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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A trip into the secret, online ‘cloud’

Taking a trip to the computing clouds. An untechnical description of where your online data actually is.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Our Unlucky Children - India Uncut

Amit Varma’s take on the state of education in India and how it fails.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues. A self explanatory title. It’s an animation with an autobiographical parallel to the mythology of the Ramayana. Personally found it to be a well executed idea for an independent movie. Give it a go if you want another, although arguably feministic, POV of our great Indian epic. The good part, it’s also publicly available. (Via Shikha.)

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Garden State (2004)

I suppose I didn’t do enough justice the first time I watched this movie a couple of years ago. Re-watching it made me realise just how beautiful and how much depth there was in the movie. The theme and the performances by Zack Baff (who also wrote and made this his directorial debut) along with Natalie Portman definitely made it worth the watch. Also loved the choice of indie music.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Movie Trailers

Doing the regular rounds of finding movies to look forward to:

Romantic comedy/chick flicks







Thursday, 16 July 2009

Revolution of education in India?

Bharka Dutt in conversation with Kapil Sibal. Need more such arguments like these.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Youtube- Rhod Gilbert

Continuing my stand-up comedy (mild) mania. This bit is is from Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in Edinburgh, with Rhod Gilbert as one of the stand-up guests. Although I think this one is classified as a gag, the otherwise narrated observational comedy by some of the comedians has had me literally laughing out loud.

Monday, 8 June 2009

YouTube - Homeproject’s Channel

Watch it! And let it change you.

Sadly for some reason it’s airing only till the 14th of June. So make sure you catch it by then.

Friday, 29 May 2009

The Catcher in the Rye

I’m a couple of years late in reading this I suppose, but better late than never. This book killed me, to say the least. I have to completely agree here with my friend’s reaction to the book. Personally the honesty of the thoughts in the book, almost makes me not feel alone with my thoughts. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

BBC 1995 documentary- The career and life of Senna

I seem to be on a roll tumbling across wonderful things about people’s passions and their views of life to eventually learn of their passing. Sometimes knowing a story doesn’t quite complete the chance to be moved until you watch the emotions of another person, who are closely affected by it, commemorating their life. This was one of the saddest moving documentaries I’ve seen in recent times. P.S. This might be viewable only in the UK.

Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything

This was my first discovery of his talks and it was fantastic. I’m glad not to have missed this.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon College

Slightly melancholic as it may seem, its the wonderful truth- hit hard and honestly.

Friday, 1 May 2009

The mother of all flu pandemics.

A history and virology lesson of world pandemics.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Michael McIntyre- Live & Laughing

This is such a fresh side to standup comedy. His material is around simple everyday things with an uncanny comical side that you know very well to be true; and his ‘Man-drawer’ bit totally had me cracking cause it’s like what my father does with things around the house.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Delicious Library 2

A very cool, intelligent app for anyone who loves to catalogue the movies, books, music they own/see among other things like their games, software etc. This will make any Mac owner want one.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Slumdog Millionaire - Trailer

Quite looking forward to watching this movie. Also since it is directed by Danny Boyle of Trainspotting.

The rampaging elephant

As long as public anger is random and unfocused, nothing will change.- Another of Vir Sanghvi’s views quite well put.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Our Government

Anyone wondering what is actually wrong with our government… This one is a must read.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Is there such a thing as pure genius?

If you liked Blink, you’d probably like this one too- Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, at least from what i can make of it from the extract.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Waking Life (2001)

When you’re preoccupied with dreams and reality, this might be a movie you might want to consider. It’s deep, the script and the direction go well in hand and has more of an effect due to the animation. I strongly recommend it to anyone who love movies that make you think even after the movie has ended.

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