Monday, October 24, 2005

back to vertu

hmm after quite a while im back to blog ;-)
i can already feel the rust in my mind and between my fingers
and the reluctance to wield the mind to squirt out thoughts is quite there
and now somehow after yesterday had this urge to go ahead and ramm it all out on my qwerty board :-)

had a relatively eventful weekend .........
confrontation with the past
resolution over the present
and a struggle to jump into the future

now thats a wierd way of puttin it all across

jus cut out a sporadic (and maybe for my close friends, frequent)burst of anger from here jus now ......

and right now its quite well past midnight and im still at my office reading random stuff and thinkin on a crazy tangential trip ....

with nothin major to think or do in the past few days i been quite depressed of this state of rotten inertia

and to think of it all
where to dump this lump of frustration
and where to spit this ball of phelgm stuck in my throat
forcing me to choke even over a sip of water

where ? vertu ?

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Talk , Talk

A long conversation always helps :-) , atleast thats what a chatterbix like me always wants to believe.
The last two days i have been contemplating and evaluating a very important decision regarding my career and therefore the future course of a significant part of my life.
I had Two of the most frank and unbiased conversations of my life with two people who werent the closest of my freinds or acquaintances but yet know me reasonably well enough to help me in structuring my decision making process .

Lets see, i think things are looking far more clearer and in perspective than ever before and soon i guess i will be posting the whole story in all its bloody glory


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

jus shosh it !

Hmm finally some innovation beyond the shosh and noise :-) !

Advertisers are using new Web syndication technology to build ads that entice users
to interact with real-time news feeds.
The BBC plans to break a U.S. ad campaign next week that streams headlines in ad units. The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) news feeds are targeted to specific media placements. For example, ad units running on entertainment sites would carry BBC lifestyle story headlines, while those on and will include political and world news.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Desperado..Why dont u come to ur senses ?

All i can say is the eagles song :-)

Religious fundamentalists have found a way to censor adult content without any help from the government by using a Trojan horse designed to block surfers’ access to certain sites, anti-virus firm Sophos Labs reported today.

“Unlike other malware, it appears this Trojan horse isn’t trying to steal money or confidential information, but acting as a moral guardian instead—blocking viewing of websites it determines are unsavory,” Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley said.

The program, called Yusufali-A, monitors words in the title bars of active windows, apparently searching for sexual terms such as “teen,” “xxx” and “hardcore,” then minimizes the window and launches a box containing a passage from the Koran.

Instead of being able to see adult content, a user gets the following message in both Arabic and English: “Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault, and for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move about and how ye dwell in your homes.”

If a user doesn’t close the offending window within a few seconds, the program displays a button that reads, “For Exit, Click Here.”

After that, any mouse movement results in the worm delivering a second message containing the headline, “Oh, no, I’m in the cage,” along with three buttons marked, “Log Off,” “Shut Down” and “Restart.” The box traps users’ cursors, leaving them no option but to click one of the buttons. When they do, they are logged off their computers.

Cluley said the worm is prone to mistakes and has been found to block medical and academic sites as well as sites intended for teenage audiences.

Maar Daala !

What could be better than an ipod ? 2 ipods ? A U2 ipod ? A shuffle? that strange bastradized thing called ROKR ?
hehhe get urself updated pal coz Im talkin abt the brand new apple ....hold ur breath .....Ahhhhheemmm iPod Nano .....
Now for more gyan

Hey anyone up there really interested in pleasing a 23 year old child ?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Google OS Rumors Persist !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Google OS Rumors Persist
A USB drive containing a customized Linux distro will boot users into a Google branded environment, or so one web site claims. The next experiment out of Google Labs or merely wishful thinking from the anti-Microsoft crowd?
Check More Here.......

Friday, September 02, 2005

Please Dont Buy from me ........

Now what do you call a persom who manages to get it right everytime ?
guru ? genius ? wizard ? God ? ;-)
well try figurin out a euphemism for seth godin
while he's doin what he does best ..........
over here he's beaten himself with one masterful stroke of genius
most seth godin works start off as paid downloads and later become free....
over here seth warns people who come to buy his ebook that jus wait for a day
and get it for free rather than busting off $9 ;-)

now thats what i call a long term smart idea ......

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi

One of my favourite lines...........
considering the fact that im a newbie to urdu poetry.....

hazaaroN KHwahishaiN 'eisee ke har KHwahish pe dam nikle
bohot nikle mere armaaN lekin phir bhee kam nikle

Dare kyooN mera qaatil kya rahega uskee gardan par
wo KHooN, jo chashm-e-tar se 'umr bhar yooN dam_ba_dam nikle

nikalna KHuld se aadam ka sunte aayaiN haiN lekin
bohot be_aabru hokar tere kooche se ham nikle

bharam khul jaaye zaalim tere qaamat ki daraazee ka
agar is turra-e-pur_pech-o-KHam ka pech-o-KHam nikle

magar likhwaaye koee usko KHat, to hamse likhawaaye
huee subah aur ghar se kaan par rakhkar qalam nikle

huee is daur meiN mansoob mujhse baada_aashaamee
phir aaya wo zamaana, jo jahaaN se jaam-e-jam nikle

huee jinse tavaqqo KHastagee kee daad paane kee
wo hamse bhee ziyaada KHasta-e-teGH-e-sitam nikle

mohabbat meiN naheeN hai farq jeene aur marne kaa
usee ko dekh kar jeete haiN jis kaafir pe dam nikle

zara kar jor seene par ki teer-e-pursitam nikle
jo wo nikle to dil nikle, jo dil nikle to dam nikle

KHuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uThaa zaalim
kaheeN 'eisa na ho yaaN bhee wohee kaafir sanam nikle

kahaaN maiKHaane ka darwaaza 'GHalib' aur kahaaN waaiz
par itana jaante haiN kal wo jaata tha ke ham nikle

aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!
So much suqoon .................

Monday, August 08, 2005

Ghanta !

yes..the familiar expression of dissapointment and anger that one hears in every nook and corner in India er...North India :-) !

am quite pissed with myself over the haphhazard works that i manage to get into and get out of in the past few weeks ....

of course the foreboding sense or you could maybe call it a tinge of arrogance is there......the sense of dooming bravado which one could identify with frank abagnale is there....something almost like 'catch me if you can '.

was bragging in the morning to a colleague how i bshitted my way thru a ppt presented to a client whom everybody places on the pedestal .

ofcourse i could summon the powers at my will ....but for how long ?

and how sustainable is this instant unkarma gonna last ?

as my dad says after one of those never ending question(airre) loops of mine :-)

allah kareem !

