Saturday, July 14, 2007

Radhe-Radhe



Will surfing through i found this exceptionally elegant and beautiful potrait of Radha with Shri Krishna in the background. I am spellbound by the potrait and hope you will admire it too so without much words I will let it speak for itself.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's been a hard days night!!







Today maybe a just another day but lemme summarize it hoping to make sense of the stuff around. OK here we go …………. Today was the first day I missed my French classes, though not intentionally but mom asked me to put up at home bcuz there was other serious business around. Sigh sigh … I guess it was the first time in my entire life that some class has received so much of attendance by me I was eager to attend every single class before the conclusion of the course.

I Googled around about anti-Christ and trust me I couldn’t stop amusing myself of the funny theories Christians have developed and come to believe that one day “Rapture” would happen. The world is waiting eagerly for the coming of an anti-Christ . . . . Who can believe such stuff???

I also read about Che Guevera my new Hero my new obsession. Amongst the many things I read about him I was very pleased to read about the fact that his school mates used to call him "Chancho" ("pig") because he rarely bathed, something he was rather proud of. What equally struck me was he read the poetry of Pablo Neruda and also wrote poetry (both of the qualities shared with me). He developed an interest in photography so have I. Had I been close we would have been buddies.

All my photographic content is on the net now on www.Flickr.com. I had left the content as it is without modification only to return later with broadband connection. On my visit today I was surprised to see that many people had actually some to my account viewed my pics!!! Man this is encouraging stuff!!! Since I’ve not tagged my photos it’s difficult for an unknown user to find a way to my pics but some definitely have.

Also I added a YouTube link on my blog on the post I wrote in the morning sadly me myself cannot see it due to dial-up connection hope my broadband counterparts will.

To end the chronicles of today’s post lemme tell ya Star Movies must be showing John Travolta starrer Phenomenon which I cannot see bcuz my mom is watching those stupid ad-infinitum soap operas I hope it all ends soon and I can catch the rest of the movie……. Go Mom Go!!!!!!!

Beyone+Shakira = !@#$%&*

TV is a luxury I can afford only at home not at hostel. Since I’ve been home music channel have been playing “Beautiful Liar” by Beyonce feat. Shakira. It was difficult for me to imagine how two singers from such a diverse music style can collaborate. It’s interesting to see how two singers with different styles can come together and produce something as good as "beautiful liar" both vocally and visually. The music video virtually is a visual delight.

The alliance of Beyone and Shakira about a two timing boyfriend is appealing they are both dating the same man but instead of going after each other they leave him alone. The sexy dance moves are alluring enough to keep the attention of male viewers away from drifting. It’s interesting to note how two gifted dancers synergize to create something as spectacular as this music video.

Throughout the music video is mostly dark and smoky providing somewhat a mysterious viewing experience. The music video depicts Beyonce and Shakira both as tough and elegant women. That's a great combination. They are surrounded by smoke water and dark clouds depicting I guess the shadowy state of mind the two women are going through. I can watch the music video multiple times and not get bored.

C’mon its Beyonce and Shakira what else can somebody crave for? As for me I’m hooked.




Beautiful Liar lyrics

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hey Teacher, Leave the kids alone!

Teachers are a rare entity to be loved especially by me. I have all my life been a teacher’s headache; I was the reason for her Disprins. They loved me they hated me some even loved to hate me but in my entire schooling career I was never ignored. Nobody could. Things may be a little different in college here just the other day I was thinking if teachers had served any meaningful purpose in my life except being an object of my mockery and contempt. I finally came up with a list of 4 teachers who DID made a difference in my life and whom I still remember and adore.

Roy Solomon Sir: He was my history teacher in class 9th but I was in contact with him till my class 12th. He was more of a friend to me than a teacher. He had an incredible sense of humor and his talks were deeper only if you could listen carefully. It was a bit of a surprise to me when he met me at examination center of an engineering entrance exam and treated me the same way he always did: by hitting hardly on my back.

McFarland Sir: There has never been anybody like him and never will anybody be like him. He was my English teacher in class 10th. He is currently one of the most loved teachers of the city. I never could outwit him neither could I guess the amount of mammoth knowledge he had. An absolutely incredible communication skill was not the only reason he was so popular he really really listened to you when you spoke. No wonder everyday after class there were always a bunch of kids discussing all their life’s problems with him.

Brijesh Sir: He was my mathematics teacher in class 9th I don’t particularly like math’s teachers but I would here make an exception. Mr. Brijesh was held in awe and respect by all of us. He knew everything about everything he knew why in school we had 2 generators, why was the grass in lawn of particular length, why were our periods of particular duration, why we had earthquakes, why we had mucous membranes in our nose………. Get an idea. Once our English teacher asked us to mimic other teachers. I presented perfect mimicry of Brijesh Sir later to which he remarked “Parv, bahut acchi acting kar lete hai aap…….. It seems to me you are a very good observer.” The best compliment I’ve ever received.

Bhoomika Ma’am: She was my class teacher in class 5th and the amazing thing was that I was as tall as her. Bhoomika ma’am back then when I was still a small kid trusted me. The word TRUST was known to me but it was because of her I came to know what it felt like to be trusted. She gave me enough responsibility and somehow because of her I was such a responsible kid. Sadly I never met her again after she left the school.

This is what i call Electric SHOCK.

Man if I did something really commendable in life was that I didn’t take Electrical Engineering…………………………. Boy the last semester was Satan’s special gift to me I guess. Two “BIJLI” subjects Electrical and Electronics.

Electronics was about semi-conductors……..my ass. MOSFET, hybrid parameters and crap like that 5 units to go. Though the paper my relatively easy and I did know the answers so I’ll say “All’s well that ends well.”. Considering that my result is still to be declared I’ll reserve my words. PNP and NPN transistors and amplifiers…………..my ass.

Electrical ……believe me I would’ve burned the college down if this was my subject for four years. Worse than the Nazi concentration camp, Electrical classes were a complete torture. Bloody Thevnin, Norton and Superposition Theorems ……………………….. Aggggggghhhhhhhhhh. I still have no idea what they were all about. Generators Motors Transformers………..AC machines DC machines…………… contemplating suicide wasn’t all that meaningless.

