Friday, January 14, 2011

Bold "Pre" Dict-ions

13 hours 13 minutes post 13 days in the new year 2011 and 18 months post mr.k's last blog, here is another attempt to ink the web with randomness ..still suffering from "bloggers block" - a state where mr.k finds himself constantly, a state that can only be described in dave mathews words "So much to say, So much to say" but "i say hell is my closet and i am stuck inside" *
but one's got to start somewhere and hope it leads anywhere but nowhere, so here i start again with some bold "Pre" Dict-ions on what would happen in 2011

1. Apple will get bored of innovating products that change the world!! and change themselves to the 'big blue' firm and only talk innovation but won't do
2.Mr.Pawar will use all his Powers and magic to ensure Onion prices fall and with that the housing loan interest rates
3. RGV will finally make a movie which will run for more than a week in theatres
4. China will start issuing stapled visas for anyone visiting from Mars/Venus and ofcourse USA (after all China Sovereign Investments own most of the US Govt Securities)
5. Dippy will try erasing the tattoo on her and after multiple attempts end up erasing only the 'R'.
6. The Global Economy will actually re-Cover
7. Brangelina Home will give China and India a serious run for the money for the most populated state !!
8. Indian Politicians will take a vow to end Corruption !! and keep their word !!
9. ------ has 50 states will confuse people. will need expert advice to decide between USA and India
10. World Cup 2011 . India vs Pakistan Final. India need 1 run to win, 1 ball to go, 1 wkt in hand, Zak facing Akhtar. Crowd Roaring...Taufell extends his arm to his right.. somewhere in an unknown city called "Dubai" in a house which cannot be located "D Company" is laughing his way to riches..
11. the most popular asset that will be traded would be SNDS (Social Networks Default Swaps). you could trade on the number of folks signing up on every new Social Network site that is popping up every hour.
12. mr.k will start something new!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

around the world..

1.some people are hoping that some people will understand (hope springs eternal)
2.some people still continue to be unpredictable ..(perhaps they like to be )
3.some people are trying too hard to be nice and friendly (keep trying)
4.some people are uncomfortable with certain things (nothing has changed unfortunately on this one. hopefully it will)
5.some people always have something picky to say ( get used to them)
6.some people are understanding how important the "right breathing technique is" ( and its a good thing to understand)
7. some people are having their hands full on multiple things ( prioritzation is key )
8. some people are not sure where they are heading (compass not showing any direction for now)
9. some people always do something stupid (and keep wondering how many lifelines)
10. some people are changing (change is happiness)

disclaimer: if you are one of the some people for any of the points above, it is purely coincidental and not intentional

Sunday, February 01, 2009

notes from the last 13 months

initially this post was supposed to be notes from last year but since we have already had a month this year - it fits in perfectly with mr.k's intrigueness in the number 13. wonder if somethings are purely 'karmic'. here is an attempt to highlight 13 notes that made the cut for this blog (you are forewarned that it is most likely to be absurd)

