Monday, December 19, 2005

Feelin' Groovy

Hi all!

Like wow! It's been an amazing day. Loads of work got done and I painted the "Wall" for nearly 10 hours straight. Alright.. I may have shortened my lifespan a bit by inhaling a lot of paint-fumes from the spray-gun, and my hands now look like Helga from some Witchy-movie, but it was fun.

Painting "The Wall" is no mean task. It's 60 feet by 20 feet of wall. That's a lot of surface to be painted!!!

The wall took more than 5 days to paint last year. This time around, in 10 hours flat, we've white-washed it completely and painted the blue part. It's on schedule to finish in 2 or 3 days flat. That's great. And I'm proud to say that I painted more than half of it all (so far atleast...)!

Here's a pic of the '03 wall: (competed)

And the '04 wall (3rd day of painting):

So - fun stuff. Mood Indigo is now just around the corner. I guess many of my coming blogs are going to be about MI. Some of the best days of my life. :)

It's now 6:30 AM. About the right time to go to sleep. Breakfast first... at Maddu. Then sleep.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

So, What's The Craziest Thing You've Done Lately???

I've been more-or-less living in the Mood Indigo office over the last couple of weeks. In the mess that we call our home, we sometimes discover goodies from last year. I found one such item today. It was the "Informals '04" leaflet which had been written by KP last year. Here it is:

I.N.F.O.R.M.A.L.S. '04
So, what's the craziest thing you've done lately???

Declaration: We here are Informals hereby solemnly swear to completely redefine what the word crazy means to you. Go wild with freaky games, celebs, personality contests and a fiendishly huge amount of freebies.

Moving Informals: You have heard of the wheel of fortune or the dice of fortune. Well, Informals brings to you the Truck of Fortune. And it's loaded! Winning stuff was never this simple. Just sit around the major roads if IIT and Informals will come to you.

Scavenger Hunt: If you thought finding lost keys was difficult then get a load of this. The classic Scavenger Hunt. Find things that you never even knew existed!

Aakruti The Clay Modeling Competition: Remember the good old days when playing around in the mud was really fun? Well, it still is. And know that you might even win stuff in the process!

War of the PJs: Remember the joke about the sardar? Well write it down! And if you can't remember that one then write any bloody joke you know, and who knows? We might fund you silly enough to give you a proze!

Informals Graffiti Board: Record your wisdom (or lack of it) for the future generations. Philosophize, theorize, conjecture or plain blab. This wall is your's for the taking.

Those were fun days :) ... And they're back again!
So, what's the craziest thing you've done lately?

Saturday, December 03, 2005


I just looked at the medicines that a friend of mine was taking, and something struck me - Here's a blow-by-blow account of medicine thru the ages:

2000 BC: Person falls sick, goes to wise-old medicine man, gets some herbs and that's how you cure diseases.

1000 BC: Same scenario, but now the Druid says "Herbs! Bah! Here: This potion will cure you."

1 AD: Religion is the order of the day. "Potions? No way! Pray and you shall get better!"

1000 AD: "Pray? Holy-scizmoly! What crap. Here take these medicines. You'll feel better in no time!"

1900 AD: "Medicines? Tablets are more effective."

2000 AD: "Tablets have side effects! Here take these herbs. They'll cure you."

Medicine in 2000 BC and 2000 AD have turned out to be the same! We've just gone in circles.

Sometimes I think clothes are going thru a similar circle. Think about it.

Friday, December 02, 2005

I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright, bright, bright
Sun-Shiny day.

What was that? Well a couple of days ago while going in a train from Kanjur to VT, some freak in a hurry to get off the train knocks my glasses clean off. I never found them. They were a new pair. And they cost 2.5k!!

So, for the last couple of days I haven't done much. Just mostly complained that I can't see clearly. Now, i've got new frames. And they ROCK! I Can see Clearly Now :D

Check out my new ones: They have "attitude" written all over ;)

Thursday, December 01, 2005


The Aliens came from a far distant world in a large yellow ship that blinked as it twirled. It rouded the moon and entered our sky. We knew they had come but we didn't know why.

Bright the next morning with noisy commotion the ship slowly moved out over the ocean. It lowered a tube and drained the whole sea for transport back home to their Galaxy.

The tube then sucked up the clouds and the air, causing no small amount of Earthling despair. "Help us! Please stop!" was the public outcry.

A hatch opened up and the aliens said,
"We're sorry to learn
That you soon will be dead,
But though you may find this slightly macabre,
We prefer your extinction
To the loss of our job."

(any guesses?)

A Hazy Shade of Winter

I woke up this morning and stepped out, and the weather was brilliant! Clear skies, cold and fresh. It reminded me of last year. And the year before that - When I (along with many many others) put nightout after nightout in SAC preparing for the 4 most amazing days in the year.

Yup! 25 days to go. Mood Indigo is here at last. As I look around, it dawns upon me that I have loads of work to do. A website to finish, registrations to start and much more. But it isin't really work - it's fun!

So, to all my old friends - do come to Mood I, December 26th to 29th. It's amazing.

Look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter
Look around, the grass is high
The fields are ripe, it's the springtime of my life

Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won't you stop and remember me
At any convenient time
Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
Of unpublished rhyme
Drinking my vodka and lime

I look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Pauil Simon, A Hazy Shade of Winter