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Bonne Annee!

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Of late, I’ve been watchin a boat load of movies. Every so often, I indulge generously in some sort of movie watching binge. While I was watchin “The Siege”, a very dear friend of mine pinged me with a link to this blog called “Stuff Desis/BrownPeople Like” thats hosted on wordpress (Kudos to them for at least picking the right place to blog). So I gave this particular post, that I was pointed to, a quick glance and then, browsed through a few more posts and it didnt take me too long to realize the posts are nothing but a bunch of well worded opinions from some deeply hypocritical desi/desis.

Anyhu, before I drive myself to say things that shouldn’t be said, here’s a list of movies i watched recently.

  1. The Siege
  2. Picture Perfect
  3. The Devil’s Own
  4. A Little Sex
  5. Saints and Soldiers
  6. Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels (for the umpteenth time)
  7. Gattaca (for the 2nd time)
  8. The Professional
  9. Private School
  10. Speed and Angels
  11. The Nude Bomb
  12. Blue Steel
  13. The Karate Kid (for the 2nd time)

Of these, I recommend #s 5, 6, 7 and 13. The rest are mostly of just tp value. Needless to say, IMDB is always there to help you decide, should you care enough. All of these are available in their entirety on Hulu.com

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January 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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Ram Jethmalani on IBN Live

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This is some interview eh. I gotta hand it to the journo for keeping her cool. Relatively speaking.

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December 23, 2008 at 1:31 am

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Of Procrastination and Coping with it

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So I subscribe to this e-newsletter from a website called Thomasnet.com the latest issue of which had this aricle called “Understanding Procrastination and Coping with it“. I figured I’d just read it later. So much for that article.

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May 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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75 Skills Every Man Should Master

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Here’s an interesting list of 75 skills every man should master. Although, there are so many more that I can think of, this list aint all that bad.

so how many skills do you own?!

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May 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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RIP Varun

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Over the weekend, a friend of mine informed me about the passing away of a chap I used to know during my undergraduate years. From what I perceived him to be, he was a very lively young fella who had an attitude towards life that I admired. He always wore a smile on his face and he spoke soft. A stickler for fitness. He was the kind of guy who you could be friends with any day. That he passed away came as an utter and complete shock to me. Since my hearing this news I’ve been rather sad. For a guy who I didn’t know very well and I hadn’t been in touch with for almost 4 years now, inside me I feel this inconsolable sadness.

I was told he collapsed when playing a particular sport and died. How does something like this happen to a totally healthy looking 26 year old guy? A case of SUDS, perhaps. While I sat in the car, on my way home from Ontario, and stared out of the window at nothing in particular pondering about this tragedy, I realized that I had once heard of a condition known as “athletes heart” that could lead be fatal in some cases. could this…….??

Its always sad to hear about death and all the more sad when it turns out to be untimely. A reminder that it could occur to anyone at anytime. I sincerely pray that the Ultimate give Varun’s family and friends the strength to hold up and come out okay during this extremely tragic and difficult time. In Varun, the world lost a charming young man who could do nothing but make this world a better place………

To the faceless readers of my blog, please join me in prayer for Varun so his soul may rest in peace.

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February 10, 2008 at 11:59 pm

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Gloomy Sunday – 2

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Here’s another.

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May 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm

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Theory and Practice.

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Seen on an e-mail signature of a colleague of mine.

“In Theory, Theory and Practice are the same

In Practice, They are not” – Albert Einstein.

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May 5, 2007 at 8:24 pm

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