Alexander The Great said “Hard work Conquers all.” Really ?

Saturday, June 30, 2007

"The Chronicile Of Brahmin Warrior"


I really don't know but something certainly has happened to me but something sure has. It starts with composing poems which i posted on this blog and strangely enjoyed writing them too! That's not all recently i read a story written by a teenager on his blog, thoughtfully inspired and extremely motivated i started on an adventurous journey of writing a novel.( i hate novels in fact i hate fiction......... strange isn't it?)

The official launch will be notified to all my near and dear ones. Copyrights law will as usual be applicable. Movie rights will be sold to the highest bidder. Publishers are requested to come only with an all-cash deal only. Distribution rights in Europe, America, Australia will also be given to the highest bidder only ......................i hope to outsell The Harry Potter............................ phew!

You must award my optimism because the above paragraph was written AFTER i forced my friend to read the first few pages. He read the first page looked up and said "Second page too??"

So to all my die-hard loyalists here's a glimpse...... the story is set in ancient India and where religion plays an important role. The main protagonist ( i spelled it right................may be???) is a teenage Brahmin girl who is a scion of a big priest family and is gifted with special powers. Its called "The Chronicile Of Brahmin Warrior".

Launching ceremony in Frankfurt Book Fair later this year my Indian fans will have to wait!!!! Meanwhile i coax my friend to force him through next page....................

Friday, June 29, 2007

I Live For Pleasure.

I live for pleasure, I do things for pleasure. My work is not a means to an end my work is an end in itself. I’m not running in a rat-race, no I don’t want to be the Numero Uno, no I don’t want to big build castles or have the largest bank balance. I ain’t chasing big ambitions I ain’t dying to get famous. My accomplishments didn’t change society neither do I think they ever will. No my salary won’t make headlines neither will I be page 3 celebrity.

I am my own fate. I am a law unto myself.


This is my life I am living it one moment at a time. This moment, as I write this article, this moment is all that matters, neither do I think about the past nor am I dreaming about the future. You are what you are and what happens just happens.

I am my own brand I am my own idol.

Do not make a mirage out of happiness. Happiness is HERE NOW. All the time we are constantly treading a path called life and whose destination is “happiness”. All the time you are thinking when I do this I will be happy. If I get this I will be happy. Happiness for you is somewhere in the future but sadly it never comes. It’s like waiting till eternity.


The law of the Tao is its being what it is.
-Lao Tzu.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bonjour Monsieur!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I’ve going to this French classes for about a week now and to tell ya I’m loving it!!!!!!!!! The institute is called IFLAPS (Institute of foreign languages and professional studies). Our batch has 8 students (Including a girl who has attended just one class so she may or may not join) I have had a talk with 2 people only and both of them are really nice persons.

Tarun is doing some Hotel Management course and Parul is studying in some engineering college in Gr. Noida (that’s pretty close….lol). Her college has some unpronounceable name and I don’t think I’ll be able to spell it to so leave it to” some college”. So it was funny to talk about that “pari chowk” “gamma market” “knowledge park”!!!!!!!!!

If you didn’t notice Tarun was mentioned about in only one line while Parul took the rest of the paragraph...............Men will be Men.

French is an exceptionally easy language if only you put a little mind to it. It’s fabulous to speak and easy to pick-on. I only had a week classes and time permits me to attend the classes for about a month or so more only (3rd SEM begins August 1). So I hope that I’ll be able to pick enuf of it to be able to converse smoothly.

In case you were wondering why on earth did I join the “French” classes why not German and this and that let me tell ya I live for pleasure I do things for pleasure. In the long run I aim to be a polyglot I’m starting with French because I wanted to……… no, no software companies are looking for French learned people. No French MNC’s are opening there offices here I’m doing it because I feel like doing it.

That’s it, that’s me.

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Room My World




I've living in my room for so much time now that i guess i have grown attached to it. The same walls the same windows have seen me and i've seen them. Don’t think i'm insane but it's my pretty little cave i take refuge in. This pretty room of mine is my world. Leave me in and don’t bother me i'm in my own proper atmosphere.

Sometimes i guess i have been developing anti-social tendencies…hey I ain’t a nerd but I ain’t happy surrounded by too many people either it’s difficult for me to hold long conversations cuz often enough I slip back mentally into my own mental state.

Back to the room it’s sad I live in hostel now I really miss my room so much I’m so “attached” to it kinda feels awkward to be there between a new set of parallel walls but then they are what they are: Walls.

But maybe it’s good I guess. I don’t keep memories in my mind I have absolutely no use of the past as I leave my little cave all that “has been” no longer exists for me now. New rooms mean the independence to start all over again. Its like facing a blank page you have the independence now to write a new story........... in that case it's a blessing.

Currently on my Desk:


Right now as i enjoy my stay at home before the starting of the next semester there's been a lot of time with me. I fortunately had a lot of time to read so here are a few of the books i wish to tell ya i was going thro' they are a mix breed i would say but that's alright.......nevermind:

1.Forrest Gump by Winston Groom: I read Da Vinci Code before i watched the movie and this was the book i read after i watched the movie (starring Tom Hanks). I guess movie was somehow better than the book maybe because i knew beforehand what was going to happen so it kinda took the thrill out of the book.

2.One Night@Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat: Man this was a complete torture to tell ya i couldn't complete the book. Ihad to force myself thro' the book and that "Love Story" really made me fell like chooping Chetan Bhagat to pieces. This was my first encounter with Chetan Bhagat and yes the last one!

3.Holy War Inc. by Peter L. Bergen- This is my darling. Its written by a CNN journalist who interviewed Osama binLaden. The book documents the life of the most famous terrorist of our times and his group Al-Queda. What i liked most about the book was even tho' it's written by an American it presents an unbiased view of everything. I'm loving it.

4.Whey Men Lie And Women Cry by Allan and Barbara Pease: I found this one with one of my friend and it really amuses me to think that a book written on such a common issue as on the differences in male and female personality and their mindset can be so revealing and fun-packed. Men have been hunters since eons and developed mindset akin to their job. Women nurtured and raised family and so their mindset. Gotcha?

