Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

35 Random Things

16. I'm drinking Horlicks. Its only good to eat directly.
17. There are lot of toys in my work place. (Stress busters you know!)
18. My room mate learns Guitar and I will be one of his first audience. :(
19. I follow Manchester United FC.
20. Got a new Nokia!
21. 02mw21
22. Someone said, "blue is good for eyes". I say, "Not for brain"
23. Lance Armstrong tweets
24. Most electronic items I got now are priced in $ and manufactured in China. Man power!
25. December 25. Capricorn.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

35 Random Things

11. I know broken French.
12. Die hard fan of Maestro and Rahman.
13. Wrote a search engine in my college days!
14. I still haven't learned to eat crab.
15. I'm finicky about hospital.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

You too

Saturday evening, the silver jubilee couple were going out together to get few new dresses for their next anniversary. Then came a ring saying they had got a new mobile. Ah! I was barely able to hear of where they had their ice cream or what mobile they got! Finally after a lift early this morning. He pulls out the black bag (like than of an old grandmother, suruku paii) from his shirt pocket. With all the inquisitiveness I pull out the mobile from the bag, look, I smile, I said, "You too Dad.."

She was excited to see all the items in the polythene cover I had got. Exploring and questioning with her innocence. Then she pulled that book fro the mess and said, "This came to him". Quickly tear open the cover less tidy as 'am. Holding the book between both her palms, then closing two thumbs together to select a random page. Pulled it close to her face to have a long sniff. She said, "This smell is good". I look, I smile, I said, "You to mee".

Thursday, February 19, 2009

F1 2009 rule changes

Well narrated and animated Video. Worth a watch! Vettel takes you through.

35 Random Things

6. Got a Manager to Employee Recognition Award today!
7. Seems to be an interesting number to me.
8. I prefer to wear black, white or any shades of grade. I'm not color blind though.
9. I prepare good tea at home, with those vessels my mom uses. I suck in office wending machine!
10. I love chocolate fudge, with cashew on top of it @ Corner house.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New members in the Family

She is tall, lean and not as heavy as me. She looks beautiful on the outset. :) She will be a new member in my family.

I'm excited to get my Tripod for my Canon Powershot. This is one thing, I had been craving for a long time. Now I need not worry about low light shots or fireworks photography. Needn search for a place to keep my camera when trying my timer. :) No more shake! I detail review later.

One more new member, My sleak and black dell is also shipped. :) Its fast and neat. In fact my first post using it. Yeah, helping the economy by spending...

A big thanks to my friend for bringing it. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

35 Random Things

1. My work place seems less messy now.
2. Its so silent here that, I hear only mouse click and keyboard taps.
3. I wanted to become the server boy in the restaurant I went tonight.
4. They said, I want to learn car driving. But no one beats me in the NFS circuit.
5. My mobile is at the verge of extinction...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Valentine

It's been the first time ever, I decided to spend the V-Day! (Valentine Day). This time we did not ask my class girls to give a bunch of flowers to Santy or go to boomerang for an ice-cream and ask the girls to pay the bill. It was different and special for the first time.

Spent, all most half a day with my valentines. We at my office, had invited students from Spastic Society to spend an afternoon with us. "It was magical", I would say. They are children who are physically and mentally challenged.

I smiled with them, made them laugh. I drew with them, gave them an outline to color. They colored it in a minute and asked for more sketches. (Huff, I ran out of ideas to draw) :) Fed them. I walked with them and more than anything, I clicked their day at Novell. Thank to all the people who were behind in making this happen.

My Fav Pic :) Me and Rahul on a walk.

After a heavy meal, they relax out watching Charlie Chaplin. :)

They loved it.

Break the pyramid, played by the children.

They drew nice sketches with the crayons and sketches.

