Sunday, October 22, 2006

This diwali, new clothes, new gifts.....and a New BLOG

When the geek interrupts, things should be better? Shouldn't it be? May be! This diwali got myself a new T-Shirt (blue one!) and a jeans. But, how about having a new blog? Not my idea. I was notified, that my blog had so-called "accesibility problems", for whatever it means. Put simply, those who didn't have a Yahoo! account, could not view my blog. That probably is bad, because it reduces the page visit count. Not a big thing, though .

Anyways! introducing my new blog. Rather, a new URL. Access it:
http://houdini-aboutnothing.blogspot.com

And yes, I have included my previous five posts that I had put up on my Yahoo! blog.

Haven't filled my profile yet, will do so, when I feel I should. Surprisingly, the geek doesn't have his own blog!

My previous post - #5 :: My day in hell

ouch!!!no.i did not break my finger typing.its just that i have a serious headache.i don't knw when it started but i do know WHY it started.i may be missing some details,forgive me for that,as i am having trouble remembering a lot of things.But trust that what you are about to read is an ectremely true first person account of his sufferings.being a citizen of the metropolis of mumbai,it is extremely obvious that i am a regular at various street food joints.but,even the most experienced person,won't claim complete knowledge of the dishes available on the streeets here.that is b'coz evolution is a process that is constant to these vendors.dengue,malaria,food poisoning may scare anyone but not us mumbaikars,or so we say(boast).if you say no to a free fast food rendezvous,you shall be the butt of jokes for enerations to come.so when my brothers decided to go out yesterday,i had no choice but to save my reputation and join them.the three of us might look very thin and lanky in appearance,but for me,the other two are veterans in such recco's.we decided the spot to be a street dosa vendor.being saturday,business was better than usual.dosas were flying out fster than you could say " Oh Shit!". after embarassingly gaping at the workings of it,we decided to get down to business.i left the ordering to my brothers.doe.three dishes.each plate of hot,steaming dosa was accompanied with a spicy,eye-watering chutney(sauce).the palate burned me stomach.it began to groan in surrender,but i spake not a word.i was jus pushing my plate back when two more dishes arrived.the flabbergasted look on my face was enuf to earn a few quick jibes.fuming with shame and rage,i swallowed all i cud.we left soon,b4 the dosawalah cud say "let me do some business out here".we were on our way back home wen we saw an golawallah( ice candy man).and my company launched into a vigorous explanation into why we stopped here.it seems that this was no ordinary street eatery.this was the most famous dish in all of our small town.begrudgingly,i gave up.bring em on,i said.i have to say it,the food was tasty,just that it was a little too much on my tummy.surprisingly it gave me a illusion of well being.it was not until i got to bed did i notice something was going wrong.i tossed and turned liek the dosa on my bed.i cud hardly find a minute of sleep.as i woke up in the moning,my head felt like a warzone for george's next adventure.my stomach looked like a gas inflated balloon,except that the gas was leaking out leaving a very bad stench.i was groggy,and cud hardly make my way fom hall to the loo.the occassional opening of my mouth led to the inhalation of a very bad stench,which i speculated was the stink of the decomposing stuff inside of me.as i brushed my teeth,i remembered the lines of shakespeare(proves how bad i was)*but above all-be true to thine own self* .i guess, shakespeare must have himself had an experience at the queens banquets.no wonder,then.as the impending day approached,i had all the time required for introspection -------- IN THE LOO.

