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Kitni shiddat se tumhe paane ki koshish kee hai ….

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10 posts old and I’ve already got an award! Ha!



I’m a Fucking Fantabulous blogger according to Anand Ankur ji. Oh oops, it’s just Fucking Fabulous. Never mind. I don’t deserve either ;). And i’m not passing this on to anyone (unless you want it). Please let me know if anybody wants it.  It would be pretty lame if you said you wanted it right? Yeah, I agree. But, do let me know if you really want it! It’s a competitive world. Sometimes you need to reach out and grab blogger awards.


I will not reveal 10 truths about myself. I’m not in the mood for revelations. But if you’re a girl and you are really curious, you can mail me. I’ll tell you.


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March 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

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Penang – The Esplanade

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 My pics are still uploading to picasa. But I coudn’t resist uploading these here. Penang was extremely colourful. And the camera didn’t disappoint. 🙂 More pics later. Maybe.

The sky, sand and sea colour combination was mesmerising. Loved the color of the sky more than the sea. 😛


Unfortunately I realised the year in the imprint date was wrong on the last day of my trip.

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March 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Random pictures log

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Haalp! The moon is leaking!!

Haalp! The moon is leaking!!

Global warming has “far reaching” consequences.  🙂



I watered this plant for 3 months. Then lost focus :-P

I watered this plant for 3 months. Then lost focus 😛


The mosquito zapper. Weapon of mass destruction. My mom's weapon of choice.

The mosquito zapper. Weapon of mass destruction. My mom's weapon of choice, with in-built torch.

It broke a couple of days back actually. So if you hear an uproar in the T. Nagar area, it’s the mosquitoes celebrating a battle victory. The war, my friends, is still on.



My ex-GF. She dumped me for a 4 year old, Mangalorean hunk :(

My ex-GF. She dumped me for a 4 year old, Mangalorean hunk 😦



What did first crow tell the second crow?

Vaada yen machi. Vaazhakai bajji*

Vaada yen machi. Vaazhakkai bajji*

A more pertinent question would be – “which is the first crow?”.


* Immortal words of the great T. Rajendran Rajender himself. Translates to Come my friend. Raw banana (covered with gram flour), deep fried.

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March 12, 2009 at 7:51 pm


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Photography enthusiasts should definitely watch this video. This song was shot as a series of still pictures, which makes you appreciate the amount of work that must have been put into shooting this whole song. I can’t even imagine, how much time it must have taken for putting together all the pictures to form a motion video.

I am currently addicted to this video. The song more than the video actually. It’s the kind of calm, soulful song that sticks to your mind and wants to be heard again and again and again. And in turn makes you feel like everything is alright with this world. 🙂 


The song is called Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie.

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March 6, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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Does this school have better placement prospects? Will I get part time work in this university? School A has a good biology department. Can I make extra money by donating … umm … how do i put it … bodily fluids for research experiments? Is this school less expensive than the other one? Will it be colder at Univ A or at univ B? Orkut community discussions show many jerks headed to Univ B. Should I head to A then? Why are all of them headed to B anyway? Is the program at B better than the one at A? Are the chicks at B better than the ones at A? Is the beer at B’s pubs better than the ones at A’s? What if the admit at C also comes through? So many questions. So little time.

Decision, decisions, DECISIONS! My life seems to have become a series of continuous decision making. Bad ones, mostly. The latest one I’m forced to make is regarding choice of school I plan to attend for my Masters. I’m spoilt for choice. Proud as I am at the outstanding enthusiasm on the universities’ part to recruit me as their student, sometimes I wish I wasn’t such a genius and universities wouldn’t fall over each other to have me. 😀 It’d make my current decision making process a lot easier!


Ironically, I will be studying decision theory as one of the subjects. Whichever university I go to.

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March 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm

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Multiplication shortcuts wanted

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Does anybody know multiplication shortcuts for 33 and 13? I am going to Singapore-Malaysia and those are the approximate currency conversion rates there. And being a middle-class Indian person (who btw, is currently regretting blowing away money on this trip instead of saving up for his Masters in US) on his first foreign trip, I would be constantly multiplying whatever numbers I hear by either 33 or 13. And, needless to say, freaking out at the money I will be wasting. If the waiters at Saravana Bhavan @ Singapore say that the dosa is S$10, it would be easy to freak out and scream, “You mean Rs. 330 for a lousy dosa?!?”. But if the number turns out to be, say S$13, I do not want to spend 5 minutes with paper and pen performing long multiplications and then freak out and scream the exact converted amount. It’s just not done. The moment would have been long gone. I could scream approximate amounts, but then I’m a perfectionist.

So, if anybody knows multiplication shortcuts for 33 and 13, please tell me. Maybe I’ll get you something cheap from Singapore. Or Malaysia.


Does Saravana Bhavan @ Singapore accept Sodexho vouchers?

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March 3, 2009 at 9:48 am