Sunday, July 30, 2006

...and it happened

He saw her, coming up to him...
She was just as he remembered,
He had never met her, he knew her for ages...
Time didn't exist any longer.

She embraced him, she had missed him,
He sat there frozen and numb, not knowing what to do....
He absorbed her presence..
Never to lose this moment till he dies.

She looked at him, he couldn't meet her gaze,
He felt guilty or shy or confused...
He thought of something silly to say, something absurd, something funny,
But he no longer knew how to speak...

The lights went dim...
Their fingers intertwined,
Her fingers on his chest...
His lips on her forehead.

Through the darkness ...
In the dim light that only a distant movie can cast,
He saw her hair on her face, and her big beautiful eyes on him,
He kissed her fingers...not knowing how can he be this lucky.

She cuddled up besides him,
With the arm of a chair seperating them...
Trying to freeze the moment in time,
While the guy on the next seat orderd food.

They roamed like two long lost friends...
They had never met before,
She trying to hold his hand in the jacket pocket...
He trying to get the ticket stub between their hands.

He wanted to hold her,
He wanted to hold on...
He didn't want to get back home,
He didn't want the world to exist.

They just sat their, with water droplets troubling them every few seconds...
They could not be bothered...
Not anymore,
Not ever.

The ride back didn't make sense...
The sounds from the jealous people around couldn't reach 'em,
It didn't matter when they got there...
Coz they didn't wanna get there, they just had to.

He will always remember her last touch...
Her face while she smiled her goodbye.
Her fingers longing for a touch, a final touch...
The sadness in her eyes.

They might meet again,
They might never...
It may never happen,
But this is their's, forever and eternity...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Blast from the past

Romanticizing the past is a natural passtime of any body who actually has a past. If you don't have regrets in your life (not too many i.e.) then you wish you were actually in an entirely different scenario as compared to the one you are currently in.

Anybody who is into music, DOES tend to "think" that the music of the years gone by was better than what is being dished out now....this is not only true for music of the current day and age....the same thing did happen with our parents and theirs and etc.....

All of you who like classic rock and like concerts, surely wish you were there at the first woodstock... This wishfull thinking always gets people stuck in Flower power era and the swinging sixties. Of protest marches and anti-establishment and freedom....we do not know what was wrong with thoes time coz history is seldom balanced....very few accounts of history mention the grey areas and are usually black or white....assuming everything from that time was great....hell, why assume, just get this song and you'll know what I mean....

Artist: Sandi Thom
Song: I wish I was a punk rocker
Album: confuses people

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In 77 and 69 revolution was in the air
I was Born too late and to a world that doesn't care

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
When the head of state didn't play guitar,
Not everybody drove a car,
When music really mattered and when radio was king,
When accountants didn't have control
And the media couldn't buy your soul
And computers were still scary and we didn.t know everything

When popstars still remained a myth
And ignorance could still be bliss
And when God Saved the Queen she turned a whiter shade of pale
When my mom and dad were in their teens
And anarchy was still a dream
And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail

When record shops were ON top
And vinyl was all that they stocked
And the super info highway was still drifting out in space
Kids were wearing hand me downs,
And playing games meant kick arounds
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

I was Born too late to a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

Lyrics from lyrics and songs

P.S: The song is pretty nice too :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

15 Seconds of fame........via SMS

Can't think of a life without a mobile phone? me neither......wonder what would have happened if theree were no mobiles, and the Mumbai blasts had happened. Actually they did in 1993 but cannot analyze that as people were not actually addicted at that time. The jamming of the mobile networks DID add to the panic, but for the people who actually did get through to their dear ones, nothing could have been better.

This, however, is not the reason of my posting this one.....This weekend, a 5-6 year old kid got stuck in a 60 ft deep well (got stuck as a 5 year old and came out as a 6 year old, nope this is not a M.N. Shyamalan movie). How do mobiles come in? Well the recent sprouting of news channels like weeds in a garden has lead to a dirth in the stuff that is called news. Rescuing a 5-6 yr old from a 60 ft deep well is still a news story...the problem is to keep viewers hooked on to your channel and not go to the next news channel showing the same BREAKING STORY, albeit the anchor looks better, or worse and you change the channel again. This is where the mobile N/W kicks in again....

The Channel lets you send SMS and they will air it in real time. This funda works when there is a debate, or when you need to get in touch with people (a la Mumbai Blasts). It doesn't work when you wan't people to SMS about a rescue effort!!!

The kind of SMSes were:

Does the news channel have the mobile number of your "GOD"??

yup he feels better now, YOU MORON, if he could get ur SMS he won't be on the NEWZ!!

yeah, rite......he will feel much better now

"MY GOD" will save Prine, i prayed to him...
Only if you Pray to the Indian Army!!!

The fact is, (if the sentiments are genuine, which I doubt) these are valid emotions but

It is just that you can see your name(place) on air for the 15 seconds of Fame that was alloted to you, the question is did you actually waste your share of the 15 seconds and won't be able to get on air when you discover time travel???

Thursday, July 20, 2006


This is how heaven will be.....I hope......details of the pic here

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Helpin them out....

Got this forward.....please do the needful, if u wanna help out.....not a hoax....

Please visit the following link and light an e-candle for the Mumbai Victims. For every candle lit - CNN-IBN channel is giving 1 Rupee to the victims. Please send
this to as many people as you know:

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Are we missing out?

Read this. This was written by Raymond Smullyan. It is a bit long but worth it. Now replace laughter with any "mental disease" of your choice. Now telll me are they sick or are we missing out on something???

Terror revisited

I am not a Mumbaikar. I am an Indian. What happened yesterday was disturbing. We have become used to people getting their brains blown off in Srinagar. Yesterday just showed us HOW vulnerable we are irrespective of the faliure or success of the AGNI III missile.

Whatever I say or write here can not help any of those affected by yesterdays tragedy. All I and am sure everybody else can say is hang on.....We hope the renowned spirit of Mumbai will get you guys through.....

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tech singularities

This one is in response Ian Stewart's response to my previous post. So Instead of puting this as a comment I thought of referring this paper by Verner Vinge.

Ian what you say makes perfect sense, but Insteadf of me quoting Mr Vinge, the paper actually looks at all the other aspects of what you said and also co-operation between Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence amplification!!

P.S. The paper is WORTH a read!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

of Ultraintelligence and technological singularities!

From wiki...

In 1965, statistician I. J. Good described a scenario more like the Singularity in that it emphasized the effects of superhuman intelligence:

"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an 'intelligence explosion,' and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make."
My Take: In refn to the last statement, if man was capable of making an ultraintelligent machine at all, then MAN himself was the ultraintelligent machine of the previous iteration. So we are already in a technological singularity!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

I'm Done...(actually, well done)

Finally got hold of a shot gun yesterday.
Pointed it at my face, wanted to blow out my brains and see it coming too.
I missed.

The right side of my face is missing.
Can see my ear lying on the floor.
Can feel the warmth of my blood flowing down my back.

I put the gun in my mouth,
I can see my brains dripping from the ceiling.

I am too tired to continue,
Drop to my knees,
FUCK, I screwed the carpet.
Ah, freedom ATLAST!

The Doors - The End (part of it...)

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend and the end

Of our elaborate plans and the end
Of everything that stands and the end
No safety or surprise and the end
I'll never look into your eyes.. again

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need.. of some.. stranger's hand
In a.. desperate land

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend and the end

It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end