Monday, September 21, 2009

We've broke our mirrors...

The ‘new big story’ is now quite old. That of China, India and Brazil. The Brazil story is quite interesting and here is the guy who is at it’s epicenter - Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva
I'm so happy. Cause today I found my friends.
They're in my head. I'm so ugly. But that's ok.
'Cause so are you. We've broke our mirrors.
Sunday morning. Is everyday for all I care.
And I'm not scared. Light my candles. In a daze cause I've found god.

I'm so lonely. And that's ok.
I shaved my head. And I'm not sad, and just maybe
I'm to blame for all I've heard. And I'm not sure.
I'm so excited. I can't wait to meet you there.
And I don't care. I'm so horny. But that's ok. My will is good.

I like it. I'm not gonna crack.
I miss you. I'm not gonna crack.
I love you.I'm not gonna crack.
I killed you. I'm not gonna crack.

Left a little of myself back there.
Feel richer, I also do.
It is rather grand to grow fond of a place this way, isn’t it?!
Sometimes the answer is - giving up hope.
That peace is out there somewhere for your taking.
That it is just over the horizon. And you just have to sail long enough.
That if you did the right thing, you will find it eventually.
"How can you stand it?" they asked, "not knowing what you want"
But I know. Just that I want more than one thing.
"You can’t have everything"
"You have to choose"
"Pick one and stick to it. That’s how it’s done"
And they went ahead and called me fickle.

Monday, September 14, 2009

howz that for an impact...

The onslaught of television broadcasting not withstanding, I bet there is a generation out there which remembers fondly of the winter mornings and summer nights spent huddled around the transistor listening to cricket commentry - full of awe, hanging on to each word and constructing each detail in the mind's eye.
Similar emotions flow today, albiet the transistor is replaced with a real-time update on the net.
I am watching Ten Sports telecast of the US Open final.. and yet I have the BBC's Live Text open. I have lived and relived many a dear matches courtesy their descriptions. And somehow, a grand slam experience is incomplete without it. So.. 3 cheers for the guys @ Live Text.
-Little People
So we are collecting nominations for - list of people who have made the most difference to the world. All you get is one line to prove that your guy deserves to be on that list.
Amongst the pile of entries which is certain to include rulers/leaders/thinkers/scientists... there is a little note saying 'saved a billion lives'.
Norman E. Borlaug - the father of Green Revolution died today, aged 95.
More about Borlaug in Times of India and Hindu.
One can't help but feel gratitude.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Chief Minister YSR's chopper went missing over Nallamala jungles at around 10 AM today morning. Unfavourable conditions hamper the search operations underway. The jungle is crazily dense and (used to be) Naxalite prone too. The weather is bad, it is pouring all over the place.
It's been 12 hours and there has been little progress. With daybreak the authorities are hoping to step up search operations and meanwhile they have pleaded the local junta familiar with the landscape to help them out.
Its all quite unreal.

Update: Reports confirming the death of all 5 people aboard that chooper, have just got in.

YSR will be remembered for his hugely ambitious Jala Yagnam and Arogya Shri. Programmes that targeted irrigation and health care for the poor and which arguably enabled Congress to beat anti-incumbency and come back to power.
One can never overstate the importance of irrigation and health care, so one hopes that these causes are not abandoned.
The inevitable question - who next? On the face of it Roshayya would seem like a natural choice. D. Srinivas chances on the other hand have diluted, thanks to his defeat in the recent Assembly elections. Looks like the times of in-fighting are back for the Congress, now that they seem to lack a single leader who commands the respect of both - the state cadre/leaders and the central command.
Citizen Kane
Happy Together
No Reservations
Husbands and Wives
It Happened One Night
Bicycle Thief
My Fair Lady
Breakfast at Tiffany's
He's Just Not That In To You.
How To Loose a Guy in 10 Days
Definitely, Maybe
Love Aaj Kal
Yes Man
Loved My Fair Lady. Rex Harrison deserves every inch of the Oscar he got. Also, I have come to like Audrey Hepburn quite a lot.
While we are still talking Classic Hollywood, let me drop in a quick word about Gregory Peck.
He is God. Period.
Bytheway, do the 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' fans out there know these interesting trivia.
-Mary Badham who plays Scout, Atticus' (Peck's character) daughter stuck a close friendship with Peck. Both of them remained very close till Peck's death in 2003. She always called him Atticus.
-It is Clark Kent's favourite movie.