Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kareena the Seductress - muskil nahin, na mumkin

Fundamental flaw:

WTF ('why' version) would Kareena unbutton her coat from the bottom??? I mean, any vamp/ vixen/ Item number dancer worth her salt knows that it's what's on top that matters and not what's inbetween!! She could as well learn from better/hotter videos.

And what's with the rubbing-soap-on-each-hand dance of hers? Ugh!!

Other than that I think Don was a pretty good timepass movie. An excellent soundtrack saves it on several occasions. A decent sense of humour is always welcome:

De-Silva: Tum mujhe yahaan CD dene aaye ho?
Don: Nahin, tumhara pyaar mujhe yahaan kheench laya!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Home Alone

Yup! For the next THREE MONTHS! Absolutely alone. You would think I'm having a ball. I mean, I can get loose girls home at night, walk naked in the house, not clean the beds, skip breakfast, play loud music, late night drives, and plenty of non-saas-bahu TV. But no, it's not as easy as it sound mi amigos!

Hostel was great because even though we used to gloat about independant living, we were still a pampered lot. Food prepared at mess, cleaners coming to sweep our rooms, teachers, wardens and all that.

This is different. Try preserving milk in a non-curdly state for more than a day, living in a constant state of paranoia where you don't know which door you may have left open while you're at work, or which bill you have forgotton to pay. Apparently my dustbin doesn't just atomise the garbage and needs to be cleaned everyday. The tray collecting water below the fridge has to be cleaned regularly to avoid mosquitoes infesting your house. To top it all, when you've got to collect the rent, you know you are done for! I think the most embarrasing form of social communication exists between a tenant and the owner.

AAAARRGHHH... Damn thee, bacholer life!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Freedom fight or Fighting freedom?

In a recent episode of The Big Fight on NDTV, a bunch of studnets from the Lahore University were pitted against a few indian students and were asked present their own views on the current turmoil regarding both countries and the terror situation of south east Asia.

I was surprised, that on accusations of fostering terrorism, some of the Pakistanis strongly defended them (terrorists) as freedom fighters! As the show continued questions were raised about India's clean image in the whole scenario. "What proof do you have that Indians were not involved in the bombings in Pakistan?.. What exactly are the reasons for India having five consulates in Afghanistan?", were among the many queries put forward by them. From our side was the usual assault on the Pakistani president, the motives of the ISI, so on and so forth.

On being questioned what was the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter, they retorted that one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist as seen accross borders. This might just be how political leaders would want people to think and exactly why there still exists a level of discomfort on how different people handle the issue.

What if we could arrive on common terms and definitions for terrorism and freedom fights? Maybe then we could actually come together in combating terrorism and perhaps even help out those struggling for their freedom. So what are these universal definitions? My humble opinion:

Use of force and weapons on any human or civilian in particular, who, in every obvious way, is not responsible for the plight/suffering of the perpetrator, in order to harm physically,economically or mentally as an act of vengeance whether the original root cause of this vengeance is authentic or not. These weapons could range from anything between the pocket knife to an F16 bomb. Also, the intended victim would usually have no knowledge of the attack that he faces, unarmed and would in no way be prepared to defend himself. Even if the victim is capable of defending himself, attacking him, without reason, is still an act of terrorism.
Also, the terrorist's claim that the people killed were responsible for higher powers that were the actual enemies is hogwash. There is no single nation where elected representatives actually represent a nation. The terrorist will go any lengths to enforce his irrational beliefs and ideals to his victims.

Examples of terrorists that would fit the bill:
9/11 bombers.
LeT and JeM in Kashmir.
Carpet Bombers killing thousands of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Rioters in post-godhra Gujarat.
Mohammed Afzal. (yes, he needs to be hanged)

Freedom fighters:
A fight against oppression, with the oppressors or their agents directly in combat or through various forms of protest. This combat/protest would take place in such a way that there are certain globally accepted rules of engagement followed and no civilian, innocent third person would be harmed in the process. The oppression could be in any form and can broadly be defined as the violation of basic rights and freedom such as the right to live, right to practice one's own faith, right to own property and freedom of speech.

Vietnamese Soldiers.
Hizbollah during the recent Israeli invasion.
Defenders of the Jessica Lal case.
I'm somehow running out of examples.

We know this one pretty well, don't we?

Which brings me to the actual question: Do terrorists give rise to freedom fighters?

Friday, October 13, 2006


Mba, software, good hike, worthless activity clubs, parties :
All gone. The thrill is gone... thrill is gone away...

-- B B King feat. Tracy Chapman.

Monday, October 09, 2006


I tried this online personality test and here's what I got:

You Are An ENFP

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

On body parts

Shakira has a conscientious physiology. Why else do you think she has Honest Hips, Humble and Minimal Breasts, and humble breasts again?

She also intends to make your 'territory' hers to keep, confesses of an Oral Fixation and wants your eyes. She'll even race Brian Adams to be your underwear.She accepts that she has a perfect 24-inch waist. Her charity association is called Bare Feet.
So whats with this woman?

Speaking of body parts, here's a pic I took of the washroom doors of a restaurant called 'Take 5' in Indiranagar, Bangalore: