Monday, November 27, 2006

Double Celebration

Today marks a Double Celebration.

I turned a quarter century today.

and my blog has a 100 posts.

predominantly spent the day, replying to all the birthday messages. Had Breakfast at Triplicane Sangeetha's, Lunch at Gurunath and Dinner at Adyar Sangeetha's. Also, attended a lecture on Muthuswami Dikshitar Kritis on Thiruvarur in the evening. Watched a movie on comp for the night. And quiet surprisingly, nobody in my wing ever noticed my presence in the wing (not that i was there always, but still, even for the small amount of time, i was in the wing, it went un noticed)

அம்மா நான் quarter அடிச்சிட்டேன் :P

Monday, November 20, 2006

Be Indian

A couple of days ago, while travelling on road by my 2-wheeler. I happened to reach a signal. To the utter surprise of even the police constable in duty, everybody stopped just before the stop line as the Red Light came. As if that wasnt surprising enough, a couple of men of foreign origin, (prolly europeans) had ignored the red signal and went ahead cycling across to the other side of the road. Thankfully, there werent any vehicle crossing the signal from the side which had the Green Signal, and hence these two guys escaped unhurt and they also escaped the police personnel who were on duty.

Well, I see it as a proof for the fact that people tend to change according to where they are. When you are in Rome, be like a Roman.

By corollary, when you are in India, be Indian.

Friday, November 17, 2006


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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nerd Test

I am nerdier than 76% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Thanks to Arunn and Lakshmi, i took the nerd test. and this is what it said about me. quite a high score compared to what i was expecting...

Overall, you scored as follows:

24% scored higher (more nerdy), and
76% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach this level.

Friday, November 03, 2006

home without gadgets.

After yesterday's TV bashing post on my blog, today i read this article on some household which lives without a fridge.

nice to know that ppl actuaally wanna live without these gadgets. it shouldnt be impossible. just that nobody wants to be this way.

i know households which dont have TV. We ourselves dont have a washing machine at home.

today's world has more and more gadgets and less and less of physical work.

aah, another of those pointless posts which start somewhere and end else were tangentially.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

to TV or not to TV?

"This is her second husband and he is now seeing her first husband's third wife and hence wants to ditch her." My mom was telling me the story of some popular daily soap on TV. My dad was involved in explaining the crux of yet another one, whose story line was not much different.

Every other day, in each of these soaps, one finds a court and a group of gangsters and some family being attacked, over and over again some kind of violence and absolute murder of indian family values and ethics. And this is being portrayed in all of these productions across all channels through out the evening. Language no bar, Channel no bar, Time no bar, soaps 'bar bar'.

To add to it, these things get repeated once or twice so that viewers all around the world can watch them without any problems of inconvinient timings. And all these things have very high TRP ratings.

While my parents say that they watch all this just for the sake of entertainment and some relaxation from strenous work load at office. I dont know if such things can actually relive of tensions.

I have only known people who died of cardiac arrest, when some nail biting suspense was happening on some such TV soap.

All i could think of after seeing these serials is, what kind of attitudes will develop in the minds of kids and housewives who would watch these all day? I wouldn't be surprised if actually some ladies and kids think of such things happening in their area and actually take some genuine people for granted and feel something wrong about them.

well, verdict, i dont know. The idiot box does have some advantages, we can wish it off totally. However such things are very disturbing

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