Cerebral Shangrila

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A stroll through Central London - My photo diary


Friday, April 16, 2010

Wedding of the Yr

Something tells me that one of the Bhatt's ( Mahesh or Vikram) will try to make a movie loosely based on the Love / Marriage of Shoaib - Sania. What do you think?

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Steve Jobs in Kollywood

Steve has set in motion huge expectations for the next version of iPhone OS ( Ver 4.0). Was reading through the PR and these lines caught my attention:

" Jobs understandably put the best possible spin on the iPhone OS's multitasking tardiness. "We weren't the first to this party, but we're going to be the best."

In Kollywood speak with a bit of punch line thrown in this would be " Where is the party? An..OS 4.0 vandha party". " Naanga partykku late-a vandhalum latest-a varuvomla :-)"

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

My photo diary.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

From Chidambaram to Cambridge: a life in science

A very interesting autobiographical essay by the Nobel Prize winner Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

In Apple we trust

Here is a PJ - What do iPad and Amitabh Bachchan have in common? - People can't get tired of them and both seem to be permanently camped in the TV stations.

Some observations on the iPad Launch:

a) Very surprised by the number of non-Americans who flew to the US just to buy the device at 9am !

b) The apple cult still amuses me - camping overnight outside the store.

c) Most iPad buyers seem to be Apple fans - they already own iPod, Mac, iPhone. Can it go mainstream beyond the fan base?

d) Very surprised that Google & Amazon ( the key competitors for Apple's iPad) were the first to develop apps for the iPad.

d) Its the closest a tech company can get to a religious cult - Steve Jobs is a messiah and there are millions of followers around the globe. Well done Steve !

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Dr. Ganesh - Live at SIFAS, Singapore

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Dr.Ganesh , one of the most famous disciples of Maharajapuram Santhanam, performed at the SIFAS auditorium yesterday. Some quick observations:

The last time I heard him, he was a replica of his guru - Voice, Bhani and style. The Bhani still remains close to the Santhanam school but the voice has changed over the years. The concert was dedicated to his Guru and contained vintage Santhanam kritis.

Here is the song list:

Dr. Ganesh - " guruvin ninaivu"

1. Innum en Manam - charukesi
2. Sree maha ganapathe - nattai
3. En Mugham - amrutha varshini
4. Jutha muraya - arabhi
5. Pariyachagama - vanaspathi
6. Narayana ninne - suddha dhanyasi
7. Sangeetha laya - RTP- kalyani
Swaras in mohana kalyani, hamir kalyani, poorvi kalyani
8. Thunga theera - ahir bhairav
9. Madhura madhura - bhageshree
10. Petra thay thanai - siva Ranjani
Bho sambho - revathi
11. Mangalam - sowrashtram , madhyamavathi

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