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Vertu ?

ok not gonna rant about the filthy expensive nokia phone.......
jus puts my present state of affairs in a better perspective........
couple of very interesting albeit confusing options in front of me ......

a job thats too good from all angles except the remunerative part
a job thats quite okayish with a great pay check
a venture idea waiting to explode but in chronic diffused state owing to my own in decisiveness......................

vertu ?

Im speechless...........

"As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop manual."

-- Microsoft employee Dan McKay's winning entry in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

How Much Bhangra is too much Bhangra ?

Precisely the question that i was askin myself...................
im midst of incoming threats and what not ...including fijical objects
i still play bhagra at ahemmm...awkward times......
Asian Dub Foundation and Panjabi MC are the reigning gods along with lesser equals like RDB,Dhol Foundation,Tigerstyle,Shinda,sahara, and the works ......
so as soon as i get the answer to the above stated question .....will review the er....airtime allotted ....

till then..........chaak de !

A blog gone (ing) overboard and a blogger gone (ing) under

Maybe this is a repeated title ...dunno jus as i was bt to type out a title to his post my cache spat this one out and thats it ..............

despite being a standby copywriter on some of my agemcy's work .....never thought highly of my skills .....rightly so and the reasons are quite self evident :-) .....

even my blog seems to be a weird assortment or rather a glorified bookmark of all those windscreenshots that i came across on the web ...........

and after reading a couple of very well written blogs like this and this one here get this momentary inspiration to do better ...or more like the rising guilt you know those 'maybe i should haves..........." that always serves as a balm for procastination.

so maybe im gonna put in a lil more effort to cultivate this lil blog of mine and pepper a lil bit of my odd observation if and at all they happen ........

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Two Sides of the Same Screen ......

"Sharp Corp. has developed a dual-view display, based on its 3D LCD technology, that delivers different images to viewers on the right and left respectively.
'Dual-view displays will change the life style,' said Mikio Katayama, corporate executive director in charge of LCD business. 'One family can sit together in a living room and enjoy different TV programs. The dual-view display TV solves the TV channel squabble,' he said.
Dual-view displays used for billboards and information displays will also be able to provide different information to viewers on the right and left sides."

Guess maybe one day we also might be having a gizmo to show the two sides of an argument :-) ! - Sharp to promote dual-view LCDs:">Read More

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Got My first torrent !

yeah its illegal ....but how else could i get hands on this one movie , that i have been scouting for the last 4 years .............after countless badgering sessions with all dear and near ...i had to do it !
Pirate of the ....blah blah blah...........

But I mus say really feels good doin something bad (Snigger... Snigger ..)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Interested ?

Dear Friend,

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is MR. REZA ABDULLA , a merchant in Safat, in (Kuwait) I was married with two children. My wife and two children died in a car accident six years a go. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of Ten Million Seven Hundred Thousand American dollars (U.S.$10.700,000) that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations. I have set aside only 20 % for you and for your time and also 5% as miscellaneous expenses. Reply me at your earliest convenience for more directives to my private email address:

God be with you.


Thursday, July 07, 2005

Maa.....Mein First Class Mein Pass Hogaya !

A though provoking post by Tim Miles of Ad Partners on the great thing that we all miss out in the mad rush to achieve short term objectives .....
We all start our careers wishing to win an Oscar,or a Cannes , a padma bhushan ( if you really understand wht it means :-) ) or the biggie , the nobel.
Many of us even have a tentative accpetance speech in mind ..................
But then all that whimpers off to be replaced by cold pragmatic passionless approach ..........
hey u got to check this out........
some Sound Thinking: What Will Your Mom Say?

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Blanca and Antonia.....somewhere in santiago

Ok that wasn’t a mistake...for the uninitiated Santiago is the capital of Chile, besides that that’s where the main character of this post, Blanca lives.

i guess this is the first personal posting that im making in a looooong time and there is a very good reason behind that .

Blanca is a very special person. We met on skype, a popular p2p telephony service which conveniently is also a place for people from different parts of the world to meet up and chat (literally and not on the QWERTY pad :)).

So Blanca is a chemical engineering student who loves books and movies. more specifically Bollywood movies ....hehhehehee

Soon we became good friends, chatting about movies, culture, soccer, languages, marquez, neruda stuff that I don’t get to chat in midst of performance marketing :-) ...................

On and off she wud ping me and we start off on another arbit guppa trip on rajnikant movies and why do Indians have 237 dancers running behind them while romancing !

So today when she was up on msn.... quite out of the blue we started talking abt life in general and the careers and why she didnt wanna be a Chemical sister ...hhehehe( Ok that was my humor or humus )

so i jus casually suggested why dont come down to India......always thought of getting some non indian into the chutney ranks why not a chilean chemical engineer ?...........

ok she was pleasantly surprised .....and asked me wether im serious ....which i said i was........

and then she dropped the liitle boy or the fat man ( depending on how u see it ...)

she asked me ....."I think i havent told you that I am a mother ....."

ok now this is where antonia comes into the picture......

tonia is the 3 year old cutebug who is being raised singly by blanca,after a relationship.

suddenly .....the chemical engineer from chile jus rose a few notches up in my mind .

somethings which come as a shock initially leaves behind a nice feeling as an afterburn........

Suddenly somebody who you thought of as a friend or someone in your own shoes jus turns out to be an astoningshly great person.....

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Honey , water my couch !

A new mini-trend of landscape as furniture seems to have popped up amongst the designer set. Couches made of sod and chairs made of evergreen boughs are sprouting up all over. The idea broke big last year with a cover article on how to grow your own grass (couch) in in the hipster DIY bible, ReadyMade Magazine . Now the cool kids at ApartmentTherapy have spotted 'Branch Benches' at the Met, and it turns out that designer Greg Tate, who wrote the article for ReadyMade, expanded the idea into a full-scale lawn lounge at the CaBoom festival in Santa Monica. "

Check PSFK for more

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Contribute to Calvinstan !

Hey Whoever happens to read this post ....
Please contribute to my new blog exclusively dedicated to calvin and hobbes
its right there at
if you are not interested atleast fwd my request to someone you know who might be interested ......
Got huge plans for making it into a community co-blog !

Future Tense

What is about a bunch of long haired bunch of musicians who were called the yardbirds( before a spaced out keith moon quipped that they are gonna sink like a leaden zeppelin ) that it makes their music still relevant and soul stirring ?

Would they listen to Coldplay,Travis and Green Day 20 years from now ?

I wonder ......

