Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Orkut.com

A creation of Mr. Orkut Buyyokoten, a Stanford-ite and an employee of Google, which ensured that the vetti(jobless for those who aren't accustomed to the Bitsian slang) are never left jobless. It's re-united many lost friends, spread the message of many events and also ruined many lives(oh havn't you ever been addicted to it?).

It is supposed to be a forum for healthy interaction. It has all these communities based upon people's interests, which one can join. One can read and contribute(if he has joined) to the topics in each community.

There are all types of communities, and I mean ALL types. You got communites on popular and not-so-popular TV shows, movies, personalities, brands and also stuff like "The Pope should break dance" and "Bitch make me a sandwich" which is about guys telling girls to STFU make them a sandwich".

Coming to these communities. When you join any of these communities on orkut, you are demonstrating your affiliation with them. Rationally speaking, it would be expected that since you've joined these communites you should take part in the proceedings.
Yet we see that people join the communities and remain "dormant" for extended periods of time, sometimes even indefinitely.
Many a times, joining communites becomes an obsession. You just want to join more and more communities. You know you've really lost it when you join the community called "I have joined too many communities" . And then to top it off, you also have the community "Orkut Rehab".

Now for the ultimate question. What goes on in these communities?
One would expect that the community would be brimming with meaningfull discussions on the topics associated with the community. Enthusiastic members chipping in with their valuable opinions on the issues posted in the community forums.
Lets take the example "Gladiator", the community dedicated to the Oscar Winning Ridley Scott beauty. A quick glance at the forum will introduce you to the following topics:
#Give only one word for MAXIMUS
#let us make Gladiator the number one rated movie of all time
#Want to be my friendzzzzz
Out of the 200 topics in the community only 2-3 have received replies in double figures.

In another community "Internet Addicts", one of the posts read "How many hours do you spend on the internet?"
The active members of the community enthusiastically answered in succession
"atmost 2 hrs..Or sometimes 3 to 4 hrs.There was a time when I spend almost 8hrs. continous for 3 days"

"hmm.. so i m really addicted :D
12-16 hrs daily.. :)"

Almost all communities that have a substantial number of people are flooded with irrelevant games. In one of these games the last person to post wins(does that explain the smirk on my face), in others you have to answer a queston with a question. I am not against these games, do what ever you want out of your free will, but keep a separate platform for this will you? I'm sure having posts such as "Will you go out with the person above you?" in a "Aspiring Cricket Writers" community is quite relevant ;)

Also observed is a phenomenon that in every community there are a number of posts in foreign languages such as portuguese and spanish. So in an IIT-JEE aspirants community you find stuff like "FOTOS DO FLAGRA DA CICARELLI NA PRAIA"

To witness this phenomenon just create a community open to all and dont assign any moderators and voila!

I admit that for a while I too was mesmerised by Orkut and in this frenzy joined many communities aimlessly. Before I knew it, there were 356 communities on my profile. I figured out that if I spend a minimum of 2 minutes on every community every week, I'd end up spending 1/30*356, thats nearly 12 hours.
Now out of these 356 I hardly checked out 50-60 communites (even if once in a bluemoon) and actively participated in less than 15.

It is also observed that regardless of the number of people that are in a community, the active population is limited to a very small fraction. The vast majority(like me), just join the community and then forget about it. And this vast majority makes up those huge 6 digit numbers.

I am right now in the process of un-joining all those communities(about 98% of the origianl number), though I must admit its going to take a long time.

-Rishabh Kaul

Thursday, December 28, 2006

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I am suffering from what most of you refer to as a writer’s block. The earlier sentence was thus framed because I have never suffered from a writer’s block before, or if not that, then for a very long time at the least. I use the word “suffered”, as though it’s some sort of disease because it is. It a really pathetic feeling to have when you have the drive, but you lack the what’s that again? Yeah, that’s how it is. I don’t even know what’s missing.

Generally what happens when one suffers from this terrible disease is that one cannot bring one’s self to write anything that remotely makes sense to the target audience(if there is one intended) and neither to ones own self(which is actually bad). This is usually because one is devoid of any ideas in one’s cerebrum, which I believe is the main controller in our brain (something like the brain of the brain)

This is what generally happens.

Sometimes what happens is this:
Your brain gets overloaded and you don’t know what to do. By overload, I’m referring to all those ideas that are jam-packed in your brain. And yes everyone has ideas.
Now when you feel like writing something, and get the pen to paper or your finger tips to the surface of the keyboard(which ever suits you), in your brain there is a volley of random ideas each of which is quite unique and would make for an excellent write-up, story, play-you name it.
The initiative for your writing something is generally a central theme, a rough mental picture of what you are going to write, and then gradually you build up on this skeleton until something concrete comes up. And finally you polish that and voila!
Now this train of ideas in your head clashes with your central theme. Before you start to build up on this central theme you are confronted by a few thousand other ideas and you feel like including all of them somehow in this write-up of yours.

What you do then is erase whatever you have written up till then and start over.

By now you would have guessed that this is a case of infinite recursion.

Okay,perhaps not infinite.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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I've got my holidays going on. And what better way to spend them than to watch movies. I've started watching Hindi ones. I started off with MAHAL.
Its a 1940's thriller.
Let me first give you the gist of the movie and don't worry I wont give out the plot as I've been doing so far for the last few movies that I've written about.
The movie has Ashok Kumar, Madhubala and a Mansion starring in it.
Shanker has recently acquires a mansion at a govt. auction. Upon reaching there he gets the low down on the folk lore about the Haveli. According to this, the builder of the house dies soon after building it. His fiance can't bear the shock and dies thereafter. Shanker sees the painting of the builder and is shocked to find out that he's a clone. As the clock strikes two he hears a lady singing, whom he cannot initially see. He truly believes that he is the reincarnation of the builder and that they are meant for each other. What follows next is an obsession. He goes totally crazy thinking about her. Every night he is hypnotised by the song of the dame. He gets married to another lady. She has a hard time with her man considering that he is mesmerised by another woman.
She soon starts going insane and complains to the police about his husbands ongoing flings. Watch the movie to know what happens next.
What I enjoyed the most about the movie was the simplicity of the plot. Its wasnt anything fancy, but it gripped the viewer for the entire 2 and a half hours that the movie was playing. The cinematography was out of this world. Black and white truly is the way to go for horror flicks and thrillers, given that the camerawork is good.
Also, let me confess that I am truly in awe of Madhubala's beauty. She had the sweetest most beautiful face of her era if not of all time. ALL she had to do to get me addicted to her was to raise one eyebrow and deliver a dialogue. I vow to watch as many movies of her as I can in these holidays.
The music of the movie too is quite splendid. Yes! This is the movie which has the Lata Mangeshkar classis "Aaayega Aayega Ane wala...".

Saturday, December 16, 2006

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Casino Royale is the latest Bond movie.
Bond movies have that charm associated with it. Something is so cool, so sexy and so suave about these movies.
So how did I feel after seeing this one? In one word: Strange. Strange good? Strange bad? Umm..I really don't know, just plain strange.Right coming to the point. Bond movies is mostly about the gadgets and the girls. If you remove either one of them the movies becomes too bland.
This movie had hardly any gadgets. A watch was just a watch, an Omega yes ofcourse, but all it did was show time. A phone was only but a phone, used to make outstation calls and send messages. No knives coming out from sleeves, no camouflaged cars, no cameras in a pen. Even a gun is used in the most primitive way, like a stone, used to hit masses. It was sort of very bollywoodish with a lot of Dishum dishum, running around construction sites and very little sex.
The bond girls too! Very disturbing. Ok Eva Green was decent, but the other latino one whose name I cannot remember was hardly mention-worthy.
The movie shows the scenario when Bond has been just assigned with the 00 status (the 00 in 007 means license to kill). There is this dude Le Chiffre, who is a sort of safekeeper for terrorists. He plans to blow up a plane, the largest of its kind on the Miami Airport, Bond stops this. Now to recover the losses associated with the plan failing, Le Chiffre organises a Poker game in Texas. Bond somehow manages to get inot the playing 8. Now Bond has to somehow win the game, thus making Le Chiffre bankrupt, thus busting his tushy because then the scum of the earth will be after his ass. Le chiffre will have to seek refuge and MI6 will capitalise on this.
The plot as such is very un interesting and to some interesting confusing.
Daniel Craig. What's with having a blond Bond? And whats with that body? He makes Pierce Brosnan look like a stick with genitals. The acting as such was quite ordinary. The movie induces several yawns, especially during the 2nd show. The director Martin Campbell, who co-incidentally also directed former Bond movie Goldeneye, decided to make this movie very realistic, as in Bond was stripped of his demi-god status(which one probably acquires when one is made a double O). However that sort of disappointed me. Bond isn't supposed to be realistic. He isn't supposed to have blood stains, he isn't supposed to be held captive. He is supposed to fight villians in a suit and leave the scene without a scratch. He is supposed to RIDE his cool car, not faint in it. Everyone has been marvelling about the fact that the realistic bond is cool awesome, how they love Daniel Craig, well I miss Mr. Brosnan.
But then on second thought, maybe thats just me.

