Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thought of the day?!

Thought of the day, through one of the subscription mails!
A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


We had trekked Kumara Parvatha on 29 and 30th of April, 2006.
A Life Time Experience...

The Gang of Boys, 10 of us(from left) Nitin, Manjunath MS, Manjunath V, Shekar, Raghu, Narayan, Me, Shyam, Sachin,Raghav.

Thanks to Sachin's travelogue(which finally materialized!), relive the moments here.
Finally Kukke...
it started...
Target reached!!!
Check most of the the fotoes on Narayan's album / Nitin's Album.

Monday, August 21, 2006

PAUSE effect!

Even during the hectic schedule, the PAUSE effect kept our project bay lively and cheerful!

PAUSE effect? : - Just when the first line, in an energetic tone, gives you a high, after the PAUSE, comes the second line, delivered in an innocent tone, brings you down to earth with a thud! And, of course, induces a smile :-)
1) You are good...PAUSE...for nothing !:-)
2) Good job man...PAUSE...but not enough !:-)

Next Version! - Good job man...PAUSE...but not enough...PAUSE (to further rub salt into the wounds!)...keep working !:-)
3) Good job man...PAUSE...but not code !:-)
4) I am impressed...PAUSE...but it's not a good impression !:-)
5) Keep it up...PAUSE (VPJ!)...but not so high that you can't fetch it later !:-)
6) You are the guy/gal...PAUSE...I am not looking for !:-)
7) Well, on the other hand...PAUSE...there are five fingers !:-)
8)You have come a long way...PAUSE...but down !:-)
9) I have no doubt...PAUSE...that I have a doubt !:-)

On Messenger!
10) You there? there !:-)
When some one comes to your bay!
11) I have observed one thing...PAUSE...that wherever u go...PAUSE...there you are !:-)
12) That’s the best/right way...PAUSE (pointing towards the direction he/she came from)... to come here !:-)

Thanks to partners in crime, Narasimha and Vasudha, and of course to all the victims !:-)

Caution: - Be careful while using the PAUSE effect. Somebody might even head butt you !:-)

In few minutes as Narasimha completes reading this, he'll rush to me with his trademark smile and say...Good job Vinay...PAUSE...


Update 1
13) I thought all the girls are same, till I met you...PAUSE...and then I realised that some are even worse!:-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sri Krishna Janmastami

Krishna, revered as a full and complete incarnation is regarded as the epitome of transcendental qualities.

Playing pranks, performing miraculous deeds and charming gopis (and all!) with his flute, he is loved by one and all.

And he gave the world Bhagavad-Gita, universally renowned as the jewel of India's spiritual wisdom.

Lemme quote my fav line...

"You have a right to perform your prescribed action, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action.
Never consider yourself the cause of the results your activities, and never be associated to not doing your duty."

(Translated from Sanskrit: -"Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana,Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani")

Has anything better been ever heard/read?

Happy Janmashtami

Independence Day

On behalf of our Independence Day, lemme paste this beautiful piece (one of my favs) again.

India is an experience that none should miss. It is a unique blend of the old and new, of tradition and modernity, of a reassuring continuity with exciting change. It is a place, where centuries still exist side by side. Its culture and history...perhaps tempt you to explore…

Yeah our culture (based on the idea of tolerance and universal acceptance) has held us together amidst the testing times.

But the contradictions, yet hold!

The nuclear, IT giant, emerging super power, still can't feed some of its children.

While the "Indian analytical mind' is our biggest strength, corruption/government (lack of a visionary leader) hold us back from fast lane.

You don't have to look beyond the traffic signals, for contradiction, where u c beggars around swanky cars.

Blessed with a beautiful landscape but our lack of cleanliness leaves much to be desired.

While the Indian hospitality is appreciated, better not to comment about time sense.

While we are, no more, third world/land of snake charmers, we still are 'emerging' super power. If we haven't yet arrived on world stage, though having potential, blame it on our own complacency/procrastination, 'chalta hai' attitude.

As we salute our heroes of Independence and march ahead with new vigor to our rightful place under Sun, how about making a resolution to overcome the 'chalta hai' attitude, now?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Omkara wows

Salute Vishal Bharadwaj.Even Shakespeare would have been proud of this adoption of Othello.

Don't listen to all the trash talk like 'extensive use of foul language and hard to understand UP dialect'. If you are hell bent on nit picking it's easy to find flaws, but this one's a special movie, go watch it.

Rarely Raja Sen does a good job in rediff ! There's nothing much left for me to say.

Ajay, Konkan, Naseer all are extraordinary but we expect them to be! Kareena is quite ok too, Vivek's good first time after 'Company' and Bips is sensual! Well, direction, casting, music, screenplay, editing, costumes, settings/location...everything is just perfect.

A lot has been written about Saif's performance in Omkara, but all of them inevitably fall short.(Is it the same dude who did DCH?)
Yeah we knew he could act after DCH days (Thanks to Kal Ho Na Ho, Ek Haseena Thi, Salam Namaste, Hum Tum, Parineeta, Being Cyrus).But here he's exceptional, you love him and hate him @ the same time.
In the defining moment of the movie where Langda is passed over for promotion, see the range of expressions that pass across Saif’s face – from surprise to bewilderment to shock to disappointment to resentment to rage to cold acceptance...
Heart warming performance...
Evil has never been so lip smackingly good! Just give him all the awards, now.