5.A Treasure Of Great Poems: This one is hard bound and is thicker than any other book i have read or even thought of reading. Anyway as it turns out it has a collection of poems from almost all major poets and by far is as comprehensive as it can get. It starts from Bible and gradully leads to the timeline and the era's in poetry.........still reading!!!



p.s. the above photograph was taken by me.................

Sunday, June 24, 2007

8 habits of Highly Effective People

So i am right now in some revealing mood so let me tell you 8 nasty habits i have. Everybody have some so do i ......unfortunately they arent nasty enuf to qualify me a member of mental asylum!!!!!! But they are irksome enuf to have pretty normal people sceptic about my mental health. Here are some of them 8 to be counted on fingers

1. I'm really paranoid about my mobile phones, keys, wallet etc. i carry, so much so, that almost every minute my hand revolves around my right and left pocket (mobiles in left pocket and keys etc. in right) and on my butt pocket (home to my wallet) to check if everything is in place.

2. This isn't exactly masochism but i developed this habit in hostel where i used to burn my wrists with a ciggarette lighter until i couldn't take it anymore. Had to abondon so that the wounds could heal before i my bon voyage to home.

3. Besides burning myself up i love to see other things in flame too. I have been burning piles of dead leaves near my home with a religious zeal. Hostel gave me a new thing to burn: Newspapers!! Bundles of old newspapers dumped in the corridor made a good fuel.

4. This is a really nasty one but as they say "old habits die hard! ". I never ever think twice before putting clothes on. But it has a philosophy behind it, i believe people wear "attention-grabbing" clothing because they are dull inside and their lives are pathetically boring. It's only skin deep exiting. It's like make-up people apply to tell themselves they are beautiful.

5. Living in dark. I almost resent bright rooms, curtains are by rule always drawn. I avoid moving out in bright daylight too. Mostly it's the twilight (dawn or dusk) which i love the most. Brightness hurts, darkness engulfs.

6. I hate listening music in the background. Now this almost makes me tear my hair apart i cant tolerate music (radio or cd player) playing even mildly because often enough i am engrossed in doing some work(reading newspaper or burning hands) and with constant music playing in the room i get really really pissed off.

7.I prefer no-food to bad-food. Unsuprisingly when we were on school trip to goa i survived on Glucon-D and fast foods. The food sponsored by the travel agent was never an option for me. In hostel too days pass off without a meal and the mess eagerly waits for my arrival.

8.Killing all creepy-crappy creatures. It includes all dirty fellas with 4 legs or more are mercilessly crushed by my feet, better still they are killed slowly as i dissect them taking their legs, wings, torso apart as they wither in pain and anguish. Actually i kill them with a BANG!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Keep Walking

There's a fact and i dont know you may like it or loathe it but the fact is LIFE MOVES ON. With or without you... nothing they say ever stays the same. Life moves a full circle what goes up comes down and of course vica-versa. No two leafs are the same neither i guess any two moments. Each moment life rejuvenates itself re-orients itself. Each second, each moment your past dies each moment you have an option of letting go of the past no matter how painful or glorious it is. That part of your life is over. Its finished.


You don't let go of all your memories so much so that memories become your escapade you take refuge there its your small dingy safe cave. There's a world out there waiting to be explored but only a few people have the courage to let go of all the burden of memories and set out on an unchartered territory. They start again from the very A B C just like small children who dont have long memories neither do they think about the past.


Do you have the courage to forget everything you know?? Do you have the courage to forget everything you think you know about life about you and me??

Therefore I Am

I am what I am
Crazy, maverick,bizzare,
Some of the pronouns
I've docked in my ham.

I ain't what you think I am
I'm just me
Unaware of norms of society
Unwilling to follow your "Almighty".

All the strange places I've tread
And the outlandish thoughts I've read
Makes me see your world upside down instead
My only treasure is the thought in my head.

I'm my own teacher
I'm my own race
I ain't just a face in the crowd.
I am me.Neither humble nor proud.

Conspiracy

Evil minds unite
Common goal in sight
A lethal Conspiracy is hatched
Soon Prince power will be snatched
Prince promised on his father's grave
The kingdom shall reign in grace
Daggers and Stabbers thirsty for his blood
An 800-year old name shall lay in mud
Common people remain unaware
An unimaginable grief they'll have to share
Uneasy silence fills the palace
Walls know the secret but shall never say.

Bubble Of Good Times

You have no idea how hard i've tried
No idea about the number of thorns
I've walked on
This smile of mine is just a facade
No idea you have it hides a fighting rage
I've been walking on the razor's edge
Come closer, touch me, heal me.
I've been running, running in circles
My guiding star seems so hazy
I've seen bubble of good times bursting

Stumbling blocks and iron locks
Invincible peaks, abyss of dark valleys
Known 'em all and known my callous fate
I secede, I Recede, I let go.
Colossol faith in myself -not anymore
Bruises all over I'm in a state of
eternal damnation
Butcher my body Burn my soul
Rhapsody of grief penetrates Whole.

Monday, April 23, 2007

What goes around comes around.

i can see the light now
at the end of the tunnel
all the darkness i have been thro'
seems worth
my pupils shrink
the glare of the sun
so strong, so fascinating.

the darkness i thought
was my fate
the sun i thought
would never be mine
But
seasons come, seasons go
winter's gone
can spring be far behind?

the darkest hour they said
was before the dawn
they seem to make sense
for i can see
the colours of life's spectrum
i never knew, existed.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Butterfly Effect

Ari disconnected the call. He couldn't speak further. His voice was choking. This he knew was the last-ever call from Nikita.The conversation was more of a monologue of Nikita than a two-wat communication. Her words passed into his ears as a dagger would pierce his flesh. The phone dropped from his hand and so his world.

His whole world crashed. Not even tears could flow in his eyes. The tears were too minute an expression to the sadnees he had encountered.He now knew what death was.Inside him everything fell silent, not even a thought moved.He had lost the power to think.Something was missing, rather almost everything was missing.She was the only reason he was, she was all his reasons.

