Monday, February 19, 2007

When the food turns Poison

..Yep! happens in everybody’s life. its inevitable when u have an appetite for your night is unstoppable when u are stuck up outside after a lot of shouting and sweating out in an average concert. its absolutely unavoidable when u left with only a not a very ruddy fast-food joint during odd hours at night..even the ultimate Bruce Lee didn’t escape!..

After long days of a clandestine ( I love this word) lifestyle I decided to hang-out with my friends for a night, The occasion was Techofes ( my college culturals), Vasundhara Das concert was scheduled for the eve…so after attending all my CTS tests ( I don’t fancy explaining them , they are dull) I prepared my mind , my soul, my eyes , my ears , and of course my STOMACH, for the later part of the day…well! it is a custom of the celebrities to arrive late and build up the hopes of the people,like a mother expecting a child during the last part of her gestation period!..(An exaggeration of course).. so, as we waited, we searched for a good view of the stage which is obviously somewhere near the stage!..One of the organizers was well known to my friend!. And with his influence we landed, just 30 meters away from the stage.. After further waiting. Our much awaited guest of honor landed in a white car ..Very soon she hid behind stage’s green room preparing herself for a grand entry.. the show started off with reckless dancers shaking their legs according to the beats .. Suddenly Vasundhara entered and continued singing the numbers, the spectators went wild !.. quite a good amount of crowd gathered , they obeyed Vasundhara’s orders. swayed, danced, sang… and during breaks we had mimicry artists staging their scripts. Which were quite interesting than the concert…and in the end Vasundhara captured the crowd’s attention by singing all of her best numbers! The concert ended with crackers decorating the night sky ( the organizers had spent a fortune for the crackers it seems)…so after that, as scheduled we headed to my friend’s room for the night’s stay..which was quite near to the college..

As I told earlier ‘it’ is inevitable if one has an appetite for dinner, I do ‘ve a good appetite, so , we searched for a restaurant .. I didn’t expect any hoteliers inviting us at this point of time , the time was half- past eleven..we found a modest fast-food joint nearer to my friend’s place… and we were urged by the waiters to order for the meal…and we abided by his request, during that process of our submission to the waiter’s request , we ordered a Lamb-fry, chicken fried rice, a clear soup as an appetizer, and one of my beloved vegetarian friend went for veggies..we ‘d a sumptuous dinner I should say!.. had our mouth fresheners and gulped a soda for digesting the food..and retired in the room..heard some songs and dozed off!..

Next day , as pleasant as it could be.. drenched my head with morning showers when we stepped out, home ward…I sat along with my veggie friend in the bus and traveled home..and as soon as I reached home, I finished my ablutions.. and went out !.. and returned home after a while..and during the night, my body started shivering a lot! mind refused to think what was the reason…shivered all night! day, was weak! Very weak!..(even Bruce Lee would ‘ve felt the same symptoms) .. I ran a good temperature, not less than the boiling point of the water..! And headache also. Slept throughout the day!. Unmindful of sleeping for 18 hours, I woke up in the evening still the same uneasiness.. And then, I decided to visit the doc… the sight of that hospital I visited, wasn’t pleasant.. The doc prescribed some medicines… punctured my rear with two dispo-van syringes. I hate docs who choose the rear spot to insert the needle! That too ,when a female takes up that privilege! the situation is very embarrassing!. I Lowered the pant not to the level asked by the nurse, after much negotiation we came to a particular spot, I felt the medicine in my blood…and left home sitting in not a comfortable posture on the bike.. all this because of the lamb-curry. the lamb with toxins should'd been spared!.. it had my food poisoned!, or it could be the restless waiter also... Bruce Lee would‘ve been unmindful of the dangers in his food too, although I didn’t match his fate!. Poor guy!! , moral of the story, No non-veg after concerts or during late nights…I am feeling a lot better now!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Field of Vision

Where is sachin???..must be a the "Back"!!!!

The LANKANS were 54/5!..i visualized shreesanth , bowling a good length delivery pitching on the right spot and uprooting the stumps…huff! Undoubtedly, I m quite uncomfortable and restless when I don’t get to watch my favorite sport (cricket) on tv.. The television I own , dates back a long time in the past .. got to punch and slap very often to keep it going, for the past one week been practicing certain kung-fu and karate moves with my dumb as it is, received my blows with great honour! And gave us not a prolonged view ..And three days back, it conked !..i can see only a red light indicating that the current is still passing through the circuits.…oh dear what can the matter be! Oh dear what can the matter be!.. Yes! I am a media student, and I ‘ve acquired a decent bit of knowledge on working of various electronic components (my conscience pricked me when i typed the above sentence) and I know the intricacies of television and its working goes on like this , when something like electronic signals. Hitting drum like something called Cathode Ray Tube and it does some wonder to create visuals on the picture tube.. with this abundant knowledge in working of a television.. I thought of laying my hands on repairing my TV.. cricket matches ahead, mom’s anxiety with respect to those mega serials , dad’s movies. All came to a screeching halt last week!..phew! Frustrations galore!

