Friday, 26 October 2007

3/11/2007 15:11:00

This may sound dumb. Years ago, I used to wonder what my friend would be doing at his place at say 7pm in the night. Would he be having dinner that early? Would he be studying?

Well, I may never know what he was doing, but if you read this and if you are convinced it won't result in you having bouts of dysentery and if you have a camera, then go ahead and click what happens at 15:11 on 3rd November. Its a massive (will be if you end up spreading the word) campaign which might just act as a Time Capsule.

What the hell is this all about?
Some sema seriously vetti people decided (Probably inspired from the Time Capsule episode from The Simpsons) that it would be cool to take a picture of what everybody are doing at one point of time.

So if you have enough time to take out your camera and click it, no matter what you are pointing at (pun unintended), please do and later upload it here. Oh and one more thing, just to make sure you still don't have the Central Station time, synchoronize your time here. Don't worry, you can go back to Central and adjust your time back again.

Monday, 22 October 2007

World Championship with Moti Laddoo!!

YES!!!! Yeah baby, yeah baby, yeah baby!! Raikonnen won it. He did it. Hip hip hoooooray!!! I'm hysterical, ballistic (yes, you read it right), extremely happy as of now. Doubly Happy. Ferrari has won the Constructors' and the Drivers' championships this season. A first after 2004, when the GOD did it for them with a Panache that's yet to be matched. It never was gna be easy for Raikonnen, stepping into MSC's shoes as the leading driver of the team. But Massa never gave up. Michael's retirement seemed to have pushed him and both these drivers were so awesome in the beginning that it was hard to say who's the lead driver for the team. But as the season progressed, Massa rode on a bit of misfortune and again resigned to playing second fiddle to the eventual Champion.

This season has seen ups and downs for both Ferrari and Mclaren. With the spy scandal happening, it was obvious Mclaren was in for a rough year. Even then, you gotta give it to them. Fielding a complete unknown along with the reigning champion isn't usually what a team would do. But I guess with Hamilton and Mclaren both being British, it was kinda obvious he'd have that edge in treatment. It kinda solidified when he started giving everybody including Alonso a run for their money.

Anyways, coming back to relevance. I watched this race only by Live Timing, cause the race started at 1030pm and I had to go to CAT classes this morning, so I couldn't stay at anyone's place to go watch it. Infact, it was due to this reason (not CAT classes, my sis was leaving the next morning) that I didn't watch GOD's last race. But caught every moment of it so many times on youtube. And yet again coming back to relevance, I wanted to celebrate. Had a Model Exam today, was way too happy, hyper to even think of studying. And I wanted to celebrate. Didn't know how to.

Was wondering if I should do a read up on Formula One history at Wikipedia to celebrate. But when I reached home, There It was. 2 whole boxes of one of my most favorite sweets. Moti Laddoo. Brilliance! Excellence!! Bliss!!! Its got an awesome taste which can only be beaten by my mom's vetha kozhambu and Channa. Food is SO much fun I tell you. When its done in a proper way, its Bliss. Can't find a better word.

So here it is. One Whole Moti Laddoo dedicated to Raikonnen's much deserved win this season. One more for Ferrari's victory. Probably one more for the Joint Win. May be one more for typing such a long post. And a final one with a glass of water to wash it all down. And probably a couple more as a Midnight snack. Just hope Nature doesn't call tomorrow morning. ;)

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Formula One and India!

"Spyker planning to become Force India for 2008"

My night was normal as usual, a guy having his status message as Happy Saraswathi Pooja in gtalk, until I read that headline at the F1 site.

Ever since Mallya took over (bought 51% of the Spyker Ferrari team) the Spyker team, India has been in the news. With a possible Indian Grand Prix debuting as early as 2010, it's pretty obvious we have to make some inroads into F1 and needless to say Mallya's making the right moves. With our own Formula 1 team, its easier to give that Indian touch to the sport.

But hosting a F1 race isn't that easy. The Malaysian government built a separate town (Sepang) just for the sake of the Grand Prix that happens once a year. They couldn't handle the amount of aircrafts at the Kuala Lampur airport, so they built a huge town complete with hotels, malls and an airport, which isn't used at any other time than the race periods. It's a common saying that around 300 Aircrafts complete with high tech machinery and an army of engineers, technicians and helpers arrive and stay for a whole 2 weeks prior to the race!!! Imagine that happening in the Delhi International Airport, organised chaos.