He didn't want the whole world, there was no place he'd rather want than a little place in her heart. Just a little. He wanted to faint and wake up and be told that it was a very very bad dream. Unfortunately it was all so real.

Ari's chest turned into a store-house of pain, the infinte source of love had now turned into a pain producing machine. The very cliff feeling, that he was loved- that he was accepted made him feel that he could conquer the world, was gone.

Tears started rolling down his cheeks. Ari was a person who never frowned but now here he was breaking down. He screamed once, twice............. for an hour. Hysterical wails which would have even scared the beasts. A strong sensation of pain filled all the nerves of his brain. It was more maddening than madness. He was madness personified.

He ran towards his closet, unlocked it, only to find the gifts and cards Nikita had presented her. He took the cards and burned them down with his lighter. The cards and letters were his life's most precious possessions, not anymore.He then took out a small statue of two angels hugging each other in a deep moment of love, he flung the statue towards the wall with a strong hand. The statue broke to pieces a million pieces that scattered on the ground.

He was mad or madness was him was anybody's guess. If he could he would have burned the whole world.There was a whirlwind inside his head.It's only a matter of time when every bit and byte of tour "true eternal" love transforms into hate. Ari discovered.

It was a crucification and a resurrection for Ari. He lost all hope. He now knew that losing all hope was freedom . And then...... something happened, he let go. Lost in oblivion-dark and silent and complete , he found freedom.

Its only after we have lost everything that we're free to do anything.

A death turned out to be a rebirth. As if all this has been the birth pangs of a birth of a new child. He wondered if Nikita had even an iota of idea of what he was going through.................






















ok i am too tired now cant write anymore the rest of the stori goes lik this:
ari turns psycho-kills nikita-goes to jail-meets new criminals-joins a gang-rules the underworld-finally gets encountered...... a nice normal guys turned into a mafia.

They call this Butterfly Effect. It says that something as small as a flutter of a butterfly can cause a typhoon in another part of the world.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Whatever i do

Whatever I do, will remain undone
Whatever I say, will remain unsaid
Nobody can guess what’s going on in my head
Abyss of emptiness in my chest
This is the pain of nothingness
Trying to live life in oblivion
Slowly learning the fact
That everything around is unreal
This is the biggest lie you are ever told
That your life is in your control.

Walking alone in the maze
No longer do I have dreams to chase
No more running in the rat race
Who am I? Why am I here?
I ain’t no need no soothsayer
Where is my life?
Is it going the Right way or Wrong?
I have no idea as I write this song
This is a lone journey I must travel along
It’s the spirit, not me, that keeps going on.

Love The Sinner

Look at the face of the fellas
Look how he looks jealous,
I’m really really the centre of the fuss
God isn’t just,
I have everything you are a carcass.
Got it baby
So now hating me is a must
God’s busy and I won’t help you
Gotta go fellas find a shelter soon,
I’m your devil with a spoon
Hate me fellas
My heart gives a Boom.

You love him, you hate him
You love to hate him,
I have in plenty what you’re chasing
Blame me for what you’re facing.

Hate me, Berate me, Vilify me
Go spread some rumor
I am as lovely as your own tumor
Ha! Ha! I got a better sense of humor.
You only know a thing about me
And you hate me so much,
If I tell you all about me
Which dagger will you be using then?
Jealousy
You want to create a fight scene?
I’ve got joie de vivre
I have got a good side u won’t be seeing.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

As You Turn On Your Tivo

The daily dose of Media lies
News stories News Channels fry,
Public at mercy of NDTV and TOI
24X7 telling us what to think,
What to do and what to buy
Lies damned lies and views
We’re spoon-fed with expert views
Corporate journalism and Page 3
Fashion trends, product promotion
Playing with people’s emotion
Murder, crime, poverty nobody’s interested
Fashion Weeks, Celebrities everybody’s in,
Poor farmer’s suicides nobody’s sin?
Somebody’s sorrow is somebody’s grin,
Money spins as media stories stink.

Fake Media, Fake Criteria,
Fake Cries, Fake Hysteria,
Fake Sympathy, Fake Fascia.
Is this the fake world I’m supposed to live in?
Are these the fake smiles I’m supposed to take in?

Media- trying to be society’s watch dog,
Prince- 48 hours on your TV non-stop
Late-night parties is all they got,
But what ‘bout the farmers spoiled crops?
Ethics and values is what we’ve lost
Who cares ‘bout the sting operation?
All they need is cash and recognition
Your fame is somebody’s indignation
All that Media tells is hallucination,
Sting operation baby sting operation
Flood. Lies. Flood of Lies.
Mumbai cries. As you traumatize.
Advertising rings as you set the price
So shut up and just leave us alone
Because we don’t need you anymore,
Everybody knows you’re sold.

Fake Media, Fake Criteria,
Fake Cries, Fake Hysteria,
Fake Sympathy, Fake Fascia.
Is this the fake world I’m supposed to live in?
Are these the fake smiles I’m supposed to take in?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Crop Circles:A message from ET


Ajit Ninan


Ajit Ninan is but a God to me. Now, before to fire at me the all encompassing question of “Who’s he?” reach out for your TOI (Nobody reads HT!!!!! I know that) flip trough the pages till you find a small cartoon at one end in one of the middle pages it says “JUST LIKE THAT” what you’ll be seeing now is a sketch from one of the best cartoonists in the world.

Forget R.K.Laxman he’s too predictable now and his cartoon strip a little too less graphic. Laxman’s “Common Man” is too old to relate to for a country in which half of the population is termed young. (Officially 50% of country’s population is below 35.) Laxman is a habit you without a miss almost everyday go through his contribution and possibly smile a bit; it is in all probability a faint smile.

Now when go through Ajit Ninan’s contribution: its colorful, graphic and most importantly it’s PERFECT down to the smallest details. He’s a mastermind look at the way he sketches a car or a street or even a tank if you carefully observe (you can borrow my magnifying glasses if you need) every detail has been accounted for; every smallest bit of information has been taken care of. Everyday he delivers a work of a genius everyday I have something to marvel at something to awe at.

