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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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This blog will not be updated anymore. However, if you may be interested, you may access my own weblog at www.adityeah.com

Thanks!

posted by Truman @ 10:26 19 comments

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Real Life Swades

A group of NRIs from America and Canada leave their homes, careers to come to India. Objective: Starting an institute for higher Education in a remote backward area in the state of UP. They want to give back, a "fraction" of what India has given them.

In a place called Jahangirabad, they have started a media institute. What I liked most in their effort was the place they have chosen. They could have easily started the same operation in Delhi or any other city where the resources are more in abundance than this small rural town but they zeroed in to Jahangirabad because- it "needed attention" and for the upliftment of this small rural township. Whats more, people like Javed Akhtar, Tarun Tejpal and Aparna Sen are also a part of this project.

A real life Swades, dont you think?

The Hindu reports here.

posted by Truman @ 08:22 8 comments

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Thrilling Ashes

What a treat it is to watch the Ashes, I tell you! There is less that could get bigger than this! I write this as the Australians have just escaped defeat at The Old Trafford and what a match it has been. Truth be told, the Aussies never had the game in their hands from day 1 and England has only gone better since the the last 10 days they have played Test cricket. The First match went to Australia but the second to England and the third match, almost, to England too- words do not do justice to the heart of a thrill seeker cricket fan and the Ashes Series, so far, as been Test Cricket at its best, to say the least.

No television coverage here and I was glued to this very computer screen seeking the ball by ball update on the internet and I prayed badly for an English win..An Australian win won't please me. The kangaroos, what has been their contribution to world cricket since the last decade or so- they have just made it all boring, one sided. This time, however, we have got some match in our hands! And the best part is- its not yet over.

Way to go, England!

More coverage here and here.

posted by Truman @ 00:39 2 comments

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Chocolat...

Wow, I have chocolate over the edges of my shirt and some on my pyjamas and tell you what, my clothing smells great right now. I wonder how could I be so careless that I let the dripping chocolate (from the choco-bar, I had this afternoon) drip in the first place. But now that it is done, I absolutely love the smell of my clothes!

posted by Truman @ 17:05 4 comments

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Advani cRAP

More of Advani Crap. Like the Jinnah Statement was not enough. This gentleman is never short of controversial comments.

"Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president LK Advani on Friday declared that the construction of a grand Hindu temple at the site of the razed Babri mosque in Ayodhya would end India's problems including terrorism."

Want more? Head here .

Oh, how I despise politics.

posted by Truman @ 03:25 1 comments

Friday, June 24, 2005

Where we went wrong...


Sometime back, my school friend from Delhi, DJ called me. It does not take long for us to go back and cherish those childhood days. The few good memories I have of my otherwise "not-so-good" childhood, DJ has been a part of some of them.

So I ask him, "Wasn't it good? Remember we played hide and seek at lunchtime in the school?"

DJ replied, "I remember..but you know, actually, that was the time when we went wrong".

"Went wrong? How come?", I say.

"Other guys were chasing the girls, while we were chasing each other. The results are for you to see", DJ hits back.

Well, yeah.

:)

posted by Truman @ 22:23 8 comments

Busy

People, I have been a little busy (than usual) with work. Shall be back soon. :o)

posted by Truman @ 01:21 1 comments

Sunday, June 19, 2005

In the land of Pi...

All this while that I have seen of Tamil Nadu, in the cities of Chennai and Pondicherry, the language barrier has been a problem. I do not know Tamil. Most of the people I have talked to here do not know Hindi or English. But amidst this confusion and chaos, there have been some beautiful revelations.

Conversing in Sign language, broken English and some Hindi has been a new experience. It is only because the generosity of the people of these cities that I have had a nice tour. Some memorable experiences in Pondicherry were taking a ride to the city of Auroville from someone who did not know anything but Tamil. Then taking a ride to the matra mandir, from a German on his shabby bike. And coming back in a cab, a rented van, that included some American and some European people. Different people, different languages, different cultures encountered, rich stories told about diverse cultures, all just in a 2 hour journey around Pondicherry. Ah, and yes, this is where Pi, the central character in the Booker award winning book, "Life of Pi" came from. Pondicherry.


More on it, later.

posted by Truman @ 18:50 3 comments

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