Thursday, August 26, 2010

blink.. blink

I have been conscious through out, but I still can scarcely believe it. Gosh!
And to those who are horrified that I am online now, just 4 hours due; all I can say is
'well people have been tweeting through the ceremony, so I am pretty conservative by those standards' :P

Friday, August 13, 2010

past rap

They shook hands and walked off, aware that the past isn't a fun place to live in.
Both had trains to catch.
Jill jerked her head up, pulled her jacket closer, buried her hands back in the pockets and walked on.
"We are defined by our experiences"
"But we can choose not to be restricted by them"

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sakhi saiyaan tho khoob hii kamaat hain...

Mehngayi daayan khaye jaat hain.
This song from Aamir Khan Productions' latest film 'Peepli Live' is full of that catchy folksy charm.

Made me think of that Ramanamma song that captured the imagination of a recession hit populace. Not quite what you call elegant but it did hit the nail on it's head whilst talking of travails of the recession hit software engineer. Ask me.
Tere Bin Laden

A must watch. Ali Zafar, the pakistani singer turned actor is fabulous. Think he should become a bollywood regular; would fit right in.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

that damn old shaming story

Everyone is busy damning the games, expressing shock, anger, shame and embarrassment.
There are of-course some sane voices that can keep cool heads and look at the big picture.

Shekar Gupta's takes on the whole CWG corruption drama; on how it's important to not get carried away and to keep things in perspective and in scale.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Pledge

Here is a (lengthy but insightful) piece in Guardian on the Melinda-Gates Foundation.
The numbers can seem huge but as pointed out in the article, it still is just '3-5% of the overall solution.'

As you might have been aware, Gates has been on a drive to get the richest American families to pledge a majority of their wealth to philanthropy. They are calling it the Giving Pledge.

Food for thought: Many who want to give are often turned-off by the horror stories they hear about the misuse of funds. The answer though is not to turn back but to find a cause and a reliable channel which can be monitored. Like they say - there is always a way.
As a child I remember going to the Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad and being awe-struck by the white tiger. I still recollect it as the high-point of the visit.
Saw this video today of white tiger cubs from Germany. Beautiful aren't they?!