Monday, November 26, 2007

Techies in TV - Paadum Office

Wanted this to be a quick and small post for one simple reason, lack of time. Two days visit to home town during the weekend and wanted to blog about  few things that caught my attention. One thing was about Azhagiya Tamil Magan, looks like it is doing a very bad business at the box office  and in my city they have released vijay's film "Thirumalai", may be in an attempt satisfy Vijay fans. Ajith fans now would be hoping that "Billa" does not contain any foolish acts, since there is a high probability for it becoming a huge hit for Ajith if it is reasonably good.

Was so busy during the weekend, trying my hand at cooking and sucessfully managed to cook edible sambhar. After eating Sambhar in Bangalore, even my sambhar was delicious. For a change spent very little time in Television, but noticed two things to blog about.  One is that Vijay TV's Jodi No 1 ended this week. The most notable point as usual Simbu's dialogue. As usual he talked as though he is the only hero and best hero in TN. Looked like there is only one another guy who can talk like him. As you might have predicted it is none other than his father TR.

Yet another television program that attracted me a little is "Paadum Office" where techies are given opportunity to sing in groups. It was good and yet another innovative approach from Vijay TV. It would interesting to see whether SUN, Jaya and Kalaingar TV follow Vijay TV's path. Most of the teams sang well. Good to see, HP getting selected for the next round. Too many topics waiting for the right time to fill the space here.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Things that never change

Today i was left without any work. Tried killing time by lying down on the bed trying to sleep, hearing FM, calling friends, reading book on python. Everthing failed and i was left with a lot of time to think about a lot of things. Was thinking about the Cricket match i saw last week when i visited home. Nothing seems to be changing in Indian cricket. Though youngsters come in, seniors are shown the exit doors but the trend continues.  The intention of this post is not to criticise. Here are few things which i felt has never changed since i started watching cricket.

1) What ever be the score 300 or 200, Indian team always  struggles to win and make sure the match is always interesting.

2) Same way, whether they score 300 or 350 while batting first, they make sure that the opposition come closer to the target.

3) There is atleast one bowler in the indian team who will gift away runs in the final over.

4) Indian bowlers make sure that they don't bowl yorkers even during the final overs.

5) Even if there is just one fielder in the offside, Ganguly makes sure that the ball goes to him for a catch.

6) Tail enders follow the top order batsmen. If the top order batsmen bat well, the tail enders will become pinch hitters and will blast the bowlers to all corners of the ground. If the top order fail, they collapse altogether.

7) Most of the fans switch off the TV once sachin gets out and if the score is high.

8) Last, how bad they perform in a series, there are always fans like me who still support the team and hope they win the next series.

FM to kill time

During the first week in bangalore, i found around 50% of the people with head phones plugged in their ears and eyes closed. It looked odd, this is not the scene i usually see in my home town. I never tried to tune into the FM frequencies here assuming that most of them would be in Kannada, the language which i am still finding difficult to master. After hearing that there are some hindi FM channels also, decided to give it a try. Looks like there are seven FM channels here in bangalore and most of them play songs 24x7. Some notable channels i usually prefer listening to are Fever 104, SRM, Radio mirchi and Radio city. It was through these channels i keep in touch with the latest hindi songs and try to find some good songs in kannada. My favourite is Fever 104. They play hindi and english songs 24x7. Listening to Fever 104 has become a daily activity. Without computer and Television at home, FM is the only option i am left with and it seems to be a good option to kill some time when left alone without any work.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The forgotten subject

Was looking at a crossword in the newspaper, aiming to find atleast few answers. Bind brightened on seeing something that is relavant and what i have studied for around 6 years. The enthusiasm died in a minute once i started to think about the answer. The question was imple, "What is the unit of magnetic flux" I spent the next 30 minutes trying to the sqeeze the answer out of mind. It has gone completely out of the mind. The newspaper reported the answer as Gauss. Looks like the SI unit of magnetic flux is weber, probably gauss is in CGS. Was discussing about this with my friend while walking to the office, he asked a few more questions like difference between AC motor and DC motor. Was not able to answer anything  except for a smile. Asked the same question to few other colleagues here. I am not the only one in this state. Physics has gone completely out of the mind. The same goes for other subjects like chemistry, biology.  History is already a history.

In school i used to admire Physics for the reason it deals with what happens around us. At times i feel i should revive the physics knowledge. I know that would not happen, my laziness would make sure  that i don't do things like that :)