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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Estoy enamorado!

Estoy enamorado!

Some experiences -- Me and Road-Runner (my bike)

My bike, Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSI is a bike which has never disappoints me, it has done well beyond its so called role.
It has been great in traffic, on highways, on bad roads.
Clutch is not like typical bajaj clutches, no (thunk) noises when clutch is released.
Gearbox is not silent like unicorn, but better than other Bajaj bikes.
Acceleration is addictive, and top speed good, but not used much on our bad roads/highways.
Braking powerful for nearly all situations.
Tips for other P-180 riders:-
Check oil level after 2000kms if you ride heavily, and don't over-inflate tyres.
First two gears are short, so change them quickly if you are in a drag race, and then 3rd-4th-5th gears can be stretched more.
Using only rear brakes at high speeds can lock rear wheel so use both front and rear progressively.
To save fuel, stay in 40-50 in 5th gear, if you are going lower then 35-40 then stay in 4th gear.
That is all for now. Enjoy. Keep riding safe.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hello -- Movie Review

Hello is based on author Chetan Bhagat’s international bestseller One Night @ The Call Center which is based on the BPO industry. Sitting in director's chair for the second time, Atul Agnihotri has tried to direct a movie about a new subject in such a way that he has included all the essential commercial values successfully. His directorial debut Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha was proved a dud at the box office in 2004.
I haven't read the book (she says book is better), so have no idea how much the screenplay remains honest to the book. It opens through the views of the lead character Shyam (Sharman Joshi). This movie is a melange of shattered ambitions and how people lose their love has been mixed in pretty well.
Agnihotri has cast each character carefully and it shows. He has also aptly portrayed Salman and Katrina(who narrates the story to salman). The comical and serious blend of dialogues written by Chetan Bhagat rightly arouses equal amount seriousness and laughter.
There is enough drama and thrill which has been maintained in the film.
Sharman Joshi has successfully proved his credentials again.
Sohail Khan has improved a lot considering, his past performances. All the three beauties Gul Panag, Amrita Arora and Eesha Koppikhar play their part to the best of their ability.
Nothing much to love or hate in everyone's performances.
Music was average while overall camera work was perfect.
All in all the movie has drama, thrill, good actors and better messages. Still it is only "Worth one watch".
Go with friends, enjoy it.

should have been posted earlier

The following post is late post, and should have been posted earlier, but being lazy means it is not easy to do it. Anyway here it is.

It does feel good, I mean it.
It feels really good when you are able to inspire someone, when you cannot even inspire yourself.
So the thing is that, I managed to inspire Amita to start her own blog, which is great, but she should be careful not to take too much inspiration, because I don't update my blog regularly while she should update hers regularly.
Well, that's the news for the week.
Dusshera went by nicely. And now I am eager for Diwali.
Oh, yes, got oiling done on my bicycle, so now its in running state, a good tool to keep my fitness at healthy level.
By the way, this year my bicycle will be 10 years old. wow!!!! And my bike will be 2 years old.
My tryst with 2 wheelers began when I was in fourth grade and the lovely relationship continues.
And truly, I believe in the saying,
four wheel move the body, two wheels move the soul.
And speaking of love, I love drinking aerated drinks, so dusshera festival was a good excuse to drink down a bottle of thumps-up...yay!!!
Finally I completed reading Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum.
She is reading Love Story by Eric Segal and Paulo Coelho's Brida, which is two books at the same time! Hats Off!
p.s.
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