Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympics again

hey everyone

it is time for yet another season of Olympics..
a tradition of the world community for many years, this event has been always a prestige matter for all countries involved. Especially so for the host nation.

Considering the symbolic strength of such an event, all nations take it with high priority in their foreign policy as well.

Well for us common men, it is one of the other sport events out there. But well the truth is, it is quite a spectacle if you consider that it brings together stars of most of the sports you like, some that you don't and even some that you didn't even know to exist.
Beijing was a sight to behold
 I haven't seen many olympics events myself. I remember Atlanta, Athens and the last one in Beijing as good ones. But compared to the usual sporting events and given the international limelight plus the pressure of an entire nation upon the shoulders, all these athletes are real heroes. Before you think that your favourite euro football player or a cricketer too is a hero, consider the difference or more precisely the indifference that the athletes undergo, especially Indian ones.

All the best!
 Anyway this time, inspired by many of our stalwarts from the last season, the wind has started flowing in the right direction. We have some good contenders in some events. I feel people are realizing the potentials and rewards of performing at such platforms. In all senses(read as economic,social,diplomatic and cultural). If not considering only cheering for our athletes,  we have a great host of events to watch out for. Lots of amazing athletes who perform unbelievably.

Remember that once upon a time, the athletes were the ones who held the awe of the public. Each and every child wanted to emulate the successful sportsmen. They were driven by the commitment and achievements of these men, and not merely the money and fame that was  attached to it. In recent time, the focus has shifted to the latter, which are mere mockeries.

I came to know that in India, only Doordarshan is going to broadcast this event. That is quite a shame considering the dismal popularity of the channel and the previous record of poor coverage. In case you have a fairly decent internet connection, try using this Youtube link for Olympic coverage. I really wish Indian private channels could somehow procure broadcast rights to such important events as well.. Well, they go only by fat money making chances, which it seems can only be obtained from two immensely popular sports  - Cricket and Football. sigh.. i am bored of thinking of this irritating condition...

Check out the olympic schedule and results here

Thats all for today, adios amigos.. remember to live the spirit..and  Inspire a Generation!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

a beautiful misty morning

Good morning all ya fellas..

it is a beautiful, misty morning out here and it is windy as hell...

the aroma of toast intermingled with hot tea is in the air.. and I am waiting anxiously for the moment when they feast my eyes and hungry tummy..

ah the newspaper.. nothing beats starting a cold morning with a cup of char and some news.. they go well together... I can't imagine digesting all those news in any other time of the day either. so it should come to me when the mind is swampy and digestive..

well..look at those clouds.. damn beautiful.. makes me wanna take a walk.. I could even take a short trek up the hills and get to the boulder up there.. one of the most impressive locations I ever had an English breakfast..or rather planning to have.. the English knew how to pamper themselves with such small luxuries ..  at least the initial adventurous hard-living ones.. and maybe not the rich lords. that puts the line an Indian must never step into the territory of loving or forgiving the Englishmen.. isn't that right? u shud luv the americans though..they are the dream countrymen.. LOL. wat a screwed up world.. *smirk*

all this is nothing when the sight in front of me is godly.. what English, what jinglish.. any man would surrender to such a beauty..

ah I love breaking a bit of sweat in such a cold country.. the atmosphere gives me a godly aura - so I feel. someone else told me once that I always carry an aura .. sounded a bit of cheesy at that time.. but then who knows :)

well. here I am ...drooping off in my chair.. half in and half out of my deep slumber.. the moments of awake where u can control ur dreams and not know the difference.. today it was an English countryside morning.. ah ..

Sunday, July 08, 2012

My guide to the Bangalore city

when I moved to bangalore, people told me I will struggle to learn the major routes and shortcuts will be impossible to get a good smartphone with GPS in it.

I came here and saw many of my friends use it find new routes with ease. I realized it is a great tool to have with me, but I couldn't choose on a particular phone yet or allocate budget for it.

I had this plan to buy a smartphone for just the GPS for sometime. But in recent times, I actually started going out in bangalore, and to be frank, I never felt a reason to get a GPS.. or to even consult google maps everytime I went to a new locality.

Hell, I even stopped asking my friends for routes.. but I always ended up finding my routes properly with minor deviations and delays..

All this happened because.. I was able to leverage a particular feature of Bangalore city, which actually almost everyone hates. But I found use for it in finding my way through the concrete jungle.

