Guns N Roses: Hollywood Rose E.P

While browsing through various torrents I happened to come across a torrent called Hollywood Rose Demo by Guns N Roses. I was thoroughly intrigued as I am a hard core GNR fan and decided to download the stuff. After all it was just 11MB so even if it turns out to be fake it wouldnt hurt...much.
So I downloaded the torrent and it was an EP. EP is usually a miniature of album having 3 to 5 songs and is limited edition with about 500 copies pressed. This one had 3 songs in it and I click started winamp to play Shadow of Love.I was greeted by a cool Rhythm Guitar riff and I thought "Cool! Even if its fake I could live with this." Then came a barrage of vocals unmistakebly Axl Rose's, though pretty fast for a GnR song to clear all doubts. The next two songs (My Way Your Way, Reckless Life) were also pretty fast but they too had a typical GnR touch to them. What I really found was that my boy Izzy Stradlin's rhythm Guitar was much more prominent than in later GnR songs and the lead is actually a bit subdued. No wonder its not Slash but Traci Gun.
The EP is a great work and it is not surprising that they found themselves with a recording contract from Geffen Records
sooner than later.
A download worth its wait in gold.

Google Talk is here!

At last! An IM from Google!
I have been anticipating such a step from Google for a long time now.
The IM is called Google Talk! and is very inituitive little piece of software.
Very light weight at just 900K when compared to 10's of MB taken by others.
But it has to be said the feature wise the product is simply spartan.
No emoticons :(( or even offline messages or conferences!!! Thats too bad.
We simply have a blast in Yahoo with the conference and lot of emoticons are throwb around.
Well, the software us beta so we can hope for more feature addition soon enough.
Google needs no course on innovation!
The voice chat is present though and seems to be much better than Yahoo in terms of quality. Me and Rajeev tried it. Unfortunately my mic was not working, but I could hear him clearly and he was using a dial-up connection.
Here is screenshot of a chat between me and Panackal.
I think the software can do with a lot of a lot of additions before I embrace it fully.


Coming Soon!!!

I just finished reading Harry Potter Series back to back in the last week.
Some record breaking speed reading. Also, the amazing fact is that I read them all on my computer. (No Rowling, You dont need my money!)
I am contemplating a biased review!
Wait for it!
Also some music reviews as well.
May be Megadeth or Deep Purple or Jethro Tull.

And for the record Iam doing absolutely miserable in my AIMCAT series.
Got some good rank in the 2nd one(completely unexpected I may add.360!) and then it has been downhill.
Has to pull up my socks now! Its my one chance!

Finally, my seminar is looming around the corner may be next week after the series tests.

Bad Naru!!!
More Surveys to slow this page!
But I can't resist showing off!
Promise! The last Set! (Until new things come)

Your Dominant Thinking Style:


You are very insightful and tend to make decisions based on your insights.
You focus on how things should be - even if you haven't worked out the details.

An idealist, thinking of the future helps you guide your path.
You tend to give others long-term direction and momentum.

Your Secondary Thinking Style:


Super logical and rational, you consider every fact available to you.
You don't make rash decisions and are rarely moved by emotion.

You prefer what's known and proven - to the new and untested.
You tend to ground those around you and add stability.

Life is all about balance. Darkness can't be
without light, and light can't be without
darkness. You see everything through different
angeles to gain perspective over situations.
You act rather rational and people can find you
stiff and/or emotionless due to this. Life is
not really that good to you, yet it's not so
bad. Like everything else, you need to balance
it in order to find peace.

How do you see life?
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Your Evanescence song is: Imaginary
The real world has taken a toll on you and you
don't want to endure it anymore. It is harsh
and hard to live in, so your solution is
dreaming. You dream and have fantazies and turn
it to your new reality. Zooming-out is not an
unusuall thing for you to do. You can also have
an artistique side in you, whether it is
writing, drawing, singing etc.

