Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Google GMail promo collaborative video

Last month, Google asked youtube users to submit videos for compiling a gmail promo .
The theme was - passing the gmail M-velop around the globe, here is the wonderful
mixture :




I so wish i was good at math, it could have helped me be with those guys at Google :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

India Day Parade

This is from the India day parade at NYC ... can you caption it ?

More photos on the Flickr link at right

Sadly Priyanka Chopra was in a bit of a hurry so no snaps of hers. The atmosphere was patriotic with screams of vande mataram all around. There was a jazz band playing beautiful bollywood ..sorry amitabh , Indian movie :P songs. Here [link] is a rendition of "kajra mohabbat wala" by them.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ash in Pink Panther 2

Ash is starring in the next version of pink panther with Steve martin & Andy garcia. Lets hope this doesn't follow Last legion's fate. Heres a snap of the shooting in Paris (Pic courtesy : omg.yahoo.com )

Andy Garcia & Er, yes thats a cigarette in Ash's hand
(maybe the role requires it)


Atleast she's not looking starved now [link] hmm, shaadi ke laddu must have had their effect.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Talked into brain surgery

Patient kept awake during rare brain surgery

A rare surgery conducted by the neuro surgeons at Delhi’s Apollo hospital has saved a 33-year-old who was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The patient was awake throughout the surgery and also kept talking to the doctors even as they performed the operation.
[link]
So what do they talk about ?....


Friday, August 17, 2007

I am my own god, literally !

Turns out that like 90% hindus, i am named after a deity.
An excerpt from the meaning of my name in reference.com
:

"
Vishal is also a deity in Hinduism. He is the brother of the blue god, Nilesh. " !

My godhood aside , the other philosophical meanings that i like ..

Unstoppable One, One Who Dreams Impossible Dreams, or One Who Reaches for the Sky and is Creative Beyond All Dreams.

Wow , that is so not me ! after all i am a Mungi :P

Monday, August 13, 2007

The deal was signed even before i could say 123 !

The wolf in the sheeps 'Hyde'


I am not going into all the objections raised by the left or right on the agreement. But consider these :

1) The US congress has every chance of discussion & voting on the deal, our parliament doesn't.
The agreement lasts 40 + 10 years, the least they should do is let the future potential governments voice their concerns.
2) The very incentive of India to sign the deal .. that of getting the equipment & technology have been put on the back burner with a different 'amendment' to be done later. What US wants right now is achieved - India now is de facto under NPT.
3) Nuclear energy , though less polluting cannot even produce 20% of our need by 2050 & going by what happened at japan recently .. its a very serious threat to a nation sitting on many geographical fault lines.
4) Imagine how tough will it be for india to test ? we will lose over 200 bn $ in investment !
5) We have been stated as a advanced nuclear technology state & not a nuclear weapons state, they've not even given us this feel good toy.
6) Maybe its a good deal ultimately but fact is that we are not convinced.

Now only if the puppets had ears ....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New Era - नया दौर - In Eastman Color

Such a riot of colors ! The scenes look believable & like they were shot in color ! superb skills ...
मेरी पसंदीदा फिल्मों में से एक ये भी है । और अब तो रंगीन भी है ! अगर आप नीचे की लिंक देखेंगे तो सोच भी नही सकते के ये दृश्य श्वेत-श्याम थे ...

Trailer :
http://images.indiaglitz.com/playerV2/launchredirect.asp?vid=27179&category=5030

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wii Fit - Begining the era of full virtual immersion in games

I am back in the kingdom of bush, its hot out here & so my first post here is about a cool gadget - The Nintendo wii, You'll simply love this new thing that you can do with it :





One day we'll all be strutting in & out of virtual worlds like this .. wii + second life anyone?