Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pyaar Ke Side Effects

*Update* - I am done watching the movie and it reminded me of Coupling and "Meet the Parents". Good movie nonetheless; the writers have provided an insight into an Indian adult relationship in today's milieu, albeit from a guy's perspective.

This is the first time I am watching a Hindi movie on a Sunday night. Here I am, sitting on my couch watching Rahul Bose waste his talent on this commercial film. Just heard a very honest dialogue though (unexpected) - "During a marriage, women feel really cold. They need to feel the warmth of a man." True you think?

Hung out with Karan and Monu all evening; it started with us doing reviews and ended with chaat and chai at Mayuri. We each rented DVDs before he dropped me back home but not before I got a lecture from Monu about settling down. You want to hear my retort - "If you find me a cute girl like the one we just saw at the DVD counter, I'd marry her without a moment's thought". That kinda shut Monu up but I still maintain, the girl renting the DVD ahead of me is my kinda girl.

This one totally reminded me of Ayesha - dusky complexion, hair cut in layers, nose ring, Levis jeans. I suggested that she see Page 3, a movie I saw in Bombay a few years ago. Now that I think of the situation I could've said, in my deliberate voice - "If I recommend a good movie, the one I am holding in my hand, can I get your name?" I didn't anything remotely close to that; curse missed opportunities. Actually, this exact thought didn't occur to me either, though a similar one (that I can't recall now) did cross my mind. Some honing of the playa skills is in order. Back to watching this silly but funny movie now!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Vote for the Worst American Idol

The motto of this website says it best and leaves nothing left for me to say. Read on and please, Vote For The Worst :))
"We're back! was started in 2004 to support voting for the entertaining contestants who the producers would hate to see win on American Idol. Why do we do it? During the initial auditions, the producers of Idol only let certain people through. Many good people are turned away and many bad singers are kept around to see Simon, Paula, and Randy so that America will be entertained.

Now why do the producers do this? It's simple: American Idol is not about singing at all, it's about making good reality TV and enjoying the cheesy, guilty pleasure of watching bad singing. We agree that a fish out of water is entertaining, and we want to acknowledge this fact by encouraging people to make an even funnier show by helping the amusing antagonists stick around. VFTW sees keeping these contestants around as a golden opportunity to make a funnier show."

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Trouble With India

"And so it goes in India. Unless the nation shakes off its legacy of bureaucracy, politics, and corruption, its ability to build adequate infrastructure will remain in doubt. So will its economic destiny."

Reading this article was depressing; the fact that this has been written for a global audience isn't all that bad. What's worse is the fact that this is all true; no exaggeration, all verity...

The Zune Team

It's time for a new chapter... Will update this space later this evening because I have a lot of work to do right now!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Disgusted with myself

I hardly did anything today and I haven't worked out either. I need to start clocking the hours I put in to work every day. Enough of this, I need to go to bed now so I can start tomorrow on a great note.

Friday, March 02, 2007


I am now a member of the Zune Development Team. The last time I felt so at sea was during RI-14 of the Longhorn Development Cycle. I emerged from that and I will from this situation. It is great to be challenged the way I have been this past week.

I have shot myself in the foot by intentionally destroying my sleep cycle. I forced myself to get into bed before Midnight for the first two weeks upon returning from India but that's history now. I have to get back to that schedule, especially on week days. It might help my sleep (among other things) if I didn't binge eat Rice Puffs (so tasty) at night - point noted.

The Security Processor Team is sorely missed!