Sunday, December 16, 2007

The World of Status Messages

The following is a compilation of some random gtalk status messages of my friends
Some people use quotations
  • What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail: Robert Schuller
  • He who dances close to graves, always has to be careful he doesn't fall in: Samuel Zell
  • That day she put our heads together, Fate had her imagination about her, Your head so much concerned with outer, Mine with inner, weather. - Robert Frost
Some quote witout any acknowledgement
  • Ain't love the sweetest thing Blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl। (Oh, Oh the sweetest thing.) You can sew it up, but you still see the tear.Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • ...Coz I must be travelling now, theres too many places I gotta see. I'm free as a bird now, and this bird you cannot change.... na na na na naaa naaa nananananana....
  • Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there
Some put observations on life
  • The fundamental things apply, as time goes by
  • Behind every successful man...There's not one but scores of women
  • Tomorrow never comes until its too late!
  • Good intentions are not good enough...
  • Dream is not that you See in Sleep; Dream is that, which doesn't Let you Sleep.
  • Sharing is two-way street...when u share with another human being, u always get back more than u gave......Assuming that u r smart enough to share with somebody whose got more stuff than u had in the beginning...
Some put in their own present status
  • BM के exam में क्या पढना है ?
  • Too close to winning a bloody CAR!!!
  • The tummy is back!!
  • Please DND----- If i dont start my studies very soon, i m surely gonna flunk in the exams to come.. OH GOD gimme the strength to pick up d books...
And then there are the random ones
  • Can you see plus plus?
  • Jab mein use dekhun my dil starts flying, Mujhse baat karle I keep trying, Jab duur jaaye I feel like crying, Arre itna tension mat le I was lying………..
  • झुन्ज्हर वाली झेनू वाली झुन्नू का बाबा, किस्सों का कहानियोंका गीतों का चाबा, हे.. आया आया झेनू वाली झुन्नू का बाबा... पोटली में हरी भरी परियोंके पर मंदिरों की घंटी या कलेजओंका बा, हे.. आया आया झेनू वाली झुन्नू का बाबा...
And the one which I liked the most
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. IF U ARE ALIVE, IT ISN'T

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Random Thoughts & Expressions

Accessed my blog after a long time (nearly a month today). And decided that the blog's description did not look cool enough (whatever that means). Hence the new description which bascially says the same thing in condensed form.
Quite a few things have happened over the past 4 weeks. I have travelled (a lot); visited quite a few temples; played the role of an online quizmaster on a larger scale than before; answwered queies of more people than I can count; saw a few movies; started and completed a couple of television series; played online scrabble with a friend whom I have not seen for years....
So basically just kept a bit busy
And as of now I have been left a bit klueless
At present stuck at level 8...

Saturday, October 20, 2007


1. Natural World - Plants of genus Iris, plants with narrow sword shaped leaves and showy variously coloured flowers.

2. Medical World - The round, contractile membrane of the eye, suspended between the cornea and lens and perforated by the pupil. It regulates the amount of light entering the eye.

3. Physics - A rainbow or rainbow like display of colours.

4. Greek Mythology - Messenger of Gods and Goddess of Rainbow

5. For the residents of Planet I, the most awaited event of the campus life

IRIS ' 07


Monday, October 08, 2007


Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The above words came to my mind as the our annual alumni get-together "Footprints" took place. Footprints - a time when the alumni came back to a place where they spent two years, where new friendships were forged, a place of many memories and a place from where a new life started. It was an occasion when a lot of familiar faces were back on campus and some not so familiar ones too. It was an occasion to relive the memories of the days gone by. And for those of us still on campus, an occasion to learn from their experiences.

As for the event was concerned, everything went perfect, whether it was the play having a play within a play within a play (got confused in the end, but it was backed up by brilliant acting) or the party which ended sometime in the early morning (i had slept off by then).

Footprints is over and now for the next stop, IRIS

Till then.... maybe some other things might come up

Friday, September 28, 2007


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
One of the most inspiring pieces of poetry ever written. The occasion then was the Boer War of the 1890s. Have read lots about this poem a lot recently. So decided to post Kipling's words on my blog.

