The White Tiger of India

Ready for another Slumdog Millionaire? After Vikas Swarup’s Q & A was made into Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle, it’s the turn of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize winner The White Tiger. The book’s rights have been acquired by Revolutionary Road producer…

The Omelette Man

There’s something rather allegorical about people who do just one small thing all their lives, but do it better than anyone else. So bloody true. Whether it’s the Omelette Man, or the Joker, they both suffer from the same quality of being persistent. I’m…

143.5 Centimeters of Love

I went to a train station today and learned that the distance between railway tracks is always 143.5 centimeters or 4 feet and 8.5 inches. Why this absurd measurement? I asked my girlfriend to find out and this is what she discovered. When they built the first train…

I can achieve it

The other evening, we watched “Ghajini“, a much anticipated (or should I say hyped) Hindi film. Said to be based on the cult classic, “Memento“, unfortunately it wasn’t even close to what I was expecting of an Aamir Khan film (specially after his previous…

Mumbai Meri Jaan (Mumbai My Darling)

Kaun Kehta Hai, Aadmi Apni Kismat Khud Likhta Hai? (Who says a man scripts his own destiny by himself?) ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda… (remember Him, and keep chanting his name…) ha raham, ha raham, farma e-Khuda… mehfuz har kadam karna e-Khuda, e-Khuda (… and He’ll make sure each…

The Tilt-Shift Illusion

Update (9 Jan 2009): TiltShiftMaker gives your photos that delightful tilt-shift look (via Boing Boing). After some playing around, I think that the manual effect in Photoshop or Gimp gives better results. Couple of weeks back, I saw a sample video which had an impressive mix of time-lapse and tilt-shift…