February 16, 2009 § 3 Comments
So, Purnima has tagged me to display the 6th photo in my 6th pictures folder. Now, I have so many different pictures ka folder on my work comp, the laptop and online that it became a bit difficult to choose one of the three. But still I persevered and have found two worthy contenders to display, from my Work Comp and the Online Folder. So here they are:
This is a picture of me with my cousins. Yes, I am the one in the middle. This one is special to me because, this is one of the very few pictures of me as a small kid and also because these two cousins of mine have grown up and now have kids of their own, one of whom is just as big as I was in this pic. Made me realise that I have grown up and (shudders) may have to act grown up too 😛
The other one is a picture I clicked in Seattle. Its something that reminds me of peace, tranquility, freezing cold weather and loneliness. Its special because I clicked it and its come out just the way I wanted it to. BTW, I would’ve loved to be the guitarist in the pic…
July 11, 2008 § 2 Comments
So I was tagged by Alice about one of my favourite subjects. Books!! For those not in the know, I am quite a book freak, favourite of all librarians and the guy who brings a smile on the face of Crossword employees each time he crosses the store entrance. The tag is to name some of my favourite characters from all the books I have read. So here goes.
Aragorn – Lord of the Rings – one of the many heroes of the trilogy, Aragorn was brave, courageous and intelligent. One of the few characters who didn’t develop a flaw in character as I was reading them.
Gandalf – The most powerful character in the three books. Its not the power that is contained within him that makes him a favourite of mine. Its just that he understands his place in the scheme of things and understands what needs to be done at each and every point in the story.
Bartimaeus – There is no way anyone who has read the Bartimaeus trilogy will not vouch for Bartimaeus as one the wittiest characters in modern literature. Its just the way the character pans out throughout the series, his idiosyncrasies, the little asides, sarcastic barbs and the sheer intelligence that he displays is fabulous.
Hermione Granger – I’ve always been one who’ll fall for the intelligent girl. Hermione of the ‘Harry Potter’ fame is that and more. Intelligent, sharp, witty and brave. Defining qualities I say. Wouldn’t be a mistake to call her the brains of the operation.
Dumbledore – For some reason, I’ve always thought of Dumbledore as the modern version of Gandalf. The man simply knows everything. And the power and responsibility thing. I mean so much power and so little arrogance. Nice character.
Maya – from the Gameworld trilogy (The Simoquin Prophecies, The Manticore’s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations). This girl has spunk, is sharp, witty, and as intelligent as they can get. I think I fell in love with her too 😀 Too bad she is fictional.
Kirin – from the Gameworld trilogy – the hero of the trilogy – sort of (Its complicated 😀 ). But the guy is immensely likeable even when the shade of his character turns greyish.
The Silver Dagger – from the Gameworld trilogy – Suave, sophisticated and a killing machine. Sorta like James Bond. Only that he is funnier and less puke inducing(and by that I mean I don’t like James Bond. He is competition 😛 )
Priyanka from One Night at a Call Center – She comes in second to Maya. Her character is more real than Maya’s is thou. And she is a very likeable girl.
The story is more important than the character for me. So the list of characters presented here have left sort of an impression on me. Why? I dunno. I guess that is part of the magic of reading. And that is why I like it.
That concludes this tag. There are others characters that I like, but I like these the most. And I like Maya best. 😀
July 8, 2008 § 1 Comment
What are top 5 things to do in my to-do list, today?
Sort out the mess I’ve made of my life.
Take a vacation. Somewhere like this.
Build a huge personal library.
Get some peace of mind.
World Domination 😀
Snacks I enjoy
Chiken Kebab (yes I know, it be food for some, it is a snack for me)
Anything Fried 😛
Places I have lived
5 things i’d do if I was a millionaire
Own every gadget that takes my fancy (ooh, shiny electronicy thing. Pack it!! 😛 )
Build a personal computer that would make supercomputers look like toys ( What? He’s starting his PC? Run, Run. Save yourselves!!)