Sajjanpur, Big Boss, this and that

Well I caught yet another new movie this weekend. 'Welcome to Sajjanpur' or 'Mahadev ka Sajjanpur' as the censor board certificate mentioned. Earlier this year when I saw 'Kismet Konnection' I thought that was very sweet movie made quite rare in bollywood; well rarity happened twice this year !! 'Welcome to Sajjanpur' is extremely sweet movie which is comic and thought provoking at same time.
I also updated myself with things happening in 'Big Boss 2' and was quite amused at the histrionics happening there. Surely entry of Diana Hayden has brought about some amount of sanity. I like the way Diana speaks all so mature and practical. Surely she seems beauty with brains! Her cool as cucumber attitude might just win her the game! Then I think, the boys would surely try to vote her off! Well anyways all this does make the program very interesting to watch. I actually watch it online! who has time to watch it late in night and then keep patience with many breaks of boring endless commercials!
Anyways, in both the movie 'Welcome to Sajjanpur' and 'Big Boss 2' just like Shilpa Shetty commented, there is no dearth of 'characters' and their peculiarities which make them extremely entertaining. I just can't imagine how a reality show could become as engaging and conflicting as a saas-bahu serial !!
Also another highlight of the weekend was the amazing 1000kg blast in Mariott Islamabad! wow, did you guess see [on tv/news] the crater the blast made? and also the CCTV footage! All I can say is WOW, what all can anger and hate make people do! I REALLY wish I could ask those Al-Qaida people, what did they achieve? Most of the near 60 people who lost their lives were drivers, security or staff of the hotel! Mostly poor and middle class people who have literally no say in either local government decision or least of all world politics! Has taking these lives helped al-Qaida's cause any way at all? Does their Allah allow such killings in name of Jihad? These people were likely thier own kin in some ways, at least by way of common faith! So in my opinion all what Al-Qaida has done is kill their own! So what is the point they are try to make?
In the same way many activists of Bajrang Dal have believed to have attacked and ransacked various churches in areas in and around Mangalore. They have even ransacked a prayer hall of nuns of a special order which only does prayers 24x7 and do not even interact with outside world! I believe the Bajrang Dal is against the coerched conversions but then 99% of churches which they ransacked do NOT do that at all !!! These dim-witted people even lack basic understands of various orders in christianity! Something like some American manhandled some sikhs after the 9/11 relating their 'pagadi' as similar to Osama !!!! I wonder if some Americans even think, Obama is some distant relation to Osama ! I won't be surprised.... so what is really these people's point at this violence?? Sadly this stupidity is not even amusing that these people who cannot even differentiate between right and wrong have immense amount of physical power to bring enough hurt in people! That 40 feet wide and 25feet deep crater stands witness.
Seriously speaking, I think these 'terrorist' are nothing but bunch of lunatics who have completely lost their mind! We need some very intelligent pyschologist who can cure these people's mental disease.

Protesting against communalism

Everyone would have read about widespread violence in Mangalore, Karnataka. I understand that number of churches were destroyed and christian protesters were physically harmed even when the protest was non-violent! Shame on the local police to have either supported or being meek bystander in the process. Down with these people who in name of religion bring harm to others. As a devout Hindu, I would like to disown these people who are trying to claim Hindu support. Surely NOT! I protest against harming of unarmed non-violent people who mean no harm to others.
I do not support forced conversions from one religion to another, which I do understand is quite common in India. Drones of missionaries land up on our shores with plan to 'enlighten' supposedly dark minds. I wonder how can a closed mind open minds of others! This is as serious as the terrorism harming countries worldwide. In name of religion christian missionaries are polluting local culture. I wish I come across one such missionary and have an argument against religion conversions. In the same breath, I'd say Indian Federal or state governments have to bring in specific laws banning this practice of conversion without which these people have all the lawful rights to influence gullible rural poor people into conversion.
Someone said this before, not sure who, I may not agree with what they say but I will support all out that they have all the rights to say and do whatever they want to say and do !!!!!!

Do you agree?


Well, the bailout of Freddie Mac, Fannie May and AIG by US Federal Reserve had me thinking! I guess the middle path of socialism is the right way to go rather than extreme capitalism and communism!
I am happy that on twenty-sixth day of November, 1949 "WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ", Under social equality, everyone has equal status and opportunities. Economic equality in this context means that the government will endeavor to make the distribution of wealth more equal and provide a decent standard of living for all.
Does this make sense to everyone or I am extrapolating illogically?