Saturday, July 02, 2005

QT: King of Thieves

Ok Who is the greatest director of our generation pop culture movies ?
Hey You are a moron if you dont say QT !
Oh come on ......dont tell me ....What's QT ?

Wired 13.07: QT: King of Thieves

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Now this is something which i could have possibly only known from the internet ...
Read on

Removing the ketchup stain from his trousers cost Richard Phillips $7.30 (4 pounds). The subsequent spat over who would pay the bill may have cost the lawyer his dignity.

An e-mail exchange allegedly between Phillips and his secretary, Jenny Amner, has been forwarded around Britain's legal community, spread across the Internet and become a talking point in the press.

Newspapers Friday reprinted the exchange, which began with a May 25 message purportedly from Phillips, a senior associate at the law firm Baker & McKenzie of Chicago, to his secretary.

"Hi Jenny. I went to a dry cleaners at lunch and they said it would cost 4 pounds to remove the ketchup stains. If you cd let me have the cash today, that wd be much appreciated," it said.

Amner, who was off work because of her mother's death, replied in piquant style June 3.

"I must apologize for not getting back to you straight away but due to my mother's sudden illness, death and funeral I have had more pressing issues than your 4 pounds. ... Obviously your financial need as a senior associate is greater than mine as a mere secretary," her e-mail read.

jeez....reminds me of a joke that made its rounds in chutney

once a firang, desi lingo for a caucasian male ....came down to a village in haryana....he wentr across absorbing the rustic beauty of the place and its people ....a group of village folks were sittina round a cot ...smokin a hookah( a sheesha), quipped yeh angrez bahut velle hote hain !

This proves it !

Monday, June 20, 2005

Amazon's Thank You Note Concert !

'To commemorate its 10th Anniversary, announced that on July 16th customers will receive a special thank-you - a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones. Of course, customers will be squinting at streaming video while Amazon employees actually attend the concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, but isn't it the thought that counts?'"

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Whats the Story?

been a long time since i heard oasis....
and they dont play it anymore especially the places where i frequent :)
guess it was durin my bba days...with my friend maji,deepu n all
and a conv with arindam a friend of sidharth's, who's from the alternative record label PhatPhish, brought back all those days
and guess what managed to build up my very own oasis mp3 collection in a couple of hours !
got bac champagne supernova,wonderwall,dont look back in anger , whats the story .................
boy o boy to say these guys still rock !

Friday, June 17, 2005

Why Do I ?

Ok initially when i started off bloggin a few months back....this was supposed to be a personal ranting board...instead all that its turning out to be a personal agenda board ......exulting my professional interests...guess no matter how hard u try to get away from work always catches up ....jus like death :D !

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Now Accepting Advance Orders !!!

2 kilo of KesselsKramer. Brick or Book?
Weighing in at a staggering two kilograms the contents include: - Everything the renowned agency has made in advertising, design, music videos, documentaries, product design, publishing and more. - Famous and infamous brand-building for the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Diesel, Absolut, Heineken, Nike, Ben, do and others. Go to the gym, then try and lift 2 kilo of KesselsKramer. Itユs the best way to see how this small agency from Amsterdam became a heavyweight in the world of communication

Monday, June 06, 2005

Obituary to the best me

Finally after everything i gained and more realistically i thought i gained , i jus learned that all i considered to be my best reasons to be who iam is just a mistake, jus a miscalculation.

and as i lay the gravestone on the best thing that has ever happened to me , i stand a better person,a refined, purfied amalgam of my forlorn past.

what wakes from the bed tomorrow is someone else.

lemme lay flowers as i leave it to eternal rest

let shrubs and flowers bloom over me

let me return as i turn ashes to ashes and

till then goodbye to me ...

What's your EQ?

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Saturday, June 04, 2005

D-uh !

Ok all my colleagues from Delhi readin this (If they ever ! :-) ) take relief in the fact that despite all the hype and all the envy that we tried to create, D turned out to be a slight dissapoinment :-(.................................

Ok the one liners were kinda ok , Hooda was good , infact one of the most impressive debuts in recent times(yeah if u count out the Ch%%$ p@##$%^ role he did monsoon wedding).

Chunkey u better stick to bangladeshi movies.....always liked u as a spontaneous actor but kinda lost it ...try gettin it back ...else a restaurant or turn into a director ...................

sushaant singh (Maj Akbar from Lakshya Fame) disappointed after promising a lot in lakshya anything else u all remember ?

yashpal sharma (Lakha from Lagaan fame)loved ! especially the maa-behean and Ghanta ! stuff , u wud even make a delhi blue line driver cringe with your dialogue er....gali delivery

goga kapoor Uncleji aap kyon takleef kar rahe hain ? hum aapke anginat films ke scenes ko idhar udhar se nikalke silake ek naya hashim bhai ko banatay iske liye khaday honay ki kya xaroorat hain ?

Rukhsar was looking seductive,voluptious or rather in our backroom language sexy auntyish :D ! but she is more of a token she's got to prove otherwise

isha kopikkar was impressive evn without the maar daala number....though she might have got less than 5 mts she's over delivered in an under delivering role.

the film traces the growth of deshu, who builds his own gang in the mumbai underworld but the amount of realism and grit that was present in satya and company is not present here.

instead of creating an opinion , you jus remain a passive viewer watching the mindless shootouts ......

overall comin from the varma camp,dissapointing but definitely worth a check considering the other options hehehhee.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Gettin D-ed !

Yep U heard it right the Webchutney Pali Naka Puncture Boys (all 7 of us including the seth) have got premiere tickets for Ramgopal Varma's latest flick "D" !!!!!!!

Will post more on the D episode...
Watch this space !

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Road Runnin at 2Mbps !

One of the smartest brand extensions that i have seen in recent times.Time Warner AOL,arguably the worlds largest media conglomerate owns the looney tunes characters including the likes of bugs bunny,dafy duck,wily E coyote,speedy gonsalves etc.
Now Rodrunner one of my fav characters is renowned hehheeee for his speed which saves him from his nemesis, wily E coyote......
and when time warner had to start a broadband service apart from the AOL family,guess what they called it :-) , Roadrunner !
very smart , and very innovative definitely a cool name and identity in a market which has very cold and techie kind of dead names like AOL,MSN,Comcast,SBC yuck !

check out Roadrunner Website

Hanumanji Kicks More Lankan Ass !!!!!!!!!!

I love the work nina paley is doing by rendering a cool animated version of sitayana....and hope most of our pogo infected kiddies check out the new hero in town ! Bajrang Bali (BB).