Monday, December 11, 2006

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I just saw one of the coolest movies ever ade, or atleast thats what I thought of it.
Pulp Fiction.
Tarantino is god. He is a genius with the camera. The way the movie was made, the way how the lives of different people merge together, the way it ALL makes sense finally. It's brilliant!
Here is a dialogue from the movie which I feel just has to be put up on my blog.
Its the character of Samuel L Jackson, Jules. Here goes:


There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

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It's 3.43, or so claims the clock on my roomy's computer. Remember the comprees I had mentioned few posts earlier? Well, they're here. 5 more to go. Then, I'll be free. But its rather strange, that I've not felt homesick at all these past few months. Guess I love this place too much, but then lately I've been feeling rather lonely. I dont know why. I'm sure its not homesickness, its just plain loneliness.
Bharti Yadav is back in the news.
Flashback:
Right, so there was this dream boat she was in love with, a college-mate. Her brother didn't like this bloke, and so he along with his cousin decided to eliminate the lover, Nitish Katara. So they kidnap him while he's out to attend a marriage and then murder him.
Try looking at the whole situation from her point of view.
Bharti Yadav after a while turns hostile and has been like that ever-since. She makes claims such as "Nitish" was just a friend.
Now the family is also quite powerful, the dad being an ex MP. So she must have been a lone warrior in this when the event took place, considering the Katara family couldnt do much. Bharati must have got threats from her brother and cousins on numerous occasions. Her family too must have been pressurising her to shut her trap, on top of that she is a girl and I am sure mustn't be having much of a say in the house. So they pack her off to London. Media wants a piece of her too.
She too must be feeling that since she has lost his lover already, none of this is going to get him back. Maybe there is so much love between the siblings that occasionally killing ones lover doesnt really affect the other person. Or maybe she loves her life way too much.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

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This is a picture I had taken when I was in Delhi. This was taken at the underground platform of the Delhi Metro. The picture according to me quite rightly peeks into the human psychology, the way we humans think.
Notice, how the woman near the stairs is actually contemplating whether to take the stairs or to take the "more" preferred option.
Would you rather wait in line, a line which would move so slowly? Or instead take the stairs?
What frustrates you more? Waiting in a long congested queue? Or having to walk that extra step?
Keep this between you and me: I took the stairs!
Lagey Raho Munna BhAI
V for Vendetta
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Saw 1
Saw 2
Lost in Translation
The Italian Job
Euro Trip
Lucky Number Slevin
3 of these I wasnt seeing for the first time.
Apart from this numerous episodes of South Park, Scrubs and Clips that are objectionable to society(need I mention more?)

This pretty much sums it up. The last 3 days have been entertaining afterall.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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hero of the day by metallica. Thats the song I am listening to right now. Its quite different from any other Metallica song that I've heard. Now I am not questioning Metallica's originality, but its just that most of metallica's songs have that mystique associated with it, that dark feel to it. This one strangly doesnt sound like that. It almost sounds happy. Ive yet to look into the lyrics, but even then...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Winter has hit Pilani late this time, or so I have been told by those who have been here for longer than I have been. Winter coming in late means winter leaving late. It also means more torture, especially with the comprehensive exams(nicknamed compre's) inching closer towards us.
Ah! The compre-s. Its like a swarm of bees. Buzzing constantly. You can hear it, but can't quite see it. See it clearly that is. And then it becomes clearer, and you realise the horror of it all, until the day when it presents to you its full form. Standing in all its glory, it looks down at you. And you know this moment will either make you break you. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a little, but its still important to a certain extent.
Leaving academics for the time being, our fest Oasis, was sort of a let down. Its probably not that the fest was bad, its just that I didnt have as much fun as I'd have wished for. Let me not go into the reasons as to why that happened. All I am saying is that, sometimes we expect too much out of something and hype it up. In reality, it isnt that big a deal.
Come to think of it, nothing is, is it?
People always try to glorify things, amplify things, exaggerate things. They make things appear to be something that they're not. Sometimes, its so much that, the thing doesnt even relate to the initial thing anymore.
So much effort is put into packaging a piece of information so that it suits the crowd that the actual essence of that information is lost. By the time a version of an incident reaches your ear, what you get to hear is something totally different from what actually happened.

I just wrote what was on my mind!

cheers
Rishabh

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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Its been a while.
I know I hav'nt blogged for quite some time. Now I understand why Smita stopped being such a regular blogger. College liffe rocks!
The next few weeks are going to be very tiring, because of the work ahead, but I am looking forward to it.
So much has happened in the last 40 odd days, and I want to mention all of that(well almost) on this space, but then I doubt if this post will remain as long as I intend to keep it.
Infact, I feel like ending this post right now. Yes I know, this is'nt right by blogging ethics(if thhere exists any).
Right. Bye.
Wait for more.
Rishabh

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Disclaimer: This post is with reference to people of my age group or somewhere close, so if you're 4 years old or 35 years, the thoughts might not apply to you. But then again, I'm not preaching. So sure, go ahead read.

Holidays. Now it is a relative term is'nt it? The word "plan" is almost synonomous with holidays. The moment we declare to someone that we have our holidays going on, they just HAVE to ask "So, what are your plans". They just HAVE to know.
Something is always expected to be done. Free time, is meant to be utilised meaningfully and efficiently. Why? Because otherwise its wasting time.Why? Because this time will not come again.
So everytime we(or atleast me) get a long break, we make up a list in our head, as to what to do this time. We feel that now, since we have holidays, we can do so many things, because we're FREE(do you see whats happening?). You feel you are free, because you have holidays, as though the rest of the time you were religiously doing your work like a Subba Rao.
Subba Rao is defined as the every day office going sincere guy, now this classic definition was given by my friends on Orkut

Ok! So now you have this list of a thousand(am I exaggerating? Really?) things in your head, that need to be DONE. Things like shedding the extra fat. Watching "tons" of movies, visiting places,reading.

Now lets face it. How many of us actually end up doing this? Yeah, some of you feel we make excellent use of our time. Congrats you are one amongst a very very, trust me on this one, VERY small community(hey when I said "feel", I hope you actually mean, otherwise I sleep whole day and say that I made excellent use of my day). Its virtually impossible to make "excellent" use of one's time. Its just not done. Yeah, we often hear things such as, "focus", "dedication", "commitment". Most of the time we arent that focussed. We're focussed to some extent, but not to our full potential. Now we shouldnt be surprised at this. The science students, who have studied basic physics, know that the "ideal" scenario doesnt exist. There IS no perfect machine, there IS no perfect fuel, there IS no perfect presidential candidate(obviously in INDIA, the president can't do much, so he should just wear a name tag saying "hello, I love peanuts"). Hence, we can safely assume that there is no perfect brain, which can utilise all the time it has got. Hence perfection is a relative term used to signify who is the least dumbest, or who is the least wrong, or who is the least boring amongst a group of people.

Coming back to time management, the strange thing is that when we dont have holidays, most of us are actually more focussed than when we have holidays. Now this is simple enough right? So what does it tell us? WHEN YOUR ASS IS ON FIRE, YOUR GOD DAMN EFFICIENCY INCREASES. Obviously according to the second law of thermodynamics, the efficiency will not be cent per cent, but oh well.