Monday, September 24, 2007

We Are The Champions

I do not have anything much to write anymore. The above pictures should be good enough.
September 24, 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa
India beat Pakistan by 5 runs in a thriller of a match to become the first Twenty20 World Champions.
चक दे इंडिया!

I Did It

In between all the excitement of the Twenty20 World Cup, I started another activity on a personal front. The lazy me started jogging /running in the evenings. Today was the seventh day of this program. And so far I have managed to do this regularly. The only day off was caused by rains at my scheduled run time. The most satisfying part is its already become a habit and it does not matter whether I have company or not. And yesterday I manged to run the entire length of the campus from the hostel to the gate and back, a small distance of nearly 3 km along the hill. So the primary target has been achieved. I did it and can proudly talk about it. And I also inspired one other person to go on the run.
Lets hope I manage to keep my motivation up and keep jogging.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Ultimate Match-Up

The Twenty20 World Cup has come to its business end. And what a final line up. India vs Pakistan. Only once before have India and Pakistan met in a final of a major tournament; the World Series Final in Australia in 1985 which India won comfortably. And 22 years later, it is the final the marketing team of ICC could only have dreamed about.
Both teams had come to South Africa following a terrible World Cup in the West Indies. And here they have powered their way into the finals having outclassed all opponents in their way. For Pakistan its been their unheralded players, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohail Tanvir who have led the way. And for India, it seems everybody has played their part. A top class opening partnership of Sehwag and Gambhir, followed by the power hitting led by Yuvraj and backed up by Uthappa, Dhoni and Rohit Sharma has led to a series of impressive scores against all opponents on difficult tracks. The bowling has been led by RP Singh and Sresanth was on fire against Australia. The comeback men Pathan and Harbhajan have been superb. The bowling has been backed up by great fielding (by Indian standards).
For the finals India's policy would be simple. Win toss, bat first, score big and defend the score. And continue our record of always beating Pakistan in a World Cup.
And we will have won our first World Cup since 1983.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Infidelity, Backward Thinking, and Market Crashes

Got a highly interseting mail. I do not know the original source but liked it vey much.

