Saturday, 27 November 2010


You know what I'm hoping for right now? I'm not hoping that I get into a college of my choice. I'm not hoping that my exam tomorrow goes well. I'm not even hoping to clear any of my exams. All I'm hoping for right now is to have the worst horoscope a girl could ever have. I'm hoping to be rejected by every family that wants to match horoscopes. I am hoping to find a family that likes me for me. I am hoping to find a man who will accept my idiosyncrasies without judging me. I am hoping to find a man who will not let me let go of my dreams. I am hoping to find a man who will fall in love with me. I am hoping to find that man and fall in love with him.

Friday, 26 November 2010

The Japanese Are Crazy

But more than that, they are creative. Very very creative. While on the one hand, they come up with the craziest TV shows, on the other hand they come up with the most moving ads (and crazy ones too). This particular ad almost moved me to tears.
No, I'm not spending my days watching ads on YouTube. I'm just digging up and posting old favourited videos that still move me as much as they did the first time I watched them.

Speaking of creative ads, I also loved the recent Indigo Airlines "On time" ad by W+K. Very nicely done. Makes me stop whatever I'm doing to watch the ad.

That also reminds me. The recent Mobile Number Portability ads by Idea that use "No Idea, Get Idea" as a punchline -- very clever. I just wish they'd let Abhishek Bachchan say "That's what" instead of "Get Idea". The ads would've made a greater impact once people got why AB says "That's what". If you watch closely, you'll see "Get Idea" was dubbed later into the ads. Nevertheless, it was clever. Not great, but clever.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Luxor's Frixion

How much more creative can an advertisement for a pen get? This one is an ad for an erasable ballpen called Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pen (introduced in March 2009). Created by Spanish creative agency, Jurgen Berderow. Brilliantly done.
Except for the background music.

Monday, 15 November 2010


Mum's a Who's Who!! The certificate reads -
The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board certifies that Himaja Malipeddi is a subject of biographical record in Who's Who in the World Twenty-Eighth Edition 2011 inclusion in which is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society.
I hope I can, someday, make mum just as proud as I feel right now.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Two Days To Go

Two days to go for the exam. They say you're not supposed to study too much now. So I'm not. I'm doing this. I'm not proud of any of this, but hell this is my blog. Also attempted a stop motion animation. I used only 24 photos. If I had a better camera I'd have made a longer video with better animation.

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Miracle of Life

The most incredible conception video there is. Genesis by Ramos David.

Happy Diwali!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Gah. I'm jealous. Had to go through my art folder to tell myself I wasn't too bad. Stupid jealousy. But hey, I found this two year old drawing I'd forgotten about in the archives --
This is one of the very few human figures I've done. I've a problem with proportions. Didn't colour it fearing I'd spoil the drawing. But one of these days, I'm planning to start painting. How hard can it be, right?

Monday, 1 November 2010

Music, the greatest good

Everybody Deserves


at 3 a.m.