Days of our Lives!

July 27, 2008

And we’re back!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 12:04 AM

Been a while, haven’t we? Not that anyone would have noticed. C’mon fellas, own up. All those comments asking about my absence or hoping to see me back soon can’t have been true – no one’s that perverted (even if the fact that Himesh and Chetan Bhagat do do decent business proves otherwise).

Yanyways, things should be back to normal from now. No, really. Honest injun! Believe me no? No? Third time truthy? Please? Pretty please? Believe me, dammit!
Sigh! My mother always did tell me not to talk to strangers.
In any case, I don’t intend to make this a “I’ve not been able to blog because I’ve been you-know-what deep in work and haven’t had the time to sit down on an intellectually stimulating Freudian flow of thought over Shakespearean insights on metaphysical quantum mechanics…” post simply because I’m pretty sure the 2½ readers who did visit my blog every now and then have already disappeared (one of them even gtalked me about him going to the US for something called a Phd – not sure what that is though).

So yes, trust me. I’m a mediocre writer, yes! I have a terrible sense of humour, yes! I’m a bona fide liar, yes! But still, believe me when I tell you that regular blogging will now resume. You are afterall the ones who keep expecting Aamir Khan to grow out of college-kid roles, aren’t you?

Oh, and it’s a month now since it started. The process of me also trying to become the M B of the A.


June 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 7:17 PM

Back from an extended short break… Regular (!?) blogging resumes..

September 7, 2007

Of maps and philosphies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 10:36 PM

Ideally, would you want your kids to have genes of someone who gets this question :

Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?

and gives this answer :

I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because uh, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, or, or should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children.

Yeah, I know, I know. Unfortunately there are some other, ahem, characteristics in Lauren Caitlin Upton that make us see if we can try and bet on chromosome mismatches.

ps : Almost as good as Ram Gopal Varma’s

See, I don’t think Gabbar from Sholay was a negative character. He was a villain who did a heinous act of killing people.

Link here.

August 3, 2007

Look who’s shaking a leg. And then some.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 1:05 AM

MBA padikaraen, MBA padikaraen nu solran sir.
Neeru vin thiruvilaiyaadala

But more seriously, hats off machi.

July 4, 2007

Minding the o’s and the e’s.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 4:41 AM

It should be 100 fOOt Road, not 100 fEEt Road, unless you’re taking “100 Feet Road” together as one proper noun, which I doubt is the case.
You say 50 kg Tajmahal, you don’t say 50 kgs Tajmahal
You say 100 rupee note, you don’t say 100 rupees note.

You can use feet if it is being followed by a preposition, like in 100 feet OF road, in which case ‘road’ will become the object of the preposition ‘of ‘. When used as an adjective, the qualifying term has to be in the singular form.

Now, the 100 f**t road runs from the end of the Domlur flyover till CMH road. This is approximately 2 kms. So, if the city planners did truly provide 100 feet (0.03048 kms) of road space along the length of the road, we end up with 2*0.03048 = 0.06096 square kilometers of bad grammar. Taking the population density of Bangalore (3000/km²) into the equation, we have 183 people with bad grammar just because of their geography of existence at any instant of time.

psst : the population density of dogs in the city may give us anywhere from 331 to 444 dogs, all of them barking their heads off, wEEf wEEf!!!

June 22, 2007

¿por qué el heck está esta cosa en español?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 9:15 PM

I always knew Spain is the land of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Cervantes, Columbus, Picasso, Alonso, Nadal and the army of Roland Garros champions, olive oil, the Basque country….

Now I also know that the next time Raúl repeats his 2005-06 eleven month goal drought for Real, I’d be able to keep track of the months.

Thanks Blogger.
But the next time, let’s stick to email for Spanish lessons, shall we?
It sure creates a bit of a surprise when my own blog comes up with the “e”s and “u”s all transposed, bad as I am at English.

PS: The title means “Why the heck is this thing in Spanish?”

June 17, 2007

Steve Jobs

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 12:16 AM

Now, this is what I call a valedictory address.
How very different from what we’re used to, either in real life or in reel.
Readable version.

May 27, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 9:02 PM

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.”

May 11, 2007

Why is the government in the business of telecom?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 6:42 PM

Broadband to go free in 2 yrs – The Economic Times

April 30, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Santhosh @ 9:45 PM

One Day Blog Silence

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