Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

25 .... Now what ?

career
venture
family
chick
movie
book
music
travel

hmm thoughts on the midway/stairway to heaven .....

sheesh .... when am i gonna get beyond the self-pity ;P

Sunday, October 01, 2006

1gbps ! slurp slurp !

imagine opening a laptop anywhere and, without attaching a cable or looking for a wifi hot spot, immediately surf the Internet or download music and movies as fast as the fastest broadband and we are talking about 1gbps here !
4g is in the making !

DUmb Detroit ?

Would try checking out a few indie's
This one is a conspiracy theory that a lot of us would find hard not to believe, hmm think i should start considering the smart car or the toyota prius. wonder when would we find emotionally and rationally appealing cars ?

mean while check this out ...quite thought provoking

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Give up son .... its all over

how long are you gonna drag the elephantiasis borne foot along ?
where are you gonna ostrich it up from the rest of the world
its too friggin visible to be overseen ...
and its taken you so long to realise ...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

10 Reasons To Drink More Water !





Ok for a change am thinking of staying healthy .....
check out this great piece via Ririan

I know you've heard this many times - "Drink more water!". Yet, 99% of the people don't heed this advice. Maybe if water was more expensive, people would pay more attention to consume enough of it on a daily basis. We are living in a dehydrated world of carbonated beverages, caffeine and alcohol.

I bet you don't know how important is water for your health, figure and well-being. But drinking water is not just a trend, it's essential! Everything your body does it does better with a healthy supply of water, every system in your body depends on water.

So here are 10 reasons why drinking water is good for you and why you should make drinking water part of your daily routine:

1. Get Healthy Skin

Nothing will improve the appearance of your skin better than consuming enough water. It's a pity women spend so much money on skin products, while neglecting the cheapest and most effective one - water. Water is the single most important element for cellular integrity. Drinking water moisturizes your skin from the inside out. Water is also essential to maintaining elasticity and suppleness and helps prevent dryness. The real fountain of youth can be found in a glass of water.
2. Flush Toxins
Water helps remove toxins from the body, in particular from the digestive tract. Our kidney system is unique in its filtering capabilities and totally dependent upon water in order for it to work. Daily fluid intake is essential to its efficient operation, particularly because there is some decrease in function with age. Water helps get rid of excess nitrogen, urea, and ketones, so it is particularly important when following a high protein diet. You need even more water to help your kidneys do their work if you’re eating big to gain weight.

3. Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack
Researchers at Loma Linda University in California studied more than 20,000 healthy men and women and found that people who drink more than five glasses of water a day were less likely to die from a heart attack or heart disease than those who drank fewer than two glasses a day.

4. Cushion And Lube Your Joints And Muscles

Water makes up a large part of the fluid that lubricates and cushions your joints and muscles. And although not the only element associated with muscle cramps, athletes have long recognized that even mild dehydration can produce cramps. So drinking water before, during and after exercise can also help reduce muscle cramping and premature fatigue.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, adequate fluid replacement helps to maintain hydration therefore optimizing and enhancing performance of those participating in regular exercise. They suggest flavored waters to promote hydration and to increase palatability. Products such as Gatorade’s Propel Fitness Water are, therefore, terrific substitutes for plain water to increase fluid intake and meet the optimum consumption of water per day, thus enhancing performance and lessening the possibility of dehydration.

5. Get Energized And Be Alert

On average, most adults lose about 10 cups of fluid a day through sweating, exhaling, urinating, and bowel movements. Even minor dehydration can cause impaired concentration, headaches, irritability and fatigue.

Water is also essential for proper circulation in the body. The levels of oxygen in the bloodstream are greater when the body is well hydrated. The more oxygen the body has readily available the more fat it will burn for energy without the presence of oxygen the body cannot utilize stored fat for energy efficiently. Not only will the body burn more fat when well hydrated but because there are increased oxygen levels you will also have more energy.

Drinking more water everyday will help your think more clearly. Research has repeatedly shown that staying hydrated is necessary for the human brain, which is 85 percent water, to function at optimal levels. That is why many school systems throughout the country now encourage students to keep a bottle of water at their desks and to drink it throughout the day.
6. Stay Regular

Water helps prevent constipation by adding fluid to the colon and bulk to stools. Something as simple as fluid plays a major role in preventing constipation. Not only does the liquid encourage bowel movement, but it also softens the stools.

Water is essential for proper digestion, nutrient absorption and chemical reactions. The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream. But no less important is the ability of water to transport waste material out of our bodies.

7. Reduce Your Risk Of Disease And Infection

Consistent failure to drink enough water can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration. This condition where the body's cell are never quite hydrated enough leave them in a weakened state, vulnerable to attack from disease. It weakens the body's overall immune system and leads to chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances that can cause a host of diseases.

