Apr 21, 2007


He kicks the door open and runs fast,
Tears flow when he thinks of his past,
His ship had fallen; without a mast,
His life - a film with a miserable cast.

The sun goes in, the light dims,
With fresh tears his eye brims,
So many hopes so many whims,
All for nothing, just a tear on the chin.

He is tired, he wants to end it all,
Just when the rain starts to fall..
His shoes plod on water,
The rain beats down harder....

He looks up through the trickle,
His tears and the rain mingle,
Rain washed away his tears,
The sky of his head clears...

He brushes his tears aside,
Smiles and takes a stride,
Spreads his arms wide open,
Towards heaven...

All those hopes shattered,
All those tears cried,
Are washed away silently,
When God cries....

Photo courtesy Sharadha ( Be a rebel )
P.s. Played football in the rain today. Was amazing.... And read the post below too..

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Apr 14, 2007

An upLIFTing experience.....

Ever ran out of excuses or reasons to cut college? Yea it happens as there are four years of it. But sometimes something unexpected comes and knocks on our forehead with an opportunity revealing itself. Seize it then and then with a bit of your imagination and yarn spinning abilities voila!! you've got an excuse tailor-made for the occasion.

A perfect monday morning it was. Boring and hard to handle. Or that's what it was till 10:30 AM. The tired 17 got on a lift to go down from fourth floor to ground floor. Little did we know what was in store for us. With a sudden jolt, and without a screeching halt that you have come to see in many a movie , the lift stopped. Just stopped. Like that.

A group roar went on for what seemed like ten seconds. Never having been caught in a lift before we felt jubilant. Of the 17 present there one tried pressing the alarm but in vain (Thank God!!). What ensued was one unforgettable incident.


Cast :
Siva Visakan
Shri Hari
CS department OHP(Should I call it 18??)

Shot totally in and around Y- block elevator with the climax going upto the fourth floor of E-block.

The story of the brave 17 who survived 45 minutes trapped in a lift with thinning air and flickering lights before people came to their aid but not before they hatched a brilliant plan to escape monday misery.

The story:

.....There was no room for panic in that lift
. We were having so much fun. I mentally crossed out one more on my LIST-OF-THINGS - TO-DO-BEFORE-I-DIE list. Only three people panicked a bit. One of them panicked a lot. Vignesha was his name.

"Dudes..all of you don't talk much da. You'll breathe in more air" ( Which movie did he get that from??)

"All of you switch off your cell phones da. Only one of you keep his on. Battery save pannalaam." (Oh yea why don't you do yoga for consuming lesser air too?? What was he thinking?? Staying there for 5 days??)

Thank heavens some of them had their mobiles with them. Different songs played on the many Nokias and sonys. People danced. We looked as drenched as dogs int he rain. So much sweat. Confined space you see. The fan also had stopped running and one of the emergency lights went out too. Time for a collective cheer!

That's when we decided too much fun is senseless and called a friend for help. We also called the infodesk. They had summoned the people concerned who had to come all the way from the power house ( wherever that was ). The time was 10 45. 15 minutes had passed.

15 minutes later...
We heard sounds of people working. We called up a friend and told him we were suffocating ust to make the work go on quicker!! :P. The poor fellow told that to the workers and immediately after he finished talking they heard sounds of whislting from inside the lift . " oh yea suffocating people whistle and dance about!!!"

Cameras clicked. Group photos were taken. For the innocent bystander, the photo would have looked just like one of 17 guys on a field trip. That was how it turned out. We even took mock vidoes of our last words.It took 15 more minutes for them to lever us down. 16 and the OHP got out. Then there was a twist. Exactly when the 17th kept one foot out. KARRRRRRUUNCHHHH! the elevetor lurched up. A quick jump and he was safe! Group hugs galore. Even the OHP got a hug!

Then the mission began. We were not in the mood for some boring lecture. Monday God suddenly became merciful and thus an idea sprang in our heads. The class reps somehow got morning hours cancelled. That was the easy part. Afternoon had chemistry and computer organisation in store. Vibhu and me stepped up to the plate. We went with a plan well hatched to cut eve classes too.

The sir was a wary one too...A few excerpts of his dialogues..

"We sud ( not a typo!) always look for the welfare of the candidates pa...".."But as fer ( again) the college norms I cannot grant leave pa. " Talks went on about how he could not grant leave for 62 just because 17 were stuck in a lift. Then we delivered the masterblow. Stories of tell tale dehydration, fainting, and exhaustion came as free as molten butter. Better was the fact that he believed them!!! Adding to the already perfect reason was the fact that I choked on my chewing gum when he said that welfare thing!! As it turned out he mistook it for an "exhaustion cough". all hail fruity daddy (Kaniappan!).

