A Sunday morning rant. At best.
P.S.: I have realized that I do now have a distinct writing style. All I need to do is find some people who like what and the way I write. Then chase a publisher. And then publish a book.
P.S.: Education and Teaching is something I am very keen on and will contribute to.
If I told someone that I work with Cyntax, and if they found my pitch interesting, instinctively they would Google/Bing/Yahoo us and dig for more information. I did the same to see what the search engines think of us.
More than what search engines thought of us, I was surprised to know that there are atleast SIX more companies businesses called Cyntax. Yes six. Two of them are tax guys (1, 2), two are web design companies (1, 2), one is a website of a poet and thespian. And then there is a CyntaxGroup as well.
I dint know our choice of name would be this popular. Do you know any more Cyntaxes?
And next up is a post with their logos. BTW we are still looking for a logo for OUR cyntax. Any help?
Common sense and Business sense says that since your name is your identity, it should be unique and rememberable and trademarkable and remarkable and marketable and all the other ables. On the other hand, I argue that even though there are a million people called Saurabh, my identity IS Saurabh and I cant change it. Then why cant I stick on with Cyntax?
And then that guy (Shakespeare) also said,
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
What do you think?
Most of you must be aware of my take on QLC, work, futility of life, thoughts on existence and other such random ramblings. [Side note: I think I should weave them into a book :)]. Thank to Ankit, he pointed to this XKCD marvel.
It took us 10 years. To finally put those cogs together. And give that final nudge to our giant-wheel.
We first thought about Cyntax sometime in 1999/2000. We have been thinking on it off and on. At play, home and work. Officially and unofficially. Frivolously and seriously. Today, we are on.
We are working on the identity, website and service offerings right now. Keep watching this space for more. Subscribing to our blog feed would be a good idea.
And as always, appreciate all the help. Drop a line here and lets talk :)
I have spoken about Cyntax in the past on this blog. I am very excited about it. Lets see how it evolves. Please spread word and shower us with comments, work, ideas et al.
From the looks of it, its very bad. I have been able to figure out these things so far ...
- The footrest got bent. I will have to hammer it back to get it right.
- The front indicators got bent. They cant be repaired. Will have to live without them.
- The battery got discharged. I can put some money to buy a battery. Kangali main aata geela.
- There is rust all over the bike. Apparently there was leakage while shipping and since it was packed they could not wipe the water. And hence the rust. I dont even know what can be done about it.
- The ignition is screwed. The wiring will have to be changed. I am hoping it can be done.
Brings me to another lesson. Never ever ship a vehicle. This is my second bike that got screwed while shipping. 2131 met the same fate when it was coming from Chennai to Delhi. It was beyond repair and it was sold without me even knowing it.
Anyways, next time on, I am driving/riding.
Saw Love Aaj Kal. This is one of the most talked about, awaited movie of the season. Saif Ali Khan's first home production, with Deepika Padukone and directed by Imtiaj Ali (the Jab We Met guy).
And before I move on, please be warned that I will be talking about plot hereafter.
So the story goes like this. Saif Ali Khan (don't remember his onscreen name) is a typical gen-next who falls in and out of love as easily as people change clothes. But for some reason he sticks around with Meera (yes thats what Deepika Padukone is called). Then they have to move to different countries for their work and all. They get into this huge debate about practicality and love. Since both Saif and Meera are educated and think a lot, they decide that they need to part ways. Fair enough. I can relate to it. I have parted ways with someone with similar arguments (because we thought we cant work out things with emotions and if looked at practically, things wont work).
So, Meera moves to India. Saif bumps into Veer Singh (aka Rishi Kapoor). Veer Ji, once upon a time, had fallen into love with one Harleen Kaur (aka who?) at first sight. Ms Kaur moves to Kolkatta, VeerJiloans money, sits in the Punjab-Kolkatta train and follows her there, apparently to have one last look. All this happen and they dont even exchange words except some mush encounters.
Now Veer Ji tells his story to Saif and then a lot of mumbo jumbo later, Saif and Meera get together. And they live happily ever after.
I wish I could critically review the movie (as good as 2s does for mutiny) but since I cant, I can only point at good things and bad things.
Good things to start with
- Rishi Kapoor
- Ms. Padukone. She looks stunning in her shaadi outfit.
- Music. Chor Bazari, Aaj Din Chhadeya are simply awesome. If you cant buy the music and give two hoots to piracy, you might want to download songs from here.
- Last scene of the movie when Harleen has grown up into Neetu Singh.
- Ms. Padukone cant dance or act.
- Harleen cant act.
- There was only one moment that made me laugh. Otherwise humor is drab and flat.
And btw I am not sure how Imtiaj Ali wrote our story without meeting us.