Sunday, December 27, 2009

Arsenal best Aston Villa 3-0

Arsenal scored 3 goals to secure a very important win against Aston Villa. 

At half-time the score was 0-0, but after 10-15 minutes into the second half, Fabregas was introduced. He played for 20 minutes and scored 2 goals, showing fantastic commitment and good leadership. 

After his 2 goals, Arsene Wenger didn't want to risk injury to him, as he was just recovering from one, so he was replaced by Ramsey. 

But Fabregas had done his job, and Diaby later made the score look better by scoring the third one.

A good second half performance and safe but solid one in first half, saw Arsenal get important 3 points. 

Team Lineup


Sagna     Gallas     Vermaelen Traore


         Denilson(57)   Diaby        

      Nasri                          Eduardo(63)


subs-> 57 (Fabregas)-replaced by Ramsey(84)


Goals: Fabregas 65, 81, Diaby 90.

I am very happy with this result because yesterday Chelsea drew dropping 2 points. But at the time of writing this post, ManU were leading against Hull, so hoping Hull can draw level somehow. 

Still a good result for Arsenal. But Song will go to play for his country in ACN(African Cup of Nations) so not sure how team will play in his absence. Till then, all Gunners out there keep smiling and enjoy the sweet feeling of a very good win.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I can explain

I can explain why I penned those lines in my last post.
Because I am in senti-mood, blame it on "rab ne bana di jodi" (SRK movie).
Watching "Transformers-2" will surely help to ease me out of senti-mood.(will watch it after I publish this post).

I saw Avatar on Thursday. Magical movie that everyone should watch at least once in 3-D. It does not matter if you don't like English movies, you will find something to like about it. I hope to watch it again, but I think my pals would go for 3-idiots. I would prefer Avatar but would not mind 3-idiots. 3-idiots has one of favorite actors Sharman, R. Madhavan, and Boman Irani. I am not a fan of Aamir, so.... we better leave it at that.

I am listening to Mudvayne right now, a very good album. But I don't listen to Heavy Metal music while riding my bike, as I tend to get over-excited as if I am in action movie doing crazy stunts. 
So usually while riding, I listen to punk rock or alternative rock. Stuff like red hot chilli peppers, offspring, greenday, U2, scorpions, etc. I also soothe myself by listening to songs by Dido or KT Tunstall, I don't exactly identify with their lyrics but they have a nice voice. And once in a while I flip through some hindi bollywood songs. I don't stick to particular genre of music, though I prefer rock music, I love the best of each genre of music too.

So two days of the long weekend are over, and one more day to go, don't know what to do tomorrow, other than wasting time, and wasting time. 

I have, I haven't

"My eyes hold back tears,
 heart tries to suppress pain.

still it does not receded,
familiar feeling of losing.

mind tells to get over it,
no big deal its a movie.

maybe on screen it shows
painting of imagination.

but I find it familiar,
similar to what I felt."

Movie ends and begins an ad featuring a tag line, "Move On".
I say I have, people say I haven't.
(I am inspired to write poems again, all thanks to "Niyati" and "chocolate lover").

An award, and two tags to know me more..

I received this award from Chocolate Lover, Thank You very much. She is a very good poet and a potential lyricist.
So I have to do these two tags now.

One is where I have to write down 7 things about me, which are unknown to fellow bloggers

Tag 1:-
>I hate brinjals and Goldspotted grenadier anchovy(fish called "maandeli" in marathi)
>I hate winters or specifically cold climate, when chilly winds and dry skin attacks are rampant.
>Of the time I watch TV, I mostly watch english movies or football, nothing else.
>I don't know how to swim, but enjoy frolicking in water.
>I have slight fear of heights, but I enjoy trekking, Someday I will atleast climb Mt. Kalsubai(tallest peak in Maharashtra).
>I love riding two-wheelers, especially my bike and my bicycle. I hate when people ride stupidly. Also hate people with no traffic sense, both drivers and pedestrians.
>I used to be short-tempered, I still loose temper, but it happens less frequently.

and here is the second tag.
Tag 2

1. What is your current obsession? Bikes and Arsenal Football Club
2. What are you wearing today? Red shorts and Red Tee
3. What’s for dinner? Veg. Pulav
4. What’s the last thing you bought? Himalaya Hair Cream
5. What are you listening to right now? Magnificant - U2
6. What do you think about the person who tagged you? Very good poet, possibly a good lyricist if these poems are turned into songs.
7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? On one of the carribean islands, sea facing, and I would have a store that sells surfing and diving gear.
8. What are your must-have pieces for summer? Bandana for my long hair (by a guy's standard)
9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Paris, since it is night right now, and Paris looks good at night.
10. Which language do you want to learn? Spanish, Bengali and Sanskrit
11. What’s your favorite quote?Never give up. And never stop believing. (Rocky Balboa)
12. Who do you want to meet right now? Bhatt, Vishram, JP, and Abhay.
13. What is your favorite color? Green, Blue, White and Black.
14. Give us 3 styling tips that works for you: A bandana, Leather Jacket and Blue Jeans
15. What is your dream job? A music composer or lyricist or a Bike Racer.
16. What’s your favorite magazine? Bike India, JLT(out of print)
17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? Upgrade my bikes performance or buy new riding gear (jacket, gloves, etc)
18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas? Wearing formal shirts with jeans, esp. ripped jeans.
19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon? Everyone else, there was only one, Feroz Khan.
20. What kind of haircut do you prefer? No hair cut, trying to grow my hair, as long as my patience allows it.
21. What are you going to do after this? Have dinner
22. What are your favourite movies? Too many to list. I usually don't like dramas but otherwise too many of them, still if I have to choose, I will choose an epic or an action flick.
23. What inspires you? See a smile on someones face.
24. What does your friends call you most commonly?kambli, sanket,
25. Would you prefer coffee or tea? tea, not too hot, and of course not cold.
26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed? listen to pantera or 'System of a Down' (heavy metal music), watch a mindless action movie, play football manager, write in my journal or talk to my sis about it
27. What makes you go wild? Riding Bikes, Trekking forts/mountains, frolicking in water(be it wavy sea or a flowing river)
28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?Lots of blogs, of fellow bloggers, blogs about bikes, arsenal, comics and technology.
29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet? Jalebi/Rossagulla or StrawBerry Ice cream
30.How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?gmail, orkut, facebook, google reader,
31. Favorite Season? Summer and Monsoons
32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me? uhh.. funny tasting tea/coffee, scrambled eggs, toast, maggi, french fries.
33. Last time you got stopped by a cop? two years back while riding bike in wrong direction on a one-way road.
34. What are you afraid of the most? That I will self-destruct someday.
35. What's the first you do once you have booted the system? Start Opera browser or Football manager
36. What brings you smile on your face instantly? When others are happy
37. What was the last thing you had to drink? Water
38. Worst injury you've ever had? Scrapped my knees after my bike skidded on wet road.

I tag:-
Shruti(High Spot)
Amita(Directly from heart)
Supriya(Smiling tears)
and everyone else

Rules for those who are tagged:
Respond and rework –
answer these questions on your blog,
replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own,
and add one more question to the list.
Then tag eight or ten other new set of people

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Year end blues...or new year blues...or.. no blues...or??

