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 ....you 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 :-) !

EETimes.com - 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 ..........it 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: reza_abdulla@walla.com

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 ...so 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 www.calvinstan.blogspot.com
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