Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The end is the beginning is the end

I think I've used this title already, but here goes, anyway.

I have not been affected by the demise of Worldspace India -- the prime reason being that I had stopped listening to it for nearly three years (can't really fathom what triggered this, hint, hint).

But can't say this of my wife, who, incidentally, is the creator of an advocacy group in Facebook to keep the music alive.

When Worldspace came on the scene in 2000 (or was it 2001?), it filled a big void for me: having gotten used to a staple diet of music from K-Rock (No, not the 'World Famous' one from LA; this is from New York) during my time in the States, I was making do with streaming radio on the Net with a lousy dialup connection after my return. Worldspace was therefore something of a godsend for me (trivia: "Machinehead" by Bush was the first song I heard on WS).

I checked whether K-Rock was streaming online now (they weren't circa 1997), and sure enough, they do. Ergo the title of this post.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Speaking of three idiots

... here's what I think actually happened vis-a-vis the three escaped terrorists, take your pick:
  1. They were finished off in an encounter to do away with the inconvenience of a trial (Update: Turns out they had already finished serving their sentences. Why couldn't they then be simply deported to Pakistan?).

  2. They escaped from some other place, and the guilty parties are trying to shift the blame.

  3. Secret deal with Pakistan to release these persons in exchange for undisclosed favours (alright, this sounds too far-fetched)

I think the universe just winked at me

Call it karma, call it tricksterism, what the heck, maybe it's just a stupid publicity stunt for the movie, but aren't Aamir Khan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Chetan Bhagat the three idiots?