December 2009.
So is it time to welcome with eagerness 2010?
or time to loose oneself in nostalgia of 2009?
I am not quite sure which flow of emotion should I dive into.
I am a dreamer so I can easily dream out the most ideal 2010 for me.
And also I love to roam the streets of nostalgic memories, even if they are only a year old.
Still I can't forget the forgettable New Years Eve of 2008, when I decided to take power nap just before midnight celebrations and ended up sleeping through the fireworks to wake up on  1 Jan 2009 uttering..> [damn!! ]
And I think it was damned anyway with recession, commodities price rise, "break--up", stalled US work opportunities, our Project manager  leaving our firm, and other assorted not-good events. 
Still 2009 continued to shine in parts like sunshine on cloudy days, and I am thankful to god for all that.
Be it, the "break-up", more job responsibilities, MCA degree completion, some good travel experiences with friends and family, learning yoga, getting back my fitness levels (lost due to desk job), watching good movies, making new friends(!!) and many more.
So as I put the events of 2009 into the library of past events in my brain, I can't help but feel "Butterflies in the stomach" regarding what 2010 has in store for everyone, irrespective of good or bad events. 
Because even though nobody likes to hear this, truth is, "whatever happens, happens for the good."
So ... its good...but also not good... because till now, no plans have been made with regards to new year celebrations. So lets see.

"Gracias por leer mi blog, y los puede tienen una feliz Navidad y año nuevo muy impresionante"

it means "Thank You for reading my blog, and may you all have a merry Christmas and very awesome new year"

p.s. I love spanish language, want to master it someday.

again p.s. if any reading this wants to update the good and bad events of 2009 for me, let me know, as I tend to have a very faulty memory.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Arsenal beat Stoke 2-0 with Arshavin and Ramsey on target, also a cleansheet for Almunia.

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Arsenal beat Stoke 2-0, with Arshavin and Ramsey on target, also a cleansheet for Almunia.
Today Arsenal played the following formation,

Sagna                 Gallas                              Vermaelen                  Traore(Silvestre)
Eboue(Ramsey)                       Fabregas                      Denilson
Nasri                                 Rosicky(Vela)

Fortunately Eduardo's absence didn't leave the score-card barren.

Elsewhere, ManU scored 4-0 against West Ham to keep pressure on Chelsea who play ManCity in a late match, and Liverpool fans will be disappointed with their draw with Blackburn.

That's all for now, right now I am happy to see Arsenal winning and Liverpool not winning, sadly Man Utd won.
Technically Chelsea not gaining any points from the ManCity match is good for Arsenal but ManCity winning is also not good, still lets hope Chelsea lose.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Arsenal, Carling, Stoke and missing Song

Arsenal deservedly lost to Chelsea who were a better team on the pitch. Arsenal's formation and tactics are always attacking, so they have to score more goals, than they let in, which they are sure to concede , especially if there is drogba in the opposite team. Anyway, blame game has been done by everybody and Arsene has protected his players, so its better to focus on the next match. Carling cup match on wednesday will feature youngsters, so focus should be on match against Stoke City. Arsene will have to change formation to suit absence of Persie and Bendtner or needs to give team-talk to eduardo and arshavin. And also to Denilson to step up, as Song may go and play for his national team in a few months time, so he is our only replacement for Song. Oh! can you believe it, A season or two back we hated Song, now we miss Song. Funny!!

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"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves -- it's just a question of finding the subject."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Go Gunners

Arsenal meet Chelsea this weekend, and this will be a very important result for Arsenal. Arsenal are facing bad luck with injuries, but Home game goal scoring record of Arsenal is very good, so fingers crossed. Hope for victory. Go Gunners!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Best Friends Wedding

Yes! the wedding ceremony went very well. And the happy couple were all smiles.
It was not just the wedding ceremony that is etched in my mind, but also the four days of fun I had with some of my best friends and some new friends.
It all began on a shy note, with we barely interacting, it took mahendra's jokes to get the ball rolling, and to speak proverbially it hasn't stopped rolling since then. Not only did I make new friends, we had so much fun, someone would think that we had been best friends for a long time.
Four days spent seemed like more than four days, and we didn't want the fun to stop, thinking why do the days seem so short.
We cracked jokes, sang songs, danced like there was no tomorrow. Filling water from a well, designing the Banner for the bride and grooms name, all the wedding ceremonies from "haldi" to "waraat(baaraat)" were fun.
Found a new friend in Kimaya, a young girl with a perfect smile and mesmerizing eyes, who dreams of a great career in Hospitality Industry, good luck to her. And found a new buddy in a little kid called Yash, smart kid with big dreams too. Amol: JP's brother-in-law, reserved guy who took time to open up, but when he did, he is fun to be around with. Not to forget Shraddha, the kid who wants to be a doctor.
It was good experience for all of us, as sometimes when you are working, you get into a routine, and not only that, the people whom you meet in your line of work are people who have achieved many things in life, that they barely have any dreams. So when you meet such youngsters (mind you the age difference was barely averaging 5-6 yrs), you realize that you are not really that old, you are still young at heart and age. And inside this exterior of seriousness and formality are hidden, kids who just want to have fun.
All credit goes to all these relatives (which includes all of the above) who never made us feel left out, we were treated like we were part of the family. So total credit to all of them. Still regret I could not thank all of them for everything they did for us.
Knowing how to ride any kind of bike, helps when there is a bike in the household and small tasks requiring short trips to market. So I got to ride a Bajaj Boxer and Bajaj Discover 100 over the days, and riding through village roads surrounded by lush green fields and fresh air blasting my face was a very good experience.
There are more events that happened, lots of fun that I may not have mentioned here, part of the reason is that it brings about a flood of emotion and a kind of nostalgia that creates problems as I don't really like the sentimental emotionality that leads to teary eyes, what people call "Khushi ke Aansu" or "Tears of joy", as I prefer the quotes like "Boys Dont Cry" and "Show No Tear". Anyway, this by far, was the best wedding I ever attended, and also one of the best times I had in life with anyone. I Thank you all. And I Thank God.
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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

Friday, November 20, 2009

know more about me!!

I was tagged by Niyati

1. Last beverage: pepsi

2. Last phone call: kim

3. Last text message from : kim

4. Last song you listened to: Bend & Break by Keane

5. Last time you cried: :Show no Tears


9. Lost someone special? Yes
10. Been depressed? Yes

11. Been drunk and threw up? I don't drink!


12. Green

13. White

14. Black/Brown

15. Red/Blue

16. Made new friends: Yes

17. Fallen out of love: naah!! still believe in power of  love

18. Laughed until you cried: yes

19. Met someone who changed you: Yes

20. Found out who your true friends were: Yes.
21. Found out someone was talking about you: No


23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: 30%
25. Do you have any pets: Fish
26. Do you want to change your name: No!

