Tuesday, January 31, 2006

DesiTune Hungama

Read this news on indiafm.com that there is a deal between hungama.com and iTunes, by which 30,000 tracks of T- series will be available for download.


I sincerey wonder how successful this will be, as a lot of the songs/tracks which are available for download might already be available and making rounds as free mp3 :)

On another note, the music of Rang De Basanti is too good, if u get a chance , listen to the songs.Good good music. Rehman rocks as always. According to me, Rehman is a truly gifted individual, and surely the best music director i have seen. Bombay, Rangeela, his album 'Vande Mataram' , and many many more, he's a gem.

signing off : 12: 33 am on tuesday, jan 31 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Rang De Basanti - a Must Watch

Saw Rang De Basanti yesterday night at Naaz . Probably one of the better films I have watched for some time. A film that has got me thinking.

Rediff.com's review of the film is here :


(Warning: Reading further might divulge some plot details)

The film is different, because it starts off with an english filmmaker wanting to make a film on Bhagat singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and the revolutionaries, for which she comes to India and meets up with her friend(Soha Ali Khan), who introduces them to a group of college goers , which include Aamir Khan.The role of Aamir Khan is a shade similar to the one in Dil Chahta Hai, carefree , aggressive, but inside him there seems to be an aggression which will come off at the right moment.

Madhavan plays an IAF pilot, and the film concentrates on the crashes of MIG planes in India which is a big big issue, and has been attributed to higher levels of corruption, and one thing which has been responsible for the deaths of our best officers.

The first half of the film concentrates on the stories of the revolutionaries, in the film being shot, while the second half is more on how such a scenario could be possible in present day India. A great idea, and a film well made.

Atul Kulkarni is very good in his intense role, and gives a wonderful show of emotions that run through him. And the film of course is supported by some good cast which includes the like of Kiron Kher, Anupam Kher and Waheeda Rehman.

Honestly, a film that got me close to the country I belong to, but then, to be honest, it also questioned my own conscience, of leaving my home and coming to a foreign country . :)

A must watch.

Friday, January 27, 2006

And we thought Google was wrong :(...

well from my earlier post, and following up a few threads on forums on the internet, i decided to try out something

Here's a small C code


void main()
double d;
printf(" \n d = %g",d);
if(d) printf("\nzero not achieved") ;

I ran it on visual studio :) and it did not get the zero. Might want to run the program for yourself and find out...

Thanks to Animesh for pointing it out.

So google gets a clean chit again !

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Google's (in) famous math

Wow, this is interesting

Go to google and do 1-0.9-0.1

Wonder whats causing it, any comments :)?

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Mercy killing, Yes or No

Read a post on CNN that Terri Schiavo's widower had remarried. For those of you who don't know who she is, try to google up.

Terri Schiavo died in March after her feeding tube was removed. She had suffered irreversible brain damage after collapsing at age 26 in 1990. An autopsy supported Michael Schiavo's contention that she was in a persistent vegetative state with no consciousness and no hope of recovery.
(Source : CNN.com)

Now, here's the big big question. What should be done in such a case? There's obviously going to be an argument, like there was in this case between family members, and most of which does not depend on the nature or closeness of any individual, but an individual's assessment of the present situation, both in medical and practical terms. For example, if a doctor told Terri's husband that she would never recover again, wouldn't he be entitled to ask him to not let her remain alive?

On the other hand, speak of medical miracles. What if some miracle or some groundbreaking technology enables the patient to live on further? At a time when the patient is not making a decision, is it fair for other people to just let her die?

I have always been confused on this issue myself, right since my school days, its a tough one.. what do you say?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bahu bhashiy Prakalp( एक बहुभाषीय प्रकल्प )

Well, if you though that English is the only language on the web, here's some news:

I came across 2 things today,

1. Wikipedia in hindi, marathi and gujarati

Check out


And find really good articles in gujarati. And yes, if you know more, just add to it, there's just going to be more knowledge for people in the world.

Among other news, there is a Tamil internet browser launched named 'valaiyodi' , the news of which is at


The comments do reflect that its not really available for download and the news might not be accurate...

But then...things to watch out for

Friday, January 06, 2006

Bloggin at 1: 30 am...

Blogging at the end of another day...

Today's day...same old stuff..life goes on...

Was watching dil chahta hai, a movie i consider to be a true masterpiece, both in terms of dialogue, writing etc.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

So I am back...

From now, i promise there'll be some more regular and more interesting blogs

So, here's the first. Roomie and friend nirav mehta recently broke all records, when we went to a friend's place, and in a gathering of but 6 people, there was one guy with whom he shared his first, last and middle names ( yes thts true and there's a great story behind this one too), and one person with whom he shared the exact birth date, month and year.. he also observed that one person had the same shoes (identical to be more correct) as him. Riot.

Among more interesting things, i decided to break the habit of eating maggi and paratha and making some sabji today, decided that i should stay away from such resolutions, else i might end up hungry....

USC lost the football game today, and that too in the closing stages of the game...:(

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Braille and Google

Went to Google at 12: 10 am, and found this...

Today ( january 4th ) is the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille script, which has helped thousands of blind people to lead a better life...

Hats off to a wonderful person, and great idea by Google :)