Monday, September 27, 2010

GM .. wassup with CWG

Now , along with the usual Good morning salutations, someone always asks about "whats up with CWG" .. two weeks ago the answer would be "dont worry, things will fall in place".. now its like "you still care??"..

watched Dabaang over the weekend.. just showed how much masala we lacked in bollywood since srk/aditya chopra unleashed DDLJ.. a nice break from the exotic foreign locations, designer clothes, Hinglish etc etc etc..

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In my dream yesterday, Suresh Kalmadi had made an appearance. He was playing the saxophone. Then in the next scene, it becomes a pungi .... Inspired by the dream, I present you this high technology graphic.

Friday, September 24, 2010

sweet memories

God knows - Mando Daio
Music Video which looks like a home video :-)

A thought

Alexander the Great was a great Leader. Not much of a master strategist. Leadership is about belief and emotion : Perhaps not much about logic.

At the height of his power, Alexander the great, the undisputed master of the known world (at that time) would still draw his sword first at the beginning of the war and his horse(s) would charge in the front and lead his men to the war. Alexander felt that he could not ask his men to risk their lives unless he was willing to demonstrate by his actions that he had complete confidence in the outcome.

The sight of Alexander charging forward so excited and motivated his soldiers that no force on earth could stand before them..A leader is able to inspire the "fire to do" in others.

That kind of confidence make men believe in the leader.

I am not back from any soft skill training, but this is inspirational.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


First of all, India scores very poor in the infrastructure department. Taking CWG 2010 to be hosted in India, was quite a challenge. And then corruption at various levels has just provoked everybody.

Now dog faeces was found in the CWG Village (just like any other village in India) and then this and this.

Really embarrassing and bad news. We have spoilt our image due to corruption. Shame on the organizers for spoiling India's image.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Which Sunday Morning do you like ?

Sunday Morning (1995) No doubt (The first sunday morning I heard, it is hard)
Sunday Morning (2004) Maroon 5 Song (Beginning is really good, but then it loses steam)
Sunday Morning (1967) by Velvet Underground (Heard this recently )

I like Velvet Underground version - very lullaby-ish : Andy Warhol's group....

Thursday, September 09, 2010


I hate the 24-hour story broadcasting in the disguised NEWS form from Star News. I bet it is no different from the other channels in India.. In emulating BBC, CNN etc these guys have gone whacky.. not to be said that CNN, BBC themselves can do 24h * 365 days of quality news..

illustrates how things are blown out of proportion by media..

I miss prime-time news .. i do not know anymore where to catch a kid we used to tune to DD twice in a day in the night for the Vartegalu and English News (dint care much about the Hindi thing)... and as we grew up the frequency increased to add one in the morning and one more in the night.. but now its there all the time.. which suckssss... to much data and much less information and no analysis...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Chinese Influence

Its been no secret that China is ploughing through its way in South Asia, building strategic ties with India's neighbors. Its association with Pakistan is well known for a long time, so is its relationship with the JUNTA. And now its flexing its muscle in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

With a bank balance of $2.4 trillion.. (its literally bank balance for China), it seems to be splurging (in local currency terms) in the Indonesian ocean. The influence is just on infrastructure it seems to be entering the political minds as well..

Sri Lankan president extends grip on power

By Jane Cowan

Updated 8 hours 15 minutes ago

The Sri Lankan president will extend his grip on power after the country's parliament voted to amend the constitution.

In what critics describe as "the last nail in the coffin" of Sri Lankan democracy, the country's parliament passed a constitutional amendment abolishing two-term presidential limits.

The changes also loosen rules designed to prevent the politicalisation of the police and the judiciary.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected in January after the government won the 25-year-old civil war against the Tamil Tigers.

He can now stand for re-election in 2016.

Mr Rajapaksa is popular with Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority but critics have accused him of stifling dissent.

He had already been accused of ignoring the rule of law and jailing opponents.

Other changes empower him to appoint top judges and other public officials unfettered by any legal veto.

Mani Ratnam made Ravana and revived the trend ;-) and now it looks like Ramayana will repeat all over again..

Looks like a new Lankeshwar in the making..

Friday, September 03, 2010


I was walking past the ABB compound near office in the evening hour, sunset hour. The moment I walked past a lamp post (which was very close to my head) it switched on. It sort of looked like a Halo.

Nirvana near the ABB compound. Enlightened. It was like the Billie Jean video.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010