Infidelity, Backward Thinking, and Market Crashes
Once upon a time there was a village in which there lived many married couples. There were certain qualities about this village, though, thatmade this village unique:
Whenever a man had an affair with another man's wife, every woman in the village got to know about the affair, except his own wife. This happened because the woman who he had slept with talked about their affair with all the other women in the village, except his wife. Moreover, no one ever told his wife about the affair. The strict laws of the village required that if a woman could prove that her own husband had been unfaithful towards her, then she must kill him that very day before midnight. Also, every woman was law-abiding, intelligent, and aware of the intelligence of other women living in that village.
You and I know that exactly twenty of the men had been unfaithful to their wives. However, as no woman could prove the guilt of her husband, the village life proceeded smoothly. Then, one morning, a wise old man with a long, white beard came to the village. His magical powers, and honesty was acknowledged by all and his word was taken as the gospel truth. The wise old man asked all villagers to gather together in the village compound and then announced:
"At least one of the men in this village has been unfaithful to his wife."
1. What happened next?
2. And what this got to do with stock market crashes?
Answer 1:
After the wise old man has spoken, there shall be 19 peaceful days followed by a massive slaughter before the midnight of the 20th day whentwenty women will kill their husbands.
We will use backward thinking for the proof.
Let's start by assuming that there is only one unfaithful man in the village - Mr. A. Later, we shall drop this assumption. Every woman in the village except Mrs. A knows that he is unfaithful. However, since no one has told her anything, and she remains blissfully ignorant. But only until the old man speaks the words, "At least one of the men in this village has been unfaithful to his wife."
The old man's words are news only for Mrs. A, and mean nothing to the other women. And because she is intelligent, she correctly reasons that if any man other than her own husband was unfaithful, she would have known about it. And since she has no such knowledge in her possession, it must mean that it's her own husband who is unfaithful. And so, before the midnight of the day the old man spoke, she must execute her husband.
Now, let's assume that there were exactly two unfaithful men in the village - Mr. A and Mr. B. The moment the old man speaks the words, "At least one of the men in this village has been unfaithful to his wife," the village's women population gets divided as follows:
Every woman other than Mrs. A and Mrs. B knows the whole truth; Mrs. A knows about philanderer Mr. B, but, as of now, knows nothing about her own husband's unfaithfulness, so she assumes that there is only one unfaithful man - Mr. B - who will be executed by Mrs. B that night; and Mrs. B knows about philanderer Mr. A, but, as of now, knows nothing abouther own husband's unfaithfulness, so she assumes that there is only one unfaithful man - Mr. A - who will be executed by Mrs. A that night. As the midnight of day one approaches, Mrs. A is expecting Mrs. B to execute her husband, and vice versa. But, and this is key, none of them do what the other one is expecting them to do! The clock is ticking away and passes midnight and day 2 starts. What happens now is sudden realization on the part of both Mrs. A and Mrs. B, that there must be more than one man who is unfaithful. And, since none of them had prior knowledge about this other unfaithful man, then it must be their own respective husbands who were unfaithful! In other words, the inaction of one represents new information for the other.Therefore, using the principles of inductive logic requiring backward thinking, both Mrs. A and Mrs. B will execute their respective husbands before the midnight of day 2.
Now, let's assume that there are exactly three unfaithful men in the village- Mr. A, Mr. B, and Mr. C. The same procedure can be used to show that in such a scenario, the wives of these three philandering men will kill them before the midnight of day 3. Using the same process, it can be shown that if exactly twenty husbands are unfaithful, their wives would finally be able to prove it on the 20th day, which will also be the day of the bloodbath.
Answer 2:
Connection with Stock Market Crashes
If you replace the announcement of the old man with that provided, by say, SEBI, the nervousness of the wives with the nervousness of the investors, the wives' contentment as long as their own husbands weren't cheating on them with the investors' contentment so long as their own companies werenot indulging in fraud, the execution of twenty husbands with massive dumping of stocks, and the time lag between the old man's announcement and the killings with the time lag between the old man's announcement and the market crash, the connection between the story and market crashes becomes obvious.
Information Asymmetry
One of the most interesting aspects about the story is the role of information asymmetry. You and I knew that there were exactly twenty unfaithful men in the village. We had complete information about the number of unfaithful men inthat village but not their identity. On the other hand, every woman in the village knew the identity of at least nineteen unfaithful men. For example, if you were Mrs. A, you would have known about nineteen unfaithful men, but not about your own husband's unfaithfulness. And, if you were one of the women whose husband was faithful, then you'd know the identity of twenty unfaithful men. But the old man did not say that there were twenty unfaithful men in the village. All he said was that there was at least one unfaithful man in thevillage. So, his statement, did not add anything to the knowledge of any individual woman because each of them knew of at least nineteen unfaithfulmen! And yet, his statement caused the bloodbath after twenty days!
The lesson is simple:
It's not necessary for any new information to cause havoc in the stock market. Sudden realizations about the stupidity of gross overvaluations and dubious accounting practices followed by some companies in bubble markets can and do occur simultaneously in the minds of the crowd. And that sudden realization can cause markets to crash.
The above village story was adapted from John Paulos' excellent book, Once Upon a Number and was repeated in his, other, also excellent, book, A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Thriller of a Match

Date: Friday, Setember 14, 2006
Event: India vs Pakistan, Group D match in the Twenty20 World Cup
Venue: D-Block Common Room

