Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Fighting the HOME ALONE demons

There are a lot of things you can do when you are alone at home. Things that can shock or surprise your family members to such an extent that they may either never leave you home alone again, or award you with more isolated behaviour.
Subsequent posts shall look at some ideas to saving you from the biggest demons that lurks in lonely homes - YOU.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Celebrating Michael Jackson

The illustrated Moonwalk

We do not yet have any confirmed article on the invention of the famous moonwalk that was the highlight of Jackson's dancing during the splendid stage performances and the music videos in the peak of his career.
So there are stories.

One goes like this...a animation clip that shows Jackson all wrapped in a coat one snowy evening and walking on the footpath. The wet path makes Jackson slip and as he tries to desperately maintain his balance, by passers clap at this unintentional dance step. "Eureka," whispers Jackson...

Friday, 26 June 2009

The Moonwalker is dead

Michael Jackson is dead, say the Internet reports, at the age of 50.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Movie Review: Wolverine: Satisfying superhero stuff

Yes, so what if you have not watched the X-Men movies before? Neither have I. I went skeptical to the cinema hall, and by the end of it I was not disappointed. It is unfair to compare every superhero movie to the arresting 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight, and Wolverine does have its moments.

The rift between the two brothers - Wolverine and Victor makes for some engaging fight scenes. Hugh Jackman is good in his reprisal of the title role and Liev Schreiber is a likeable bad guy. Danny Huston as William Stryker is not so menacing though, but hey, if you are looking for the usual superhero stuff and a little more, Wolverine is a good watch.

Monday, 22 June 2009

for and against the PLASTIC BAG

Why do we still use plastic bags? Because a more convenient and attractive alternative has not yet caught our attention.

For plastic bags

Weight: As light as a feather

Capacity: A light bag holds more weight than a bag of any other material.

Reusable: A supermarket plastic bag is often reused for packing other items, larger bags to carry files, books, etc.


Clogging litter: Thousands of plastic bags lay strewn about the city. They clog drains, choke water bodies of life, strangle the land, block gutters and unlike paper, they degenerate over a long (looooooong) period of time, and with NOTHING being done to counter its pollution, plastic bags continue to grow as a menace.

Do what?

SAY NO to plastic bags at the shops and malls you go to. Instead, carry a cloth or plastic bag you already have at home from an earlier purchase.
Discourage the use of plastic bags in your locality with the distribution of complimentary cloth bags.
There will always be an NGO in your city eager to help you. You only have to contact them.

Monday, 15 June 2009

The flesh blindness: my new blog link

We mean to make sense of the awkward sexual culture that has created another virtual world, threatening to blind us from reality. You can see them all over the Internet, in film songs, the visual decoration.

We also mean to celebrate the sexuality, and at the same time, find expression in life itself. We do not want the curtains, we mean to be ourselves - the most difficult thing has it proved to be, to see the truth behind the gaudy flesh decor, the addiction to passiveness and fantasies.

Check out the link at

CAUTION: The site is for those above 18 years of age.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Only a bit of whisky...

The night rows a boat
the moon casts aside
the cloud curtains
and the policeman
holds out a hand
and tells us
come with us
to the machine
breathe in hard
and you will be all right

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

When the TV lies inert....

Long forgotten books pile on the table. On Sunday afternoon the whole family is gathered in the drawing room, some perched on the sofa, one on the easy chair. One sprawls on the floor.

Someone asks for tea and nobody is willing to get up from their cosy throne and make for the kitchen. When the woman of the house brings the steaming glasses on a plate, they all pick it up and sip like animals at a watering hole, not looking up for an instant....

Without a cable connection, the TV is a harmless box, it rests on its pedestal, like any other showpiece. Then somebody raises a head from behind a mammoth book and says,"Say, when are we getting the cable connection?"

The spell is broken.