When you don’t have enough water in your body, your cells start to draw water from the bloodstream. Your heart has to work harder because your blood gets sludgy, and your body starts to redirect blood away from less vital areas. Dehydration can set in even before you start to feel thirsty. This is a great strain on the body because it impairs the kidneys in their vital function of purifying the blood and helping the body get rid of toxins.

Also Michaud and coworkers found that the incidence of cancer in the urinary bladder was reduced significantly by a high fluid intake in a ten-year study involving nearly 48,000 men. The top 20% of subjects who participated in the study drank 2500 ml per day or more, while the bottom 20% drank 1200 ml or less. The authors concluded that within this range, the risk of bladder cancer decreased by 7% for every 240 ml of fluid added.

8. Regulate Your Body Temperature

Water regulates the body's cooling system. Sports drinks are useful when consumed after or during vigorous and prolonged exercise in high heat. But most experts agree that water works better than carbohydrates or sugared beverages for moderate exercise. For instance, if you drink 12 ounces of plain water, your body will absorb 8 ounces of it within 15 minutes. If you drink 12 ounces of a 10% sugar solution, less than 1 ounce will be absorbed in the same period. The typical soft drink is a 10 to 12% sugar solution.

Water is the nutrient your body needs the most. Between 55 and 75 percent of adult body weight is water, and it is critical in regulating all body organs and temperature.

9. Burn More Fat And Build More Muscle
It has been shown that dehydration decreases protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is what builds muscle. It is an energy costly process. When you suppress protein synthesis, fewer calories end up building proteins and more calories end up in your fat stores. It's elementary: calories have two possible fates - they either get burned, or they get stored. When more of the calories you eat get burned, less will get stored.

Increased water consumption can help you control weight by preventing you from confusing hunger with thirst. Water will also keep your body systems, including metabolism and digestion, working properly and give you the energy (and hydration) necessary for exercise.

10. Get Well
The traditional prescription to ‛drink plenty of fluids‛ when you're sick still holds strong. Water can help control a fever, replace lost fluids, and thin out mucus. Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

Water is the substance of life. Life can not exist without water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated. Water can be a miracle cure for many common ailments such as headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and much more.

Be sure to drink even more fluid whenever you increase your physical activity, when eating a high fiber diet, during hot weather, at high altitudes, in low humidity locations, and when you're sick, especially if you have a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. The best way to figure out if you’re drinking enough water is to look at your urine. It should be a very light shade of yellow. Drink up if it’s darker. Let your thirst guide you, also. You might not need eight glasses to feel hydrated on a mild day. You could crave nine or 10 if it’s hot or you’re exercising. Bottom line? Your body is 90 percent water and needs it for digestion, healthy skin, blood circulation, temperature control and lots of other reasons.

It is important to know that the body can only absorb 4 ounces of water every 10 minutes, so like many things in life, it is important to be proactive with drinking water. Aim to drink one glass of pure water every hour you are awake. And make the process enjoyable. Many people complain that they don't like the taste of water, or that it is boring to drink! Try these tips for making drinking water an enjoyable process:
- Add fresh mint leaves, slices of strawberry, apple, lemon, or lime to a pitcher of water. Serve chilled. Keep a pitcher of "fruit water" in the refrigerator so you always have great-tasting water available.

- Try Glaceu Fruit Water, which is distilled water with added fruit essence, without added sugar or artificial sweeteners. It is available at most health food stores. It comes in a variety of fabulous flavors including, watermelon, honeydew melon, raspberry/lime, and strawberry/banana.

- Drink herbal teas. Herbal teas have a variety of healing properties and come in a multitude of flavors. Try green tea, yerba matte, chai, chamomile, mint, raspberry leaf, and cinnamon/apple. In the summer time you can serve them over ice. In winter, drink them hot. Yogi Tea is one of my favorite brands.

- Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to water. Warm water with the juice of 1 lemon taken in the morning on an empty stomach is a great liver detoxifier, and has been shown to aid in weight loss.

By the way the eHow wiki has an interesting entry on how to drink more water everyday. They offer 7 steps for increasing your water intake, along with several useful tips.

Drink your water! Stay well hydrated! Stay healthy!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

In Depeche Mode Mood's

As much hard it is to wipe her away with the cotton swabs of time ( yeah quite clinically poetic)
As much as i try to refrain from ringing her up way past midnight
I cant help myself wondering what went inside her as we we agreed to our resolutions .......






