Thursday, November 16, 2006


Who would ever think that I could even get a prize in a quiz competition !! Well .. surprise ... I got the first prize for the GLC international quiz contest on Monday. It was of course barely attended properly. So it wasnt a prize in the real sense. But hey .. a prize is a prize is a prize ;)

Gandhigiri ....

I was watching Lage Raho today for the second time. Even though I tend to feel that it wasnt as successful in making people laugh as the first installment, it surely made some effort (whatever minor) towards reminding us of our nation's Father. I concur that the movie might not be realistic in today's world, but it was successful in what it wanted to achieve : to make us spare a thought or two for our nation.

Given the direction at which our country's youngsters are heading to, it wouldnt be a surprise if they didnt know who Mahatma was, say 50 years down the line. No offense meant to our educational system. They might be doing their job well. But a lot of us are giving out the wrong signals to them. Even though this generation has achieved a lot and has the capacity to perform even better, it might also cause some disorder in the thought process of future generations. Or maybe its just me and my silly thoughts. But I would definitely love to see our generation rise high and proud and make great strides forward !

As an afterthought, I appreciated one aspect where the movie succeeded very well : presenting Gandhi's ideals through a simple term of Gandhigiri.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Belaaaaaated Diwali wishes !

Sorry for such a BIIIG delay ... but its better late than never. So here's wishing you all a belated Diwali. Hope you all had cracking fun !

We had a good time here too. The ISA had arranged for some cultural events. Skit, dances (lots of them) etc. The stage setup came out really good. We helped the stage team with some last minute (meagre) contributions.

The event was followed by a 15 minute fireworks display (vaaanavedikkai). It turned out pretty decent. Then we had a sumptuous dinner with Malai Kofta and Gulaab Jamum.

My next baby arrived too !

And in what style ! This one has a much different charisma than my other baby. Its my SE w810i !!

I got a Cingular connection out here (after some serious thoughts). The phone rocks better than a sailor on shore leave !! Plethora of features - half of which maybe I have not even explored !

I have umpteen good things to say about this phone. But the Cingular branding seems to have removed some features.

Sony truly has world class products (at a HUUGE cost agreed) ! No doubt about it ... (though in this case, its not a 'pure' Sony product)