You can find more of him at Business Times page of TOI and of course at http://www.indiatimes.com/ at the gallery section where they have section dedicated to his cartoons.

Fight Club Quotes

Fight Club is not a movie it's a movement. The dialogues are not conversations they are philosophies i strongly recommend that you watch this movie with some of your more intelligent friends to get the real rush of adrenalin of the truth that the movie propagates.I need you to read the following quotes very carefully and just think about it :

"You met me at a very strange time in my life."

"Losing all hope was freedom."

"I want you to hit me as hard as you can."

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

"I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let's evolve, and let the chips fall where they may."

"Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self-destruction...."

"I reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions."

"If we are God's unwanted children, so be it!"

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

"Listen up maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else."

"Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing."

"You're the worst thing that ever happened to me"

Pre Movie Warning: "If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second of your life. Don't you have better things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it!? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned........Tyler." - taken from split second 'pop-up' warning, that appears at the beginning of fight club DVD movie.
Narrator: When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just...Marla Singer: - waiting for their turn to speak?

"We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear"

"It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything."

"You just had a near-life experience."

"In Tyler we trusted."

"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time."

"Sooner or later, the things you own end up owning you."

"You have to forget everything you know, everything you think you know -- about life, about friendship, about you and me."

"Tyler: "Any last words?" Narrator"I can't think of anything."

"That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways."

"I wasn't really dying, I wasn't host to cancer or parasites; I was the warm little center that the life of this world crowded around."

"I wanted to destroy something beautiful."

"I'd be very careful who I talked to about this paper. It sounds like some dangerous psychotic killer wrote this,and this buttoned down schizo could probably snap at any moment and stalk from office to office with an Armalite AR-180 carbine gas-operated semiautomatic."

"Worker bees can leave Even drones can fly away The queen is their slave."

"And then... something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion -- dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."

"When deep space exploration ramps up, it will be corporations that name everything. The IBM Stellar Sphere. The Philip Morris Galaxy. Planet Starbucks."

"You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking Khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

"We are a generation raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is the answer."

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Consumerism




Consumerism is but a dirty little word to me and the lovely little places that have sprung up allover to feed the greed of the new “kwel” generation called malls -- the demonic “temples of consumerism”. Welcome to the brand new religion of consumerism and before you can think let me tell you with deep conviction you are very well a puppet on its tunes. Now before you smell communism in my words put your fears aside, I hate it almost as much as you do- they are two sides of the same coin, both co-create each other (more on this another time).Modern materialism and the ever important Admiral Advertising have people chasing things they don’t need. Look around you why are you doing what are you doing? Admit it its only because either your parents trapped you into your profession or most importantly you have been led by media, people or otherwise to believe that the profession X and Y make the most money and hence you are where you are. That you are reading this let me assume that either you already are a white collar slave or preparing to be one.

You are in a state of perpetual discomfort, your whole life you keep on chasing and chasing and chasing that ever-receding horizon the one you are hoping to reach. Celebrity magazines, television, movie stars, fashion trends are all that you live on. Our government no longer refers to us as “citizens,” but as “consumers.”. Its what I call America’s gift to the world the food of globalisation and notorious enviormental damage.

Approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide now belong to the "consumer class"—the group of people characterized by diets of highly processed food, desire for bigger houses, more and bigger cars, higher levels of debt, and lifestyles devoted to the accumulation of non-essential goods.

Today nearly half of global consumers reside in developing countries, including 240 million in China and 120 million in India—markets with the most potential for expansion.

America often reffered to as the world only hope and the purest capitalist society on the planet is the largest consumerist society in the world on an average an American spends more than he earns .Remember its also the most depressed societies too the suicides rate is amogst the highest in the world and not to mention the total number of Americans who are behind bars which also amazingly is one of the highest in the world.




“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we
can buyshit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose
orplace. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a
spiritualwar... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on
television tobelieve that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and
rock stars.But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very,
very pissedoff."
Tyler Durden. From the movie “Fight Club”



In this beautiful little world as long as you are a consumer or account to a vote bank you are needed otherwise God Bless You.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Good Morning???


BANG! BANG! BANG!

"open up the door asshole"

"WAKE UP!!!!!!!!"

"MAN have you never slept in your life??"

BANG! BANG! BANG!

Parv rubs his eyes and lets the human alarm clocks enter in. "Wassup dude? you have classes today don't you? Shit man all got to do is sleep." This is the daily dose of morning raga the morning routine mantra to start the day with.

He rushes off to brush his teeth often wondering that this is the only activity he has been religiously performing day after day, everyday, every year for as long s he can remember. Interestingly he can't really recall any other thing which has received this much dedication and diligence from him and the least of them is bathing.

It was only Wednesday. He had a bath on Sunday and the next Sunday is not that far away.No need to wonder that he has never been out of his stocks of shampoo, hair oil, soaps etc. Girls value personal hygiene unfortunately there are NO girls in his class.

The only reason he interrupted his "Sunday's holy baptism" with a few baths through the weeks during his school life was because there were a lot many girls in his school. (If fortune favoured and the seating arrangement made him sit behind, around or even with someone special the frequency would go up drastically)

Post-brush he rules out the dirty, filthy thoughts of personal hygiene.An emergency natural call has to be answered. For some reasons undiscovered the soap "lifebuoy" has been universally accepted as the ultimate potty soap.The little red piece is trusted by almost everyone to be the real germ-killer after all nobody wants to carry the traces of {ahem} okay i will cut that out.

Hostels loo have no locks inside so either you stretch your vocal cords to inform ever-impatient outsiders of your glorious presence or you dedicate a hand full-time on the door so an unintentional push from the outside doesn't turn into a faux-pass.

After that all you need to do is to change your VIP to JOCKEY (personal hygiene you see!). Put the clothes you see lying around (interestingly these are the same ones he's been wearing for a week)

"Who cares?? I go to college to gain knowledge and not for modelling." This is the personal quote and the most replied answer to anyone who pinpoints his dressing sense.

