Friday, February 18, 2005

i jus love this song vertigo -U2, it's an awesome song!
have been listening to it all day. aaaaaaah, i like it so much.

girl with crimson nails
has jesus 'round the neck
swinging to the music
swinging to the music

hello, hello...hola
am at a place called vertigo (¿dónde está?) [where is it?]
it's everything i wish i didn't know
but you give me something i can feel

feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeel

Thursday, February 17, 2005

the desire for happiness is a proof of the ever-existing happiness of the self. otherwise, how can desire for it arise in you? if headache was natural to human beings no one would try to get rid of it. but everyone that has headache tries to get rid of it, because he has known a time when he had no headache. he desires only that which is natural to him. so too he desires happiness because it is natural to him. being natural, it is not acquired.
as quoted by ramana maharshi

Monday, February 14, 2005

series of events

didn't want to miss any of them! evam indrajit, black and aero india 2005. could catch them all :-)

watched evam at ranga shankara on friday. liked the play, well performed by the team, a friend was also a part of it. neat job pal :-)
could relate myself to the theme so well...specially liked the scene where they go round and round and round screaming reliance, airtel, hutch; infosys, wipro, tcs; RV, PESIT, BMS; ... amal, vimal, kamal!

black was good again! i go by this strange theory that an actor/actress is successful if at any given point of time, they don't lose the audience as in, the audience is with them regardless of character they play (the audience may differ with the actors' views, opinions, behaviours but they should find them reasonable -even an unreasonable character should be played reasonably!) if u don't understand tht, chuck it...don't think i can convey wht i want to, at this moment. but sanjay leela bansali has brought out the best from all the actors. he must be a perfectionist. cinematography is also very good.

my friends and me enjoyed the aero india 2005 as well. but the air show wasn't as good as it was in 2003. missed the mirages.
the show opened with the HAL's ALHs (advanced light helicopters), followed by the Tejas -LCA (light combat aircraft). it was a great feeling to watch the LCA fly :-)
other aircraft that flew included HAL's IJT (intermediate jet trainer), british hawk (trainer), british jaguar, russian mig-29, su-30 MKK and a couple of helicopters.
sukhoi's flight was the best with all the maneuvers, speed (max of 2.35 mac), that roaring sound! mig's flight was the second best.
jagdish, karthik and vinay were trying to watch the air show and take pictures of the a/c. vinay was successful in taking very many pictures of the blank sky!!
in the end, there was this surya kiran team from IAF (indian air force) performing aerobactics. 9 of them...flying...flipping away...rejoining...they were flying in the sky as people drive on road. formations included diamond, wineglass, inverted 'Y', heart etc. they also displayed the head on crossing...not just once but, twice...the announcer was saying, "never mind, those of who closed your eyes, here, they will do that for u again!" they always make the crowd feel proud with their skills and their tri colors!!

we were exhausted by then but we did visit most of the stalls in the exhibition area. HAL, NAL, lockheed martin, boeing, sukhoi, rolls royce, rafael, israel nation pavilion, rathyeon, prat and whitney to name a few. honeywell had displayed it's F125 engine. we couldn't visit airbus, DRDO, ADA stalls as they closed the exhibition at 4:00pm due to security reasons. so, it was fighter jets (from JSF F-35 to C130J to grippen to su-30...), engines (for civil a/c, fighter jets), missiles (surface to air, air to air) all over. some advanced techniques to pinpoint the missiles precisely, self protection mechanisms for the a/c, deep penetrating missiles etc. were displayed in some of the stalls.
it is a good thing that people from all over the world come here to display their products, around 350 companies (210 foreign and 140 indian) from around 30 countries!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

magic, technique, art, brilliance

last night, had a great time watching the play perchance to dream!
man!! what a performance it was...brilliantly awesome!!
if you are in bangalore, my sincere words -don't miss it!
this play by a french travelling company footsbarn interweaves 5 of shakespeare's plays hamlet, macbeth, romeo & juliet, king lear and a midsummer night's dream.
we see it open with romeo & juliet, blending into hamlet, to realise that the play within a play in hamlet is the section from a midsummer night's dream, rehearsing king lear, the actors after the rehearsal decide to meet up in the woods in the midnight and we see the 3 witches of macbeth in the woods!
well, things were portrayed so well in the play, unimaginable!
hats off to all the actors who feasted us with such intense emotions as passion, jealousy, love, pain, ambition, madness. liked hamlet the's my favourite and the actor who played hamlet's role was brilliant! could see him scream in my dream as well.
too bad we didn't meet the actors after the performance, for some reason, it never occurred to us probably coz it was late.
i am glad i watched this play. thanks to everyone of those who are responsible for this performance.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

fall and shine

was reading a post - rise and shine, in my friend's blog talked about the rising sun's pictures he had taken ...also visited his yahoo page where he had some more pics including a suset pic. as i saw tht pic, was thinking fall and shine then my mind was wandering here and there and then i was thinking s'thing again...
after federer lost to safin, s'thing like this was published in Hindu
Roger Federer really does belong to our species - homo sapiens. The Swiss alchemist is human, vulnerable and beatable...but only just.
fall and shine!