27. What did you do for your last birthday: Had great time with friends at Orissa

28.What time did you wake up today: 0600 am (usual time)

29. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping

30. Name something you CANNOT wait for: winter to get over..its cold...its dry...

31. Last time you saw your father: 2 mins back

32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: Nothing

33. Most visited web page: blogger, facebook, orkut, gmail, google reader


34. Name: Sanket

35. Nicknames: Bhai, Kambli

36. Zodiac sign: Leo

37. Male or female or transgender : Male.

38. Elementary: B.Sc. (Comp. Sci) / MCA

40. Hair color: Black
41. Long or short: long enough to reach my nose tip

42. Height: 5'8
45. Piercings? No
46. Tattoos? No! want one!

47. Righty or lefty: Righty

48. First surgery: No!

49. First piercing:
50. First best friend: Sameeta(my sis)

51. First sport you loved: Cycling

52. First pet : Fish

53. First vacation: Dont remember, maybe Mahabaleshwar

54. First concert: Rock concert in college

55. First crush: Cute girl in my class at school, later she called me brother.,,, ha ha ha

56. Eating: no brinjals and I am happy

57. Drink: water, or any fizz drink

58. I'm about to: drink tea

60. Waiting for: nothing


63. Careers in mind? Sky diver or bike racer or pilot


64. Lips or eyes: Both

65. Hugs or kisses: Both

66. Shorter or taller: Not too short

67. Older or Younger: Younger

68. Romantic or spontaneous: Both


74. Lost glasses/contacts: No
78. Been arrested: No..
79. Turned someone down: ha ha No

80. Cried when someone died: I believe in "Show No Tears"


81. Yourself: Yes

82. Miracles: Yes

83. God: Yes

84. Love at first sight: Yes, I believe in love at first sight,, but not sure such love lasts

85. Heaven: No

86. Santa Claus: No

88. Angels: No
89. Devils: No


92. Wanted to kill someone ever? : Yes.. too many,,, but remember eye for an eye makes the world blind,,,better kill completely and leave no trace for CSI
94. Committed a blunder and regretted later? many times,, I am master of cover-ups


96. White: Shirt
97. Black: Jacket
98. Red: Tee

99. Pink: I dont wear it, but it looks great on girls

100. Blue: Jeans

 And hence I tag -
Sameeta, Tasha, Xorkes, Shruti and everyone else

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  «´¨`·..¤Sanket Kambli¤..·´¨`»
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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

Saturday, November 14, 2009

wedding blues

No! not me!
One of My best friend (JP)!
He is getting married next week, to the love of his life.
Its a love marriage, where only the marriage is going to be arranged, not love. As they are crazy in love with each other.
So do send him all the wishes!!!
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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

and what else

Yes! what else is going in your lives guys?
Yesterday watched movie: 2012.
In short... 
>excellent jaw-dropping effects
>must watch on big screen
>decent storyline
>competent acting
>not boring
>wanted some more to be shown, something like post-apocalyptic world
>very enjoyable and fulfilling
>not oscar winning but a true blockbuster for a family
>no hot chicks
>go for it... at least once...even non-english movie lovers can enjoy it

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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"BLUE" movie review

Watched the action flick, "BLUE" last week.
Good action scenes
Brilliant underwater shoots
Lacked smart one-liners
Needed more suspense or at least some pace in first half
Sanjay-Lara seemed odd couple
Rahul Dev acted very well
Akshay was "usual", script had no scope for more improvisation
Zayed still is not that good
Katrina looked wierd in wierd hairstyle
Good for novelty factor, but not a memorable action flick.
Anthony D'Souza (Director) and Ajay Benson (Writer) should watch Indiana Jones or at least National Treasure (never copy) to learn how to create some excitement in a treasure hunt!

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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves -- it's just a question of finding the subject."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A-Z tag ... tried every line from A-Z ...

Tag Sourced from
This tag is called the A-Z tag, here goes:

1) A – Available/Single?
Single. but its expensive to mingle!!

2) B – Best friend?
Not one, not all, but a few.

3) C – Cake or Pie?
Cake, with lots of cream and chocolate

4) D – Drink of choice?
Water or Thumbs Up (fizz drink)

5) E – Essential item you use every day?
Cellphone, watch, hair cream, deo.

6) F – Favorite colour?
All colours, soft spot for white/green but blue/red/black are next fave.

7) G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?
Gummy Bear

8) H – Hometown?

9) I – Indulgence?
Pani Puri or any chinese soup

10) J – January or February?
Neither ...very cold months...

11) K – Kids & their names?
Got no kids but like these names, Abhimanyu or Ranveer and Madhura or Preeti

12) L – Life is incomplete without?
Friends, family, newspapers, book, PC, cellphone, TV, FOOD

13) M – Marriage date?
near future??? scarY!!!

14) N – Name? Your real name!!
my name is not know to all,

15) O – Oranges or Apples?
Apple... Orange.... uhhhh...both

16) P – Phobias/Fears?
in the past, a mix of slight claustrophobia and slight fear of heights....nowadays i fear myself

17) Q – Quote for today?
Never give up and never stop believing

18) R – Reason to smile?
Never need a reason

19) S – Season?
Summer and Monsoon

20) T – Tag 3 People?
Tasha, Sameeta, "High Spot"

21) U – Unknown fact about me?
I dream a lot

22) V – Vegetable you don't like?

23) W – Worst habit?

24) X – X-rays?
Once. When I swallowed a broken teeth.

25) Y – Your favorite food?
Lots of, but something I won't mind having everyday... then.. it is chapati and usal (pulses with spicy gravy)

26) Z – Zodiac sign?
Leo, compatibility with Aries was a bit too fiery so maybe next time it will be Sagittarius.

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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Post Poll Musings

Its second time I had my finger inked. (Exercised my voting rights). Last time was for Lok Sabha elections, this time for assembly elections. Last time my vote resulted in victory for the candidate, now lets see what difference my vote makes. I was also in the pessimists camp, thinking all politicians are corrupt, what difference does it make if I vote. My opinion has not changed, I don't expect anyone to do any work for my constituency in spite of winning.
Still I vote because that is my duty, to vote for a candidate I think who "could" help to improve our locality. So I tell all people who don't vote, please vote next time.
Our politicians shirk from their responsibilities, but why should we behave like them and not vote. Lets be better than them, lets do our duty, lets have a say.

I know this post came a bit late, and should have come before the election day. But being busy, and not expecting my words to make any difference to anyone, made me post this a bit late.

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Software Engineer/Writer/Poet/Biker/Photographer/Traveler

Friday, October 09, 2009

Red Wave

Walking down a path of change
shedding blood for this change
thinking its the right way
onward marches the red wave

creating terror in innocent lives
killing people always they strive
not affected is administration
coz they don't value cops life

onward marches the red wave
lives lost no one cares
they thinks its for a cause
cause value is long lost

red wave is called killing machine
no knows why they really kill
red wave is not bothered anyway
they just want revenge in some way

(a few lines on naxal issue as portrayed my media)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

penned down

Here are contrasting thoughts going on in minds of individuals.
First one, wants to be with someone but cant
while the second one, is with someone but out of compulsion.
and the third one, is pleading his love to believe him

--First One's thoughts--

i need a moment of love..
i don't know what else...
but i need a moment of love..
nothing else would do....

a moment with her..
is better than nothing...
and not being near her...
is making me go mad...

