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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.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Online Documentaries 4 U

Seems like a nice site to find some good documentaries if you ever looking for one.


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

‘Yeti hairs’ belong to a goat

Wasted 4 minutes watching that interview.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

the secret thoughts of harold lawrence windcrampe

This was just too funny!!!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Latest Microsoft browser challenges Google

Microsoft released a web browser on Wednesday that includes a feature that could affect the advertising model of internet rivals such as Google.

Why don’t they teach like this???

Seriously…Someone show this to Gopi! Had he taught like this, life would have been soooo much better!

Monday, 25 August 2008

untitled document

This is probably the best ‘untitled document’ page I’ve come across till now. Have a look. Warning - Not suited for people below 18 years of age!

Friday, 22 August 2008

We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot

“We are only a fraction of this dot”. There’s something that you feel when you know how special it feels to be on this Earth and our place in this vast lifeless world. Try and listen to the words said in the video.

Al-Qa’eda threatened by cucumbers!

I think US forces should bomb areas where the Al-Qaeda is prominent with cucumbers. The women will be happy, and the men, humiliated by the slur on their manhood, will be too demoralised to fight. History could refer to this, then, as The Cucumber Wars. [via IndiaUncut]

Think the Unthinkable

A brilliant article by Vir Sanghvi - asking the Indian govt to finally get rid of the Kashmir problem.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Across The Universe

If you in a mood for a musical movie, a fan of the Beatles songs, at 60/70’s lover with a modern touch, go ahead and watch this movie. The imagery, costumes and adaptations of the songs is surely commendable.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Culture Shock: The Rat Temple (Part 1)

Check out parts 1-4 of the pilot. Its a very interesting series, and wikipedia says the pilot is currently being developed for a 13 episode series. Hope we get to see that soon.

And this is the kind of stuff I like to do when I travel.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

In between the bread, witness a radical joint venture

Not really surprised at the two-facedness of Shiv Sena, though am really looking forward to the McD Vada Pav!

Monday, 4 August 2008

Anil Ambani to take over Newcastle United FC

Finally an Indian jumping into Football Clubs. Interesting.

Friday, 1 August 2008

A Qik from new technology

“What if there had been Qik-enabled cell phones during the Burma protests a few months ago? Snap your fingers and it’s there on whatever channel.” What a great technology! Man I can already think of a thousand situations where I could have used such a thing during my exchange!

Depp to be next Batman villain?

I am so looking forward to seeing Johhny Depp as the the Riddler. He would be perfect. Also rumored is Robin’s entry in the next movie. I just hope that doesn’t happen though.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

How Beliefs and Values Influence What Tastes Good

Ever seen an ad portraying for example how making rotis from a certain atta will make your family happy? or making maggi will make your children happy/ier than other noodles? Well they’re all probably based on our associated value systems.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Apple’s MobileMe is far too flawed to be reliable

One of many articles I have been reading lately about the detiorating condition of Apple’s many new releases.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Batman Snaps Hollywood Slump

Let’s put a smile on that face…

Friday, 18 July 2008

When our MPs went on sale

and this is what we’ve come to. Its hilarious how perfectly normal it seems to some people.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Thakre and Thackeray

Was William Makepeace Thackeray a Marathi Manoos? Via India Uncut

Saturday, 5 July 2008

BBC Four Documentaries - Visions of the Future

A very interesting overview of the present research and findings in the three revolutions (Intelligence, Biotech and the Quantum) thats shaping our future.

BBC Earth: the Power of the Planet

This 5-part series on our planet Earth looks at the different forces (volcanoes, the atmosphere, ice and the oceans) that shape our planet and our lives, concluding with an episode of how these work together to give us a Rare Earth! (Via Rohit Nag)

Sunday, 29 June 2008

The F-1 Student Visa Process Explained

Another one from the PhD comic line.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

Just somethings about our human mind and how it functions.. or not.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa | Trailer

The sequel’s trailer is out, and boy am I looking forward to it cos - I like to move it move it, I like to MOVE IT!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Kismat Konnection

Came across this catchy song from this upcoming movie. You can check out its HQ trailer here . Somehow it makes me look forward to the movie.

