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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

emotional fool



girl: I can't believe it, you could not find time to meet me, in spite of we working nearby.
guy: I don't know what to say.
girl: you could not spare time even for a cup of coffee
guy: its not like I did not have time. Its just that going out of the way to do something I don't do.. I ...
girl: we are not strangers, are we?..
guy: no! . its just that  .. uhh.. I am sorry..
girl: sorry! yeah .. right...

guy: (lost in his thoughts)
{how can I tell her that since she got engaged, I have been trying to avoid her. She is somebody else's now. How can I even be friends with her. I feel sad. .... feel like a loser .. loser who did not get love but also lost a friend..   ..  Wait ! I shouldn't feel sad. How much effort did she take to meet me? How many times did she even bother to call or text me? I mean!! shit !! why didn't I propose to her earlier .. shit shit shit !}

girl: hey! what happened? don't think too much about it..

boy: no! yeah!, at least we are here now...meeting finally
(again his mind wanders!)
{but it isn't the same, anyway, I am sure , he is perfect for her, something I could never be. I always knew she was too much for me. No, I mean we are too similar in our likes, but then don't they say, opposites attract..arrrgh! i am such a ..}

girl: yeah, it feels good..
boy: by the way, how is he? is he still working at...
girl: (she interrupts) didn't I tell you? we broke up !
boy: .................


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p.s. another attempt at narrative fiction, still working on it..  Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mistake


                                                
This is what is referred to as the “Double Bill”. Not in exact terms. But using the theme of mistakes, I have portrayed two distinct thought processes revolving around a similar premise. Ok! I will stop fooling around with words. Just read them.


 “Mistake” Vol. 1  : -


                                                       


Even after a long time
I still feel  regret
Still feel "what if"
friends say it’s called insecurity

I still don’t know what it means
just like i didn't know back then

All the time that I had you near
It wasn't even one of my fear

It should have been crystal clear
as you now feel dear to me

Should have called you when you needed a talk
Should have walked when you needed a walk

Should have been where you were
waiting and waiting with no sign of me


shouldn't have left you stranded
or ditching you at last moment

But I didn't see it through
Had no knowledge of feelings being true

Should have showed that I did care
of course I am now just too scared

afraid to accept that you are gone
become somebody else's soul mate

I still wait not for you to be back
But for time to heal me through

And I hope I don't repeat
the mistakes that I still rue

even after all this time
as I lie here in my dying time

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Mistake” Vol.2: - 



free me now
   from the love
                 that I felt
                                by mistake
I didn't mean
  to feel love
                that I felt
               by mistake
I didn't know
   that by knowing you
                It would feel
                       like a mistake
Because you don't
   feel love
                the way I do
                                Is it my mistake?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Withdrawal Symptoms

Yeah I am showing withdrawal symptoms due to 5 day long vacation from work. Getting back to work after a break of 5 days is not an easy task. Alarms, schedules and routine have to be reset again. Usually 3 day break is enough for me to face this problem, adding 2 more days is always going to complicate things.
I have been careless with my health these last few days or should I say weeks, eating junk food, late night movies, fizz drinks, no workouts, etc. So I need to fix up that part of routine too. Oh no! its not part of any new year resolution. I can't wait for two more months and let things deteriorate further.
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My mind just went blank. I don't know what else to type. It happens sometimes. When I have lots of thoughts but by the time I am ready to write/type them they hide themselves. Its like Anil Kapoor from Mr. India, and looking through red colored glass doesn't help.
Winter is sure to mark its arrival soon, and I hope it chills a bit more than usual. Even though I am not a fan of cold climates, I love change. And since it has been raining crazily in monsoon, I hope it cools well enough in winter. So that I can go on a nice bike trip or a trek to Torna Fort.
Yeah! Torna fort! plans have been made to go to this fort for more than 2-3 years, but never have these plans been put to action. One of my dear friends has said she wants to go for a trek, somethings I promised her many year back. But Torna fort is not for beginners. So I am still thinking which would be a easier trek to go for. Will post about it when I decide.
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RaOne (I know, but not jokes please) and InTime are movies to watch out for coming weekend.
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Arsenal had a terrible start to the season so far, but we are recovering and proving recovery by beating the cunts from stamford bridge 5-3.
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First every Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit was superb. S. Vettel is currently class apart. Lewis Hamilton is crazy and imperfect driver but always eventful. Force India could do better.
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Have been listening to some Indian bands recently. "The Echoes", "Skinny Alley" and "Menwhopause". Will post reviews as soon as I can.
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Well I hope that's all for now. More, soon than later