Always loved the Ramayana and its essential portrayal of the good versus evil,but never really tolerated the dishum dishum crude versions put on doordarshan or rather kroordarshan ...hehheeee
Though i remeber watching an anime(japanese animation style) based Ramayana with music by DJ Whosane ........

I need more cowbell !

Ok this is one of the most funniest things i have come across in a long long time....
actually never thought much about the cowbell....until i stumbled across this gem from Bandbaja

Its this awesome skit done by the Saturday Night Live(SNL) team,where they teamed up for a special with christopher walken.

A Wiki Entry on the Historic event hehhehehee.....

During a popular Saturday Night Live sketch, Christopher Walken played famous music producer Bruce Dickinson, insisting that "more cowbell" is the key to making Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" a success: "Guess what? I got a fever. And the only prescription... is more cowbell."

and after reading this you should definitely watch the clip from here
spoiler warning : you need quicktime player
or even better keep it forevr with this cool download here

anyways i can already predict the future where u will laughin ur heads away ....

The Harami-est Cat of em all !

Hey found this really coolcat :) (literally one !)
He is one helluva pussy who is really looking for you guessed right more pussies
ok all those who have a PG rating inside their heads kindly refrain from reading ahead............
Fritz was born one fine day in the 70's to Mr Ralph Bakshi who also fathered Mighty Mouse as well a couple of other cool charatcters...........

More about fritz (courtesy wikipedia)

Fritz the Cat is a comic book character created by Robert Crumb during the height of the underground comics movement of the 1960s. Crumb cast his character of Fritz as a trouble-making, anti-establishment, college-age figure whose adventures consisted of having sex with as many anthropomorphic female animals as possible, while staying one step ahead of the law.

The popularity of the character of Fritz the Cat led up-and-coming animation director Ralph Bakshi to make Fritz the star of his first animated feature film. Released to theaters in 1972, Bakshi's film Fritz the Cat was the first animated feature film to be rated X, something that had been unheard of in movies up until this film. The movie was a box-office hit, drawing in audiences as much for its shock value as for its appeal to the "love generation" of the 1960s.

The animated film is a satire on college life of the 1960s: while Fritz doesn't attend any classes during the movie, he participates in major social upheavals based around the popular college protest movement of the time. Fritz invites several girls to his "pad" for an orgy, does a lot of drugs, escapes when the place is raided by the police, takes part in organizing an angry, violent mob that riots against "authority" (without actually figuring out what the target of its anger is), is briefly associated with a terrorist group similar to the Black Panthers, and apparently "dies" at the film's climax (before coming back for one final roll in the hay with his young, nubile girlfriends).

Tyler Durden Says.............

Found this really spooky stuff on how similar is the Fight Club team to calvin and hobbes .......eeks check it out here or read it in all its glory !

Fight Club
The Return of Hobbes
Hobbes is reborn as Tyler to save "Jack" (a grown-up Calvin) from the slough of un-comic despair.
::: Galvin P. Chow

In the film Fight Club, the real name of the protagonist (Ed Norton’s character) is never revealed. Many believe the reason behind this anonymity is to give "Jack" more of an everyman quality. Do not be deceived. "Jack" is really Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It’s true. Norton portrays the grown-up version of Calvin, while Brad Pitt plays his imaginary pal, Hobbes, reincarnated as Tyler Durden.

Part I: The Hobbes-Tyler Connection
Picture this: a hyper, self-absorbed child initially concocts an imaginary friend as the ideal playmate, to whom more realistic qualities soon become attributed. This phantasm becomes a completely separate personality, with his own likes, dislikes, and temperament—and the imaginer and the imagined clash and argue constantly, though remaining fast friends. This pattern continues to the point where the child begins to perceive what was originally mere fantasy to be reality.

Just as Calvin has an imaginary jungle-animal friend named Hobbes, whom everyone else believes to be nothing but a stuffed toy, "Jack" in Fight Club has an imaginary cool-guy friend named Tyler, whom no one but Jack can see.

In both cases, the entity that began as the ideal companion soon took on a more realistic, three-dimensional quality. In other words, they became real. This is evident in that both Hobbes and Tyler also began to function as scapegoats for their creators. For instance, consider that Calvin often blames broken lamps and other assorted household mischief on Hobbes, and that Jack is inclined to believe that Fight Club and other various anti-society mischief is brought about by Tyler, not himself. Calvin claims Hobbes pounces on him every day after school; Jack believes Tyler beats him up next to 40 kilotons of nitroglycerin in a parking garage—the list goes on and on. The relationships between the two sets of friends are the exact same. Is this mere coincidence?

"There are eight rules of Fight Club."

Filling in the time-gap between Calvin and Jack, we can imagine the story as something like this: Once Calvin reaches the hostile environment known as the seventh grade, the constant teasing from the other students and the frustrated concern of his parents finally becomes too much, and a reluctant, disillusioned Calvin is finally forced to grow up, or at least begin to. This decision is sealed by one of the hardest things young Calvin will ever have to do in his life: un-imagine Hobbes, an act which to Calvin is essentially no different from murder. After being Calvin’s best friend for over a decade, Hobbes is packed away in a box, or tossed carelessly into a garbage bag, perhaps even stuffed under the same bed that once contained so many monsters. This is all, of course, very painful for Calvin, so much so that he represses it all in shame. Little does Calvin suspect that while he is busy growing up, deciding what "dinette set defines him as a person," Hobbes is also maturing in the recesses of his mind, waiting to be unleashed at an appropriate time.

It’s worth noting that during these twenty or so years, Hobbes never bears a grudge against Calvin nor wishes any ill upon him. Hobbes, remembering the depth of their past friendship, does not hate Calvin but rather hates the society that made Calvin put him away. Hobbes, residing in Calvin’s mind, sees and experiences all that Calvin does—and truly despises all of it. He witnesses a bright, superbly imaginative kid (with a genius-level vocabulary) reduced to nothing more than another nameless cog. Fighting off the tears wept for his conventionalized pal, Hobbes resolves to set Calvin free, paying special attention when Calvin idly looks up homemade-napalm recipes on the Internet.

Flash forward to the timeframe depicted in Fight Club. Calvin/Jack has reached an all-time low. He has done everything society has told him to do but is completely void of happiness. Hobbes, newly adjusted as "Tyler Durden" (after all, grown-up Calvin would no longer accept a jungle animal walking, talking, and eating canned tuna), re-enters Calvin/Jack’s life, determined to show Calvin everything he’s done wrong, whether he likes it or not.

