A not so important post

Am on a Saarang high, over the weekend. As usual they don’t allow photograhic equipment inside the Open Air Theatre. So the digital camera that I carry along would be frisked. Hence, will post some pictures taken outside. Picture postcards of current fashion.

My mom celebrated the silver jubliee year of Sumeet mixie in our house. It was bought somewhere in the early 1980 when I was still a crying mama in the kindergarten. It stills rotates faster(!) to make yummy Thenga Chutney and Pudhina Thugayal. May sound trivial. But I am just thinking, as engineering gets better, do the contemporary products have better life. To think back, our B/W Solidaire lived longer than our recent color Videocon television. I understand the usage has increased but still. I am not sure how long my philips ‘digital’ television will continue to show images un-distorted ? I hope it happens sooner than two years. A plasma television might just come barge into my drawing room, only then.

17 thoughts on “A not so important post

  1. Too bad no cameras were allowed.
    What I would have done is given to an IItian before Saarang started and then go in, and then get the camera back from him and use it.
    I am pretty sure they dont check students.

  2. Yeah, agree with Sat.Do it ‘The Godfather’ style. Have the camera taped somewhere(not necessarily a Flush Tank) earlier, then go pick it up. As for the engineering part, can’t help but agree. That’s the case with buildings as well. The 30yr old house is still rock solid, whereas some of the neighbouring 5yr old apartments have developed cracks already!

  3. Mr. Geek, interesting thoughts. the company I work for is interested in making products that work better but not necessarily for longer. Planned Obsolescence — they call it. Supposed to be necessary for the triumph of a consumer society (or it is just another pyramid scheme: when technology won’t improve anymore we will just have ottai odaisal, and no jobs ).
    I think nobody wants to be like the potter who discovered how to make a paanai that never breaks…

  4. i think IIT ians are overdoing security – they didnt allow me take a strip of chewing gum – its an import with blister pack (eclipse)- maybe the guy thought its an ecstasy pill or some thing !!!
    anyway the rock show sucked is another story

  5. Hi Guru,

    I didnt take your advise on going for the rock show at Sarang on Sat. Instead, ventured out to watch Thuripachi. Oh my god, somehow watched the entire movie. Would have been better off had I taken your advice I guess.

  6. Ashok, thats very interesting to note about the planned obsolescence. maybe thats the order of the day.

    Vasant, I wasn’t there for the moksha rockshow. someone said there was a audio equipment issue and didn’t go well.

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