One more tag post

One more tag post.
1. Do you have any favorite movies? If so, then which ones?
uhh.. lots of movies in this list. Almost of all genres. I love movies. Lets talk in terms of 2011 releases. Super 8, Kung Fu Panda 2, Xmen First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Cars 2, Source Code, The fighter, Unknown, Adjustment Bureau.... and many more.. see I told you, list for a year itself is endless. 


2. Favorite actors/actresses? Is there any specific reason to why these are your favorites?
This isn't easier than the previous. But current favorite for 2011 among actors are Cristian Bale, closely followed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, James McAvoy, Alan Rickman and Kevin Bacon.
Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Uma Thurman, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Page, Emma Watson, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep round up the all time favorite actress list. 


3. Which TV-series do you follow?
None currently, but I did follow Dexter, Big Bang Theory, White Collar, Burn Notice, How I met your mother, and Kekkaishi. 


4. Which is the best environment for watching a movie?
Anywhere. I can watch movies with anyone, anywhere or for that matter alone. Even though I used to do it earlier,  I haven't watched a movie in theater all alone recently.


5. Unless you’re an omnivore ;P, which kind of movies would you rather avoid?
None. I watch them all. 


6. Which is the scariest horror movie you’ve ever seen? How did it affect you?
When I was a kid, I was scared of horror movies, even crappy hindi horror movies. But recently only the Japanese version of  "The Grudge" series could provide me with the chills. 



Behind the Wordages

Thanks to Shomoita for the tag, check out her excellent blog >> http://shomoita-dreamer.blogspot.com , after reading through mine.


1.  What encouraged you to create your own blog and write the very first meaningful blog post?


Well I found out that my blogging began on Sunday, January 16, 2005. I tried blogging out of curiosity. Just to try it out, and use the only decent skill I have i.e. writing, and since then I am trying to write the best blog post ever. The operative word here being "trying". Anyway my first post was barely meaningful, it was verging more towards ridiculous. Well things have not exactly looked up since then. I have seen many of my friends start blogging and then give up, some even deleted their blogs. I can't think of such a thing. After 6 years of posting, I am emotionally attached to my blog. Even though I don't blog regularly, I am not giving up on it. As long as www.blogger.com exists, this blog will survive. 


2.  Do you still have the same old reasons to blog or something new added up?  


Reasons are still the same. Just to write stuff. Of course, "stuff" doesn't equal literary genius.  And this stuff has evolved over the years, but it hasn't taken any concrete form. 


Well that's enough of introspection. Thanks for reading, and hopefully I will post more regularly thanks to inspiration from all of my dear readers.