Tyler to Jack: "I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I’m smart, capable, and most importantly, I’m free in all the ways you wish you could be."

Calvin has always idolized Hobbes. In Weirdos From Another Planet, he dresses up like a tiger and attempts to live in the woods. Like Hobbes, Tyler is cool, collected, and incredibly cerebral. Given this evidence, one can conclude that Tyler is Hobbes, reincarnated after being trapped inside Calvin/Jack’s brain for so many years. Just as Calvin is Jack, Hobbes is Tyler.

Part II: Marla Singer—Avatar of Susie Derkins?
Somewhere between the end of high school and beginning of college, uptight, grade-obsessed Susie Derkins lost her way. The pressure to get good grades, the pressure to succeed, simply became too much for her, and she snapped.

Marla remembers the girl she used to be.

Free from the protective bonds of her parents’ guidance and the bland safety of her suburban home, Susie loses her moral bearings entirely and sinks into a dark, seamy, grim world of sex, drugs, and eccentric Albert-Einstein-like hair. Her transformation is so complete that she no longer even remotely resembles the upright citizen that her parents and society wanted her to be: thus, she changes her name.

Like Calvin, Susie has become a misfit, one of society’s lost lambs. It is for this reason that she soon finds herself frequenting support groups such as "Remaining Men Together." Fate has brought her back to Calvin, whom she probably spurned back in junior high. But the two have changed so much that they no longer recognize each other!

The pink dress Marla wears in one scene slightly resembles something that "Binky Betsy," Susie’s favorite childhood doll, once wore: the doll that Calvin stole and attempted to ransom. While Calvin and Susie mostly teased and tortured each other, Hobbes was infatuated with the raven-haired beauty. Accordingly, Jack despises Marla, whereas Tyler takes an *ahem* sort of interest in her (definitely inappropriate for the Sunday Funnies).

When we are first introduced to Marla, she is but a tumor on Jack’s slowly deteriorating world. She is disenfranchised, morbid, socially apathetic—and Jack despises her because she is a mirror image of himself, his own female double. On the other hand, Calvin hates Susie because she is his exact opposite: Bright, obedient, demure—the unruly Calvin has every reason to hate her. However, certain strips definitely infer that Calvin has somewhat of a crush on Susie, and some even imply that Susie shares these latent feelings. But as a cootie-fearing grade-schooler, Calvin may only express these strange feelings through attention-getting antagonisms such as constant snowballs to the head, ransoming her dolls—and through his separate, conveniently more mature other personality—Hobbes.

Unlike Calvin, Hobbes has never been bashful about showing his affection for Susie. Calvin’s imaginary tiger-friend has called her a "cutie," worn swim jams to impress her ("Girls flip for guys in jams"), and even claimed he would betray their club’s secret code if she gave him a tummy rub (which is one of the key differences between Tyler and Hobbes). Naturally, all of this confuses and frustrates Calvin beyond words, even though Hobbes is really nothing more than a product of his own mind! And though Hobbes and Susie never consummated their love for each other (he’s a stuffed tiger and she’s a kid, you sicko!) this is, of course, the exact same deranged love-triangle that is shared between Jack, Tyler, and Marla, or at least a natural progression thereof. Perhaps Marla puts up with Jack/Tyler’s apparent nonsense for so long, because it’s the sort of thing she became used to as a child? And perhaps, in the end, Jack finds solace in Marla because it’s the exact same connection he should’ve made long ago, in his suburban youth. A connection that may have saved them both.

Part III: GROSS—Precursor of Fight Club

In a scene eerily reminiscent of Fight Club, Hobbes blithely informs a sulking Calvin that he decides his own level of involvement in G.R.O.S.S.

When you boil it down, the Fight Club that Jack and Tyler start is really just an odd sort of boys’ club—no ovaries allowed—where men can be men, and the so-called stronger of the sexes can take solace in the fact that, even in our politically correct times, some exclusivities of manhood still remain. (As a side note, imagine how much more controversy the movie would have generated if it involved scenes of men fighting women on equal ground!)

And clubs like this, of course, have their beginnings in backyards, tree houses, and garages all over America. Not surprisingly, Calvin started such a club when he was six years old. Little did anyone realize that he would construct another one much later in his life, again with the aid of an imaginary friend. For just as Calvin, Hobbes, and Susie have dark future versions in Jack, Tyler, and Marla respectively, G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) has the same in Fight Club.

G.R.O.S.S. shares the following characteristics with Fight Club:

Both have catchy names (although the "slimy" part of G.R.O.S.S. is redundant, otherwise it doesn’t spell anything).

Both are co-run by a friendless male and his imaginary companion (Calvin is Tyrant and Dictator-for-Life; Hobbes is President and First Tiger).
Both are exclusively male organizations, although Fight Club’s membership is considerably larger.
Along with that, all members of both organizations are very loyal.
The leaders of both organizations constantly engage in fisticuffs (but only in G.R.O.S.S. does a member receive a demerit for biting).
And in said fights, in both organizations, there is only one fight at a time!
Both are supposedly very secretive (though Jack never tells his mother about Fight Club).
At least one leader of both organizations is fond of giving speeches (though Calvin never uses the term "space monkey").
G.R.O.S.S. and Fight Club both wreak havoc on their respective neighborhoods (G.R.O.S.S.’s target is considerably more focused, i.e., Susie). Clearly, the roots of Fight Club can be seen in G.R.O.S.S. Calvin shows his penchant for such male-oriented, destructive organizations. Also, just like cardboard-box-time-machines and water-gun-transmogrifiers, G.R.O.S.S. was likely created as an escape, a release—as, of course, was Fight Club.

Part IV: Moe Develops Karmic Bitch-Tits

Moe secretly seeks atonement for past sins.

Robert "Moe" Paulson, Calvin’s grade-school bully, becomes a six-time weight-lifting champion, and somewhere along the line develops large man-boobs as a result of testicular cancer. This of course leads him to his support group, where he is shocked to find Calvin.

Moe greatly regrets his bullying days, but, too ashamed to reveal his true identity to Calvin, he instead offers his ample bosom for him to cry on, as a measure of retribution.

Part V: The Root of Evil
Although we’ve already learned of the fates of Hobbes, Susie, and Moe, there are a couple of other people important to Calvin that are missing. People that are even more integral to his development than (arguably) Hobbes: his parents. Mr . . . uhm . . . , and Mrs . . . uh. . . . Okay, so they don’t have names. But then again, there is no need to know them. Because in the comic strip, they’re not supposed to be important characters in their own right. They only matter in regards to how Calvin is directly effected by them; an effect which, by the time of the film, doesn’t seem to have been very positive. From what "Jack" mentions, he’s not exactly close to his parents, particularly his dad, on whom he seems to pin many of his problems. And this matches perfectly with the relationship depicted in the comic, as well as with what happened afterwards (in Part I).