Point is he goes there for neither. All he is is the scum of the earth. But as long as he is loved by people and he loves them he'll go on.For he knows


"All you need is love"
-The Beatles


He could be wrong but this is all he knows.

Smelly Issue


Finally my roomparter came up with a billion dollar idea of expelling our socks and located them on the fringes of our balcony. The great deal is that our stinky socks ( which we made sure gave the foulest smell in the whole hostel by not washing them for months at end) whose smell we were accustomed to way too much.

It was our visitors who frequently complained of the "strange odour" of the room . We had become too habituated to the lovely stink,so much so, that a breath of pure fresh air would have put our respiratory organs to burn.

It took us a very very long time (1 semester to be precise) to figure it out that our socks had been emitting obnoxious substances in the air of the room which we were taking in all day and after entering our brain which disturbed the brains equilibrium and in turn effected our concentration and hence the studies and hence the result........................



p.s. with socks out i will have to search now for new excuses. Any ideas?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Feynman Quotes


Richard Feynman was an American Physicist he was a maverick scientist famous for his lectures amongst students which are now compiled as The Feynman Lectures On Physics, a three-volume set which has become a classic text.Richard Feynman was regarded as an eccentric and a free spirit. For his work on quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga.Presented here are some of his quotes which will help you get a glimpse of his genius mind and playful temprament:


Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.

When playing Russian roulette the fact that the first shot got off safely is little comfort for the next.

I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum mechanics.

God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand. Now, when you finally discover how something works, you get some laws which you're taking away from God; you don't need him anymore. But you need him for the other mysteries. So therefore you leave him to create the universe because we haven't figured that out yet; you need him for understanding those things which you don't believe the laws will explain, such as consciousness, or why you only live to a certain length of time — life and death — stuff like that. God is always associated with those things that you do not understand. Therefore I don't think that the laws can be considered to be like God because they have been figured out.

What I cannot create, I do not understand.

I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.
· Last words

It is scientific only to say what is more likely and what less likely, and not to be proving all the time the possible and impossible.

I have to understand the world, you see.

All fundamental processes are reversible.

Don't worry about anything... Go out and have a good time.

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.

Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.

The wonderful thing about science is that it's alive.
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.

Know how to solve every problem that has been solved.

The Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm:
(1) write down the problem;
(2) think very hard;
(3) write down the answer.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Google World Domination


Think Google think search? Well you better think again, is Google only a search engine with a bare minimum webpage? Put on your goggles and visit the Google labs the next time you visit Google.
The Google lab contains software (in their beta avatar) open to public users who can download and use their software. The Labs reflect a shared ethos between Google and its users that allows for public experimentation -- and for failure. People understand that not everything Google puts on view will work perfectly. They also understand that they are part of the process: They are free to tell Google what's great, what's not, and what might work better.
Google doesn't market itself in the traditional sense. Instead, it observes, and it listens. It obsesses over search-traffic figures, and it reads its email. In fact, 10 full-time employees do nothing but read emails from users, distributing them to the appropriate colleagues or responding to them themselves. Google didn’t market itself in the traditional way all the publicity it has received has been word-of-mouth from one satisfied customer to another one. The company has maintained the same approach in launching its software one after another no great fanfare, no glitzy ads or pop-ups the products have silently been launched. (The implication of this I will discuss in another blog.)

Since 2001, Google has acquired several small start-up companies, often consisting of innovative teams and products. One of the earlier companies that Google bought was Pyra Labs. They were the creators of Blogger, a weblog publishing platform, first launched in 1999. This acquisition led to many premium features becoming free. Pyra Labs was originally formed by Evan Williams, yet he left Google in 2004. In early 2006, Google acquired Upstartle, a company responsible for the online word processor, Writely. The technology in this product was used by Google to eventually create Google Docs & Spreadsheets. In late 2006, Google bought online video site YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. Shortly after, on October 31, 2006, Google announced that it had also acquired JotSpot, a developer of wiki technology for collaborative Web sites.

World is nothing but a playground to the mighty Google. Today, Google has its hands in web search, email, online videos, calendars, news, blogs, desktop search, photo sharing, online payments, social networking, instant messaging, WiFi, word processors, web hosting, web browser, search tool bars, spreadsheets, discussion groups, maps and more.

Some of the new technologies unveiled by Google are presented here:

A new web-based mail service called Gmail, which at launch included a gigabyte of free storage for each user.

Google SMS enables people who are away from their computers to quickly and easily get instant, accurate answers to queries (like local business listings, dictionary definitions, or product prices) through text messaging, using a cell phone or handheld device such as a BlackBerry.
Google Groups, a new version of the venerable Usenet archive of 1 billion posts on thousands of topics that Google has managed since 2001.

Google Video a new project that captures the closed-caption information on TV programming and makes it searchable.

On October 14 2004 Google released the first version of Google Desktop Search, a small free downloadable application for locating one's personal computer files (including email, work files, web history, and instant message chats) using Google-quality search.

Google announced the acquisition of Keyhole Corp., a digital and satellite image mapping company based in Google's own headquarter town, Mountain View, Calif. The acquisition gave Google users a powerful new search tool to view 3D images across earth, and the ability to tap a rich database of roads, businesses and many other points of interest. Keyhole acquisition led to create Google Earth. This technology enables users to fly through space, zooming into specific locations they choose, and seeing the real world in sharp focus.

Google Blog Search, a tool to help people find lively content as soon as it's live on blogs around the world.

Google Reader in October that helps tame the flow of blog, web page, and news subscriptions we all seem to have. The Reader is a more friendly way to gather all the data bits in one screen, and is equipped to manage several flavors of "feeds."

Music search feature that delivers a mix of information on artists, titles, links to albums, reviews and where to buy information for a wide range of musicians and performers.

Google Pack – a free collection of safe and useful software for improving the web experience.

Google Talk, a free way to actually speak to people anytime, anywhere via your computer, featuring crystal-clear voice technology, plus an instant message service; and the next generation of Google Desktop, now offering at-a-glance access to your files, email, news, photos, weather, RSS feeds, stocks and other personalized web content.