1. mononucleosis. rafa played his part on making fedex delivery results look awful, but it all started to go wrong for the arguably G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) tennis player with this interestingly named viral disease mononucleosis. for the interested the wiki article:
2. the "nano" that became "nono". it was supposed to put india and more specifically the new owners of jaguar (Tata motors) on the limelight. it would still probably do but for now the tyre was punctured by a lady whose name ironically is "mamta". left orphaned.
3. but one firm is making no one feel left alone. wonderful work is being done by a company whose stock symbol is BR(nyse) with a extremely committed social organization named MVF in making lives of beautiful girls more beautiful. 
4. Indian sports. coming of age medals in olympics and stellar performance in tennis, chess, billiards thanks to mr.bindra,mr.anand,mr.advani (not the one who wants to be pm),mr.vijender, ms.mirza, mr.bhupathi, mr.paes and ...
5. "Greed is Good". Really??. Not anymore. The crash of the decade - literally through the Roofs. the reality of Realty is we don't have a concept called investment banking (at least technically). there is no more merrils, lehmanns and plenty of "nothing holdings" that would be big list by itself. In layman's terms something called "Sub-prime crisis" has worsened global economy and in a very socialistic nature all countries have gotten their share of economic downturn and all due to guys who had a very simple nature of "being greedy". for the curious "greed is good" is one of mr.k's famous dialogues from the movie "wall street"
6. Plenty of noteworthy retirements. two to mention - one - an absolutely wonderful gentleman who is sure to have been mentor to many who has walked away from IT to help the needy. Mr.K has been fortunate enough to work with him. The other who revolutionized indian cricket and the "dada" of all. What a champion captain!!. 
7. Sivakasi is losing its stranglehold as the fireworks capital of the country. we have imported ones from (no evidence, only information)- so can't mention the name of the country which goes off quite frequently. they work in a different way than the ones from sivakasi. it brings tears instead of smiles. 
8. the first ever african origin F1 champion - Lewis Hamilton. Deservedly!! Mr. Dylan - Times they are changing!!
9. and change sure it is - the first ever african american who spent some years growing up in asia and who carries a hindu GOD idol in his wallet gets to travel in Airforce - 1. Barak Obama - the 44th (some say 43rd) president of U.S.A
10. the movie of the year - not nominated for oscars but definitely the smcc award will be to 'A wednesday', brilliant. Close contenders - Rock on and Jodhaa Akbar
11. Country A says it was planned by country B. country B says they were non state actors. country A says we have the evidence. Country B says it is information. Country A says 'surgical strikes an option', Country B bans outfits and the outfits re-incarnate in different names like Hindu GODS. Country A says Country B is not doing enough. Country C,D,E till Z asks Country B to show more results and this goes on and on and on and on (Duracell and Ekta kapoor warned) till Country A politicos get back to their dirty business of booth capturing and Country B goes back to their dirty business of promoting non-state actors and every year 26/11 will be remembered as death anniversary for 209 innocent lives. Change We Need !!
12. Merriam Webster and Oxford Dictionary and all Indian literatures are reconsidering if the linguists got the meaning of the word "Satyam" incorrect. It has been passed as "Truth" for eons and couple of guys (and pretty sure a good ensemble supporting cast) with RAM's name did the "enron of India". they did indicate to all of us by naming their other company by reversing the truth. rush to website before it goes off to oblivion in a year or so. 
13. okay everyone knows slumdog millionaire isnt a great movie. its an okay movie but its going to win oscars for a.r.rehman and danny boyle. its probably going to win a lot of oscars. as with other awards many people will say it wasn't deserving but who cares - in the time of economic gloom and depression and deaths it wasn't bad at all to cheer for the underdog who took away the millions. ( and for that alone mr.k forgives danny boyle for having the audacity to write a dialogue where in the hero jamal calls his heroine latika the most beautiful woman)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

the week that was..

seven observations from the last seven days. 

1. Asin looks gorgeous in ghajini promos
2. If makes a movie based on a "particular country" and titles it "Living in Denial" - which country would we be talking about?
3. "changing things around" basically means "changing things only when its easy and advantageous"
4. if you have the power, you can change rules as per your wishes and whims 
5. six thinking hats is really a powerful way of finding the "right solutions". unfortunately no one wants the "right solutions"
6. future new york times bestseller - "the art of (I)influencing (P)eople by (L)eadership" by Kevin Pietersen. 
7.sunshine has gone hiding behind the clouds. hopefully it comes out with its full glory soon

Sunday, November 30, 2008

new age education

somewhere in the rough terrains of some god-forsaken place in this earth, in the name of some poor "GOD" who must be still recuperating from his mistake of letting adam and eve eat the delightfully sinful apple - 

the new-age teacher is teaching his students the english alphabets,

a for "ammunition", b for "bomb blast", c for "cyanide", d for "destruction", e for "enemy", f for "fundamentalism", g for "grenades", h for "hijack /hostage", i for "intelligent warfare", k for "kill", l for "landmines", m for "mass destruction", n for "nuclear weapons", o for "operation codenames", p for "panic", q for"Quarrel"  r for "revolvers", s for "shooting", t for "terror", u for "underworld", v for "violence", x for "xenophobe",  y for "yell", z for "zeroed in"..

{somewhere in the celestial abode, GOD is reading a blog which talks about how "frankenstein" might have been inspired by GOD's creation of human beings }

the students are all engrossed with the hypnotic teaching methods..the teacher finishes his class thanking his students in the class and those who have joined through video conference..and yes of-course, the course will be published in the net, sold on dvds etc..

the teacher appreciates all the students who have taken their baby steps to destruction..the students are so proud..

welcome to the world of terror..