Its because we're so excited to do so many things, we actually forget the essence of it. We read a novel, because we feel its something interesting, not becase we have to just read it. We have to lose weight because we want to get back in shape because it gives us confidence, so quit imagining yourself getting laid by Tera Patrick. So one reason is because the whole aim of getting a job done is lost.
Another reason why things seldom get done is becase we dont have proper guidance. Trying to teach ones self the computer language C
from a book takes time. You're much likely to complete the course(leave alone being fairly decent in it), if you learn it from some institute under proper guidance. You're definetely much more likely to shed those extra pounds if you enroll yourself in a proper gym with guys to train you there, rather than just go to the gym and pretty much fool around with the machines there and ending up seriously messing up that fragile body of yours.
Another addition to the list of distraction and probably the one that is potentially the most perilious of them all is the Internet. Yes, the internet is an ocean of knowledge, a treasure house and atmosphere of intellect, Ok now for the reality: How many of you log on to the net with the intention, "Today I am going to learn something new and useful, because the internet is a powerful advantage that I possess and must use it wisely."??
My point exactly.
Yahoo messenger, Orkut, Hi5, You tube. Damn!
I wanted to read so many books this summer, managed to read a few: The Fountainhead, Freakonomics, works of Khushwanth Singh and few other disappointing starts.
After watching Tom Dick and Harry, I had vowed not to watch the rubbish being made in bollywood for the rest of my holidays, and will dedicate myself towards experiencing classics(indian and western).
As of now I've seen Fanaa, Gangster, Krrish, Superman Returns and The Angrez(The Angrez has to be one of the FUNNIEST movies ever made).
Classics: zilch
I wanted to travel, visit pune, bangalore and whole lot of other places. Finally all saw was Jammu and Delhi, the hottest places to be in summer. Ok the jammu trip was more of a compulsion but every bit worth it. Getting to meet cousins is a good compensation for getting your ass burnt at 44 degrees.
A lot of time was spent Orkutting, Instant Messaging, hanging out with friends, driving lessons(ok not much just an hour a day), talking on the phone.

The guilt of not doing much in the holidays was overshadowed by the joy I got in spending time with my near ones. In the end, what matters is how you look at things.

Monday, July 17, 2006

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I love sales. Especially when it has to do with branded stuff. Especially shoes!
I had to get a pair of sneakers because the other one despite serving me almost 2 years, was in a pitiful condition. Plus it was part of the college shopping list, SHOES. One pair formal, another informal. The latter remained unticked in the list.
So, shoes is one department where I always prefer branded stuff because of the durability.
So we set off for the ADIDAS store, there is some sort of sale going on there. I spend nearly an hour there, making the poor guy there bring nearly 7-8 pairs, always finding some problem or the other. Too white, too expensive, too many features, too fucked up....finally I liked one, that too quite reluctantly. I decided I would visit the Reebok store just 40 yards away, and if I didnt find anything there, I'd come back here and buy this pair.
Went to the reebok, didnt see any sale offers put up. Went in anyways. Now Reebok store made the adidas one look like crap. These guy had a huge shoe collection, and I mean huge! Generally the shoes are placed on a small stand on the wall, we see them, select them tell the guy we like it, he goes into the store room, gets the shoe of our size, and thats how it goes. This shoe stand is generally as high as a normal person (5'7) can reach by stretching his hand. Reebok's wall had shoes on it upto a 2 storied building. I am NOT kidding. This is the store next to the Loft shop in panjagutta(Non hyderababis, dont even bother).
I was staring at all of them like a puppy with his tongue hanging out of his mouth.
I put on some pairs and finally selected one I liked. The model of the shoe is called "Tempo Runner"




another angle




Now as I get up, the guy there tells me that there IS an offer going on. With every purchase of 2490 and above, you get a Reebok shoe worth 2490 free. And the free one is pretty good too, as generally one wouldnt expect it, during sales like these. Its awesome I tell ya!!!



acha this is the free one, its called 3D Runner LP, here's another pic of it

Saturday, July 15, 2006

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This is going to be my home for the coming 5 years (if things go as planned). I've got admission into the Msc(hons) Economics course of BITS, Pilani. For the ones who arent acquainted with the Msc(hons) programme of BITS, its a dual degree, which means I get to do Bachelors(BE) in Engineering as well as a subject of my choice(I chose economics). The engineering degree depends on your first year CGPA
As far as I know, BITS is the only college in INDIA which offers such flexibility. So, Woohoo!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Latest Johar Flick

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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Yeah this is the latest movie from the Johar house of films. Karan Johar is gay agreed, but his movies arent as gay as him.
I quite liked Kal Ho na Ho.
Right, so the cast is also a typical KJ cast filled with all his buddies, Big B, Abhishek Bachchan, SRK, Rani Mukherjee and Priety Zinta. It apparently has cameos by Riteish(WTF is wrong with ritesh) Deshmukh and Arjun Rampal.
Story is supposed to be that SRK is married to Priety where as Rani is married to Bachchan Jr. Now things would be chilling as long as each couple minds their own business, but by chance or fate or whatever you call it, SRK and Rani meet, and become buddies, and then probably something more?? Wait for the movie. Yes, Big B is supposed to be this flamboyant(a la Vijay Mallya) daddy of Bachchan Jr.(How original) I think Karan is addicted to NYC. Because this one is NYC based too.
Here's the trailer of the movie,



The music of the movie was released in mid june(according to wikipedia), and the movie is scheduled to release in India on August 11. Awww, I will either be near a beach or in the middle of a desert by then.

There is this one song called MITWA in the OST. And Oh My God, its awesome! It really is, I just heard it once on TV during one of these promotional shows and fell in love with it instantly. You know we often come across these songs, whose punch line sounds oh so wonderful, but when you listen to the entire song, You sigh in despair and disappointment. But for once you wont be disappointed with this one. MITWA is really good, I've been listening to it all night today(or tonight whatever). Here's the link to the song as well.
http://www.apniisp.com/songs/indian-movie-songs/kabhi-alvida-naa-kehna/339/1.html


P.S: Please Please Please, for the love of god(or satan), call the movie by its full name instead of KANK, KANK has to be the worst short form of any movie ever made!

Friday, July 07, 2006

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While talking to my friends, we occasionally use the word RnM i.e Raped and Murdered, to strike a comparision. For example: "Hey dude staying in his class is worse than getting RnM." And we have a good laugh, because the context here isnt a serious one. But what when someone is getting RnM? And what if everyone knew the accused was guilty(even the judge)? And what if after all evidences(such as DNA sampling), the accused still roamed free?

Justice, in any form, shouldnt be denied. Delaying it for a 10 year span is as good as slapping the victim on the face and telling them to get lost.

Priyadarshini was a third-year law student at Delhi University, when she was found strangled in her uncle’s Vasant Kunj residence. She had been raped, injured 14 times and then strangled with a wire

The main accused Santosh Kumar Singh was her senior in college.On the morning of January 23, Santosh was seen knocking for entrance into Priyadarshini's uncle's house, where she was living, in the Vasant Kunj area of Delhi.

On january 23rd, she was found dead in her apartment. Evidences point to the fact that she was raped, before being strangled to death by an electric wire and her face battered by a motorcycle helmet, beyond recognition.

Delivering the judgement, the Additional Sessions Judge. J.P. Thareja said of Santosh, that though he knew that "He is the man who committed the crime," he was forced to acquit him, giving him the benefit of doubt.Further adding,"The CBI in the matter of DNA evidence has not acted fairly. It tampered with the evidence of clothes of the deceased and also the blood sample of the accused."

I guess that says it all.


Following a public outcry, the CBI then appealed the district court's verdict in Delhi High Court in April 2000. But there have been no presentation of evidence or hearings in the Delhi High Court well into early 2006.

Meanwhile, according to his lawyer, Santosh Singh got married in 2004, and as of February 2006, was leading a happy family life and practising law in Delhi.

Sunday, 23rd July is her birthday. A war cry for justice in the heart of Delhi, a protest that shakes the pillars of the Govt. and one demand - Let justice be delivered immediately.


Are you ready to give her justice?



Join us :

Venue: INDIA GATE
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: 23rd July, 2006

Feedback: justice4priyadarshini@gmail.com
To sign the Petition for retrial in Priyadarshini Mattoo Case click here:
www.petitiononline.com/mattoo/petition.html

Blog:
http://justice4priyadarshini.blogspot.com

Here is the CNN-IBN Video on the topic.

Monday, June 26, 2006

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I just started reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and some other guy. The book is mindblowing. Quite different from what one reads(ok thats such a huge cliche). One passage on page 14 made me perform some calculations and the result was interesting.

"...In a typical election period that includes campaigns for the presidency, the senate, the house of representatives, about $1 billion is spent per year-which sounds like a lot of money, unless you care to measure it with something seemingly less important than democratic elections.
It is the same amount, for instance, that Americans spend every year on chewing gum."

Now I got to know that an average pack of chewing gum with about 25 strips(taking that as average intake of chewing gum per 4 days) is 1 dollar.
So one billion packs of chewing gum for 365.25 days corresponds to 1095140.3(1.1 million dollars) dollars being spent on chewing gum EVERYDAY. The population of USA is 295,734,134.
Ofcourse this is MY estimation, the actual figures might be totally different. Since MY assumptions of 25 strips for 4 days maybe totally wrong. But still its an interesting outcome.