AdSense for feeds, a way for every blogger to gain ad revenue by running targeted AdSense ads within the feed. As for Blogger, we continue to develop features, including the ability to post new items and photos from anywhere – even a mobile phone.

Google Analytics, formerly known as "Urchin" measures the actual results of online ad and marketing campaigns.

Google Print now renamed Google Book Search, which may more accurately reflect how people use it. And part of Book Search is their project to scan public domain books, which Google hopes will make them much more easily accessible to a global audience of readers.

Google News and Orkut are some of the beta offerings which are currently very popular with the users.

Phew………..

Google it out


Google works almost in a clandestine manner most of its users don’t even know how Google makes money. Its secretive leadership recently came under attack after the company released its IPO bringing the shareholders in its ambit. The exact details are kept secret by Google and all that can be worked out is estimates. According to some estimates Google handles about 150 million search queries from around the world while other estimates put this number up to 200 million. The figure for revenue generation is anything between 60 million dollars to 300 million dollars. Here are some of the technologies that are used by Google in its basic structure:

Google ranks every web page using a breakthrough technique called PageRank™. PageRank evaluates all of the sites linking to a web page and assigns them a value, based in part on the sites linking to them.. By analyzing the full structure of the web, Google is able to determine which sites have been "voted" the best sources of information by those most interested in the information they offer. This technique actually improves as the web gets bigger, as each new site is another point of information and another vote to be counted. This makes it possible for Google to order its results by how many websites link to each found page.

Thousands of advertisers use Google AdWords program to promote their products and services on the web with targeted advertising, and it is believed AdWords is the largest program of its kind. In addition, thousands of web site managers take advantage of Google AdSense program to deliver ads relevant to the content on their sites, improving their ability to generate revenue and enhancing the experience for their users. Google AdSense technology analyzes the text on any given page and delivers ads that are appropriate and relevant, increasing the usefulness of the page and the likelihood that those viewing it will actually click on the advertising presented there. Using AdSense technology, Gmail was designed to deliver relevant ads adjacent to mail messages, giving recipients a way to act on this information.

Advertisers don't just pay a set rate, or even a cost per thousand viewers. They bid on the search term. The more an advertiser is willing to pay, the higher its ad will be positioned. But if the ad doesn't get clicks, its rank will decline over time, regardless of how much has been bid. If an ad is persistently irrelevant, Google will remove it: It's not working for the advertiser, it's not serving users, and it's taking up server capacity.

Google's minimalist user interface is very popular with users, and has since spawned a number of imitators. Sergey and Larry when they first started Google they had a sloppy grip on HTML; not surprisingly, the search interface they hacked up for Google.com barely contained any HTML. Google's homepage turned out to be remarkably simple. Today, simplicity has become the prevalent theme in all of the company's products. Most other search engines now replicate Google’s webpage.

Most of the time, the Google home page contains exactly 37 words. Now this is an interesting fact since a Google engineer knows that each extra element on the webpage takes extra time to load which makes the website slow and with millions of people visiting everyday the additional load on the Google servers will be tremendous.

If it takes too long to deliver results or an additional word of text on the home page is too distracting, Google risks losing people's attention. If the search results are lousy, or if they are compromised by advertising, it risks losing people's trust. Attention and trust are sacrosanct.

Google Gospel


Larry Page and Sergey Brin these were the two at Stanford pursuing their PhD’s when they met and out of shear academic curiosity build a search engine which they didn’t knew would soon take over the world.

Google is here for world domination and it has acquired that place by doing one thing extremely well: search. Google was the only industry model to show that revenues were possible from search engine and now it seems the whole Silicon Valley research is all around the word “search engine” as if it’s the surest way of winning in the mammoth maze of internet jungle. Yahoo!, MSN search, Hakia, ChaCha are just some of the about 170 search engines launched recently all with a single aim : to bring out the mighty empire of Google. Let’s explore what makes Google grow, grow, grow.

Recently, web search companies were asked by U.S. intelligence agencies to transfer private data on user searches over to them; while other web search companies concurred with them, Google saw it as evil and denied. This decision alone drove Google’s shares dwindling down several points on the NASDAQ, but Google remained true to its “Do No Evil” maxim. Google has come to be seen as a company driven not by the incentive of making money, but rather by the pursuit of knowledge through technological innovation; as a result, the company has used this justification to convince its competitors that it is not interested in defeating competition, but rather providing easier access to information for everyone, and hence making the world a better place. Google keeps its business silent and only attracts attention to the technological goodies it has brought to the masses. In fact, Google’s Machiavellian tactics have worked so well that most of its users do not even know how or if Google makes money.

The another definite thing that separates Google from other firms is its non-corporate culture and fun atmosphere which generally prevails in the company and can be seen through Google’s holiday logos and the tricks which often appear on April fool’s day. Google engineers are definitely its main asset almost all of them are PhD’s (Including its CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt) Google has an office in India in Hyderabad (I’ve seen it ;-) ) with all of its employees being IIT ian Google has not been to any other campus except the IIT’S although there were reports that it will recruit this year from other campuses too. Google has an attrition rate of almost 0%. Google News is the product of Google’s Hyderabad office.

All Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20 percent (20%) of their work time on projects that interests them. Some of Google's newer services, such as Gmail, Google News and orkut, originated from these independent endeavors.

Google proposes an almost joyous antidote to mediocrity, a model for smart innovation in challenging times. "Google engineers are people who think they are creating something that's the best in the world," says Peter Norvig, a Google engineering director. "And that product is changing people's lives."

For a large company like Google, the hierarchy within the company is quite small. Google organizes employees in teams of three to five people. Each team is self directed, while the middle managers provide the required resources to support development within the teams. As a result, Google has fashioned a powerful self-directed decentralized approach towards product development. The consequence of such an arrangement is that there is no keystone employee or manager within the company. It is almost as if the company could run on its own even if it were divided into several smaller pieces.

