Mondayne Thoughts

Oh, ok, that was a bad example of wordtwisting, but full marks for trying, :-)…. canada was once again ferrari territory yesterday, and schumi kept his word of topping raikkonen, and i still believe raikkonen is only a flash in the pan….but i liked alonso yesterday, poor sod was driving a renault but again, full marks for trying!!saw two mahesh manjrekar movies over the weekend, astitva and hathyar, the former is to be remade in English and is titled “it rained that night”..and the last i heard of it , he is also playing a part in it, i think the one played by Sachin Khedkar, come to think of it, sush is playing tabu’s role…

Another blast featured on rediff today by Varsha Bhosle, my, those are what you really call controversial, i think she would be a top contender for hate mails, but, but but, more often than not , i subscribe to her views (she mostly writes columns on secularism and related issues), she asks very pertinent questions on the stand of Muslims, in our dealings with Pakistan. In my opinion , what is wrong in us having a Hindu country , when there are so many Islamic nations around?Why do we insist on secularism, in spite of all the happenings around us? i think the tolerance that India’s majority population is showing, is seen as cowardice, and to be very honest, if you take away the political motivations in the backlash of several happenings (most recently , Godhra), i cant blame the guys who go around torching muslims, for the simple reason that except for useless political statements, no Muslim guy says he is sorry for what his comrades have been doing!! Meanwhile, our PM keeps extending hands, and ol Pervez keeps showing him the finger, albeit covertly!!Thats enough pro hinduism for now, check out the couple of new links i have added , parikrama and enya, two different genres of music, but definitely good…..check out the track ‘but it rained’ on the parikrama site, its got a stunning guitar piece at the end…after the song was released on the channels, i went around for a month asking all the cassette outlets for the album, and they hadnt heard of it…finally i checked the website (which parikrama had mentioned, but i thought was the album title) and found that the songs could be downloaded free!! To end today’s ravings and rantings , a forward i received, “a mom asks her newly wed daughter how her married life is, the daughter replies that its like British Airways, the mother is puzzled until she sees an ad of BA that says ‘7 days a week, twice a day, both ways” !!

Welcome to the Real World

It looks now as though ol’ Becks is going to Real, after all…That side is already full of larger than life footballers….Posh is not gonna be having the only star power there :-), saw Buffy yesterday, cant help watching the slayer, though she doesnt do much of slaying these days….i guess that and wrestling are part of my extended childhood..hehe

The reloading starts in India today, will wait till the next weekend to take the red pill, too lazy to be standing in the queue for long, even my extreme ‘fanness’ is not able to make me lift my butt up on weekends :-) Saw another track from Joggers Park, one of the movies i am waiting for, actually, come to think of it, only the soundtrack,the movie i am waiting for is Darna Mana Hain, Ram Gopal Varma is going all out , he has a dozen movies in various stages of production, and rightly describes himself as a film factory, the good part is that all his experiments are different and cater to different appetites.Do read the story on Mallika Sherawat, the smooching queen in Khwaish, am impressed by her candour, among other things ;-)hopefully it is her normal self and not a part of the promotional hooplah. Speaking of movies, spare a prayer for the great actor Gregory Peck. I loved McKenna’s Gold and Guns of Navarone.Schumi has promised to top Raikkonen in canada this weekend, All the luck, man, Ferrari should rule. Have a great weekend people and return on Monday for more of manuscrypts.
manuscrypts trivia
a cool riddle i picked up from a nice blog that belongs to Gorgeous Diva
EINSTEIN’S RIDDLE1.There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person with a different nationality.2.The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.3.No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same beverage.The question is “Who owns the fish?”
Facts:The Brit lives in the red houseThe Swede keeps dogs as pets.The Dane drinks tea.The green house is on the left of the white house.The green house’s owner drinks coffee.The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.The man living in the center house drinks milk.The Norwegian lives in the first house.The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.The German smokes Prince.The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
Einstein said that 98% of the world could not solve it. It can be done! Be part of the 2% that CAN. Use a pen and paper to solve it. Draw a table (House Nationality Beverage Cigar Pet) and fill in the answers as you solve them. Remember the question is “Who owns the fish?”
Happy puzzling(P.S. the answer is in the source site)

Gimme RED, the original shade

whats happening to the super combos, first it was bruce and demi, then it was tom and nicole, and now it is david and fergie, and that spells doom for the team who is so semantically linked to me :-), for those uninitiated to the world of professional club soccer, i am talking of the elvis in that zone, Manchester United…boy i am devastated, and i guess i am not alone, coz i read an article, which was ripping apart the posh one, although i still have not got personal views on that angle…hehe….but beckham and united are inseparable, like hot cocoa and rain, like moonlit nights and soft music, get the picture??, they can exist without each other, but it just wouldnt be the same….and to top it all, he’s supposed to go to barcelona, those numbskulls havent even qualified for the Champions League… the comparatively better news is that Real also have their own plans, if my sources are to be believed. But what about poor me, i am torn between loyalties to the one that bends and the reds. If the Reds want their exclusive shade, they have to keep Beckham, haircuts, sarongs, posh, brooklyn and all!!

Manuscrypts Reloaded

and finally, i have done it, well, at least started it……no, its not time for the accolades to pour in, hehe……oh Shut Up…..i have been trying to revamp this thing for some time now, the stalling factor was thati am not a computer geek, and after seeing some other blogs, (that guy who is at http://blues.rediffblogs.com ) i somehow developed a complex that i would end up doing something boring…….

BUT THEN, i suddenly realised that it all boils down to just being youself…..so that sparked the return of yours truly, and with the help of my good friend Rakesh, who is a geek himself,( though he doesnt seem mightily interested in blogging) finally learnt the lil bit of geekness that is required to edit my links etc….to top it up, went on a lil bit of shopping for blogging tools, well, shopping is a wrong term, coz they were all free….and finally cannot end today’s diaorrhea without mentioning the one (and can be) only The Dissident Frogman, guys, like Mr.Saltwater Blues, the one who gave me a complex, would say, what r ya doing here, go visit him!!