Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The coolest Manager in the World

From: Kogi Kaishakunin
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 6:48 PM
To: Manager
Subject: Status meeting

I won’t be there for the status meeting tomorrow. I am staying home to watch Brazil vs Ghana quarter-final (11am – 1pm) :-) I will of course be in for the rest of the day/night.

Kogi Kaishakunin

From: Manager
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 8:54 AM
To: Kogi Kaishakunin
Subject: RE: Status meeting

Glad to see that you have your priorities straight. :-)

From: Manager
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:40 AM
To: Kogi Kaishakunin
Cc: Sambar
Subject: Meeting

I'm toying with rescheduling the meeting to tomorrow -- so we can all have a discussion about we need to do with stuff. Any critical games tomorrow that I need to schedule around?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Down to the Knopfler stageline

I always wondered when I was sitting at Knopfler's 2005 concert about those guys near the stage and how did they get those tickets. This year, the future President of America, Zen and I were one of those guys. I don't have any words to describe this concert. The picture says it all. We had 5th row seats and towards the end, Zen and I went right up to the stage. Technically his 2005 concert blew this one out of the water but seeing the sensei of the chill so close that we could observe his unique guitar technique and hear off the mike conversations was faboulous. I only wished I had a real camera, like this guy and that Wenerd was there.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Vot am I doing?

Sitting in the cool,
conditioned booksellers cafe,
when I hear, "I'm really offended
you suggested that. Sir,"
cross little rosy-cheeked white waitress,
flustered at not-so-white accusation,

While I searched for my voice,
words which
may well be vords,
vich vell may, BE words.
I am a hindi-spiced English
speaker you see,

Distracted by the dispute
and rosy cheeks, pretending
aspiring to be rosy, rhythmic
like the girl in the bookseller's cafe
caught-up writing,
by the vindow
contemplating her voice.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Twisted Democracy

This is one of the scariest videos I have seen in a long time. It is scary to see how something like democracy can be twisted into a system resembling fascism. Lee Kuan Yew radiates evil across the screen. You can see that he has a personality and aura which instills fear in people around him. So hats off to my dear friend KK, the man in blue, who stood his ground and exchanged barbs with Yew without backing down. Go forth and watch this video...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Overheard on the Tube

I told you olredi..

awbon see iyn hya loee wang seea


Are, tek a teksi laah

i told him olredi dat i huv pain in stomach oso

Mee tho chan ee aaw

to chan, to chan


ennada, elam soukiyama?

why dont u buy sos oso?


vatta, ommale yechu kudhi

i told him oredi that i am feeling nauseous. he flew away nxt day oredi

if not teksi, tek a donkey laah

teri ma ki

tell MM laah, he will get him


i will i will fuck him...

aala me miy sept tre soo ee aa

waat? you found donkey but no teksi.. aaaaa

aaa mee lum tep se

no no no, you beeen fucked olredi.. and you have more problems..

kekekeke.... i want chicken rice

vatta, kaiy adikarai da.. konju vannama?

{i experience visual problems in the T, so i listen}

Brothers in Arms

I recently saw the video of Dire Straits's "Brothers in Arms" on TV after eons. It brought back memories... I first saw it when I was in high school thanks to Wenerd who would record MTV videos on VHS and pass them on to me since I did not have cable :-)

It remains one of the coolest videos ever made...