This is Rahul. He's has a beautiful smile and laughs for the sound "Tyneee".
::Post Disclaimed::

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Movie Review: Naan Kadavul

Few heads up before I start.
Language: Tamil
Cast: Arya, Pooja.
Story & Direction: Bala
Music: Mastero

Well, it was an out of the box effort. Bala after Pithamagan ventured into this project two years ago. Each frame shows the effort of the team. To brief, Its a story about an Aghori. Wikipedia says, "Aghori are sect of Hindu who are devotees of Lord Shiva and believed to have the power to liberate a soul from next birth.", Also they are condemned from for their cannibalistic ritual of eating human meat. Yes "Human". If you already got goose bums about watching the movie, this is one half. There is more on the movie to give you goose bums and hick ups.

Certified A: But NO Nudity and NO Violence.

There is yet another unexplored way of human life depicted in the movie. (I will not talk about it..) Because that's the strength of the movie and not a hint was dropped before the movie was released. Pooja: who has proved (or proven by Bala) as a great character actor. She has very well glued in the character and taken the audience in the climax. Credits to her. Bala does it again after Laila in Pithamagan.

You will see bala's presence in each frame. The way he has extracted work from Arya, Pooja and bunch of strangers. Also risking to take such a subject is tremendous. The story line is so well gelled into the movie, the way the life of an Aghori is when he is exposed to normal human life. Also a heavy dose of comedy is an boon to such a serious movie. That is getting to their level and showing reality. This is why many people did not like the movie.

Wonder what is with the Censor board? When its legal to release Hollywood movies like Saw and Hannibal raising Indian theaters in India. What is the problem with movies like this? Why did the censor board work over time to chop scenes out the movie to form their new story line to the public. I would have been happy to put a disclaimer on the movie and then release it then to cut scene like this.

This is not a commercial movie, nor a spiritual one. Its a documentary, an Art film.

Not for Children or Weak hearted or for some one who would puke on seeing a person with external disorder.

More Reviews:
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

02mw09 <3 02mw01

Hmm.. How are you?
Good.. You?
Hmm.. fine..
Hmm sollu..
Nee sollu..

After all the million sms and record marathon full night calls aiding to the telecoms industry boom.. After climbing the small hills in nature walk and those Boomerang ice cream.. Canteen tea and Caramel bakery veggies.. Beach road walks and CC's pair programming.. Finally the couple decided to join hands and make their first step.. Gopal is getting engaged to Aparna today Feb 8th 2009 @ Chennai. Hearty wishes to the couple, and all the very best to their life ahead..

Double Bonanza: Well, one more 02mw wish. Wishing Preethi (mw19) and Mani on her Baby shower function today. Wishes to the couple!

Triple Bonanza: Lekha (mw13) is getting married today. Hearty wishes to her too.
Quadruple Bonanza: Venkat is getting engaged today. Hearty wishes to this geek too. Wishing him a great life ahead.

It was a well rounded Softies weekend. Well, for me.. I'm just compensating for all the lost sleep in the last few weeks.. If you ask me what I'm up to, I wont think about an option. I'm just sleeping. Thanks to the love of Dk's mom with those extra added Ghee. Its just living it here. Even the India-Srilanka match seems boring. No Invites, No Phone calls, no sms not even those Bangalore weather reminders hit to disturb me. :)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Clicking :)

Yipee, I'm happy for two reason. First I'm featured in Neil Creek's blog for the best shots in 2008. (You can find a black and white sunset) Neil is a fantastic photographer in the shutterbug community. His work speaks for it. Thanks Neil. :)

Secondly I won the inaugural "Picture perfect" column for the last quarter of 2008 at my office. Thanks to Jaimon for judging me. :)

Cheers all... Happy Clicking...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

You will not sing about

that night
they decided to walk,
without holding their hands,
on a clear sky night.
she felt the cold, but continued..
no warrior from the dark,
came to take him away,
thou she was ready to fight.
they walked lingering in thoughts
passing hours into the cold night
she din want silence to take over,
but both look and smile.

he sees a shooting star,
makes a wish, it comes true.
she sees a shooting star,
stares, smiles and misses to wish.
that's her.
they din speak on politics or obama
neither they spoke on love or the green apple
amma, calls her, she din pick
not for him, but for them.
placed their hand together,
to see how his hand fits in her palm.
when her thoughts took a detour,
he patted her back, she was fine.

