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...

News
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.

Books
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.

Trivia
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.

6 comments:

satyam4u said...

hey kasi...
so back with a bang then...i too felt the same with some issues out here....first thing is that the afzal....he should be hanged..coz he is leading to too much contraversies in jammu.....

next the UN secratery...he is wise he wanted name and he got it...

musharaf the lier and he is going to be killed in sucha way that we will not be able to know that is musharaf..and

finally u made me save another hundred rupees by KD single line review...

DOR....
v vl both go when u feel extremly okey
thanks for the week report:)

Anu Russell said...

what movie is KD? and who act in it?

Kasi said...

KD happens to be a run-out-of-the-mill Tamil Movie. Ravikrishna (that 7G hero), Ileana, Tamanna are the actors.

satyam4u said...

kasi babu.....u have been tagged.....so pls take some time to answer.....cheers
satyam

Siddhartha Roy said...

Hello,kasi.I found your blog after going through vivek's blog.(License to ...hic).Are you an IFS aspirant in chennai?If you are,then we should meet up often.I live in hyderabad and visit chennai often.I am also an aspiring IFS so we could talk a few things about that.Assuming that you're tamil how come you seem to watch telugu movies?
Awaiting a reply,
Siddhartha Roy

Kasi said...

Hi Sidharth,
Technically speaking I am a Hyderabadi as I ve spent most of years there and my house is there in Ramanthapur. So I happen to know Telugu as well along with Tamil, my mothertongue.
I stay in Chennai presently, where I work and yeah I am interested in IFS. Whats ur mail id? Or do write to me at kasi_psg@yahoo.com. I shall get in touch with you!