Friday, October 07, 2011

Fussy eater - 1

I am not a person who has too many likes and dislikes in terms of food. At least when I am not home, I am not much fussy. But at home, I tend to nitpick things about food a bit too much at times.
For example, when having a "bhakari"(Indian bread or roti made of either rice, jowar, bajra), only a certain types of veggies/curries go with it. Any kind of leafy vegetable cooked with chilly and onions is better than a curry of large pulses like blackgram etc.
And on the other hand, while having "chapati"(thin Indian bread made of wheat), pulses curries or dry veggies are better.
Having pulan-pori (Chapati with sweet filling) standalone is not a great idea, toping it up with ghee makes it easier, but its better to have it with a spicy curry to offset the sweetness.
And tomatoes are not my exact favorite if they are sour. I know tomatoes are supposed to be a bi tangy, but a bit too much sour puts me off anything.
I think cup cakes and for that matter biscuits are not meant to be eaten dry, as they don't go down the throat smoothly, its always better to dunk them in hot tea of milk.
But then in that case, such a cup of tea or milk should have less sugar in it or else it becomes a over sweet concoction. Give me a plain glass of milk over a sugared one any day, unless you have added childhood favorites like Horlicks.
I have never come around to liking coffee, filter coffee is drinkable, but tea always overrules the caffeine kick.
But then even a spicy pani-puri( a spicy snack) can give a good enough kick. As long as they don't ruin it with too much ragda/boondi (filling used) .. or make the cardinal sin of watery tasting "paani" that is just salty not tasty.
But then one can only enjoy "paani-puri" after snacking on either "sev-puri or bhel-puri". This applies only when you are hungry, but then if you are not, then why are you having anything at all. Because if your hunger is taken care of, you can enjoy "paani-puri" just for the taste attack.
And this is just the beginning of the fussy tale of eating habits.

p.s. please pardon the typo errors

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The suspicious neighbor


voice1: I can't see anything.
voice2: look again
v1: really..I can't ... wait! I can see movement..
v2: See I told you..what do you see ?
v1: This is not good, it is quite big!
v2: How big?
v1: Come on! I can't measure with my eyes..
v2: Is is still there?
v1: Its still at the door.
v2: so what do you think?
v1: can't really guess the motive..but you know how bad I am at judging.
v2: that is true
v1: "sigh of relief" ......the rat is gone !
v2: my nerves have been calmed by this news
v1: So we are safe for now..
v2: for now...don't know for how long..

At peace, he sits down staring at photo frames of friends and relatives.
Breeze blew in through a half open window rustling a pile of newspapers.

He places a large knife on the pile. Picks up a dart and throws with fury on dart board to his left side, all the while screaming

"Why wasn't I alert at that time"

A cuckoo flutters into the window, eyes fixed on its beauty, he mutters.
"Birds always fascinated him, they still do."

Suddenly he gets up. mumbles to self: "Stay focussed"

Goes across the room, flicks on his TV, and runs a DVD.

He stares at the screen as the speakers blurt out a news report.

Car bomb blast kills 50, injures 90.
Suspected bomber found dead at blast site.

A family of five whose car was closest to the terror car coincidently were later identified as neighbors of the suspected terrorist who was living in a leased flat next door.

Tears drop down from his eyes..."Only if I had...."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Catcher in the Rye ; book review


It requires special patience to read this book. Not that this book is bad, but at times it seems too depressing.
But nevertheless its a well written book. The book is written in a narrative style, the narrator is the lead himself. Not only do we get a insight into his personality, but also he explains his likes and dislikes with sufficient reasons.
Beauty of the narration is that when you feel you have really understood him, he comes around with thoughts that will stump you.
The end is the really beauty of this book, and the reason why I liked it. Not that I would have found it hard to like him, as a part of me identifies with him for his style of thinking.
You will dislike parts of his personality or his behavior. But that is also the reason why this book is so good. You like him, and dislike him in equal parts. And its one good ride into his world, as long as you can tolerate his negativity.
Give it a try, its unusual book, you may just like it.

Trivia-
Adam Gopnik considers it one of the "three perfect books" in American literature, along with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby, and believes that "no book has ever captured a city better than Catcher in the Rye captured New York in the fifties."

Mark David Chapman murdered former Beatles member John Lennon due to obsession with Catcher in the Rye. Chapman remained at the scene, took out his copy of The Catcher in the Rye and read it until the police arrived. Chapman stated, "I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stanley and his chillar party




No its not any new movie. It just combines two movies that were recently released. One was "Stanley ka dabba" and other one "Chillar Party".