I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to

What Evanescence song are you?[many outcomes + wonderful pictures]
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You are sad because of the loneliness in your life

Why are you sad? [amazing pictures] For darker people
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Evanescence-Bring me to life
You are "Bring me to life" by
Evanescence. Hopeless, depressed and soulless
are your keywords. Yet you have a hope, someone
who can see you for who you are. Keep
searching, or start to.

Which of the rock songs that I like are you? (pics)
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Caring soul
Your soul is caring.
Other people are your concern, even if you
don't know them. If you see a person trip you
worry is he is okay. You put your loved ones
first and you're very mature. When someones
sick you're nurturing and always try to help
family and friends when failure strikes them.
You can be called the motherly one, if you are
in a group of people, which doesn't have to be
bad. Love is something that's already in you
and you have a lot to give whether you believe
it or not. Your friends probably love you very
much and come to when they need help since
you're reliable. People can feel secure with
you and generally like you.

How is your soul? [pics]
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You are a Samurai.
You are full of honour and value respect. You
are not really the stereotypical hero, but you
do fight for good. Just in your own way. For
you, it is most certainly okay to kill an evil
person, if it is for justice and peace. You
also don't belive in mourning all the time and
think that once you've hit a bad stage in life
you just have to get up again. It's pointless
to concentrate on emotional pain and better to
just get on with everything. You also are a
down to earth type of person and think before
you act. Impulsive people may annoy you

Main weapon: Sword
Quote: "Always do the right thing.
This will gratify some people and astonish the
rest" -Mark Twain
Facial expression: Small smile

What Type of Killer Are You? [cool pictures]
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Close your eyes
"Close your eyes and let your memories embrace

In your past, (whether it be as a child, a certain
relationship with someone or just a specific
timeperiod) you found happiness. Now, however,
you have lost it, and wish desperatly to go
back and relive it all. Because you focus too
much on what has already happened, you have a
problem with the future and don't really wish
to go there. You have mourned this loss for
quite some time now, and are too used to it to
let the familarity go. This situation is making
you frustrated, because you can't do anything
about it, but you remain unwilling to release
your memories.

What is Your Phrase? [for darker people]
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Survey Spree!!!

Some surveys about myself!

Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by
kindness. Polite andsoft-spoken. Having lots of
ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating,
tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the
best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves
to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative.
Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make
friends. Abiding. Able to show character.
Easilyhurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to
dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows
emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt.
Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

What does your birth month reveal about you? (read memo)
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Your soul has Cute Wings

You are very fun to be around, but can
be a klutz(>.<)! You always seem to know whats in
and whats not,
and you always seem to be in the in croud. But that
doesn't make you a bad friend, and in the end,
you're a very
good person.
Your wings give off a cutie type of personality
which makes people, want to be somewhat like you.
But you seem to change just a bit day to day.

A Quote:The dumbest people I know are
those who know it all.

What kind of wings does YOUR soul have?(anime pics!!)
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Your word is: Hate. Your heart has been turned to
black since you haven't experienced love, or
maybe you felt love but got none in return. So
if no one else is willing to like you, then why
like them? You are now a very bitter soul,
trying to find a place and perhaps someone who
can co-exist with you. That can be a problem
since you tend to keep away from most people
and be rude, but maybe someday you will be okay

What Dark Word Represents You? [anime pics]
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Your connection with darkness is because of your
interest in magic. You like spells, herbs,
maybe even voodoo-dolls. You like it very much,
and probably even have books or found
Internet-sites where magic is the topic. You
probably mean no harm with this, well perhaps
to some. Most people who are aware of your
interest mistakes you for a Satan-worshipper.
You're missunderstood, but have your friends.
You probably are a wiccan or something related
and are interested in mother nature, souls and
spirits. You prefer the forrest(or park) before
the city. Remember, all can't always

What is your connection with darkness? [pics]
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Your wise quote is: "Fashion is a
form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to
alter it every six months" by Oscar
Wilde.You are a very sarcastic person with a
sharp tongue. You may not be the one always
talking, but your mind is nevertheless
critizing. You tend to have a cynical view on
life itself and be somewhat withdrawn with who
you really are. Society now is in your eyes
corrupted and you wonder how the world will
survive. And people are in your mind very
ignorant and blind to the reality.

