Sunday, July 26, 2009

La Jolla Beach

Just trying out the slideshow from Picasa here. Some photos taken during visit to UCSD and La Jolla (pronounced "Oya", a spanish word) Beach.

- NSR.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Thala got French open and Wimbledon this year..Vaazhthukkal!!

- NSR.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vantage Point

I've seen "Amores Perros" sometime back which starts with a car accident where three persons are present in that incident. Then the story expands from there with how the three persons joined there telling the past events. You would have seen the same style in Manirathnam's "Aaydha Ezhuthu". But this movie has 8 connecting points.

"Vantage Point" starts off with a political meeting taking place at Spain. US president is getting assassinated and bombings followed by that. Press (GNN in this movie) is covering it live in its professional(?) way. Wait, this is the first view. After this, there are some more views (7) remaining describing the incidents from different starting points. All this are shown starting from 11:59am till that bombing.

What has happened in the background and what is the climax? Please see it in the screen. Otherwise, you cannot enjoy it.

This movie has an excellent car chase scene like those in "Ronin" and "Transporter". An excellent action thriller!!

- NSR.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Being still, without thought

A Conversation with JK..It is difficult but important one.

You can watch JK's discussion with Allan Anderson (18 titles) here.

- NSR.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


A wonderful test encounter between two old rivals. First match itself began with such thrill and huge batting display.

Till the last moment, Aussies had a chance and English crowd is cheering up the players for every ball.. They surely miss the killing combination of Warne and McGrath who would have packed up easily. Jimmy and Monty had a good last wicket partnership to save the match.

It's always a wonderful experience watching tests played abroad, especially in Australia and England.We cannot have such experience when a test match is being played in Asian subcontinent. They won't give the bowlers an edge and the match will not head for a result. But that's the fun, right?.

Testing player's abilities not only in batting, bowling but standing in the field with a concentrated mind. If you lose the focus even for a single moment, you will lose the wicket. Every session will change the course of the match.

Apart from the brilliant centuries from Aussies in the first innings, Paul Collingwood stood out in the second innings with his brilliant 74. He is such a gutsy player like Steve waugh.

I'm surely relieved of seeing T20 matches in IPL and World cup. They cannot give the enjoyment of watching Test match. It's a different cup of tea, indeed!!

- NSR.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Watch his last rehearsal (2 days before his death) here.

- NSR.

Monday, July 06, 2009

வாசிப்பு - 2

எஸ்.ராமகிருஷ்ணன், தற்கால எழுத்தாளர்களில் முக்கியமானவர். ஆனந்த விகடன் மூலமாக தான் இவரது எழுத்து எனக்கு பரிச்சயமானது. அதில் வந்த கதாவிலாசம் பல எழுத்தாளர்களையும் அவர்களது முக்கிய படைப்புக்களையும் அறிமுகப்படுத்தியது. தேசாந்திரி பயண அனுபவங்களை தந்தது. அதை தொடர்ந்து அவரது கட்டுரைகளையும், சிறுகதைகளையும் அவரின் இணையத்தளத்தின் மூலமாக படித்து வருகிறேன். எழுத்தாளர்கள், பயணங்கள் மட்டுமல்லாது அயல் சினிமா பற்றியும் இவரின் கட்டுரைகள் ஒரு நல்ல அறிமுகத்தை தந்தது. என்னை போல பல வாசகர்களுக்கும் இவரின் எளிய நடை வாசிப்பிற்கு உறுதுணையாக உள்ளது.

வாழ்வின் எளிய,முக்கிய தருணங்களை படம் பிடித்து காட்டும் இவரின் எழுத்து ஹைக்கூவை போல ஒரு பரவசத்தினை தருகிறது. என் மனதிற்கு நெருக்கமான் எழுத்து இவருடையது.

எஸ்ரா தற்போது எழுதி வரும் "சிறிது வெளிச்சம்" தொடரையும் படித்து வருகிறேன். ஒரு ஆழ்ந்த வாசிப்பானுபவம் பெற இவரின் எழுத்துகளை இங்கே படித்து பாருங்கள். இவரின் புத்தகங்களை வாங்க உயிர்மை தளத்தை அணுகவும்.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Record break

What a match !!

Roddick deserved everything to win this match. Unlike the previous encounters, he had played exceptionally well. His movement and backhand shots are exceptional improvements. No need to mention his serve and forehand.

In many circumstances, it seemed that Roddick is going to win. But the resistance Roger gave in the second set to save four set points made the change. Asked them to play five sets, these guys played two sets extra. Serving at will is the plus point for Federer in important points and he did the same here. Thanks for finishing the match at 16-14 :) If it is anyone other than Roger, Roddick would have won the match in direct sets.

Congrats Roger on winning this record 15th title.
A Tribute from ATP here.

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