Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Just remembered an old puzzle

Punctuate this:

time flies i can't they fly too fast

current book: A Maggot, by John Fowles

Monday, February 24, 2003

Kreegah !

Won the i2 internal quiz quite comfortably. So Vasudha and I are off to the Brand Equity prelims at Bangalore on the 27th. I've never qualified for a Brand E final round, don't think my luck will change much this time too.

Anyway, feels good to win a quiz after a long time. Got a nice looking trophy, an i2 mug for answering an audience question and (best of all) book coupons at Gangarams for 1000 bucks !

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Quizzing again

I wanted to conduct a quiz at the office, the last I had done was over two years back. The HR blokes agreed and more or less gave me carte blanche to go ahead. The idea was to have written prelims at the three offices in Bangalore, followed by a final round during the i2 bash. However the HR folks felt that a quiz might be too formal an idea for the bash and pulled it out, puncturing my hopes.

So when there were posters put up at office announcing a biz quiz being conducted by some group within the company, I was rattled. Having a fairly big ego, I decided not to take part and snub them. Serves them right, huh ?

Luckily, I have a wife with her head screwed on right. She forced me to take part in the prelims. I did. And guess what, my team topped. My team mate was supposed to be Arun S, but he didn't turn up, so went with Vasudha instead.

The finals are this Friday and the top team gets to represent i2 at the Brand Equity quiz in Bangalore. Having been for a few Brand Es myself, I am not really looking forward to this. At any rate, it felt good to let my pride go.

Thanks, Sindha !

And oh,

Forgot to mention. I won a couple of awards the other day - one for completing three years at i2 and the other a 'cool cat' award, whatever that means.

Actually, I will complete 5 years with i2 in August this year.

Monday, February 17, 2003

New Zealand ! New Zealand !

Look at Stephen Fleming. I mean, just look at him ! Look at Sanath Jayasuriya. Ricky Ponting.

Now look at...oh, forget it !

Friday, February 7, 2003

Me and my Pride...

I've been asked to take part in a fashion show during i2's annual bash today. No, it wasn't due to my good looks. All managers are supposed to make this spectacular entry on the ramp, wearing black t-shirts (with a lion's face on the front), black pants and black goggles. We then walk hand in hand towards the front of the stage, shout out "we are the lions", bow and walk back.

I really need to get drunk before this.

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Almost Perfect - the movies

10 English movies which I have seen and believe are very close to perfection, or movie nirvana:

1. Casablanca
2. Some Like it Hot
3. The Godfather
4. Raging Bull
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. Pulp Fiction
7. Singing in the Rain
8. Psycho
9. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
10. When Harry Met Sally

I need to see many more Indian movies before I can come up with such a list. The top 3 I can think of right now are:

1. Sholay
2. Manichitrathazhu
3. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

IRC and Trillian

Thanks to ' suggestion and 's help, I'm now on #bangalore at irc.freenode.net. I've also rediscovered Trillian - the new version is quite good and integrates very well with AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN and Yahoo. Finally, I think I've got the single messenger I've always wanted.

And oh, , launch.yahoo.com is quite good. Thanks for the recco.

Monday, February 3, 2003


Me: Hey, what if our kid is a vegetarian ?!
She: What if the kid is the Prahlad type ? A virtuous vegetarian ?
Me: Horrors ! I can just see me getting ready to watch my favourite action movie on T.V, a shot of rum and platefull of beef on the side..and the kid comes up and preaches to me, asking me to mend my ways....do you think this will happen ?
She: Our kid and virtuous ? I don't think we need to worry


Well, yes, it was quite tragic. But I live in India, I've seen worse.

Much worse.