Friday, February 27, 2009

From across the table.,

Saw Dev D – I am floored.
Music by Amit Trivedi : Top class.
Nayan Tarse. Saali Kushi. Emotional Atyaachar. Dhol yaara Dhol. Paayaliya.
Darn!! Each better than the other.

Taras Na Mile, Nayan Tarse
Dono Se Bahe Dhaar, Nayan Tarse

Tapish Ki Phuhaar, Sawaan Barse
Chubhan De Hazaar, Sawaan Barse

Gaali Si Lage Malhaar,
Sawaan Barse Barse Barse Re

Movie- Dev D
Music : Amit Trivedi
Lyrics : Amitabh Bhattacharya
Vocals : Amit Trivedi
Little people – Story 1

Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think

-Alan Turing in a letter to his friend.

Computer Science students and Theory of Computation enthusiasts especially, will remember Turing fondly. He is the man behind the Turing machine.
The man who broke German codes (ENIGMA) in the Second World War.
The man widely held as the Father of Computer Science.
The man whom we owe Artificial Intelligence to.

He was convicted for homosexuality.
Was forced to take estrogen hormone injections.
Was disqualified from continuing secret cryptological work.
And committed suicide by eating a cyanide laced Apple.

Blood riles!!
-Currently reading : The Kite Runner
-If you skip the irritating item songs, Billu (erstwhile Billu Barber) is a sweet little story.
-Understanding is what they call it; your comfort level with moral ambiguities.
-Prioritizing is a skill I was not born with.
And the acquired talent isn’t any great shakes either.
The countless rehearsals betrayed more than the actual act.
The words did not match the tone of her voice.
There was pain in one and exhaustion in the other.
From across the table the emotions seem to come filtered.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

raise your glasses, will ya...

To AR Rahman for his Oscar wins.
Here’s hoping that lots of great work comes his way.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Isn’t all art so?

Rajeev Masand in his ‘Seven Pounds’ movie review says… “If you like to be emotionally manipulated, this is just the film for you.”
But then I wonder… isn’t all art emotional manipulation at some or the other level?
Nandan Nilekani’s blog.
Dawn has a fascinating piece on the peace agreement reached between Pakistan government and Taliban in Swat valley and Maulana Sufi Muhammad’s role in it.
The Opinionator points to reactions from all around on the issue.
-And I feel ancient. Huh!
-Saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
-Not sure if I'l grow up to be a kid one day, but I sure as hell, was born old.
Coffee mug in a hand. Calvin n Hobbes in another.
Ah! The simple pleasures of life.
A whimsical thought was a visitor recently -
has this blog run its course and should I be shutting it down!