Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Caste still tearing us apart

Thanks to Arjun Singh, we have once agained surfaced the once suppressed behemoth of class and casteism back to India. Although we thought modernisation had educated us, we still seem to be having heated debates over the issue.

Whether Reservation for OBCs is justified or not is not the issue. The fact is its tearing up our society again. Remember the divide and conquer rule? This time, its by ourselves!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Photo Competition

hi5 is conducting a photo competition. Your submissions are free of cost and you can immediately see the easy-to-fill submission form when you log in. $10,000 is at stake!

So all you photographers out there do give it a chance to get lucky.

And pass on the commission.
Some crap scribblings about success from me..

success is illusory as it is temporary, for everybody. Because nobody can be successful all the time. So if nobody is successful all the time, then sucess is achieved by everybody - a possibility. So nobody is a looser or a winner. Or, everybody is only a temporary winner or looser.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Like how Trojans and other viruses affect your Windows computer and use your CPU and bandwidth without your knowledge, is it possible for others - through meditative prowess - to control your brain without you knowing it? We wouldn't be able to realize it cos the very instrument to detect it is being controlled by a third party. The brain waves could be hijacked, just as radio waves can be hijacked.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Imax experience and a police street chase

Leowes theatre has inexplicable Imax experience. Due to this, I watched two movies on Saturday there. V for Vendetta and Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.

First for Ice Age 2. The story line was pretty drab I thought. Atleast for the 17 and above group, quite unlike its prequel which had all of my friends and me rotfl. The animation, I admit was marvellous. The depth of detail into the scenes were good. You could see each strand of hair on the mammoth's body animated. Now that was amazing computer rendering and would love to know how they did it and whether it was open source technology to the rescue again!

V for Vendetta. On the Imax the action was superb and it actually felt like I was there in each of the locations. The dialogue rendition by V, the hero is superb and all the actors do good acting. Set in the near future and based on the wars raging now, it also mixes some thoughtful 'ideas' from 500 years ago. No spoilers here.

Ah, now to the police street chase. My first full blown police chase on the streets of Sfo. Hence this hubbub about it in this blog. Twas very much like in the movies. Somebody had robbed a bank and sped away in a Cadillac. The sirens through the streets soon echoed the arrival of the high-speed police cars. 2, 5, 10 I counted about 15 of them go past where I stood at a crossing. Perplexed but excited, I kept walking and soon came by another junction where a few police cars had stopped and were questioning a witness. Apparently they had lost track of the theive's car!

The passion and committment of the police to spring into action are praiseworthy. Much unlike the squanderings of a typical Indian Police Dept. But this chase reminded me of my wild school days where we used to play police and robber and the excitement with which we played it, and this tickled a small laugh in my mind seeing. Difficult to judge if it was real or an act, I left the scene.