Thursday, April 28, 2005

Air India - Boeing deal

Air India recently announced its intention to purchase five 777-200LR, 10 777-300ER, and 20 787-8 airplanes, with options to buy three additional 777-200LR Worldliners, five 777-300ERs, and seven 787-8 Dreamliners at a later date.

Boeing had a heavy competition from Airbus. I decided to check out Boeing's new 787s.

It looks cool. The seats...hmmm...doesn't look comfortable, but Boeing tells this gives increased comfort for passengers. Let's hope so.

According to Boeing, the 777-200LR will enable Air India to provide ultra-long range, nonstop flights between any airports in India and the United States(Delhi-New York ,Mumbai – San Francisco).

WAW. That's interesting. Will save a lot of time for people like me.

The 777-300ER will be replacing the airline’s current fleet of 747-200 airplanes

My only issue is ...hmmm...looks like they removed 2 engines

Boeing says the engine efficiency has been improved and changed the design to reduce drag and airplane weight.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Science - To believe or not to believe?

Tonight I saw the DVD of a controversial documentary "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon".

It was an interesting documentary alleging NASA's moon landing as a hoax.

Do I believe it?
I do not believe man landed on moon in 1969. I have great respect for NASA, I admire and appreciate many of their works, and I wish I am wrong about this moon landing hoax. I will be one happy person, if man indeed had landed on moon in 1969.

But, if its true that NASA staged moon landing and all that happened in 1969 was a hoax, I pity all the HYPOCRITES in the world who believe science is everything and there is no God. They do not believe in God, as they haven't seen God, and some even don't believe in Hindu scriptures, and yet they go to temple and pray to God !

Doesn't make any sense to me :-)

If its proved that NASA moon landing was a hoax, I do not know how the hypocrites will react as they believe whatever the scientific community says. If science is proved wrong this time, it definitely isn't the first time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Don't forget to read my Super Awesome 'Origin of Life' theory.
Origin Of Life

Monday, April 25, 2005

Skava - Mobile gaming

Hey this is my classmate.

Hindu Article

About me, hmm...looking at my picture, looks like I still have to grow up, a lot.


Recently I have been seeing a lot of Indian movies, using a technique called Wire-Fu in action sequences. Basically Wire-Fu is a cinematic technique in which actors perform kung-fu moves while suspended by wires and pulleys that make them appear to fly, run up walls, and so on.

Remember 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', 'Matrix'?

It made a lot of sense for a movie like 'Matrix', or 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to use such techniques for stunts. But even normal action Tamil movies have employed that technique. It is so pathetic. It looks so artificial. It's just like trying to show-off.

Even Rajnikanth uses Wire-Fu in fight scenes in his latest movie 'Chandramukhi'. I was not impressed.
As usual, this weekend was also very relaxing. I finished Dan Brown's 'Deception Point'. The plot was ok. It started very well, fantastic in fact. But somewhere in between it became like an ordinary novel, very Hollywoody, and in the end it was just ok. I have now started to read another novel of Dan Brown's . 'Angels and Demons'. This one has also started damn good. Let me see how it goes. I feel that Iam learning a lot from Dan Brown's novels.

Then Saturday Saravanan and I went to 'The Interpreter'. The movie was an average one. Not very exciting and not very boring. Just ok. Nicole Kidman, WAW, she is so beautiful. Can't believe she is 38.

Sunday morning I went to the movie 'Chandramukhi' (review). Then later that day stayed at home and continued 'Angels and Demons'

Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day

Today is earth day.

"Also in Japan, I heard the story of a hummingbird from a professor I met. When the forest where the hummingbird lived went up in flames, the other animals ran out to save themselves. But the hummingbird stayed, flying to and from a nearby river with drops of water in its beak to pour on the fire.
From a distance, the other animals laughed and mocked it. "What do you think you are doing?" they shouted. "This fire is overwhelming. You can't do anything."
Finally, the hummingbird turned to them and said, "I'm doing what I can."
-Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner

"I'm doing what I can."

How humble, but very powerful, these words are !

"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations"
- Iroquois

Seventh Generation Products
I'm not endorsing any product.
Iam doing what I can.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

On tuesday night I saw the program 'Death of a Princess' on PBS. It was perhaps the most controversial film in the history of public television -- the story of a young Saudi princess who was publicly executed for committing adultery. It was very touching.

Also I have started to read Dan Brown's 'Deception Point'. This seems to be another very intriguing novel from the author of 'The Da Vinci Code'

Monday, April 18, 2005

Richmond Indians

Last weekend was relaxing. One of my friend had a housewarming party. So went to the party on Saturday evening and had nice time. It was fun. Lots of delicious food. Then saw the final one day cricket match between India and Pakistan. What a pathetic display by Indian cricket team. Losing a match without putting up any fight or's not a new thing for Indian cricket team.

Then on Sunday I saw the movie 'Sahara'. Penelope Cruz is so hot even at 31. I love the way she speaks English. It's so cute.

Also I completed phase 1 of my project 'Richmond Indians'.
This is at

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation have launched the Genographic Project, a five-year effort to understand the human journey—where we came from and how we got to where we live today. This unprecedented effort will map humanity's genetic journey through the ages.

My friend Pat and I are planning to buy the kit and be part of this project.

This is an excellent presentation.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Google in Tamil

Some of the tamil translations, links are funny.

For instance...When you click the 'I'm feeling lucky' button's equivalent in Tamil, you get

"Adhirshtam En PakkamTM" amukkaan thanaagavey ungal theyduthalin mudal inaya pakkathirkku kondusellum.

(ORIGIN : The "I'm Feeling LuckyTM" button automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query.)

Button is called 'amukkaan' in Tamil. hahaha. Hilarious.

Anyway...let me click the 'Sign Out' amukkaan and get back to work.