One Laptop Meets Big Business

I remember reading about the OLPC initiative nearly 3-4 years back and how much publicity it got. This article gives a good insight as to how difficult it is for a nonprofit made up largely of academics to operate like a business and compete

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Amazon’s Uncontacted Tribe

Some of the pictures look straight out of a Ramayana episode.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

The Bucket List

Most people, I think, would have heard of Kopi luwak from this movie, as did I. This was a nice and short movie about two guys who fight to ‘live to die another day’ and make a list of things they wish to do before they ‘kick the bucket’.

Friday, 6 June 2008

‘Tunnel’ and ‘Bridge’ your way from London to New York

Found this weird and well pretty intriguing device called the Telectroscope on a morning walk along the river Thames down the Tower Bridge this morning. Was quite a funny experience waving to people getting wet in the rain on the Brooklyn Bridge!

The worlds most expensive coffee

Is this your cup of coffee? Are you grounded enough to handle this? You can read more about it at wikipedia.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Paes, Bhupathi to play together at Beijing Olympics

Finally. Though would have been great if I would have got a chance to catch them playing together in the on-going French Open. They both lost their own doubles match in the 1st or 2nd round.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Get a Mac Ad

I love the ending!

Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008

I usually don’t participate in such marketing gimmicks, but they do actually make my surfing experience smoother. So why not?

Friday, 30 May 2008

Lingo Kid

This guy’s got some talent!

The Killers

Just got hooked to this band recently - my favourites are “Mr. Brightside”, “Somebody Told Me”, “Read My Mind” and “When You Were Young”.

Monday, 26 May 2008

The World’s Wildest Architecture

I’ve seen the second one, the Casa Batllo in Barcelona. It looks like one of the those houses made out of melted chocolate and stuff.

YouTube - Ronald McDonald’s Daughter

I’m sure she doesn’t live on McDonald’s food.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Beyond Blogs

Quite an interesting article from BW on how social media will change businesses in the coming years.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na

A.R. Rahman’s latest offering - you can check out the songs on Youtube. I really liked “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi” ,”Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana”….and “Kahin To Hogi Ho”

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

CEOs of India Inc: Doing business the subcontinental way

The article highlights interesting points raised by some of the top managers in India.

Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista

A number of companies are opting not to embrace Redmond’s latest operating system and, like GM, are waiting for Windows 7 instead.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Computer age arrives in Cuba!

Its about time.

Distance by Neverending White Lights

Heard this song on a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Liked it a lot…they sound a lot like Coldplay. Grey’s tends to have a pretty good and varied soundtrack.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

PHD Comics: Your Life Ambition: What happened??

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

YouTube: Suleman Mirza - Britains Got Talent

You’ve just gotta watch this…simply hilarious!

Monday, 5 May 2008

BBC Top Gear - Peel P50

I’m surely getting myself one of these!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Lost in Translation

Quite a realistic movie!…if you’ve lived away from home or even traveled alone, chances are you might even identify with parts of the movie..

Most-Wanted Rare Gadgets’s list of rare gadgets.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

A paradigm shift in genetics

Can we blame the cards of life we are dealt with? or can we change our destiny.Our DNA. Came across this article as i was reading on epigenetics for my human genetics exam. Making me think about the classic statement of ‘we are probably what we eat’.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Peanut and Jeff Dunham

If you’ve seen Jeff Dunham and Achmed the terrifying terrorist, you’ll love this one too. Ventriloquism at its best, if you ask me. This totally cracked me up (all three parts) watching it last night.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

High-calorie diet before conception is linked to giving birth to boys

A new kind of sex selection.

US blocks genetic discrimination

Am glad this legislation was passed, before the beginnings of a new eugenics revolution starts.

Scientists find real proof that astrology is rubbish

For all those who head to the horoscope section in the papers first, if you still want to believe in the stars- well don’t read on.

The Prestige

After a long time I watched a movie with a great story and excellent performances. Dont miss it!


Hilarious movie with great dialogues!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Great book!…Story set against the backdrop of Afghanistan in the last few decades. Fast moving and touching story, its really unputdownable….Dont miss it!


I usually stay away from philosophical books or the kind, but this book really kept me hooked. To sum it up in one line, the book is about how our unconscious decisions are at times much better than well-thought out & meticulously planned decisions.

YouTube - Frozen Grand Central

YouTube - George Bush Funny Speech

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