On another topic:
I'm having fun with google earth. Its so god damn addictive.





This is my apartments(the two large buildings with a li'l space in between them). And the white thing is a rock next to my balcony





This is my junior college(K-12, +2, intermediate whatever you call it). Narayana JC. I know I know, you dont know which building to look at.






This is my school. Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan's Public School, Jubilee Hills

Saturday, June 24, 2006

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this is my latest crush. i finally get a cell after 4 years of begging!!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

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I'm in love with guitar solos.
I've been endlessly downloading all the top guitar solos from Limewire.
There is this list of 100 greatest guitar solos. I wasnt aware of any such list in the beginning. Then one day my pal downloaded some songs onto my comp from his I-POD(which he was showing off). It was among them that I head of this song Three Days by Jane's Addiction, the guitarist being Dave Navarro. He is the same weird looking person who was shown sitting with INXS during Rockstar:INXS.
It was quite a long song,as guitar solos are supposed to be(which I found out later). It was close to 10 mins. The first time I heard it, I wasnt thrilled or anything, probably didnt even notice it, since it was on a playlist which had about 100 songs. So my first encounter with it wasnt all that great. But after a while I started feeling its presence, and though at that time I didnt know who Jane's Addiction or who Dave Navarro was, I started liking the song. The song is featured at number 100 on the 100 greatest solos list. Though now I think it should've been higher.
It has this mesmerising feel to it, that makes you want to go through those entire 10 minutus without changing the song. Generallly in guitar solos, the trend is that the song goes on for most of the time,and towards the end, the guitarist takes over and ends the song with the guitar solo. In this one, its different, after a short span, you have long guitar solos every now and then. I just love that.
So after listening to that I started going through the list. Topping it is the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven". Now I've been told by many of my pals that this is one of the best songs ever, and its probably one of the MOST requested songs on radio. I agree its quite good, but somehow I dont hail it as MY FAVORITE. I dont like it THAT much. Its pretty good too.
At number 4 in the list is Pink Floyds Comfortably Numb. Now this song I'm crazy about. Its simply spellbinding. I've never heard guitars played that way. Its simple awesome. I still feel Pink Floyd is overrated, and didnt really like much of their music earlier(probably hadnt heard much of then), but after listening to this, I started giving them more of my attention. Some other songs which I've heard from that list amongst others and I've liked are
6.November Rain(slash)-GnR{slash is my fav. guitarist)
7.One(kirk hammett)-Metallica
13.Texas Flood-stevie ray vaughn
22. sultans of swing(knopler)-dire straits
26.Smells like teen spirit(cobain)-Nirvana{its still one of the BEST songs ever according to me)
37.Sweet child of mine(slash)-GnR(it has one of the best starting guitars ever)
44.Alive(mike mccready)-Pearl Jam
48.Sympathy for the Devil(keith richards)-The Rolling Stones
61.No more tears(zack wylide)-Ozzy
80.You shook me all night(angus young)-AC/DC

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Fanaa

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Fanaa is another film coming from the yashraj factory. The movie is directed by Kunal Kohli. It has Aamir Khan and Kajol playing the lead.
Its evident that since the day Lagaan was announced as a mega success, the expectations from Mr Khan had increased a hundred-fold. Did he live up to it? He came up with "Mangala-Mangala-Mangala-Ho" Then came RDB, the hugely succesful rebel movie, but many felt he was a miscast in the movie, though I personally enjoyed his role. So the stage was set, withing a short while, we saw the banners of Fanaa being put across cities. Its soundtracks started playing on all channels. People went ga-ga over how beautiful Kajol looked in the movie, and about Aamir's new hair-style(ahem ahem).
I was curious about the movie. Finally I found out for myself when I was invited by a pal of mine to watch the movie with him.
Fanaa-Imdb describes it as a movie in the thriller genre. Only the enlightened ones can truly find that amusing. It is.
The movie is about the rickety and screwd up love life of Zuni (Kajol) a blind confused chick and a hard core terrorist mastermind Rehan aka Bullshit(Aamir Khan).
Let me tell you one thing, when ever you hear some one say a movie is different, most of the times it means that the movie is crap. Since we're discussing mainstream cinema, different movies generally mean the same old crap repackaged with a whole lot of dhin-chak dhin-chak that bollywood is known for. Now the same be said about say a Shyam Benegal or a Nagesh Kukonoor movie.
Anyways, the first half of the movie is about the blind kajol, how she falls in love with a guide(Aamir in disguise) for no apparent reason. It is filled with a billion Shayaris(poetry). Aamir shows Kajol the entire Delhi. Here you come across some really really annoying characters who in the process of sounding funny, just sort of piss you off.
Aamir as the guide is supposed to be the pimp and casanova of old delhi apparently, and he believes in Lust and not love(wow thats something new, yawn). Kajol believes that aamir is a sweet heart. Well she's blind, so she doesnt have to worry about his looks, so the heart will do just fine.
So a hard-core romance sparks between them, and so we have some songs here and there, but thankfull it doesnt show the cast running around switzerland when they were in chandni chowk a second ago.
Kajol has like the most lenient parents in the whole world. She tells them about Aamir and they blindly accept him, they don't even bother to ask them who the guy is or how he earns his living. I guess that gives us an insight into Zuni's past lovelife and its success.
Right..so Aamir humps her like a thanks-giving turkey and she doesnt mind it either, and after that she says to him that, he doesnt need to see her again if he doesnt want to, but she gives him her telephone number anyways (She has to return to her home which is somewhere else, far away).
Now this would've been great. Its like no strings attached sex. He gets to nail her and doesnt need to care about her feelings, but apna pimp has a heart. He gets into the train, and carries her back, only to leave her after a month, while she is having her eye operation. It was as though he was playing a crual joke on her. I guess pimps have a different way of thinking.
Aamir fakes his own death, so that Kajol gets all heart-broken and doesnt really enjoy the fact that she can see again. Guess what he really wanted was to totally destroy her self esteem and give her that "I am a loser" feeling.
This is the part where we find out about Aamir Khan being a blood thirsty Jehadi. They make him look like Neo.

Post intermission session showed us what a back-stabbing SOB Aamir was to the INA. There was a cameo by Shiney Ahuja in the movie, unfortunately he dies. And one can literally hear the girls go "Awwwwww" when that happens.
At this juncture, Tabu(Ms Tyagi) is introduced, she's like some messed up lady who had a really really bad facial, because she looked much older than what she really is. She looked like the female counterpart of Droopy the dog. She is shown as the only "enlightened" one in the indian intelligence and the rest of them are protrayed as, "bozos".
She is the only one who discovers the not-so-obvious fact that Aamir is a criminal mastermind.
So now she sends troops to bust his ass, but as is the case, you cant have him being killed. The movie would actually make sense then, but that cant happen. How could it. We have to make it unrealistic. Now how do we do that? We make Aamir kill 10 INA guys and then blow up a helicopter and escape the entire seige with only a bullet.
The movie crew tireis to fool us by showing Poland and calling it Kashmir. It looks a lot like the scenes from Black. Now out of thousands of houses a wounded Aamir could end up in, he lands at the door step of Zuni. She , who had never seen hi obviously doesnt recognise him, and so doesnt her father and Rehan Jr(who believes he was born due to the mating of Rahul Dravid and her mommie).
A point to note here is that, a blind girl has to identify people by their voice and probably touch. Now if she can't recognise the voice of her lover, I guess the passion they shared was nothing more than a Booty call. And please dont feed me crap like , The snow did it to him, or People change with times. That shit dont work, even in bollywood, and that's saying a lot!
So now Aamir, who is angry at first, mellows down and starts becoming part of family for these people, till one day while playing some antakshari(singing over and over again for no apparent reason) and some naughty activities, lets Kajol know that he indeed is who he is.
Kajol is shocked and delighted. They get married, and later sing a really really fucked up song. I dont know its name, and seriously I dont really care. All i know is that the song was made up of 5 tongue twisters and had nothing more to it. Total bummer.
So now Tabu is professionally and perhaps sexually aroused with her new lead, and decides to use the media by having them reporting that some terrorist has some device(which infact looks like a a deoderant) which is a bomb trigger and he's dressed up as a jawan.
So now Kajol's father is suspicious but doesnt make a move, he takes Aamir in acar and then plans to kill him instead, but Aamir is a terrorist who is experienced, and hence kills his father in law. Father in law falls from a cliff and falls down and a thin sheet of ice is formed over his body. Co-incidentally Kajol walks from the same spot and gasps. She doesnt lose courage. She runs away from Aamir, but Amir catches up and tell her that the bomb threat of his people is a HOAX just to get a free-Kashmir. Kajolisnt affected by bull shit now. She been through enough already. So forces her husband to cut the crap and get real, which he does'nt. He takes the deo and marches out. Kajol gets a sudden message from god that she has to do the right thing or suffer in hell for a thousand years. She takes a gun, says I love you to Aamir and conveniently shoots him. Aamir finally shows some mercy to the once-blind innocent girl he had loved, by not pushing her brains out by shooting back.
So the the pan back fires and feminist people shut their trap because they got what they wanted.
This is the sad story of Fanaa.