--Second One's thoughts---

every time I am with her
feels like walking in darkness
there is no moment when I feel
that I am here with someone

like a shadow with her
still never really with her
furthur away are your hearts
even if we are holding hands
--Third One's thoughts---

believe me I am not lying today
i didn't lie any other day
i will keep my word
wont go break promises

doubts may cloud your mind
even caution for some time
but try to put worries away
and believe in what I say

.. (p.s. all thoughts are fictional visualizations are not representative of authors state of mind. )

thrilling rides

Hello everyone!
after a long time!!
Highlight of the weekend was visit to local fun-fair, where biggest attraction was the Ferris wheel. These fairs are mostly visited by local youths, middle or lower-middle class families and are not even a shadow as compared to big theme parks like Essel World. Still it was a welcome change for me, that shook me out of my dreary routine.
I sat in 4 rides, as they were the only challenging among other kiddie stuff. First was ferris wheel, which was a good warm-up, and set pace for thrill to follow. Second ride was a not ferris wheel but a ride which whirled in elliptical fashion, this was not much scary and even the height was not that "high", but it was placed close to trees, which initially made me paranoid about my legs hitting a tree branch.
Now after these two rides I had warmed up very well, and went towards a thing called "break dancer", I had not seen it in action as I was busy with other rides, so when I sat in it and was locked in, did I realize that it was going to be one funky ride. The cart was literally throwing me in all possible directions as other carts crisscrossed each other in colliding fashion and nearly missing each other.
As the ride came to a stop, I stumbled out of it, and stumbled into another ride which ended up being crazier than the third one. It was a small ferris wheel kind of structure, but difference was that the carts were different. There were like cages and one sat in a push-back seat fashion, clearly the cages were suspended(not fixed but rocking) from the arms of ferris wheel. Now as it started moving, the cages rocked forth and back, moving us in the same fashion. Now this may not be that exciting, but as speed
picked up, the pull-push began increasing in magnitude and at its top speed, we literally thrown out of our seats and pulled in our seats.
Description maybe sketchy, and ride is not even marginally scary as compared to other rides in bigger amusement parks, but it was worth the 20 bucks I spent (first ride cost me 25, second 15, then 25, last one 20).
In the end, the experience was thrilling and exhaustive because I sat in rides back to back, without any rests. And this has made me excited for a trip to Essel World, whenever it comes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Arsenal lead 4-0 at everton

Arsenal turn on the style at everton as they are 4 goals ahead at the end of 49 mins in the first match of 2009-2010 season

Sunday, August 09, 2009

jason statham and action ...and other actions...and reactions

Another weekend goes by, hurray??
Confused thoughts abound in my head right now, and they are not allowing me to think correctly, no thought in particular, just like the title of this post, nothing makes sense .......
Since we are on topic of non-thinking things. I will mention Jason Statham movies. Last two days I have been feasting on his movies; Crank 1 and 2, Transporter 1 and 3, Death Race, Chaos and Rouge Assassin/D War. His movies are always action packed, fast paced and no-nonsense movies. He is not a Bruce Willis clone, but he goes through most scary situations with ease and wit. He is the only person, who can be the next "Bruce Willis". Not that I am comparing both, but he is really good. I still think he would have been a better choice to play the character "Hitman" in the movie of the same name. Anyway I wonder how would it be, if Jason Statham is cast as "James Bond". Please don't be offended, just a thought. I would not mind it. His action movies are how action movies should be, they should have nonstop action.
That's the movie stuff, lets move on to, music. Nothing much, I am alternating between, "U2 - No Line On The Horizon" and "The Stills". Quite a contrast!
Its august and rains here are scarce, and possibly in many states of India, drought has been declared. And most affected among food items re pulses, my beloved pulses. God save us all!!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Birthday .. Orissa Trip and more

My birthday on 2nd august was on the same day, when we had to attend a colleagues wedding. And since the wedding ceremony was in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), my birthday was celebrated in style along with some of my best friends.
In all, 30, 31 july and 1,2,3 august were spent in fun company, as we enjoyed,
36 hour train journey covering 3 states.
visit to Jagannath Puri temple and Konark Sun temple.
visit to chilika lake and its irrawady dolphins.
Playing in the strong waves of east coast of India, or simple Puri Beach, also called Puri sea face.
Eating chinese food from a famous chinese eatery of Puri.
staying in 3-star hotels.
visiting the creatures housed at Nandankanan Zoo.
and a 2 hour airplane flight (my first one!) from bhubaneshwar to mumbai.
All along enjoying the beauty of the surroundings and the hospitality towards us.
The food was good too, not yoghurt splattered stuff from north india.
And it felt blessed to have a good breakfast of puri-bhaji everyday. Loved it.
Not forgetting the delicious sweets of bhubaneshwar. Already I am in love with Orissa, so much that I would not mind falling in love with a Oriya girl.
Ok, enough of fantasies.
Thats all for now, as I come back to routine of life. Still I will make sure to never make the routine boring. Spice it up, whenever I can.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Adventures and many more things!

Lots of things missing, so lets make it fast.
11-12 July 2009 were spent in enjoying the scenic environs of matheran.
Highlight of the whole trip was "Valley Crossing". As you can see below, it was adrenaline rushing fun activity.

As opposed to last time, we walked down from matheran to neral station, which is a 2-3 hours hike. It really was a good way to conclude the trip. The view is lush green, and one can see the meandering narrow gauge rail track playing hide and seek.
On the hill, like last time we were not able to see half the points, because of paucity of time. We just watched the usual points like, Echo Point, Lord Point, Charlotte Lake, and Washed-Out-Trail Point. I still haven't seen One-Tree Hill, Panaroma Point, among others. So better luck next time.

After that, the week has been pretty mundane, save for my PC monitor malfunctioning, and requiring 600 rupees to fix it. So...

More things soon, and more regularly.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Finally I can blog from home, as I have summoned my PC from the dead.
"Summon Complete" (a dialogue from the game Warcraft 3)
Somehow, the SMPS of my PC malfunctioned, tripping the phase switches, but replacing it with a new one(Rs. 450/-), brought it to life.
With the addition of a 250MB ddr2 RAM card, a gift from mahendra bhatt (thanks a lot), my good 'ol PC runs faster now.

I watched Kambakt Ishq.
Nothing to write about it, as it lackluster.
Akshay Kumar is great as ever, and Slyvester Stallone and "hottie" Dennis Richards are definite addons!!
Still the movie is very average, some funny moments aside.
Akshay Kumar is very talented, so I expect something better than this from him.
He is my second favourite bollywood star after Shah Rukh Khan.

Thats all for now, Adios!
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I still remember.

I still remember.
Even though it was just last saturday that I went to Worli Seaface with Tasha (one of my greatest friends!), the experience makes me want to go there again.
So I still remember the rains lashing our faces, jumping in puddles, being all "WET", coaxing the waves to come higher up the seaface, and talking. Beautiful.
Of course, the fact the Bandra-Worli sealink not being lighted up meant, we missed a spectacular view, but that did not deter motorists from driving on the massive sealink.
And this visits marks my first visit to Worli Seaface, a shame considering I live so close to the city.
The truth is, I have seen more places outside Mumbai, than inside it.
I guess nobody guided me earlier, but now slowly I am exploring it, with some help of course.

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! rest in peace !

