Friday, January 30, 2009

Revolutionary in the making.

We have the Sree Ram Sena founder Prakash Muthalik blessing us with more general knowledge, profound thinking and lots of noble ideas again. He says that the "Sadhvi" Pragya is not a terrorist, but a revolutionary like our very own Bhagat Singh, Jhansi Rani and the likes. Hmmm, I say we should do exactly the same what the then establishment did to them. Let the future generation and their history books decide more on their stature. Isn't that being fair enough to the "Sadhvi"? Makes me feel how lucky we are that we have such a noble person as the self declared custodian of our culture.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

As Good As It Gets.

This is a good movie, but can't say its worth watching again and again as the other two I had mentioned earlier. Jack Nicholson as always has done an excellent job here. This guy is some one who will be excellent wven if the movie is crap. Sort of like the chicken piece in the hostel mess biriyani, the only good thing in the plate, and you end up enjoying only that piece.

But this movie is another thing, perfectly enjoyable, feel good kind of.

MELVIN (to Carol)
Okay, I got a real great compliment for you and it's true.

I am so afraid you're about to say something awful...

Don't be pessimistic. It's not your style. Okay... Here I goes... Clearly a mistake.

(this is hell for him)

I have this -- what? Ailment... And my doctor -- a shrink... who I used to see all the time... he says 50 or 60 percent of the time a pill can really help.I hate pills. Very dangerous things,pills."Hate," I am using the word "hate" about pills. My compliment is that when you came to my house that time and told me how you'd never -- well, you were there, you know... The next morning I started taking these pills.

CAROL (a little confused)
I don't quite get how that's a compliment for me.

Amazing that something in Melvin rises to the occasion -- so that he uncharacteristically looks at her directly -- then:

You make me want to be a better man.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Snatch, is another movie, which I can watch again and again. The film has lots of punch lines and funny dialogues.

   If that's not worth a bet, I don't know what is.
        - He doesn't look bad, does he? - No, he looks great.
        He'll do you proud.
        You reckon that's what people should do for me, Gary? Do me proud?
        It's what you deserve.
        Pull your tongue out of my arsehole.
        Dogs do that.
        You're not a dog, are you?
        No. No, I'm not.
        However... do have all the characteristics of a dog, Gary.
        All except loyalty.

The Departed.

I just love this movie, 'The Departed'. Has watched quite a lot of times, don't remember how many.Still, I can watch it again and not get bored. Me and my bro watched the movie in the theatre on Day 1 and Day 2. How 'bout that? :) Here is a dialogue snippet from the script:

You always question everything,don't you?

Yeah, well, maybe it would have done you some good to have a
question from time to time. "Am I an asshole?" "Are my kids a mess?"
"Is my wife a money-grubbing whore?" Those are questions.

(the UNCLE starts to leave)

"Have I been good to my dying sister or am I just pretending to be?"

(he's stung THE UNCLE)

Too late now, right?

Expiry Date.

I was wondering if relationships too came with an Expiry Date. If the answer is 'No', well, then that's the end of discussion. But if the answer is 'Yes', then we do have these two possibilities here :
  1. Are they like the Expiry Dates on those medicine bottles, where even if its past the date you can still use the medicine, but the result might not be really soothing.
  2. Or are they like those softwares which you can download from the net for free, those '30-day free trials'. Once the 30 day period is over, you will not be able to use the stuff.
I am not really of any help here for anyone, isn't it?

Isn't it amazing?

58th Republic Day isn't it? And what do we have here? Well let me see, O yeah, we successfully attacked some ladies in a pub and showed the world how noble and great we are. Should really be proud of the fact isn't it? And now there exists only one problem, we have two organisations vying for the credit. Well this requires serious investigation, 'coz we don't want the wrong people taking the credit for this, do we?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shall I toss it now?

An unbiased coin is one which, if tossed, the chances of a head coming up is same as that of the tails coming up. Or in other words the probability of getting a head or a tail is equal to half. So should I toss a coin and decide now? But then how will I know if it is an unbiased coin or not. Theory says if we toss an unbiased coin a very large number of times, the number of heads should become equal to the number of tails. Well let me find an unbiased coin first, then I will toss it. Fair enough. And then all the decisions in my life will be so damn easy.


I always used to believe, and advise those who are stupid enough to take my advice to prioritise everything first and then act upon them. But now I need to do a reality check for myself I believe. I need to rearrange my priority list and add one more line to it: Me.

P.S.: I got the idea from Vijay's blog.:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tagore - Mind Without Fear.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; 
Where knowledge is free; 
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; 
Where words come out from the depth of truth; 
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; 
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; 
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. 

Where am I?

I think we all have come to this place at some point of time. Or mebbe its just the snobby me thinking the way I am is the way it is. All will be following it, if not they are in the wrong course. Whatever, I am wondering where am I? Heard this U2 song, The City of Blinding Lights? There is a line which goes like this: "What happened to the beauty I had, inside of me?" Fuck all isn't it? At some point of time you retrospect and try to backtrack and many a times you have turned many corners. Now its like going through a one way street in an unknown city and you have traversed from Point A to Point B and now you want to go back to Point A and you can't go back the way you came. You need turn round and round and round.