The only person who acted well was Rehan Junior. The sound track has few good numbers, though I agree most of it is crap. This is one movie even the general public hates. So why should you be an exception?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Gangster

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Gangster


Right so this is a rage now-da-days. This movie is being talked about every where. Let me make it obvious as to how this review is going to be.
I didnt like the movie. So if you want to continue, please do so at your own will.

Gangster-A love Story, is a Mahesh Butt directed movie, which thrives on the "A love story" part. It is supposed to be humane and touching and is supposed to be a different view of the gangster's love life,from the gangster's lovers perspective.
The gangster is Shiney Ahuja. He's a cute looking chap, who doesnt really look like the most ferocious person you've ever met. But now I think you people will be saying that new age killers ARENT supposed to look like killers. Agreed. But he behaves like a guy who just got out of coma. He's gotta be like the DULLEST gangster ever. He doesn't talk much. Just stares, cries, testifies and bascially does shit that pisses you off.
The lead heroine is some other bitch who has pissed EVERYBODY with her poor dialogue delivery and "I'm-a-confused-person-who-is-on-drugs" attitude. Her problem is that she can't stop drinking an bitching about her dead her life is coz she loved a gangster. So she bascially goes on and on about how HER dreams weren't fulfilled, how SHE wasnt given the freedom she wanted, HER HER HER, and I guess that sorta says it all.
Now we have the Emraan Hashmi aka Bollywood pimp. This dude's sole aim in bollywood is to make young girls who know they can't act shit, lose their on-screen virginity. I'm sorry that Emraan has become a stereotypical womaniser no matter what role he playes.

Acha so the story is this, girl loves gangster. Gangster has to do gang work(which is never shown in the movie), girl become an alcoholic because her son is killed in an encounter. Now the interesting thing about this gangster is that he's charming and immensely romantic. He's not your average "I wanna nail you" sleaze ball. This guy has feelings, and respects this girl and doesnt have sex with her (perhaps for the entire movie), the child incase you were wondering, was adopted. Man this guy just doesnt fit to be a gangster.
Meanwhile, this girl starts finding great friendsship with Emraan Hashmi who is a singer in some bar whose name I dont really remember. So now this girl is an alcoholic and turs up at emraan's house in the wee hours of the morning almost nude, asking for whisky. You think this is freaky?
She finds him really nice and is attracted by him, and well the obvious happens, Hashmi goes to bed with her.
Now we can't have one guy screwing around with another man's wife, that too a world class gangster, and the gangster just being ignorant. So this gangster dude finds out and beats the crap out of our romeo, and the girl takes hashmi's side(yawn). Now our gangster dude, cries and beggs her to take her back. So now we know this gangster has no self esteem and that he has major comittment issues. He's sort of a metro-sexual gangster in an obscure way.
So, now gangster has a shift of heart, and decides to quit doing his black business, and the in the movie this is portrayed as something which is as easy as breaking a kit-kat into 2 pieces.
So now our gangster who used to earn millions by killing others now does physical hard labor and gets few currency notes. What a waste of talent.
Now they decide to leave Korea and go back to India, for which gangster promises the girl that he has to get fake passports or else police will get them busted. While doing so, he meets the don, who is infact his grandpa, but much more eveil(Gulshan Grover), he goes on and on about how the girl has distracted this prodigy, and now the gangster must be killed and the girl abused by his men sexually. Well gangster is smart, he kills grover instead *surprise surprise*
Meanwhile, the girl somehow meets hashmi and confesses that she is pregnant. Hasmi acts like the perfect gentleman and tells her to turn gangster in marry him instead(how convenient), because he can take better care of the baby.Now the dumb bitch is utterly confused because hasmi is messing with her brain. She stops thinking.
Acha now comes and interesting scene. She is waiting at seoul station, and waits and waits and finally gangster comes, all bruised and battered like a war hero. He is nearly 100 metres in front of her. He slips and starts falling off the steps, she starts running towards. He fall on a surface. She stops too. Now he again starts slipping down further more stairs, and she continues her jogging till he stops moving. So bascially what we have here is a mathematical function known as "When he fall, she run"
So after a long time, they connect and guess what? A million police vehicles arrive and gangster is super pissed and super surprised, he doesnt say one word, screams a lot though. Oh the betrayal. But apparently the girl did this to SET HIM FREE. *snorts*, Yeah right.
So now she goes to Hashmi, who infact turns out to be a police officer who used her. He indirectly confesses that she sucks in the bed and that he was doing his nation a favor and comitting a personal sacrifice by having sex with this girl(what a strange thing to say for a pimp).
She is shocked. She is angry She takes a gun and kills emraan hasmi, not before he takes a gun and shoots her shoulder. Hashmi dies. Meanwhile girl gets a letter from gangster who is in jail saying that "He understod what she did and doesnt blame her. He knos she was tricked". I tell you people, this guy is too sweet to be a gangster. TOO sweet. He's got to have an alter ego, because this man is too much of a pussy to kill kids and women mercilessly.
RIGHT! Now the girl and the gangster have an instant connection and she understands him. She goes to the top of the hospital in which she is admitted, screams a little bit and jumps from the 20th floor at the same instant this gangster guy is hung. Talk about timing.
The last seen is copied from Gladiator, withonly the roles reversed. Here the girl enters the field(supposedly heaven) with the gangster and kid laughing out loud and well the movie ends.
I didnt like the movie.
However it has a great soundtrack Honestly. The songs are amazingly sung with great back groud scores like all Mahesh Butt movies. Its an addictive album. Ya ali, tuhi shab hai are one of the best hindi songs I've heard this year. Here's the remixed version of Tuhi Shab hai.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

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After my last exam, I was left with 2 months of holidays, and considering that I already had 2 months of hols before that, I started getting irritated, and decided to make better use of my time rather than spend hours endlessly on Orkut.
I had always wanted to join a driving school. The course is for 150 Kilometres, where they teach you the basics, and other automobile related stuff like repairing and mechanical works etc.
You know relativity is an interesting concept. It makes you feel good about yourself. I thought I was a bad driver. I [i]thought[/i]. But in reality I am not. I'm pretty good considering I'm done with only 60 km's of driving. Except the reverse gear, I seem to be doing well in everything else. But the other guys, oh my god THEY DO SUCK! Ok now you know that modesty is'nt one of my virtues. But seriously, in my driving class, there's this dude who lives right next to South semi-Mega star Nagarjuna. And apparently he's been taking the classes for the last one month, and he still is pretty bad. Can't start the damn thing properly without n jerks.
So far I've driven only the Maruti 800, hopefull will practice in my Santro now.
The driving school is about 8 Kms from my house. I have to wake up at 6.20, reach the place by 7. By 7.05 the class starts and by 7.55 it ends. Generally I drive 8-9 Kms everyday. And this includes heavy traffic(look a little traffic on a small street is like heavy traffic isnt it?), totally empty roads and other gullies. So its fun. The teachers arent much older than I am, most of them in early twenties. Pakka hyderabdies. Fun guys to be with. They whistle at girls, when the girls block the car , saying "Madam, please hat jaayiye, yahan par pose wose nahi karne ka, kya?"
The ride back home is quite fun too. I take a bus till a point that is 1 km from my house, then its upto me, I can either walk on the railway tracks when I'm in the mood, or take an auto.
Some times the bus doesnt come for a long while (you see I hate waiting. I am not the guy who prefers patience. If I had to wait 3 years to go to heaven, or prefer Hell this instant, I'd go for satan), I take a share auto. People in India are familiar with share auto's. These are regular auto's, just that many passengers can be accomodated who are going to a common destination. Its much more cheaper(simple division). The auto wallah earns more this way, and the passengers Feel they are getting a great bargain. So both parties are happy.
Now for the people who are familiar with SHARE auto's and and have been in them, I have a question to ask, Whats the maximum number of people you've seen in them? I've seen 5 sittng in the back, and 4 in the front including the driver, so that makes it 9. Today's auto ride had 8, which is also a large number. I was in the front seat. Now there was one dude sitting next to me(he's sort of a pal of the auto wallah or so it seems), and the other dude is the autowallah himself. I am big. I need my space. I feel unforcomfy when I'm denied that pleasure. I was sitting in an awkward position. So i had to hold on to something. I saw some sort of rod and i grasped it. Now there were two things one could do. Either grasp it with ease, in which case my hand would be tightly sqeezed between the rod and the other dude's buttocks, or twist my hand the cling on the other side, which let me tell you is extemely painful. I chose pain.

