Saturday, June 30, 2007


I loved the 300 trailer, here is something I found on you tube that takes it all to a new level.

300 - Southpark Spoof

Friday, June 29, 2007

Movers and Doers

The Movers are the people who delegate, they see a need and then are able to talk some other people into fulfilling this need, they are a different breed , a necessary breed, without whom the push may not exist.
The Doers are the people who do the work, they may do this because they either enjoy doing the work or because the Movers hold some power over them (positive or negative)

Many a time the Movers and the Doers exchange roles, depending on the need.

I have been both a mover and a doer on different occasions, everything has worked fine.
However, the balance is gone, when there is unnecessary interference.

As a Mover, if you do not know what is being done or how it is being done, then it is better to shut up and trust the doer.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Am reading Osamu Tesuka's brilliant 8 volume comic epic, Buddha. Thanks to Krishnan :D

It is a mixture of known facts and made-up fiction, all mixed with perfect quantities of humour and gore :)

Very very nice, I am in Volume 3 at present, a bigger and better review will replace this one once I am through with the series!

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Dead Poet's Society

Slow, but simple and nice, Robin Williams carries this movie entirely on his shoulders and does a fantastic job!, what were Yash Raj films thinking when they made the indian version, with SRK, Ash and load of other crap...wouldnt know.

Crow Road

Iain Banks has written better, I personally would consider 'Inversions' and 'The Wasp Factory', to be better books, But 'Crow Road' is apparently the book people swear by. (Maybe because it has a limited 'acceptable' quantity of macabre and black humour compared to the afore mentioned books)
I believe the term for this style of a book is, bildungsroman
Mind you, this is well written, in that, Banks does a good job of smoothly moving between time lines, first and second person narration etc. However, that is the only positive I can think of,otherwise I found it to be trite, meaningless and predictable ( I was always under the impression that Banks was good because of his unpredictability)

siiigh, back to Colin Dexter and Neil Gaiman then, at least they haven't disappointed me (...yet)

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Pet Peeves

  1. People littering the road...grrr extremely irritating to see plastic of all shapes and sizes on the pavement, the road and everywhere the eye can rove.
  2. People generally assuming they can affectionately call you with any term of endearment or abuse. 'oh you bastard!' , 'Thats awesome baby' .
  3. Fake Laughter, its worse when the FL emanates from people at their own jokes, its the equivalent of running finger nails down a blackboard.


Come, my friends.
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be that we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are---
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

- Anthony J.

yeah its worked on most of my trips, indeed I R a lucky charm!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Songs in the cranium

Na Jaane Kyon - Choti si Baat
Thandi Hawa yeh chandini suhani - Jhumroo
Mama I'm coming home - Ozzy Ozbourne

Friday, June 01, 2007


Well the rains were scheduled to hit on the 1st of June, however I have never seen clearer skies in Bangalore till date :)

I personally prefer gloomy weather to bright skies, but the azure skies of B'lore the past couple of days have been a sight to behold.

A beautiful Blue unmarked by clouds in the day and just about sunset a wonderful set of clouds that reflect the light of the setting sun giving the a lovely hue to the sky :D

Fantabulous... missed clicking a few pics, if the skies last, then maybe tomorrow :)