Come with me
Into the trees
Well lay on the grass
And let the hours pass

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Lets get away
Just for one day

Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone

Metropolis
Has nothing on this
Youre breathing in fumes
I taste when we kiss

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Where everythings ours
For a few hours

Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone

Let me hear you
Make decisions
Without your television
Let me hear you speaking
Just for me

Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone

Let me hear you speaking
Just for me

Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone let me hear you crying
Just for me

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Resolutions....

Do they really work ?

I dont know...or to be even more honest ...i dont think so ...i think they are jus a momentary 'feel good factor' inducing substance that most of us adults do to get away from our guilt pangs....

I guess at the end of the day its all in the action ....

Salvation is in the action .....

and the action points i need to act upon in the next week..... :-)

Start the after office jogging sessions with ajib
Start leaving office on time
Start getting the regular errands done on time
Get the driving license shit sorted out .....
get back on the reading circuit
eat on time
finish the article
start planning on the trip

ok this list is gonna grow ......

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Requiem ? Not yet ....

One look at the frequency and the nature of my recent postings could give a clear indication of where the blog features on my priorities and how much i have stacked up in terms of work since i got to dubai.

I have sort of given up a lot on the 'purposeless' jollyroving nature of my self...
dunno when was the last time i roamed aroun with no particular reason, it could be possible due to the unbearable heat around...also because im quite in an unfamiliar place..but a throwback could actually make me think that this could very well be the reason why i should.......

I have got into a loop of acquiring and amasssing without really spending, this not only applies to just money,books,readbles,movies,clothes,people .....

However i try to find a logic behind this 'sickness' cant really figure out this syndrome...any help here from anyone this would be really appreciated :-)

ok now to lend an element of dailyishness to this rant....

went for the friday prayers with jamalkka...as usual the friday prayers were offered in the blazing sun...helps to get a check on the realism factor...being so far removed from the 'ordinary folks' everyday, huddled in one of these airconditioned beehives you tend to zoom into your own small pixelated existence.

Dubai and its lifestyle is sort of designed to aerodynamically to make an individual designed as a worker bee.i mean the whole socio-cultural-economic shape that the city is taking infront of my very eyes..leads me to believe so .....

ok now again goin on the same tangential route of analysis....

lemme get back to the daily journal

ok so after the blazing sun , weekly customary greasy yet yummy mutton biriyani form the K'gode dudes.....

came back home to chillout for a while checking out a mallu movie......
its been ages since i have seen one....very dissapoint...switched to the rnr playlist....

caught up with nitin.....went to citycenter to ..yeah jus roam aroun like the regular dubai NRI...decided tht this is pointless...went to jumeirah.....weather sucks man...too hot and sultry.....came back to sharjah...had lebanese for a change....pistachio almond..new flav from baskin...pathetic ! felt like industrial waste....

came back..too tired...dozed offf zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

wokeup....thank god..early enough to get a shave :-)

reached the stop..reached office...gave back all the calls...checked email...tonnes or rather megatonnes of stuff to read .....

A day in the life of.....

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Driftwood ...boy im goin maddd over em .....

Workin on a weekend and after 3 presentations what do you do to unwind ? eh ?

Another one ...Sing !!!!!!!!!!

In the sun ....

yeah been really feelin a bit low and was lookin for the broody same song on mine by joseph arthur ....and then what wiki had to say about him ...and then to you tube
and thats when i came across this one from travis...
check it out ..you gonna love it

Monday, June 19, 2006

Brawny Academy ?

We think we’re insulted by the following, but their execution is so well done, we’re gonna cut them a little slack. Brawny paper towels has launched the Brawny Academy to teach clueless males how to be better boyfriends and spouses. Eight guys from across the country will appear in an ongoing series of Webisodes (BrawnyAcademy.com) learning “tools and techniques they can use to be more helpful around the house. The intensive nuts-and-bolts training covers key chores, giving the guys a clue about cooking, cleaning, caring for children, and fixing things,” Brawny said in a release. We have to grudgingly admit that the introductory episode is pretty funny, where the guys are on a bus to the “academy,” wondering aloud why they’re even there. The Bounty brand name is prominent throughout in the piece created and produced by Fallon Worldwide, so we’ll be sure to bookmark this site for future visits. We think a similar venture that featured apparently clueless women would be met with howls of protest, but we have to admit they had us at “Hello.”