I plan to post more regularly from now on....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

TRIP TO VELLORE part ll

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So we waited there for a while.
And a new tension took birth. There was sweat trickling down my face, and I was really and utterly confused, because I didnt know which branch I wanted. There was everything except CSE and ECE. There are those who since the age of 6 know that they wanna grow up and end up in VLSI designing, where as I'm almost 18 and still have no idea what branch I'd want. So I called my "partner-in-crime" Aayan and Hyderabad, and asked for his advice, and he told me to go with EEE. It was like KBC man. Anyways, it was my turn finally, and I was to go to the stage and submit my documents. The dude over there, probably some faculty member started giggling as though I was the most ridiculou thing he saw, and asked me (in a stupid manner that reminded of Crabbe and Goyle), "Are you a boy or a girl?", "Sir I have a beard, so why don't you guess that?"
"No No from behind ugh you ha ha ugh look like ugh girl only no?"
If there was ever a facial expression for FucK yOU, I wish I knew it.
So anyways, I had to wait for another 20 minutes, before some 10 of us were taken into an AC room, with 10 computers and guys behind them. This was supposed to be the ACTUAL counselling. The word counselling is sort of misleading. One expects the people to counsel you on the various branches and scopes and past records and stuff, but counselling here has an entire different meaning. Counselling is, going to the comp guy, telling him you're DOB and the branch you want.I was realy really confused man. The main worry was between Mechanical and Electrical, I closed my eyes and tried to recollect the first formula that came to my mind in physics, it was the basic V=IR. So I took EEE. Now please please please dont EVER select a branch this way. I did it because I didnt know what I wanted. You people are smart, you should know better. And then talk to the "so-called" finance dude, who was looking like a jovial drunkard(but nice guy).
After that we had to decide on the hostel room. Got to know that the only rooms availible were the 4 bedded and the 6 bedded rooms. Look Narayana had given me enough homosexuality around me, now I am not implying that homosexuality is bad, or that all men are gay, or that 6 men in a room HAVE to become gay, but then 6 dudes in a room for 4 years is killing. However, I supposed one can change the room after months from the beginning of courses. Atleast thats what was being told to us.
Bas, thats about it, left the campus, came to the hotel, slept for an hour, saw School of Rock. Our train got delayed by 2 hours, so we decided to travel back to vellore city, since we hardly had any luggage with us. I wanted to visit a net cafe. My told me there was one near CMC, so we went through the CMC campus, its ok, like a regular hospital, maybe its better from the inside. While I was walking under a tree, some fluid-gel fell on my head. And it was stinking. OH CRAP! Man I was super pissed, I dint know what to do, I got most of it off my head. Then i went to the nearest store, got a napking, cleaned my head like a zillion times, didnt want to wash my head, coz otherwise the goo would spread over my face. And that would suck big time. Anyways, went to the cafe, ate something there, and came back to the station. Got to know from some other dudes that EEE is the toughest branch(the others who knew ppl at Vit), but by then twas too late so whatever.

Anyways that was the past. I'm happy to announce that I'm not going to go to VIT.
Thats done, the 10000 is gone but thats ok too. So I guess thats that. Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 29, 2006

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I know you are hiding. C'mon now, reveal yourself.

I've been noticing that a certain someone from Coimbatore has been spending hours on my blog. And I've no clue about who this person is, coz I dont he/she/it has ever commented. This has been going on for some time.

Thank you for you're undivided attention and loyalty.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

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Most of us who are inclined towards rock, are familiar with Nirvana. And once you know Nirvana, it goes without saying that you know "Smells like teen spirit", their most famous song till date.
I had never seen the video, but when I saw it, it was completely different from what I expected. And I have no words to describe it. Please note that thisnt an expression of disgust nor appreciation, just amazement.
Check it out and see for yourself.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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So my exams have ended. And I'm a free bird at last and have been bragging about that to one and all. Now I want to do everything I missed out in the past two years. So yesterday I had gone Karting, today morning I joined driving classes, and a gym. I plan to read Fountainhead soon.
Varun, a close pal of mine from school called me up today and we made a plan to hangout. We didnt know what to do. I didnt want to end up in a restaurant eating all the time, I didnt want to go karting again since I had been there yesterday, and plan to go there soon again. We decided to watch a movie. We were discussing which movie to watch, on the phone. He got the newspaper and started reading out what was playing where. It was incredible. The summer is a time when everyone's free, co-incidentally, almost magically, its also the time for the most crappiest movies to be released. We didnt have much of a choice. We decided to go to this movie called "Tom , Dick and Harry".
Everyone please go and watch the movie. Its amazing. Simply mindblowing. Its really amazing at telling us what crap our bollywood industry makes, now i hear many say what about the good ones. Dude, for every lagaan, you have a gazillion "hawas ke pujaari".
The movie has no goddamn story. oK. Its like this, there are these 2 dudes, Tom and Harry, one is deaf and other is blind, and well they are poor, and have a condom agency, and instead of paying their monthly rental of 3K, they pay half of that and few boxes of rubber to their landlord(who is this punjabi horny bear), who hates them. Within a few minutes Deepak AKA Dick joins them and they bond instantly. The happy go lucky threesome get into enormous trouble. The movie is filled with PJ's, Oh and Dick is blind. Now their life would've been cool, but no wait! There is a glitch. You have Gulshan Grover, as some weird gay ass villian named some crap I dont really remember. He claims to be the most deadly villian in the world, and you have Shakaal, Gabbar singh and Mugambo sitting in his court as his bitches. Now apparently the international MAFIA contacts him and confesses they have a fetish for indian women and demand 50 indian women. So then this is the messed up part, this grover guy's goons roam the street and push over dudes from their bikes and steal their girls and lock them up in some sort of a anti-girl escape chamber. And these are like the most expressionless girls I've ever seen, its like they've all been drugged or something.
Ok, coming to T D and H, they are mesmerised by their new neighbour( celina jaitley). At this juncture it'd be interesting to point out that actresses(contemporary) are supposed to turn the public on, and I dont see how thats going to happen when the lead actress has zits all over her nose and cheeks and every other inch. So thats not cool. So anyways the movie is filled with 1001 PJ's and they really are PJ's. And well, Indian public is sorta dumb, they find it funny. I'm pretty sure, seeing a guy fall while stepping on a banana peel makes us laugh as though its the funniest thing in the world. Anyways, I was surprised to see so many people laughing at those 3rd grade jokes, which dont make any sense at all. But watching them laugh for every little thing made us laugh.
Kim sharma was in the movie too. She was bent up on exposing her bust, which kept on jiggling like jelly every second, coz she kept on tightening her blouse(shez supposed to be a fish curry seller), and made me think...did she have breast implants? Oh shucks, who cares.
And in the mean time, expressionless druggie girls kept vanishing from the streets.
And well then I fell asleep, and I woke up after like half n hour and I saw that they were still yapping about something that I didnt understand. And then out of a sudden, there was mangal pandey, salman khan lookalike from Tere Naam, Anthony from the Amitabh block buster and some other rubbish. That was supposed to be some sort of ruralsexual item number.
And well, suddenly police enters and everyone dances and kicks ass at the same time. Acting was pathetic by one and all. Its amazing how someone as hot as Kim Sharma was made to look so repulsive, celina jaitley, well I think she should be hung.
And the movie has to be THE worst movie ever made, THE worst, one one of the worst, THE VERY worst. No coordination between the actors, everyone with weird gay ass expressions, and too many condoms here and there. Well something went wrong somewhere.
-rishabh Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The trip to Vellore-PART I

