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October 18, 2006

bye bye blogger !

am closing this blog. i have had enough with blogger. thanks to everyone who visited regularly and the few who felt like commenting. please visit my new blog at www.theanalogkid.net. please update your blogrolls and bookmarks too.

October 13, 2006

scram.. run.. slide.. glide.. "hey jamun !..".. "get the hell out of my way !" screamed the icecream as it shot past the slow jamun into the comfortable corners of the stomach.. faaar away from the terrible lunch music.

October 11, 2006

trek pics

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October 10, 2006

just saw ..

Ratings :
Scarface - 8.5
Duck Soup - 7.5
Irreversibe - 6.5
La Haine - 7.5
Modern Times - 9
The Conversation - 9
The Hunt for red october - 8
The Lion King - 8

October 09, 2006



  • only 10k titles compared to netflix's 65k. and the 10k includes regional movies as well
  • site movie search sucks since it searches for words like "of" "it" etc. too.
  • they have a genre called tragedy. and its only for regional movies. wtf?
  • only one movie of kubrick ( barry lyndon ), none of godard, and only one by kurosawa ( "ran" ), no truffaut, no bergman, no bresson. lame.
  • bad data. when did de palma make "asambhav lakshya"?
  • the 90s called, they want their vcds back. most of the goldies are available only as vcds. yuck.
  • It takes 1 business day to deliver your movies and 2 to take them back. And max 2 at a time ( both at once btw ). Doing a small math, you would be lucky if you can get 4 per week and hence about 16 per month ( consider yourself very lucky ). So unlimited == 16.
  • No you cant return the movie directly at their office. This is answer to Q 31 in their FAQ. So no room watsoever for greed. such good souls. gotta learn to appreciate them.
seventymm sucks porcupine testicles. I waaaaaaant netflix as-is in india.

October 05, 2006

short tale - 6

"i should finish off this ugly radish curry first. god its sooo repulsive, atleast i could've thrown up if it was mom. hmmm.. poor aunty will feel bad if i say i dont like it. lemme finish it off first so i can enjoy my piping hot aloo curry and eggs with this steaming hot rice....".. raghu thought to himself while stuffing his mouth with the yucky radish. "he must be really loving my radish to be hogging it like that.. poor boy.. i think his mom doesnt make radish much.. " thought aunty at around the same time. "here raghu, very tasty isnt it? i learnt to make it from tv you know..." said aunty with her big colgate smile as she served raghu a monstrous helping of the radish curry.

October 04, 2006

please leave me alone in my gutter,
i like the view of the stars best from here.

October 02, 2006

over the hills and far away

leeches are fun
and so is the rain
dont forget to run
or you'll end up in pain

( ogden nash would be proud of me )

September 29, 2006

am off to the mountains. i can rid myself of my tin-foil hat for some time now.

September 23, 2006

just saw ..


Ratings :
Pickpocket - 9/10
Sideways - 7.5/10
Before Sunrise - 8/10
Deliverance - 9/10
El Mariachi - 7.5/10
Manhattan - 8.5/10
Before Sunset - 9/10
Hana Bi - 7/10

September 19, 2006

the trees

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

short tale - 5

he would get the first choice to choose a pen from the pen set their aunt gave them both, the last piece of a tasty cake, better bedding on a trip, a geared bicycle, more pocket money and an unquestionably better education. he would then make a job that sends him abroad while she would be married to someone whose horoscopic grids matched with hers. years would pass and he would be a dutiful loving son and call them up from seattle once a week while she would take them to the hospital every week as they age and visit them everyday and weep bitterly.

September 18, 2006

To the poor cockroach which was in my breakfast today,
I swear i did not know how you landed up in my box. My mom dint mean to hurt you either. i feel bad that you have to be thrown into the garbage bin and not given a decent burial. I'm sorry.

I saw three cities

Kay Sage ( 1944 )

September 14, 2006

the doubly loooong vestibule bus fully stuffed now, resembled a huge caterpillar which had swallowed hundreds of people and was heading along to the terminus to defecate.

short tale - 4

the pink bikini was flashing in the late evening sunlight. a pair of not so nice and hairy legs were running through the sand in slow motion like a sequence from baywatch or maybe a cliched playboy video. the waves wash down the shore and die at the running feet. a thick, groomed moustache adorns the face of the person running.
he laughed loudly to himself when about 10 people in the restaurant turned and looked at him to see what was wrong. he always pictured guys he dint like, wearing pink bikini running down the beach in slow motion. he had had his revenge.