So another week begins, but on a bad note. My granpa's brother left for heavenly abode, after hundred years with us.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

My life through music:-

My life through music:-

Tag from

Opening Credits: Here I am - Bryan Adams

Waking up: Beautiful Day - U2

Average Day: Tension Kai Ko Lene Ka - Aankhen

First Date: Haan Pehli Bar -  Kishor Kumar

Falling in love: Dil Ko - (RHTDM-Roop Kumar Rathod)

Love scene: Lets Make A night to remember - Bryan Adams or Love Sensuality Devotion - Enigma

Fight scene: Electrical Storm - U2 or Bolo Na - Sona M.

Breaking Up: Such Keh Raha hai diwana - (RHTDM -Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main)  or She Hates Me - puddle of mud

Getting back together: Tere Bina zindagi main koi - Aandhi or Tum Bin Jaoo Kaha - ?

Secret Love: Woh Pehli baar jab hum mile - Pyaar Main kabhi kabhi

Life's okay: Without me - Eminem

Mental Breakdown: Highway TO Hell - Ac/Dc

Driving: Riders of the storm - the doors

Learning a lesson: Walk On - u2

Deep thought: sounds of silence - Simon and Garfunkel

Flashback: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd

Partying:  Sandstorm - DJ Darude

Happy dance: Beat It - MJ or  Baawaare  - Luck By Chance

Regretting: Billy's Leaving - James Blunt

Long night alone: Hotel California - The Eagles

Death Scene: One Step Closer - Linkin Park

Closing credits: Fly Away From Here - Aerosmith

!I tag whoever else wants to take this up!

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Terminator Salvation : movie review (brief)

I watched Terminator Salvation(T-4). Being a fan of the franchise, I loved it. Its better than T-3(RoTM), but whether its better than T-2 is debatable.
Surely in terms of effects/cinematography it is peerless, with only the Transformers 2 having  the capacity to do better.
Action movie fans shouldn't miss it, and its really a treat to watch it on big screen. Acting has been solid, but not necessarily exceptional, its not something that would hinder your viewing experience.
This movie is a typical blockbuster, and it makes me want to watch the next episode.
 Its got gadgets, robots, androids, crazy fight scenes, big blasts, and lots of fun.
One-liners are scarce, but that is fine.
Watch It! (p.s.- it has arnie!!!... kind of!!!... go figure!!!)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

copied from mail forwards

I know this is a mail forward.
But still this is fun


1. You can stare at any  Girl.......
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2. You don't have to spend money on her.
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3. You won't  get boring result in ur  board papers.
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4. No girlfriend, no emotional blackmailing.
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5. If u don't have a girlfriend, she can't dump u.
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6. Having a  girlfriend is hot, not  having a girlfriend is automatically cool, and every one loves to be a cool guy.
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7. This can be more to life than just waiting for the bloody phone to  ring.
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8. You won't have to tolerate someone else  defining, "right" and  "wrong" for u.
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9. Girlfriend can get so possessive that you can't do anything according  ur wishes anymore.
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10. You can buy gifts for  mom, dad, sis or grandpa instead of a girlfriend and have a happier family life.
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11. You  won't have to waste paper  writing love letters. No  more endless waiting for ur date to arrive at some weird shop  place.
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12. You can have more friends,  as u will have more  time for them.
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13. You wont have to see boring love stories instead of  sports.
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14. You wont have to tell lie to anybody and, therefore, u'll sin less.
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15. You can have good night's sleep-no need to dream about her.
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16. You wont have to fight over having a 'special'  friend with ur  folks.
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17. No nonstop nonsense.
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18. You wont have drown in the pool of her tears.
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19. No  tension.
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20. You can be "urself"
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21. You wont have to  hide your telephone  bills.....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

rains .. terror. .. etc

Rains are playing hide and seek, and thats why no consistent rainfall. So its not much fun to stand under umbrella and eat coal heated corn cobs, sprinkled with salt and masala.
Month of july is full of blockbuster movies, and I will have to save a lot of cash to be able to watch all of them. But I am going to make sure that I don't miss; Terminator 4, Transformers 2, and Harry Potter 6, simply for the reason that these movies are more fun to watch on big screen than on television. So lets see if I am able to watch all the three movies. 
My dislike for these terrorists continues to grow, these so called rebels in the grab of maoist fighting for peasant rights just kill people. A revolution that started with good intentions (Naxalbari) has turned into a violent war, where I don't see peasants benefitting. So lets hope this situation is resolved in a more peaceful manner, however unlikely.
Maybe it is the adrenaline rush. But when I run to catch a train, I love it, more so at Thane station. Usually when I see for afar CST train approaching, I start sprint towards platform no.4 or 6. The rush that one gets after catching the train is a welcome change from the boring routine of a working guy. It cannot replace the exciting  adventure sports like sky-diving, but are a cheap and safe substitute. With rains making it difficult for me to ride my bike to office, I cannot get a high that comes with riding a bike, as I have to use public transport. The biggest reason for not riding my bike in rain is that, when it rains I can't keep the visor of helmet down, as visibility is low due to splashing rain drops. And if I keep the visor up, my spectacles will get splashed, so again reducing visibility. To add to my troubles the fear of skidding is always present. And there is the worse case scenario of flooding. If I am stuck somewhere, I can find my way out by walking/climbing etc., but if I am stuck with my bike it complicates things. So together with these all problems and the fear of bike suddenly refusing to start, I avoid riding to work in rainy season.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

something about me... and some more

1) When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Man! my hair are a mess (meaning its perfect)

2)How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
100-200 ... recession yaar!!!

3) What's a word that rhymes with DOOR?
stupid question

4) Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
my ex

5) What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

its a jingle.... in kill bill vol1 movie ... a nurse whistles it...

6)What are you wearing right now?
shorts and tee ( Its sunday!!)

7)Do you label yourself?
yes a label.... (recklessly insane)

8) Name the brand of the shoes you're currently own?
Formal shoes (local brand), monsoon sandals (local brand), summer floaters (), ethnic chappal (local brand), old sneakers (nike).

9) Bright or Dark Room?
Bright !! coz i am not bright...

10) What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? <-- thats her,,,,

11) What does your watch look like?
Titan Fastrack... 6 yrs old.. but still looks dashing.... perfect with formals and casuals....

12) What were you doing at midnight last night?
Setting up Limewire on my PC (just formatted it, and installed OS again)

13) What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
Download ringtones, wallpapers, just click here...
yeah right!!

14) What's a word that you say a lot?

15)Who told you he/she loved you last?
my ex

16) Last furry thing you touched?
hug-teddy... not mine... my sisters...

19) Your favourite age so far
from birth-right now!!!

18) What was the last thing you said to someone?
yeto!!(meaning,, coming) .... for dinner!!

19) The last song you listened to?
Speedys Coming by Scorpions

20) Where did you live in 1987?
I was just a baby crawling out of the house, when mom wasnt looking.

21) Are you jealous of anyone?
yes, my college friend, who got chance to work in europe for 6 months. and in the process she visited Paris.

22) Is anyone jealous of you?

23) Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Watch, Cellphone, sense of humour(stupid kind).

24) What's your favourite town/city?
Thane.. mumbai is close... but Thane is the place where I spent my childhood....

25) When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Eons ago!!! when I was a kid..Sent it to people who make Lays... there was some contest... and then they sent me a free gift... a plastic folder to store my tazo collection... (which I misplaced while moving into my new house :(

26) Can you change the oil on a car?
oil on a car?? I can change oil of my bike..

