Posted by D.Raw El Payne 30 May 2005, 2:17am

Two things today. One, a passage in today's ICET exam quoting Gandhiji's thoughts on economic equality and the need to close the every widening gap between the ultra-rich and the absolutely poor. Secondly, my conversation with my granddad about the availability of Mont Blanc pens and the rise of watches powered by kinetic energy costing upwards of a cool Rs.15,000/- .

Got me thinking. A rare moment that but I had to do something with my idle mind.

Gandhiji's words read something like this >>

Economic equality of my conception does not mean that everyone will literally have the same amount. It simply means that everybody should have enough for his or her needs.

Current Mood: Thoughtful
Current Music: Bon Jovi - Mrs. Robinson (Live in concert)

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 23 May 2005, 1:20am

I can just see the newspaper headlines tomorrow :

Jo Bole So Nihaal Bombs at the box office!!

Oh well, I don't think they'd get to that pun anyway..but it'd be cool if they did wouldn't it now? The incidents in Delhi completely redefine the meaning of a movie bombing don't they now? :| As I flipped through the channels today and caught the words BREAKING NEWS flashing wildly on one too many news channels, I realised I'd better stop n actually know whats going on in the world out there. Wht happened tonight is pathetic at best. :|

Come to think of it, organised crime in India was always on a low but this is the abyss. The motives are all wrong, ofcourse I ain't exactly saying the motives are ever right but I always reckoned it requires a degree of angst to react in so violent a manner. A degree of angst brought about by years of turmoil or oppression not one movie which actually aimed to be cute. Leaving the complete lack of skill of our renowned movie-makers aside, and also trying hard not to look at this from an educated point-of-view I still find it extremely difficult to even come close to grasping the slightest reason as to what would bring about anyone to bomb 2 cinema halls full of people for such a reason...

..or maybe it was not for that reason, maybe it was just a very clever criminal act. I wish. What makes their mind tick? (pun unintended but cool all the same). What level of complete social blindness do you have to attain to take such a useless path? ah well.

Moving onto other topics quickly, 'cuz I don't usually post relevant stuff...Half-Life 2 rocks. I'll tell you why. Play Doom 3 and HL2 within the span of a few hours and you shall realise. The game has so much life. The undead act so very undead, the environment is so haunting and alive that you pay attention to the finer details and the background music is completely non-intrusive. Unlike Doom 3, where reload, shoot, run, shoot, reload becomes a chore rather entertainment. The game had soo much potential, with such great graphics and amazing in-game moments involving some dramatic sequences. All lost because of the lack of direction. ah well.

Now this is a plain_vanilla blog.

Over n out.



Current Mood: Religious
Current Music: hummmmm...the a/c thrums on without missing a beat. I wish I there was a Done with the Day mood.

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 21 May 2005, 8:40pm

Why do you blog? You you and YOU?

Irrelevant, redundant question? Maybe. Though the very presence of such a question on a blog needs some rethinking. Why do I blog? I wish I knew. In the past few weeks, I've typed out quite a few "blogs" or simply put "passages in Notepad" and never got to posting them here. Why? Dunno, cuz I sure dint feel like it. 'Cuz going to, logging in and d whole procedure got to me. Now, here comes the crunch>

I actually liked typing out those posts, though they never were posted. The entire point of writing something was done, I'd neatly(or not so neatly) chronicled and shelved away memories of specific instances in my life. The purpose of my blog was served, whether I wanted to share it with ppls or not was the question and I chose not to. For no particular reason. It was mentally satisfying to sit down and put down my thoughts in a readable manner so I just may chance upon that file and find a different me, the past_me(a la Calvin's future me).

I look at this blog now and see so many little subtleties which I'm sure will have me smirking 2/3/4.. years down the line. :) If is still standing that is. :D There's another thing to notice abt this blog in its current state, the complete lack of posts. Its been hardly updated, hardly alive. The last few posts have been abt me n my b-school madness, gone is the soul of Setec Astronomy, wtf is that?? u may ask, let me tell u>> It is displayed in one of my earlier posts titled "Bitch stole my title", that, dear readers, is the essence of Setec Astronomy not this self-elevating, senti crap, not the whole look at me, I'm a B-schooler posts. This is Payne's blog and it shall remain so, atleast for the sake of the 70-odd views I get every 24 hrs even with a complete lack of new content.

On the occasion of this blog teetering on touching 20,000 views, I say this>> Setec Astronomy shall return. *dramatic music starts to play in the background* It shall be the all conquering blog again, MUAHHAHAHA! (if anyone has paid a tad of attention to this point, they would-a realised that this post has zilch in it). Purpose achieved. Like Seinfeld's proposed TV superhit, this blog from now on shall have more of that one thing which was lacking till now, NOTHING.

Mind blogging stuff.


When there is no pain, there is neither the reason nor the desire to think or create. Payne shall return.

Current Mood: Wicked
Current Music: Britney Spears - Hit me baby one more time (you just GOTTA love Winamps Randomise feature)

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 10 May 2005, 3:11pm

To those whom it may concern : I is off to IIM-Indore.

Still believing it really is true. Not exactly on Cloud #9 or anything, but yes I is headed to one of ze IIMs. :)

.....jus back from Araku valley and one wild trip to all ze junglee places out there.

I, stunned.


Current Mood: Amazed
Current Music: none at all. silence everywhere.