Monday, November 22, 2004

My Camera Phone Photos

Guyz n Gals, I've uploaded my collection of Camera Phone photos to Yahoo. All pics have been taken with a Motorola A768i Camera Phone. It has a modest 352x288 CIF camera, so I must admit the quality of the pics is'nt all that gr8. Anywayz, check em out here.

PS: I keep adding new pics, so keep commin back ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2004


Yesterday, Vinod & I went to SP Road to buy a pair of photodiodes. Just wanna let u all know that SP road is 'the' place in Bangalore if ur looking for electronics components, or Computer stuff. If u want to get to SP road, I guess the nearest bus stop is Corporation Circle. This place is cool. You can get anything from a resistor to a P4 in any one of its alleys.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The God of Small Things

TGST is a book that I've always wanted to read, ever since I first heard about it 7 years back. Now, thanks to the generosity of a certain Old Man, I finally got my hands on a paperback copy. Don’t ask me why I didn’t just go out and buy myself a copy. It’s just that I don’t. That’s all.

What I liked most about the book, apart from the fact that it shows the hidden face of our ‘KochuKeralam’, is the way in which the author uses words to create vivid and sometimes disturbing imagery. How words are used to create an image in the reader’s mind rather than directly mean anything. And how those images say things that words probably can’t. Refreshing change from the usual stuff.

It touches on almost every aspect from politics to religion, family and hypocrisy. If you ask me, the last one is very important cause Malayalees have developed it into an impressive art form. And yet it does not criticize or moralize, leaving that part to the reader, if he still cares.

Friday, September 10, 2004

The Vengabus

This is now my 9th week in the Garden City. Gr8 place. The bus service here is called BMTC, short for Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. But this isn't bout BMTC. There's a parallel service of old private vans which run on routes not already taken up by BMTC. So if u want to go from point A to point B and there's no bus from A to B, then u r most likely to get into of these old green vans. Its one heck of an experience traveling in one of these rickety overcrowded little vans. A laborer in his dirt covered dhoti and a IT pro in his full sleeved shirt & neck tie sharing the same wooden bench with a middle aged woman coming back from a shopping spree. That's what I call the Vengabus.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Phir Milenge - The movie

Phir Milenge is a film bout a woman who looses her job cos she's HIV +ve (Thamanna, played by Shilpa Shetty) and her fight for justice. But more importantly, I guess it’s about how she and those around her handle the situation. There’s no moralizing and certainly no over-sentimentalism. Unlike a lot of Hindi films tat come out these days this one leaves you thinking. If it hits in the box office, may be there’s still hope for gud cinema in Bollywood. I’m no fan of Salman Khan, but this one is definitely worth watching.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language, a markup language much like HTML. It is designed to describe data and has no predefined tags. You must define your own tags. Data is described using a Document Type Definition (DTD). XML is the preferred mode for storing data in a simple platform independent format.

Click here to get my PowerPoint slides explaining XML.