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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Indulgence : Racy Reads

Bought myself the following three books that seem extremely promising .... and interesting. Could not afford them, though, as usual ...

The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe : Stephen W Hawking

The unauthorised publication of his Lectures.

The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-century Science, Including the Original Papers : Alan Lightman

I am curious as to how these papers are translated across to the layman.

What Is Your Dangerous Idea? : ( Edited ) John Brockman

Plug for Edge.

Monday, September 24, 2007

On Reflection

Hum apnee marzee ke maalik hain aur woh apne marzee ke ghulam hain ...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Nine Queens

Saw this charming tale this evening. Rather subtly humourous and brings to mind The Sting.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dead Man's Shoes

Possibly as good as it gets. I felt the end lost a bit of steam though. Outstanding, nevertheless.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

On Knowledge

The more that I tell you, of myself, the less that you know. Hence this blog ...

~ Playing : A Kind of Blue : Miles Davis

Upon Reflection, the only way to conceal knowledge is to expose you to the chaff of information. No? Why Not?

Friday, September 07, 2007


I had thoroughly enjoyed the first two Bourne movies and eagerly awaited release of the third.

The movie was wonderfully satisfying in the sense that it did not follow the usual Hollywood diktat of expositions that pander to the lowest common denominator. I felt that the camerawork was rather appropriate and added to the cliffhanger feel of the film. What I liked in particular was the telescoping / dovetailing of the events of the second film into a larger perspective of the third.

Nevertheless, there is a grouse - the idea of operatives / directors of operations speaking in a language that is closer to what you would expect of well-programmed automatons as opposed to well-trained soldiers. There is a difference. However, the grouse can be safely ignored.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Black resigned. Did I get lucky or was it a matter of control over space?

Yahoo! Chess Game;
White: willoerthewisp;
Black: chaturmurkh;
Date: Sat Sep 01 03:19:59 GMT 2007
1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. g1-f3 d7-d6
3. b1-c3 c7-c6
4. d2-d3 c6-c5
5. c3-d5 b7-b5
6. b2-b3 d8-a5+
7. c1-d2 b5-b4
8. f3-g5 f8-e7
9. d5xe7 g8xe7
10. d1-f3 o-o
11. f3-g3 a5-d8
12. g5xh7 g8xh7
13. g3-h3+ h7-g8
14. d2-g5 f7-f6
15. g5-e3 e7-g6
16. h3-g3 g6-h8
17. e3-h6 f8-f7
18. f1-e2 f7-e7
19. d3-d4 b8-d7
20. e2-c4+ g8-f8
21. d4xe5 d7xe5
22. h6-f4 d8-b6
23. f4xe5 e7xe5
24. o-o e5xe4
25. c4-d5 e4-g4
26. g3-f3 a8-b8
27. a1-e1 c8-d7
28. d5-e6 d7xe6
29. e1xe6 g4-g6
30. f3-d3 b6-c7
31. e6xd6 c7-f7
32. f1-d1 f8-g8
33. d6-d8+ b8xd8
34. d3xd8+ g8-h7
35. d1-d7 f7-e6
36. d7-e7 e6-g4
37. g2-g3 g4-f3
38. d8-d3 f3-f4
39. e7-e4 f4-c1+
40. g1-g2 c1-b2
41. e4-h4+ h7-g8
42. d3-d5+ h8-f7
43. d5-a8+ f7-d8
44. a8xd8+ g8-f7
45. d8-d7+ f7-g8
46. d7-e8++

~ Playing : Everything : Limp Bizkit

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