Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wonderful Low-Budget Docu on Banaras/Varanasi

@varungrover pointed me to this wonderful documentary. Have a look at the awesomeness that is the city where I spent 4 very formative years of my life :).

Die in Varanasi (Holy Shit) from isaac niemand on Vimeo.

What is impressive is that this was shot on a super low budget. Very nice.
The filmmaker's page is here.

P.S. I am flying to India for two weeks this Sunday. Wish I could also visit Varanasi :-\.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

[mobilePic] Ethipian chicken curry in Paris. yum. :-)

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Birthday and Other Updates

So yesterday, March 3, 2010, I turned 29. [yes, n was = 28, and now n = 29].

The birthday was fun, including a ton of wishes, online (on Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, Buzz, etc), on the phone, and in person. I got a gift from E, which was pretty and useful [reminded me of the cute-and-useless bunny from the Vidushaks in 2008 :)], and Leesa is going to bake a cake this Saturday :).

After work, a bunch of us work buddies went for drinks in Paris, with @jasminf and @lafauxvaisienne joining us. This was followed by some yummy take-home lebanese food and desserts. Good times overall :).

Previously, on March 1st, we celebrated Holi at work. Here are some pics [embedded below for your convenience]:

And tomorrow morning, I am going for my 3rd and final eye injection [those who do not know why I am getting these injections, please click here]. Will tweet about it as it happens.

That's it for now. Back to paper writing!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Holi Hai!

Super busy with writing and reviewing papers, but still missing Holi :-(. Some quick links

1. Wonderful NPR post on Holi. Give a Listen

2. Wikipedia on Holi.

3. My Holi Bollwood Song playlist

4. A Special and Wonderful Holi Video. Must watch.

Happy Holi y'all! And know that I am very envious of all of you who are able to play with colors today. :-(

On the bright side, I did buy some desi sweets last evening, and S and I will be sharing them with our non-desi officemates this afternoon [like last year]. And yes, there will be color :).

[previous Holi posts]