2013 – Silence of the Blogs

My most silent year yet on the blog. Though I’ve put up a flimsy excuse of a reason on the sub-header of the blog title, it is just that – a flimsy excuse. Several other factors preclude that…but that’s for another blog post 😉

As they do every year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. So it goes…

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

I’ve Moved

Ever heard of a sabbatical within a sabbatical?

For those of you who noticed, I have been on a self-imposed sabbatical from blogging & social networking for a while now. But there was the odd post or two here or some random pics over on Instagram and some smattering of tweets over at Twitter. But over the past month or so, there was radio silence over there too…

The reason? I’ve moved.

Not away from the city I’ve made my home for the past 9 years. But into a new locality. Having stayed at pally and pet and guda for all this while I have now moved to a pur.

No prizes for guessing which one!

F1 Indian Grand Prix – I Ain’t Going

Just popped up to share the news that, due to unavoidable circumstances and miscellaneous ongoings, I had to shelve my plans to catch the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit at Noida.

I had almost finalized the accommodation arrangements and would have purchased the South Zone Premium Stand tickets from BookMyShow this weekend. But, as things stand now, I’ll (probably) be watching the race from the confines of my home itself 😦

Will Red Bull continue their dominance or will Alonso, Hamilton, Button et al can put one over Vettel & Webber? We’ll know by October 30th evening…

Now Reading: Sholay – The Making of a Classic

Sholay - Making of a Classic

 

So what if it is a ten year old book? Telling, as it does, the story behind Hindi Cinema’s biggest movie, the book in itself is a mini-classic. And there was another reason that I laid my hands on it – the book I was after, was out of stock!

P.S: er…I don’t do book reviews so this was just to let you know that I hadn’t walked off into the sunset or anything like that…

P.P.S: This book reminded me of a discussion with friends on Orkut sometime back – there was a trivia post asking who had a double role in this movie. There were not one but two answers! The joke answer was: Jai’s Coin (it had King George on both sides, remember!). For the serious (and likely correct) answer look no further than Mushtaq Merchant. He played the train driver in the beginning scenes & also the guy whose bike Jai & Veeru steal just before the yeh dosti song. Hope this anecdote will be in the book…