27) Your first love/big crush: What is the last thing you heard about him/her?
uhhhh....she is committed ..... had called her on her birthday...

28) Does anything hurt on your body right now?
no..... pain doesn't affect me... so its usually ignored..

29) What is your current desktop picture?
At work, Arsenal logo...... at home... some or the other bollywood actress

30) Have you been burnt by love?
Yeah... and the charred remains are still there.... the wind hasn't yet blown away the ashes....

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

rain and some more

Yeah!!!! it rained!!!
It rained scantily for a few hours yesterday, it was not substantial rainfall, but its a fine start.
I went out for a long walk and walking in the drizzle, was such a nice experience.
But today it is back to blue skies and warm sun. So question is, has monsoon really arrived or was that just a trailer of the monsoon movie?
Arsenal have signed Thomas Vermaelen, a defender that this team badly needed. No other defender should leave Arsenal, or else there won't be healthy competition in the team, and there would be dearth of backup in case of injuries. But I suspect William Gallas may leave.
Just bought myself rainy season footwear. I prefer shoes to sandals/floaters. Because I hate getting dirt/mud on my feet, and heel of these are small so pants/jeans get soiled easily. But problem with leather shoes is that they are ruined in the rain. Shoes made of fabric may dry quicker but don't look good on trousers. And all season shoes don't let water but that makes it difficult to dry them if water comes in, which eventually leads to stinking shoes, which can be kept under control by putting fragrant talcum powder. Still that is not a good option. So I went in for a kind of hybrid.
It has got good features.
Its material is soft, not skin-cutting rubber that you can see in "BATA" rainy shoes.
It has got decent high heel(men point of view), so the ends of pants/jeans don't get soiled easily.
It doesn't slip easily on ..... well.... slippery surfaces..... Now the front is not entirely covered, but is better than fully open toed ones. Still little bid muck is sure to splash on my toes so I am anyway going to wear socks. (not sure about that as they may stink!!!)
So it seems to have best of both worlds.
Lets see if I love it or not. And it would be answered in a few months.
Other than footwear especially for rains, I use a rain jacket and a umbrella for very heavy rains. And yes a Rs.50 waterproof (non-fabric) cap.
Well that takes care of rain-wear but where are the rains!!!!
Bring It On!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Finally I laid my hands on a Scorpions album I have been looking for since a long time. Album name is "Fly to the Rainbow" released in 1974. I have a very old cassette, but now I have it in digital form. It's one of those albums which I never get bored of listening to. Now I am trying to find, "Lonesome Crow", which was Scorpions first album.


I watched two movies today. Both all out action movies, fun to watch, total entertainment. "Shoot Em Up" and "Rogue Assassin". "Rogue Assassin" had "Jet-Li" so I could not miss it. These two movies made my day, as they were a welcome change, from the movie of the week,

"Road to El Dorado (RtED)". RtED is one of my favorite movies. I have it in my cellphone, and so had watched it too many times this week. I am still thinking which movie should grace my cellphone screen next week.


"The Wound" has dried up; a layer of dry/rough skin chip has come up on it, for protection I believe. So now I can get back to my workout, though only a light workout would be a good idea right now. The adventure of "The Wound" continues.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

food and stuff

I don't what it is. But I just love the masala flavoured banana chips.
I know its the taste, but it is unique, not found in any other packet.
Mind you! it is not a global brand either. They taste is just yummmm.
And talking of yummm. Lunch at Ozone restraunt in Hotel Heavens was just the kind of food, that is worth the money.
From the starters to dessert, everything was just perfect. Except ignoring the Malwani Fish Curry, which was not even an inch the way we (malwani) make it. Still the food was filling and good and since lunch was sponsored by company food tasted even better.
And I finally tasted vanilla icecream+gulab jamun. It tastes very well. I loved it.
"The Wound" is healing better now, is it because of honey which is said to speed up the healing process.
I am still waiting for the rains to arrive and drench us in monsoon glory, something my wound would not like, as it prefers to run like a dry state. "The wound" does not ache much, and has nearly dried up. And that is the reason why the bandage keeps sliding down. So I have to make sure I don't bend my leg too much, or else it may slip and woud my get exposed. And walking with a limp is not a easy thing to do, as my poor left leg has to take all the weight.
So that is "The Wound" story. And the effect is that Road-Runner (my bike) is getting much deserved rest.
Today ! no power cut!! yeaahh!! hurray!!
Ok. more some other day!! adios!! amigoes!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lots of....

Its been two days and now my knee feels better. Oh! yes I forgot, I scrapped my knee.
It happened on IIT road. Only familiar with this stretch know it is treacherous. Skidded into gutter of mud, broke headlight glass, and a scrapped my knee. Helmet and jacket saved me from more damage. But knee protectors were in my bag, if I had not been lazy to wear them then pain would have been less. Headlight glass is fixed, so road-runner(my bike) is fine, just makes a rattling sound a bit at high speeds. Knee has grazed wound, not too deep, but still not superficial. To avoid septic condition, I went to a nursing home and got the wound cleaned for fifty bucks. Now I walk around with bandaged knee, and since it isn't raining I still ride to office.
But sunday and sautrday were fun!
Saturday in short->
Visited the famous Mahalakshmi Temple (Mumbai),
then visited Nehru Science Centre.... that was the best part.... roamed till our legs could take it....saw a lot of things...learnt a lot....skipped two floors....will do next time...
Went to heera panna shopping centre for Nintendo DS Hack.
It was a great mumbai trip, riding in taxi. (p.s. I live in suburbs)

Sunday was even more.....
Went to Gateway of India... got overwhelmed by crowd.
Went to Cafe Leopold, since I don't drink alcohol and now have sore throat. I just drank water.
It was great experience, and my first one. more....some time later...
We also ............sorry have to cut short...I am late for work.....damn,..... damn... sorry to be continued.....
ok...yes..also went to "Not just jazz by the bay"  and Prince of wales museum (now called shivaji museum) ...also to girgaum chowpatty.... ok enough ...more details next time.adios

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Early Morning ramblings

Its early morning, and I am sipping tea. According to my schedule, it is time to do some light workout, but here I am typing a few lines. Anyway, its Friday, so if I don't get to workout today, I still have Saturday and Sunday. But I need to workout, not only to remain in shape, but also to have endurance for a trek to Torna Fort which is in planning stage. It is another tough fort, along with Rajgad.
Last two weeks were great that four birthdays were celebrated in our office which is a fun way to break monotony and eat yummy chocolate cakes.
And it finally rained. No, the monsoons haven't reached Mumbai early. They were just pre-monsoon showers. Last year it was weekend when that happened, but this time, I was riding back from office on my bike wearing leather jacket. I had to stop and remove the jacket, put other non-Wet-able items like cellphone in my bag, and then move on cautiously. Its very risky to ride a bike in first rains, as the chances of skidding are quite high (That is why I wear knee Armour). Now the wait is for the monsoons to begin in full flow.
Well, I would like to type more, but that would mean being late for work.
No! I can't be late today, lots of work to do.
Adios! Keep reading..... and I will keep posting

p.s. didn't proofread it so bear the grammatical mistakes

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Its mid-week, and the pain is slowly subsiding.
No, I was not feeling pain of break-up. It was the pain of watching Arsenal loose to a good Manchester United team.
I am not a ManU fan, but I can never deny that they are a very talented team.
Yes, C.Ronaldo is a cry-baby but he is a skilled player. And the way Arsenal handled him, we deserved to lose.
Still I think this team has done quite well, considering the players in this team, their performances have been good not great.
Problem is only when you consider the history of Arsenal as a club that current performances are clearly under-par.
Everyone is expecting Arsene Wenger to get more quality players into the team, especially the defence. But I don't think we are getting to sign more than one or two players. Lets hope we don't sign players like Sylvester.
This tiff between movie makers and movie distributors has made me feel like a man without food and water in desert. Every week their fight goes on, I miss out on at least one good movie. And that is not a good thing.

