Archives for the month of: August, 2007

I was just wondering about all the hype about the 7 wonders of the world and I came to the conclusion that every country and city must be having its 7 (or more) wonders.

So, I decided to compile a list of eligible wonders of Kuwait.

  1. Old Gates of Kuwait
  2. Kuwait Towers
  3. Red Fort – Jahra
  4. Seif Palace
  5. Liberation Tower
  6. The Scientific Center
  7. The skating rink
  8. The Hashemi II dhow
  9. Water towers – various locations

Most of these or all of them are on the list for their architectural uniqueness or for their being a first in the region.

Leave your votes or comments on which of these should make it to a final list or if any more can be added to this list.

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ramoji-film-city Ramoji Film City situated outside Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India is the World’s largest Film Studio complex as certified by the Guinness book of World records. This studio complex offers all facilities for making a movie and claims that a person can walk in with a script and walk out with a canned movie.

Spread over 1666 acres, the studio offers both production and post processing services, accommodation, and stocks all the latest equipment. The Studio is owned by the Ramoji group which has a wide range of interests across the publishing, entertainment textile and even food industry. The studio complex even offers tourist facilities where visitors can spend their holidays, honeymoon and even arrange for corporate events.

One_Night__Call_CenterWhile this book may sound for the most part of it like the ramblings of a disgruntled, love lorn, BPO worker; it makes for an interesting read as it goes through the workings of a BPO outfit.

The writer examines the lives of a team over one disastrous night where the systems have shut down…well that’s where I’ve reached so far. 

It seems the story ends with a call from God himself. Can’t wait to see what happens then.

Now being read…ON@CC written by Chetan Bhagat. Publisher: Rupa – 2005, 291 pp 

archierajRaj Patel is the latest character added to the Riverdale gang. Archie and the gang will be welcoming an Indian into Riverdale high.

Raj and his sister joins Archie, Ronnie, Betty, Big Moose, Reggie, Chuck,Big Ethel, Dilton  and of course Jughead

Archie comics, known to have kept up with the times incorporating the latest trends and fads, has portrayed Raj to be the son of a doctor and research scientist couple who has a sister and is an avid movie fan and wants to be a movie maker.

The Raj character signifies the arrival of the Indian in the international comic arena.

I must confess; I am an armchair cricketer, rising to cheer my favorite team from the comfort of my living room  only when there is a one day match. My favorite team must be the team of my country of origin. I don’t think any other way would be acceptable.

Watching the game on TV I have just come to realize how the game has evolved. A far cry from watching the World Cup 10 or so years ago. The scoring and the rules are more complex than most games and a lot of judgmental calls are involved. However, the errors in those judgements could be reduced with more precision instruments being used. Walkie talkies Stump cameras, computerized analyses, all sorts of simulations showing how the ball bounced and the cookie crumbled. Pretty soon, the ubiquitous umpire would be seen only on Test days.

The fields could be rigged with infrared or laser grids, balls fitted with RFID tags, cameras, sound and sight sensors, throwing patterns mapped by the computer simulators.

Truly a technocrat’s game..