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May. 3rd, 2008

marking time

Here: http://umangjaipuria.blogspot.com/2008/05/marking-time.html

Jun. 23rd, 2007

saturday morning

I've spent the entire morning trying to figure why my DVD writer will burn a CD-RW but bail out (and exactly at the same point each time) while burning plain CDs or DVDs. I've tried the common combinations of burning software and operating systems.
Any tips or pointers will be much appreciated.

And by the way, what is wrong with the weather! It's been this dull and gloomy for the past three days and no sign of rain. Why can't it just rain and make way for the sun. I think I'll go crazy listening to the wind howling around my apartment. It's impossible to open the windows even a crack. I should install one of them windmills and I'm sure I'll be able to generate enough power at least to recharge my laptop, phone etc.

Made an impromptu trip to National Market on Wednesday and found that the era of non-Bollywood and non-Hollywood films has come to an end. I was curtly told that there is no supply and none expected either. So I have to look for another way to get hold of what I want to watch. And no, I'm not stepping into that Cinema Paradiso (which can't even boast of a decent collection) or that Habitat place.

There's a Rooftop Film Festival a fortnight from now in Bangalore. I'm guessing it's a bunch of enthusiasts camping out on a roof watching movies all night. Sounds like something. But honestly, I'm a sucker for indoor comforts while watching movies.

Run along now.

Jun. 11th, 2007

Go see an Ingmar Bergman film

Everytime I watch an Ingmar Bergman movie I am compelled to make at least a few others go and see it too.

Raw is the only word that comes to mind when I try to describe his movies. Brutally raw.

Jun. 8th, 2007

3h 01m

A kilo of salted kala jamuns and the Federer-Davydenko semi finals match - what more could one possible ask for on a Friday evening!

I wish someone puts at least parts of the match up on YouTube.

Jun. 7th, 2007


Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Jun. 3rd, 2007


What I could really use right now is 48 hours in a day.

May. 22nd, 2007

Some days are diamonds

It can be so effing difficult to concentrate on even simple tasks on some days.

May. 12th, 2007


Here are some of the funniest cartoons I've come across:

Especially the ones about the Queen's visit:

Apr. 30th, 2007


Making a point, in Camus' words:

In certain situations, replying "nothing" when asked what one is thinking about may be pretense in a man. Those who are loved are well aware of this. But if that reply is sincere, if it symbolizes that odd state of soul in which the void becomes eloquent, in which the chain of daily gestures is broken, in which the heart vainly seeks the link that will connect it again, then it is as it were the first sign of absurdity.

Apr. 12th, 2007

On what really is wrong with the world

Well, most of our worlds in any case.

A very keen essay written by a friend dissecting the problem afflicting the young people in the IT industry in India:

Ever wondered on why everyone you talk to wants to retire as soon as possible and just live by the sea by themselves? I guess deep ailments need deeper cures...

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