Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Cruel Dilemma

The "India Poised" Campaign i wrote about some days back reflected the rising India. The India of the Future. I was at home last week and a news paper phot0 like this strongly reminded me that we still got to tackle a lot of evils before we get to the Golden Age.

A mother struggling between her want to provide Maternal Love and her need to fill and her's and her child's stomach. The poor Indian. A stark contrast to the Mittals, Tata's, Ambani's, The Infys, Wipro's & Satyam's of the Neo India.
The title says "മണ്ണിന്താരാട്" meaning - "The Earthen Lullaby"

Sunday, January 21, 2007

iJigg :D

I always have had problems with posting the songs that i have tried to sing. I always longed for a solution as simple as youTube for video. Finally i found one on an RIAPedia blog post. Its called iJigg.com. Thanks to iJigg, i can continue my musical escapades. I just uploaded some of the songs that i gauge are the best. I would like to jigg on iJigg :)

Tears in Heaven by Eric Claption

Imagine by John Lennon

When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating

If you like what you hear... Jigg Me!, by clicking the Jigged button the player :D

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Who colors there house like this?

I was walking down Madiwala road yester and I saw a new house painted like this. I wonder what was going thru his mind while choosing the colors... or was it the only ones left in the shop... Anyway, here it is.

What the Heck !!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Matrix Ping Pong

I had seen this a long time back... Glad to see this on youtube...
Amazing. All done by hands, no effects. I'm sure you'll love it

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Wonder.. !

I Wonder...! If this cartoon in today's TOI is like a prophecy...
[or prophesy - I'm never really sure when to use what :) ]

Baba Dubya

Monday, January 15, 2007

FLEX Card Layout

I did an implementation of the Card Layout, somewhat like i always wanted it to look, right from the Java AWT days. It looks like a stack of cards and can animate between views. This is just the first draft. I want to finally write it as a reusable FLEX Container.

Check it out here...

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Loneliness is actually a way of loaning time for yourself.
A chance to go in retrospect and introspect about the person that is you. Your priorities, your passions, your possesions & your life itself...

Just a thought that came to me as i was wandering alone today :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

तन्हा सफ़र, the Walk of Life continues

तन्हा दिल, तन्हा सफ़र,
ढूँडे तुझे, फ़ीर क्यू नज़र...

(Lonely Heart, Lonely Road,
But why does my heart still search for you)

The above words from a hit Indian pop song by Shaan kinda defines my state now. With the whole crowd around me, i still feel lonely, alone (but not sad mind you). People have become busy and distracted and so has me. So slim chance I'll find one.

For now new horizons beckon and I've to explore them alone. Here I come road! (Hope to find someone enroute). Walk of Life continues...

self.life = rand()

I just finished my lunch at the office cafeteria. I was on the way back to my cube when i glanced (just to confirm.. not a voyeuric gesture) at a colleage's cube only to see his Laptop locked but a text hovering as a screensaver.


The "Walk of Life" is always uncertain. You may chalk your path, but detours are always a FOL (Fact Of Life). How much ever you might plan to make your life toe a line, it always has a certain degree of uncertanity. And I personally believe this is what makes life exciting. This incident was one "geeky" reminder of that fact.

Addendum: My camera phone does not have an image stabilizer (a mere K750i), so the picture quality may not be great :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

India Poised

Yes.. It is our time now. India had long risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the "British Empire", only to be bound by the shackles of poverty, religious rage and corruption. But our time of recokning is at hand. We are rising in the minds of the international community, from a under-developed nation of babas, elephants & snake charmers to a developing nation, trying to break free, to one of the world leaders in economic development.

The west is looking at us in awe about the leaps and bounds that we have taken in the last 2 decades. First with the financial & industrial sectors, to Information Technology & Enabled Services domain, to telecom. India is defenitely poised to fly high...

INDIA POISED is a campaign launched by TOI (Times Of India) to celebrate India's christening of 2007 as the 'Year of India'. Sweeping aside the euphoria and headiness surrounding Brand India, it takes a look at what we have done right & wrong and how we should move forward. Do log onto http://www.indiapoised.com and sign in to receive your very own India Poised Badge. Here's mine (sadly their picture upload didnt work properly and i had to settle for this)

Here's TOI's inspirational video with Mr.Big B as the face of the New India.