What wise quote fits you? [pics]
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Paranoid You are continually suspicious
without cause, constantly suspecting that
others are decieving or exploiting you. In
conversation you take offense where none is
intended, when someone is whispering with
another person you belive it is about you.
Always you read threatening or insulting
meanings from what would be normal words and
actions. Because of this you do not confide in
other people as you are sure they will let you
down. You can be emotionally cut off from other
people and reluctant to form attachments with
them. Characteristics include being
mistrustful, cold, defensive and

What's your personaltiy disorder? [pics]
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You need adventures.
Real life has been very boring for you and you
can't help but dream away. Nothing is exciting
or fascinating in your life and can't
understand why it all is so dull. You like
having fun, but are probably not a bouncing
person because of that. There is a probability
that you either like to read/watch fantasy or
similar genres, or have a creative side that
lets you release your fantasy world.

What Do You Need in Your Life? [dark pics]
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plagued by fear
You cry because you think that you wouldn't fit in
if you showed your real personality. You fear
rejection from other people. You cry hidden
tears. You hide behind a facade, the exact
opposite to your true personality. The group
you are in or the "label" you posses
isn't the real you. But being different is one
of the most beautiful aspects of a person, if
everyone was there would be no point.
Originality is one of the most inspirational
things in this world.. not pretence.

What has made you cry? [pics]
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Fire element
Your element is Fire. Like fire, you have a hot
temper and you can be warm and loving as well
and angry and wild. It all really comes down to
what you are feeling. You have a lot of close
friends who you are very protective over, and
with your temper probably some enemies too. You
are not Miss/Mr Popular in school since you are
your own person and don't want to be forced
into behaving this or that way. You are the
untamed wild horse, the kind that everyone
wants to catch. But you don't want to be tied
down for the moment and just keep going with
your little crushes. Your will is strong and if
you set your mind to do something, you will
most likely succeed. But beware, your friends
may not always accept your mood-swinging
behaviour. Even if you don't mean to be mean,
they can still feel hurt. You just need to
start thinking some things through before you
do them, and not always jump in with so much
courage. One day you may be hurt because of
that, but then again, your element isn't fire
if you start to analyse situations before you
act. After all, your nature is to shoot first
and ask the questions later. Rate and message!

What is your element? [with pics + detailed answeres]
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~*~Result nr 3~*~

Your power is: The ability to fly

Explanation: This powers speaks pretty
much for itself. Though you don't need wings
for this power,you can fly anyway. Some people
may consider it as telekinesis since they can
also fly, but you can't make material things
move like they can. This ability could be a
relaxing activity when you want to get away
from everyday troubles. Also it is good when
sneaking upon an enemy since it makes no sound.
When going over to the "dark side"
the power could be used to harrass and break
into building through windows etc.
You are quite similar to this power since you
like to have your head in the clouds.
Supernatural things amuse while ordinary life
does not. If your daydreaming has gotten a
little too far you might be zooned out all the
time, even when you are having a conversation.
Your desires and/or goals tend to be
unrealistic even if you know those would
probably never happen. Travelling is something
you would be interested in doing since seeing
exotic scenery fits with your fantasies of
escaping your plain life. You can also have
some creative ability (writer, playing an
instrumen etc) that interests you.
Negative aspects: The whole reason you
may be escaping life could be fear of being let
down by it. So if that would come to happen,
and an important dream had been crushed you
could get depressed.

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My Blog Persona!!!

Hi thought I would post my blogging persona here.
I am going to add some links to some other good blogs I have been reading.
Your Blogging Type is Artistic and Passionate
You see your blog as the ultimate personal expression - and work hard to make it great.
One moment you may be working on a new dramatic design for your blog...
And the next, you're passionately writing about your pet causes.
Your blog is very important - and you're careful about who you share it with.


