Friday, September 21, 2007


Music…it is so wonderful, these patterns of sounds make you feel happy, sad, relaxed..wonderful huh?

From “Sandatham Sumasaram..” from Ravindran Mash to “wish list..” of perl jam..both makes u feel the same..

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Little Things..

Evening sky always amazed me with its strange, beautiful and wonderful patterns everyday. One day I was just trying to look closer . And this is what happened …

I went out with my digi-cam. From balcony I had a neat view of the evening sky, took some snaps, stood there for some time. I was waiting to see how the sky evolves to its new self. But it never revealed that evolving process ….

After some time, I went inside copied the snaps to my laptop to see if I got something close to the original.

Again when I am back, it is all changed!!, to its entire new self….

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Motorcycle Diaries

Feeling nostalgic about all that was left behind, and excited about what is goin to come up...

But the second part of 'feeling-excited' is not so exciting for me, somehow.....

The crisp and clear sound of acoustic guitar...and the feel of cool wind on my face...

I miss my bike :(

Sunday, November 19, 2006


I could laugh a lot….laugh like no one is watching… :)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I Luv NY

That became one of the most exciting trips so far. NY and Niagara….

After the trauma to find out our parking lots, we just got in time to our flight to NY.

To make things perfect, I got the window seat. Enjoyed the speeding through the runway, then that feeling on your lower stomach when it just takes off,

Sight of those big parking lots turning into small areas with smaller patterns.

In fifteen minutes we were flying over Las Vegas, then Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon..

I was waiting for the sun set view from flight, but disappointed; it was on the other side. But later the night view of Chicago city was superb!!

Again at Newark airport we lost around 2 hours trying to find out P4, from where we need to catch shuttle buses to our hotel.

Next day morning, to NY. I won’t say that I am excited, it was raining, and that made happy. Though later we missed the city panoramic view from the top of Empire State Building, all together rain generated the right mood. And we came out of NY PEN station, trying to locate the places to visit, from the map, not knowing whatz waiting us. Nobody was thinking that we are about to enter to those narrow streets; everybody was busy studying the map, giving suggestions on where to go and all. We climbed the steps, came to the street, I just casually raised my head, not knowing that I am about to see one of the most exciting sights.

I stood still, unable to digest the whole thing immediately. I looked up, trying to reach my sight on top of each building. And each time when you wondered, “how tall this one is”, there came another one to beat that. If you ask me about the most exciting thing about NY, I would say - “these walks thru the streets…”, where you could feel the city, and as I told earlier, rain made it more enjoyable.

Streets, where most of them don’t care about the traffic signal to cross the street, nobody cares when the car behind them hits their car’s bumper. The streets look Yellow, ‘coz most of the cars being Yellow cabs. You could walk for hours with out getting bored a bit, watching life everywhere, watching people from all around the world, and talks (even in Malayalam). And you will start to love this City, love to be a part of these busy streets. Now I understood why most of them wear ‘I Luv NY’ T-Shirts.

By evening we reached in front of an old cathedral, got inside. It was prayer meeting time, and somebody sang too well, I felt like listening to opera, (One and only opera I heard before is in DCH). It made me relaxed and calm. We continued our walk in silence, not hurrying a bit, stopping on all signals, unlike our fellow pedestrians.

Madame Tussads was a place to experiment our skills in still photography, photos with Salma Hayek to Gandhiji to Einstein to Oozy…wait n see.

That day ended with our dinner at Hard Rock Café at Time Square….koppy kudichu…there was an interesting message, on the wall facing our table. It is written that “All is One”, with Buddha at center of the wall, accompanied by our very own Ganapathy, Hanuman, then St. Mary and at last most interestingly Elvis … making it unique.

Listened to some good, rare tracks, most of them were new to me, but still sounded so familiar.

Next day it was to Statue of Liberty.
Lower Manhattan facing the Liberty Island was a wonderful sight.

Later in the evening we went to Ground Zero. As somebody told, we could still feel that sorrow in the air, everything is still, the streets are so calm, looked like still in the shadow of 9/11. We walked straight to the banks of Hudson, sat there for some time, facing New Jersey on the other side of Hudson.

Trip back to our hotel was interesting. We had taken rental cars for next day’s Niagara trip. So we had to drive back from Newark PEN Station, somehow we consistently took wrong exits and reached somewhere far away from our hotel.

Aarokkeyo thery vilikkunnundu.

1:dai ithengotttt

2:ariyilla we will take I 78 south

1: dai southo atho northo

2: north



And these kinds of conversations, of course accompanied by special Malayalam usages, lead us to somewhere; still I could not believe that we reached back to our rooms.

Drive to Niagara was planned to start early morning 4 o’clock, but after that wonderful round trip last night we could reach back only by 1 o’clock, so I was almost sure that we are goin to move far away from 4 o’clock schedule. Thank God that we could start by 6, and long 6 hours drive is ahead of us.

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Friday Aug 18th 7.30pm woodland Hills, CA

They were getting ready (Buick and Pontiac Grand Pre..) for a long run. I started the Buick, this time not the usual starting procedure, where first u get into the car and key start the ignition, but from outside the car, just a button press away. Start aayappo njan onnu pedichu gear maatty aval thanne angu pokumennu thonni, so I suddenly got in. Entamme, its full of electronic controls, but where is the headlight controls, where is the indicator, took some time to learn all those. And we began the trip in style, me as the driver for Buick.