Hmm.. Seriously, I doubted the dust accumulated over years inside the tv can be the possible reason for the TV’s malfunction., after dusting it, I expected the TV to function properly! it didn’t!.. I unplugged and and plugged all the wires, shifted the plugs to another switch board …no change!.. I twisted the co-axial cables nipped it fine plugged it again! Tapped! Punched! No change!.. my TV stood there dumb and docile ! left it! Perhaps , it needs retirement after a long years of service!.. well,it had been a week since my efforts of making the TV to function!.. even today morning,I tried banging and slapping!.. nothing happened!....Lankans fixed a target of 260.. I visualized Mahela Jayawardene the Lankan captain fixing Dart boards at good distance..on the other side, team of Indian players stood with their Bow and Arrows targeting at bull’s eye hmm...ya kinda Ramayana only! Or can be like Robin Hood also......i saw the rest of the innings at my friend’s place!...

Keeping the worries of my TV’s redundancy, away.. watched the absorbed into the intricacies of the game ..Sehwag re-gained his touch!.. Robin Uthappa being consistent and aggressive in playing shots and shining! .. some problem with Ganguly, hmm Chappel would 've already mailed to the board of selectors regarding Ganguly's fitness..and fat controversy to be staged for another month!..(hmm. too much of imaginaton,in the absence of TV!) so, what more does a aspiring team want?..of course a fit Tendulkar 1 he'll be back too.. so , chances of indians winning the cup is still bright as the summer sun!..Filling myself with delight of Indians winning, I took-off to my TVless home..while drivng back, I decided to call for a guy who repairs television ,professionally!..

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Taj Mahal!..

This is a 3D model of taj mahal!.. i took a day to finish it..

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The One!!

Not a bad day! Not a bad night!.. the thought of project makes me jump with fright!.
In an effort to find the fittest politician for my funny project… I had to plan the selection process very tediously!. if I’d been in some other country my task wud ‘ve been like moving a mustard, but in India, my country, multi-party system is present… there are ,that much political parties , such that,. The names of which can be sufficiently placed on all the branches of a fully grown banyan tree! That many parties! So, bringing out and analyzing the apt politician to be animated or modeled is strenuous! …my preferences are apart!, how am I going to sort out these politicians. I jus gathered pictures of various politicians .their faces have some sort of identity restricted only to the politicians.. Well! I am not going to segregate based on appearance, whereas, I am going to select and analyse based on an age old method of random sampling… it can be like bringing politicians under different geographical locations..Phew not that! I am not going to adopt any complicated methods to simplify the already complicated process…. What am I am going to do is , a phrase !.. Repeat it often till I get, ‘The One’…

Well the phrase starts off like this.. ‘Inkey Pinkey Ponkey, Saddam had a Donkey, Saddam died , Donkey died.. Inkey Pinkey ponkey .. PONKEY!...well, this how it goes ( its Re-Phrased )….my face grim, fingers crossed !.. situation is serious! front of me is the collection of photos of all the politicians.. young, old.. famous,infamous, handsome,awkward..honest, corrupt!.. all sorts!..

Here we go!.. the situation is as same as in Mahabharata when the dice were rolled for the first time involving the Pandavas in the gambling!..( just to show u how serious I am )and.. Inkey,Pinkey,ponkey saddam had a donkey………PONKEY!..ooooh!.. my finger, which is meant for pointing at people landed on fat little nose of a politician ( in the photograph of course..).. well name says he belongs to congress!..and he is famous for his smile!.. not because he smiled often.but, becoz he didnt in his entire life!...Yes P.V. Narashimha Rao!.. (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004) was the twelfth Prime Minister of the Republic of India, and led one of the most important administrations in Indian history…This man has an impressive personal n as well as professional record..he is said to be a “Polyglot”.. Which means, a person who is capable of speaking many languages our man knows 17 Indian languages..? After the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the general elections of 1991, Rao was chosen to lead the Congress party. He was elected from Nandyal with a majority of 5 lakhs Votes and his win was recorded in Guinness Book Of World records… hmmm impressive isn’t it?.. I am definitely ruling out this able man.. he deserves some respect particularly for the fact that he is no more.. it is not ethical to criticise a person who is no more…. So, rules like this are bound to develop as the process proceeds…

