Friday, 30 June, 2006

A shocking sight

A really bizzare thing happened today.

My mom was complaining of a burning smell in my room and I assured her
that nothing was wrong.

She left for work and then someone rang the doorbell.

Some time later the telephone rang and as I stepped outside my room I saw that a rug kept there was on fire

Yes FIRE. It was absolutely weird. About 15% of the rug had totally disintgrated into nothing.
The wall along the rug was black with soot and as I looked up I saw that the extension for the bell we have on the above floor of the house was black as well. Our maid said the bell for the house was ringing for quite a while. I put two and two together and the fact was that there was sparking in the connector box due to water seeping in (heavy mumbai monsoons) leading to sparks falling onto the rug and voila - A full blown fire erupted.

Freaky Friday indeed.

Now just what did my mom smell earlier.... precog?

Thursday, 29 June, 2006

Amazing adverts

A really great find. Top advertisments from around the world. 

Def check it out to get those creative juices flowing. 


Wednesday, 28 June, 2006



check out this link abt a very simcity 3000 like building.

Tuesday, 27 June, 2006

Quotes of the day

Posting quotes after quite a while. I don't think this will be a regular feature either. Anyway, today's theme is Enemies - thanks to qotd.

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
- Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1831 - 1891

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965

Monday, 26 June, 2006

Weekend Update

Yet another week-end ticked off with activities.

That sleepless cycle lasted all of 32 hrs before I passed out watching the Germania-Swedes game.
I did catch the two goals though. Slept 11 hrs straight. Saturday was filled with X-Files & trying to fix Munnax's laptop which went AWOL.

Sunday was also filled with the X-Files, cricket and futbol action.. oh and I ran into some buddies from high school so that was cool.

Oh and got that haircut. A satisfying week-end.

Haha.. found a great quote I just had to post:

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Saturday, 24 June, 2006

Sleep Cycle

 Doing it all now...

No sleep since 2:00 Pm last night. Going for 36+ hrs... Should be fun with X-Files, Food, Futbol WC action and oh yes.. a haircut.

Details later... perhaps.

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.

Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

Thursday, 22 June, 2006

The Fact of things

 I will not be going back to the day shift anytime soon... as it turns out.

And here I must insert a quote regarding the facts:

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams (1735 - 1826), 'Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,' December 1770

Monday, 19 June, 2006

Week-end to remember

A great weekend it certainly was.

Needed that break after all the craziness the past seven weeks. Yes, the coming Friday will be 2 whole months since I've been working nights and sleeping through the days.

Ate, drank aplenty and saw every FIFA world cup game I could.

In short, I finally lived.

p.s Happy Birthday Garfield.

Friday, 16 June, 2006

The other side of things

Well, I was certainly enamored with the movie Fanaa. 

Movies with Aamir Khan always seem to move me more than the norm. Sarfarosh, DCH, RDB and now Fanaa. His performances are always top notch and you can really feel the character.

I remember, after watching him play a supercop in Sarfarosh I too wanted to quit college and join a police course but then that plan fizzed. Now since I've seen the latest movie, I've been obsessed with a form of poetry called Shayari. Its lovely stuff.. really it is. I've even gone so far as to have come up with a few original compositions of my own.. anyway I was scouting the net for reviews and mostly bloggers seem to give this movie a negative review.. which I never understood.

But here is a review I can attest to partly. Do read it and let me know if you agree with any of it.

No gut no glory

Wow.. what an amazing story.

I have always wondered if there were some people held captive or in hiding somewhere in Russia or Germany still believing that the war was still not over and then I read this link over at Damn Interesting.

A worthwhile read. And as someone asked in the comments section over there, "It is a complete wonder how Japan lost the war with guys like this in its armed forces."

Fetch Boy

 Finally a link worth fetching other links...

Well, actually tags.

An amazing selection of websites to get info from. Now only if they added wikipedia in there it would be great.

Regardless of that, I will be using it a lot to find some new and useful links.

Tuesday, 13 June, 2006

Leading the way

A great read regarding leadership in a technical environment.

Monday, 12 June, 2006

Cup of Joy

Wow. What an awesome weekend.

Unlike last couple of Sat/Sundays I spent my time at home lounging around in front of the Television and was treated to some wonderful sporting action.

There was some great football action from Germany, some great test cricket action from the West Indies, a good race from England and also the French Open from well.. Paris.

Good times all around.

Friday, 9 June, 2006

And we are underway

Germany v Costa Rica. Phillip Lahm scored a torcher. Good stuff.

Thursday, 8 June, 2006

The Zen of things....

Certainly a link my parents would appreciate.

The word Zen is dropped around a lot but this website is pretty cool.

Good tips for pc users.

Tuesday, 6 June, 2006

The Day of Omen

Today's Date:


'Nuff Said.

Sunday, 4 June, 2006

Saturday Night.

Good times last night.

Went out with a new crew to smoke Hookahs and eat good sizzlers in a part of Bombay.

Then came home and spent some Quality Time with the old crew from the block.. Gambled, ate, drank and then some.

Got home at 6:00 in the am and now abt to join my grandmother who stayed over last night and is an early riser for some delicious tea.

Thursday, 1 June, 2006

Bridge over and below troubled water.

A truly great feat of engineering.