So the main Question is that if Delhi can afford to handle all that. The IOA (Indian Olympic Committee)'s head, Suresh Kalmadi along with Vijay Mallya think so. Hope they are right. We don't wna see sun stroked race drivers in our capital city do we? :P

Update: After reading Dilip's comment, a few points came in. First of all, yes loads of money and foreign attraction and the likes. Let's say after 2 years of hosting the race, there'll be lots of tourists who will come looking to discover India and they might start with Delhi. Is our capital fit enough to handle this sudden explosion, in terms of Infrastructure, Sanitation, Safety? With the Police and ASI unable to stop Graffiti on the Qutab Minar, how can they possibly extend protection to the enormous numbers of tourists? Let's just hope that the whole city undergoes a huge makeover. It's possible, Monaco wasn't such a big deal before the Monaco Grand Prix started. Now, renting a house adjoining the circuit (It's a Street GP, meaning the streets of Monaco will be converted into a Circuit for the race period) costs around $600,000 just for the 3 hours of race duration!!! Qualifying excluded!!!

Friday, 19 October 2007

Its only Love!

Its Only Love!

I get high when I see you go by
My oh my
When you sigh, my, my inside just flies
Why am I so shy when I'm beside you?

It's only love and that is all
Why should I feel the way I do?
It's only love, and that is all
But it's so hard loving you

Is it right that you and I should fight
Every night?
Just the sight of you makes night time bright
Very bright
Haven't I the right to make it up girl?

It's only love and that is all
Why should I feel the way I do?
It's only love, and that is all
But it's so hard loving you
Yes it's so hard loving you, loving you

Artists: The Beatles
Album: Help!
Year : 1965

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Music I hate


Those predictable beats from the likes of Vidyasagar and Baradhwaj and Yuvan joining their ranks now.

Yogi B

Deva's photo copied BSB and Boyzone songs

Songs my bro adores, loves and falls head over heels with...Apparently


Sccccrreeeeaming songs, like Children of Bodom's (Yeah, I hate them Golti A)

Coldplay (It still is a mystery to Rapecase)

Hip-Pop, Rap and likes (Some of Eminem's are an exception)

One's without a catchy melody in them


Should I even start on this?

Lessons to be learnt? Don't advise me on music, I know enough to tell what I hate!

Monday, 15 October 2007

i-fix 3

The third i-fix campaign happened last saturday night. This time it was the Shastri Nagar, Besant Nagar and Gandhinagar areas. The whole event as usual was fun. Lots of it. At the end of the campaign came the Photo Shoot comedy. Some people couldn't figure out the self-timer in their cameras. Yours truly did it with perfection.

Post the event, at around 3 Rape, Murali, Vatsan, Vinu and I headed to Rape's place and crashed after some vetti talks at around 545 am. Woke up like a Zombie at 9 and headed back home. Couldn't sleep the whole day cuz of the match. Crashed at 12 on sunday night and had to wake up at 515 the next morning for CAT Classes. The lack of sleep had shown it's effects. Slept like a Drunkard from 9 till 130 on Monday morning and headed to college post lunch.

A suggestion for the i-fix meet. The new comers for the 3rd campaign, most of them, had no clue what to do. They were just looking around most of the time, except for a few who joined us in actually doing the work. Some of them disappeared after some time. The next time, lets give them some work rather than expecting them to volunteer for it. Understandable if they wna be guided.

It was good fun to work with the i-fixers again. The next campaign might happen at K.K.Nagar, looking forward to it cuz its pretty close to my place and its one place i frequent often.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Happy Birthday to John Lennon.

Yeah, today (Oct 9th) is John Lennon's birthday. The Greatest Musician ever. Better than Paul Mccartney i should say. Mccartney's voice is brilliant, but John is the leader, unclaimed, but he sure is. And what better timing, I found this video on youtube this morning.

