Thank You :)

Net has not been disconnected yet, so the previous farewell speech stands muted! This could be (hone ka sambhavana hain!) my last post for a while, so what better way than go out saying thank you!

Thanks a lot for all my team mates and colleagues in SunTec and all of my friends here. You have made my life a memorable one! I had a larger than life thanks to all of you. As my token of appreciation I request all the blog readers to observe a minute of silence, curl your little lips ala Mick Jagger, raise their couple of little hands, make horns (bend all your fingers except for the little one and the big one) and say Rock On!! Then another one especially for the video below. Thanks Arun! You rock big time man!

The One with Farewells and Awards

Life has taken yet another turn for me. I once said here that the only thing certain with my life has been uncertainty. I left my workplace last week. Moving on to new a new city and more importantly new challenges. My last days in Trivandrum have not been very good. I have been on an emotional roller coaster. I have become a nagging pain-in-the-ass for a lot of people. All because I am having a deeply unsettling feeling of leaving. After all, I loved my job, loved this place, and it was a great feeling knowing how exactly my parents fared. I still haven't sorted out a lot of things and I will be leaving on Tuesday. Feeling a little too lethargic.

Saw a couple of really good movies. Thalappaavu and Thirakatha. Will be writing on them. If you are waiting for my word to watch, then certainly go and watch. Two of the best movies in a very long time.

By the way, I have been awarded by Praveen for the Brilliant Blog. Thanks man. Really wanted to write about this, but I have no idea when I will be able to make a blog post again. I will certainly give away my set of awards that day as well.

So people, its bye bye from me for some time. Donno when I will be back. Hopefully, "Everything will now come my way", as today's fortune says in Orkut.

Just posting a couple of pictures I have taken on my mobile from Technopark, few things I will be missing:


You Are 72% Interesting

You are a fairly interesting person. Many people find you to be intriguing.

You have a dynamic, adventurous life... a life that others envy.

You are genuinely interested in and open to the world.

You love making new friends, and you're always up for an unusual experience.

Like everyone else, you can get a bit boring from time to time. That's normal.

But unlike everyone else, you can pull yourself out of a rut. You don't stay boring for long.

Are You Boring or Interesting?

Good! I always thought I was not a very interesting person! What do you people think? I think I'll gauge the number of comments to compute the, err, interest!

By the way today is my last day at SunTec. Its just 1 AM in the morning. A fairly emotional day ahead for me. Watch out for a post on past 2 years spend here.
I shouldn't be writing this post. RSI has hit me hard it seems. After around a decade of abuse, its not very surprising. But, writing unwinds me. Unleashes my demons. Makes me the rock that I am. This is damnest time to have a wave of attack as well. I am working through my nose to complete my pending tasks before I leave the company. Just 2 more days left of actual work. On top of this, I seem to have an upper back inflammation, thanks to God knows what!

May be I am just getting too old. Unfortunately, I act very immature and childish towards certain people. Should stop that. It isn't cute. It can land you in trouble. Serious trouble. Wrong people may peep into your life. You may lose your friends forever. May be I am in the process of losing one. May be I already lost one. If I do lose, consider a part of me dead. The better part. Whats left will be a shell of a man, unpredictable, uncouth and in plain words, a loser.

Funny, may arm has started to stiffen already. I still have to type pages and pages today. Speak volumes on my knowledge. All with a heavy heart. Thanks to no one but me.


Yesterday night, in my sleep I discovered the answer to one of the most pertinent questions hounding mankind since time immemorial. What happens after death? Last night, in my sleep I died. After a while I was alive. I could recall what happened when I died. But in the morning, I forgot what happened!


I have been found by the Internets! Check out below!

You Are Fraud

You will do anything to get ahead. And if you fail, you can always reinvent yourself.

You probably have a sordid past, and you're good at completely hiding it.

You find it easy to lie. No one can tell if you're lying, and lying doesn't make you feel guilty.

You think people are gullible. And you rather fool them than get fooled.


I could feel someone was looking at me. But, I didn't feel uncomfortable which I usually get if I feel I am being looked at. I turned around. I could see a pair of soft, innocent eyes looking at me. Then she smiled. The most beautiful smile ever. Her smile and her look suggested that she wanted me to go near her. As I walked towards her, she shifted her glance. Oh! The age old method of female deception! I took no note and approached. Her eyes once again transfixed on me. Mine on her. Her smile ever so beautiful. Our eyes spoke for us. Our smiles spoke for us. Then she gently caressed my cheek. I was taken aback. No one had done that it a decade or more! The soft caress grew stronger. She pinched my cheeks. I didn't feel a thing except pure bliss. She was growing in confidence, just as my anticipation did. Suddenly, in one deft move, she leaped into arms. Took my head in her hands and fiercely pulled my nose. The little brat broke into a squeal of laughter!

"She likes you.", said her mother.

I smiled. Most of the little kids do. But no one has dared to pull my nose yet!


Why is the beer bottle so slender?

I think its a deconstruction of the fact that you get a pot belly after a few beers over a period of time. Ah well, I should be taking a few sit ups! Ciao.