September 13, 2006

short tale - 3

after having played tt for 40 mins, i was tired as usual. sweating profusely, we went for lunch as always. we usually manage to find a table near a tablefan to cool our skin. today our usual places were taken so we had to find an alternate table which was near a fan. we found one occupied by just two people and so we ( 2 of us ) moved there. i put my plate on the table after asking him if someone was coming and after he said "no", i went on to switch the fan. my friend had come by then and he had put his plate next to mine and sat there. i came to know later that he had told my friend that "he had switched off the fan" to which my friend had replied "ok". i came to the table after switching it on and turning it towards the table facing me, and my friend sitting next to me. i was hungry and immediately started attacking the bad rotis. this guy turns towards me and says "i switched it off". i continued attacking the food and mumbled "ok" under my breath. he repeats "i switched it off" still staring at me eating. i have a problem if people stare at my mouth when i eat, so i looked up and looked blankly at him wondering what his point was. and when he said it for the third time "i switched it off", i was wondering if it was a joke or just a day for making pointless statements. so i said "ya, and i switched it on" and i smiled at him. but now, he was looking as if he was gonna eat me alive for lunch. he says "i had a problem with it". i said " oh! ok. i have turned it away from you so it should be fine". he obviously was pissed by now for god-knows-what reason and he says, "take your chairs away and sit somewhere else and turn the fan towards you". i found this impossible since, you cant just eat sitting on a chair without a table to put your heavy plate on. and finding we dint have an option, i told him politely, "ya but we are already seated here, we would just finish our lunch and go". he then says "i can go and switch it off now". not wanting to pick a fight at a lunch table, i said "ok, switch it off if you want". he found this offensive, can you believe it?? he stares at me harder and i get the impression as if he has a spoon and fork in hand and i am really gonna be his lunch. i dont like confrontations so i said, "ok cool buddy. i will switch it off" and i went and switched it off. i came back and continued eating and he says "thats not the way you talk". i had had enough by now and i looked at him and asked "what ?", he takes a really aggressive stance and speaks rudely "thats not the way you talk. which team do you work for?" i found this was going overboard for no reason at all. i hate confrontations and i really dint want to make a big scene at a lunch table so i jus said "LS" and continued eating. i felt i would be very uncultured and stupid to be fighting with someone in a workplace, and so i dint say a word and finished off my lunch and left with my friend. it was later that i found who he was and apparantly he was a senior project manager. i realized he was just being a egomaniac and took me for a ride since he probably felt he was superior for whatever reason. what do you think i should have done? should i have thrown a stone into the sewer and stood there?

September 12, 2006

short tale - 2

he was busy taking mental snapshots of the bench by the lake on which they sat. he did that everytime he felt it was going to be a moment to remember. one shot from that tree across the lake, one from behind and one from the surface of the water and one panaromic view from where he sat. he felt he had captured enough to be cherished 10 years later with a bottle of wine. he wished the night would never end. meanwhile, she was wondering what colored curtains their house would have and how many dogs and babies they can support. she wished the night would never end. they had shared their first kiss 10 minutes back. "what are you thinking?" she asks, just as he sits up and brings his gaze down from the summer sky now fast filling with stars building a shimmering celestial highway."Nothing" he says as his gaze shifts from the stars to her eyes. "You?". "Nothing" she nods and shrugs with a smile. the comfortable silence continued.

September 11, 2006

just saw..


Ratings :
Dog Day Afternoon - 7.5
Suna No Onna - 9
A History of Violence - 7.5
The Holy Mountain - 9
Heat - 8.5
Eraserhead - 8.5
Amores Perros - 8
Blue Velvet - 8

finishing the anniversary edition of calvin and hobbes that runs about 260 pages in about 4 hours is like drinking a bottle of haut-medoc fine wine bottoms up by the bottle.
definitely possible but infinitely stupid.

September 10, 2006

short tale - 1

you are standing before a class full of 9 yr olds after having struggled hard with the management, for providing creative computer education. there are people everywhere who would discourage stating the stupidest of reasons even if you discover something that would take you and your dog from point A to point B 10000 miles away in 0 secs. the stupid reason to disparage here could vary from "but i want to have my wine 5000 ft above sea level while having a pleasant flight" to "i could get a date with a hot airhostess in a long flight". with all these thoughts swirling and wavering you setup your computer to give instructions to the kids. here you are before a class full of innocent 9 yr olds to teach geography through Google Earth. the kids seem to be totally amazed by the software after fiddling with it and you are really happy you have done something worthwhile though it meant a squabble with the school management. the kid in the corner waves at you. you move to him to see if he has any problems. after using the software for hardly a minute, the kid scoffs "Where are the other planets?".

September 08, 2006

if matter cud co-exist in space, there would be no traffic jams.

September 07, 2006

religion (superstition) vs science

hindu milk miracle
seawater turning sweet at mahim creek

ganesha immersion

see this . photos and videos of vinayakar (ganesha) immersion into marina beach after vinayakar chathurthi.
i have been wondering since i was 5. if we love ganesha so much, why do we drown him so many times every year in the sea ?

stray birds - 13

the little flower lies in the dust.
it sought the path of the butterfly.