Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Moment of Shame

HL Mencken once appropraitely defined puritanism as 'the haunting fear that someone,somewhere might be happy'. So when a group of young people were having fun on a saturday night, in a private pub causing discomfort to none at all, the purists from Shri Ram Sena couldn't stand it. A group of youngsters , in a familiar place, were happy afterall. They invaded the pub and the next thing you know, young girls getting pulled by the hair, thrown down to the floor and getting physically abused. The 'purists' pulled the girls' tops and skirts and molested them. The custodians of Indian culture were only doing their duty.

The footage of the incident shocked me. It is impossible to exaggerate the shockingly shameless manner the bastards carried out the whole thing. It is appalling someone can stoop to such low standards as to actually shove down a young girl to the ground , really hard . In the name of God and culture !!! If this is what they call religion and culture , I'd rather remain a culture-less atheist all my life.

Someone at the top needs to act. And act fast ! The perpetrators of such shameful acts need to learn they can't get away just like that. Lock the bloody cowards up, and teach them to respect the fellow human being. More importantly the women. Someone who can involve himself is such an abuse deserves to castrate himself ! Make them realise attacking innocent women is not what their moms breast fed them for. That attacking women is not a part of 'Hindu culture' and that they are no one to moral police and protect Indian culture !

Seems like everywhere i see these days, i encounter a strange sense of righteousness among people .Those who have law in their hands and those who take law into their own hands. You can't smoke in a pub ,you can't have dance clubs and now you cannot party in a pub on a saturday evening. Looks like these people know best. They decide for us, what is good for us and for our 'culture'. Now i am not arguing for unbridled alcoholic consumption, smoking or pubbing but to infringe upon one's rights to an extent that we are doing now in our country, for me is unacceptable!! For once i am ashamed of being an 'Indian' !

Surprise Surprise !!!

Just received an offer from a local Radio FM channel in Hyderabad to send in a script for a hour long not-so-prime-time English programme . The people at the FM company supposedly 'liked' the content on Know More Nonsense and think i can do a script for them along with an English play list i deemed appropriate . "We can actually take it on from there" it seems .

It feels great to get recognized but i am not so sure i can do justice to what is being demanded. I stay in Bangalore and hence the logistics get a little complex but i am planning to send in a draft sometime soon, just for the heck of it .

Have been totally disconnected the last couple of weeks and hence the update to let friends , foes and especially my manager know i actually am not sitting idle all day!

One more surprise has been the 99+ percentile in CAT this time. Though am not so keen on a Masters degree this year, am thankful to those who reminded me the day before to take the test. Thank You !!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just to let you know Chandni Chowk to China sucked. All the way! Had been to the premier show a couple of days back and the best thing about it all was the Dev D poster in the waiting lobby.

Currently consuming : The title track of Delhi 6. Totally loving the female's voice !!! Very nice album must say !!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dev D !!!

This is as commercial as Anurag Kashyap can get. With a concept of contemporary Devdas , Dev D sure sounds interesting. Amit Trivedi , the music director of Aamir who gave us the lovely track "Ek Lau " scored the music for the film .

I am very impressed with the music. The album on the whole totally rocks. I recommend it to all the readers. One hell of a ride it is !!!

You can download the album from here.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Geek Arrives !!!

All my regular readers would know i am a total gizmo illiterate. Given a choice between embarrassing myself by spilling coffee all over my pants in a coffee bar and operating one of the costly
phones , i would always choose the former. Having said that, I don't have to choose, because i always spill coffee over myself. All i need is some coffee!!!

There are rumours going around in office saying i can't even check email on my iphone. For the record that's not true. I can but just that i still haven't. Really!! Promise !!!

But things are about to change. This new year i've decided i am going to turn a gizmo geek. The kind who reviews gadgets and gizmos for the young, cool, urban wannabies.

So in our first edition of tech reviews , let's review the cool and not-so-cool cell phones.

First things first. IPhone , the coolest phone around. Even if my manager who owns the developer piece of HTC Dream G1 running on Android (that sounded really techie right? guhahaha !!!) thinks it beats the iPhone by a mile. Not only that he thinks IPhone is for rich losers who are gizmo-illiterates.

Wait! He actually called me a gizmo-illiterate? Yes, he did. Dammit!!! I've seen the HTC dream and here's it's review !

Yes, like you can see it's a pre World War I gadget under the veil of the "next big thing" . It's actually only an IPhone wannabe! The finish of the phone is so bad my father's age old Casio personal organiser looks much much more sleek and stylish. The way the keyboard pops out is such a dampener !!! And you've to pay 25k for it ! All in all it'll totally totally drive the chicks away! It's just not your phone, it's your worst foe !! Stands first in what i call the Electronic Birth Control Series (EBC 1.1). Launch the HTC G1 in India first i say ! We'll take any form of birth control. Condoms don't work here , i am sure HTC Dream will, but at 25k bucks!!!

Damn the review on other phones !! Got my revenge !! Ufff!!! This is so so liberating !!

P.S: Blogged from my iPhone