So again…Inkey,Ponkey…..Ponkey!!!!.this time even before I touched the nose of the person , there was a common house-fly sitting on it…why? This person… I can’t understand.. I just collected politician’s photos. Why him?Hmm? The person is Rajinikanth..! .. why him?. He hasn’t entered politics yet! …but he might! Might not!. But with all his might, surely he might end up being a politician. But, also considering’ might-not’…he might not.!. But. He often speaks as if he is gonna come.. he might seem to confuse us..but, let me not do the same here... I guess he must be sharing a place bedside the famous ‘Cat on the wall”.. so ruling him out…next

Inkey, Pinkey…Ponkey!!!! no no.. guess some Chaat menu item was replaced for a person’s says Chenna Reddy.(how rude!!).so, again…inkey,Ponkey…wow! A cute little kid!..named as Rahul gandhi!..why is he hiding behind is Mom?? And how cum he is in this field?.. hey come here Kid!.. come here!.hmm ok! Poor kid!…Inkey,Pinkey…next!.. oh this time!.an MP of Amritsar, a star cricketer!. And also alleged murderer…Navjot Singh Sidhu!, I am not going to animate him, he is always animated! not him.. Seems like , I am not going to end up choosing The one.!!...why not Oomen Chandy?..why not Rajashekar Reddy? Why not vijayakanth?.. or why not Our Laloo. these are my preferences and nd why not our ex-CM . Jayalalitha fraudulent yet assertive and bold..hmm seems like she is already booked by Dreamworks for Shrek, she plays princess fiona!..not the pretty one!. And again I start. this time I am determined to select the person whoever it is,..Inkey pinkey….hmmm let me analyse how exactly I want my politician’s features must be…once I saw in Mad magazine Prince Charles ‘s face was neatly transformed from a frog was displayed in four steps …want to do something like that..ok bout the features.. he/she must be an amalgamation of Laurel and Hardy. .dexter and dee dee,. A T-rex and a cute kitten!…and so on… hmmm will notify the developments soon….

Monday, February 12, 2007

who is the best!!

Who is the best!.

Early riser i am...cultivated the habit of waking up not before 8 o' clock.. during my prolonged sleep ( after 6..) i am well aware of the surroundings..i can hear clinking of the vessels as a result of my mom's activities in the kitchen , dad's efforts to fit his razor in to watever it is called( not that noisy to be heard though).. and monotonous voice of my bro's attempt to by-heart a para from one of his subjects, which is bound to b tested during the later part of the day.. hearing all these activities I lie supine on my bed, wondering am I forcing myself to be lazy… well! this inactivity is due to an activity called project….. for which , I ought to be working throughout the destined period of six months!.i am not doing it obviously…why? Well I can say its coz of the lethargy I gathered very carefully for the past four years of college.. Phew! So this project!.. What am going to do?..i always wanted to do soemthin in animation…so, currently I forcing myself to work on project titled..”effects of photorealism in Animation”..i came thru another person doing somewhat similar to my research..thats where I got this idea from that person…anyway I am not that keen in doing this project I had other ideas!,with which the department of media sciences wasn’t that comfortable…so had to do it!!,So I had to visit Madras Universit today with few of my friends …we reached there at the middle of the day when the sun was right above us.…we walked for a few paces along the pavement to the Old buildings of Madras University..

The topics done by the students over there were quite good and were very sensible.!.. I didn’t get much related to my project… and I left the university very soon and boarded a bus home..!.. Suddenly! A funny thought came to my mind , I simply was awe-inspired by the way the politicians liked to flash an “attempted-meeky” smile to advertise them and their parties all over the city…so, the thought is who is the best among the Politicians to be animated and made fun of.. quite a weird thought!, but I am just thinking on the same lines as that of R.K Lakshman or Keshav or Surendera… so , I wondered , why didn’t I take it up as my project…?? Ha ha only when I run my own college ..!.

So! WHO IS THE PEST POLITICIAN to be animated? Did I say pest, sorry its BEST its BEST.. will be featured in my forthcoming posts…

PS: LAST POST WAS TYPED IN A HURRY..THE TIME I TYPED was directly proportional to the back-up time of my UPS.. the current went off!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Trip to Tripati - 2

