Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A perfect moon

Today for the first time in my life ... I saw the moon through a super-zoom telescope. And I was staring at it for hours - almost 3 hours. I saw the craters, the channels .. and the 'connections'. I realised that if the moon were to be unblemished, it would be uninteresting ; without its craters and deformations .. it would be like a shining white paper - how very boring !
Arent humans too like that ?? Why should I like someone who is perfect ??

Friday, August 24, 2007

More ways to stay young.

Q.What do i like about magicians and musicians and tight-rope artists (funambulists??) ??

Ans: They donot stop at perfection. Perfection is not their goal.

Obsession is a young mans game . Grow wiser and Older, and he gives up.
He covers himself in the comfortable blankets of pragmatism and escapist wisdom. I have an obsession ... And now you know what keeps me young.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jhoom Bar-Bar Jhoom

Aah finally something weird for my eyes ! ( Feels good when all things are NOT perfect ! )
Read the wonderful review by NDTV.

1) Its okay to mess up with the gender once in a while ... ( highlighted on to the left ... so that you dont miss the writing on the wall !!!) but ...
2) further ... it says "the two strangers start enjoying each other" Wow . Did the reviewer really mean it ?? Or is it the real story ..wait wait ... I bet he meant to write "the two strangers start enjoying each other's company"
... Aaah Now I get it !

Click on the pic to get a "barabar Zoom".

Friday, August 03, 2007

Epitaphs, Epigrams and Life ...

Even in death, people can have a sense of humour ... epitaphs are their way of saying ... "Time for one last joke ? "
I never dedicated any serious thinking time on what I ( technically speaking, the mason) should be writing on my epitaph. I had a spark of thought and decided I would write ...
"NO REGRETS". Hmmm as of now ... that sticks.

Some good epitaphs I found on the net ..

  • That's all folks! - Mel Blanc
  • Here lies Johnny Yeast, Pardon me for not rising. - found in a cemetery in Ruidoso, New Mexico
  • Here lies an Atheist
    All dressed up
    And no place to go.
  • I TOLD you I was sick! --Epitaph of a hypochondriac. (lol)
Things you should never do .. in relation to epitaphs.

1) Never call up your dad and talk .. "Hi Dad... I was just wondering what you wanted to be inscribed on your epitaph"
2) Never have this 'printed' on your epitaph "SHIT HAPPENED".
3) Dont make your tombstone really really light

... more 'DONT DO THIS' to come.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Irrevocable laws of nature ( Part 1)

Law 1 : If you’re a guy with good hair, over 6’4” ( 6’ in India ) , and can talk like a jay bird, you’ll probably have a career in upper management. The universe will also allow you to be an entrepreneur, lawyer, or doctor. You are not allowed to work in a toll booth or be software programmer.

Law 2 : Nature loves chaos. There is more chance for chaos to penetrate into a discussion than order. Chaos comes above order in the pyramid of natural forces. ( Gravity comes way below, due to obvious reasons )

"Florentino is so in love with Fermina that he eats gardenias and drinks cologne so that he can know her taste. He becomes drunk on the cologne, and his mother finds him the next morning, in a puddle of his vomit, in a cove of the bay where drowning victims are known to wash ashore" - Love in the time of Cholera