Calvin’s dad seems to have done quite a number on his son. As stated, it was probably at his urging that Calvin "grew up," that is, finally started to conform to society’s rules, which was the death of Hobbes. Of course, his father wasn’t without his playful side—good-naturedly teasing Calvin at every opportunity—but perhaps this is why "Jack" resents him so much. Maybe after Jack reached the end of his dutiful journey, only to find emptiness, he thought back to the day his father told him that the sun sets down somewhere in Arizona every night. "Maybe," thought Calvin, "maybe ALL of it’s been just another one of Dad’s cruel jokes."

In the "bathtub" scene of Fight Club, "Jack" and Tyler discuss their woeful parents. In this scene, crucial information is revealed, as well as some inconsistencies. "Jack" claims his father left when he was six, an age when Calvin’s dad was obviously still around, but this statement is contradicted soon after, when Tyler mentions his own dad telling him to get married when he was thirty, to which "Jack" responds, "mine said that too." The self-pitying "Jack" is most likely seeking to garner additional sympathy from his newfound friend by making his childhood sound worse than it actually was.

But even more interesting is Tyler’s hostility towards his father: when "Jack" asks him who he would fight, if he could fight anyone, he answers, "I’d fight my father." But, since Tyler is only a figment of Jack’s imagination, we can only assume he’s referring to Jack’s father. And while this hatred would only make sense given that the two are sharing the same brain, why is it that Tyler seems to hate Jack’s father even more vividly than "Jack" himself does? Maybe it’s because Tyler hasn’t forgotten who’s ultimately responsible for the un-imagining that took place years before . . . maybe he’s still not too happy about it . . . and maybe he’s got some pretty good ideas for revenge.

The role of Calvin’s father in all of this is no small one. Other than to "save" Calvin, it’s entirely possible that Tyler’s real motivation for taking down civilization is simply to get back at Calvin’s father. For by destroying the society that forced Calvin into repressing Hobbes, he’s also destroying the society that Calvin’s father, after all, epitomizes. And this of course allows Hobbes an indirect measure of revenge.

Part VI: Calvin—"I Am Jack’s Lost Youth"

Although the personality differences between Calvin in the comic strip and Calvin in the movie are pretty large, it can be explained as easily as taking Id and introducing him to Superego ("Jack" actually seems to have sort of a Super-Superego). Nearly all people go through the same thing when first confronted with the crushing grind of reality. But, as they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall—and in terms of imagination and dreams, Calvin was a giant.

Still, it’s not as though common traits between Calvin-Calvin and Jack-Calvin can’t be identified at all. Besides a preference for imaginary friends over real ones, and an inability to express affection for girls, Calvin has never done well when forced to play by any sort of rules. Take, for instance, his utter inability in any sort of organized sport, compared to his unbridled joy while playing the make-it-up-as-you-go-along "Calvinball." Furthermore, even at age 6 Calvin never exactly thrived in stifling, authoritarian establishments (i.e., school), and he’s always had clashes with authority figures since the strip began (his parents, the doctor, his teacher, Rosalyn)—which actually may have initially planted the seeds for Tyler. Beyond that, his excellent vocabulary and way with words are still with him in the voice-over narration of Fight Club, and his rampant materialism that started with mail-order propeller-beanies ends with yin-yang shaped tables. As for the differences, they can be credited to the demoralizing effect of reality.

In the end, Calvin’s involvement with Fight Club and return of Hobbes can be boiled down to two words: "Personal Responsibility." For although Fight Club and Project Mayhem were both mostly Tyler’s doing, by the end of the movie, Jack readily accepts his own part of the blame, as Tyler is his creation. And by doing so, he also accepts responsibility for the undesirable condition of his own life—his father may have pushed him, but Calvin himself was the one who chose to obey. It is through this newfound self-accountability that Calvin/Jack is able to take control of his own life at last. As skyscrapers flash and crumble in the background, and blood oozes from the bullet hole in his head, Calvin says that he is "okay." And we are apt to believe him.

Part VII: Conclusion
Calvin’s world in the comic strip is pure, romanticized idealism, whereas in the movie, he lives in gray, bleak reality. Within the safety of the panel, Calvin is perpetually six years old, terrible things can never happen, and no matter how crazy a stunt he pulls, everything always returns to status quo. Because of this, our hero is free to do as he wishes, free to chase his dreams as wildly as he desires, never having to worry about tomorrow because there essentially will never be one—unless it’s part of a continuing storyline. This makes the reality of Fight Club all the bleaker, because it depicts what happens when you take someone weaned on dreams and limitless possibilities and jam him into a cramped cage confined by rules and regulations. It probably only took poor Calvin a few years in the adult world (or growing-up world) to fully make the sad change.

This transition from gleeful Calvin to dull "Jack" is not uncommon. Little Nemo became a banker, Peter Pan became a lawyer, and Garfield was caught and butchered by the chef of a Chinese restaurant. (One exception is Charlie Brown, who from all indications was mentally middle-aged at the time of his birth.)

The moral of the story is that reality bites, kiddies. Calvin and Hobbes in Fight Club are proof of this sad, sad truth.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sony's Reply to Xbox 360

With the console gaming turf hotting up it really remains to be seen who's gonna come on tops.
Sony spills PlayStation 3's guts | CNET">Check out the new cool silver design of the PS 3

Whats Rocking Search ?

Sometimes, being in the search engine marketing industry, one tends to overlook the interesting and trivial side of the industry and jus stick to the CPC's ,CTR's etc :) , ok that was a lot of search engine jargonese........

So when i thought of checking whats up on the search front was pleasently surprised Yahoo! Buzz Index - Buzz Log">check it out !

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Oh What A Relief !

Now this is something that i never thought about

Dial-a-toilet launched in China

restroom.gif This is probably one of the most useful SMS services ever, a restroom locator, and it's launching next month in Shangai.

"The move was announced at the First World Toilet Forum held in the Chinese city, reports City Express, report Ananova.

Users dial a special number and the system tells them the location of the nearest public restroom.

In the future, it will also give them information such as whether or not the conveniences are free of charge.

Sun Guizhi, director of the Shanghai city cleaning office, said: "The system is mainly for tourists who come to the city for the first time."

spring of life ?

