Monday, June 25, 2007


tagged by archana and thought, the 8-hour deadline be damned, if i dont get myself to drum up something, i would never do it ;) here goes! 8 random facts about myself...

  1. i have the most cliched sense of dressing (formals and casuals) and hesitate to experiment with too many colours
  2. like books a lot and cannot resist buying one everytime i step into a book store. ironically, i am an extremely slow reader, so the pile of 'to-read' only grows :) ironically again, i havent read a single indian author's work (except suketu mehta's 'maximum city') - oh yes, a Wodehosue is almost always the other book i would also be reading... keeps me sane (!?)
  3. i find it hard to take life seriously and there is this constant need to see everything around in lighter vein
  4. gadget geek. like to be surrounded by gizmos and gadgets and strongly feel it easier to hold intelligent conversations with machines than with people :P
  5. my quirkyness at times makes me wonder if i have OCD (and a selective one at that!)
  6. always wanted a pet dog but never had the courage to pet a dog - but that was until i met katreena - my uncle's (little) german shepherd :)
  7. hope to work on my photography skills and make it a serious hobby someday
  8. hate using capital letters when i blog :)

and here's the list of the chosen 8 who shall continue the chain (much to their chagrin) :P

vakil - where the demented vakil resides...
TG - hoping to see her back soon...
seets - here's to more random thoughts :)
prowe - love his observations on life!
raaga - and she writes about cooking too - but i've never tried going by her experiments ;)
pranav - one should read his traveloges :)
quicksilver - deliciously alive, as she puts it :)
~j~ - here's to more postcards J! and hope this helps you break the block ;)

and then there are the rules to live by (egad!)
  1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
  3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
  4. If you fail to do this within eight hours, you will not reach Third Series or attain your most precious goals for at least two more lifetimes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

is it news?

wonder what makes for a good news article... factual reporting, objective analysis, and something more i would guess but how about relevance to the topic? WoM tells me The Hindu is pretty good when it comes to such things. but a recent article kinda places the opinion under doubt...

this is about employees of 'Indian' going on a flash strike and one of the unfortunate passengers was a gal from the south who was being refused an alternate accommodation. agreed that it is not fair on the part of the airline to treat anyone that way, but reporter goes on to add that she "finds it difficult to converse in Hindi." now how does that matter here!? does it make her case any more pitiable? what is the reporter trying to express anyway?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007