----------------cool quote--------------------
"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves -- it's just a question of finding the subject."

Sunday, May 03, 2009


So many days have gone by and not many things have happened.
I have been sporting a clean shaven face since last week. Now this may not be an important fact, but it is quite interesting as last time I had a clean shave was way back in September. Not that I had not shaven since then, but never a clean shave. I only trimmed my beard, as I had been sporting a goatee/french beard variation. And by variation I mean ranging from modern french beard to the more retro handlebar beard (what a good friend calls biker look).
But I was tired of that look and wanted a change, and I have one, not really that cool, but a change it is. I have no idea how long I will be shaving everyday to maintain my look.

I tried the new fizz drink from ParleAgro, "Grappo Fizz". I liked it, it has nice taste, and nothing is overdone, be it the fizz or the grapes. Question remains if it can be gulped down in large quantities in one go, like many fizz drinks. And surely I am not going to find it out. Try it out! Its good.

Saw this movie, "30 days of night" a vampire movie, but not your typical one. Its very good, not perfect of course. But its better than many vampire movies I have seen. Still it can't compete with the Blade series, and anyway their basic permises are different. Now only "Underworld" is still unseen. hmmmm...

Need to stop now, have to go out and have some food. Adios! for now :)

p.s. I am contemplating another failed attempt to grow my hair(long) ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My first vote towards India's progress.

My first vote for Lok Sabha elections India 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Danny The Dog.....and other things

I am a big fan of Jet-Li. I try to make sure I never miss any of his movies.
He is a very good actor and no doubt about his amazing martial arts skills.
Just yesterday I saw his movie: Danny The Dog.
A very good movie, and a very underestimated one indeed. It so good that I think I won't mind watching it more than once. And to top it all, the movie has Morgan Freeman in it, doing what he does best. Still this movie is all about Jet-Li doing a role I have never seen him do in another movie. Yes, he did act in somewhat similar manner in a few scenes of his Chinese flick (Tai-Chi Master). But that was only a small part in a different way, this was more wholesome. Do watch it, if you don't mind little bit of fighting, as it has got soul.
Another weekend coming to an end, with two back to back posts. wow!
A quick mention: I am a big fan of rose flavored peppermint pellets called ColdStar. They are sold mostly at Mumbai railways station food stalls. They are manufactured by Volga Confectionary, Bombay 11. For those who still don't remember them, they are small pellets packed in an pen-drive sized packing. They are also available in the standard flavor(peppermint) or the one I like rose-flavored.
Thats all for now. Take care!

My first post through mail

Blogger has provided this facility with which I can blog from my mail.
Yesterday in FA Cup Semi-final Arsenal deserved to loose against Chelsea.
I don't know why we did not play Song/Arshavin and also why were Persie/Fabregas quiet in terms of performance.
Anyway, no point in crying over what is a lost game and Cup.
In F1, Force India drivers did not get a single point, again. At least they completed the race.
It was second sunday of yoga sessions. And slowly I can feel that I can sustain "Vajrasana" posture longer than I was able to do earlier, still sooner or later pain does set in. Still, "Padmasana" posture is proving to be relatively pain free. (p.s. pain is only in the "extensor digitorium"). I will need a lot of practice to master these initial exercises as its been a long time since I practiced yoga.
I have an opinion that the T-shirt range at "Loot" (which is a clothing store) is not that cool and most of it is overpriced. Even though they sell branded clothes, the range offered at "Lifestyle" (another clothing store) is better. Note that this opinion is based on comparing "Loot" store of Thane and "Lifestyle" store of Mulund. But "Loot" seemed better than "Shopper Stop" who had crappy range. So, only "Globus" can compete with "Lifestyle" in terms of quality, variety and style.
It clearly looks like I have managed to type a lot, even though I had not planned to type all this. I guess sometimes things just flow out.
Take care people. I will be back. Adios!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

so little time

So many things going on
and so little time.
Went on a one day trip to Ganpatipule.
In shot the trip was great.
Good Temple
Good Beach
Good Museum Of Konkan History
In all a fun trip!!
Lots of work in office, but enjoying every bit of it.
And I just completed one session of a 3 month long Yoga Class.
Its a sunday-to-sunday deal, for basic yoga.
I have practiced Yoga for three years in School, but after that not much.
One can of course continue the course for two years, to move on to even advanced stages.
So, lets see.
Jenish has got me addicted (nearly!) to this new game on Facebook, called Mafia Wars.
Summer in Mumbai is full-on , which I don't mind too much. But surely in last two weeks of May I am going to get restless for monsoon to arrive. So that I can get myself drenched!!
That's all for now!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Watchmen : Movie Review

They said this movie couldn't be made, it was said that no one would be able to adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ comic book to silver screen.
But Zack Snyder made it happen.
The film is set in an alternative 1985 where Nixon is in his fifth term as president, and superheroes are as common as celebrities.
But due to the Keene Act of 1977, superheroes are outlawed and illegal, except [Edward Blake/The Comedian] and [Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhatten] who work for government.
The Comedian is beaten to pulp by hooded man and is tossed out of a window. Rorschach(spelled Roar-Shock) who is ex-vigilante (played byJackie Earle Haley) decides to investigate the murder of Edward Blake. He suspects someone is killing off costumed heroes.
Thus begins the tale full of deception, rape, violence, one-liners,and saving the world.
The alternative New York depicted in this movie captures the visual look depicted in the comics.
And as many fans of this comic series have said, this movie captures some shots so well that they seem straight out of the comics. And more importantly the characters from the original comics have also been retained as it is.
And if you loved the character of The Joker by Heath Ledger, who deserved the Oscar, then you will love even more, Jackie Earle Haley who essayed the role of Rorschach. A die-hard Watchmen Comic series fan proclaimed "Every line he utters and every action he performs embodies Walter Kovacs". A class act indeed.
Jeffery Dean Morgan as The comedian showed his star power. He is shown as a wise-cracking badass but nothing is overdone.
Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan was just perfect. It seems as if nobody else could do it.
And his so called partner Nite Owl II/Dan Dreiberg, is played by Patrick Wilson, a man who seems born for this role.He seems to me as the only “true” hero something like Bruce Wayne.
Dr. Manhattan doesn’t care too much anyone, and so mostly his expression is that of attentive boredom, which seem correct. Crudup clearly understood the difference between Jon Osterman and Dr. Manhattan - which is why we is why we feel sensitivity towards him.
And lets talk about the remainging two characters Matthew Goode [Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias] and Malin Akerman [Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II]. Veidt did a good job, but lacked something I can't place my finger on, still it was on a par with the others.
Malin Akerman as (Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II) is a different animal altogether. She seems the weakest of the bunch. She’s not bad, but she’s sort of unimposing. Still she looks the part and gets better as the film goes on. And her mother's role is played by Carla Gugino, who is Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre I. She has done an astounding job as she has portrayed a believable sexuality and pin-up lifestyle.
So, it all seems perfect, well nearly.
First of all what goes against this movie, is that it is not a household comic book name, like Batman is. So not many people are interested to watch it.
And this movie being an adult movie, kids are off the list.
And since the characters are not known it requires concentration to deduce who is who. Of course the credits roll did a good job, having background info helps.
And for a movie which is longer than typical hollywood movies, this movie is well paced and doesn't slack at all.
Still at times it feels some scenes could have been extended.
All in all an action packed movie, with dark flourishes that transport you to an alternate reality. Miss it, if you want, but this is surely going to be a cult classic.
And I am waiting to lay my hands on its Director's Cut version. Oh Yes! I want to watch it again!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I have successfully completed my post-graduate degree program