While the first one is more of a real movie without entertaining songs ,while the later is more fictional yet it is very good.

The best part about both the movies is that scenes with kids in it felt written for kids. The dialogues were not sermons written by adults for kids. They were short and to the point told in a kids style.

Child actors acted in such an authentic way that it reminded me of my childhood days.

Both movies deserve applause as they entertain, have a message, sufficient plot, excellent acting, and nearly authentic setup. And more than anything they don't really on star power, marketing gimmicks, item songs, or special effects.

Yet they could do much better, something that portrays a kids imagination gone wild, etc.

Nevertheless a good start.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

free your soul




shift..shift..shift..
shift the gears..
twist..twist..twist..
twist the throttle..
lean..lean..lean..
lean in corners..
wind..wind..wind..
wind in face..
rush..rush..rush..
rush of adrenaline..
ride..ride..ride..
ride till you tire
free..free..free..
free your soul

Stuffed



I chose this title because I am stuffed. Stuffed, as I have eaten too much "Chinese bhel" .

This snack, as the name suggests is combination of Indian and Chinese styles.

But lets talk about something else.  we will begin with movies.

The weekend of blockbusters has begun and one after another super movie is releasing to my and mahendra's delight. Mahendra is one of my best friends, and my best movie buddy as we have seen countless movies together.

Monsoon has dried up, and it rains sporadicaly, which isn't a good thing.

I recently visited a waterfall at kharghar called pandavkada, usually entry is banned as it is dangerous but due to low rainfall it looked meek. I rode my bike to the foot of the falls, and it was thrilling to do some off-road riding.

The reason it is called pandavkada is that "the pandavas" during their exile stayed in the cave which is behind the curtain of the waterfall.

so thats all for now. thank you for reading

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The musical tag

Enjoy the this musical tag.
Whoever wishes to take it up is most welcome to do so.

Rules::
1. Turn on your music player be it, winamp, Windows Media Player, IPOD etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button, listen to the song, and get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS

1. If someone asks you, “are you okay ? ?” you say:

Lookie here momma let me explain ya this
If ya wanna get crooked i'll even give ya my fist
Ya might read from revelation back to genesis
Ya keep forgetten your southern can belongs to me

(Your southern can is mine - The White Stripes)


2. How would you describe yourself ?

You got guns? we got guns...
Yo, I got straps, we got straps...
A million muthafuckas on the planet Earth
Talk that hard bullshit
'Cause it's all they worth...
(Been there done that - Dr. Dre )

3. What do you like in a guy/girl ?

It's time to escape, but I don't know where the fuck i'm headed
Up or down, right or left, life or death
I see myself in a mist of smoke
(Serial Killa - Snoop Dogg)

4. How do you feel today ?

Understand the things I say
Don’t turn away from me
Cause I spent half my life out there
You wouldn’t disagree
(Ode to my family - The Cranberries)

5. What is your life’s purpose ?

She was sixteen and six feet tall
In a crowd of teenagers comin' out of the zoo
She stumbled started to slip and fall
Teeter-tottered on the top of patent leather shoes
I happened to catch her and said,
"maybe these ruby shoes are a little cumbersome for you"

(A martyr for my love for you - The White Stripes)

6. What’s your motto ?

I reckon you ain't familiar with these here parts
You know, there's a story behind that there saloon

(Bad meets Evil - Eminem)

7. What do your friends think of you ?

Yes, it's time for the Dr. Gobbles Show
There's this tower in the heart of London
With a radio station right at the top
They don't make the city beat
They're making all the action stop
(Capital Radio One - The Clash)

8. What do your parents think of you?

Chori Chori ..jab nazarein milli
(Kareeb - hindi movie)

9. What do you think of often ?

Standin' on the corner of civilization
There's a time there's a place for me
In a world where I can't be found
Cold and mean people give me the creeps
(Naked in the rain - The Red Hot Chilli Peppers)

