Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another Uncle passes away.

This time my father's elder brother and once again when Saarang is going on at I.I.T, Madras. I read in "The Hindu" that Lucky Ali and Karthik stole the show with the biggest crowd ever to assemble for a Pro-show. Feel like I missed a good show but I have my doubts particularly about the Audio. But who knows, the sound could have been made better afterall. But my prayers go out for my uncle and his relatives in Orissa, particularly my cousins. I have met him only on few ocassions with him in all his 75 years of life and now he is gone, after his role on this earth. How far am I from this event? Only God knows. These days "The Obituary" in "The Hindu" speaks more things to me than ever before.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Did I miss the Black Eyed Peas too?

Before The Scorpions, the Black Eyed Peas had rocked Bangalore. Though I have heard a couple of their hits before there was this one video on T.V that caught my eye. That was several months ago but I couldn't forget the song. Last Friday when the seniors danced to "Bebot" at my son's school's annual day I instantly recognized the number and was simply taken away by the performance. For the past two days I might have watched the video countless times on YouTube. I am not surprised it has already been watched more than Two Million times by viewers.

I should have gone for their concert in Bangalore at least for this one song. It is always a nice thing to watch a current top band even though their music may not be the kind of thing you might not always like. Not that veteran bands don't rock. Uriah Heep is a good example but isn't watching Uriah Heep in their prime time a better thing.

And there was Jamelia's Superstar (we checked that song on YouTube too) for which my son, Chaithanya had danced. It was cute watching him perform on stage. But "Bebot" was the real killer that day.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year 2008, I miss the Scorpions

First of all, here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2008. 2008 is almost 9 days old.

I just couldn't afford to miss my friend Sridhar's wedding reception. If only I had been to his marriage I could have skipped the reception and I would have made it to the concert for which another friend also had a couple of premium passes. What a miss! And that too for a second time. It was fun though to see old Vizual staff at the wedding reception though. I compensate for this with a trip to Kerala and Vega Land with my brother and sister's families and our parents. A short and sweet trip just before the New Year. Just before the trip I lose my "Bolle" sunglasses at an Internet Cafe. I am quite sure who took it (it happened in a matter of minutes) but didn't tell the person so because I didn't see the person taking it or rather stealing it. I really miss the glasses.

This is also one of the first years where I did not send new year greetings via e-mail. I only responded to those who had greeted me via e-mail and via SMS. Work is dull as it is during this time of the year but it should pick up. With the hope and expectations and promises the New Year brings, let us move on...