My previous post - #4 :: Geez!!what a life

all right!i'll fill my blog.yup,dats me.a boring,ordinary guy who hardly has anything to do all day.that pretty sums it all up for me.but then,there are geeks and there are geeks.wherever i look around people are abuzz about the wonders of networking.online groups,dating sites ,blogs and what nots.there is a solution of everything on the net they say.amazing,not for me?i mean,its good that technology has helped people remain in contact,but at what cost?during the good ol' days,if someone had to speak to me,he would have to visit me or easier,call me.the former he would not do,the latter,i have excuses for.not so,on the net.avoidance is hardly possible.i have to answer a thousand invites from people i hardly knew..gosh,i never knew i had such an attractive persona until i logged on.also,then ther is the daily chore of writing ur blog.frankly speaking,i am a sloth.yes,i declare that with immense pride.i wud not care to get up and run to the next room,if an earthquake were to hit me now.so,obviously,writing a blog is quite a chore.i haven't,in my life,written my college notes( thats true,beleive me.i get it xeroxed.).so,when my dear geeky cousin suggested that i write a blog,i was apprehensive.i knew that putting so much of poor writing on the net and inconveniencing the so grave and knowledgeable netizens would probably surmise to a heinous misdemeanour that i do not have the courage to put chisel to.Man,that was the longest sentence i ever wrote!!so,what i mean is that .....i think you get the point.also,as a man of notoriously lazy nature,i knew that however hard i ( or my cousin) may have tried,it would have been an ardous task to make me put finger to the keyboard (i wud have put pen to paper,but that is not what i am doing,is it?).so,the first few days were a new experience.it was like the time you get your first bicycle,you are very happy about it.but then,as days pass , the bicycle gathers rust and you won't even dispose of it.at least,that is what my mom tells me.well,as you can guess,i lost interest in it.except this time,my brother(and i admire him for doing that)never gave up on me.everyday he drilled into me the importance of updating a blog.he was so persistent,that i almost felt that numb ache,that my much married superiors feel when they hear their mom-in-law.so,i,i suppose you know my name,have decided that write a blog,i shall.and the resultant crass and boring piece of extremely crude literature that you fools have just read is proof of it.well,i hope you wasted enuf time on me.

NOW,@#&*/, GET BACK TO WORK!!!

My previous post - #3 :: Man and Nature

AS LONG AS THIS WORLD HAS EXISTED THE MIGHTY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RIGHTY(SOME LEFTY).MAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BONE OF CONTENTION FOR ANIMALS OF ALL RACES.THEY ALL HATE HIM BADLY.I AM SERIOUS!YO DON'T THINK SO,ASK THE PIGEON WHO DIVEBOMBS YOU(OR YOUR CAR) WITH SHIT EVERY MORNING WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR OFFICE.ASK THE DOG WHO CHASES YOU WHEN YOU GO TO BUY NEWSPAPER,ASK THE RAT WHO NIBBLES UP THE ENDS,BEGINNING OR THE CENTRE OF ANY GARMENT YOU WEAR.HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT WHY?NO,WE NEVER TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY.BUT,THAT IS NATURE'S WAY OF TEACHING US A LESSON.ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE,MAN HAS LEARNT TO COEXIST WITH NATURE ALL THESE YEARS,BUT NOW,HE IS BECOMING MORE AUDACIOUS.HE IS TRYING TO OVERLOOK OR EVEN CONQUER NATURE.THE RECENT CATASTROPHICAL STORMS IN THE STATES,TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA,EARTHQUAKES ALL OVER THE PLACE AND IRREGULAR MONSOON ARE ALL SYMBOLIC OF WARNINGS TO MAN THAT HE CANNOT DISOBEY THE LAWS OF NATURE. MOSES MEANT IT WHEN HE SAID "THOSE WHO SHALL NOT LIVE BY THE LAW,SHALL PERISH BY IT".
MAN IS A VERY SYCOPHANTIC CREATURE.HE FEARS ALL THAT IS AROUND HIM,YET REFUSES TO ACCEPT THAT FACT.HE BUILT INDUSTRIES AND DEVELOPED SCIENCE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT NATURE,YET HE KNOWS PRECIOUS LITTLE.WHILE EVERYONE KNOWS THE ART OF BIRTH, NOBODY KNOWS THE SCIENCE OF DEATH.MAN,DISCOVERED MEDICINE,BUT COULD ONLY DELAY DEATH,NOT ERADICATE IT.EVERY TIME A STABLE CURE TO A DISEASE IS DISCOVERED,A NEW STRAIN OF AN OLD DISEASE IS FOUND.ON THE OTHER HAND,NATURE IS ALL ACCEPTING.SEEING MANS PROGRESS,IT ADAPTED ITSELF TO SUIT HIS CONVENTIONS.WHEN MAN WAS SICK AND IN NEED, IT PROVIDED HIM WITH COMFORTS.IT IS LIKE THE MOTHER ,WHO ALWAYS IS THERE WHEN YOU NEED HER,WHO SERVES YOU DAY AND NIGHT WITHOUT EXPECTING YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.BUT THE DAY SHE FALLS ILL,THE HOUSE IS IN CHAOS.TO PUT IT IN CONTEXT,MAN'S PROGRESS IN SCIENCE IS BEGINNING TO POLLUTE THE CONSTITUTION OF OUR SORROUNDING ENVIRONMENT.THE EARTH IS GROWING WARMER EVERYDAY.UNLESS,MAN UNDERSTANDS IT AND STEPS ON THE PATH TO SELF-CORRECTION HE MIGHT NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL THE GENERATIONS TO COME ,WHAT WAS THE PLEASURE OF NATURE THAT HE ENJOYED.

