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TeA LeavEs #2

Sweet is a Tablet
Whether green or red, an apple is always white when you bite. The idea of getting a tablet PC catches you instantly at the sight of an ipad, and more so when your 14 inch laptop lately obtained the look of an onida tv.  I was reviewing seriously the 500$ starter from apple, but it lacks many first hand features making a common buyer think twice. Though Key note (of course, extra cost) could point powerfully for presentations, my pen didn't drive delightfully on hearing the absence of an USB port. Adam is out and a 30$ one is on the make, and all said, I wish I can continue the story from samsung galaxy to dell duo! But apple just won!

Pills get bitter
Like or Unlike. There can be no in between emotions when you encounter a life in a metro. Yesterday, by chance, i too was at the screening of 'Dobhi Ghat' in fun cinemas after a weary sunday ER.  We were fifteen full minutes late to reach and luckily it was still 'vicco' aunty on the screen.  The film unfolded with an italian 'a' tag stating aamirkhan's.  By large, i held aamir as a north indian counterpart of kamal hassan.  But he is not, may be more. The movie moves with interwined lifes of three singled outs and a taped background.  The portrayed Mumbai looked no different from my own & known Chennai apart from the sea being the arabian.  No songs, no piss times, 'F' word, smoke.. as i already said, Like or Unlike.. i click the first, but with a footer cautioning nine out of ten times my foot slips. Kiran rao carries you so effortlessly from a road taxi to a luxury sedan without shifting gears.  But again i warn you, its not for them who can't stand the mute grandma remaining mute even at the climax.
In my book too, pills are bitter, but they probably could bring out the better!

# Gods are not born, not made, but sometimes they just happen! Sachin at 16 (you tube)
# Couldn't yet Etios.. test a leg!
# Photo: my thesis mug'd up

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TeA LeavEs # 6

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பாஸ்போர்ட் சைஸ்!

முருகன் டாலர்
சட்டைக்கு வெளியே இருப்பது
பத்தாவது பரீட்சை எழுத
முதன் முதலில் எடுத்தது

கூலிங் கிளாஸ் போட்டது
நாங்கள் நண்பர்கள்
சேர்ந்து சென்று
தனித் தனியே எடுத்துக் கொண்டது
இன்றும் வீட்டுக்குத் தெரியாது

அடுத்தது விண்ணப்பத்திற்கு.
கருப்பு கோட் சிவப்பு டை காம்பினேஷன்
வேலை கிடைக்காவிட்டாலும்
கல்யாணம் கூட்டிக் கொடுத்தது.
ரொம்ப நாள் இருந்தது

வங்கிக்கணக்குக்கு ஒருதரமும்
வண்டி வாங்கியபோது ஒருதரமும்

ரேஷன் கார்டுக்கு அதிலொன்றையே
டெவலப் செய்ததாய் நினைவு

அதற்கப்புறம் எடுத்ததெல்லாம் டிஜிட்டல்
இடது நெற்றித் தழும்பில்லாமல்

நீங்கள் பார்த்து விட்டு வந்திருப்பது கூட
டிஜிட்டல் தான்
எனக்கு அவ்வளவாகப் பிடிக்காது
லைப் இன்சூரன்ஸ்க்காக எடுத்தது

மகனுக்கோ மருமகளுக்கோ
பிடித்துப் போயிருக்க வேண்டும்
நாளிதழ்களுக்குக் கொடுத்துவிட்டார்கள்
தோற்றம் மறைவு தேதிகளோடு.

Tea Leaves #8

Instant print
I may be old fashioned, 'digital is great, but papers are perfect'.  The love for instant cameras started from good old toddler days.  A portrait peeping out in a minute is an unmatchable joy.  If you are with me on this, then take these picks.
As the name suggests, 'Fujifilm instax mini 90 neo' is classic. The brown coloured piece is just what you wanted. Retro looks with a view finder, bulb exposure and quite a few modes, eyes in a party can't give a miss. 150$ won't burn your pocket too. Only trouble is that it lacks any digital capacity. You can't store anything, but to shoot and print. Also, mind, the cost per print can be 20 Indian rupees per picture!
My vote though is reserved for the upcoming ' Polaroid Snap' an instant and digital camera from a company that just revived itself from bankruptcy. This one will hit the stores in four colours, print using Zero-ink technology (seriously! no ink, but heat activation of colorized crys…