Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Revenge of the Treat hunters

Going back to college for the sort of "Treat-Hunters" reunion, brought back old sweet memories of the college life, well not exactly old I have been away from college only for 3 years, while in college a day away from it seemed as if the day is robbed of its FUN and devoid of any frantic activities.....

First things first, Treat-Hunters was a motley group of mates formed in order to leverage every and any oppurtunity to party and gorge on the free food, drinks etc thrown away in a bash by one hapless, unreluctant person who happens to be either celebrating his first break up, the dent on his old beat up car, a lay up in the basketball game, or his unofficial zillionth birthday, imposed on him by his friends. The reason to celebrate can be as minuscule as possible or big --even better and definately silly. The matter of the fact was we never looked for any rationale to hunt our ever suspecting prey.

Treat-hunters could fall to any low to wrest their initiative, rapidly our story of loot and stashed up food spread wide into the college and every student wanted to be part of this....Since they couldnt be in the Original Fab All, they were ordered to carry on this moral movement in their respective classes without any further delay...

We thought we ll be earning our daily bread through this but alas they say "Good times(Treats!) never last", all good things must finally be laid to rest. Time rolled by we soon realised getting a free treat was last of our priorities in the final semester...

But the Treat-Hunters shared their last laugh when they treated each other Well you guessed it right we duped someone else on our reunion...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Bangalored !!!

Travelling is always welcome and that too if it is paid and well accounted its even better, and a company travel for training well it cant get any better.
I was suppose to travel to Bangalore the place where I stayed for more than a decade for some training which I hardly recall now. Its been a while infact two long years to be exact since I laid a foot in Bangalore now so called Silicon Valley, so I was looking forward for this trip infact friends had been coaxing me to make this trip at the earliest.
Finally it happened, I not only surprised my colleagues with mouthing of the local lingo but also took them to the correct address of the Hotel where we were put up, but after that every time I tried to play a guide it turned out to be a futile exercise not that I had forgotten the routes around my beloved city but due to heavy inflow of the traffic many roads were consigned to be one way!..
The traffic in bangalore was anything but worse I have seen hopefully civil authorities will do something about it.
Not only Bangalore has become a IT hub, it is also a place for gardens and above all its a watering hole. The pubs are happening and weekends are meant to be for anything but pubbing...
So partying indeed what I did in Bangalore and enjoyed my time there and met with my all buddies...It was one helluva trip....Look forward for another company Visit...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Oscars Winners List!

The magnum opus award ceremony is over and has ended with a 'Crash'.

Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney, Syriana

Visual Effects: King Kong

Animated Feature: Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Short Film (Live Action): Six Shooter

Short Film (Animated): The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation Costume

Design: Memoirs of a Geisha

Make-Up: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener

Documentary Short Subject: A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Documentary Feature: March of the Penguins

Art Direction: Memoirs of a Geisha

Original Score: Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain

Sound Mixing: King Kong

Original Song: "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," Hustle & Flow

Sound Editing: King Kong

Foreign Language Film: Tsotsi, South Africa

Film Editing: Crash

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Cinematography: Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Adapted Screenplay: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash

Best Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

Best Picture: Crash