Archive for June, 2007 Apparently, Pratibha Patil is touted to be the next Indian President. I’ve been away from Indian news for little over a week and out of nowhere comes a new candidate. I agree it’s a nice change from listening to people go on about how Kalam was a great president and how he should return […]

Orson Welles wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane by the time he was 25. At 22, Ian Thorpe became the only person to medal in the 100-200-400 combination in Olympic history. Ramanujan compiled over 3500 theorems before he died at 33. What did you do? Why is it that people like us choose to serve for nickels a day in a profession that makes us constantly look over our shoulders for whose watching us? Loosely based on real events that occurred before and during the Cold War, this film is perhaps one of the best accounts of the early […]


What do you do when you’re in a foreign country and it’s too cold to go out sightseeing or too new to hang out with friends? You do what everyone else would do. Huddle up under a blanket, have milk and a peanut butter sandwich and watch the amazing Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. […]

As it is, I’m not too big on flying…so a 13 hour flight (with a stop at Bangkok) can get a bit unnerving. But what if matters take a turn for the worse? First, I had difficulty clearing my bags from Bangalore (too heavy they said) and then it turns out that one of my […]