Am terribly disappointed. For a lot of reasons. But the most, by one.
"A man's value/influence on this society is determined by the no. of heads that mourn on this death", it's said.
A legend has just passed away. Not less than a week ago. And what have done other than FB status msgs, Twitter taggings, a few +1's and by some stone agers' Orkut scraps...?
He'd never asked me to buy any of the products of his company. Neither did I care to think of it since they were more clearly overpriced.
But how could such a legend not be here from India...? There has to be an Indian connection, did I think. Not that this is the only country that can host such a genius. But yet, when we don't / cant have something, it's at least a bit soothing to celebrate it as if it were ours.
We Indians are still proud of Aryabhatta/Bhaskara for giving this world it's greatest digit ZERO and other jaw-dropping gyans. Be it Bhagavad Gita/Thirukkural. Rabindranath Tagor…
Well, we all know our beloved A.R.Rahman's latest holllywod venture was 'Couples Retreat'... I got the soundtracks of the movie n all of them were really awesome...!!! With some songs wit the Indian touch, they were all pleasant to the ears...
And the most interesting thing is that there's a full song in Tamil...! :) Can u believe that...? A Tamil song in a hollywood movie...!
The song starts "kuru kuru kangalile" and is penned & sung by our Rahman himself...! :)
In an interview, Rahman said, "The director of the movie asked for a song that must be intoxicating. Well, Tamil can be intoxicating too...!"
The song is really intoxicating and here's the lyrics:
So, it's been a while since I wrote on my travel - over 6 years, to be precise. Not that I haven't been traveling, but just that I didn't really find the time to write them down - or tbh, too busy and mostly lazy to.
I'm back only recently from a few days at the Lake District, and it was quite nice, if not lovely. I was there was Christmas holidays last year as well, and it was lovely - especially the snow, and met quite a few interesting people, but sadly, no snow this time. Plus, there were cloudy days, and I still tried to make the most of it all.
The plan was to leave Nottingham by the 0540 train to Penrith (via Warrington Central), and I slept promptly early on the night of 21-Dec, and woke up fairly early per my standards. The cab I had booked was at my home at 0520, and it would take not more than 10 mins to the station. Only on boarding the cab, I realized that the train was at 0520, and it had departed already. Thanks to the Off-Peak return I ha…