Sunday, September 30, 2007

Another World Champ

From rediff:
Viswanathan Anand crowned himself as the new World chess champion with a short 20-move draw against Peter Leko of Hungary in the 14th and final round of the Championships in Mexico City on Saturday night.

World Champions

India is the winner of the first ever World T20 Cup Champion. What a match it was. Misbah almost took the cup from the hands of India, but for one wrong shot.

Following are the 3 pics. The last shot, joy and sorrow, victory lap in mumbai. Courtesy Getty Images.

Friday, September 21, 2007

How far down will this GO :(

Lunch @ Spoon

Today me and Ram had our lunch @ s p o o n . It was very good. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes Thai. I tried fried rice and Ram had some variation of Pad Thai. Its very close to our work place and I think I'd be eating there often.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Days Movie

Happy Days on Sep 28 in US, Oct 2nd in India

Interesting!! This seems to be the first time any Indian movie is being released first in USA...hmm

Friday, September 14, 2007

India VS Pakistan in Twenty20

I haven't had such a blood rush watching a cricket match in a long time. (Yesterday, my heart pounded at 100mph, but that's for my careless driving). Anyways, What a game. I think its the first India vs Pakistan Twenty20 game. And it will be worth to buy a video if available. It was India's game to lose until the last 3 overs. Which was pakistan's to lose after a dismal score by India batting first.
Misbah-ul-Haq played an awesome innings. In my book he should get the MOM instead of Asif.

The bowl-out sounded funny, I didn't knew this existed until the commentators were talking about it. Talking about commentators, what a pathetic bunch. They were drooling like anything for Afridi to come to bat. He left after scoring 7 in 9. Nothing intelligent comes from their mouths. Anyways, I thought which bowler wouldn't be able to hit 3 wickets with out a batsman in front of them. Boy, how I was proven wrong. All 3 pakistani bowlers missed the wickets by a mile. The fast bowlers shortened their runup, which I think caused them to miss the wickets.

Anyways, a good win for India.. Yahoo!!

Visit to the Sai Baba Temple

We went to the local Saibaba Temple in Suwanee yesterday. Malli went to that temple before, this is first time for me. It was like a 30 mins drive from our place. Its a small house well into the woods. We almost missed it in the dark.
There are like 30 - 40 ppl by the time the aarthi began. We all sang the Seja Aaarthi, which ran like 30 mins. It was an interesting experience. The aarthi was in Marathi and I felt good singing it, even though I didn't understand most of it. Its very rhythmic.
After the aarthi, a couple of ppl distributed the prasadam brought in by the devotees. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Mozart of Madras: Composer A. R. Rahman -

CNN's Screening Room profiles A.R.Rahman

A choice quote from Rahman
"Well, until I worked in 'Bombay Dreams' six or seven years back, I never realized that it is not cool to have playback singing. Until then, it was the story of Indian films where somebody else lip synchs and somebody else sings." And Rahman has been converted to the Western model, where those singing on-screen usually provide the vocals themselves. "In my future projects I would rather have a star who sings,"
p.s: Why is it still Madras for CNN? Isn't it Chennai now?