end of the story without killing any central character and triumphing Harry in the end....but now since the series is over I'll miss Mr. Potter and his adventures......i loved it and lived it and don't really mind that the ending was not really a shocker....
Donno when Mr. Paolini will come up with his next.......also waiting to catch the next Potter flick!!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can it be that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house. Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter. Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) . Opposition MP's stage a walkout. Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh" in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.
Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'. Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of the winter.
Arjun Singh makes Special Reservation for Grass Hopper in educational Insititutions & in Govt Services. The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV. Arundhati Roy calls it "a triumph of justice". Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice'. CPM calls it the 'revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden' . Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.
MANY YEARS LATER...
The ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi billion dollar company in silicon valley. 100s of grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India ...
Hope you got the message!!!!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Have you ever been through too much free time syndrome???? Like you have enough time to browse through all your friends Orkut profiles and check out all the good looking babes in there profile (3 times a day), read all blogs that exists on blogspot and add 10 new favorites to come back to next day, read every article on every news and information site possible, chat with everyone on your Yahoo, MSM, Skype, AOL and GTalk, go to Sh*t 5 times a day just to finish another round of Snake on ur handset, read lots and lots of technical docs and still end up thinking what to do next (too many people poking there nose so can't go to youtube).......seems like I am going through one now....since joining this new job I am waiting for past one month to get some hardware delivered and I guess the wait will continue for another couple of weeks......to top it all I need to stay @ my workplace from 9-6...bahut naainsaafi hai baap.......
Do you know any nice website to waste a lot of time?????....should look like I'm reading some good techie stuff.....I’ll be grateful....
Monday, June 04, 2007
I donno why every story needs to be an IITians love story..i mean think about it..we all have done crazy things in love....(may be i'll write an exaggerated book abt my love story as well someday)
IIT apart this book made me laugh...specially at the end when Mr. Fate caused endless coincidences (too many to digest though) but I would recommend this to all people who have done crazy things in love...just to relive those moments READ IT.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
|You scored as Agnostic, Agnostics consider the possibility that they may be wrong about God's existence, no matter which side of the fence they stand on. Always willing to objectively evaluate the most ridiculous proof, nevertheless, these guys are skeptics of the Nth degree.|
What kind of atheist are you?
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Salsa Story Continued……..
WHOAH……I DID IT……I am AWESOME…….I completely totally amazingly ROCK!!!! After all the blunders and all those training sessions I gave my first ever live performance in front of strong 500 audiences. I would like to thank Girl # 3(yeah Girl 1 and 2 never returned hehehe) for having the patience of training with me and surprisingly joining me on stage as well….and did we ROCK!!!! Accept at one point of time when I kicked another girl on stage to top it started apologizing ….but that’s minimal…..the fact of the matter is that I had fun with a capital ‘F’. The kind of satisfaction you get after doing something like this is just unbeatable.
Here’s a pic and a video from my trusted N73, I will upload the official better quality version soon....I am the one supporting a pony...
The Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG5nOcltU0k
Friday, May 11, 2007
Harvard professor Greg Mankiw put up this parable on his blog recently. Apparently, the author of this sarcastic take on the American tax system is unknown but it has been circulating in academic circles for some years now. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
Sunday, April 29, 2007
So at last I joined one of those crash courses on salsa, to prove my dancing prowess and show my Latino genes at work.....
Mandy: I wanna join Salsa classes...
Counselor: Hmmmm....r u sure??....ahem that would be 2000 bucks...
Mandy: Here swipe my card $%^$%
So I enter a room filled with some 60 people (70% girls) scrapping for space to dance, after initial death defying stretching exercises we start the Salsa session....
Instructor: So guys salsa is all about 1234…and yes 56789101112…….also….
Mandy: But I learnt that at school..
Instructor: (Ignoring me and talking to all those drooling on him hot chicks in the 1st row) Just follow me we’ll have some fun…
Mandy: (Yeah look at all those chicks man)
Instructor: Close ur legs…1)put ur left leg forward 2) right leg on the side 3) left leg following the right 4) right the back of left, try not to fall
Mandy: (Here did it…without falling….wow what chicks man)
Instructor: (After doing this 20 times) Now 1)step forward..2)tilt 3)step backward..4)Come back
Mandy: Another 1234?