P.S.: Maybe I should create a tag called B.S.; 'cause thats where most of my recent blogs should be put. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Life is a bitch:)

Heard that somewhere but tell you what, I don't think it is necessarily so. I am not being an optimist for a change here. Here, this is what I think, its when you are really feeling stupid or been ran over, that you generally tend to think so. And it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, like a logically illogical logic. Kind of absurd, kind of stupid but again terribly non-sense and useless, exactly like this blog of mine. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Am I jinxed?

I think I am jinxed. I used to have this superstition that if I really wanted something, something will happen and it might not happen. When I fall down and hurt my knee or sprain my angle, instead of thinking its fine its nothing, I used to think, O its a ligament tear or the bone is broken, fearing that if I am optimistic, I ll end up being screwed. :) But that was in the school as a kid. And I had long lost those feelings along with my innocence. But now I think I am on my way bak to being paranoid. Anybody there?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Biting point.

Biting point is that point where the engine actually starts moving the vehicle, ya kno thro the clutch transmission and all. Figuratively speakin its the point where things start moving. I was wondering today wat wud be the opposite of the same. My bike mechanic once told me that the Bullet is like old Ashok Leyland trucks : It will move and run, tho it mite complain thro jerks and funny sounds. Bt it will keep on running until all is gone. Its like it will stop on ya only wen it is dead. Then ya ll hav to drag it and breath life into it again. Funny isn't it?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Childhood Longings.

Was reading this book called The Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Somewhere the protagonist speaks about childhood longings. It says bt those longings for things tat ya wanted as a child and was unable to get. The way they haunt you all your life and moulds your perspective. Funny when I thought bt it, coz I dont remember having any of those. Its nt because I got everything I wanted, now that wud definitely be untrue. Thankfully my parents were very sensible enough that wen they dont get me something, they would tell me why I dint get them and why shud it be so.

I don't really yearn for things, even if I do, I loose interest too fast. I am talkin abt materials, things here. Hmm, the last time I wanted something very badly was my camera. I saved some cash for that and bought it. I was very excited abt the same bt then once the initial excitement got over, it was all gone. :( So much for being materialistic rite? Mebbe I am too materialistic that once I get one thing, I immediately start yearning for the next. Mebbe I do have these yearnings bt since I am yearning for it all the time I am nt able to understand that. Mebbe I shud go to Himalayas and then stay there for sometime and then decide.  

P.S. :- The excitement about the camera came back to me pretty soon. :) I love photography, I own a pretty good camera. But that doesn't mean I am a good photographer or that I take good pictures. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wow !!! Thats quite longer than I thot. :)

The HR needed a list of ma competencies, ya kno the conventional one. I thot why nt I make a more unconventional one based on the feedback I got from ma friends, from time to time. So here it goes :

  1.  I can lie on your face, without flinching, without even a blink of my eye.
    Experience : Since time immemorial. Tho the last time I used this skill was quite a long time ago, I must say. And it gave very positive results, atleast from my perspective. Tho I haven't used it, I think I am not rusty yet.

  2.  This shud be in direct speech - "When you are at your sarcastic best you can peel people." Came from a girl in the college, and not as a compliment tho. Mebbe becoz she was at the receiving end that time.

  3.  I am very sly and I lack conscience. Now this was lil recent, maybe under an year. I kno that I am sly. Bt I always thot I had a bit of a conscience. Bt then your friends know ya better rite? As bt the sly part, if somebody found you sly, then they shud be more sly than you to kno that rite. :) Needn't be, now I know.

  4.  I can vanish and cease to exist with nt even me knowin bt the same. This I had tried a long long back and it was shockin to me wen I found that I had disappeared. And, then, it was tough for me. So this is somethin I would not wanna do again.

  5.  I can remember every single thing tat has happened and then look back and join the dots. I am good at this, and I am nt boasting. And to add to that, I pretty much instinctive and I trust them more than anything.

  6.  I can see people. :) No, nt the dead ones. The real alive ones. I do see them, tho I tend to ignore them.

  7.  If you think you have seen a guy with the biggest ego and attitude problems, send him to me. I have better and bigger ones.

  8.  I am generally positive, bt I can generate lotsa negative energy about me and drive ppl away like one crazy extremely pungent fart.

  9.  I can make ppl hate me. Pretty common skill these days, bt I thot I might mention it too.

  10.  I think the word hypocrite was made with me in mind.

  11.  I can be nice at times, bt don worry bt tat, I am nt usually. 

"Lorca eh? No. Neruda. No. Who? I dont remember."

"I used to listen the bare feet splashing in the ship
And had a feeling of the faces darkened by hunger
My heart was a pendulum between her and the street
I don't know with what strength I freed myself from her eyes,
I broke away from her arms
She was left clouding with tears her anguish
Behind the rain and the glass"

This piece of verse comes in the movie "The Motorcycle Diaries" after the scene where young Ernesto leaves his lover and moves to embark in his journey. Dunno where is it sourced from, bt it struck some chords.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How far ? How deep?

How far is far? How deep is deep?
Hmmm nice questions rite? Well lemme reframe them:
How far would you go? How deep would you dive?
Nicer, yet incomplete. Lets add more:
How far would you go for some one? How deep would you dive to find some thing?
Blah blah BS. Not yet, not yet.
How far would you go for some one you love? How deep would you dive to find that some thing which you cant leave behind?
NOW it is BS. :)