National awards | Naresh Iyer wins

August 8, 2007 at 4:39 am

The results are out. And as I had predicted Naresh Iyer wins the award for the Best Playback Singer (Male). Yay! Am so happy! He also responded to my congratulatory sms with a “Hey! Thanks a lot!”

I feel like celebrating this moment by posting the lyrics of the song which won Naresh the Award:

Review | mungAru maLe

August 8, 2007 at 3:29 am

One of my dear friends, Rohith with whom I have been fighting tooth and nail here, forwarded a mail to me saying ‘mungAru maLe’ was releasing in Chennai at a theatre called Casino. Casino is a theatre where all regional language movies are usually released. It is not a theatre you would generally want to go to. Cleanliness and sanitation are the last things on the theatre authority’s mind. Anyway, paying Rs. 50/- per ticket is something I am happy about though. And while paying such a paltry amount (paltry, considering the ticket prices elsewhere) even expecting a cushion on the seat seems too much!

Coming to the movie, it is a bag of cliches. Rich spoilt brat falls in love with beautiful(?) girl. It is love at first sight. The girl is already engaged to a man who saved her father’s life. The ending is something that is not cliched and that’s what makes you leave the theatre with the feeling of “Hmmm… good end to an otherwise drab story”. And trust me, apart from the end there is little else that you can appreciate. The title song is extremely melodious catchy otherwise the music is passable.

Flying with a 4-month old

August 7, 2007 at 12:56 am

We are planning to fly with our 4-month-old son. My wife is pretty nervous about the whole thing. I am not nervous because one: it is not going to be a very long journey, two: he (our son) is a patient kid and three: he has survived a 8 hour drive in a Toyota Qualis on really bad roads and didn’t create much fuss.

I was searching the net for some tips on flying with infants and found this incident that cracked me up totally:

KSRTC adds another feather to its cap

August 4, 2007 at 4:26 am

Sometimes I am amazed at the way KSRTC operates. Here is an article that talks about the introduction of low cost air conditioned buses. They ran a pilot (talk about professionalism) for three months between Mysore and Bangalore @Rs. 100/- per ticket. The bus can seat 60 people. It’s called ‘Sheetal’. Add that one to your Rajahamsa and Airavatha product lines. Great going KSRTC!

Life lessons from NRN

August 3, 2007 at 11:17 pm

There have been times when I have criticised the media for wasting too much ink on N. R. Narayana Murthy (NRN). But this time, comes up with a great one. The kind you always want to read but don’t find anywhere. Click here to access the article.

Ax ‘for’mula1

August 3, 2007 at 2:26 am

It was India versus England. Natwest trophy finals. Kaif and Yuvaraj were guiding India to a historic victory. My father, brother, mother and even my grandmother were on tenterhooks and totally excited watching the action on TV. Every single was cheered and a boundary would just blast the noise levels of the household. And we could hear similar noises from every house in the neighbourhood.

Sitting in a room right next to the TV Room was my kid-cousin Akshay. He was sitting on the computer browsing the net or doing some complicated stuff. He was totally unruffled by the noise and excitement in the adjoining room. In fact from where he sat he could easily see us jumping. He was the youngest in the family (then) and was having such a composed look on his face while we were behaving like children at a zoo! Cricket didn’t matter to him. Everytime there was a roar from our end he would just shout, “what happened?”, to us. We would reply, “Yuvaraj just smashed Harmisson for a boundary! Only 30 runs to go and 4 overs remaning!”. He would reply, “Oh aste na. sari”.

But his best reaction was when we were all thrilled when India won the match. He casually walked out of his room and said, “Did India win?”. He said that, he didn’t ask because nobody answered!