Void Sound Of A Void Monk

I’ve been relaxing and trying to make the most of my holidays for the past few days. It’s amazing how much you can get done when in the right frame of mind. While doing some coding in my spare time lately, I’ve had a…

A Red Duct Tape

Joel Spolsky recently wrote about the “Duct Tape Programmer“: Duct tape programmers are pragmatic. Zawinski popularized Richard Gabriel’s precept of Worse is Better. A 50%-good solution that people actually have solves more problems and survives longer than a 99% solution that nobody has because it’s…

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…

House of Cards

Radiohead just released a new video for their song “House of Cards”. It’s a ground-breaking experiment with capturing 3D images. Forget about your house of cards And I’ll do mine Fall off the table and get swept under Denial, denial The infrastructure will collapse From…

Menwhopause, Downtown

Downtown waiting at your window strain to drop by while you ask why You’re reaching for stars now try to hold on ahead Can’t can’t we can’t we be can’t we be dreaming? That’s Menwhopause‘ unreleased track titled…

Kailash Kher's Sufi Singing

I’ve grown fond of Kailash Kher‘s sufi singing after listening to his song Saiyaan. Not only does he have a great voice, but he also has a great sense of humor from what I saw of him on a TV show. His struggle has made him…

The Ideal Fusion Duo

The other day my dad was raving about a certain piece of instrumental fusion (based on classical Indian music) that was performed on the Indian Idol show as an exclusive feature. The fusion (jugalbandhi) was performed by Adnan Sami (a renowned singer, who also happens to be one of the…