P.S: I should be remembering the following cartoon before I start a fight with someone. Ciao again. (toon courtesy: xkcd)

Rock On Through (to the other side)

Oh well, it was a matter of time before these started coming up. Blog posts bashing Rock On!!

I found one through Blogbharti. Blogger is a person who makes some interesting music, but he minces no words in bashing Rock On. When I say he minces no words, I don't really mean that his arguments carry any weight, or mass for that matter!

Lets take it one by one, his "claims" of plagiarism:

Look at the "Live Your Dream" headline. Notice the cool sign with wings underneath it. Looks familiar? No? Check this out.

You mean Harley Davidson? The wings with something in it has been there for a long, long time and used by several bands. Aerosmith anyone?

Check out the four band members. All of them are wearing the typical "rocker" outfits: Black T-shirts with "brutal" pictures on them, Jeans and Goggles.

Dude, all the rock bands idolise the masters. Its a typical heavy metal band costume. A lot of college bands wear these kind of stuff. If you see the movie, you will notice that this isn't exactly what they wear every time. They have got really good costumes. For stills, these kind of dress accentuates the look. A really dud, dud point.

Also, look at the dress of the Indian Ocean guy in the pic you posted. That looks very much like Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Check it out below.

Now what about the Fuzon guys? Modeled after the Lizard King, Jim Morrison himself, downright to the facial expression!

The movie name itself, "Rock On!!!" is nothing original, it's just a popular mode of expression if a band performs well.

How about "Big Kahuna!!" for the title? Honestly dude, you crazy? The movie is about a rock band, and you are saying "Rock On" is not a good title? Many of us know what that means and we always show the damn symbol in concerts. (Interesting Trivia: Use \m/ in latest Yahoo Messenger!) You want originality? How about, "Rann Doja!!" ? You want them to make new words for "originality" ?

And then, finally, beneath the name, is a cassette. Very Original that.

Oh! Music isn't associated with a cassette? Especially for a band that existed 10 years ago? I still remember the times I listened to Nirvana for the first time in a cassette and getting distraught because I didn't have music system at home. Cassettes mean a lot to a lot of music lovers.

No, this is not a movie review. I haven't seen the movie. Nor do I intend to.

Thats awesome! Passing comments which have no foundation what so ever in a superficial manner! Plagiarism makes you angry? Ever heard about derivative works? And yeah, for your information I plagiarised the title of this post. Go figure! Rock On, man!

I had read some posts of Rediff saying that the movie is a rip off from couple of korean movies. After reading the synopsis, I can safely say that those movies are about bands reuniting after several years, band members struggling etc etc. Inspiration might be there, but certainly not a rip off by any means. I consider movies like Zinda to be a rip off and not Rock On!!

Also, there has been talks about the band in the movie being bogus because there is no bass player in the band. If you watched the movie, the keyboard guy is introduced as the virtuoso who creates the bass lines as well. Its perfectly possible and it has been done before by one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Doors.

Rock On!!

Just watched Rock On!! A wonderful movie. Simple storyline, exceptional music, good acting from all involved. In short a great experience. Its not (just!) about rock muic, but about friendship and relationships in general. I would give the movie 4.5/5, the same that I gave at imdb (9).

I am not going to dissect the movie, I would rather let you read the review by someone who has actually been there and done that. Check out Praveen's review.

P.S: Arjun Rampal seems to be styled after Eric Clapton of the Cream era! Check the pics below! It does remind me a lot of Clapton!

The Mosaic Tag

Decided to do this tag after reading it here.

These are the rules:

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page, pick an image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The result?

1. What is your first name?

Narayan. The first result itself was the boss of around half Indian blog world!

2. What is your favorite food? Right now?

Chakkavaratti (Jackfruit Jam). Really, really want to have it right now! Fortunately, one gentle soul was gracious enough to upload a pic!

3. What high school did you go to?

Arya Central School didn't net any results. So, I tried Arya. Look what I got. Something you would never see or dare to see there!

4. What is your favorite color?

Green. I have this strange fascination towards green things since the time I was a kid.
/looking forward to a spring green colour Dell Studio 17 lap!

That frog reminded me of the frog in a story book I had long time ago.

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

Check it out. Cute and astute woman. On a side note, dimples drive me crazy!

6. Favorite drink?

HPMC Apple Juice! Got a good picture too. That monkey has some class!

7. Dream vacation?

Go on a world cruise. Looking at the age of my co-passengers, it seems like the world cruise will be like a 90 year old guy with heart problems marrying an eighteen year old!

8. Favorite dessert?

Any ice cream would do. Chose chocolate ice cream as a tribute to my best friend :)

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Check out the pic! This is what I wanted to become when I was little!

10. What do you love most in life?

A lot of people. Interesting pic though! :-P

11. One Word to describe you.

Eclectic. Didnt get many good pics for such an..err...eclectic term!

12. Your flickr name.

rockusnarus. Didn't get any results, so tried rockus. Viola! Rockus Circus!

I tag everybody who reads this post! I dare! Ya rly!