they continued walking into the dark,
so even their shadows don overlap,
they were comfortable that way.
as night gets chiller and words gets seldom,
with different memories,
and unanswered questions,
they decided to walk away.
She misses her one last cry,
to send him away.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rafa Rafa and Rafa

I'm living in the Golden Era of Sports
Congrats Rafa
He did it again, he did it again with a Force. Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open 2009, first grand slam in the calender. 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-2 Did you witness the match? Did you see those forehand and backhand shots from both the champion tennis players. They just re-wrote the history books for a tennis game. It would be fair to say that Rafa would have covered a distance of a full marathon during the match. It was a fight between skill, determination, temperament, physical and mental strength. The better stood out at the end. He ruled "The Clay", he went and conquered the grass. Now he is here are his first hard court grand slam and proving every critique wrong and thus conquering. With a total match time of about 10 hours in 3 days is like super human.  Congrats Nadal..

Whats next for Federer?
"God - This is killing me?" - It was not Federer who was beaten, It was Fed's Morale that was beaten. All the tears at the end of the game spoke for it. He was once written as a champion who is supposed to equal pete's record with this win. He din lose because he din have the skill or he din have the stamina to stand at the center court for 5+ hours. Its because he din think he can win. 3rd set was the turning point of the match. Twice Nadal was able to save him to 0-40 and take the game. I can say loud and clear that Fed tenure is over. If he got to take an other championship, he need to give double best. He needs to cross people like Nadal and Verdasco in his path.

For Federer fans
My friend said, "Federer Failed, Not Destroyed". I say this is what they call step1. You guys take a break and great ready to fanatically follow your legend and keep your biased review and comments about Nadal coming. We love feedback.

WTF was that?
Arun has captured it here (Rafa means Positive Energy). Adding to it, I was totally annoyed by the commentary given by Espnstar commentator Vijay Amritraj. At least he annoyed less towards the end of the game. For a winning Federer point, he has these flamboyant commentary to praise Fed. But in case of Nadal he says, "That was close to the line and Fed misses it."

Ladies, you are boring
I have stopped watching Ladies tennis for good. They have lost the charm of Steffi, Monica, and Hingis. It has become a muscle game. Who can hit the fastest! For instance both the finalist are like power houses. Ladies have learnt that speed and strength can beat skill. That is true. I wish the beauty will revive again soon. 

I'm living in a Golden Era
I learned first rules of tennis in my TV video game that my Dad got me. Whats a fault, double fault, tie breaker et al. Also I decided this was not the game for me in real life after playing few shots in my college days. I grew up in the era of Sampras and Agassi. Its was Federer who ruled after that with his class. He had his own style to be with. Less expressive and calm until he wins the game. Who can beat someone with such exquisite touch. Nadal proved it wrong, speed with skill can do it. What would be next? Who will conquer Nadal? Skill, strength or something different. 

Sunday, February 1, 2009

150 Things To Do Before You Turn Thirty

Yes, I missed this tag. It was lying half cooked in a draft. She should be furious or may be thats why she din tag me again. :) How did I miss it? Not sure. Even I'm surprised. Still, its never too late than not posting it. All I need to do it to bold the things that I had done... Well, I will pass this tag.. I tag Srihari, Dk, Revathi and Padma.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain.

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise (how can I make it more darker and bolder)

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse (nags @ college computer center)

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight (even tore my lips)

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (good you din ask what? :P)

32. Held a lamb. (yeah goats.. )

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had amazing friends (fantastic people around me)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched whales (but dolphins)

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach (yeah, but all guys around me)

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (how else can a bachelor have his food? Huh!)

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke (but who will listen?)

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (Whats that?)

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol [ I want to... :( ]

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions (I'm opposite of it)

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (yes actions with my kannada servant maid)

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language (I wish..)

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life