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Vellore in the past was known in the educational domain solely because of its Medical College, CMC(Christian Medical College). However, the past few years another institute has been coming up, or so the media claims, this one is in the engineering stream. I'm talking about Vellore institute of Technology
An interesting fact to note is that the isntitute received 7000 applications in 2004, 45000 in 2005 and 89000 in 2006. Quite a progress dont you think? Well most of it has to be because of their huge budget of advertising. I remember during the days I was preparing for my JEE, I'd see VIT's sprawling campus on the last page of every major daily every alternate day. Huge, Lit up, Bright!
I too was mesmerised by those huge pics of the campus. I gave their exam. And it has the weirdest syllabus of all the exams, those who gave it this year know what I am talking about.
Anyways, I gave their exam, and cleared it with a very good rank(according to my peers). Their counselling was in a month. Another interesting point about Vellore Insti's counselling is that, its a month before any of the other counsellings, and so is their fee due date. I guess that says it all.
On 16th of this month, I left for Chennai, with my dad, from where we'd catch a cab to vellore.
Chennai to Vellore in an AC cab cost about 2500 Rs. It was later that we realised that the AC cab wasnt very meaningfull, since the temperature suddenly fell down drastically once the late hours of the night started to pass.
I was listening to some Nirvana on my dad's lappie, and the our Cab broke down. In the middle of nowhere.On the highway, which had no divider, no lights, nothing. And we were in Tamil Nadu, we couldnt understand what the cabbie was saying, and the feeling was mutual.
He had spares thankfully,and after 30-40 mins, we were back on track.
We had a room reserved in a hotel, which was 7-8 kms from VIT.
Next morning, we took an auto to the institute, my dad communicated with the guy in telugu. I told my dad, "Hey, he's tamil, he doesnt understand you"
"Arrey you dont know, its all the same"
"No its not dad"
Apparently it was.
We reached safely, and he didnt loot us too.

There were huge posters with VITEEE counselling
"WELCOME STUDENTS AND PARENTS" written . Deep blue they all were.
The institute was pretty green and clean. It was really quiet, probably because only the 4th year students were on campus( that too only a handful){ got to know this later}
They explained to us all the formalities for the day, we sat in the auditorium, where some old dude was going on and on about the college, I heard phrases such as "You're ward is in the safe hands of our esteemed faculty...", "...we teach basic SW skills to each and everyone...", "....having a tie-up with *some german* university, and have introduced *some degree related to energy*", "...the insti is great in harnessing...", "...saale jaldi join kar na bhe...", ok maybe not the last one.
The days ranks were from 750-1500. I had got a 1400 something rank, which basically meant that I had come really early, and my turn would come towards the end of the day only.
The wait wasnt too bad, as I found a pal of mine from college. We talked about the college, saw its library, which was infact the most impressive of the buildings in the campus. It was totally air conditioned, and had a huge multimedia room, with LCD monitors, and a huge database of cd's etc.. I saw some seniors there, and we started talking to them about the placement, and ambience, and student-teacher realtionship, and branch preference etc.
They gave us some official and some *ahem* non official info.
Anyways, we returned to the counselling hall. The counselling was simple. we were in an auditorium, where the number of seats admitted and remaining in each course flashed. They'd yell out the rank and name, and we'd have to give the xerox documents and select our branch. But something was happening. All everyone were taking were Computer Science(CSE), and Electronic and Communication(ECE)
No one was taking anything else. It was shocking( well not really). And then it happened, CSE and ECE seats got over. Now came the funny part. No one wanted anything else. It was as though the other brances were for people of smaller dreams and ambitions, and they were'nt worthy of taking. This included Electrical, Electrical(Instrumentation), Mechanical, IT, Bio, Civil, Chemical, basically everything else. It was funny, that for the next half an hour the counselling progressed very very slowly, and we'd see that only after a long period of time would someone select a branch.

end of part I

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Finally hyderabad joins in the protest.

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Found this on Orkut, as well as got hazaar offlines on my messenger regarding. If you are a hyderabadi, or in Hyderabad and you are against reservation or quota or any of that, plz do read this and join in. That will be all.


After taking permission with the police commisionor, here are the protest details:

Day: Sunday, 21st May
Time:10AM
Venue: Indirapark Main entrance (Near SnowWorld), Lower Tank Bund Road

All of us will get together at Indriapark and go around it on Tank Bund Road. Thereafter, a few representatives would go and meet the Governor on the issue.

Pls pass this meesage to everyone to join us at Indirapark on Sunday.
In this protest ppl frm all all walks of life (students/IT professionals/ social workers/doctors) are coming together . So be a part of this great moment and spread the word. For any details contact
Sumeet Gupta (9885077147)
gupta_sumeet@yahoo.com

Friday, May 19, 2006

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This is a test I saw on sidharth's blog

I am nerdier than 95% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

I'M Apparently the SUPREME nerd GOD. rofl! I always thought I was little nerdy, I guess I was wrong.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

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So I just got BiT Torrent. And there's one word that comes to my mind. As Will Smith would've put it "Damn"!.
Its fast as hell.
I am not THAT net savvy. So the most I would download from the net would be some pdf files, or some other document files, or some pictures, or at the most a song from a site.
Then after a while I downloaded Kazaa, a peer-2-peer software (P2P). Its a sort of a platform, where people come and crap, and others interested in the crap, come and wipe it from there and take it home. No middle men, no banners. I downloaded 3 songs I liked. Then shut down my computer. For a month my computer wouldnt work. It was as though it had got AIDS, or syphillis. It just would'nt start. It had been infected.
I hated Kazaa since then. But maybe it wasnt Kazaa's fault. Maybe it was just some dickhead from a thirdworld nation trying to spam the world. But when you get out in cricket, you dont blame you're self do you( most of the times anyways), you blame the bowler, or the umpire. So that was my brief association with Kazaa.
Recently I was told there's another P2P software called Limewire. After hesitating I downloaded it. And whoa. It opened new doors that I never knew existed before. It was much faster than a website, and had EVERY SONG i could imagine. It was unbelievable. I was overwhelmed. It was like god telling me "Hey asshole, go download." So who wants to say no to god right? (Even if there isnt one)
BSNL(The internet connection I have), has unlimited download from 2-8 AM. So now you all know I am awake in the night.
I thought this was the best thing. But there was the next best thing. LIMEWIRE PRO. Now this thing costs like 10-15$. But I got it from my pal(stihor, you know who you are) for free. So now I log on. And I agree this is the BEST thing. Its so fast! Its like really fast. A 4 MB song in little over a minute. And I am like WOW. So I started downloading videos, you know like concert videos and episodes of SOUTHPARK. I'll talk about this addiction later, but right now I am talking about Limewre PRo. It was amazing. And I thought, naw man this is the best thing EVER. These things are cosmic(shruti are you listening) I think. Coz NOW I GOT BITTORRENT. And let me tell you this, I've not seen anything faster than this, maybe there is , and I'm sure of it. But I have not seen it yet. 32 MB file in less than 5 mins. And I go like WTF man this is INSANE!. But its true. So i'm on a rampage, downloading all the southpark episodes. The total has already crossed 1GB. Its amazing. I love technology. Let me know if something's faster than BIT tORRENT. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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Shane Warne
Many rate him as the best spinner of the cricket ball. Since the time he bowled that ball that spun ninety degrees and bowled the maestro Englishman, Mike Gatting-He has been a star. The thing about most stars is this-They get into huge controversies, that increases the number of hits their names give when you punch it out on google dot com. Shane Warne has had his share of controversies. Be it the match fixing scandal after the 1996 world cup along with Mark Waugh, or the 1998 controversy where he admitted having provided info about the pitch to bookies. And then the dude was drugged by his mom(ofcourse unintentionally), or so he claims and that made news too. Then there was his publicised divorce. But there's now another one to add to that list. And this one is hot news guys.
A british tabloid published pics of shane standing in his undies while a blond and brunette both topless fooled around with dildo
The dude was having a THREESOME. Man have you ever heard of a cricketer doing that? I know its no big deal nowadays, but it its the first time something like this has come to the surface, especially concerning a cricketer.
Apparently the two found Shane Warne extremely "Fit" and "thanked" him for satisfying them and "trying" new things. So I guess the pitch isnt the only place where Warne experiments. And if one would think this would tire him for his match the following morning, the guy took 7/99 against a county side.
His wife is apparently is happier after the divorce.
Now is cricket turning into rock and roll? We already have drugs (many players have been caught doping) and now the bizarre sex. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 07, 2006

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Tagged by swathi

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line
A. To check the dimensional correctness of a given equation.....

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can
A. And? Is something supposed to happen?

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

A. Some gal kept eating her hair, and in a span of few years her stomach had to be opened, coz the hair island in her gut was affecting her health.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
A. 10 pm

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
A. 10.49 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you
hear?

