Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday's 55

Nobody understood him; he'd had a hard and unfair life. One life that had broken him, misery his only companion. The strip club was a momentary escape from the cruel world he inhabited. He could have had class, he could have been a contender, he could have been somebody
instead of the bum he was.

Written in response to this from Chamique.

With due apologies to Marlon Brando...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bangalore International Airport

Sometime ago, I posted this. Then the newspapers (ToI, at least) reported financial closure and BIAL didn’t even have a website up and running.

Now they do and it’s quite an impressive sight (sic). And check out the artists’ impressions and site pictures.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Goodbye Harriet.

Harriet died on Thursday night.

She was reputed to be the oldest creature on earth and was once Charles Darwin's pet.

A piece of me died with her.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

ToI Strikes. Again.

So I was drinking a cup of tea at Barista this morning and reading, nay skimming, through the ToI when this picture and the accompanying caption rang a bell somewhere in the deep recesses of my sleep addled mind.

Turns out I was right. It's not a parking lot, you dimwits! Apparently, half-baked articles based on email forwards can now pass as quality content. That aside, does copyright infringement, plagiarism and a general lack of common sense pervade every level of the ToI? Gah! I ought to start a seperate blog chronicling the ToI.

Psst! For more pictures of the facility where that picture was taken, go here.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bill Gates. Pornstar?

This is from the frontpage of the ToI dated 17.06.06. To the best of my knowledge, no floppy disk was produced in the size mentioned, 5.5 inches. So what exactly was he showing off?

Which begs the question, do you prefer a 5.25 inch floppy or 3.5 inch hard one?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Xboxing. Updated.

So you can now pre-order an Xbox. Woot! Woot!

Go here, so to do.

Xbox India Home.

Also, take a look at our previous post on Xboxing.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Read this, if you have some time to spare.

Friday, June 09, 2006


Seen @ Garuda Mall

Seen outside the "Scary House" @ Garuda Mall

Seen @ HRBR Layout

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Monsoon Devil

An update to my Summer Devil post. Bangalore seems to have more than its fair share of the beast! With a penchant for big vehicles, first the SUV and now a Bullet.

Speaking of which, we're hopefully off to see this movie tonight. Anyone seen it? Any good?

Monday, June 05, 2006

Cocaine. Within Limits.

Could someone please explain what this means?

"The quantity of cocaine shown in the medical tests was within permissible limits, which can be found in any human being," he said.
This brilliant quote is taken from here. Screenshot below, in case of subsequent edits.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Ulsoor da Vinci

Saw this near Ulsoor Lake. And I had to stop to take a picture.

These signs, exhorting the faithful to read the Thirukural, are all over Cantonment parts of Bangalore.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Green Corn

I went to the farm yesterday. We're growing a lot of sweet corn this season, many many acres to give many many tons.

The calf was adorable, with the most gorgeous eyes, yet I found myself thinking, "Veal Chops!"

Panspermia Revisited

I had posted a while ago on the Red Rain that hit Kerala. Here is an update to that post. The article is from Popular Science.

Is It Raining Aliens?
"Nearly 50 tons of mysterious red particles showered India in 2001. Now the race is on to figure out what the heck they are."