Friday, December 23, 2005

Sad Movies (as in sad the opposite of happy)

I like movies which end on a sad note . They somehow seem to be more realistic and convincing . Agreed that people come to watch a movie to have a nice time . Its a break that they want from their mundane and not so fair ,reality . It takes them away from their own lives and into one of joy and happiness . But somehow , sad ends move you in a strange way . Could you please suggest some good ones ?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Apple i-tunes : I love it !!!

As the tones of the piano waft through the air , I am transported to a magical world where nothing and everything co-exist in perfect harmony . I close my eyes and am happy to have the privilege of listening to a beautiful concert right here in my room , lying on my bed . Its raining outside ... well since my present self resides in Chennai , it would be new if I said that it wasn't raining . But that apart, I was able to experience this classical pleasure thanks to Internet Radio on the Apple i-tunes player.I am majorly impressed by what they have offered to date and the good thing is
that it is legitimate and freeeee . Check it out !

Click here to download Apple i-tunes player :
  • i-tunes by Apple

  • PS : Please comment ppl . It makes me very happy :) :)
  • Monday, December 19, 2005

    Saturday, December 17, 2005

    An Analogy

    Sometimes , I think life is like a double exponential distribution . It becoms steeper and steeper as you try to reach the top and there is
    place there only for the best . Also , in case you slip after reaching the top , the fall could take you to the bottom . so the only way to get to the top and stay there is to keep working and never give up in the face of obstacles. For all you now , facing an obstacle may actually be a boon in disguise , since surmounting it would give you enormous self confidence .

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005


    One of the classic games I love and play to this day - Snake as it is known now or Nibbles as it was known earlier . I remember playing that game on my cousin cister's 486 . Wow sweet memories ... that was like the stone age . And look at how games have evolved over the ages. Now we could actually build our own world on a computer . But thinking about it , I sometimes wonder whether people have taken it a bit too far . I will elaborate on my next post . Till then, enjoy my favourite version of Snake available on the web.

    Snake on Neave :SNAKE

    Friday, December 09, 2005

    Pulp Fiction Addict

    I cant help it ... The movie is just so damn good ... i am unable to take it off my mind . I see certain scenes still twice or thrice a day . I am going mad . Quentin Help me !

    What Pulp Fiction Character Are You?

    Tired of being underappreciated and manipulated by powerful "others," you fight back. Though possesssing a cold, violent outside, you have a soft, sentimental inside. You love your partner, you cherish family heirlooms, and you want nothing more than to be geniunely happy -- but you don't mind having to kill a couple of nimrods who happen to clutter your path.

    Take the What Pulp Fiction Character Are You? quiz.

    Not totally correct but what the heck .... I even joined a MIA WALLACE fan club .

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    The LIB

    Two sofas , set at diametrically opposite positions , olive green in colour and tastefully designed . Bright tubelights hidden from your view throw a soft bright white light all round the place . Then there are small tables with four chairs each , two on one side and two on the other . The cushions on the chair are of the same colour as that of the sofa and the table top is just a shade or two lighter. No my friends ... I am not describing the setting in a posh retaurant . This is how the interior of the Reference Section of The Central Library here looks like.

    I shamefully admit that this semester , I have been to the Library only thrice and that too to renew the books that I had taken in the beginning . I had no idea that they had done so much .

    The best part is that they have everything from Analog Electronics to George Bernard Shaw .
    And then there is this small shop just outside where we could have a cup of coffee or a piece of cake. It is sad indeed that so much is being given to me and I under-utilize it so badly .I am definitely going to spend atleast one hour of every day these holidays in the Library while I am here.

    Tuesday, December 06, 2005

    20 Things About ME ( Cos i was tagged by two very nice ppl)

    20 . I am on a drug. And it is called Philosophy . As much as i try to lead the simple life of a normal human being , something keeps asking those questions and keeps prodding around in my mind .

    19. I have a lot many friends but very very few know much about me . This was my choice and I like to keep it that way . It is like people will know if you ask for Harish but not much if you ask about him .

    18. I love change and change drives me . Any kind of monotony depresses me and i start searching for change. It is because of this very reason that people who try to get to know me think that i contradict myself . I am not contradicting myself . I am changing .

    17. I believe that beauty and music are two very important parts of our lives . If given a choice as in ,if my basic necessities ( which are actually not so basic ) are assured , I'd be an artist or a musician . I play the Keyboard and am trying to hard to improve my music

    16. I am confident that someday GOD and Science will converge and that day will be the LIBERATION of all. I am of the opinion that every single person and every single object , animate or inanimate , are connected in some way .

    15. I love my parents and my sweetest sis . Family is always top priority in my list . I believe that respecting family and making your parents proud and happy , and also assuring them that they have done a good thing by bringing you in to this world is your first and foremost duty .

    14. I will never smoke because a rational man would not knowingly destroy his precious irreplaceable organs . I will never drink because I am trying damn hard to control my mind. I would not dare to let it loose. I fear its power .

    13. I would like to be a lean mean working machine which does its job to perfection , but exactly because of my inability to control my mind , I am now slightly overweight and more or less lazy.I love good food.

    12. I require inspiration to work without which i just perform in a rather mediocre manner(which is exactly what is happening now) . I have put A s in the courses in which the professors are likeable and nice and take interest in interacting with the students.

    11 . I am a meloncholy mood lover . I love to be meloncholy and to gaze at the moon and the stars and the open sky. A true romantic at heart , if i ever find my woman ( i doubt if i will sometimes) , I will take her on a Gondola someday and sing to her .I will take her to the top of a mountain by the sea and share the silence and the sound of the ocean.