It was well past midnight when Afridi missed the stumps and the fifty odd people in the common room erupted in joy. It had been a thrilling encounter, a game full of twists and turns culminating in a bowl-out. The basic events of the match are as follows. First Asif wrecked apart the Indian top order before Uthappa and Dhoni made some recovery and India posted a total which was well below the accepted Twenty20 standards. Second innings and it was the turn of the Indian pacers to torment the Pakistani batsmen. The pressure started mounting and the wickets started tumbling. Soon India were seemingly in control of the game.With 39 needed of 14 deliveries, Misbah-ul-Haq was joined by Arafat and they hammered the ball all around the park. Just 1 needed of the last 2 deliveries and Misbah could not get it and was run out in the process. The game ended in a tie and a bowl-out was to decide the winner. In the bowl-out India struck in all 3 attempts while Pakistan missed all three.
The Result: A 3-0 victory for India
The absorbing game was complete fun. A test of nerves for the players but complete money's worth for the specatators. The India-Pakistan clash lived up to its prime time billing and India maintained its perfect record against Pakistan in the big events (5-0 as of now). A great game.
Twenty20 World Cup: I'm lovin it.
P.S. After the crazy batting of Bangladesh against the hosts today, I still bet on them. Though wishing they bat for alittle more time.
P.P.S Heart wants India to win. And after yesterday's performance, well who knows.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Twenty20 WC: I'm Lovin It

The new and much hyped global cricketing event, the ICC Twenty20 World Cup is underway in South Africa. 14 days, 27 matches and we will have our first Twenty20 world champion. The new format has many sceptics who are not particularly enamored by the slambang cricket going on. It has been considered mindless slogging and at times it is almost inhuman for the bowlers. But after 3 days of competition, one thing is clear to me. It is here to stay.The reasons are quite simple.
Twenty20 is fun. It has lots of runs, loud music, cheerleaders dancing with every boundary hit, a party like atmosphere on the ground. And it is all over in 3 hours. Perfect for today's decreasing attention spans. Another feature thats been seen is that it closes the gap between the teams. There is very little room for error. A couple of bad overs and the favourites may be knocked out. After all how often do we see Zimbabwe comprehensively outplay the big boys Australia.
Twenty20 World Cup: I'm lovin' it
P.S. My bet for the winners - Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

India turns 60

So, tomorrow August 15, 2007, India completes 60 years as a free country.Even the social networking site Orkut is celebrating it (Pic below). It was sixty years ago that Pt. Nehru said the following words in the Constituent Assembly, "At the stroke of the midnight hour, as the world sleeps, India willl awake to life and freedom".

Its been sixty years since that moent in history. Lots of things must have changed. I am not qualified enough to comment on these changes having been in this world for slightly more than a third of this period. What does Independence Day really mean to me and many others like me. Is it just a holiday for us (I am getting one after 55 days, so the day is special). The Prime Minister addressing the nation from the Red Fort, Flag hoisting programs being conducted at every nook and corner of the country, TV channels showing Independecnce Day special programs, patriotic music playing all over. And after that, it is all over. The same routine then gets repeated on Republic Day (with a few minor variations).
Well, I dont reallly know. After all having been born in a free country I dont think I can really appreciate the significance of Independence Day.

Monday, August 06, 2007


नग्मे हैं, शिकवे हैं, किस्से हैं, बातें हैं,
भूल जाती हैं, यादें याद आती हें,
ये यादें किसी दिल -ओ- जानम के चले जाने के बाद आती हें

Today I write this post with a heavy heart. My thoughts are focussed on two people, who I will never see again. Nitesh, my neighbour, who wont be returning to his room again. Neha, without whose exuberant presence, no party on campus will be same again.

I do not know how different life would be from now on. The two of you will be in alive in my memories. However will miss you forever.
Neha & Nitesh, May you rest in peace.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The great forwarded messages

  2. As per the orders of government of India orkut is shortly going to be banned. To oppose send this message to all ur friends we have to send this message 10,0000 times if the count is less orkut will be banned forever in India So all the orkut users forward this message to all ur frds.We need ur support in saving orkut in India "Jai Hind"
  3. His condition is very pathetic andthe treatment is very expensive, Orkut has agreed to pay 1 paisa after each timethis message is forward. So please pass to all ur friends.

This is just a random sample of the messages which are being forwarded on the net daily, which I fill up my mail-box daily. Sometimes the same message is repeated because different friends have read the same and forwarded them. And this goes on and on. These are really irritating and sometimes important mails get ignored because of these stupid ones.

