Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Batman: The dark knight

Watched 'the dark knight' last week. It was a good movie, no wonder it is making all this money. The characters were good; Heath Ledger was superb and played the dark psyche of Joker brilliantly. However, the last quartile of the movie, as one of my friend said - "was an excuse for torture and wire-tapping". Something to contemplate I guess.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Caravan AKA Himalaya

Caravan, renamed Himalaya, is a movie about the people of Dolpo (Mountains in Nepal) and their struggles for survival against the elements of nature. The movie was also nominated for Oscars in the best foreign language category. I won't write more about the movie because I don't consider myself a critic, but as a viewer who enjoyed watching it, I recommend y'll to watch it if you get a chance.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunset point, Sarasota

Picture taken by a friend, Ravi, at Sunset point, Sarasota...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A blog about nothing

Recently, I read someone's blog about new year resolutions and one of the resolutions was to blog more frequently. At that time, I realized that I had forgotten the password to this account, but I didn't worry much because I knew that has the password recovery system. But then I had forgotten the username as well. Hahaha... I guess this is a common thing as has a system to recover your username as well. So, this post is dedicated to all of you guilty of forgetting the usernames and passwords.

On a more serious note, it is getting more and more difficult now-a-days to remember all the sites of which one is member of. I would be happy to own an ID and use it everywhere instead of registering at every site. I believe thats the larger pictuer behind Microsoft passport and some other universal login program. Lets see what will happen in the future.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

hehe... how to dissuade yourself from becoming a blogger... good one..

Interesting read....

How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger

What a buzz all the bloggers are making these days! It seems like just about everybody is pouring their musings into a text box. Are you feeling tempted to start a blog of your own? Here are some ways to bypass the trend.


  1. Find five completely random blogs, and read them daily for a month. After thirty days, you will absolutely dread your self-imposed requirement to read all that dreck. Any blog you create will most likely be on par with what you've been reading. Don't put anyone through that.
  2. Consider that your voice, even if it is truly a good one, is a tiny peep against the massive wave of tripe out there. The odds of anyone you don't already know finding your blog are low.
etc. etc...

For more details go to:

Monday, July 24, 2006

Life is complex!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Broker

I just finished reading the "The broker" by John Grisham, an alumni of MsState. In fact, there is a library room dedicated to him -- The John Grisham room.

Anyway, coming back to the book, it shows some aspects of lobbying, the spy games, and the human attitude towards survival. Most or rather all of the books from Grisham revolves around a lawyer and contains a lot of political tension. In this novel, he went a step further and went international. Some description of Italian cities/towns, some insight on learning the Italian language, and also into the workings of the world of international assassins like CIA, Mossad, Red China etc (May be complete fiction, but I would like to believe that he did some research before writing). All in all, I would like to say that the book is a good read and a good pass-time.