Thursday, January 19, 2006

Women Heads of States

The above is a link which lists the Worlds Women who head their state. Well, There are quite a few things which struck me, when i went thro' this. Firstly, it was by accident i clicked on this link and just went thro' it.

Why should there be such a special feature about women heading their state? what is new to it? My only cause of astonishment was that there are only 10 of them, in probably 200+ countries in the world. Probably such low a number could just be the reason for a special feature on them.

India has had quite a few women holding top posts in the states and Mrs Gandhi has been the Prime Minister. We are yet to have a Woman President. That would also soon happen, I guess. Najma Heptullah has been eyeing the post since ages now. The chances are now bleak for her, but there should be somebody else in the near future.

What is the intention of this post on the blog? Well felt like making noise about the particular link i saw. Otherwise, When women are doing almost every other thing in the world a man does, why should a woman get special attention for doing it?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Murphy plays Havoc?

All was set for me to come to Insti last evening for i had to attend a class this morning at 8 am. My plans were to leave at 6 pm and then drop into a friend's place and/or a concert and reach insti so that i dont have to worry about reach the class on time.

Last evening at around 4 pm, this started to look a bit different. The key bunch to my dad's scooter were found missing. I was to do some shopping and with the keys missing, i had to start searching for them. While searching for the keys is when i discovered that yet another key bunch was also lost. This one meant more to me. It had the one (and only?) key to my room and a copy of the key to the lab and one home key. This made it necessary for a more rigourous and through search.

After about half an hour of turmoil, one found the bike keys. And went to get the shopping done while others at home were still on the mission to find the other lost key bunch. When i return, there was more of worries. Electricity was shutdown for some maintainence work and one could hardly see a thing inside the house. This is when one had rather disastrous ideas. I actually messaged a few others in the hostel to make sure my room was locked and that i had locked and brought the keys home with me. There was game of, i dont know what to call it, happening in the verandah. There were 3 people who used Badminton rackets and tennis balls and cricket gloves to play some sort of a mix of tennis and badminton with a stump in the middle. And later, I rediscovered that i knew the game of Chi-ku-ba.

Power was restored at around 6:30 pm and the search was on again to find the missing key bunch. Then light struck. The key was found at arond 7 o clock. Which meant he concert plan was not going to materialise. Then came two long phone calls, of which one was a friend i wanted to drop into. And hence i left home at something close to 8 pm and came back to Insti. Then dropped in a friend, by surprise, and I was with him till 10. Came to Department to find that Network was down. Went back to hostel and cleared mails and all that slept at sometime close to 1 am with an alarm set for 6:45 am

Who knows if the alarm rang, i got up at 7:20 am. Then had to rush thro' the morning chores and skip b'fast to run to class only to find it cancelled.

After all, one feels, Murphy by putting things haywire, was trying to tell something, which I fail to understand yet.

Friday, January 13, 2006

two more movies

i watched 'kasthoori maan' and 'arindhum ariyamalum', this week. One on comp and the other at OAT. The obsession to watching movies on comp or on TV makes one quite desparate to fast forward / skip / change channel when a song comes. This is true of most songs, but for really impressive ones, which are not all that (m)any now a days.

The movies were both on rather different themes. The first one, was quite a heroine based subject. The Lady of the movie, was the strong charecter and the story quite lying on her acting. The hero himself, was a side role in my opinion. Still, not something the cinema has not seen. The same old 'aracha maavu' of love affair and the some old relative trying to overpower the women and harassments and use of explicits and all that.

The second one, was rather more different. It does not talk of love, beyond the masala level. The expressions of fatherly love and his mental communications to his son were more prominent. In fact, it ends rather untraditionally, nothing is said about the love our hero falls into, in fact the last we hear about the love affair is the girl's father telling the boy to not disturb them at all.

A nice effort.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I am Eric

You're Eric!
You're Eric!

ya ya, i am Eric. It all true off me, just that i dont think my dad is a jerk. He is such a sweet man. ok ok, enough of it now.

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