Saturday, July 17, 2010


One more week............another milestone in sight
Sleepless days and much to less time in hand

My driving force:

Current craze that sees me through:

Almost there........... :)

Monday, July 12, 2010


Main paagal toh nahin!!!!!!

Magar aye Thesis...
Jab se likha,(shuru kiya)
hai maine tujhko, mujhko,

pagliiiii bulaayein sabhi!!!

:P :P :P

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paul the Oracle

Ok...I am not a BIG football fan....but do occasionally follow matches and enjoy them too. For instance... the Germany-Spain semi-final.
It was then that I heard of PAUL - the ORACLE OCTOPUS :D :D :D

A BBC news article said 'A "psychic" octopus in Germany, which appears to have correctly predicted every World Cup game involving the national team so far, has picked Spain over Germany in the semi-final.'

Watch this video where he "chose" Spain over Germany as the winner of the semi-finals

He has an overall "success" rate of 83% till date and 100% for the FIFA 2010 :)

and has received death threats!!! that was when he predicted Argentinian loss :P

What a life :D

and here's a funny quote.....
The Director of SeaLife...the home of our oracle....said "There was something about the way he looked at our visitors when they came close to the tank. It was so unusual, so we tried to find out what his special talents were."

and on his Wikipedia page, his occupation is defined as "Oracular animal"
Pardon me...but "his" gender needs citation :P but considering that we call the Oracle PAUL, I by default assumed "him" to be male :D

Wonder if he is only a German oracle or has "worldly" insight!

UPDATE: Paul has competition.... MANI the psychic parakeet from singapore !! :D
It can only get funnier......
And guess what...they gave opposite views on the final, Paul vouches for Spain, Mani for Netherlands
All I can say...."May the best team win!!!
P.S: spain spain spain spain spain ;)

Monday, July 5, 2010


Ok, I have this self-imposed ban for quite some time now....need to finish work fast, need to write thesis, need to wrap up PhD and THEN move on.
Result....alienation from social circle...
WORST PART: no one calls you anymore, no one pings you anymore..... OUT-OF-SIGHT-OUT-OF-MIND types eh! :(
I want my friends back, I want my life back ...... so I earnestly pray that this phase gets over soon.

Photo: By my NOKIA 6300, OKD-Smita's home in B'lore

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Woohooo :)

Need I say ANYTHING?
Awesome......Fabulous.......Wow !!

The full-screen version on the official website is even better.
Check it out here.

Apna Mithunda

Yesterday, along with the hyped I Hate Luv Storys, another movie released which surprisingly got more coverage than expected. I say "surprisingly" because it is a Bengali movie, and usually non-hindi movies that release do not get much coverage.
This one's called "Shukno Lanka" or "Dry red chillies". Till now, I have only heard/read good things about it, including good performances.....

Take a look here:

or here:

TOI says "For those who still remember Mithun Chakraborty's sterling act in Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Tahader Katha, here's another chance to discover the true colours of the thespian actor who has the ability to grab eyeballs with something more than his disco dancing abilities."

The trailer does not say much...but with the praise as above...I would like to go watch it (let's see if I can make it).

Friday, July 2, 2010

'Un Certain Regard’

First-time director Vikramaditya Motwane’s film Udaan was part of "Un Certain Regard" at the Cannes Film Festival this year and was the only Indian film at the festival. Now that's great accomplishment. The story, that of a young Rohan, who was in a boarding school for 8 yrs and has now returned to his strict father and half-brother in Jamshedpur, is written by both Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. The music is by Amit Trivedi. Have not heard it yet, but have heard some good reviews about it. Going by Amit's past record, I think i'll like this one :)

Here are some posters of the movie, which are quite well done in my opinion.

And, I quite liked what I saw in the trailer too. Considering that this movie made it to Cannes, I guess that was to be expected ;) :)
It releases here in 2 weeks' time...and I am looking forward to it. hopefully by then my thesis will be almost done and I can watch it without any guilt ;)

Have a look....

Ok UPDATE....these you must listen to :)

the THEME SONG... (video in 5:40 mins long but the song is actually only 2:47min)

and this one....