Road Rage

Aum Shanti Shanti Shanteyhi

Seriously people, do govt. officials sit on their brains? Cars with tinted glasses or sun controls films will be fined 😦 . This must be the End of Days. The folks at the Ministry of Transport need to check their heads (of course for 666). Is the Messiah/Massiach/great Imam coming soon?

Man I am convinced; it must take a crack smoking, meth addicted, and unholy son of a gun with an abusive spouse to come up with this idea. With due regards to everyone, but I fail to see the rationale. Super hot and tropical Chennai cars will be stripped of all tinted glasses and sun control films. Here are some of the moot points that has been highlighted by the Ministry of Transport to implements this rule

    1. Tinted glasses and Sun Control films obstruct the view of the driver – WHAT! Who has a tinted glass or sun control on the front wind screen?

    2. Tinted Glasses and Sun Control films allow couples to make out in the car – Dudes, if you folks do not like that fantasy give it a pass. Oh, now tinted
    glasses have become a moral issue. What next? I am thinking movies in cinema with Lights On?

    3. They allow criminals and terrorists to go unnoticed. Point well taken… BUT PEOPLE think what were we doing before the tinted glasses, oh YES we were using curtains inside the cars, yea until 1985!

It’s only a day or two before a Public Interest Litigation is filed! Hail the judiciary! Amen!


December 7, 2007 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

December 6th

Let bygones be bygones

The scars still live on. A nation of over billion souls yet to come to terms on what happened in this country 15 years ago to this day. Of course what happened on 6th December 1992 was diabolic in every sense of the word. A time when mob frenzy clouded good judgement; a day when yet again men showed the scourge they had made religion in the name of Gods! 

 Public memory is often short or so they claim, but the demolition of Babri masjid goes down in the annals of Indian history as a black day. The day India woke up to face the demons that were waiting to confront her. 45 years of pseudo secularist’s who were at the helm of affairs of running a country purely by the virtue of their lineage and not any other qualification. The underbellies of the nation in the making were exposed.

 December 6th 1992 – March 13th 1993, the passage of time was swift. The fight was out in the open between those holding the saffron banners and those holding the green banners. Ironic as it may seem the country was torn between the colours of her own flag!

 March 13th 1993 sounded the death knell for every fantasy of Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai cliché that was immortalized on the silver screen and every pseudo secularist’s speech. The nation was rocked. The war within surfaced. My motherland stood raped beyond recognition, held at a ransom by the Machiavellian individuals with an evil lust for power. The nation stood divided between the extreme leftists and fanatical rightists.

I returned home and the security arrangements at the airport reminded me “and I was like “Oh! right, it’s that day of the year”. All the TV channels discussed it, some aired the demonstrations and some aired very tense moments between the warring communities. PEOPLE!!! 15 years damn it! It’s all over, get over it, and move on with life. No god’s going to come to defend your child! Whoever called you to be martyrs? Aaah! But seriously, don’t you folks have anything better to do, getting children to rally and demonstrate! Go home you nincompoops! You folks are an eyesore and apology to the God you believe in!


December 6, 2007 at 11:27 pm 2 comments

A Peek Into Sufism

The depth of this poem keeps me spellbound! And Rabbi Shergill has given life to this poem with his rendition. The video too is seriously high quality stuff. I AM LOVING IT!

Written by the sufi saint – Baba Bulleh Shah. Original translation from the Chowk

Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen momin vich maseet aan
Na maen vich kufar diyan reet aan
Na maen paakaan vich paleet aan
Na maen moosa na pharaun.

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Not a believer inside the mosque, am I
Nor a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh

Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen andar ved kitaab aan,
Na vich bhangaan na sharaab aan
Na vich rindaan masat kharaab aan
Na vich jaagan na vich saun.

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard’s intoxicated craze
Niether awake, nor in a sleeping daze

Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun.

