Sunday, May 31, 2009

Aaj to tum bahut khush hoge...

...Rafael Nadal finally lost at the French Open.

So this is for the legion of despo Fedex fans

Crushes of a twisted mind

Did you find Anuradha Patel (the character who plays Pumpkin Wadia, mother of Genelia's character) in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (JTYJN) cuter than Genelia in JTYJN?

Also do you also have a crush on Manjari Fadnis, who plays Meghna?

Then you have been watching the movie like I watch :)

Bloody twisted mind!

And Manjari looks eerily like Rimi Sen, on whom I already had another crush!

At this rate, I will be like a mad elephant in a rice field in Burma... crushes all over


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunfeast World 10K


Best 10 km time in about 2 years as far as I can remember. Am hoping to clip another min next yr. Until then will soak this in.

Best part of the race. Did the first 5 km in 22:26.

The Nike Lounge to which I was lucky enough to get access to, was excellent. Very classy. Decent grub and massage, although I skipped the massage. I even struck a corny pose for a pic :)

More soon


Friday, May 29, 2009

ACE 2009

For the last two years, we have made our way to Hyderabad, to jive with the Biryani Boys, our buddies from Hyd for an annual corporate quiz.

Check out these trailers for this year's quiz - trailer 1 and trailer 2


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Return of Indian Coffee House

Apparently ICH will return to Church Street soon. I feel like a dead friend has been revived.

Happiness :)

In other news, ran 6 miles in 47 mins at Lalbagh today.

Update: Made my 1st visit to the new ICH. Coffee still the same. Outlet far too clean. Waiters' uniforms still the same. Feeling mostly happy :)

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Monday, May 18, 2009

McDonald's Piccadilly billboard

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Sunday, May 10, 2009


I have been in love with all the Charulathas I have known incl. Ray's.

Here are some random notes, written in the fashion of Alberto Manguel's A Reading Diary, which I just finished, thereby acquiring a writing style I thought one would not get paid for ...

What is the best name you could come up with for a samosa, what the bengalis call a singara - trikona bishishta khaddo shamagri

Random reading by Charulatha's husband " be outspoken is not to be disloyal..."

Charulatha's brother in law ..."mediterranean - the sound of a tanpura"

Charulatha cheered me up for multiple reasons - It is an outstanding movie, beautifully shot, beautifully told. Ray continues to rock. And I am in love with women who write.

Oh yeah, I hand out a lot of love around ;)


Saturday, May 09, 2009

The first 4 minute mile

And if the previous post was not inspiring enough, here's the original superman, Roger Bannister

No you don't have to run fast to finish a marathon...

In fact, you don't even have to run. All you need is a heart the size of Phil Packer's


Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fabián Bielinsky

Did you know that Fabián Bielinsky, director of the phenomenal Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens) died after directing just 2 movies?
And he died at the relatively young age of 46.
And the news is nearly 3 years old and I didn't know :(
Cruel Life, eh?