Instructor: Ok we’ll call 4567….
Mandy: (Staring at that cute butt) yeah here I did that……(I am d best)
Instructor: (Time to play tough) Now 1) put ur right leg on the side…2) Jump and put it back 3) put ur left leg at the back of the right and 4) Swirl around on your right leg…..(hehehehehe…now try to stay on the ground)
Mandy: (Swirled around only half way) God I should have worn those damn socks…..this wodden floor is killing me…
Instructor: (Laughing internally) C’mon guys this is a piece of cake…here try is again together from step 123456789101112….
Instrcutor: No 123456789101112….
Mandy: 1456910…11.5 (I’m definitely wearing those new socks tomorrow….oops smiles at that tanned chick)
Intructor: Ok guys that’s it for the day less meet up tomorrow…….
Mandy: Thank god it’s over….do I have some good foot cream at my home?…thank god atleast I’ve got some whisky….
Right on time….jst a lil bit drunk…don;t blame me..it's saturday...
Mandy: (These chicks are looking hotter today….and I am ready to swirl with my brand new white FILA socks….r u ready for Latino God girls)
Instructor: (After usual warm ups) Let’s redo the steps from yesterday…..123456789101112
Mandy: 1246791112.5 (Whoa these socks are damn slippery)
Instructor: Now all you guys find urself a girl partner….let do some salsa…
Mandy: Allrighty…..so which one should I choose….hey you babes r u ready for some Salsa….C’mon girl someone..
Instructor: Hey surdy…why r u alone….
Mandy: ahem…No one wants to partner with me . These gals wanna dance alone…
Girl1: I will partner with him sir…
Mandy: Alright…(I rock…my be)
Instructor: So hold ur partners hand..1) take ur left leg behid right 2) Bring it back…3) take the right behind let 4) bring it back and push to swirl the girl around swirling urself around to come back and hold her…..
Mandy: Hmmm…tht’s easy….1234..damn where is she…
Girl1: Damn u man why can’t u swirl straight…
Mandy: Swirl straight…tht’s not wht instructor dude says…
Instructor: Let’s do it again…
Girl1: Not with him…I want a partner change.
Instructor: (Ignoring) 1234..
Girl1: Damn…..hey I gotta go…c ya tomorrow…
Instructor: Hey where’s ur partner?
Mandy: Ahem…I don’t have one..
Girl2: I’ll take him…
Mandy: (I’m rockin again)
Girl2: Don’t push me so hard you stupid..
Mandy: Yeah(Start eating something u skinny ass)
Girl2: (saala surdy…naach na jaane angad tedha….meri kismet hi kharab hai)
Mandy: (Uff when will it get over…so bad I can read eyes…she may run me over after the class)
Instructor: Ok guys see you on Monday.
Girl2: Thank god I’ll dance solo tomm…winks at her friends…
Mandy: (Gosh I rather stick with my bhangra)
Keep visiting for steps 12-1200…..
Friday, April 20, 2007
This book has a strange subject but keeps you hooked as soon as you finish reading the first page, this has all the masala one could ask for being a magic fantasy fan...talking ape...a humanzee(chimp crossed with human)...talking parrot who is capable of maths....but then the difference being this is not a Magic fantasy....it's about science and genetics...Crichton is able to combine some facts about the world of genetics research and made a good fiction out of it....his depiction of future not so far is a bit scary....only downfall of this book being not all the characters stay till the end and vanish without completing the story.
All is all a worth read.....
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Here's life back on the same track...
things are on a stand still and nothin's movin fast..
luv's gone along with my honey...
am left with just chinta and no money...
Russell Peters jokes don't make me laugh anymore...
As per Borat life's a big fuckin whore..
I keep running through an Apocalypto forest in my dreams...
Nothing's following me but I still scream....
Watched Departed n felt like blowing someone's brain...
300 showed it's much better if they are slain...
Chappell's boys shld be the one's to blame...
Another fuckin world cup has just gone down the drain...
Even Bangalore's gettin hot as it has no rain...
WTF may be I shld jst fix another drink and relax..
n let's switch the channel to some football match....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.