Monthly Archives: June 2006

Anybody seen this movie?

Hollywood needs AMERICA to save the world... we only need Vijayakant.
Indian movies will always be an eye opener. And here's why!

Here is a story of Vijaykant's(Local Famous Tamil Hero) next (Tamil)
movie. It is named "Captain Planet"(WOW !!! where do they get these

Vijaykant is a scientist in NASA.......( yes folks..........u read that
right. NASA...the American space lab- A very big set designed for this
by kalaipuli S.Dhaanu, fully stocked with machines with hundreds of
flashing buttons and cardboard cum aluminium foil rockets).

When our hero is busy launching a satellite to Pluto, his wife simran
is about to deliver a baby and wants to meet him. But the launch process
badly need a person like our hero, and there is no other option. Senior
scientist Radha asks him to stay back till it is launched. Our commited
hero successfully launches the satellite, and comes back home on a
horse (where have all the planes, cars, etc gone.??....:)), but alas! his
wife, meanwhile dies in childbirth. In the meanwhile, other scientists
atNASA claim that they're responsible for the launch and dont recognise
Vijaykanth and his work. He resigns from his job there and comes back
to india with his family and they all get down to leading a peaceful
life. Days go by until......

One day, the scientists, to their surprise find that SUN is closing the
gap between itself and EARTH slowly and after a while, will BURN the
earth to ashes.. All the scientists are working on saving the EARTH..
That's when they realize that only "THE HERO" (Vijaykanth) can do it...

They visit India and tell him the facts and Vijaykant returns to NASA
to save the EARTH...After a lot of research,Vijaykant invents an
instrument that will deflect the SUN from its collision path with EARTH.. All
the scientist are very happy and appreciate Vijaykanth's invention. So
finally Vijaykant is all set to go into the SPACE and save the earth.
He and his crew of one (Chandra sekhar, a prisoner in Vellore Jail, has
been choosen by our hero because nobody in US army can do that
job)travel in an spacecraft towards the SUN.

They move out of earth's atmosphere and are finally in space. Vijaykant
emerges from the spacecraft and stands on the wings of the spacecraft,
takes out the instrument and waves it in the direction of the SUN.....
Panic!!! The instrument does not work...

The terrorists have deactivated it !!!(Since they seem to be ahead of
us in terms of planning, infrastructure and technology, will it be such
a bad deal if they win?) All the scientists are worried back at the
base on the earth.....tension mounts up (as does the shrill

SUN closes in on the spacecraft............. Climax - When the SUN
floats past the spacescraft, VIJAYKANTH plants one leg firmly on the
spacecraft, turns back, and ninja style, kicks the SUN back with tremendous
force.. and jumps back into the spacecraft.... The SUN is deflected away
from its path to EARTH!!!!!!!!!!! EARTH has been SAVED...

He waves the Indian flag (freely available on all spacecrafts) and they
return to earth! The End (a happy one of course!)

Orkut scrap helper

Right now…when you have to reply someone you have scrapped, you need to open their profile, then their scrapbook, then enter your message and click submit.
With Orkut scrap helper, you can do it in just a single click. A small reply box appears next to every scrap on your scrapbook, where you can enter your message and click submit from your scrapbook itself. Very useful…gives some much deserved rest to our click obsessed fingers!

A spate of injuries

This seems to be a cycle that repeats with me once every few years.
A list of injuries I’ve had over the past week->

A bad knock at the back of my head, which resulted in a bloody pillow cover.
Its all dried up now…leaving a crisp patch of about 1cm dia at the back of my head.

An insect bite on my face…leaving a nasty dark red swelling just below my left eye.

A bad bang on my right knee, when I stumbled into a table at home.

Another bad bang on my right shoulder, when I apparently walked into a wall.

And just yesterday, slipped badly and fell over a metal box, badly scraping the lower right side of my torso.

And ofcourse, how could the cold/headache leave me alone at such an opportune moment!

Being very careful with every step I take now…wonder what’s gonna come next!


Practical lies are very much a part our lives today.
Pause for a moment and think how much you’ve lied throughout the day- at work, at home, with friends etc etc.
Be honest, and you’ll see the results for yourself. Infact, by the time we grow up, we get so accustomed to lying that we don’t even realize when we do it. It just becomes a sort of mental reflex system invoked to keep us out of tricky scenarios.

It is a natural and practical human tendency, and hence acceptable. The disturbing fact here is, our mind has been so conditioned to it, that it has begun to believe in the lies, accepting them as the truth. I have seen this trait in many people. When they get an uncomfortable truth as the response to their query, which they themselves would have answered with a “practical lie”, they would not accept it. They will tell you in your face that you’re lying.

Day out at National Market

My uncle was hosting a lunch for his colleagues from work yesterday. I generally get bored at such times, so I decided to get out of the house for a while. Called up a couple of friends to enquire of their plans for the day. Finally decided to meet up with Shekhar. His sis was flying to Chicago later in the night, so he wanted to buy some dvds to send to his relatives there, and ofcourse get some for himself. He’d never been to the place before, so needed my help to get there. I was myself looking to get some movies to add to my collection.
So off we went, and after some 30 minutes of manouvering through the infamous Bangalore traffic, we finally reached National Market. For people who don’t know much about this place, its a building located in a crowded part of the city, famous for great deals on dvd’s, cellphones and other electronic goods.
After some time browsing around, we got to this shop, recommended to Shekhar by someone. And then began the long but interesting search for titles. We must have searched through hundreds of titles, finally choosing about 20 dvd’s having over 50 titles comprising of both old classics and latest releases, and also some music videos. Got a pretty good bargain, ending up paying just Rs. 70 for each dvd.
Finally came back to Shekhar’s place, and ate a hearty lunch made by his mom. Chatted about some stuff for sometime. The sky started to look really scary…so decided to get back home before the rains started.
Had some thought provoking ideas on the drive back…will be writing about them soon.