A California company has figured out how to use two simple materials -- water and salt -- to create a solution that wipes out single-celled organisms, and which appears to speed healing of burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Wired News: Super Water Kills Bugs Dead

Monday, May 16, 2005

Xboxed !

When Microsoft released the Xbox console a couple of years back there was widespread speculation that this would be the entry of MS into the wider context of digital consumer electronics ....something which never happened.
The same set of speculations also arose when the Media Center was also relaeased with a lot of fanfare....which again never lived up ....

Now with a warc chest of more than 2 billion USD ,MS is going to Slug it out one last time and the timig couldnt have been better .....
Sony is struggling with internal issues and corporate transformation .....
they are more than a year away from the launch of PS 3 ...
and considering the broadband expansion the Xbox would be a more preferred console expecially for the millions of gamers in Japan,Korea and China where the maximum of online gaming is happening..

Will microsoft settle the issue once and for all ...of who will own the digital home entertainment domain ?

All indicators are pointing towards a MS victory though there are some potential poopers

***: Bombay is "rocking"

Another lazy sunday has passed by ......
nothing much to rant about ....
nothing to worth even remembering.....
jus a lunch at a shabby mallu joint where i could eat beef
one of my dirty mallu habits :)

another day down the drain ..
How many more to go ?

check this out ....
she puts it quite well
on what all i feel abt mumbai ...
too lazy to even do that
guess what ?
im gonna start a movement called "The Art Of Procastination"
yes thats the solution to all you problems......
got career,lovelife,financial,spiritualsexual problems ...?
no problem contact ....

ok this is really loony .....
***: Bombay is "rocking"

Monday, May 02, 2005

Unborn children of mine :)

i have this crazy notion of sometimes wondering wether i will have kids of mine ..
and what wud i be naming them ....
three that come top of the mind ...


and wondering .......

Sound Of Music :)

Like all my deranged tastes this one is another one of those bricks in my deranged wall .............
check out these guys .......

Official Fun-Da-Mental web site

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Bryan Adams Where Art Thou

Bryan Adams is the staple diet of western music for all young indians in the 1990's
The fact that he is not that big a star in the USA and Europe came as a huge surprise to me when i started checking out on the web .
This was before i turned into a devotee of floyd,metallica,led zep ......
Right now sittin on my PC and whilin away time jus turned on a few of the golden oldies ......
Time Travellin know !!!

Saturday, April 30, 2005

40 thoughts,40 lessons,or 40 more reasons to float in the air ......The Wired 40

Every year the media comes up with all sorts of rankings and listings to temporarily steal your attention to what they got to say and put their opinions ......Its a very effective tool .
But increasingly most lists are getting predictable and very little value add for the smarter and the evolved reader.
wired , why don't u guys start learning from these companies whom you gloat over ? Try some Innovative and enjoyable subjects and methods to attract and sustain eyeballs ?
anyways whoever wants to , can check out the latest wired 40 lists ....
nothing much to write home about all the usual suspects this time even Infosys, as a flag bearer of the outsourcing world.
Wired 13.05: The Wired 40: "'In a few years, you'll be driving your Google to the Google to buy some Google for your Google.' "

Sunday, April 24, 2005

My Emotions Neruda's Verses

After 180 days of a dull pain somewhere in me .....
numbed by a self imposed barrage of work
i found something which reknots me back to my threads of
raw humanity ...of what used to make up the emotional me ..
so let me hijack the squeezed juice of neruda's thoughts to collect my thoughts on where i left my emotional self behind.

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,
and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance."

The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like this, I held her in my arms.
I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her.
How could I not have loved her large, still eyes?

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
To think I don't have her. To feel that I've lost her.

To hear the immense night, more immense without her.
And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.

What does it matter that my love couldn't keep her.
The night is full of stars and she is not with me.

That's all. Far away, someone sings. Far away.
My soul is lost without her.

As if to bring her near, my eyes search for her.
My heart searches for her and she is not with me.

The same night that whitens the same trees.
We, we who were, we are the same no longer.

I no longer love her, true, but how much I loved her.
My voice searched the wind to touch her ear.

Someone else's. She will be someone else's. As she once
belonged to my kisses.
Her voice, her light body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, true, but perhaps I love her.
Love is so short and oblivion so long.

Because on nights like this I held her in my arms,
my soul is lost without her.

Although this may be the last pain she causes me,
and this may be the last poem I write for her.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Who are you beyond the layers of it all ?

ok am in a rather philo mood again .....pondering on to really uncomfortable terrain of self examination.......of trying to recuperate from moments of self imposed excesses to seek reason in my seemingly unreasonable behaviour.
may be im not this so called "normal,nice,ok to talk to " guy.........
maybe im not the "no problem" kid to my parents .........
maybe Im not the self resolved employee of my co .........

Im jus a human being who's got layers of templates..............
One for every ocassion............
and my ability lies in the subtleity of the changes i make on my template ......

Monday, April 18, 2005

Back in !

Hmm after a brief one "eventful" week in Delhi am back in mumbai ...this time for good ...had a hell of a time packig stuff and was amply helped by my roomie tito...
caught a red-eye sahara flight and dropped into a marinating mumbai almost choking me with humdity .........i love the city but this is a lil too much ....went out with mini-fauj(fauj being the moniker for my chutney folks) :) !,shopped aroun for a good pair of shoes.....never fpund any good ones :( ........
lets see !

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I Transceive the Body Electric

This is as eerie as it gets ........your body becoming the network,a storage device ?

Its all abt the .........

RedTacton, a personal area networking (PAN) technology that makes use of the electrical field that naturally surrounds the human body, will be surrounded your body in a few years.

TheFeature :: I Transceive the Body Electric

Saturday, April 09, 2005

ooh...aaahhhh...mmmmm......Just One Bite

obviously the title is delcious and inviting ,a lil kinky perhaps well..i quite agree to all of the above...most of the time when we are highly strung ..esp in the times that we are livin ..all it takes one liberated dose of a whimsical and this is just one of those days ...when doing a completely close door private visit to the cyber pornwallah(pornwalli) in this case could be such a relieving experience...esp when that person happens to be a boringly self posessed wimp like me...hmm wonder how many of my offline friends are reading this as of now....oh yeah i do visit porn sites and excuse me not for any online strategising or consumer research ....but mostly for my bout of voyeurism....but that was long back esp since high school ....but to be honest ....the bite seems to present a pretty refreshing look at online pornography(not porn !) and it takes the intimacy of blogging to another the one hand while i say this let me also add that the same anonymity of web might be allowing a kinky SOB (in CAPS) to swindle a lot free admiration behind this whole facade...whatever be it ......i guess i 'll have one more ...
Just One Bite | About This Blog

Friday, April 08, 2005

An Arab Who digs a dry oil well ?

oh fuck after typin out my heart out for 10 mintes the friggin interface ate all of it . i despise this bloody thing !