IF IT ITCHES, SCRATCH IT

Knowing that men with a yard enjoy spending time in it during the warmer weather, a company called American Biophysics is pushing its “award winning” (their words, not ours) Mosquito Magnet in the run-up to Father’s Day. “Mosquito Magnet is the only long-term solution that is scientifically proven to effectively reduce mosquitoes … from your yard,” they said in a release. And while we don’t fully understand how the contraption works, they offered this: “Mosquito Magnet traps operate 24/7 by releasing a continuous stream of carbon dioxide and scientifically proven attractant to draw mosquitoes to the trap. Using a patented Counterflow Technology (So, that would be like a vacuum-cleaner, right?), mosquitoes and other biting insects are vacuumed into a net (Aha!) where they dehydrate and die.” Better details are at MosquitoMagnet.com, but we especially like the truth-telling caveat they added at the end: “Product Disclaimer: No mosquito control product can completely eliminate mosquitoes. The quantity of mosquitoes caught varies greatly, depending on your region's infestation level and how the Mosquito Magnet is placed on your property. In tests in the Florida Everglades 1,500 were captured in one night (Well, we would HOPE so!). In more urban areas, catch results may be much less. A good yardstick is "Am I being bitten?" OK, noted.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Its been a while....

yeah back to lyri-blogging
pissed out of my skin
issues still are hanging in the air
haunting the very air i breath
bring their scary claws into me
tearing every last bit of love i ever felt
reminders of yesterdays are their to burn what remains of today

saw her blog to realise that it was all a game
to make one feel in'love' and get the cheap thrill
jus like a pony ride in the park
stark reality shines
straight into your eyes
and you cant deny
that you been taken for a ride.







It's been a while
Since I could hold my head up high
and it's been a while
Since I first saw you
It's been a while
since i could stand on my own two feet again
and it's been a while
since i could call you
But everything I can't remember as fucked up as it may seem
the consequences that I've rendered
I've stretched myself beyond my means

It's been a while
since i could say that i wasn't addicted and
It's been a while
Since I could say I love myself as well and
It's been a while
Since I've gone and fucked things up just like i always do
It's been a while
But all that shit seems to disappear when i'm with you
But everything I can't remember as fucked up as it may seem
the consequences that I've rendered
I've gone and fucked things up again

Why must i feel this way?
just make this go away
just one more peaceful day

Its been awhile
Since I could lok at myself straight
and it's been awhile
since i said i'm sorry
It's been awhile
Since I've seen the way the candles light your face
It's been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste
But everything I can't remember as fucked up as it may seem
I know it's me i cannot blame this on my father
he did the best he could for me

It's been a while
Since I could hold my head up high
and it's been a while since i said i'm sorry

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wonderful Life !

Here I go out to sea again
The sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air

Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
You know it feels unfair
There's magic everywhere

Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to hide and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

Sun in your eyes
The heat is in your hair
They seem to hate you
Because you're there

And I need a friend
Oh, I need a friend
To make me happy
Not stand here on my own

Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

I need a friend
Oh, I need friend
To make me happy
Not so alone
Look at me here
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Soccernomics

ABN AMRO bank have done some popular financial analysis to propose the impact a nation receives if they win or lose the World Cup.

PSFK: Soccernomics: "ABN AMRO bank have done some popular financial analysis to propose the impact a nation receives if they win or lose the World Cup."

Friday, April 14, 2006

Arre yaar tu itna kyon sadela baitha hai ? (Dude ...Get a life !)

Hmmm now thats the most oft repeated statement that im hearing these days after the compulsory four letters and "chill maar" ones.....
seems like im destined with a peepetually pissed off thopda (face)....
hmmm so is it me ....the environment....himesh reshamiyya.....or all of the above ?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Daadi Cool ?

And now even Nytimes thinks that beards are the next "IN" thing ....
Pity ppl like me are left scratching their er.... chins
Paul Bunyan, Modern-Day Sex Symbol - New York Times

Monday, March 06, 2006

Capote-ed !

went for a late night screening of 'capote' the philip seymour hoffman starrer and yeah the academy award nominated blah ..blah ...
though the setting of the story was quite interetsingly the 50's
the movie turned out to be quite a drag ..
with all due regards to hoffman ..

The Barcamp .....

hmm sadly realising how much i been missing
was in the process of shifting and cudnt really log in as much as i wanted to ..
net result being that missed a great event ... as well as couple of important mails

but am quite pleasntly surprised to see that the Internet Industry is pickin up steadily and something like a 'valley' culture is shapin up ....
considerin the fact that the only even i been to was the paidcontent mixer held by rafat, maybe im becoming a lil too optimistic but then check out this

quite impressive ...!!!

Making the right cut ?

Hmm after while ...
felt like blogging and found somthin interesting .........
a prominently promoted blog for a celebrity tailor ...
and i picked it up from PSFK .....

Friday, January 06, 2006

Its been a while...

Yeah thats the obvious way you gonna start off :)
so after a tempestous period of non blogging , where a lot of 'bloggable' things have been happenin ....., im back to the eanting board ....
right now on a juncture ( or rather in my dilli lingo , T Point or a laal Batti)
but i guess i will try harder this time to blog more ...
lot lot more
soundin deliriously psychedelic ? heheheeh ?