Monthly Archives: January 2006

Republic Day of India

Today is the 56th year celebration of India becoming a republic. Declaring it’s sovereignty and adopting the constitution of India on January 26th, 1950. It was after quite a long struggle that India achieved it’s independence from the British on August 15th, 1947.

After the first government had been formed under Jawarharlal Nehru, India adopted the contitution, the longest written constitution of any independent nation in the world, containing 395 articles and 12 schedules for a total of 117,369 words in its English language version. (Source Wikipedia)

I’m proud to be an Indian and Congratulations to Mother India :-)

Edit: I apologise with great embarrasment that I mistakenly put the number of years as 54 instead of 56. My math is going bad :-(

Thanks to Ajay for pointing it out.

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A lovely sketch of a stallion pencilled by Swetha

Great work Swetha :-)

Doom – The Movie, A review

I finally got to watch Doom – The movie. And I liked the movie. The movie, surprisingly is pretty good at what it aims for. An emulation of the super hit game Doom. Maybe I liked it cos it was far better than some of the previous “video game” based movies I have watched (Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Final Fantasy)

Refreshingly, this movie is much better. It is an all out action movie full of blood and gore. No real acting required but due to it being fast paced, it kept me hooked.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays the lead actor, Sarge, a CO of a group of Marines who are ordered to investigate a remote research facility, where something has gone wrong. As they move into the go deeper into the investigation, they discover something far more evil, more dangerous than they imagined.

He is assisted by Karl Urban, and the rest of the marine team known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad (RRTS). The beauty factor is provided by the cute Rosamund Pike.

The best part of the movie is towards the end when Karl Urban goes around the facility to kill the evil monsters and it is shown from Urban’s eyes just like how it would be when playing a FPS game.

The CGI in the movie is pretty good and over all, I would give it a 7/10 for a good watch.


Why can’t girls take some harmless flirting as a joke and not seriously?

Fun Weekend

This weekend was quite a bit of fun. Watched a movie, Wedding Crashers. It’s a pretty good movie with the starting and the middle parts but the ending is too cliched with the usual “nice guy gets the girl” ending. (Warning: Adult humor and language with some scenes unsuitable for the young)
On sunday, we visited an amusement park called Wonderla. And boy was it fun. It was an amazing trip. We have a couple of other amusement parks in our city but this _is_ the best I’ve visited so far. The rides were thrilling with some of them taking us 360° in all the directions.

And the most fun were the water rides. There is this huge wave pool where we spent half an hour playing the waves. Then came all the slides. Some were crazy, us having to go belly down on a mat. In another, the drop was almost vertical and the speed one gained was scary.

But we did all of ’em not. And fun it was a lot :-)

I also seem to have caught something cos my throat has been aching since last night. And I have aches all over. Serves me right though for not getting enough exercise. Need to start more physical activities soon ;-)
PS. Thanks to Swetha for the amazing song which I’m listening to right now :-)

A guide to Anonymous Blogging

With all the paranoia surrounding blogging and the spate of lawsuits, arrests, cease and desist orders etc, this is a great read for those who want to blog _completely_ anonymously. This goes very far out in using relays, anonymous email accounts etc.

Extremely good read for those who want to blog but don’t want the hassle of potential lawsuits, for example when whistle-blowing on a “bad” company or when one’s educational institute is very conservative.

A technical guide to anonymous blogging – a very early draft

Edit: I know this article is very old. I had actually published this post quite a while back but somehow marked it as a private post. Recently reviewing my meagre archives, I came across it again and published it :-)

Edit 2: Thanks to Dave, a newer article has been published and is available here