Monday, 30 June, 2008

A time for change

I thought about it a lot and now its time for a change.

As of today I have moved all the old posts to a wordpress blog and from today my future posts will be at the new site located here:-

So this seems to be the final post for now on blogger. I waited for them to change the interface, make things easier but WP just gets me at the moment and maybe this is what I need to continue blogging. So long blogger.

p.s. I think this is the first service started or acquired by Google that I'm abandoning.

Friday, 27 June, 2008

Cloudy skies

Its been real cloudy in Mumbai lately and that made me think of this:-

Rare Cloud Formations


p.s. This weekend I hope NOT to be doing much beside being forced to shop for clothes by my mom and giving hookah-recovering buddy some company at a small place thats become our hangouts of sorts called masala chai... Let me know if you've ever visited the place.

Tuesday, 24 June, 2008

Growing Pains

My leg started hurting yesterday. I haven't mentioned it to anyone yet but it feels like thousands of pins in one of my knees when I climb stairs..

Oddly enough, it began after I've been watching the American TV Show House on a daily basis.. House features an eccentric doctor who is a genius/jerk and has chronic pain in the same knee as mine.

Coincidence is for people who lack imagination.

Tuesday, 17 June, 2008

The fox has risen

Launch times for when the fox comes to a server near you.

Enjoy the experience that is next-gen Firefox.

Friday, 6 June, 2008

Monsoon came soon

Its that time of the year in Mumbai. Rains have come early this year but they could not have come at a better time.

The heat was really killing this year. The temperature dropped 10 degrees in a day. That's something. Opened my windows at noon only to find it looking like 5 in the evening.

At work today and already this Friday feels good. Looking forward to yet another weekend of debauchery.

Monday, 14 April, 2008

Kings of good times

Wow, fitting that the weekend the blog turned five would also be the weekend I would have the most fun and be the tiredest I've been in ages.

Helped Team Rustic manage a corporate event (one of the biggest in the cities history) of epic proportions. Over 5 grand people, lots of noise, action, drama and the Kat herself - yes I spent some moments in proximity of Katrina Kaif and also Bipasha Basu - two of the hottest actresses in the B-wood industry.

Chugged down red bulls by the sleeve and lived to tell the tale. Hopefully once the camera is charged and connected, pictures of this wild weekend will follow.

Good times.

Friday, 11 April, 2008

Another year around the sun

Wow.. I'm really running out of things to say every April.

As it so happens, tomorrow this blog completes FIVE whole years. Thats right, what started as a simple way to journal and chronicle my daily life and musings turned into first a link fest then a pic blog, a review site and finally completing the circle (since I graduated and ran out of time) into a personal diary of musings and such.

In other news, got couple of ping pong tables at work and looking forward to sweating away some cals during the grind.

Tuesday, 8 April, 2008

Fear Factor

An interesting list of fears via a chronological list:

Fear Hierarchy, by Jan Pettit

Are you afraid just reading that list?

Monday, 31 March, 2008

Return of the king


Jeffrey Archer returns to his best form in a modern day twist of an age old classic.

I spent the night reading this thriller that turns into a raging inferno and then suddenly reminds us that revenge is a dish best served cold. I'll say no more but just this.

The master is back. One of the quotes of the book: "Life is neither black nor white, simply different shades of Grey."

A Prisoner of Birth

Monday, 24 March, 2008

(Woah)man in the mirror

I am a fan of the self-portrait. Always have been.

Which is why I was thrilled to see this on wired today:-


Friday, 14 March, 2008

Busy bee

Wow, its been one rough Friday for me.

All over the place and it promises to be a weekend without relaxation as well. So tired.

Wednesday, 12 March, 2008

Life of an adventuress

I don't know if there is a word called adventuress but I'm gonna run with it cause thats the only thing to describe my friend Stacey.

I met her through a cousin of mine who gave her my info just in case she needed some help in the other city that never sleeps (Mumbai) and oddly enough, she's never really needed it.

Anyway, I will be hard pressed to find anyone having more or as much fun anywhere as she does. From running marathons to hanging out with tigers to learning the sitar, she does it all. But today she topped it all in a crazy conversation.

Here is the gist:-

me: so, take part in any new marathons or learning any new instruments?

Stacey: hehe nope
nothing like that recently

me: what? nothing? not the answer I expected... I would have thought you would have been running around in Tibet playing with tigers right now

Stacey: well, next month i'm climbing everest
so i'm planning that now
this weekend i'm in delhi, tuesday i'm in bangalore, next friday i'm in goa
no time for instruments

Just insane. You rock. Cheers to more insane fun.

Quotes of the day

To all fathers and sons out there, courtesy of Qotd again.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine, 1621 - 1695

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

You hear it said that fathers want their sons to be what they feel they cannot themselves be, but I tell you it also works the other way.
- Sherwood Anderson, 1876 - 1941

Monday, 3 March, 2008

Quotes of the day

Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your
wings on the way down.

- Kobi Yamada

It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from
under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock
under our feet, and what is sand.

- Madeleine L'Engle

Monday, 25 February, 2008

Epiphany and an old habit

My computer at home has been down with a sickness for a week now and I haven't really tried to fix it much.

Today I discovered just how much time I was wasting by being online and at the desktop now that I have so much extra time.

We had family over the past one week so I thought that is why I did not miss it much but even today when the house was very quite, I managed to get so much done. I'm rediscovering the joy gotten out of reading an actual physical book rather than reading an e-book or just something random online.

I've missed Sherlock Holmes.

Now that I'm at the office, I will try and catch up with the world through rss and other sources knowing fully well that wonderful mysteries await me at home.

Monday, 11 February, 2008

Link blogs

It seems link blogs are the new in-thing nowadays.

So many aggregators have sprung up just to collect shared items and links. I have quite a list I follow daily. Here it is via the big pimp Greader.

Also, new feature on the right hand side. Most recent links shared will be displayed there so you can follow the stream of links from that as well.


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Thursday, 7 February, 2008

Zen in the storm

Been so busy this week its not funny.

Submitted paperwork for a US Visa interview for next Tuesday. A week filled with proposals to be sent to clients, delivery dates for existing projects and other hustle bustle.

In the middle of all this, I found some time to kick butt in our office LAN's Counter Strike tourneys every day. Having fun breaking the stress without some chillout gaming.

Rock on.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2008

New Birds eye view

Wow... check out the pit from the new A380.

See it here:-

Tuesday, 22 January, 2008

Recovery time

Phew, what a weekend. I've probably just recovered from the highs. Friday night was a wedding of close friends followed by a quick exit to TGIF nights with the office gang. Saturday was Ghazals and Long Island Iced Teas.

And finally on Sunday it was playing some cricket in the day time and then boozin with friends at a new nightclub close to my house called Indulge.

All in all, a great weekend. Coupled with the fact that my workouts have begun again I am so tired today.

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Wednesday, 16 January, 2008

What mumbai needs..

We need something similar to what they've done in Bogota.

This is a very good read. If we get a better functioning mass transit system and cut down on traffic and pollution, we can really go places.

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Tuesday, 15 January, 2008

I'm back

And I'm back. Its been a while since my last post and I did get lot of comments and complaints that my blog wasn't being updated any more and today seemed like the right day to come back.

Why today? I was reading about ScribeFire and the beta versions in yesteryear never seemed to work for me and I thought if it does work today, I'm back. Also, today is the 4th birthday of the company I work with and that seemed like the closest memorable event to getting back to posting.

I hope ScribeFire drives me the way w.bloggar used to back in the day to write (something) on a regular basis.

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