Monday, August 28, 2006

Mindblasting!!!

Too good... wht did you see? Kishore?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Rockin' in Seattle

East India Company in action.





Drums God Caddy before he got hit-on by a female fan with the line: "You deserve a night of great sex and good sleep" !!!

We are not worthee!

Full photos uploaded to my Yahoo Photos album. Rock On!

\m/

P.S. On the drive back from Seattle to San Jose, Caddy, Labdee and I (i.e. myself not I, i.e. me not Self) became the unfortunate discoverers of certain beverages served at a gas station in Oregon that we decided to name 'Cacaffee and Piss Chocolate'!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Cute Overload

http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/

Because sometimes you just need to look at pictures of kittens. Or farm animals. Or hedgehogs.

I thought it wasn't possible...

Europe. The Final Countdown. Among the worst songs ever. And now, finally, we have seen the one thing that has turned it into something beyond unbearable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeMDvCdrtc

Watch it and die a slow death....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Snakes on a Muthaf@#%kin' Plane!

Just what we need. Sequels...

Goats on a Boat
Fish on a Rollercoaster
Cheetahs on a Wheelchair
Sharks on a Bicycle
Frogs on a Pedestrian
Hyenas on a Ship
Birds on a Autorickshaw
Cats on a Train
Monkeys on a Car (I know you've seen this one)
Bikangers on a TopT

Friday, August 18, 2006

Arrrrr u readyyyyyy?

Is on!

Who Dares??

C _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ 2006

Watch this space.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Chennai 368


Wednesday, August 16, 2006 (Chennai):

Chennai will soon celebrate its 368th birthday. However, even on the eve of independence, present day Chennai was a cosmopolitan city but with a small town charm.Fort St George in Chennai had remained the capital of the vast area called Madras Presidency, which comprised of parts of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In fact, there was such a large number of Telugu speaking people in Chennai that during the reorganisation of states in 1953, the Telugu speaking people wanted Madras as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. "They said the north of Cooum belongs to Andhra. We developed it. Many people in north Madras spoke Telugu. There were Telugu medium schools," said Randor Guy, Writer.

T-nagar is an area where a majority of the Telugu population lived. When India was being divided up, they staked their claim saying "Madras Manade" or Madras is ours.

Then, the Tamils responded by saying "Madras Namade" or it is for them!The leading political party, the Congress, also had a Telugu and Tamil faction just as the Justice Party of Periyar.

Of course, at a conference in Ooty, it was decided that Madras would remain with what was still known as the Madras State. However, August 15 itself was regarded as a black day by the leading social reformer of the time - Periyar. "He did not want independence. He called it a black day, Karuppu naal. He said what is this, we are losing everything! We are going to govern ourselves? We are not capable of it," adds Guy.Years have passed since then and Chennai today stands as a cosmopolitan modern Indian city.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Truck crashes in Texas, spilling animals!

4 penguins died in texas... in a road accident???!!!?!?!

read more : http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Penguin_Spill.html

Friday, August 04, 2006

Transliterations!!

NEW DELHI: Many texts are known to change in translation, but the Hindi translators at Indira Gandhi National Open University must take the cake for their 'original' interpretation of the English language — all meant to be part of the course material for students. Sample this: In a preparatory course in economic history, 'Wall Street crash' was translated as 'deewar toot ke sadak pe gir gayee'! This is just one of the numerous 'gems', says Kapil Kumar, chairperson, faculty of history and tourism studies, IGNOU. "In a PG course material, 'Buddhist canon' got translated as 'Baudh dharma ka tope' and 'bridging the gap' was written as 'pul bana diya gaya' in the Hindi course material," he says. "The most shocking was a recent instance where the name of W W Hunter, the famous historian, was translated as W W Shikaari," Kumar says, adding that these mistakes were identified in the process of vetting and weeded out. Clearly, IGNOU faces a huge problem with sub-standard translation, which experts say, is done in a callous word-by-word manner. "Many times, the translation is literal whereas the text demands creativity," says Kumar. IGNOU had to recently withdraw two courses from the PG programme in history which had portions vilifying Hindu gods and goddess in the Hindi translated version. Kumar claims the errors had crept in during translation. "Transcreation of the text, as opposed to literal translation, could have avoided the controversy. The Hindi translation vilifies both Shiva and Kaali," he says.

- narahoo

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chuck Facts.....right from the horses' mouth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAc1G3u-hxs


enjoy