They say all is well that ends well. It ended with us eating a bit at Rv cakes and a few playing cricket and me going home to watch a movie. Fun way to cut college eh?

Apr 7, 2007

Guess who's back!!

On March 6, 2007, Warner Brothers announced that Linkin Park’s third release, titled Minutes to Midnight, would be released Monday May 14th in all countries except the United States, which would receive the album on Tuesday May 15th. The first single was released April 2nd, and is titled “What I've Done”.

“We have put more into the new album than anything we have ever done before”, says bassist Dave “Phoenix“ Farrell. The band spent over 14 months in the studio and wrote more than 101 song demos in the making of Minutes to Midnight, an album which vocalist Mike Shinoda sees as, “a breakthrough in the development of the band's sound”

- Wikipedia

Mike and Chester have done a number of collaborations: Mike with DJ Vice (only known as Freestyle) and produced a Lupe Fiasco song (The Instrumental), and Chester with Mötley Crüe (Home Sweet Home, remake for Hurricane Katrina relief), DJ Lethal (State of the Art), Young Buck (Slow Ya Roll) and both of them on Rock and Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This Part 2) on The Handsome Boy Modeling School’s White People album. Mike’s Fort Minor album, The Rising Tied, largely consists of collaborations.

Meteora...One helluva success..

Linkin Park have been renowned for not having any explicit lyrics on any of their currently released studio songs; although the Hybrid Theory EP did contain some mild explicit lyrics in various songs that were not used for any studio release.

A myriad of colors...A rush of music...

Sure to rock your world...

This may 15th...

The worldwide release of MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT...

LP returns!!

Apr 4, 2007

High hopes......

Take a moment to read this.......

High Hopes - Pink Floyd

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun
Along the long road and on down the causeway
Do they still meet there by the cut
There was a ragged man that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world


Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
go down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever
"Hey, is that Charlie? yes... Hello Charlie... great"

I guess you did do that, for your sake, else you are missing s something in life. My personal favorite of the many great Pink Floyd numbers there are, High hopes, is one heck of a song.
The trip down memory lane is what I would call it if asked to rename it. But then no one would ask me to because "High hopes " is an apt title in itself.

Remember all the times you stared at something , say, wall , notebook in hand, the moon, the neighbour's dog, the girl next door, the rain falling down....and thought." Some day I will _____ ___". High hopes for our future. The grass always looked greener on the other side. As nithya says, or rather somebody said and she quoted ( :P )

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's
also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives."

Can you look back at life and say with a straight face and un-crossed fingers and true to your conscience that you were completely satisfied with your life, that you did everything you did, everything within your ability, everything you could do to make those stare-time dreams or hopes come true??

Nostalgia is a temporary uplifter and a medicine to tweak yourself but that kind of thing which when you consume as an overdose you fail to see that it is reality you are swallowing. It doesn't hurt to look back. But you never know when a stone is aimed at your forehead the moment you look ahead again....

One more thing I wanna bring to your notice today...something I saw in a comment page. A comment by Priya which had a link....A link which made me smile.... This link
" Don't congratulate yourself too much for what you have done and do not berate yourself either.." -- Part of the video..

"The older you get the better you get unless you are a banana!!" ( said Sidhu during one of his sane-not so flashy and not just making it bombastic for the crowd-days ).

Certain songs and movies are worth watching even if downloading them makes some people exceed their download limit.!!

*Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb, High Hopes, Another Brick In the wall, Dark side of the moon.

*Metallica - Nothing else matters, Fade to black.

*Snow patrol - Chasing cars

*Limp bizkit - Behind blue eyes

*Iron maiden - Hallowed be thy name

*Anbe sivam ( Song And the movie )

*Pursuit of happYness ( HappYness isn't that easy to get...)

* Finding neverland ( A drop of water is a whole new world for the creative mind...)

*The green mile ( People are not what they seem..You can find great friends where you are not looking)

*The terminal ( What if you lose everything??.)

* The road to perdition (Family..)

*Finding Forrester (You are not born the way you are..It is what you choose to become..)

*Cast away ( Take things in your stride..)

*Good will hunting ( Trust your gut! )

*Forrest Gump ( Life is like a box of chocolates)

*Gladiator ( stand tall...)

Make it a point to watch or listen to these. At least 50 percent of the stuff on this list. Why??
I have no answer..Just a sypathetic look....

Life rocks..