Friday, July 24, 2009

Hope, Faith and Pride

This is to mark today, Friday, July 24, 2009 as one of those defining moments in the GSG story.

I'm beyond proud of you. I'm done being amazed. I'm just in awe. :)

Now *deep breath* for November 2010.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Going Purple

"You're visibly happier when you're with her, Eashan. You're so much nicer around her. The joy in your voice when you talk about her or the way you behave when you've just spoken to should just see it back yourself, in order to realise how happy she makes you. And I'm not saying this out of any negative feelings towards you or her or anything like that. I just think that you may think you want whatever you say you do, but it'll never truly be right for you unless you convince her that she needs to be that person in your life. And that doesn't mean that you're not really close to her now, it just means that, at some point, the two of you will have to make that decision. And that, Eashan, will be the single defining relationship of your life."

Completely off the record, "Savin' Me" by Nickelback (despite my general indifference towards modern rock) is a classic.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Take My Photo Off The Wall...

There are times when little plans, small wishes and tiny, seemingly insignificant details go off the rails with immeasurable consequences. When that sharp stab of exclusion strikes, it tends to remind you, as Neil McCormick would say, "that you're in the world of celebrity as a guest and not a member" and, for the slightest time, leaves you utterly, utterly inconsolable.

When even (subconsciously/listlessly) playing "A New Decade" on repeat for half an hour doesn't cheer me up, there's something wrong with the universe.

Also, please, please don't watch "The Proposal." It sucks.

See? There's isn't even the Italic to make things right. Now THAT says something.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Notes From Late Night TV

No less than sixteen primetime Indian news channels telecast the Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center a couple of nights ago. Sixteen is an enormous number and it is only upon flipping through every one of the sixteen channels that I realised how deep an image Michael Jackson had cast on the global retina.

I know everyone loves a good story and that there's a good chance that five or six of these news channels show the same thing at any given point on any given day. But that is precisely why I said sixteen. To me, that crosses the line between opportunistic scoop and oh-I've-got-to-see-this.

The memorial service was also everything that a memorial service should have been. I know a lot of the performances were incredibly average, but I think this was a case of not singing the right songs but one of what singing those songs meant. In a musical performance, you'd usually attempt to hear the person singing. On MJ memorial night, I looked only at the singers' eyes.

On a side note, I really, really like the new The Tonight Show advertisement - the one with Conan O'Brien running up a beach in slow motion. Unfortunately, the show itself sucks and even some usually 'safe' guests have just not turned out to be fun.

Oh yes, with this post, I also celebrate the return of the italic function on this blog. Until I get back to law school and my trusty old laptop, that is. Then again, maybe I'll make a trip to an internet place just to use the italic function.

In case that doesn't happen, <italic>. For good measure.

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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