Hope I dont get any more such messages...or maybe I'll just have to send this post acroos to everyone with the condition to forward it to 100 other people or else some evil will befall them

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Living On A Prayer

After a 3 month hiatus, I have finally got down to making a new blog entry. Not quite sure what to write about though. In the past 3 months have got plenty of new experiences, became acquainted with a completely new industry, watched a few movies and read a few books. And now I am in the senior year of college. When I started typing this post it was to the sounds of Enigma, now its changed to Bon Jovi. These are the benefits of putting all your songs in Winamp and playing them in random. So its "Living on a Prayer" for now. Amongst all these many activities it was the books which were the best. It had been quite awhile since I read any thing other than text books. So it was wonderful to get back into the world of books. And it brought back a flood of memories. But all these will have to wait awhile. Hopefully I will be able to post my thoughts in this regard some time soon.
I had added a map to show the visitor locations to this blog on my site. According to the map, my blog has nearly 600 visitors since November 2006. It feels great to see your blog having been visited from across the world. The readership has simply spread and I hope there will be more red dots appearing on the map soon
Till next time...
P.S. The songs since changed to Jiya Jale (Dil Se) and then onto Aate Jaate (Maine Pyar Kiya)....and now to Beatles.
The post has been named becoz of the song playing at that instant...couldn't think of any proper name for this

Monday, March 19, 2007

Its only a game

17 march, 2006
A couple of huge shocks in the cricket world
Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets
Ireland beat Pakistan by 3 wickets (on St. Patrick's Day)
Two unexpected and stunning results. But the reaction in the countries involved over the next 24 hours was only expected. There were huge celebrations in Bangladesh and Ireland as expected. In India, Dhoni's home was attacked while additional security had to be put up at the residences of the other players. In Pakistan it was much worse. Some even demanded the desolution of the cricket board and called for the arrests of the officials and players. The events culminated with the news of the tragic death of Bob Woolmer, the highly respected coach of Pakistan, who was found dead in his hotel room. Maybe it was the result of the stress caused by the defeat. Is this the price that people have to pay because they are passionate about the game they love. There were many reactions to this news. But one was really touching. This from a man in the Hospital in which Woolmer had been admitted.
"Da coach who die? Maybe he take it to heart? Even da biggest team can lose to little team, man. It a game, and da ball round."
People here tend to forget this simple premise. That cricket is not a matter of life and death. Its only a game after all.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Holi@Planet I

Day in My Life - 4

Was going through the past few posts. Seems like the blog was turning more into a movie critic thing. So decided that I need to put in some more glimpses of my campus life in it. So here goes
The Day: Sunday, March 4, 2007 (Holi)
It was the last day of a 6 day period with no classes (due to the ongoing placements of the senior batch). And it was the occasion of Holi too. I have been out of my home for the last 6 years but somehow had never celebrated Holi in campus. Either I was at home or in transit which was the case last year. So it was my first campus Holi. Overall experience not bad though no one enjoys colour being rubbed, pourn or thrown on yourself. It was followed by what can only be described as a topless dance. A look at the picture should make things clear. Who would expect this bunch of semi-naked people to be students of the one of the nation's premier B-schools. But then thats what we are.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Men in Blue...and a Billion Hopes

The Men in Blue left for West Indies for the 9th Cricket World Cup. Will the 24 year wait end this time or will it be another failure. But one thing is certain over the next 2 months most eyes will be on the action in West Indies. With the time difference being what it is, most will be awake most of the nights, more delays in the morning. But there will be a sense of accomplishment if the result is what we hope it would be. Though considering Team India's form over the last year maybe this would be hoping for too much. But with the so called glorious uncertainities of the game, one can only hope for the best. So all eyes will be on Dravid, Sachin, Dada, Veeru, Yuvi, Dhoni, Karthik, Uthappa, Agarkar, Zaheer, Munaf, Sreesanth, Pathan, Kumble & Bhajji as they make their attempt for the greatest glory in sport. After all they carry the hopes of over a billion Indians. Wishing Team India the very best. Hope the 24 year wait ends.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentine's day & all that stuff...

