Archive for August, 2006

Child’s Eye View

August 29, 2006

Louis Pasteur Dr Suess

How I wish I was a kid all over again. Innocent and exploring stuff all the time.


Godly Brandspeak

August 27, 2006

Google Logos

Here is an example of a brand quote that seems to have transcended even the above average threshold of loyalty. This corporate top dog seems to be cardinally loyal to Google. Not that Google is nothing short of a great utilitarian site, but this is quite the heights. And the scary part is it’s sort of true too.

“Google is like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere, and God sees everything. Any questions in the world, you ask Google.” – Alan Cohen (Vice-President of Airespace, a company which sells wireless technology now acquired by Cisco Systems)

[Source: From Thomas Friedman’s book ‘The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century’]

Drawing !nspiration

August 27, 2006


You can draw inspiration from sketchings, paintings and drawings on Time magazine’s Top 50 Coolest Websites of 2006 listed Drawn!

Keep on Trekking

August 27, 2006

Star Trek Vegas Celebration
The Trekkies are celebrating their 40th year of existence on this planet. According to a Washigton Post article, it has gone from its original mandate of “To boldly go where no man has gone before,” to capture the hearts and minds of some 250 million souls out there through six television series and 10 movies. It was first aired on Spetember 8, 1966.

The biggest celebration was a 3-day gala event at the Las Vegas Hilton. For three days, Elvis got sidelined as one thousand and one flying Spocks descended down on Vegas.

Across the Atlantic there’s this intriguing Star Trek crop maze in York, England.

Star Trek Maze

Independence Day Special

August 15, 2006

Independence Day Special

It’s August 15th and India is celebrating its 59th birthday as a free nation. It’s been a long journey since then and now the Indians have more brands to choose from than ever before, more TV channels to while away time than ever before, more cinema multiplexes to watch the same old Bollywood flicks that we never get tired of watching, and, most importantly more drive and ambition in the people than ever thought possible.

For those of you who are outside India (be it NRIs or foreigners) interested in India and the state of things its in today, India Today magazine (subscription required to read online) has a special Independence Day Edition which is quite a steal as it has some commendable collection of stats, facts, and other opinion on the subcontinent. It’s a collector’s item.

The Process Manifesto

August 14, 2006

“Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.” Bruce Mau in ‘Life Style’

[Source: From an entry in the W+K Studio blog]

Ass Savers

August 14, 2006

Studio MottoWieden+Kennedy is on a roll. I mean blogroll. Their Portland mothership blog is up and running. Which means my blog reading time has to increase daily to accomodate their whims and fancies on display.

This one-line description is pure funny minimalist genius. “The Studio. We Save Asses. (Yours)

Day & Night

August 14, 2006


A friend of mine emailed me this picture of the earth taken during sunset (for that part of the world shown in dark) from the Columbia Space Shuttle on its last mission. I hope the picture is not tweaked or touched up. If not this is a true classic of the yin & yang of our Mother Earth. Night and day captured in one shot.

His email had these little tit-bits of information about the countries covered in the photo. I’ve copied it below.

“The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert .

Note that the lights are already on in Holland, Paris, and Barcelona, and that’s it’s still daylight in Dublin, London, Lisbon, and Madrid ..

The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar .. The Mediterranean Sea is
already in darkness.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores Islands; below them to the right are the Madeira Islands ; a bit below are the Canary Islands; and further South, close to the farthest western point of Africa, are the Cape Verde Islands.

Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during day time and night time.

To the left, on top, is Greenland , totally frozen.”

Room with a View

August 14, 2006

Room with a View

Chennai has sunshine pretty much throughout the year. The heat can get unbearable in the peak of summers. Which is why the balcony doors are kept open, so that while I am whiling away my time on the computer blogging and flickering and checking mails and what-not, I can get this nice view and some air to keep me cool.

Font for the Day

August 13, 2006

Business of Bollywood