Sunday, May 20, 2007

Catch this on Sunday Afternoons

As usual, spent the day before an exam (till now) procrastinating, and generally doing nothing. Chanced upon Zee Studio playing Truffaut's "Vivement Dimanche", and figured out they're going to show films from UTV's so called Olive Collection.

Every Sunday at 3. Vivement Dimache is of course great, apart from which I can see Kurosawa's "Seventh Samurai", something I have been wanting to watch since a long time. Also I see Robert Altman's Kansas City.

And yes, it's as good as a DVD, only 3/4 commercial breaks, with only the nice "MakeMyTrip" advert. Check out all details here.

PS: The timings on the site may be skewed, and some of the stuff may be already over. Keep a watch on the channel itself, methinks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

One more Google post

Notice that searching "Search" on Google returns Live Search as the first result!

And yes, have you tried out Google Experimental?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Noticed the redesign?

I'm getting this "redesigned" google page, sometimes. Dunno whether they will stick with it though. It's OK - nothing major, noticed that they added a "gradient" bar, and a drop down options chooser.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Personal Notes : Nice songs from Notre-Dame de Paris

Quelques chansons pour que je me souvienne après.

Acte I
Le temps des cathédrales
Le mot Phoebus
Beau comme le soleil
Ma maison, c'est ta maison
Ave Maria païen
Le Val d'Amour

Acte II
Les oiseaux qu'on met en cage
Le procès
Être prêtre et aimer une femme
Un matin tu dansais
Vivre (Later by Celine Dion as Live - For the One I Love)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

AS : We bow to thee!

I've always believed in the theories of the gradients and of the "gray vs black/white" notions, and that nothing in itself is either totally right or wrong. It's just a question of how far you are from the net, and are you on the right side.

This theory holds for the so called "Generation Gap", the name given to the tendency of people of different ages to differ in their thoughts, opinions and tastes. However as Stephen Hawking (who I owe much of my love of the history of science to) writes eloquently in The Brief History of Time about theories and saying that one counter-example was enough to disprove a theory, while even a million examples were nit enough to prove it.

The above theory, at least for the application in the case of Generation Gap has failed abjectly to explain the thinkings of a certain Anand Sivshankar, I and a few readers of this blog might know. I, for one, am absolutely sold, on this post that monsieur has published.

Calling impropriety of dress, a lack of "sartorial elegance" and commenting on lasses who "leave a strand of undergarment peeking out from beneath" is exactly the kind of words and thoughts you would expect to spew forth from It is as if the law of gradual increase in the generation gap gave up when it met against Anand, and said - boss, this one's impossible.

That said, this post is a must read. How we wished he wrote more often.