Thursday, June 29, 2006

Roberto Carlos - Arigato

Imaginations run galore @ Pepsi. But does Roberto Carlos really have to go this far against Japan?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Jose + 10

It took me a while to get over dissapointing Dirk's lack of big match gamesmanship , as Wade walked away with all the laurels. Switching to football, where the ball hits the net probably just once or twice in the entire game, was not an obvious alternative. Mexico and Netherlands losing to lesser opponents (yes I do mean Argentina) inspite of better display of talent and strategy brings out the irony, haunting me of the Maverics's loss to the Heat from 2-0 lead.

Now I am left with no choice but to root for Ghana which has been the only other team that I enjoyed watching. They are playing Brazil tomorrow.Who knows?

Watch these Commercials. These give me a respite.
Jose + 10
Continued here

And the funniest one sporting David Beckham as if he is not having enough trouble from the media.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Malayalam, Madam... were the simple words that I was using to test my little BASIC program to check whether a given string was a palindrome. My dad mentioned this to me for the first time and introduced me to the history of Palindromes and its use in historical events. I loved Palindromes thereafter and I still have the habit of reversing the letters while I read a new word.

"Able was I ere I saw Elba" was a palindrome used to mark the defeat and exile of Nepolean Bonaparte.

"A man, aplan, a canal, Panama" when Panama Canal was conceived.

"Madam, I am Adam" was the first reference to the first man of the world in the Bible.

In Tamil, a different kind of palindrome. Read horizontally and vertically.

Si va ji
va yi le
ji le bi

Fascinating, is'nt it?

The longest palindrome has 17259 words.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdech Preah Bâromneath Norodom Sihamoni, Preahmâhaksat

Rajadhi Raja Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Raja Kula Thilaka Sri Vettaya Maharaajaa Paraar.

I have only heard such titles in movies. The King of Cambodia, Preahmâhaksat Norodom Sihamoni has the title which has a mixture of Sanskrit and Khmer words that is comparable to our own cinematic titles.
Hey!!! he is a bachelor and there is no direct successor to his throne.
Do I hear you girls say Paul Allen would be a better pick?