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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Non Veg Desserts

Here is an awesome recipe to make your day !! Another dessert that goes along with this is the Cake with strawberry "Mouse" filling.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Roots - A heart Wrenching Story

For the last 2 weekends we have been watching the video version of Alex Haley's Pulitzer winning novel Roots. The story is about an African boy Kunta Kinte who is kidnapped and brought to America by Slavers in 1750. The story then shows how this boy struggles and how he and his offspring suffer as slaves under their "Massas" (Masters). After seeing the mini-series, I really understood what kind of lives the slaves were forced to live by their white owners. The slave owners considered the blacks as some kind of animals without any kind of emotion. The most heart wrenching scene was when the Massa sells off Kunta Kinte's 15 year daughter to another slave owner when she commits a mistake.

Seeing this movie, I feel, what kind of emotionless people were those slave owners. Its a must watch for all people who are interested in knowing how Slave trade worked and what's the background of the present day African Americans.

This video appeared as a mini series in TV in the late 70's and now its out in DVD.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sivaji, The Boss - Rich are getting richer because fools pay $16

Rajini laughing mockingly at the foolish desis - Idhu Eppadi irruku!

The Rajnikanth blockbuster Sivaji is being screened in the USA across 80 theatres. In most cities the price of a ticket is $16 bucks. I am a big supporter of capitalistic policies which encourage the larger mass to have opportunities to make money with minimal government interference. But I am a staunch opposer of the trend especially in India where conniving businessmen plan to make humongous profits by creating unnecessary hype. Sivaji tickets being sold for $16 bucks is one such example. I personally feel that the people involved in bringing the movie into US just want to capitalize on the Sivaji mania and make a quick profit out of it.
Usually Desi movies are priced around $10 and I believe that's fair given the fact the number of people making it to these movies. But $16 is REALLY UNFAIR.

I really wanted to watch the movie but I have decided to boycott it. I hope many more desis do the same and teach the organizers a lesson.
As Sivaji himself says in the movie, the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer and I wonder why ?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Attempt at Macros

This one was taken in Oregon near Cape Lookout State Park. The dunes in Oregon are near the coast and its a wonder.