Tuesday, July 25, 2006


... met (with) rules still hanging.

The much debated 'Helmet Rule' is becoming funny now. While most other cities in India make helmets compulsory, Karnataka has been 'debating' this for a while now. This debate is well over a decade old now, I think.

Recently, the state government (again) introduced a law making helmets compulsory for both riders and pillion. However, the opposition has wondered why we need helmets when traffic moves at a snail's pace, thus slowing down the passing of the rule. While googling, I discovered that there is also actually a campaign AGAINST helmets! Can't people find a real cause for a change?

Monday, July 24, 2006


... from the best film-makers.

A while back, by a simple twist of fate, I watched two different movies spun around grown men that cross-dress. They’re from different eras, with very different premises and with very different styles. Also, they’ve both won their Oscars etc, and raked in sufficient box-office moolah. I enjoyed both movies myself, too.

But, from both movies, what I’ve learnt (since I make it a point to learn something everyday) includes some things that I didn’t know about womankind…

1. Women incessantly shave their legs, sometimes twice a day. It’s also the biggest feminine thing any man can do, evidently. Once you’ve shaved your legs, you’re in.

2. Women get pinched/hit-upon however butt-ugly they are, even if they are ugly as men.

There you go, there’s learning everywhere. Even from Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982) and Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959).

Friday, July 21, 2006


... photographs have been put up at my latest Traveblogs post.

Do take a look, now that blogspot SEEMS to be back up.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Ban...

... on blogspot seems to be on.

A lot has been written and tried thus far. Go see this and that for more.

If in India, and you can use certain gateways to read blogs, or use your RSS feeds.

All of this is quite annoying, and seems to be against our fundamental right to expression. I hope this resolves itself before it all goes out of hand.

Monday, July 17, 2006

I Can...

... post but I cannot access any blogs.

I hear the Indian govenment has banned blogspot, which is sort of hard to believe.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


... is a lovely thing. And I admire people for going ahead on their own in spite of all the bureaucracy.

I recently bumped into an old classmate from school. He'd done this and that since he left. But now, he has his own recruitment agency, and employs like six or seven people! quite kicked he was, saying that it's a great feeling to be responsible for salaries every month.

And of course, there is 'ol Pichchi, from my business school. He gave up his decent consulting job to open his own grocery store in Faridabad. I looked him up when I was in Delhi earlier this year. His OWN shop!!! Pictures below.

Go entreprenuership.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


... demand has forced me to post something. Or maybe not.

Anyhow, my continuing battle with digital photographic equipment continues, except that this time I've managed to wangle a cable that connects my phone to my computer. Can you believe that a simple cable as that costs 1800 rupees? Anyhow, someone at work has a cable, and the result of that will manifest itself in blogposts to come.