Saturday, April 29, 2006

Nobody needs to save the earth.

Of all the slogans and outcry one has heard and seen,
'Save the earth' propoganda is the most
Or should i say, a huge sham!

This thought is hearsay and not my own.
But i really really wish it had been my own though.
for instance,

the o-zone layer issue,
the ice melting in the poles,
the back to the ice age scare,
Extreme climate/ weather change,
Nuclear war,
the list doesnt stop here...

These are right around the corner and will eventually
destroy the good earth. right?
Well, earth has survived all of the above for millions of years now.
ice ages have come and gone and earth has lived through all that,
quite effortlessly i should say.

So when they say 'earth' they actually mean 'human race' right?
Human race cannot take the uv rays.
human race will dwindle in ice age
human race needs the forests
Nuclear war will kill the humans and other beings.

Earth doesnt give a damn.
Nobody needs to do anything to protect the earth.
It will remain round and bald or round and completely white
for another few billion years until it gets engulfed into the Sun
during its red giant star stage or something.

So earth as the humans know it will not be there!
that is all.
when such is the case why use the word 'earth' at all?

Save the human race!
This might just create the impact that we want you know
actually on second thoughts whether it creates an impact or not
it will atleast be the brutal naked truth!

Source of inspiration:
If you want a good laugh check this link out.
It is outrageously hilarious.
10 ways to destroy the earth. enjoy!

Friday, April 28, 2006

From the onlookers...

There is a cosy family of three who live next door.
Their home is 2ft/0.5 ft big.
And we share the same window!

That's baby dov-dove and biiigga dov-dove for you
in the softest tone that your vocal cord can provide ( husky i say)
Just as my daughter calls them.

We, my daughter and me
have been observing them for quite sometime now,
from inbetween the glass panels.
Intrusion of privacy?? we just topped the Bush Govt!!,
anyway and found two things of note ...

The young ones are a riot.
In whichever world they are born.

Just when the mama tries to relax a wee bit the young one is all alert.
It tries to squeeze out from underneath her belly,
growing rebellious and almost succeeds in taking a peek at the outside world.
Until mama shoves it back, right where it belongs -
Under her wings!

Papa and mama doves take equal turns in sitting on the riotous young one.
Incredible to see that the animal-(bird) world is more equal and progressive than ours! ;)

My daughter seems to say yes to point two.
but not so much to point one!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Yesterday was the first day my daughter had her first kill... !!!

She was running around in the hall shouting what distinctly sounded
like a series of curses.
An empty water bottle in hand( her weapon)
A polka dotted head-band around her neck
A diaper around her waist.
And determination written all over her face.

She was going mad trying to kill a housefly with the bottle.
She was running, the housefly was flying.

In between her curses came poooocchhhiii-poooocchhhiii!!
(insect-insect in Tamil)

And Bang, it was over.
The poor pooccchhhiiii was dead.
And a smiling Tanya looked over
satisfied for having saved her mommy from the deadly poocchhii.

It will be a while before i start teaching her what killing is.
Until then ignorance is bliss.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Did you know?

Did you know that giraffs have the same
number of neck bones as humans!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

lights off!
blinds down!
it's movie time.

After a lot of soul searching i came to a conclusion.

'Lord of the Rings' triology has to be the best movie(s).
( i just cudn't pick one really, so i take it as the ONE)

'The league of extraordinary gentlemen' the worst.
(there was absolutely no difficulty here!)

As for LOTR those who've seen it and gotten into it will know
that there is not a single entity in the whole movie that wasn't a 100%.
( i hate the term more than 100%, it is ridiculous)
Anyway, the other day (watever day that was) i saw this pink-headed
interviewer ask Peter Jackson (actually he was not pink-headed, i'm just so mad at him!)

If you had the chance to just improve one scene
what would that be and how will you improve it?

Jackie looked ready to thrash him then and there.
(improve!! yo pink-head, that is why i'm here and you are there!)
i just wish he had said that but he just smiled and said..
(believe it or not i didn't pay attention to his reply!
i was still so mad at that P-H.)

Now coming to LOEG
oh my God! that's the worst movie ever made or what?

You know until i saw that movie i seriously thought that production and
casting is everything. 'Timeline' was a great book but the movie production was so bad
that it glowed
up-down-right-left-centre everywhere.
so a great story got royally screwed.