Yes, I have successfully completed MCA.
MCA stands for Masters in Computer Applications, its a post graduate degree offered by Sikkim Manipal University which I completed through their distance learning facility. MCA degree follows my graduation degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University.
This doesn't mean I am going to stop studying, I will continue it as long as it is financially viable. But right now I am not sure if my furthur education should continue in the field of technology or should it branch out into management. That is some food for thought.
And I finally saw the movie "Ocean's 13" and "Michael Clayton", both starring George Clooney, and both satisfyingly entertaining movies, albiet of different genre's.
I haven't shaved for a week or so, and this vegetation on my face needs to be trimmed, or else I will start looking like Tom Hanks from the movie "Cast Away".
Adios for now~

Saturday, March 21, 2009

not easy

I have started to perform the proverbial task of "moving on" which is not the easiest thing to do for someone who is known to be a bit over-emotional with the matter of love. But that does not mean I cannot write poems about it. And the reason is, I should be let it flow out, and get over with it, instead of bundling the thoughts inside me, and then explode. But you need not worry, its just a matter of time, that I would get back to my cheerful best, not that I am sad anymore.
Yesterday Arsenal won 3-1 against Newcastle, now fingers crossed for Liverpool to beat Aston Villa.
In cricket India won a test match, which is good news.
I spent 300 rupees to fix my cellphone problem. Keypad of my cellphone had gone haywire, reason being that I had dropped it in a tub of water. Though I had dried it out, it damaged something inside, and after two months that "something" gave me problems so I had to spend money to fix it. So now my cellphone is in better condition, and I will strive to keep it that way.
Nowadays my bicycle is in ride able condition, which is really good for me, because cycling helps keep my body and mind in a healthy state, only effort that I have to make is to avoid heavy traffic roads to save me from pollution problems. I am not much fan of pop music, but I do like a few songs by Dido and K.T. Tunstall. And I also miss songs by "The Doors", so will add them to my cellphone playlist for the week.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I can write poems again!!!!!!...yeah!!!!


I want to forget you!
coz i love you!
I want to forget you!
coz you don't love me!

how can i get you out of my mind
if i think about u all the time
no choice but to ignore you
think that in my life there is no you

but when i do such things
it aches from within
aches all the time pain
my heart aches for you

but is there point in it
u don't want to be with me
u just want me to move on
but its not easy coz i loved you

Monday, March 16, 2009

back to back

From the inside I cry every moment,
to stop tears I think of our sweet moments.
Seems to me I lost a part of me,
which I found in me when I first met she.
Maybe someday the tears will recede,
but who will dry tears these.

Isn't it unusual that sometimes I don't blog at all.
And now I am bringing out back to back posts.
Well, it seems to me that I have got my writing fingers back! from wherever they have been.

Anyway I just don't miss Times Of India (TOI) anymore. I stopped my TOI subscription (its a newspaper!),

and started Hindustan Times (HT), and I am loving every bit of it. And of course, I still read DNA. The only

other newspaper that I miss is Indian Express, so I try to buy it when I have time to read it, especially on

weekends. And among that tabloids, Mid-day is far better than Mumbai Mirror.

Just Like That (JLT), a youth mag which I love to love, has stopped.
Yeah! stopped! all newspapers stalls say the same thing!!!
"Bandh Ho Gaya"
It's really a sad news, and I am starting to get dreams about JLT starting all over again.
Even in absence of JLT, I continue to hate JAM, which is really just another youth magazine.
And it is because of its incorrect/incomplete/irritating articles that I hate it more.
It should stop trying too hard, and just be what it was when it started out.
Maybe a change of editor would help. Anyway, JAM people may read this and make fun of me in their mag,

which may make me famous!!! Yay!!

Enough of this torture, lets try to write something worth reading.
hmmmmmmmmm. Now that is really difficult.

post after a long time

I liked it!
13-B .. the movie....
it's very good.....a supernatural thriller.....I feel like watching it again.....
Of course, things are never going great when you are listening to songs like She Hates Me (Artist:Puddle of Mud)
But then that is life, and one can always go nostalgic over the sweet memories.
And speaking of memories, it was very good experience to go on a bike ride after a long time.
Though I did not go for a really long ride, it felt good to be out on the open road with my bike and friends. Freedom!!!
There is nothing too much to post about the ride, it was a ride to roha, JP's native place where I accompanied him for their Holi celebrations. Its about 100-120 kms from Mumbai.
So winter never lasted and instead of warmth of March we have heat of May. Though I am not complaining, it seems unusual.
Would like to post more, but have to go have dinner.
See you soon!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Li Lianjie a.k.a. Jet-Li ........... exceptional

This is why, Jet-Li is one of my favourite human's.

Young Li was among the performers who accompanied Chinese delegations around the world, and his extraordinary ascent through the sport has never been duplicated.
At the age of 11, he was part of a troupe sent on a goodwill tour of America and performed in front of U.S. President Richard Nixon, who jokingly asked the young fighter to become his bodyguard.
Li's precocious reply — "I don't want to protect an individual; I want to defend my 1 billion Chinese countrymen!" —
was regarded as a great propaganda coup by Chinese apparatchiks, whose darling he became.
Li also became, at the age of 12, China's national wushu champion — not junior champion, but champion, period.
He held that title for the next four years and performed in over 45 countries before his 18th birthday, trotted out like a national mascot.
 "I felt like I was carrying a lot of responsibility," he says.
"I felt like I was representing a billion people and needed to do good."

You can see those sorts of sentiments running through Li's film corpus.
In Bruce Lee's action movies, the Eurasian outsider fought for no greater cause than himself (the sole exception is 1972's Fist of Fury, in which he battled the cocksure Japanese).
 Jackie Chan made the action-comedy sub genre his own, reducing martial arts to a form of slapstick.
Li, however, has most often played the sober upholder of national pride.


Monday, February 09, 2009


I stare at the sky
as I lie on my back
thinking in retrospect
feeling lot of pain
I dwell on my mistakes
moments filled with regret
bitter thoughts from mind
don’t seem to pass away
all the time wishing
ways to turn back time