This is the Promotional Video The Beatles had made for their Help! movie. This video shows Lennon, Mccartney and Harrison strumming their guitars and Starr holding an Umbrella looking bored most of the time. The song's awesome as usual, but this video stands out. The chemistry between the 4 of them is brilliant. Simply amazing. Lennon sitting in the front playing the guitar and singing, behind him is Mccartney followed by Harrison and Starr. Most of the time, the video shows the front, hence showing just Lennon and its amazingly hilarious to watch the rest of them trying to get into picture. Mccartney and Harrison often stretching their necks, looking from Lennon's shoulder. Funny to watch Starr not even bothering to try. But the last minute is hilarious.

Confetti falls and judging by the reactions, I don't think any of them knew it was going to. Starr is obviously bored and starts moving the umbrella when the confetti falls and it takes everybody by surprise. Lovely watching their reactions, with Harrison missing a line, mccartney swallowing some.

Another fun thing is the bouncing, Lennon obviously not interested, Mccartney kinda forcing Harrison to go along. You have to see it.

Anyways, Happy Birthday John Lennon.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Formula One!

Amazing season coming to end this time around. Frankly speaking, the last 3 seasons have been awesome. 2k5 where Schumi had a bad car and was struggling against Renault's decently paced car. The end saw Schumi staging a return which was a tad too late to make much damage. Alonso literally walked away with the Championship. Schumi lost the title after 5 in a row. 2k6 saw a better car from Ferrari and an equally good car from Renault. Alonso made it look easy in the beginning, Schumi got right back in the middle of the season. It wasn't very late this time around. Schumi actually led the tally and had an amazing chance to win, until his very reliable car had an engine failure at Suzuka. Ferrari handed the title to Alonso this time, but must say he earned it. And shockingly, Schumi retired. Damn!!

Following the Formula One season is never easy without Michael Schumacher in it. I started seriously following F1 from 1997-98. This man is brilliant. Anyways, without him F1 is just not the same. 2007 came with lots of transfers to accompany it. Raikonnen (hated him, still do, kinda) tried stepping into the shoes of the No 1 Driver for Ferrari. Amazingly, massa gave him a run for his money. And in entered an unknown man called Lewis Hamilton. The first black man to enter F1. His entry was a laughable matter. No one in his right minds would put a rookie, an unknown, in the same team as the Defending Champion. But to everybody's surprise, even to Alonso's, this guy rocks. Being a true Tifosi, its hard not to support Ferrari. And so, I hate Mclaren, Simple as that. This guy, must be in Ferrari, he's got amazing talent and at some way to the middle, he said It was sad that Schumacher wasn't there as he wants to race with him. I laughed my ass off at this guy's comments. It's like Flypside saying its sad that they can't perform alongside the Beatles. A laughable matter.

At this stage, when he's set to become the First ever rookie to take the title of Formula 1 champion, i really wish Michael was there to race against this guy. Schumi can teach him what racing in the rain is all about, the Wet Weather Champion teaching a newbie. But watching Hamilton at Suzuka last weekend, its easy to observe that this man has got some talent even in the rains. He used the perfect strategy when he was behind the Safety car, slowing down, bringing the entire pack of 22 cars to a virtual standstill (oh for the uninitiated, you aren't allowed to overtake when the Safety car is doing its rounds) and then shooting off when he reached the home straight. Knowing that the car faster than his, is in 5th or 6th, it was the perfect strategy. Immaculately executed.

This season is set for a 3 way showdown at Interlagos (Brazil), 2 weeks from now. Hamilton, Raikonnen and Alonso all set to race for the title, its going to be amazing. With just 7 points separating the 3, its set to be one of the tightest fight for the championship. From what I hear, it was in 1986 that 3 people have had to race for the title in the last race. Obviously I am supporting Raikonnen, I don't want Alonso to win, straight as that. And I don't mind Hamilton winning, he deserves it. But still, Raikonnen it should be.

Ferrari has already won the constructor's title after the Spy Scandal. So it's just upto Raikonnen to make it a double.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Mokkai of the Week!

Place: IMS, Adyar, CAT Class
When: 1/10/07; around 20:00ish

VA Sir: I think Phenomenon comes form Kerala... Menon

Me: I don't think so! It says NO Menon!!!

Whole class (6ppl) turn and give a very cold and I-Will-Murder-You kind of a look with my sir wondering what Everyone was reacting for!!!