Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Why so serious ....

This has to rank as one of the most stunning OST's that I have ever heard ....wow !!!

A 9 minute monster ...consider yourself warned ...


Sunday, July 27, 2008

What is Intelligence

or should I say Un-Intelligence in the case of India's security agencies ...the IB and the RAW ????

Two blasts in 2 days ....and the second one despite a e-mail threat ..its plain ridiculous what the state of affairs are. Who is to blame for this miss - apart from the maniacs who committed this dastardly act - it has to be the politicians, the cops and the so called 'Intelligence agencies'. In a few days ..they will claim to get some leads, catch or frame some innocent folks (presumably some muslims) - that will start a cycle ...a vicious cycle of more angry minorities.

Life is cheap these days ....too cheap. This incident like any other previous acts of terror would soon be forgotten and by soon ..I will say 2 days. India will be back to the Dhoni's, the Kareena's the Shahrukh's, the Salmans, bribery scandals for votes ....soon and 50 lives will be forgotten just like this ...poooof !!!

I dont know who to blame ....who is the enemy ....where to start and now where to end ...
Life will go on ...anyway ..

Some articles for a further read



Monday, July 21, 2008

Dark Knight ...flies high

Higher than the rest ....probably one of the most stunning movies I have ever seen.

Whether its the cast, the action, the sets or the chilling soundtrack ....the movie is an example of complete mastery. Heath ledger is as brilliant as I had read about and more. Bale is at his best (as always ..from the days of 'Empire of the Sun') and Chris Nolan at the helm roars yet again telling you that Memento was not a fluke ....and that he is one of the most brilliant directors around in Hollywood.

There is a very good chance that I am gonna watch this one again at IMAX.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Now Reading ....n thinking n excited

Pillars of the Earth - by Ken Folett
Actually re-reading it after 12 years ...I last read it in 1995 in a 6 day blitz (constrained by a BCL due date).

This book is so remarkably different than anything Follett has ever written (distant from his world of spy novels and thrillers) that I find it exciting to read even the second time around. The main reason I am reading it though is because I want to read its sequel ....

p.s. 'BCL' btw stands for British Council Library ...I loved those trips to the BCL at CP and I miss almost everything about Delhi now :-(

luved a book called 'Water for Elephant' - quite well written ...it

Yet again ....where this world is headed to - rising prices a.k.a inflation, rising turmoil in almost every part of the world ....wondering how much the world has changed in just over a year ...

About the movie 'Dark Knight' releasing tonight/tomorrow- the first Batman became an instant classic in my list ...so its only obvious that I have been waiting since then for this sequel .....

The National, ARR, Elbow and Radiohead occasionally


Sunday, July 13, 2008

A list

Think I should list it down before I forget..


  • Deep Purple
  • Scorpions
  • Bryan Adams
  • Roger Waters


  • Incubus
  • Our Lady Peace
  • Bob Dylan
  • Willie Nelson
  • Eels
  • Random Bands@ Croc Cafe, Seattle
  • The Who
  • Blue October
  • Elbow
  • KFOG Kaboom
    Collective Souls
    Matt Nathanson
  • REM@ Greek Theater
    The National
    Modest Mouse
  • Sivamani
  • A R Rahman
  • Indian Ocean

Yep ..if you guessed that its the list of Concerts I have attended, then thats right.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sakkarakatti n JTYJN n Ada

You wil typically review something to write about the pros and cons or to describe your love/hate for something/someone.

There are several reasons why I have almost stopped reviewing ARR albums.
Primarily its due to the fact that this man is so at the top of his game that for miles n miles and miles ...there is no one in sight ...no one in comparison to this man and the magic he creates each time he composes...
I could have also stopped reviewing due to the fact that I am just crazy about this man's music :-). So my extolment wont end if I start reviewing his albums.

Be it Ada or JTYJN and now Sakkarakatti (Tamil)- there are really no words for me to pen down since probably each song is a journey ...a lesson in its own right.

I am yet to grab my CD of the new Tamil release - so for now ..i have to limit myself to hearing the songs online .....but wow ....as usual ARR rocks

Probably I can get myself to write a review once I have the CD.