Video Eyewear

Everytime I see some interesting video on my mobile or laptop or for that matter even TV, I wished I could see it in much bigger frame and clarity but not using a projector for which I need a huge plain wall or screen and rest of paraphernalia!
I ask the web using Google if there is something like a portable bioscope of olden times! and lo behold, there is not one but many companies offering their wares in this sphere and such things so to speak are called 'Video eyewear'! Seriously, this is the ultimate cool stuff to put on ur nose and step into the world of entertainment.... this is something on TOP of my wishlist........
Here are two examples:
Vuzix: AV920
The AV920 from Vuzix features our best mobile experience yet; a wearable virtual 62” big screen compatible with almost any audio/video device. Ditch your small screen and watch your movies with portable DVD players or personal media players in beautiful, crystal clear high resolution 2D and 3D. The AV920 also works with your video iPod! A small built in lithium ion battery allows for 5 hours of continuous use, and the iWear’s lightweight and ergonomic designs ensures long use in perfect comfort. The AV920 offers the ultimate big screen experience on the go.
ezGear: ezVision
ezVision X4 Video Glasses offers you a 64" virtual screen that fit like a pair of glasses. The ezVision X4 Video Glasses are ultra lightweight, weighing less than 4.0 ounces. With built in earphones, an 5 hour rechargeable Lithium ion battery pack, iPod Video* & DVD adapters, and the included wall charger, you canenjoy movies, music videos, cartoons, and podcasts. ezVision takes the “home” out of home theater and makes a portable wide-screen experience…well..ez.

One Wednesday

One Wednesday, 10th September 2008, the world will be enlightened!
No, I am not talking about the bollywood movie which released last week! I am talking about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of Council for European Research Nuclear (CERN) in which the scientists will send out two beams of subatomic particles in opposite directions, to collide in the center of the detector leading to not only production of immense amount of energy but also maybe some special type of particles which scientists think exist but have never seen or felt them!
This link gives details on the need of the experiment ->
I am pasting details of the experiment from NY Times article here
The collider, 14 years and $8 billion in the making, is the most expensive scientific experiment to date. Thousands of physicists from dozens of countries have been involved in building the collider and its huge particle detectors. It is designed to accelerate protons to energies of seven trillion electron volts — seven times the energy of the next largest machine in the world, Fermilab’s Tevatron — and smash them together.
In recent weeks, there has been a blitzkrieg of papers and predictions on what might or might not be discovered, by theorists eager to get their bets down before the figurative roulette ball drops or the dice begin to tumble.
At stake is a suite of theories called the Standard Model, which explains all of particle physics to date, but which breaks down at the conditions that existed in the earliest moments of the universe. The new collider will eventually reach temperatures and energies equivalent to those at a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. There are many theories about what will happen, including the emergence of a particle known as the Higgs boson, which is hypothesized to endow other particles with mass, or the identity of the mysterious dark matter that provides the invisible scaffolding of galaxies and the cosmos.
But nobody really knows for sure, which is part of the fun, but which has led to a few alarming claims that the collider could spit out a black hole or some other accidental phenomenon that could end the Earth or the universe. Those claims have been vigorously rebutted by a series of safety reports and studies, the most recent of which was published last week in The Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, a peer-reviewed journal.
The director general of CERN, Robert Aymar, said in a news release, “The LHC is safe, and any suggestion that it might present a risk is pure fiction.”
Even if its critics are right, the end is not nigh. For now, the beams will only be circulating, not colliding, in what is more of what Tommaso Dorigo of the University of Padua called a “mediatic” event on his blog, The intensity of the beams, he wrote, “will be more or less like that of vehicles on a dust trail in Arizona, and our detectors will be like poor souls dozing on the side, thumb up for a hitchhike in case a car stops.”
The first collisions, at a non-Earth-shattering energy of 450 billion electron volts apiece, will not happen for another couple of weeks or so. And it might take a month or two to ramp up the proton energies to five trillion electron volts — as high as the machine will go before shutting down for the winter — and collide them.
The whole world will be watching. Information on how to join them is here:
Just FYI: India has made financial contributions to this project and is one of the observing nations.