Today was a day of inspirations(?).
Our 'beloved' Prinicipal Dr.Ashalatha Thampuran had called a meeting of organising commitee of Illuminati-05. She gave a really inspiring talk about responsibility and stuff like that. Since it was targeted more towards the juniors we were just fooling around like idiots. Anyways the talk was so inspiring that I couldnt get my lunch box from the class.

Had a lunch with Nitin. Two meals for the price of one!(hihihi!)

The good stuff had just started. Passed for the Artificial Intelligence paper! Really astonishing after the kinda stuff that our sir had to say about our class.

Then the downside came: no Counterstrike for Illuminati. Prabi said no chance that its going to play well on our network. He said he wanted Age of Empires :(.

Then the wonderful news came: Nitin has landed a job in iGate. He has been a very good friend of mine for a while now and I am extremely happy for him. Anusha also got selected, kudos to her too.

Then I saw a good interview with T.N.Seshan, the former Chief Election Commissioner on Amrita T.V with Rohini.A really good one.

A little while earlier I happened to read several blogs by my peers and was inspired by it to blog more.
What to do I have lots to say, but I am kinda tired after this blog and I want to blog in our Fellowship of Computer Science blog. I am the administrator but I have'nt blogged any god blogs yet other than a couple of songs and 'Guys do this... do that' etc.


C you soon!

and check out our blog

and the site for Illuminati-05

The Big Dog's Dawg

Recently a dog has come to our place. A mongrel.
A white, fairly emaciated creature. Not very clean I have to add.
I am afraid of dogs and have been since I was a child. So I avoided it at all costs.
On the contrary my Father is quite fond of dogs and had been deterred by my mother not to get one since she hated dogs.
Back to our story.

Once, I went out in the night to a shop nearby. When I came back I found the dog inside and me outside. I screamed for my mother and my parents came out. The dog couldnt go out. (I closed the gates) and it waited by the gate wagging its tail.
I climbed the wall thinking I could walk along the wall and jump down safely. The dog started to climb from the other side. I was dead stuck. I was wearing a lungi and nothing underneath. Now I know how the American Pie guy felt in the movie. To cut a long and boring story short, my parents took charge and shielded me safely inside.

Then on the dog was a terror for me. I couldnt peacefully exit and enter my house.
On my birthday it came to the house and my father gave it payasum and it lapped it up completely. I started to soften towards it. Later days, the dog came inside the compound and started hugging my leg like a child. I became ice but recovered and dragged it outside.
Then on my fear for the dog came down and my father started becoming hostile to it. Inverse Relationship I guess. Thence I started feeding the dog whenever I get the chance.
Now it never leaves our gate and salutes anyone entering the house.
Now, Thats a good Dawg!

Alice in Chains- Greatest Hits

I just finished hearing the greatest hits compilation by Alice in Chains.

Its a good one. A fresh musical experience. I heard about this band ever since I started digging up info about Nirvana.

For those who don't know Alice in Chains was a grunge rock band formed in 1987, but gained a lot of prominence in the 90's in the wake of Grunge Revolution.

following is from Wikipedia

The group signed with Columbia Records in 1989 and released a demo album Sweet Alice, then in July of 1990 they issued the We Die Young EP. The title track became a moderate hit on metal-oriented radio, setting the stage for the release of the group's first full LP later that year, Facelift. The album spawned an unexpected hit with the crunchy and infectious "Man in the Box", the video for which went into regular rotation on MTV. Supported by a tour that saw the band opening for Van Halen and Iggy Pop, "Facelift" would go on to achieve gold status by the close of the year.

Laney, the lead singer committed suicide in 2001 and Alice in Chains was officially over but the band had long ceased its activities since 1996.

The history is a bit depressing but wait the songs are also filled with angst. Typical, grunge style. But it has got lot more influences from the hard rock and metal music of 70's.
I like this more than Nirvana's work. May be its just me.
And the song 'Man in the Box' absolutely rocks!

Highly Recommended for all lovers of grunge and rock!