Na vich shaadi na ghamnaaki
Na maen vich paleeti paaki
Na maen aabi na maen khaki
Na maen aatish na maen paun

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth

Bulleh!, ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen arabi na lahori
Na maen hindi shehar nagauri
Na hindu na turak peshawri
Na maen rehnda vich nadaun

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk (Muslim), nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun

Bulla, ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen bheth mazhab da paaya
Ne maen aadam havva jaaya
Na maen apna naam dharaaya
Na vich baitthan na vich bhaun

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move

Bulla, ki jaana maen kaun
Avval aakhir aap nu jaana
Na koi dooja hor pehchaana
Maethon hor na koi siyaana
Bulla! ooh khadda hai kaun

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

I am the first, I am the last
None other, have I ever known
I am the wisest of them all
Bulleh! do I stand alone?

December 4, 2007 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

The Monk Who Makes Lee Coopers!


Saw Richard on a Discovery Channel show (World Richest Person?). This monk sure is an interesting guy.

Born Richard Fabre, moved to the port city of Chennai (then Madras) in 1971 to work for a leather export firm. After a couple of years, the govt. of India bans leather export, which means our man is left without a job. Richard was also financially wiped off. Life then takes the proverbial U turn!

He found inspiration to carry on with life when he saw a leper who lost his fingers and toes and yet was content in life. He embraced Hinduism and became a monk (Swami Pranavananda Brahmendra Avadhuta).

Though this guy is a CEO of a clothing company, he himself leads a life of a monk (an abode in Kolli Hills) and wears no clothes (now if there’s irony, it’s here!). OK! He does not go around in his birthday suits when he meets his customers (Gehenna to all perverts! :P). When quizzed about the motivation for holding on to things that are worldly, he reasoned that he has the faculty and the ability to make a positive impact in the lives of people he is able to provide jobs. His company makes close to 40 Million USD on an annual basis and his employees are among the best paid in Chennai. The monk himself takes a monthly salary of 200 USD per month!

He was voted the CEO of year 2004. He is based out of Chennai and Kolli Hills and is the CEO of Fashions International. His customers include Kenzo, Lee Cooper, Catimini and Haggar, and retailers including Jules and Camaïeu Femme.


December 3, 2007 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Soul Stirring

Guru Dutt, Saahir Ludhianvi, SDB and MAHATMA RAFI :-).Pyaasa btw is a Time readers choice top 10 movie of all times.

December 2, 2007 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Born To Act – II

Dumb wordpress, does not allow me to add more than 3 youtube links in the same post! Cannot afford to end the post without Kamal’s transformation as Nandhakumar.

Alavanthan – A movie that went terribly wrong with screenplay and too many songs (totally uncalled for). Had it not been for some glaring glitches, this would have been a far more superior product that Kuruthi Punal (which is considered to be one of his best efforts to date). The variation he shows in dual roles (as twin brothers) he essays here stands out. And as the bald Nandhakumar, who becomes mentally unstable due to his step mothers wild treatment and the inner conflict that he battles (between God & Demon), this performance is indeed a monumental effort. A three hour movie that stands highly recommended (PLEASE KEEP THE VIDEO REMOTE CONTROL HANDY!!) watching this movie in half that time would make it a cult classic! Here’s to Nandhu 🙂

This video is a pretty violent one. For a person with split personality who is on a trip, his performance stands out!

November 29, 2007 at 11:18 pm Leave a comment

Born To Act – I

Kamala Hassan!!! Need I say more? I for one am not someone who calls him Andavar nor am I his biggest fan, but I know, I am genuinely spellbound by his acting capabilities.

This is not a post to discuss if he is the best actor ever in the history of Indian cinema; Just a post to celebrate Kamala Hassan!
Here’s to Kamal and (meaningful) Indian cinema!

His first movie.

Anbae Sivam. To this day, I am yet to see an Indian movie that can come anywhere close to this one. Phenomenal stuff, but unfortunately this was a BO dud.

November 29, 2007 at 11:12 pm Leave a comment

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