Saturday, April 30, 2005


I watched a couple of movies a friend recommended...
* Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle

The first one is a nice little comedy, quite enjoyable...however it was the second one I had been looking forward to watching, Having heard rave reviews about it...and here is my review.
If you like the Psycho thriller Genre, then this movie is definitely worth watching. However dont expect a classic like say "Silence of the Lambs"....but I can bet you will get more than you bargained for, this is a movie that will impress you, bcos it is "Different"...go rent a video and watch it.

Check the link for review

Latest novel read: Douglas Adams- "Dirk Gently's holistic Detective Agency"

BAD....Douglas Adams (HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy) is a highly overrated writer.... I cannot believe people actually find his books funny....This one did not even get a smirk out of me.....Terry Pratchett is the guy for me.....Learn from How to write funny, humorous stuff from Terry Pratchett, Mr. Douglas Adams.


Well this is so that you people can learn from my mistakes !!I made the mistake of watching the following not repeat this mistake.

  • Zoolander - Pathetic movie featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Actually all Ben Stiller movies are pathetic but this one really takes the cake.

  • Crazy Joe aka. Dead Center - just dont think about it.

  • Ghosts of Mars - the lesser said the better.

  • The Thing - Dont ask me why i watched this was on cable, its about this statue that comes to life and starts killing people. Its an Old movie so obviously no Special FX and thus a dude takes up the role of "THING". Its as weird as it sounds.

  • Out for a Kill - Steven Segal. This is by far the worst movie ever.There is no story and nothing, if you dont believe me go watch it.


Its been a very lazy saturday for me, did absolutely nothing.....other than watch a couple of movies on the TV and sleep.....But then thats what weekends are for RIGHT???

Thursday, April 28, 2005


"I met destiny on the road I took in a way to avoid it".....this has been one of my all time fav. quotes.
I never thought it would be applicable to me atleast not in a manner that I would notice it.
2 years of MBA I used all the tricks in the book and all the permutatoins & combinations available to avoid Finance subjects like the plague, and I ws extremely as I sit in my office as a Business Analyst for a financial software.....I can only wryly think of the quote.
I ran from finance only to land up in a finace kind of job(not core finance). However I am enjoying it so far( and I am not saying this to reduce Cognitive Dissonance !!, I am really enjoying it).


Man....the subject about experiences in autos of Bangalore(self proclaimed "kings" of the roads) is one that has been squeezed dry.
However I too have been scarred and scared by several auto experiences, the one that remains fresh in my mind is when this auto guy decided to go against the system and ripped at 50kmph against the one way traffic on an apology for a road, which did not have street lights!!
whew lucky to have escaped unscathed from that one.
There are other enthusiastic Auto drivers who seem more intent on interrogating me on the "Bombat"(colloquial lingo for superb) perfume I am wearing or on the cost of cellphones rather than concentrating on driving....however I prefer the latter to the former drivers with murderous intent who seem to be on a mission to "KillBill"
(In this case me donning the role of the unfortunate Bill)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Heavy Team Lunch !!

Had been to a team lunch to BOMBAY POST. The food is great....but the variety of dishes are never ending. Good place to go, but be sure you dont eat anything three days prior to going there, else you wont do justice to the food. Very heavy on the pockets as beware before you enter. Its a lovely place though with old Hindi songs playing in the background.
check out the link for more details.
Right now am drowzy with so much food in me......gotta fight this....gotta get back to work !!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Of Hairpin Bends and Jalebi Turns

On a recent trip, We had to pass through a ghat section. and a friend of mine referred to the Hairpin curves there as "Jalebi" turns....An amusing way to describe the turns,since they so resemble the "Jalebi" (an Indian sweet)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


I am a huge fan of the Simpsons....and here is something more close to home....Our very own version of the Simpsons......Presenting the SINGHSONS
Enjoy Maadi


Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Wow, this Jungle Song brings back memories of a freshers party that we had thrown to our juniors in Final Year Degree....the theme of the party was "Jungle" and we sang this very song, acoustics and all.
Man the fun we had was awesome.
well, Bas Yaadein Reh jaati hain.

Monday, April 11, 2005

The second trip

I spent the weekend at a place called "Sangam"...which, like the name suggests is the confluence of two rivers (Cauvery and Arkavathy). It is about 100 kms away from Bangalore...Also visited a place called "Chunchi Falls". These falls are just is not yet a popular tourist spot and they are like wild falls that you come upon all of a sudden. Shall post the photos soon...Awesome way to spend the weekend...was swimming in the river for almost 5 hours !!, the result?? a very bad sunburn that has left my face raw.
I seem to be making the bad habit of getting sunburnt every weekend, at this rate thre will be no skin left on my face to get sunburnt...hmmmmm.
May try some other getaways in the following are wecome to join.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Snapshot at Hogenekal

other photos

Give me some FREE MINDS !!

For all ye people who have too much on their minds and are unable to grasp the big picture, due to the muddle in your minds. Here comes a software solution thats "free".
This is a mind mapping software ( dont worry its not gonna hypnotise you, niether is it an alien conspiracy to control your minds) , that would help you to just put down everything that is in your mind, onto a software...that will logically arrange your thoughts, It is not as difficult as it sounds.......interested???

Check it out

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

aWEsoME SeaRcH enGiNe

Well for all you fans of Yahoo and Google....who want to be faithful to both the searches, this is the perfect Search Engine.

Monday, April 04, 2005


Hogenekal literally means "Smoking Rocks" in the local dialect.......its a 4 hr drive from B'lore to this awesome place...the 190 km journey is just worth it. It was a gang of 9 that went there and every moment of the trip was a sheer joy. Gonna post snaps as soon as I get them.


This is a test post from

Friday, April 01, 2005

What I am doing on 1st April, 2005 @2:30 PM

Hmmmm....right now am sittin at office, feeling sleepy after a heavy lunch, Office has been fun so far. However today being a friday I am more in a weekend mood....especially since some friends and I are planning to go off tomorrow on a trip !! looking forward to that.