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

An ode to the teflon coated yuppie

drop by drop
as it drips
i can see u smile
as i melt away
u shine for another night

mourn another birth
of a moulavi mushroom
earlier the better denim fade
patch on loins protect thy metrosexual bum

down the road flows
streams of my gore
seeping through champagne streams
bubbling through my very veins

winding up the narrow creases
etched in my cut veins
mapped through your view
to reflect the torn hopes of vain

pain seeps through every pore
that you poked all year long
to bring monsoons of joy
on your teflon coated face

the world doesnt demand
another cobain in vain
cant afford a wasted chance
to redeem a point for loyalty

tommorow would rise a sorry punk
exhorting tales of existential illusions
gloating to glory with ppt
pin striped morrison smiling for cnbc

ferrari would mean a thousand orgasms
blooming on tianmen square so red
sorry naomi klein no more logo for this boy
find another poster boy to whip ali bhoy

claim another soul to seed another life
this one's done with
move ahead in life
find a better thrust

crusts in the upper
sounds super duper
disco balls shining all night through
30+ aunties probing me through

aerodynamic glands crafted from duralium
lends more G-force when its needed most
landings smooth guaranteed runway
who needs the friggin radio any way

roger me on this forsaken souls
lifes pretty easy without black boxes
all you need is a usb drive yaar
instant karma atleast at karwar

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Wish upon a star ...

been kinda tryin to logicalise (if thats the right word...) myself out of mossi out of all the idea shedia ....and then again it happens....a divine inspiration by the way of a article or a new alert.....back to mossi fever again...i guess...i feel ...i think so....

Bandra Times

Mumbai Meri Jaan ! :)
Went out again house hunting....
pretty amazing hard its to find the RIGHT place to stay ...
after whizzing past several lonley old people and suspicious landlords
had chole bhature at punjab sweet house...reminded me of delhi....
kinda strange ....a rootless gypsy like me.....missing delhi....
but i always do miss places...people....and the windshield views of my life....
the school days at ansar...the carefree days at skc....the entrepreneurially charged days at psg.....the times with kavi at tsm.....i miss all of it .......lots of faces ....lots of windshield images.....fastforwarding thru be missed at the next frame......this is crazy ....i feel like im opening up myself for ..

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Can there be an lil bit of em in us ?

the one thing about eminem is that you love him or hate him ....u jus cant ignore him....the first time i noticed him was in the 2000 mtv awards...when the M jus marched or better made his way to the music world.......since then he has proved to be one of the most popular yet fiercely opinionated pop culture icons of our times...from the iraq war to gay rights to inter artist rivalries..the man had an opinion what provoked me to say all this...hmm the song "mockingbird" awesome effort addressing the dysfunctionality in american homes....yeah i can already hear the jeerings about being iwould rather listen to this than the two pence bubble gum pop ......

Friday, February 25, 2005

Shacked in a Lush Bed

Your Truly has been travelling on a buisness trip to mumbai or the erstwhile bombay...somehow i dont like the M name and i would be using the B name ....
wud try to post some of my observations and rants abt this one of a kind place....

Day 1 Friday 25/2/05
slept at 3am woke or better got out of bed 6:30 ...rushed to office to collect tickets ...relatively uneventful flight ...a cheap no frills airline ...deccan airlines...quite liked the model they are attempting in India...simply fly the tagline itself says everythin.....log on tickets...print em out...walk into the airport....and jus fly .....of course no booked seats ....first come first served window seats.....slightly uncomfortable legroom...but at 40% cheaper rates who cares ? at least in india ......a lot of ppl dont.....
so after all that landed up in office.....took a meetin...did some work...
went out.............

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Way to go Coldplay

eversince i heard their first or maybe second album , the music of coldplay has been sort of haunting me ...its got this wonderful sound ...thats the word i was searchin for .....and as most net savvy fans do ..i checked out their website..kinda cool very bluesque ver coldplay after that i jus signed up for their newsletter....they been kinda late ..but still its pretty neat and informative ..

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Gee that sounds like peggie next door ....

well for all u know , the anonymity the web provides and the supposedly intimate nature of the blog has given rise to a new breed of refreshingly candid disclosures about personal experiences , sexuality,individual artistry(though in disputable area's) and whole lot of individual chutzpah.Gone are the days when art and byond art expression required an intermediary .....esp electronic arts ..maybe im gettin too excited abut this but the nature of the web and enablers like digital photography,camphones,RSS, etc has already changed the face of mass media forever.

Pakistan would be one of the last places on earth where would find a teeming underground rock music scene.but surprisingly a new generation of musicans have leveraged the span of the web to reach out to a seemingly small but relevant audience.The audience for alternate rock in pakistan would maybe only a few thousands and that too spread across the country ...which effectively seals out the fate of many a talented band.But a new crop of bands like EP, Jal, etc have used the web to shout out their existence to teh rest of the world.The song "Aadat" by jal which was widely circulated across the web was the clinching factor in the ascent of the band into the top charts.

So welcome the age of the "well-connected" artist in its truest sense !

Sexbomb ? not im not talkin abt ur @##$$%^^ !

Hmm i knew the yankees were desperate but itna !(TRANSALATED: This Much !) never to get an idea of what im talkin abt ....u must check this link out WMB

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

back !

hmm feels much relieved sittin infront of the monitor and jammin out all that i feel like jammon put .....hmm after quite a while of simply trying to ram out lines on to my blog i guess maybe im in amood to maybe glib a lil more ...who knows maybe this trail might just end here well...after a lil while of voluntary retirementesque or maybe even compulasory retirementesque feels a lil strange and awkward or maybe it might be a bad hangover after a deep slumber ...god alone knows....dunno what i was earlier but im havin this bad feelin creepin inside that things werent this bad...atleast i had a career and somebody to look upto for...but now almost 6 months to it more lost than ever ......feeling like runnin away ...but where to ?....the pangs of loneliness doesnt split from where you are....its more or less stitched into ...or rather embroidered into your soul like a nightmarish tatoo....regretful from the moment that you have noticed....however painful it feels has to be removed before it causes any more pain...but the one time pain is going to be infinitely painful...but still thats much more acceptable than this enduring sense of numbness...eating away whatever is left of a dismay-infested existence....But how ?