Sunday, March 30, 2008


The protests continue all over the world. This time it was a Tibetian Women's Organisation in Bangalore. Ladies break down as the protests get more vociferous. China has cut off all communication lines and many don't know if their families are safe. Can you imagine being in such a situation? Is it fair to stand by and watch while others do? Well, stop being so cynical and sign the petition. Every vote counts... Call me naive but that's what I believe. Lets send these people all the good vibes we can.

1,336,350 have signed already. Please go an sign the petition at Avaaz.

Wondering what the Dalai Lama thinks about all this? Check out his recent interview with the BBC>>>>

And if you want to know more about the History of the Tibet situation check out this Documentary. It's almost an hour long but it's more than a worthwhile watch.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Adivare - home and village

Photos from my brief (way too brief) trip to my village, Adivare. Yes, that's where my surname comes from. Adivarekar = Of Adivare. Now that we're done with the QED stuff, here are some photos. I shall return to the land of my roots at leisure one day and do real justice to its remote environs with more words and pictures.

My ancesteral home, rebuilt by my grandad after a typhoon raised it to the ground in the 50s

Inside the house

Inside the house

My dad in a contemplative moment

The caretaker, Ramu kaka

Watch out for Part DVO - Vyethye Beach. Heaven.... :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

YouTube Video Awards 2007

The winners have been announced!

YouTube users voted for nominees of 12 categories - music, sports, comedy, instructional, short film, inspirational, commentary, creative, politics, series, eyewitness and adorable.

So go check them out - YouTube Video Awards 2007

Street Walking - Masinagudi

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

VT aka CST

It's a poster for the chaos theory. That many people in quick-step, doing a strange a-mathamatical waltz, tiny ants weaving their way to their movable mound. It's a wonder how this post-colonial left over can stand so opulently, gazing down at Mumbai's millions, while smilingly ushering them into her cavernous interiors. Till now, I was one of those little ants, zooming to my destination, auto-pilot deployed. At least until, I stopped and looked and clicked.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

arty farty and all, men...

Due to constant encouragement (read: friendly threats) from chamki and shilo, I sometimes succumb and draw something.

And, no, I won't take offense at a quiet snigger on your part. :D