Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Why India lost the third test match against Pakistan?

"I have to score runs whether I am captain or not.. that's the first and foremost thing. Captaincy is not on my mind." - Saurav Ganguly

(After losing the third and final test against Pakistan at Bangalore)

OK, now we know, why India lost the match. We did not have a captain. There was no one to captain the team.


Monday, March 28, 2005

Pakistan kicks ass

What the hell happened on the last day of the test match?

Did the two cricket boards, BCCI and PCB, fix the match, the historic test series finale and Inzamam's 100th test?

Or did we just lack the guts to chase and win?

This Gautam Gambhir guy really screwed the day for us by getting Veeru Sehwag run out and the rest of the guys, reaaaaally sucked.

Dude, our cricketers suck ass.

Thanks to Balaji for making sure we lost this match, because we did not deserve to even draw this match. Pakistan deserved to win.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Coolest MP3 / Digital Music player

Do you know the coolest MP3 / Digital Music player?

You say, iPOD !

In my opinion, it's THUMP.
Yep. It's Super Awesome.

Whaaaaat??? THUMP??? Why is it cool ?

Check it out.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

NASA on Swades

This is what NASA says about Swades.

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), is an actual NASA mission, currently scheduled to launch in 2007.

Goddard News June 2004
Spaceport News May 2004

Monday, March 07, 2005

I want to see cricket: Musharraf

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf says he would love to see some of the India-Pakistan cricket series - but only if invited.


"I don't believe in going anywhere without an invitation." - Musharraf

Disclaimer : Crossing LOC occassionally and going to India without an invitation is an exempt. Other risk factors include engaging in terrorist activities while peace negotiations are going on, inciting communal violence, supporting infiltrators and floating counterfeit currency.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

India Today

The weekend so far has been relaxing. Went for an aroma therapy massage.
It was very relaxing.
Also I saw 2 Hindi movies. I usually don't see any Hindi movie unless it's a really good one or it's a Hrithik Roshan movie. I rented the DVDs of 2 movies, Page 3 and Swades.

These 2 movies, in my opinion, really portray the present India. I don't believe in coincidences. So for anyone, who doesn't know about India and who wants to know what present day India is like, should see these 2 movies.
The movies picture the 2 entirely different worlds in our country.
Page 3 is all about the rich high society plastic life people and their parties and get-togethers.

Swades is all about the poor farmers and villagers and their struggle in their day to day life.

I was particularly impressed with the screen writing of Swades. I thought it was very realistic and I really couldn't find any loopholes. Later when I mentioned this to Dixita, she said the movie was based on a real life story. So it all makes sense.
Shahrukh's acting was good. Different from his stereotype roles. Gayathri Joshi looks very beautiful and glamorous. She resembles and reminds me of one of my friend from college. This is her first movie and she has appeared in numerous TV Ads in the past.

One more thing I liked in this movie is the scene where Gita(Gayathri) challenges Shahrukh to name the five rivers in India, new state and number of lions in Asoka pillar. It's funny when people in India call NRIs as Non Returning Indians(Swades) and Non Reliable Indians(Page 3) and accuse NRIs of not knowing about what's going on India.
I just can't buy that argument. We people here don't ignore what's happening back home. Sometimes I feel that people here in US know more about what's happening in India than the people living there. Thanks to Internet and Satellite TVs.

Now come on...you have to understand that we are in US and all we do at work here is browse :)
Do you still believe we don't know what's happening back home?

Friday, March 04, 2005

German driving license

You think getting a driver's license in US is tough?
Well...think of Germany.

How Germany can drive you crazy

Tired of same Google?

Want to have some fun with google?


Start typing in the search box. You will notice it behaving differently :)

Conflict of Interest

Hugo Chavez arrives in New Delhi
India and Iran in gas export deal

This really puts US in the spotlight.
US really doesn't like Iran and Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president who was overthrown in a US-backed military coup in 2002. Now both India and china, the two fastest growing economies in the world, are getting close to both Iran and Venezuela. With India and China investing billions in both the countries, they sure would not like to see any one messing with the affairs of those two countries. I guess the US would now have to tone down the rhetoric.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Was the Taj Mahal a Vedic Temple? - The Photographic Evidence

Many of us know about Taj Mahal.

Well...we have seen the pictures of Taj Mahal and heard a lot about it. But, do we really know about it?

What is the Taj Mahal?

Here's what Stephen Knapp tells us about Taj Mahal.