Housewarming snaps

We had our Housewarming last weekend – it was a lot of fun. In fact, I felt that there wasn’t enough space for all to sit 🙂 – but I hope no one minded it. Anyway, the snaps for the Hoursewarming party have been uploaded – take a look.

Cheers !

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28th June, 2005 – Audiocast

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Rawalpindi Express in a different mood …

I had got this link around a week ago – thought that I might as well Blog it. This is an interesting video of the Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar singing and believe me, he does sound good :).

Enjoy !

Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s genius

Over the past few years, Bengal has suddenly become the darling of Bollywood. Film directors are more open to shoot in Kolkata than they were ever before – also many Bengali heroines (Rima/Riya/Raima/Nandana Sen, Konkona Sen etc) and many directors (Aparna Sen, Rituparna Chatterjee etc) are making their marks in Bollywood. Another trend that is going by unnoticed is that many Bengali novels are getting a new makeover by Bollywood directors and being given a modern look – the most striking of them are Devdas and the recently released Parineeta.

Believe it or not, both of these Blockbuster movies are based on novels written by the same author – Sarat Chandra Chatterjee. Of course, he is considered a genius in Bengal – that goes without saying – but the recent fame that his novels have got – both in domestic and international markets, would have made him feel proud too. Indeed, if he was alive today and if was even close to being a decent marketeer, then he would have been one of the most sought after writers in India today and probably one of the richest too.

— Thyaga

Hollywood vs P2P

Peer-to-peer (P2P) technology developers are legally responsible for the illegal acts of their users, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. The unanimous landmark ruling is a major victory for movie studios and music publishers seeking to curb the widespread theft of copyrighted material on the file-swapping networks. This is quite a significant ruling because it now means that the P2P companies now have to be legally responsible for any sort of illegal file sharing that happens when users use their technology – this is obviously going to increase their costs and my gut feeling is that many of the technology companies are going to go down the drain. For more info on this news, go here

Interesting developmets are ahead for the P2P companies – keep a watch on them.

Farewell “Ekki”

One of India’s legendary cricketers Eknath Solkar passed away over the weekend. If you look into his cricketing record, you will find it to be quite average (Ave = 25.42) – however, his real contribution was actually ON the field. He was one of the best close in fielders ever produced in cricket and as Bedi said “made us (the spin quartet) look more dangerous than what we actually were”. Anyway, take a look at this now famous picture


– a catch which really turned the match on its heels, a catch which put India firmly on the cricketing map. No wonder, he was one of my Dad’s favourite cricketers.

Farewell “Ekki” – May his soul rest in peace.

Friday Night Wrap up !

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