Highway 407 solution

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Previous post had a picture puzzle. Unfortunately nobody could precisely spot the thing I edited, although your responses might have been influenced by the effect generated by the edit. So, if you said ‘horizon’, then you get a passing grade This is what I edited. A light pole in the middle of the picture. I removed it because it was…

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Highway 407

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407 Express Toll Route, going East-West just North of Toronto Highway 407, a 107 km long route, is one of the better-designed freeways in the province of Ontario because of its recent design. This road opened in 1997 and is one of the few freeways in Canada that are privately owned. Users have to pay toll to access it. The…

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Tag again

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I thought I was immune to tags, until Celine pointed her tag gun at me. Here it goes: Two names you go by (besides your given name): 1. final_transit (virtual name) 2. Puku (पुकू) (thats what everyone calls me) Two things you are wearing right now: 1. underwear 2. errmm… hey! its almost bedtime Two longest car rides: 1. Some…

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Hidden in the Taser story

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On October 14th, a newly arrived Polish immigrant died at Vancouver International Airport after being Tasered by the police. Taser is an electroshock weapon that is used by the police to fire a high-voltage electric shock at the victim in order to subdue his muscles. “Electroshock weapon technology uses a temporary high-voltage low-current electrical discharge to override the body’s muscle-triggering…

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Reading the sounds

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Oemar posted this video on his blog sometimes back, prompting me to write this. Wikipedia defines subtitles as ‘textual versions of the dialog in films and television programs, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen’. Subtitles Subtitles can be (a) Translation, or (b) Caption – text version of events on screen. Here in Canada, Hindi movies shown in movie…

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Om Shanti Om

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Me loving a Shah Rukh Khan movie? The movie must have been reeally good. Yes it was Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan, stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles as the protaganists while Shreyas Talpade and Arjun Rampal feature in supporting roles. It is a typical yes-nonsense Bollywood masala movie. It is also the kind…

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Diwali, the festival of lights

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Yay! It’s Diwali Being in Toronto, the ‘yay’ part is missing. I’m carrying some sweets to work today and educate my colleagues there. There is also going to be a little celebration at school. And on the weekend I’m going to some place to watch fireworks – the real thing इवल्याशा पणतीने दूर पळतो अंधार; लढणार्‍या माणसाला देते शुभेच्छा आधार.…

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