Friday, October 28, 2005


Well I confess i am not good at Chess, but then I was beaten twice back to back by my 14 year old cousin !!
I was impressed by the moves and taken aback at how easy it really is to beat me. So people if you have a dream of winning at Chess then I would be the one to play against. (Word Games are a different ball game all together though)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A message board !!

I have added a message board onto my Blog, please feel free to start threads on any subject(Keeping sensitivity issues in mind). Its open to all, just put in your concerns, ideas, issues, thoughts, arguments and whatever else you can think of :)

Thanks to Camphor's Blog for the inspiration.

Monday, October 24, 2005

PlayBack Theatre at Ravindra Kalakshetra

Had been to watch a play called “Utsav” performed by “Yours Truly Theatre”. It is a very innovative concept, basically the play is impromptu, The audience is involved, and the actors on stage perform the stories narrated by the audience, thus you tell out an incident or a story in your life and the performance happens on stage based on your narration. Was wonderful to watch. Planning to attend a workshop on this style of spontaneous theatre.

A Mad Saturday

Well you can take me out of mad-ads but you cannot take mad-ads out of me :)
Rajiv Mathew and I were the judges at BioSken a biotech fest in RV College of Engineering. The crowd was good and the teams on stage were excellent. Brilliant quality of Mad-ads makes judging them a joy.Enjoyed myself thoroughly. Awesome.

“Brando, The King and I and The Catcher in the Rye”

Yeah, I read “The Catcher in the Rye”, I must say I liked it. At some parts, it had me laughing uncontrollably, it was good to read a book that genuinely makes one laugh, (unlike the crappy stuff that “Douglas Adams” writes), anyway, Salinger’s style of writing reminds me so much of Joseph Heller’s masterpiece “Catch-22”. Both these guys were one hit wonders. I mean, writing a book like “The Catcher in the Rye” or “Catch-22” is like digging a hole for yourself, people will begin to expect a lot from you and obviously you fail to deliver.

Other similarities are, both the titles have the word “Catch” in them; the leading characters Yossarian and Holden Caulfield are rebels, who contradict themselves a lot.

Anyone who has read both the books care to point out any more similarities??

What Classic Movie am I?

Thanks to Amit for the Link

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Name Like an Egyptian !!

My name using Egyptian Hieroglyphs!


Get yours !!

Sar utha ke piyo....The new Coke Ad

Well, we thought we had seen it all, people using humor, subtle use of brand colors, associating a brand with a feeling-like victory, Joy and what not- but coke has come up with a new ad that plays on the "pride" Factor. Associates the manner in which a person would drink coke (with their heads up), with pride. Its a wonderful and innovative ad, creativity to move away from cliches.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Book I "read"

Attempted to read "Franny and Zooey" by J.D Salinger, one would have expected an author of Salinger's capability to do better, I ended up, throwing the book away in disgust.
regarding the book I would only like to quote W.S Gilbert from The Mikado
"Merely corroborative detail, to add artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative"

Monday, October 17, 2005

My Favorite Fictional characters

Well the Colin dexter post got me thinking of who my fav. fictional characters were and I have come up with a top of the mind list.

-Sherlock Holmes
-Hercule Poirot
-Father Brown
-Characters from the DiscWorld series of novels eg. Death, Cut-me own throat Dibbler etc.
-Inspector Morse
-Roark, Fountain Head

I have limited myself to books, movies may follow later. Do let me know your favs.

Note: A friend pointed out that the word "fictional" does not exist and "fictitious" is the word I was looking for in the title, Dear friend I point out to you, that "fictional" is a word in the English Language, Please refer to FICTIONAL.
Also the word "fictitious" is used in the context of fabricating a name. Like in "he took up a ficticious name and conned the old lady"

Just Brilliant

Thoughts Of Phena
- Thomas Hardy
Not a line of her writing have I
Not a thread of her hair,
No mark of her late time as dame in her dwelling, whereby
I may picture her there;
And in vain do I urge my unsight
To conceive my lost prize At her close,
whom I knew when her dreams were upbrimming with light

Books by Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter is the creator of 'Inspector Morse' and his sidekick 'Sarge Lewis', Morse is a beer guzzling middle aged detective, who loves solving crossword puzzles in the Times'.
The brilliance of Colin Dexter is, that reading his novel makes one feel like actually solving a crossword puzzle, I am a big fan of his style of writing and recently purchased a 'Inspector morse Omnibus', reading which i spent a wonderful weekend.

Nothing better than reading Colin Dexter and sipping unlimited cups of coffee :)

Do read if you get the opportunity.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Do you hate Ganguly??

Are you one among the millions who hate ganguly and are frustrated at not being able to find the right forum to vent your feelings :)
Join me and lots of others at I HATE GANGULY

Monday, October 10, 2005

Songs I recommend

Akon - Lonely (totally cool)

Enya- May it Be

Naam Ada Likhna - Yahaan (Listening to this one right now)

Chandan Sa Badan - Anupam Amod Remix


Well I seem to have become punctual, and now something I cannot tolerate is people coming in late. Especially if I have to meet someone on a weekend (and I consider weekend time really precious) I really get irritated when they turn up late, its been the case from the past few weekends.
So the resolution is I give 10 mins lee-way and then LEAVE.
Simple solution, no respect for people who do not respect my time.

Weekend Get-together

Finally got together with some MBA classmates, it was good fun, must do more of this. Went shopping with a couple of chicks and that was a BIIIIG mistake, I dont know how I got talked into that, whew!! managed to save the day by spending the evening with the Boyz. All in all got to meet lots of people, Which is good :)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Movies I watched

ROBOTS: Well a movie that was recommended by a lot of people, I watched it, but cannot say I loved it, It was Ok parts of it were really funny, like the climatic Robotic dance and all that. But though this one had more plot than say Madagascar, It is one Animation movie that is forgettable. 5/10
TREMORS: I watched this with the apprehension that I may be watchin one more creature feature that is rotten, like Godzilla V/S King Kong and all that crap. But I was plesantly surprised, this one about huge worm like burrowing creatures that grab people and are called "Graboids" was a good movie. unbelieveable? Believe it !!. 7/10

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sites of the week

Some good places to get latest news views and funny stuff:




Writers Block??

Well lots of things that i would like to write, but somehow nothing coming to my mind right now, Why the lethargy?? I have no idea. Its ironic That one has to write about writers block !!
Its a boring thursday, I rarely get bored but this seems one of those weekdays. yawn yawn yawn

Monday, October 03, 2005

Do you wanna do a contract killing?

HITMAN - You give us a picture, we'll give you an autopsy report!

Just visit this partly hilarious, partly creepy site and give a contract to kill!! Talk to the HITMAN

Dont miss this one