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Life if full of a million things that we remember and cherish, enough to not even fill "One Gargantuan Monkey Fist". This is a collection of those special,unique and funny events my life, thoughts on technology, F1 and the ying-yang of relationships.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Narain Karthikeyan - Star of the future


Being an Indian I follow on Narain's career and what people say about him. I am a staunch Ferrari / Schumacher fan. But it kinda becomes my duty to back homeboy.

With the car he has Narain has done good. Being the back runners, we dont really get to see much of them on TV, but you never know how well he could have been had he been in a better car and with a stronger team. Maybe time will answer the question.

Narain's Helmet with the Indian Flag

Narain's Conterversial Helmet Posted by Hello

This is the helmet that the Indian government is out to get.

Firstly, that aint even Indian colors. It looks kinda sorta like the Indian flag, but it aint. The chakra (the wheel on the top) is a dead give away though.

India is one of the very few developing countries that has a chance of representing itself in a global sport. I think it is the personal opinion of the preson to represent himself as an Indian or an individual. I understand that the Indian goverment has strict rules about where and when a flag can be displayed and how.. for all the right reasons. But this is a case where the person has decided to represent himself as an Indian and is showing the world that we are there making a mark.

I really think this is not a big deal, as long as Narain does not have the flag on his shoes or something.

Narain in the EJ-15 Posted by Hello

What has the world come to ?

Growing up, when your best friend had a moustache, you wanted one. You liked seeing your father shave and you wanted to do it. As a kid we have craved everything that adults do, wear pants, drive cars, have your own money to spend, your own TV, your own everything.

And then there comes a time when you would rather relax and let life take its own course. You would like to spend one more day in school before you graduate, smoke one more cigratte before you quit, drink one more beer before you leave.

Of late, I have found myself in the company of people who are busy preparing to get married. Given that I am 25 and all my friends are in the same age group, its understandable. I have nothing against them, I wish them all the luck. The part that sucks is that I am right there, single, not trying to hookup and yet I am in the middle of so many relationships getting into the next stage.

When I carefully span the spectrum, every single one of my friends, who is as old as me has been in a relationship for the past few years. The only ones I know who were not in one, were either the "mom will find me a girl" or "Dude how do you get laid so often?" kinda guys. Every single one of my good friends from undergrad is hooked up and they are planning their weddings now.

As the story goes, no more drinking buddies "I went out last week dude, I can't" and this was the "no man the party ain't over its only 4 AM" guy. No more dinner buddies "Dude I need to call India to talk to this girl, maybe after 11 ". Are all these guys are either growing up ?

If this is happening to me, it should and would be happening to every other person I know. It should have happened to my dad, his friends, my uncles, my sister who is a few years older than I am. I never heard anyone talk about this, I never saw a book at Barnes and Noble about this. Or.... is this happening to just me ?

Whatever the answer may be, I know that at this stage, I just want time to stand still, I do not want things to change, I do not want to grow up, if it is growing up.

Dont get me wrong, I dont have a problem with commitment, its just the kind of commitment and the time at which it happens. I know this aint the time for me, I am not sure when the time will be, but for now let time stay still.

T610 - Review

Sony Ericssion T 610 Posted by Hello

I have been a cellphone user for a long time now. Around 5 years. My first cellphone was a ericsson flip phone with a two line grey scale display. My latest is a Motorola V551.

Along the years I have seen cellphones take various shapes and forms and sizes. They packed way too many features loosing site of the basic fact that no matter what it could do, it still should be a good phone.

About a year ago I got my T 610. I had no idea about how the phone was, but I was getting it for free, so I decided to take it. The bluetooth headset was a bonus.

Having had the phone for such a long time, I think the phone looks ok. Atleast when you compare it with the newer phones, the T 610 is just plain blah. My battery cover has a small dent and is scratched pretty hard. Another irritating feature, though I got used to it was that the button on the right hand side had direct access to the internet and you could not change its functionality.

The navigation is very intutive. After a few weeks of using the phone, you get used to the joy stick. The backspace and clear buttons are things I miss on my motorola. Every single option that you would use was made available within a couple of key presses. Things like put the phone on silent, turn on bluetooth, lock the phone's keypad were made available in a very easy fashion.

Bluetooth on the phone was ok. The reception was not always static free, but it worked. The T9 predictable text completion software was amazing, sending and receiving messages was also pain free. You could disable your phone number from being displayed in the receivers caller id and this is a feature that helped pull a couple of pranks on people.

The battery life on this phone is the best part. My phone lasts for a week without recharging, again I am not on the phone a lot. But even if I am, it lasts for a couple of days or even more. I have never had this with any other phone and am pretty sure that this will be a dream for other phone makers in the near future.

Overall, the T 610 is an amazing phone, so amazing that when I switched from T-Mobile to Cingular, I unlocked my phone so I could use it in the Cingular network. I have a strong feeling that I am going to sell my V551, so if there are any takers out there, gimme a call.

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