Saturday, June 20, 2009

Step One

By the simple act of downloading two PDF files containing ten pages in all about ten minutes ago, I just realised that I've taken the first step in what is doubtless going to be a set of long, harrowing pursuits.

I can confess right here that it's going to break me mentally, physically, even financially. I can only hope that it makes me something in the bargain as well.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Have you come to make a martyr out of me?"

I just finished watching Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons." My mum instantly categorised it as a 3.5 on 5 and one would be forgiven for thinking that that assessment isn't far wrong.

Top of the line schmozz sequences, in my opinion. I do, however, feel that there was too much rushing and too much critical detail left unaddressed altogether. The former is perhaps forgivable since the attempt of turning a six hundred-plus page book into two and a bit hours necessitates some collateral damage. However, it was more than a little disappointing to see (or not see, as it turned out) the depiction of THE storyline of the book interpreted in the movie.

However, that 3.5 would've been a 2 or lower in my estimation but for a phenomenal performance by Ewan McGregor. Despite the ridiculous "Patrick McKenna" gimmick (another unforgivable deviation), he carried the movie at more than a few critical places.

I actually haven't seen a single film of his since "Moulin Rouge" and I'm now certain that I've missed out on quite a lot.

If only they'd rewinded that videotape back fourteen days instead of fourteen hours.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


For the first time that I can recall, I crossed a street in order to avoid a lawschoolite. I didn't realise the magnitude of what I'd done until a few seconds later and made me reflect a bit on how much I've changed and what sort of person I've become.

No worries, though. I didn't reflect for very long.

On another note, Fifth Year, baby! :)

Sunday, June 07, 2009


At approximately 8.50 p.m. today, June 7, 2009, I sent a five word email that is already set to rank as one of my most sentimental ever.

I love it when friendships and prophecies come together. Four and a half years is a very, very long time. :)

I'm not sure if there's a point to this story but I'm going to tell it again.

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I've been wilfully caught up in the self-defeating quest to get to know myself for years. I've never expected anything beneficial to result from such a quest. I tend to evoke extremely polarised reactions from people I get to know in passing. Consequently, only those people who know me inside-out would honestly claim that I'm a person who's just "alright." It's not a coincidence that the description I've laid out above has no fewer than, title included, eleven references to me (make that twelve). I'm affectionately referred to as "Ego." I think that last statement might have given away a tad too much. Welcome Aboard.

IHTRTRS ke pichle episode mein aapne dekha...


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