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 : )

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.
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

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 :

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?