    10. I love candlelight and believe that it casts some kind of magic spell . If i ever propose to a woman , it will be in candlelight .

    09. I love to take myself away from reality into some fantasy world . I love movies which help me do that. I love books which do that even more 'cos it puts me in the director's seat.I hate it if i am disturbed while watching a movie or reading a book. I have gone alone to the Theatre many times.

    08. I believe that eyes and feel hold the secret of a person's character. I look into the mirror and into my eyes and talk to myself sometimes to see how i react , how my eyes change .

    07. I am NOT a good conversationalist and am pretty bad at maintaining conversations. The mundane just bores you after sometime . But if you are skillful enough to guide me into something i would like to talk to you about , you would just about be able to bear me .

    06. I come across to most as a sincere , good and nice boy . Some people have complained that i am nice to a point of irritation . I cannot be mean to people even if they are mean to me and believe that most people in this world are good people .

    05. I lack the will power to finish something i start off and this has hurt me more than anything else . I need external prompting or some tempting visible award to keep at something . I could be very unreliable in this respect .

    04. I love playing chess and other games on the computer . Again for the reason that it takes you away from this world . Sometimes I am not too comfortable with who I am but usually return to normalcy soon .

    03. I believe any person could be anything he wants to be if he has the conviction , the brains and proper guidance . I also believe that you should NOT live off your parents as it shows a reluctance to earn your own bread . There is no free lunch in this world . Atleast i think that there shouldnt be .

    02. I believe in morals and living a right life . You will NOT find me cutting queues or bribing or copying in exams. I believe that purity is one of the goals of your life . I sometimes tend to get very lonely and isolate myself from people .

    01. ----------------------------------------- // Interpret in your own way :)

    a) If you've read all that I've written above , then I'd immediately tell you that YOU are a very patient person . You musta realised that I am not a fun person to be with , in the conventional sense .
    b) My sis tells me that the kind of girl I want dont even exist anymore , so i did not bother to put that in .
    c) I really dig long and beautiful hair .

    ' Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair ' - Kahlil Gibran

    Saturday, December 03, 2005

    My Hidden Power Test

    Your Hidden Power Is Water

    You have a rather calm soul, but when tempted
    will get pissed off at those who bug you. You
    do whatever you can in your powers to help
    those of your allies and have a okay taste for
    human kind, but you find them rather annoying
    on occasions.

    Gem Stone: Saphire, Eye Color:Ice
    Blue,Hair Color:Dark Blue that's long
    that goes to your waist.

    Quote:If you wait for me
    Then I'll come for you. Although I've travelled
    far, I always hold a place for you
    In my heart. If you think of me, If you miss me
    once in a while, Then I'll return to you. I'll
    return and fill that space in your heart.

    What Is Your True Hidden Power? .::Beautiful Anime Pics::.

    Well , Its kinda nice . I love the rain and i love the open seas ....

    brought to you by Quizilla

    What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kung Fu Master.I am Kung Fu Master.

    I like to be in control of myself. I dislike crowds, especially crowds containing people trying to kill me. Even though I always win, I prefer to avoid fights if possible. What Video Game Character Are You?

    Ok Junta ... I just like taking these tests ... Its kinda fun ... but i wont push it too far . :)

    PS : Found the video game thingy on 'The Solitary Reaper's ' blog . Somehow , solitary reaper sounds scary rather than solitary .....

    Friday, December 02, 2005

    The Famous Leader and Classic Movie Test :)

    Cant blame them ... Can we ?

    Ah Well :)

    Pulp Fiction


    PulP Fiction - Quentin Tarantino

    Two people in love , talkin to each other over coffee about a robbery pull ou their guns and rob the coffee shop .
    That's how this classic QUENTIN TARANTINO movie starts off . Its got a typical 'tarantinoish' soundtrack and for Tarantino fans such as myself this movie is as great as all his others . A propah gangsta movie with propah fundaes .
    There are these beautiful touches of style and pizzazz , this cool guy , this sexy babe( UmaThurman - My all time favourite after Meg Ryan ) all fit into this classic masterpiece . Then comes John Travolta oozing charm and confidence but the best performance by far was by Samuel Jackson . While watching the movie i was like kinda wondering , whats he going to say in the end ? Well my question was answered and answered with such elan and sophistication that i was in a WoW !! state for a long time after .

    Some parts of the movie i loved :

    MIA : Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit
    in order to be comfortable?

    VINCENT : I don't know.
    MIA : That's when you know you found somebody special.
    When you can just shut
    the f*** up for a minute,
    and comfortably share silence.

    // Makes sense ... Wonder why people dont value silence anymore.

    VINCENT : If you'll excuse me, I gotta go home and have a
    heart attack.

    // One of the best delivered statements of the movie ..
    home cooked and delivered John Travolta style .

    ESMARELDA : What does it feel like? Killing a man.
    Beating another man to death

    with your bare hands.
    // Wonder what it would feel like

    JULES( Samuel L Jackson ) :

    "The path of the righteous man is beset on
    all sides by the inequities of the
    selfish and the tyranny of evil
    men. Blessed is he who, in the
    name of charity and good will,
    shepherds the weak through the
    valley of darkness, for he is truly
    his brother's keeper and the finder
    of lost children. And I will
    strike down upon thee with great
    vengeance and furious anger those
    who attempt to poison and destroy
    my brothers. And you will know my
    name is the Lord when I lay my
    vengeance upon you."

    // Open to interpretation . High point of the movie.
    I am going to remember this .