A. Some dhin chak dhin chak crap on FM.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing
A. Yesterday. Getting dinner from hyderabad house.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
A. Another web page

9. What are you wearing?
A. Nothing. I like walking round in the nude.

10. Did you dream last night?
A. No re, ran outta all my dreams. Must've dreamt each one ten times.

11. When did you last laugh?
A. An hour ago, while watching some stuff on NDTV bout elections in TN.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
A. A corpse with its genitals erect. Nah. just the usual, paint, paintings, photos.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
A. yep yesterday, on the road, 3 dogs having a threesome.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
A. Hmmmm...... it ok i guess. Same old shyt.

15. What is the last film you saw?
A. In theatre, RDB,
on TV School Of Rock,
on cd, scary movie.

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A. Google. Wait a sec, isnt google worth more?

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
A. Who are you, and why are you bugging me? Well if you must know, I'm a very good listener and an understanding person, though by appearance I may just look as a horny poser.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

A. Legalise free download.

19. Do you like to dance?

A. Is this a trick question?

20. George Bush.
A. Yeah he's got issues...and...???

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
A. Girl

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
A. Boy

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

A. Nope, might work there for a while though

24. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
A. Considering god is a sexy woman. "How you doin?"

25. 5 people who must also do this in their blog.
1.engineer
2.shruti (haha u dont have a blog yet, but when you get one, this is first thing u shud do)
3.aesa
4.i chatter a lot
5.Akhil(incase you see this)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

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I was going through some of the past questions of the state CET of Andhra Pradesh, more commonly known as EAMCET. One mathematics question caught my eye. Not because of the math associated with it. The question as such was a rather simple one, which any mathematics student who is familiar with basic probability could answer.
The question:
From each of the three married couples, one partner is selected at random. The probability that all the three belong to the same sex is
a) .25 b).5 c).125 d).375
Now most of you would give the answer (a), and you'd prolly get full marks. Yet could the same answer be given after say, 10-15 years. I'm pretty sure, after 15 years, another option e) would be included in this question, which would say INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION, since it is not mentioned in the question, how many of the marriages are between those of "same sex" or "different sex". The world is mixing. People from tokyo are marrying people from siberia, guys are marrying guys, women marrying women, hell I've heard reports of people marrying their pets because they feel connected to them at a certain level. I am a very tolerant person and believe in "whatever makes you happy", but how do the others in our society take it? Especially in India, where half the population is married through arranged marriage , how can such a nation tolerate same sex marriage? Me being a kashmiri, has yet to hear of a kashmiri pandit, who is gay or lesbian, how would such a person be looked in the eyes of the society, his/her own community? Will they be accepted? We all talk about us being OKAY with people being gay, but what if someone close to us was one, or in course of time became one? Would we embrace them? Thats the question you ask yourself.

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

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Right so another one in the sack. Just came back from the examination centre after writing, probably the most important of all the competitive exams(realistically speaking) The All India Engineering Entrance Exam, aka AIEEE. The exam was good. The AIEEE had taken a leaf out of the the IIT book, by changing the pattern, well it was sort of innovative. The paper was easy actually, though not really easy, but comparatively easier than last few years, another indication that this one could have high scorers. The examination centre was OK-ISH. I think the exam council, not only AIEEE, even IIT and probably also EAMCET, have this unique way of alloting centres. What they do is, they note down our address, and keep that as centre of a circle of radius 20-25 kilometres draw a circle on the map of our city. And almost as though it was an unwritten law, mark a point on the CIRCUMFERENCE of this circle, thus alloting to us, our test venue. So far all my centres have been a one and a half hour journey from my house. The roads are narrow, the heat is incredible and the traffic is mindblowing.
Coming back to this year's AIEEE. The paper was easy like I said, but then this wasnt really tricky, pretty straightforward, unlike its sibling, the biggie-JEE. This had pretty strightforward questions, once you attempted it and knew the concept and got an answer, you could be assured that it was the correct answer, without having to think twice. I have made it a habit to mess up maths in every exam I write, and AIEEE was no exception.I did P and C really well but didnt have enugh time to really nail Maths, something which every 2 outta 3 serious aspirant must've done today.
At this juncture I'd like to announce my feelings towards the usage of ball pens or any pens during an exam. I SAY ITS BOGUS. But then its prolly just me, because this tactic doesnt work in my favor, atleast it didnt to some extent toay. I lost 12 marks because of marking the wrong option and later realising it, but it was too late to change anything then. But i guess, its all in the package of the exam, no use complaining about it. Que sera sera, what will happen ,will happen.

Friday, April 28, 2006

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I wanted to be a writer. Wanted to get into journalism, write a best seller, yeah all that. I was almost certain to go that way. I used to write articles, stories, take part in literary competitions and so on. It was all good. Untill the following summer. The IIT-JEE bug was fed into my head. It was stuffed deep into my head, and no body let me shit it out of my body.
Summer came and went. I decided I still want to write but will come to a halt for these 2 years. Prepare to get in IIT, then will get back to writing. How gullible was I?
Anyways, everyone were dissapointed, my teachers, my friends were shocked, "Abhe tu engineering karega bhe? You are better than that, go do your thing." "I'll do my thing after 2 years" I'd tell them. 2 years have changed me. My vocabulary has been screwd, I've stopped reading novels for almost a year now.(C'mon, One night at call centre isnt a novel now is it?).
I think it has something to do with the sort of company I was in. Uptill school, it was good. But in 11th and 12th, I was surrounded by these guys who had only IIT on their mind, and nothing else. Well when you stay with drug addicts, you become an addict you're self, similarly, staying with them, I started to talk like them, Hyderabadi hindi mixed with Telugu started to take over my English. My sentences would now comprise of 3 and a half languages. And the number of swear words in my lingo too increased at a rapid pace. The internet didnt help me much either. Blogging and chatting has increased my usage of SMS style language. The otherday, on ORKUT, I met this guy, and told him "btw", he asked me what had I just told him. I took it for granted that a 19 year old dude should know what BTW is. But then, it was just me. I realised, the fault was within me.
Rap music didnt help my english either. I mean how do you expect a person to speak and write better english when all they hear day and night is "They is treating us right, We was chilling and shit". All this began to take its toll on me, I would actually use words such as "ain't" or "wassup" in my english paper, and I began realising that no man, something has to be done.
I've decided, after the exams, I mean once all these competitives are over, amongst the long list of things I've to do, READING must take top priority along with losing weight. I'm going to sink myself into hard core literature by Ayn Rand, Salman Rushdie, Khalil Gibran and the likes. Though I will still listen to rap music.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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She was every man's wildest fantasy. Hot, sorta dumb, young and rich. For a moment it looked like she had it all. Then some grave career mistakes, and well portraying her self as a hollywood ho, didnt help much to that either. She realised she had to act quick, so what does she do? She kisses Madonna. That puts her photos back on page 1. Then after a while, she has to do something radical again. Now what? Ofcourse. Getting married in a hotel lobby, in jeans and a cap, a marriage which could'nt last a week. Annulment. But she wants to get settled too, doesnt she? So she hooks up with Kevin Federline, who is incidentally commited, but what fool will say no to Britney Spears? So now what? They get married, and he knocks her up, and they have a beautiful baby. But maternity duties have taken their toll on britney. LOOK WHATS HAPPENED TO HER!!!!!She looks like his MOM!!!! Posted by Picasa

 

Friday, April 21, 2006

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Last year, I had gone to B'lore to spend 2 weeks with my many cousins, uncles, aunties etc etc. One such uncle and aunt(masu and masi) had to attend a corporate party, and asked me to accompany them. I told them I'd feel bored and left out there. PLus corporate parties is just major ass-kissing playgrounds, what would i do there?
My uncle told me, this bloke is different, and he isnt you're average businessman.
"Who is he?"
"He is a brand maker/promoter"
"Oh you mean like Prahlad Kakkar"
"Not so much into Ads as Mr Kakkar"
"Whatever"

I went along anyways.
It was like a rave party man. 16 year olds at these parties are like little puppy's with their tongues hanging.
And this guy is pretty cool. He's damn creative too. Apparently their board room, where they have their meetings is a huge open space in the building with few steps, you sit there and discuss.
I had to take a leak, I went to the toilets, though nothing was mentioned I clearly understood which door to take.
It was something like this...

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and this is btw my 100th post.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Much Awaited Sequel

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Aiite people. This is it. Titanic 2. Jack's Back. This is just too hilarious.You'd end up farting and laughing.The credit for this goes to Mr Derek Johnson. His website is
www.vekay.com/titanic.html and his email address is mrderekjohnson@yahoo.com.
 
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