Saturday, September 29, 2007

Decent wine for 10 or less in the US

Read the NYT article on "Happiness for $10 or Less" for more details. While on the subject I wanted to mention that NYT has moved from subscription based access to the "register and read for free" mode. You can now read all their current articles as well as access their archives without having to pay. They've finally realised that they're losing much much more in ad revenues that their gains from subscription fees.

Casa Cadaval Portugal Ribatejano , $8.99, ***
Domaine de l'Ameillaud France , $9, ** ½
ViƱa Gormaz Spain Ribera del Duero , $9, **
Georges Duboeuf France , $9, **
Altas Cumbres Argentina Mendoza , $9, **
Wyatt California Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 , $10, **
J. Vidal-Fleury France , $10, **
Domaine Monte de Luz , $7, **
Ravenswood California Vintner's Blend , $10, **
Paringa , $9, * ½

Found on one of my regular reads - Lifehacker

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This post made my day!

Blog : Mixed Emotions

A link to this post was made in one of the groups I subscribe to for the humour as well as the illustration. Its been a while since I laughed out loud to something I was reading online. I hope it does the same for you.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Learn a language online

An amazing amount of information and tools are being made available for general access on the Net. It is meant to reach a wide audience but this is unlikely to happen till more people get net savvy. They are reaching out to people who'd be interested. I know I'm a candidate. I've been very keen on learning Mandarin and French. Unlikely to happen in the near future but I'm saving up the information. If any of you choose to try it out, do let me know how you fare.

If you like a conversational and situational type of teaching, download a bunch of audio files and get going. You'll be speaking Mandarin or Spanish in no time.
Chinese Pod
Spanish Sense

This site believes in repetition and rote and you need to have access to the net to use it but you have 8 or more languages to choose from.

BBC uses multimedia to teach you that basics of a few languages.
7+ by BBC

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

ALMA - Association of La Martiniere Alumni

ALMA, Association of La Martiniere Alumni was inaugurated by the President of the Board of Governors of La Martiniere Schools & Bishop of Kolkata in the presence of the principals of La Martiniere for Boys and Girls at a glittering function at Taj Bengal, on 1st September, 2007.
Please head on over to the ALMA website and register.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Belated Happy Teachers Day!

September 5th was Teachers Day. I'm sure you'll join me in wishing the ones who taught us and teachers in general a belated Happy Teachers Day! It was a day that I recall we'd celebrate by putting up skits and other performances. It brings back fun memories. Found the film clip while surfing today on Cuckoo's call. Dont ask me why but just thinking about anything to with our time in school makes me senti :D And if you've forgotten the words click on the link above.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

2 movies to watch

I dont usually recommend movies but these are two that I enjoyed. Read the reviews to see if our tastes match before committing the hours. Just click on the film title below to read a review. If you do watch them or have watched them already do leave a comment with your opinion.


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Friday, September 7, 2007

Regrets : Hobbies

This short film is a part of a series called Regrets.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My all time favourite short clip

I'm sure many of you have seen it before. I hope you enjoy it once more. This guy did a fantastic job. I saw it first around the time it was made and I still enjoy watching it. It's been beautifully animated.

Contribution from some more of you would be nice. This blog is quite dead. You'll soon have to put up with me posting all my artwork here if you dont chip in! And then dont tell me I didnt warn you!