Sunday, September 09, 2007

Another blog with the same name

A new blog named Caution: Words Ahead! I came across this blog recently and was impressed by it. It features cool news and has a special emphasis on India.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Other...

Been a bit busy lately. I started another blog. Its about Search Engine Optimization and the likes to optimize a blog for financial gains. Its an experiment in profitable blogging. It uses all the knowledge that I have gained from past experiences. Here's wishing me luck...

The Simple Blog

Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Indian Engineer

If you are a human being who is aged anywhere from 16 to around 23 years, and happen to be living in India right now, odds are that academically, only two options will be swimming around in your head: Engineering or Medicine! Between the two, I'd say Medicine is the more coveted profession to follow. But that usually means around 9-years of rigourous, sleep-less, mind-numbing hard-word. And after the nine years, you have to constantly keep yourself updated with the latest developments in the industry. Whew! A tall order by anyone's standards.

I fit the above mentioned profile, almost. So which one did I choose? I chose Engineering. 4-years of relaxed, fun-filled, party-driven high-road to employment. Or so I thought, until I joined one such college. Everyone told me, "Hey man, go for 'Computer Science and Engineering'. It's the easiest. Moreover man, you like, know programming like the back of your hand. And in the end, you'll get recruited into some nice, big software company!". But I would have none of it. I was always intrigued by cutting-edge electronic technologies. So, what do you suppose I did? Well, I took up 'Electronics and Communication Engineering.' I heard some mumblings from my well-wishers that sounded something like, "It's the toughest stream. He doesn't know what he's getting into..." Of course, I didn't heed the warnings.

Next thing I know, I'm a 4th year, pot-smoking, alcohol consuming, blogging, already-recruited, wanna-be software engineer, who doesn't know his ACs from his DCs (well, almost! Who doesn't like comic exaggeration?). I currently stand recruited in a software firm that's all Indian and has a good reputation but doesn't have quality work. Atleast not for the fresh faces. Moreover, if i am to have an inkling of hope of joining the company, I have six months od my course left, in which to clean up my act. If I don't, I might as well kiss the job goodbye and get into my parent's black-book which I have skillfully managed to avoid so far. I have exactly 1 semester (6 months) left of my college-life. And right now, no matter what I do, the grass looks more business-like on the other side..!

Ever felt like you're in a spiral with a vacuum-pump at the bottom end? And you can't stop the downward motion that has achieved its resonance with its environment? No? Well, I do. And no matter how bad it looks (and it is, mind you) I can't help but enjoy myself in this sorry situation I am in...

Friday, October 27, 2006

eXlinks???

What is up with eXlinks? Being a blogger, I was naturally inclined to click the banner that proclaimed loudly...

'exlinks is the ultimate exponential link-swapping site exploding system and it's completely free. Signing up now will give ... extra benefits'

and now, I am even more intrigued! What really got my horns blowing was this exposé :
eXlinks Exposed.

I say, try it out. What do we have to lose?

For more information on such stuff and others check out this site.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Dawn of the Don...

I went to watch Farhan Akhtar's new Don the other day and I must say, I was impressed! Now, I don't say things like that about a bollywood movie. From time immemorial I have had a thing against bollywood movies and movie-makers. Take Karan Johar for instance. To me he is the great over-doer. A person who destroys his work by over doing it to death. A case in example: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.

The new Don is a remake of an old movie of the 70's with the same title that starred one of the greatest bollywood legends: Amitabh Bachchan. Everyone expected more or less the same story. But Farhan Akhtar had other plans. He changed the plot and gave it a jolting twist at the end. The twist was so unexpected that people started leaving the theatre even before the climax thinking that the movie was over. Poor souls.

Farhan Akhtar has always introduced firsts into the technicalities of bollywood. Like the well choreographed fight sequences or the completely deceptive double-roles. Each frame of the movie is packed to the brim with style and gloss a la the matrix. Although I don't care much for Shah Rukh Khan's acting I must say Farhan Akhtar managed to convince him to give a more subtle and underplayed performance. That's a first for SRK who has always been over-dramatic. But this has caused critics to blame the movie for lacking in josh. I beg to differ. The movie had a lot of expectations as the old Don was a runaway hit. One of the biggest movies not just of that time but even today.

Farhan Akhtar's previous 2 movies Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya were also spectacular. I hope to god that this director will stay on in bollywood and churn out more of such cunningly contrived movies. Farhan, take a bow.