The year that was…

The year that was…

Travel
1. Trip to Goa/Gokarna/KArwar
2. Trip to Mysore
3. Track to Kumarparvata
4. Trip to Humpi
5. Trip to Munnar and Allepy
6. A day at Wonder-la
7. Trips to back home

Movies
Watched tons of Movies in 2007.
Best movies : Chek De!, Manorama 6 feet under,
Worst Movies : Shoot them up

Books
Notable books/authors read: Anne Frank, Conan Doyle, Rowlings, Tolkiens, Feyman.

Career
Got the promotion, hike and bonus.

Shopping
The usual better Camera, higher end mobile, Clothes, shoes etc.

Goals Missed
1. Not yet brought a house
2. Not yet brought a vehicle

Vision for 2008
1. Buy a house
2. Move ahead in career more aggressively
3. Buy a vehicle
4. Visit Ladakh/Himalayas
5. Buy a gaming console
6. Restart running/exercising

Wishing you all a very happy new year….Have a wonderful life in year 2008.

Happy Birthday Perl

Perl is no more a teenager. Yuppieeeee !!
It turned 20 yesterday, and a new and improved version (5.10) is out to celebrate the occasion.
I hope I won’t have to wait forever to get Perl 6 and Parrot.

And yes, the other day Asok did manage to reincarnate successfully. Thanks to his study of shape shifting at IIT, he no more looks like a Snickers Bar. So, the whole episode of dying and reincarnating was much of an popularity stunt, pretty much on the lines of today’s Indie TV serials.

obituary

Asok died today during a test of moon shuttle prototype. He planned to reincarnate into his clone, but unfortunately Carol used the jar containing his DNA as a candy jar. And with Asok the Indian connection to the world’s best comic strip has been broken.

Now, will he somehow come back magically or whether there will be some new character created to take his place as intern is still unknown…

aur aage kya hoga dekhenge Hum Log 🙂

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Sunday TV Conspiracy

For the un-initiated, “Sunday TV Conspiracy” is a conspiracy theory floated not so long ago by yours truly, which says that on any given Sunday there would be hardly anything worth watching on the television. Yes, you read it right…there is a conspiracy going on with most the TV channels involved in it, which forces people to not-watch TV on Sunday, the day when most people have most free time at home.

The motive for the conspiracy is still unclear, but you notice even the spicy news channels would be like aalo-ka-sabzi (fried potato) without namak-mirch (salt and pepper) on Sunday. Some of them will be repeating the same news that you have already seen through the week. It seems like nothing much happens on Sundays, or all their over-excited news reporters (who would even report how many chapaties Mrs. Aishwarya Bachhan eat) takes a day off on Sunday. The cartoon channels tries to became the HBO on weekends and broadcast repeat telecast of the Harry Potter movies that you have seen 108 times already. The Movie channels having shown all the big movies on Friday and Saturday nights won’t have anything interesting to show on Sundays. The so called “entertainment channels” are not worth watching on weekdays, so forget about watching them on a Sunday.

Probably the only interesting stuff on Sunday on TV is F1s and other sporting events of the season like Wimbledon, Premiere League, or the finals of some Cricket series. I think that the sports channel have refused to be part of the Sunday TV Conspiracy.

But me being not very interested in sports and being fully aware of this conspiracy took a precautionary measure and asked my friend to book ticket for the movie ‘Aaja Nach Le‘, so that I won’t be at home on Sunday sitting in front of that Idiot Box and being one.

The movie is just another average movie. But the performances of Madhuri, Kunal and Konkona are good. The story is very predictable and the songs are average. Coming to the songs, although the songs are average and no one would be listening to them second time after the movie, but our dear political leaders in few northern states, instead of doing the public work like trying to get those roads/dams/water canal/telecom infrastructure/schools/hospitals made decided to make noise about a line in one of the songs of this movie. I heard the whole song in the theater but could not make out anything objectionable in it…until my friend pointed out the line, which in my opinion was in no way derogatory to anyone. Still these great Indian politicians are trying their luck hard to create a controversy out of nowhere and helping theaters get more crowd for the movie…good luck to them, atleast it’s good for the movie producers and the theaters.