Friday, October 20, 2006

tAgGeD pOsT

With due apologies to Anu and Satyam for me making a delay more than usual, I go here vroom...for the tagged post.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
Grabbed! I have the September 2006 issue of @TCS, a monthly magazine of TCS (TATA Consultancy services).
Page 18>Line 4 says>>: “..dedication to the company’s vision, we will achieve our aim of…” :-p
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Did as long as I could and my left arm is able to touch the enclosed soft wall of my cubicle. (I am in the workplace now!)
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Announcement of Diwali Special Programmes in Sun TV at home. It was 2 hours back while I was getting ready to start to office .
4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
10.10 am
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
10.19 am, not bad enough!
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The sound of the door getting closed by the person who came inside the project quadrant.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Before coming to work, went to Airport yesterday late night to receive Madan and Vishnu who came down for Diwali hols from Kolkata. My intention was to actually receive the Rosogulla Tins that they were getting for me. Havent opened them yet, waiting to go home and gobble them up!
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
The Chettinad Empire Community in Orkut
9. What are you wearing?
My favy Blue Polo T-Shirt and a pair of grey trousers .
10. Did you dream last night?
Yes and I don’t remember..Some vague mental images haunted me.
11. When did you last laugh?
Just few minutes back!
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
The decorative twisted colour papers adoring the front side of my cubicle wall, a cute baloon on the ceiling wall and to my right side there is a Marker write up board where the extension numbers of Pragna and Karthik are written and a paper notice stuck to the left cubicle wall .
Phew! Made a geographical kinda description!
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Yes, just some time back in U-tube. It was real WEIRDO, Boy! The performances of Lilia Stepanova, a Contortionist in "America's got talent" TV Show.
Do check
14. What do you think of this quiz?
Cool mamu. Would remind me this day vividly when I look back at this post some day later.
15. What is the last film you saw?
KD (Tamil Movie)
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A house in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad perhaps next to Chiranjeevi or Chandra Babu Naidu’s! And then with the rest of money, would get set go for a World Tour.
17. Tell me something about you that I(Anu/Satyam) dunno.
@ Anu: I am Somu’s (who did his MS in Kansas State Univ) cousin’s brother-in-law(btw, bit long relation enough). And from his orkut page only, I got navigated to yours from where I came into Chennai Talkies. Found it to be really good from the perspective of a Tamil-Telegu-Hindi Movie Addict as your reviews gave a whiff of freshness far from the stereotypical reviews. In fact, your conversative tone in reviews is what I like the most!
That I got a Rossogulla Tin yesterday and gonna eat it all alone! And gonna watch Vallavan or DON with friends here this weekend!!
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Take the world map, place Tamilnadu/A.P alaekka (read in Vadivelu’s style) near California/Maryland so that I would be close my Akka’s and relatives place and wouldn’t miss Tamilnadu/A.P either that way. And I am sure lot many ppl too that way get benefitted.
PS: Right thaane Anu?
19. Do you like to dance?
Yes. Dance by making my own random steps in house when I am in a Kushi mood. Would dance like no one is watching!
20. George Bush.
Where is Osamaaaa!!!!!
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Would extensively search along with my would-be in Internet Names directory when the occasion comes. But I would address her by calling Chellam or Kannu or Chella Kutty or Kannu Kutty! Like my dad/mom call my sister!
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Same as 21. May be Appu in home.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Yeh! Not one country but many! Oh Almighty, Make me a world traveler before that.
24. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
God to Kasi: Sorry, you came here by mistake. Demons are waiting for you in the other gate!
25. 5 people who must also do this in their blog.
Vishwanathan (my coll senior, an ex IIM-B ite)
Vivek (subject to his approval)
Chaitu (Let him take his own time, he is busy with IAS Mains Exams now)
Arutperungo, a fellow Prowizard.
And Osama Bin Laden, if he writes a blog, LOL !!!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

News, Books, Trivia, Movies, Lessons learnt and More..

Its been almost 2 weeks from my last post and Satyam has been pushing me to update this blog. I dont have any specific subject this time, so I am going make kinda mixture as the title of this post goes...

The hottest debate now: Should Afzal be hanged? Should he be pardoned from the death execution penalty and be given clemency? Check out more here, if you havent followed the news of late. BJP stauchly opposes seeking Presedential pardon for him.

Shashi Tharoor is out of the race for the coveted post of UN Secretary General after US said a NO. South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon, is seen as the possible occupant and favorite among the Security Council Members' for the hot seat. Despite getting 10 votes (9 is the threshold in the straw poll) from the 15 members of Security council, Tharoor made the wise decision of quitting the fray, giving way to Mr. Moon. Still, pats to you Sir for making to almost the finals of the race. We are proud of you.

Something this kind was ever unheard before -- India and Pakistan have joined hands together to set up a Joint Anti Terrorism institutional Mechanism. Stockholm syndrome kya? More here.

Talking about Pakistan, I just remember that Pervez Musharaf has come up with a memoir called In the Line of Fire. From what I read on its review and postmosterm of the book, it seems to be an amazing piece of FICTION spun with real life characters. Disclaimers may perhaps be like this: " Resemblance to any characters living or dead may be purely coincidental." Musharaff has been described as a chronic liar. Google and find more abt it.

Akira Haraguchi makes a world record by reciting the value of pi's decimal value to 100000 places from memory. The news here.

Megalomania: Anousheh Ansari, goes on her expedition to Space, reportedly the world's most expensive affair in paid tourism! More on her in Wikipedia. Dont miss checking her space blog

Movies and Lessons learnt
Did see only a tamil movie which goes by the name KD. It was hopeless and so am not putting any space or point for its 5 point review. There is actually no point in watching it. Ranju and me had to suffer while coming back from the movie, we got drenched heavily in the rain. Still to recover from the trauma caused by the movie and the side effects. Learnt a lesson for the n+1th time that dont watch without any preview or opinion. It was a blind selection for which we had to pay and suffer. Didnt see BOSS as I got bad exit review from my roomies. Thank god, saved 100 bucks in that way. Btw, heard excellent reviews about Nagesh Kukunoor's DOR, which is next on my mission. Shall see it next weekend when I'd be back to good health and goodwill.