Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dave Barry gets serious about humour

Check out this interview with Dave Barry. It's almost two months old, but I came across it today and I enjoyed reading it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Honestly, I don't know how to rate this movie. I liked parts of it, parts of it I thought were cliched. I was extremely disappointed with the last Nagesh Kukunoor movie (of Hyderabad Blues fame) that I saw and I've not been too pleased with his last few movies. In fact I had decided not to see a Kukunoor movie again but I decided to check this one out. Okay, so

In case you were in a cave somewhere or don't read movie reviews, Iqbal is about a young man who cannot hear or speak and whose dream is to play for the Indian cricket team. He's from a village, he's had no coaching but he's passionate and the movie is about his quest to fulfill his dream.

It's a good effort but for me it just didn't happen. The story for me had a couple of places where it was a bit difficult to believe. It's not a bad movie but it's not a great one either. Okay, maybe.

PS: I thought the girl who plays Iqbal's sister acted really well.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Tis the season of spam

I'm still deleting spam comments from my blog posts. And, for the last month or so I've been getting a regular load of junk email on my Yahoo account. Looks like the spam bots are out in full force.

The blog spam comments usually are in the form -- I really liked your blog, I am going to bookmark it and tell the whole universe... blah blah.

The spam comments are left by people with Blogspot accounts in some cases, so it's going to be an interesting ride. Maybe Blogger will have to come up with some sort of email verification as well. They've already got the Word verification for comments, which I've turned on for my blogs, but that'll work only for the spam bots. If some spammer is jobless enough to leave comments manually, it won't work.

I wonder if there are people who get paid to leave these comments on the really popular blogs (not mine, of course). Could be the start of another outsourcing industry.