Auto-wallahs!!! By checking the routes and directions with these tricky fellows either parked or in traffic signals and blocks, I keep on synchronizing my route with the one I wish to travel. And I have achieved 95% success rate as of now.

The help also came from shopkeepers and random strangers too :)

I was just wondering about this.. anyway I would still go for a smartphone sometime soon. But I have this one extra advantage that many of my contemporaries lack..the ability to speak in multiple languages that help me out getting the most out of people on the road.. and I am thankful to that for everything.. amen..

Friday, July 06, 2012

back to back bonanza

Yesterday Usthad Hotel - a beautiful sensation for the senses..
Today - Gangs of Wasseypur. A mindblowing movie of epic proportions.
And also I finish my 3 years in this industry..

altogether a very good time..

an oh yeah.. game of thrones season 2 is in my HDD .. :)) yo GOT and GOW FTW!!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

a movie I just watched..

i am not an art critic. i am an admirer of story telling..

give me movie,books,pictures or even ideas.. I do a great job of admiring it..though mostly within myself.

such is the dilemma when facing a movie like the one just came back after watching.. Ustaad Hotel (malayalam).. get the details and images from google wilya?

I loved almost every aspect of the movie and most importantly I am not bothered about the 'almost' as it was enough to block my mind from even bothering if something is not right about the movie..

Cinematography, story, acting, dialogues, camera work, bgm, songs and the message(s) in the movie.. everything was too good for me.. I am content..

For the lovers of a good movie, I recommend.

Monday, July 02, 2012

5 easy steps to instant success and wealth

It is a one way ride
 1. Learn to be a hypocrite
 OK, this is the first step and hence a very easy one. You don't have to sweat much for this one as  everyone is already a hypocrite.
Have this motivational mug at your desk..
 Advantages of this skill is that it allows you to like and support things in public that you hate privately, and really adore things you detest in public. What a way to get the best of both sides of the world..

Taking examples from real life, you can pretend to sympathize with the poor and the destitute while hating them from the bottom of your heart. After all it is because the poor exist, that you are classified as rich, and hence have your wealth under the view of all the evil in the world, including the government..

2. Learn to lie
Now begins the difficult and important steps.

Of course everyone lies a bit now and then. But in order to cash in on the wealth and success out there, you have to take your commitments seriously. No silly giveups or idealistic bullshit allowed. Learn to lie and lie convincingly, coz that is what the world wants to see in a leader, a champion among them, at whom they can look upon for accomplishing what human nature makes difficult to.Throw the biggest lie at their hearts and if pulled off with no one noticing, nothing can stop you from going for the kill.

If you have managed to come this far, you are already a pro, and the next few steps wouldn't be new to you and neither would you find my account powerful enough.

3. Learn to hate what others hate
and not necessarily love what they love.
Be prepared
Oh yeah, now that you are in the premium league of world leaders, you ought to follow the lane and share some of the attitude and scorn that is customary of the position you hold. But then don't let your heart get carried away by the weaker ones in the league. Don't let the poison of love or sympathy pollute your plans and resolve. Many great ones have fallen at this stage, unable to cope with the dynamics of the stage. The more potent the poison you can brew when the opportunity presents itself, the farther you will travel from this stage.

4. Learn to value the 'what' over the 'why' and 'how'
At this stage , you would have lots of new and highly attractive things coming your way. This is not the time to stop and think about the consequences or sources of the pleasures you have. Afterall the others in your league don't hesitate to stock pile on these precious treasures of life. Only idiots would stop to think and waste their chances that occur in trickles. Have more and more valuable 'things'. You might have to pay appropriate prices, either at your or someone else's cost. Ideal if its not yours. That way there is never a loss.
Don't lose focus

5. Learn to be blind and deaf but not dumb
Now, read and understand thoroughly. You are almost there. The position of the unassailable champion of this noble world is quite close. But remember you are not yet there. There would be thousands out there on various stages of the same journey with the same goal in their minds. They would try everything in their power to pull you down. You mustn't even listen to their weakly whimpers, let alone suggestions or advices. Well, if you learn your first two points well, you would be an expert in letting them spill their beans instead of tripping you.

Also be blind to all the weak beings touting ideals and humanity. They are just tricks and witchcraft that can hold some idiots back from experiencing the real power. This is a tricky stage as you have to traverse your way through umpteen pitfalls and traps on your way up, varying your techniques to bring your opponents and differently minded people down to their knees graves.

But take caution not to be dumb! I needn't explain that... and...