The year 2007 has been a good one, Much better than the previous years on the personal front I must add. Every field has its own share of moments be it Cinema, Cricket, Politics or anything else. I would prefer not to belittle them by attempting to summarize any, but would prefer to reflect on the year from a personal front.
I resumed blogging after a six-month hiatus and it had to start with a review of a ‘thalaivar padam‘. Not that I hadn’t watched any movies prior to it. There were good ones like the unforgettable ‘Guru‘, the thought provoking ‘Black friday‘, the masaledaar ‘Pirates III’, etc. There were many that escaped being featured on this space like the Bollywood inspired ‘Spidey III‘, the traumatizing ‘himesh ka suroor‘ and the megastar’s mega woeful ‘Shankardada‘ to name a few. I still feel bad for the hate mail my ‘Fanaa‘ review attracted! It however feels good to be back to blogging regularly(almost) and wordpress has helped me connect to a much larger circle of bloggers.
A strong tamil flavor has been surrounding recent posts but this isn’t a deliberate attempt, just that I’ve been watching too many tamil movies offlate and build my sarcasm around them.The frequency of the posts has not been constant and that would be attributed to my (never ending)research work and thesis manuscript. With that out of the way now, I hope to post more frequently and add two sections namely ‘Ad of the week’ and ‘Gaana of the week’ which will showcase my googling abilities and youtube prowess.
The highlights of the year for me have been my first job, relocation to Detroit, first car, thesis and graduation. I feels great to have finished my thesis and to have graduated which seemed like eternity. I don’t wanna sound clichéd but I really enjoy what I am doing at work. I would love to go back to school but being able to meet deadlines at work without having to worry about obtaining experimental results and tweaking algorithms for optimal performance is a huge relief. I definitely will miss those midnight submissions, assignments, exams, grades and the tomfoolery we did on campus.