So another Valentine's Day is here. Articles are being published to commemorate the day. Love songs are being played continuously on the music channels. The moral police have started issuing their warnings. Even the administration in my college has not scheduled any exams on the day. Not that I have had any reason to celebrate it yet or for that matter anyone to share it with. But have been getting a few mails giving advise for the V-Day. Here goes one of them.
Follow strictly the below mentioned steps and success is guaranteed:
  • Choose the girl you want to propose on the D-day
  • Pick a rose
  • Spot the girl
  • Stand in front of her
  • Give her the rose
  • Hug her tightlllyyyyy
  • If she doesn’t resist. Battle won, the girl is yours!!!
  • If she resists and stare at you angrily, immediately leave her and start clapping and shouting

Didi Darr Gayi, Didi Darr Gayi!!!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

J.K.Rowling & the Deathly Hallows

Let me make something clear at the very beginning. I am a big Harry Potter fan. And like many others I am also eagerly awaiting the release of the last book in the series. While searching about the new book, came across anews item which said that J.K.Rowling finished the series in a posh Scottish hotel. To commemorate this she scribbled on a marble bust in her hotel room the following line.
"JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on 11th Jan 2007"
For someone who started off writing in a cafe as she could not afford heating in her home to becoming one of the richest women in the whole world, she's come a long way. And now she can easily get away with what can only be described as vandalism of hotel property. I guess this is one of the perks of being a highly successful author. But then why should i mind. After all she has given Harry Potter to the world.

Its Magic...again

"Every great magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called "The Pledge"; The magician shows you something ordinary, but of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn"; The magician makes his ordinary some thing do something extraordinary. Now if you're looking for the secret... you won't find it, that's why there's a third act called, "The Prestige"; this is the part with the twists and turns, where lives hang in the balance, and you see something shocking you've never seen before."
- Cutter, The Prestige (2006)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Nothing is what it seems

From the moment we enter this live we are in the flow of it. We measure it and We mock it, but we cannot defy it. We cannot even speed it up or slow it down. Or can we? Have we not each experienced the sensation that a beautiful moment seemed to pass to quickly, and wished that we could make it linger? Or felt time slow on a dull day, and wished that we could speed things up a bit?
- Eisenham, The Illusionist (2006)
What is reality and what is illusion? Something which seems to be an illusion is actually a mirror of the real. Illusion can also be described as forced reality. Something which may not actually be there but which the mind is forced to see. Maybe I am not making much sense. I guess this could be attributed to the fact that I just watched the movie the Edward Norton starrer "The Illusionist". A movie which is based on a simple premise
Everything you have seen here has been an illusion

Saturday, January 13, 2007

You Are Mighty

One individual always has the answer to our problems
One individual is always there when called upon
No mortal can deter this individual
This person is You!
You can overcome any obstacle
You can overpower any enemy
You can solve any problem
You can bypass any restriction
You can break any barrier
You can conquer any battle
You can destroy any fortress
You can pass any test
You can surpass any master
You can exceed all expectations
You can win any game
You can create a masterpiece
You can make anything work
You can outsmart anybody
You can do the impossible
You can influence everyone around you
change the world forever
Nothing would be same without you because you
These lines coming on screen one after the other provide a real good ego massage. Just replace the name in the url to make it personalized.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Rings

Day in my Life - 3
ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

The day: January 6, 2007: Saturday
One of the rare days without any prior commitment or any work to be finished off in the immediate future and most importantly another day off following it. So to spend it decided to watch the trilogy "Lord of the Rings". I had been planning to watch the series for a long time but never got around to watch it. So there I was from eleven in the morning till two in the night in the world of Middle Earth (with a few breaks thrown in between). As all the three parts were in the extended version, total viewing duration came to be nearly 11 hours. For these eleven hours I was in a world of humans, hobbits, wizards, elves, orcs and God Only Knows what kind of creautres. I guess even I was under the power of the ring, watched by the eye of Sauron. It was a pretty enjoyable experience as I went alongwith The Fellowship to The Two Towers watching The King's Return.
At the end of this movie marathon I could understand why "Lord of the Rings" has so many fans. The entire series is simply stunning and brilliant. I too have become a member of the LOTR fan club.