Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Batman - DC Comics


Batman has been my favorite supehero, The Supermans and the Spidermans all possess Superpowers that help them fight evil.
Batman on the contrary is a normal human being, who has decided to fight crime.
Everything is dark about these comics, the atmosphere, the character, the Villans, Gotham City itself.

Batman's Character is one of the most complex characters one can come across in Comic Books. Like Batman says in 'Hush'
"Deep down I know Superman is a good guy, I also know that deep down I am a Bad guy! "

Haunted by nightmares and a feeling of guilt about his parents' murder by a criminal, Bruce wayne decides to become something that he fears the most, a "Bat".

When one reads Batman, one can sense, how close Batman is to becoming the same thing that he is fighting against.

I have been reading the Batman Collection.
So far have read
Dark victory
Year one

"Year one" by Frank Miller and Joseph Loeb is the best, and the Movie "Batman Begins" is loosely based on this.

The only shortcoming, I see in the Batman Comics is the use of Superfriends - like Robin, DarkWing, Oracle, Batgirl, Huntress etc etc

This dilutes the powerful characterisation of batman.

However the Batman remains and will remain my Superhero !!

Who is your favorite Superhero?

I am an MBA !!

I got a very boring 65.84% in my final sem MBA. Boring because, I have been getting 65 - 67 % in my first 3 sems. Not complaining but yaaaaawn !!

Anyway as with everything that happens, there are positives

I am an MBA now :)
I have given all the exams, do not see myself studying for another set of exams

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

O Captain! My Captain

- Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;

The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;

The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,

While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!

O the bleeding drops of red,

Where on the deck my Captain lies,

Fallen cold and dead.


Monday, December 26, 2005

A wonderful radio station

I came across PANDORA, on Dharampal's blog, before you say "well its another music cast", just check it out, all you need to do is give an artist or a song title and your station will play you songs that are similar to your selection, works wonders as you get to discover new songs. Try it.

Friday, December 23, 2005

The year(?) that was...

In a matter of a week we will be in 2006 !! The Cliche goes that "Time Flies" but one must agree it is so very true. I feel like it was very recently that I got into MBA, but now I realize that not only have I completed my MBA, but also am a couple of months away from completing a year at ThoughtWorks.
The Year has gone by in a blur. Its been a joy ride full of fun, lots of ups and few downs.
Another Cliche goes on to extend the previous one and goes " Time flies fastest when you are having most fun"
Looking forward to more years that will go past in a blurrrrrrrrrrrrr :)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Cannot resist....Another song of the week :)

Well this one would be the song of t he month for me :)

Smash Mouth- Shrek OST- 'Im a Believer"

This one rocks....

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

In the Jungle.....

Was listening to the Lion King soundtrack, and came across "In the Jungle....."
:D This brought back so many old memories, we had sung this for a party where Jungle was the theme, and boy did we have fun !!
This makes it my Song of the Week!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Cricket....sweet pain !!

Last Saturday, Played cricket for 4 hours flat !! spent the week feeling like I had been run over by a truck :) Muscles that i did not know existed, announced their annoyance at not being used, so much so that even laughing out aloud caused pain (and laughin is somethin i do regularly....)
Ah the sweet pain :)
Played 3 hours of cricket again this saturday, and the pain i was expecting never came :) looks like I am fit again (ya right !!)

Weekend Movie: Bluff Master

Well, I went and watched BluffMaster, did not expect much. Was pleasantly surprised :)
Its been inspired by, "Ocean's Eleven" and "The Game", but a good hindi Adaptation. Good songs, great one liners, Nana Patekar has all the good lines.
A good movie to watch :)

The Silence...

Why, have I not been blogging ?? Well the reason is that am going through one of the most difficult periods of my life. I wonder if I shall ever overcome it. But I know that I shall not change and life will go on :D
"Whatever happens, happens for the best!" remember?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Gaming Unlimited!!

Oh Yeah!!

The time is 6 pm. The day any normal weekday, and one can sense excitement around the office. The excitement is because Unreal Tournament is about to begin.
Hours and hours of Gaming on the LAN has me addicted. Be it the aggressiveness of a Team 'DeathMatch' or the Strategy involved in a game of 'Capture The Flag ', the action is relentless, the Screaming at team members, the cheering at a crucial frag makes for an amazing atmosphere in office. Good Fun :D

Power of ONE

You Can Help!

I have been tagged by Seemantini to write about "What I am doing or going to do, to protect the Earth in my own little way"

OneEarth Communications have wonderful ads indeed, Most of them are featured on Animal Planet.

What have I been doing? I avoid using polythene bags, I never throw waste of any kind on the roadside, be it chocolate wrappers or chewing gum. Using a Dustbin is a better option. I do not smoke, thus doing my bit to reduce Air Pollution.
The important thing that I feel all of us can do(and which I do) is, to walk short distances rather than using a two wheeler. Keeps one fit, Reduces Traffic and in turn reduces Air Pollution.

What are you doing?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Tom and Jerry Game

If you like Tom and Jerry then this is the game for you !! Childish you may say, but entertaining nevertheless :)

The Tank

On the Stretch of road just after Victoria road and before one gets to Airport road, to your left, just by the road, lies a Tank. A battle tank, captured by the indian Army from Pakistan during the Bangladesh War.
As a child as I passed through that road, on my way to the airport, I would wait for the tank to appear in my sights and look at it with a sense of pride, afterall it was part of the 'spoils of war'.
It still remains in the same place, well maintained. Painted a shade of dark olive green
It still has the same effect on me as it had years ago :D
If you happen to pass by that way do take a look and you shall understand what I am talking about.
Google tells me that "These T-59s were captured at the epic battle of Longewala, where an entire Pakistani T-59 tank regiment was decimated by the Indian Air Force...." more...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005



Ganguly is back...

I have been cursing Mr. Ganguly, since a long time. But I must confess as I watched him stride into the ground to Bat today morning, I was wishing he would do well !! I thought to myself, well the man has guts to come down and play in a match under Dravid, it needs a lot of humility.

Then I watched him refuse a single, a beautiful shot that Laxman hit deserved a run and Ganguly turned down the single. And back I am to square one, I think my previous attitude towards him is right. He does not deserve a place in the team.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Song of the Day

'Ruby tuesday' by Rolling Stones
is amazing, its my favorite Rolling stones song. Awesome.

Vertigo Comics: Fables

Snow White

I enjoyed reading Frank Miller's graphic novels the 'Sin City' series, this was not surprising as Frank Miller is quite famous and I had expected to enjoy it.
however when I got my hands on 'Fables' by Vertigo comics, I did not expect much ,as their previous series was not too good (atleast I did not like it), but 'Fables'is awesome.
As usual it is a comic for "for Mature readers only'. the Theme rocks. The artwork is nice. and the plots are pretty decent.

All the Fable town's characters such as Snow White, Goldilocks, Big Bad Wolf, Beauty and the Beast and hundreds of others have been thrown out of their kingdoms, and make home in New York.
SnowWhite has divorced the cheating Prince Charming and is the deputy mayor of Fable Town, Goldilocks is a Psycho Killer, Jack (the one who climbed the bean Stalk) is a rouge. Mr Big Bad Wolf (taken a human form to hide himself from the prying eyes of humans) is a detective straight out of an 80's Film Noir movie.

Snow White(look at the image) and Bigby(Big B Wolf) form an unlikely team to keep fabletown going against all difficulties.

Sheer Brilliance.