this pic was taken in Bhima's hotel in Tirupati..
some facts about tirupati :
The idol of the god Vishnu was believed to have attained its form on its own by self- manifestation ( suyambhu).. it wasn't sculpted by any human it seems!
Tirupati is the 2nd most visited holy place after Vatican city!.
The mountains of Tirupati had born because of the movement of tectonic plates. The area had risen from the sea due to the motion of Indian plate. The proof of which, stands the stone arch which is said to be formed due to erosion by waves. And this incident is attributed(by geologists) to Lord Varahaswamy lifting the earth from under the sea.
And lots of other interesting facts are there, but i doubt their credibility so, didnt bring it in this blog..
The next morning we woke up and got ready to ascend the hill .. some of my friends stayed back in the rooms promising that they would join later at the top.. so, leaving them behind we stepped out at 4.30 am.. we fetched a jeep in which 19 of us squeezed in ( i 've got photo evidence).. we reached the foothils within 10 mins .. the journey to the temple will take five hours and we have 3550 steps to cross..!
we started to ascend the hill... every 100th step had the number of the step engraved on it.. so, when i was in my hundreth step half the people were out of my vision...wnly a few were with me, with them i started temple wards.. occasionally i stopped here and there..
at 7:55 am, i stepped on my final step, the 3550th!.. and i was the first and waited for the rest to join...after having breakfast we went to the stand in long queue!.. after waiting for an hour rest joined us including those who stayed back.. after joining them, we flourished our tickets to the guards and stood in the queue.. unlike last time, the queue moved very swiftly without any stop, occasionaly we were squeezed and waited for a long time.. after 1 and a half hours we 'd a the darshan and after that we 'd our lunch at a restaurant.. i wasnt able to eat anything! ..couple of my friends tonsured!..
After 45 mins we reached the foot-hill by bus, went to our rooms refreshed and rested for a while and we boarded the bus at 5 :30 and reached Chennai at 9...
Tthis is one of my memorable trip!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Trip to Tirupati!-1

,.. this post will feature the trip, to the holy land of thirumala..

25 of us, 16 boys and 9 girls, boarded a bus to thirupathi from cmbt.. The interesting thing bout trip was to reach the shrine atop, by foot!.. This excited me the most, as I just love walking that too with my friends!.. Last time year I’d been to thirupati with my family, the trip wasn’t that appealing to me, may be because of the thought of returning home bald!.. yes, last time I tonsured my head…. So, the travel was for five hrs and i was seated just before the last seat, was talking bout various things ( I wud call that as guys stuff).. while the bus tore the evening air in a moderate speed. the interesting thing bout this bus was , it kept me in my seat despite of bad roads, while in my previous trips the bus engages my head in kissing the roof of the bus, very often!..... so, after a lot of talking , got a little pain in my temples, and realized that it is the result of long days of non-talking!.... meanwhile we ‘d a pitstop at a roadside restaurant , and its name was Parkinn( no no, its not a star hotel) we filled our stomach and some of us did the dew!.. and the bus started again.. headed to thirupati.. we reached there around 8 15 pm.. we ‘d to visit a temple dedicated to godess alamelu which is about 5 km from Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the wife of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here. It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple... You may wonder why Sri Padmavathi Devi's temple is away from Lord Sri Venkateswara's. Legend has it that the Lord (Sri Maha Vishnu, who later took on the incarnation of Sri Venkateswara) showed his reverence towards the sage, Bhrigu Maharshi, even though the sage had insulted Vishnu by kicking Him on the chest…ok!ok!..and finally , we entered the temple when it was bout to close, we had darshan and went to ve our dinner at bhimas hotel!.. I just love Andhra food , known for its spicy nature.. so hoping for a good meal, I even forgave the person who made us walk for half an hour!.. while walking, I discovered that, the walls of the city were no longer white washed , but were covered with wall papers , wall papers were nothing but, colourful posters of newly released movies! The people were mad bout movies, its just a humble effort of the film makers to attract them, I thought!..and then we walked for 20 mins. Then finally! Reached! tummy rumbling!. Tongues twitching , mouth watering!, settled in the cushions n glanced at the menu card!! ….dreams shattered! One meal was priced at Rs 70!..Forlorn! some of my friends an I opted for dosai! And found out that its not a step down to meals! It was amazing.. however, we helped ourselves from our friends who bravely ordered Andhra meals.. while doing so, we had a difficult task of avoiding the glares of the waiters!... the meal ended with beedas and saunfs! And started to hotel or as it is otherwise called in thirupati as devasthanams (The statutory authority which manages the affairs of temple.).. after a good walk.. we reached the place .. and rested in the rooms alloted to us .and we ‘d to get up early tomorrow at 4…..( will be continued)

Saturday, February 3, 2007


Never in my wildest dreams i thought i am going to start a blog!.. but, my boredom pushed me into wilder than the wildest of my dreams!, in that i saw myself starting a blog.. with my little knowledge of 'interpreting the dreams', i still thought that i wont start a blog... i 've interpreted my dream wrongly!!.. as u can c, i ve started a blog ...

well! i ve named this blog as vishcocity,! the visitors will find some of my animation works in it!.. and of course will it with my analysis of various events and my proceedings in life!..