Now Google search takes on average 0.2 seconds to complete your search through the billions of WebPages instead of the usual 3 seconds it usually took but for a Google engineer as long as the figure is greater than zero he won’t stop working and unless your search engine gives you the perfect answer to your query he won’t stop and Google won’t stop the company is poised for world domination and if the current pace continues nobody can stop it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Words to live by


The only thing that destroys your natural capacity of rejoicing is your desiring mind. The desiring mind makes you a beggar. Once all desires are dropped you are an emperor. Joy is the natural capacity of your being.

Just let there be no desire and see. When there is no desire there is no mind. When there is no desire there is no turmoil. When there is no desire there is no past no future. When there is no desire you are utterly contained here now and to be contained here now is joy.

And whenever such a man moves wherever he moves he brings his climate with him.

Saw a movie just now


Just went in to “see” I see U alone! I coaxed and pleaded everyone if only I could find a partner to this movie but it was all in vain finally I could hold the desire no longer in my heart and darted alone. I could only “see” 3 people across the whole length and breadth of the seating matrix. I quietly took a seat strategically placed to have the best view of the screen. It was only after a short educational film, two movie promos, a Zen and a Pepsi ad later that people started coming in, I saw one of my ex-classmate walk in with her parents. My worst fears came true, all but one thought had prevented me from seeing the movie alone - what if an acquaintance sees me? Will he/she mock me? Or will he pity me?

The horrors came alive then but I kept a low profile and I think all-in-all I wasn’t noticed anyway but that’s quite improbable considering the 6’3” frame I live in but to keep it easy let’s assume no-one noticed and even if I was noticed I really don’t care.

OK if you have read so far its quite probable that you want to hear about the movie rather then swallow all the incessant babble of my mind. The movie well I kinda enjoyed it, did had the element of surprise in it. Arjun Rampal (as Raj) doesn’t disappoint you. The movie is entirely based in London (reminds me of Naina) Chunky Pandey, Boman Irani have done a fine job and don’t let u down. There’s NO Mahesh Bhatt type cheapness in the movie so you can watch it comfortably. Guess what the movie’s dress designers had almost a no-show the heroine wears the same outfit thought the movie!!!! (you can read that line again if are in a state of disbelief) and Arjun Rampal is quite comfortable in his jeans-top outfit in every frame. Well it’s nothing more than a “time pass” don’t expect much from the movie and chances are you won’t be disappointed much.


P.S. in case you didn't notice this was not a movie review.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

UPTU: Initial Impressions


I never thought of my school - CMS Gomtinagar (ICSC/ISC) highly until (I repeat) until I joined my college GALGOTIA’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY it was but for the quality of the minds at the college which made me think like this. In my school kids were basically from pretty good families and wre quite intelligent that really made school filled with spectrum of children, there was variety --some were good in something others were good in something else and yes there good-for-nothing folks too which kept the environment very alive. Now I find my batch mates going places, people are in DU, IIT, NIT, Singapore, Oxford, NIFT, LAW colleges’ et al which really sums up the vibes at school.

You had every kind of person to interact with; the place did give you glimpses of human potential. Winners in different international and national competitions were almost keeping you on the edge. We had scientists, actors, debaters, dancers, singers, sportsmen all giving you a paranomic view of life. But life here in college is very different we have people which I find more or less photocopy of each other, just one mind repeated over and over again.

I can’t find dreamers here, people who THINK (thinking big and different is expecting a bit too much). People here definitely work very hard they sweat and toil but that spark of intelligence is missing. People have minds but that is all too mechanized the one I call "UP BOARD mind". I find myself knee-deep in the same shit, the devil is here in a different face they call it UPTU.

You need not be a rocket scientist to find the loop-holes in UPTU all you need to be is an outsider, the course, the syllabi, the exams all structured to feed a mediocre mind now don’t blame me if I face difficulties in coping this so-called “mediocre syllabi” . But look at UPTU books all designed to help you pass the semester examination, teachers all teaching for the same semester exam, all students studying only for the examination they might pass all their eight semesters with super marks but in the end do they really know their branch? Have they really studied from the books which introduce them to the topic and tell you about it and lead you through it?

Even my boards book were way too cool -they were bright and cheerful (read colorful and full of illustrations) we did study for boards only but the books made understanding a pleasant experience. I may be wrong but this is how I feel.

Product Review: Motorola V3i RAZR


Nokia is passé now everyone has it and for some unknown reasons me and Nokia don’t share amicable relationship so after using Panasonic, Ericsson and finally Sony-Ericsson phones I was in for Motorola and its ultimate sleek product “V3i RAZR” .The phone didn’t fire a hole in my pocket with just about 10,850 bugs but the features measure up to it.

I really live this phone given the features it provides. Here take a look I got a leather case, 256 MB memory card, USB cable, headphones all FREE with the set. Unfortunately the cheaper set now (which stands at 9,499 I guess) doesn’t give you free leather jacket and gives only 128 MB card. The phone has a pretty big screen and also a good quality video and still image transmission which makes image and video viewing a pleasant experience. I have seen quality of transmission of other phones and I was pleased to find its quality better than others even N70.

CAMERA: It gives you 1.3 mega pixel camera which is definitely up to the mark the only shot in the arm is it doesn’t give you flash and pretty cool frames. It only matters little given I have been doubling my phone as a digi-cam clicking day and night and now I have pretty cool collection to put them on the internet and thanks to Motorola viewing those pics on the phone itself doesn’t hurt .

MUSIC: With Nokia and Sony Ericsson aggressively selling phones doubling as an i-pod RAZR doesn’t disappoint u here. 256 MB memory card is enough for 50-60 songs which u can listen on your free head phones. OK u can’t really compare it to an i-pod but certainly it will quench your thirst for music.

LOOKS: Baby even DON has it then who says phone doesn’t have style? The phone definitely amplifies POWER for it clearly gives an impression of a no-nonsense person and it does attract attention for it’s the cynosure of all eyes – take my word for it!!!

DOWNSIDE: Bluetooth transmission Nokia is a clear winner here for while transmitting a song via Bluetooth through Motorola you can catch a nap and still find the transmission in progress I really wish Motorola to improve upon this one and also the phone doesn’t have a radio which hurts.

Finally as an owner and a proud one I would strongly recommend this phone if you are buying this one for this phone will certainly not disappoint you.