Yes, to Vegas, Las Vegas. Aaaram Thamupraam filmil Mohanalaal parayunna pole - “ Gwoalior, Khoraanakalude Gwolior”. - Vegas..casinokalude Vegas..theernnilla it is more than what u can imagine. It’s an entirely different concept. Where it has got its own rules, it’s on style for everything, and everybody else unknowingly adapts to that. And after all when we are all back home, it all felt a like dream. Yea it is a dreamland.

After traveling for around 5 hrs we could see the bright light in the middle of Nevada Desert, Marubhoomiyil oru swapna bhoomi pole, doore Vegas. It is attracting everything to that light, and we were no exception. Managed to get a room by 3.30 am. And you might have thought that we are going to sleep, no way.

Vegas unarunnathu raathrikalil aanu, Sooryan varunnathode aval urangukayaayi, pakal muzhuvan , onnum ariyaathe, pinneyum raathrikalil poornna sundariyaayi, athinte ella maasmarikathayodum koody unaraan.

We too joined her, went directly to Bellagio, one of the biggest Casinos there, Unaraan pokunna prabhathathinte urakka chadavukal illathe, ellam unarnnirikkunnu. Nokketha dooratholam ennu thanne parayaam, Casino hall. Its not too busy. People have started to leave, for a good “day” sleep and come back in the night. Somebody among us also got some money .I think Channu got some $20 altogether.

Purathu prabhatham thudangunnathe ullu, Njan orthu “ithu pole njan munpu prabhatham thudangunnathu kandathepozhaanu?”..hmm us soft le night shift kazhinju, athikaalathe thanuppil njan cd 100 odichu poyapppozhaarikkum.

Pakal muzhuvan urangy njangal vaikunneram kulichu kuttappanmarayi purathirangy, aadyam kazhikkano atho “kazhikkano”. Ohh, I dint tell you about the different hotels and the concept behind them. The famous hotels represent the famous cities around the world, Newyork Newyork, Paris, Ceaser Palace, Venice, Alladdin angane pokunnu hotels.

First we went to New York New York, and the casinos inside that represent those narrow streets in New York City, people who have been to NY will feel that, ennathre, nammal poyittillelum adutha NY trip nu pokumbo nokkanam. You have statue of liberty, time square etc..Avidunnu oro naraanga vellam kudichu njngal yaathrayaayi, to Grand MGM hotel, singathine kaanan.

Each Casino hall is so different and creatively designed, nammal engane nokky ninnu pokum. Singathine kandu we went to Paris. Think of walking from New York to Paris J.

There you have the ‘mini’ Eiffel tower, hotelnte naduthalathil ninnu thudangy aakaasathinte uyarangalilekku . I heard summer of sixty-nine record inside the hotel lobby, but it was not a record, a live band. And they sang so well. Enthinadhikam parayunnu , pinne avde irunnu oru 1 hour. The most beautiful thing about this hotel is its roof designing. It is like an evening sky, with perfect light arrangements, and you feel like twilight time. Twilight in Paris with live band and Bloody Mary, what else do you need?

Inside Venice also they have this same setting, and I liked it more than Paris. Inside the hotel they have canals, athil vanchy paattum paady thony thuzhayunna vallakkaar, athiil avalum avanum mughaa mugham kannil nokky irunnu.

Pinne, P dance cheythedaa..ithavana chuttum kalichavarude peru ariyilla, sorry.

Oduvil ellam kazhinju njangal thirichu, orkkumbo ellaam oru swapnam pole. On the way back we could see Joshua trees in the desert land.

Now it is 11.36 am, I am in office sitting in front of my desktop, opened a WSAD, back to reality. Boring life begins, waiting for our trip to NY and Niagara. And ultimately waiting to come back, back to you all…

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Logic, Science and Philosophy

Nowadays I am more interested in browsing thru wikipedia. There was nothing useful to do, so I started browsing through wikipedia. It is really good man.

And I believe this interest is the after effect of me finishing the second round of Zen and the Art… So I had this sudden urge of understanding the basics. Ok, where to start, I thought.

I started from my school days, till 10th standard I was able to understand most of things (or at least I think so), I am talking about school syllabus. Then pre-degree, it was an abrupt change; I could not understand most of things. For example let me ask this basic question, what is differentiation/integration?. If your math lecturer or professor (whoever it is) gives you an equation to differentiate or integrate, u will finish that in seconds, but why? Why are we doing this, what is the meaning all this? I never asked this question then, and when I started asking it was too late, anyway better late than never.

So I started with differentiation, ohh it was too interesting to browse about calculus, its uses, why we differentiate, why we put that long ‘s’ for integration, everything had a meaning, it was not just happened to be like that.

The second topic of interest was ‘Relativity’, it is one of the major milestones in modern Physics, but I donno what it is, shame. And it was also interesting. It explained the meaning of time, how time is different in different points of references, how gravity can be considered as a curve in time-space. Too interesting, but why we missed all these interest, all these questions, why we never thought of the underlying meaning. I am worried, thinking about how we wasted our time by trying to answer exam questions. So while browsing thru all these I read of so many great personalities, who contributed to all this.

While browsing through the scientists, who explained all this mysteries to us, I found an interesting thing. Everybody, during their early stages of life was purely concentrating on science, and as a result they could come up with new theories. But later on as they started digging towards the ultimate truth, they could not explain everything in terms of science, or at least by their logic, and they became philosophers. For example if u look at Einstein he was a philosopher, if u look at Alan Turing he was a Philosopher.

So what was the point, as a beginner everybody was confident, on science, on logic, but later on, the more they tried to understand the more they found unexplainable things?

So did that give Einstein satisfaction, after explaining the most exciting theory of modern Physics? Yea I think for sure that it gave him satisfaction as a Physicist, not as a Philosopher.