My previous post - #2 :: Michael learns to rock

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER IS BACK!!!The F1 season finally begins to look and sound interesting.all along this year people were talking about schumi retiring to the swiss alps and sitting by the fireplace and watching Alonso take over the mantle of king.but not just yet said schumi.If Fernando wants the title he's gonna kill for it.well,in the beginning of the season the french carmakers and the spaniard hardly had a competition,except in some places by the ferraris.but now,the championship is wide open.With schumi clicking at the heels of alonso,just 11points behind,the renault team have a tough task ahea of them.Though they are more likely to win the championship,they would do better than to ignore the great man.All credit to the ferrari team and michael.they have proved once again why they were the best team for five consecutive years.As for michael,he has been the best driver ever to sit in an F1 car.critics ofte cry hoarse at his eccentricities,but hey,even Alain"the professor"Prost,and Senna were like that.it is just the desire of winning continuously that amkes them do it.if for prost it was monaco in'79,senna had his revenge in '80 in the same place.that is what separates greats from the so called good ones,they are different.they race to win,at all costs.i personally find no fault wit this theory.For heavens sake!!that risk is what makes adrenalin go for the drivers,if not,driving at300kph is cheesecake for them.as for the others,mclaren has been none of the best boys like they were last season,williams,red bull,are nowhere in the league.whatever happens all ears are open for schumi's plans of the future.If he decides to retire,the community and fans wud stand up to a great champion and driver's legacy.On the contrary,if he decides to carry on,Alonso wud be furious.schumi has achieved everything he set out to.His string of records wud be hard to break for drivers of generations to come.his ever smiling attitude and tenacity will be missed.but that is a long time to come.Till then, off to hungaroring

My previous post - #1 :: The world today

So,it has been a long time since i filled up my blog.no,i wasn't busy as such,just that i was too lazy to do it.i find it to be very laborious.in the first place i do not know what to fill in it.i have a feeling that technology has taken over the world in a big manner.and it is just the beginning.even then we are not completely devoid of mistakes.i mean,just look at israel,they outrageously continue bombing lebanon,hit a seemingly innocent village in qana,kill around a score of children,and say that was by mistake.well,they certainly have a lot of influence of the big bully US on them.Us too,bombed iraq on the pretext of WMD's ( which they haven't found yet),and i doubt that they will find it .They undoubtedly are the big bully in world politics today.Unfortunately,nobody has the guts to stand up against them.Britain,France,Germany , who could do it,pucker up to the US.pakistan,too,belongs to one of those .you gotta give it to them,they have the smartness to pucker to the US knowing that they have all sorts of inhuman terrorists in their land.AMAZING!well,wat do we have to do with all this.yes,a right to speak up.we ought to speak against all this politics played at the cost of human lives.SEAK UP WEB CITIZENS!!