Sunday, September 28, 2008

For The Beatles fans

Peter Sellers is such an awesome comedian. The first video is that of Laurence Oliver doing the "Now is the winter of our discontent" soliloquy in 'Richard III'.
The second video is Peter Sellers' take on it to the lyrics of The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's night'!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

You're spending too much time on gmail if ....

in your dreams you unspam certain messages and curse the gmail team subconsciously for the inefficacy of their spam filter

RIP David Foster Wallace

It's really tragic. This is one of the greatest writers of the century whose wittiness and irony was unparalleled. The challenging writer that he was, I could never get to complete his masterpiece, Infinite Jest(gargantuan 1074 pages); maybe I will some day. But right now I can't think of anything else to point out other than his amazing tribute to Roger Federer

How to act and dance like a complete asshole and yet score a date with Esha Deol

Be Shoaib Akthar! :D

Sunday, September 14, 2008

What would Neil Patrick Harris do?

Barney on a unicorn ... totally made my day :D

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Metallica new album release "Death Magnetic"

Yesterday I was at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai where Metallica released their new album "Death Magnetic". Okay so the band wasn't there at all, we just got to listen to 2 minute previews of each song :) I shall reserve my comments on the album itself until I get to hear it completely...

A band called Echoes played tracks like Comfortably Numb, Coming Back to Life, Highway Star, Sweet Child O'Mine , November Rain , Communication Breakdown, and two originals(which were nice) and prolly some more songs which I had missed. I thought it was a pretty tight act considering this was their first gig! The guy at the vocals was especially good, and kudos to the lady on the keyboards!

In between the listening session, we got to see the MusicMan Mihir giving away CDs to those who were worldy wise about Metallica. Also we had Circles(ex-Sceptre) playing acoustic covers of Metallica. I think they were damn good, and acoustic gigs are always very interesting :)

It was great fun and is always nice to see so many rock music fans at a gig, loved it :D

Monday, September 08, 2008

Coldplay - Viva La Vida Review

When the media crowns a band as the next U2 or Radiohead, that sort of pressure and expectations are very difficult to satisfy. Coldplay have been extremely successful as far as their record sales as concerned, however there has always been some criticism regarding their formulaic style of music. Their blend of mellowed down tone and contrastingly upbeat guitarwork is catchingly irresistible, but 3 albums later Coldplay is caught in their efforts to expand their range, and please the same fanbase who love their original sound.

In a bid to show their seriousness hired the legendary electronic music artist
Brian Eno[Remember the Windows 95 opening tune?] to produce the album. The opening track, Life in Technicolor clearly shows his influence, and is a clean post-rock sound. Cemeteries of London is a clear cut Coldplay track, and yet has a refreshing sound. Lost! features haunting keyboards, interspersed hand-clapping and Chris Martin especially stands out with a simple message that it's okay to be lost sometimes.

Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love is a splendid track, and the way the parts are segued is lovely. In my opinion this is one of the best songs of the year. However, the album starts going downhill from this point onwards. The attempt to sound different leads to insipid tracks, save for Strawberry Swing.

Finally, this is clearly a much superior effort to the pale
X & Y, yet the mark that the band seeks is very distant and will require some soul-searching before that can be attained.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Shiney Ahuja at

In case you don't know me, I'm second from the right in the pic :)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Unknown sports - Part 1

I just found out that there's a sport played in IIM, Bangalore and Ahmedabad called Tsepak. Here's what they do: it's like playing volleyball but only with your legs and head. It sounds ridiculous so I pulled up a youtube video of it

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Here's an attempt to make a comic strip xkcd-style using Paint.
And for the xkcd easter egg, place the mouse pointer over the image :)