But LOEG changed all that,

You know what the tagline should've been : A Tragedy
(or a tragi-comedy he he ee i think that's even better)
a tragedy that'll make you laugh! ha ha haaaa

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery .... Allan Quatermain
Naseeruddin Shah .... Captain Nemo
Peta Wilson .... Mina Harker
Tony Curran .... Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man)
Stuart Townsend .... Dorian Gray
Shane West .... Tom Sawyer
Jason Flemyng .... Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
Richard Roxburgh .... M
Max Ryan .... Dante
Tom Goodman-Hill .... Sanderson Reed
David Hemmings .... Nigel
Terry O'Neill .... Ishmael
Rudolf Pellar .... Draper
Robert Willox .... Constable Dunning
Robert Orr .... Running Officer

With so many people everyone got lost i think.
The production cost must be pretty decent but...
just when you think it couldn't get any worse it does.

You should observe the dialogues and the dialogue delivery
Naseeruddin Shah states the obvious always,
Sean promptly follows suit.
It begins pretty ok, but don't be deceived,
you'll not be dissappointed. you'll have your laughs.
roaring, roaring laughter.......

ok that's enough bitching for the day i think.
anybody got any more bitching about any movie
you are welcome to leave them in the comment box.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I never see it coming.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Walk in the clouds...

Rising sun we have seen,
Shining moons too,
have you heard of lazy clouds
that dances in the blue screen?

Fancying the mountain tips,
like a blanket for stretching heights,
swirling and winding in rhythm,
clutching the rock with love,

hazing our vision of thought,
slowly entering our souls
rising us on air
and we walk in the clouds...


for the movie "A Walk in the clouds".
The backdrop was so ethereal that i just wished
i could be there,
waking up everyday with just clouds as my company,
roaming aimlessly among the vineyards,
crushing the grapes now and then
feeling it spread all over my mouth..

but i could do none of them...
instead i wrote this small poem way back
when it first came on TV...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Dinesh from upstairs...

Deceivingly obscure moment,
might suddenly gain importance
and turn so powerful
that it might end up changing
the whole course of one's life...

Dinesh from upstairs waiting in the hall
for my elder brother to join him for a game of cricket
asks me what i'm reading.
I say, 'zoology'.
He says 'lemme see the book'
i give it to him.
300 pages is it?
i say 'yeah' and botony is another 300.
(in a little prouder tone.)
He starts laughing
goes on and on and on...
finally i break it and ask him what was so funny?
and he says you know i've taken comp. science
and it has only 72 pages. 72 for the whole damn year.
you could finish it in an hour.
Instead you are in your 11th grade mugging up
nomenclatures! sad indeed.
i suddenly seem to realise that he is right.
At that precise moment by brother comes out and they both
leave for the game.

I could've been a doc.!!!, a reasearcher, a botonist
someone in bio-tech etc.....
But what did i do??
I went and changed my group the very next day.
And have loved every moment of my life from then on.

Gave up carrers after carrers when one of those
'Dinesh moments' appeared.
From teaching to journalism to advertising and publishing.
Simply because i was no longer afraid of change.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Selective amnesia...

I'll tell you what blogging has done to me.
My mind tends to shift back and forth from the past to the present,
the moment it is free from my everday chores.

And this weekend i gave it a rest by hunting for my old diaries.
The journals i had so religiously maintained.
There is some entry for almost everyday.
From 1996-2001.
Wow. It was a real treasure.
So many things have happened in my life!
It is hard to believe that for so young a person(he he heee)
these many things should've happened.
I wish i could share some of the funny stories.
Let me see.

Now coming to the title, i was just wondering
what is it about the past that is so charming?
Why do i always tend to marginalise the present
and sometimes even the future, when i think or talk about my past.
well, the answer was quite simple once i had figured it out... ;)
I tend to remember only the good from the past.
i know for sure that there were loads of miserable days
but i remember very little of them.
I forgot the exam days, detention days, major heart-break days ;) etc...

If it's college i see myself laughing and giggling with
the best of my pals.
( i never could make such friends ever you know.
All of them were real galvanic personalities)

well, having said that expect stories from my past
appearing here.