Wednesday, March 22, 2006

World Water Day

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Today March 22nd is celebrated as World Water Day.


Let us all celebrate World Water Day by saving water and judiciously using it. Let us not waste water.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The new looks

Yahoo Inc. is testing a new homepage template. it looks far more nice and organised and is all the more useful. hope these people will use this template for all their homepages sooner than later.


Saturday, March 11, 2006


"aiya allarukkum vanakkamunga, putcha indha blog pagekku colour poosi, varnish allam adchi, thodchi vechukeeren, paathuttu yepdi keedhunnu sollunga pa mavarasanungala. idhu fulla seiya solla rendu hour ayidchu ba"

This expression in madras tamil roughly translates to the following in english:

"Hello to one and all. I have changed the colours and looks of the blog page. Please comment. It took me full two hours to do it."

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Five things I can't live without

1. Carnatic Music
2. Internet
3. Food
4. Caffiene
5. Sleep

Five movies I'd see as many times

1. Mudhal Mariyadhai.
2. Aaha.
3. Aithe.
4. Vanjikottai Valiban.
5. Gol Maal.

Five places I've loved

1. Triplicane.
2. Kumbakonam.
3. Kalikambal Temple, George Town.
4. Raga Sudha Hall, Mylapore.
5. Theertha Malai. A beautiful hill in the western ghats with a few natural fresh water springs somewhere near Tamilnadu-Karnataka border

Five places I'd love to visit

1. Himalayas.
2. Monaco, on a race weekend.
3. Maansarovar Lake.
4. Konkan Railway.
5. Any village in thanjavur district (and buy a farmland there).

Five websites I visit day in and day out.


Five things I love doing during work time.

1. do work.
2. Listen to Carnatic Music.
3. Read F1 news.
4. Blog music on monday mornings, about the concerts i attended during the weekend.
5. Chat on yahoo/google.

Five books I've loved.

1. Ponniyin Selvan.
2. Gods, Demons and Others.
3. My Days.
4. Alai Osai.
5. Swami and Friends.

Five film songs I'd listen to anyday.

1. Nenjil kudiirukkum (Irumbu Thirai)
2. Idhu oru pon malai pozhudhu (Nizhalgal)
3. dil cheez kya hai (Umrao Jaan)
4. Mandram Vandha Thendralluku (Mouna Raagam)
5. Yen Iniya Pon Nilave (Moodu Pani)

Five People i respect a lot


Aung San Suu Kyi




Five Fictious Charecters I like






PS: I am writing this post, coz i m sitting here with nothing else to do, watching a comp screen while an experiment is going on.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A la Carte

One fine evening some time last week, on my way back from my usual evening walk, i decided to not try my luck at Mess for grub and decided to eat at Sangeetha. On my way back, 4th wing gumbal said, there was a frog found in the shit rice they served at godav.

Since quite a long time now, i have been hoping that mess food would atleast be close to something eatable atleast today. Hope Floats. The plot of quality of food against the time of the days is an exponential decay function. Breakfast is by far the best they make, atleast on the days i eat breakfast. This has become fairly regular of late, coz i m auditing a course in A Slot and hence grub in mess before i go to class. Though lesser, the lunch is atleast something u can close ur eyes and nose and just swallow down the throat. Here, I must borrow the following expression used in a recent tamil movie to give a better description.

"yellow water in the name of dal, dal water in the name of sambar, cow's urine in the name of rasam, paper in the name of papad..." and the list goes on.


Dinner is the least palatable. See the above plot to get a complete picture. The circadian rhythms are completely followed in the behaviour, within allowed error limits. I have never been able to eat fully the infinitisimally small amount of food i serve on my plate for dinner. Almost every other day, i help myself to some restaurant in the city or somebody invites me to a free dinner somewhere. And now, the feather in the crown is this Frog Biriyani.

Oh did i forget, the Mess Authorities have tried a new receipe for the non-vegetarians who would suffer the absence of chicken in the fear of 'Avian Influenza'. So what else would they try and innovate in making new dishes. Let me speculate.

Now that there are even reports of mammals being affected, Reptiles would have to be used for substituting the Aves. Cockroach will be one of the important things used in the cuisine. The legs and Antennae for garnishing and decorating. Frogs and Toads will go as substituent for Chicken. One could use Lizard for the occasional delicacy. Of course, Pythons are always there for the main course, with apples stuffed in their mouth. It could of course be a sinful combo of any of the above mentioned stuff and yeah, if u suddenly notice your wing cat or pup missing, dont ever worry, its gonna be happily sleeping in the oven to get to your dinner plate. Not to forget the special, Bugs special receipe, Witch Sandwitch.

I am not going to describe more and cause nausea to many a reader, so me stops here. The post however, could have a second part...

Obligatory Piece of Information (not worth even the two paise): this post and the one before on Treat, are non-identical twins. This one was conceived first and hence, abiding laws of nature was born later than its twin.

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