Thursday, April 29, 2010


Nostalgia .... late 2003-early 2004. Hosur Road , traffic jam - red signal - Oasis Green Maruti 800 - Gloomy mind all the time and Dave Matthews Band in the stereo. Take the left hitting the throttle and singing aloud....

Feel like laughing.

Those days!

Doesn't Dave Matthews look like Tom Hanks ?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Voice #1:
Here I am - this is me...There's no where else on earth I'd rather be

Voice #2:
BohLing BohLing BohLing BohLing

Voice #3:
Daytha Daytha Daytha

And theeee And theeee And theeee And theeee

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Integrating iPhone's applications on the iPad is a visionary idea. iPad (or atleast its clones) is here to stay. iPad is more of a "application consuming gadget" more than a "application developing gadget". So you will still have your laptop, but you will have a networked gadget.

The best is that it is powered by 3G(what we are working on ;-) ). 3G and LTE are technologies which are just PERFECT access technologies for this. Because there is limited browsing which you can do with a Mobile Phone.

Watch the video here :

A look at Apple's iPad with David Carr of 'The New York Times' and Walt Mossberg of 'The Wall St. Journal.

Does anyone have any other opinion ? I have read a couple of news sites and I like the concept. But not sure until someone has really used this gadget.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Shashi Tharoor is one of those intelligentsia whom I really do not connect with. Others in this group are Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Girish Karnad, MS Sathyu, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das and all those types of people.

They are all intelligent, I agree. But somehow I get repelled by these sort of people. They speak their mind, they land themselves in trouble. The world is divided when it listens to these people - People are enraged, some people appreciate, some people (like me are amused). Sumne mai mele iruve bittkondu vaddadodu

Shashi Tharoor might be a prolific person and an exceptional worker, but the twitter bird has shot galeej droplets on his face and left him searching for his hanky. I particularly did not like his opinions about RK Narayanan which I read sometime ago.

Nonetheless, two individuals (Tharoor and Modi) with inflated egos meet and sparks are meant to fly.

Friday, April 16, 2010


There is a Dido song which I listened sometime ago. The tune was distinctly Indian and now I found it on Youtube.

The video is interesting. A lady taxi driver in Mumbai in moods of Loneliness and contemplation. Not sure if there are any lady taxi drivers in Mumbai. The actress is a brilliant actress - Shahana Goswami. Her role was so small in the movie "Rock On!" but her performance stayed.

Nonetheless check out Dido's video with an Indian touch :-
Dido - Let's Do The Things We Normally Do

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tehelka v/s TAAQ

Very unlikely opponents, right ?

Here is what Tehelka says abt Indian Rock Musicians :

Indian rock music, fundamentally, is rooted in affectation, not origination....Our homegrown rock is almost exclusively upper middle-class territory — and its practitioners don’t seem to have much on their minds. Often bankrolled by indulgent parents, and decked out in the requisite accoutrements and peripherals — a tattoo or two helps —

And TAAQ :

how do Indian bands approach songwriting, where do they learn to play their instruments, where do they rehearse? How do they finance gear, studio time and production efforts? What level of initiative does it take for a band to bag concert dates at Hard Rock Cafe or Blue Frog, or plan a five-city tour? Or to cut an album and market it independently?

...Perhaps Sidhu might want to consider exploring these areas instead of expending two thousand words on a subject he believes is not worth writing about. That's laughable.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A very good website

Check out this site :-

It is an application that is able to send Gift Vouchers directly to a Mobile Phone and the receiver can go directly to the store and redeem it.

It's catered to both, people gifting each other within India ... and NRIs sending gifts back home to India.

The best part is that, it has also Gifting Partners :-)

It is developed by my friend and ex-colleague from Infy, Rohit Rawal.
Really good idea...

Hogenakkal random pic.

Had been to Hogenakkal Falls. Drove abt 194 km from Bangalore. Electronic City road was simply awesome ... Swift flew down the National Highway. Toll Bridge to E-City is kickass. But the fare is pretty high (38 Rs.)

I had taken one of my Finnish friends (from Oulu) there .... It happened to be the hottest day in the past 25 years according to the meteorology department.

There was water. But I was really exhausted ...Taking the boat ride was wonderful experience.

Got an Head Molish and a shoulder massage. And then had Vegetable Hyderabadi Biriyani back in Bangalore. Nights are really hot and spicy food is delicious but it is a no-no.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Today morning as I drove through the traffic, I landed below the mysore road flyover to see lots of red spluttered all over the road. Was it a dog ? Was it a cat ? As I was about to go "eww" I realized it was pieces of Water Melon.

Summer is very hot this time. I do not see any mangoes or jackfruits my two favorite fruits. Not even in the Ganesha fruit juice stalls - nowhere. Power cuts are everywhere. Every night I am tired of attending Mosquito-Concerts.

People are going on an tree cutting rampage with 210 trees (all of them over 150 years of age) being chopped to the ground. Really, I cursed the guy who approved this felling of trees. And there is this really beautiful painting (on the wall) done by the street artists. I see and enjoy the detailed mix of the greens and yellows of the oil colors used as I ride to office. Today, on that painting one stupid f*ck is urinating on the painting. And then later, near the high court garden which has many floral parks, I see petty florists stealing the flowers and putting it in their bags (the security guards are nowhere to be seen).

No point yelling here in the blog. Somebody should take the action. Not sure whether there is a shortage of public toilets or is it plain Indian bad habit.