Dhan TANA!!!!

deadly infectious, obviously inspired from the 70s-style music, but well updated. the lyrics are a little confusing but it’s really well made overall. At least some people have the good sense to seek inspiration in GOOD MUSIC!

a more ‘traditional’ bollywood song, made awesome by the singers singing it and the SEAMLESS transitions between the 2 women singers(my two favourite singers in the bollywood playback industry).

Crossroads suck

Why then, must we face so many of them?

Apart from the fact that I am prone to the odd anxious moment when faced with mundane choices, i have never felt as anxious as this moment – facing an imminent end to the structured life of college and classes and curricula and the start of a new life filled with the chaos and uncertainty expected in an entrepreneurial venture. even though it’s in a field i love, and have trained for lo these 3 years, i guess i still have not reconciled myself to the fact that i am taking up a rather serious responsibility. Not to get too emu, but i will really miss the fun-filled and (more importantly) relatively irresponsible life i have led so far.

here’s hoping it all turns out well, and i am glad i have the family and friends i do to help me along the way :)

In This Velvet (and other mashups)

there’s this guy called Norwegian Recycling and he makes mashups. let me restate that, he makes AWESOME mashups.

this is a masterpiece, both the video and the audio. it’s A-HA+ Chantal Kreviazuk, with a bit of Lennon and Robbie Williams thrown in and then some Dido to close it out.

time well spent!

oh and another bonus for those nerds among the crowd who dig chemical brothers as well as star wars: Galvanize the Empire by yet another mashup fiend, PartyBen:

oh and an old school mashups, one that got me into mashups at that

man and god and law

It was 20 years(and a few months) ago today

Q: Do you feel good about things now generally?

JS: Oh man, you know. There’s certain things you gotta decide in life…. If you ain’t confronting them–if you ain’t thinkin’ about man and God and law, then you ain’t thinkin’ about nothin’. There ain’t no use thinkin’ about sex or drugs or rock ‘n’ roll. That’s all red heriings. If you ain’t thinkin’ about man and God and law then you ain’t thinkin’ about nothin’.

Q: What do you think about man and God and law? Do you believe in God?

JS: Well, I would say it was about time that you believe in something. And sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll ain’t it…. A lot of people used to think they were.

someone call the waahmbulance

the levels of hysteria that are on show on the business news channels on TV regarding a relatively modest drop* in share prices over the past few months are getting ridiculous. to paraphrase a wise internet fish, it’s like no one has any medium term memory anymore.

WTF-tastic part 1


that chart shows an approximate return of 33%. banks give a return on your mid-term deposits that are in the range of 9%.

if so-called ‘investors’ are not happy with a return of 33% for a year, there’s only one reason and that is pure unadulterated Greed. which is the primary reason that capitalism, in almost all shapes and forms, sucks like a black hole.

* the recent drop has been about 27-28%. however, this distaste should be quelled by long term graphs – check it out – 2yr graph here and even more emphatically with the 5yr figures here

similarly, one can have lots of fun with the ‘Nifty’ broad-based index as well

(Disclosure: Both my parents now work in Stock Market – related activities, and i’m really depressed about that)

i can haz linx?

ok, back from chennai, tired from lots of work(no one can sweet talk like grandmas) and making another trip for teh føtøgraphië.

so some links for you to mull over.

1) A grand don’t come for free from Lenin’s Tomb

2) Phony Obamania has bitten the dust

3) An interesting Goodbye to Commandante Castro

4) Obamania has bitten the Dust (Reprise)

5) Banksy Strikes again (and you can substitute Tesco for Wal-Mart as appropriate)

i cant believe it’s not a bleg(but it is, so you don’t have to)

as i venture into the uncharted(actually i just lost the charts) territories of a professional life, possibly freelance i marvel at my ability to survive given the disorderliness of my life in general.

so any tips on keeping your work (at least), life and other responsibilities in order (namely keeping track of appointments etc.)would be of great assistance. small tips, life lessons, those pieces of software or hardware that made your life that much easier, etc. will all help.