10. What is 2 + 2 ?

Girl you have no faith in medicine
Oh girl you have no faith in medicine
Acetaminophen you see the medicine oh girl

(The White Stripes)

11. What do you think of your best friend ?

The Nurse should not be the one who
Puts salt in your wounds
But it's always with trust that the posion
Is fed with a spoon

(The Nurse - The White Stripes)

12. What is your life story ?

Yeah, yeah.. haha yeah!
All my gangsta niggaz is in the building on this one!
You know! Yeah yeah ya know
It's real!! Hussein what's happ'nin nigga?
I see you, aight Shadow what's poppin BLAT!!
Haha haha, yeah my nigga O-1 in the motherfucking house
(Clap back - Ja Rule)

13. What do you want to be when you grow up ?

Niggaz won't creep these streets with me
cause you know fuckin what these streets'll be
Make you wanna.. then I'm gonna..
cause I gotta.. POP POP, POP POP (nigga!)
(The Professional - DMX)

14. What do you think when you see the person you like ?

was sitting there in a comfortable chair
And that was all that I needed
Then my friend offered me a drink for us to share
And that was all that I needed

(Take, Take, Take - The White Stripes)

15. What will you dance to at your wedding 4th anniversary?

Ja Rule, Chuck B-more
Every thug needs a lady
And every thug needs a down ass bitch, huh, feel me
Every thug needs a lady
Baby I'm convinced, you my down ass bitch
(Down Ass Bitch - Ja Rule)

16. What will they play at your funeral ?

Dil Ko...Tumse Pyaar Hua
Pehli baar hua ...
(Rehna hai tere dil mein-hindi film)

17. What is your hobby/interest ?

Do right, use your head, everybody must be fed
Get together, break your bread, yes, together, that's what I said
Do what you like
(Do what you like - Blind Faith)

18. What is your biggest fear ?

I know 'cos I've seen it
It was great and I want it
There's no point in sitting
Going crazy on my own
(Modern Way - The Kaiser Chiefs)

19. What is your biggest secret ?

Somebody's screaming
looking at the ceiling oh oh oh
everything's so funny
I don't have any money oh oh oh
people don't even know me
but they know how to show me oh oh oh
(Why Can't You be nicer to me - The White Stripes)

20. What do you want right now ?

I've got myself
In a masochistic hold
Why don't you let go
Shake it off
Just to redirect my flow
Come on let's go

(On Mercury - The Red Hot Chilli Peppers)

21. What do you think of your friends?

Lift me up on my honour
Take me over this spell
Get this weight off my shoulders
I've carried it well

(Sweet Talk - The Killers)

22. When you want to rush to the toilet, what do you think ?

Haule Haule se hawa lagti hai..
Haule Haule se Dawa lagti hai..
(Rab ne bana di jodi-hindi film)

23. Person you hate the most is in front of you, what will you tell the person?

Far from the evergreen of old Assam
Far from the rainfall on the trails of old Saigon
Straight from the poster town of scorn and ritz
To bring you the wilder side of gold and glitz
(The Killers)

24. You have just won a lottery. What will you sing ?

I am as ugly as I seem, worse than all your dreams
(As ugly as I seem - The White Stripes)

25. What will you post this as?

Midnight to six man, for the first time from jamaica...
(White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The clash)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Melancholy



Hayden:- Listen jack, this doesn't look good.
Jack:- What do you mean? You were supposed to fix it.
Hayden:- I know....I tried....I could not....Its..
Jack:- Wait a minute! I gave you the notes, it should been fixed by now.
H:- Notes are useless! They..
J:- They are not, I got it from the guy who created this machine. They can't possibly be..
H:- Fake, but they are. Nothing works, and now I think we should just run away.
J:- Run Away? Leaving all this mess. Just like that..
H:- Come on! We will call the cops and tell them some supernatural thing happened and now all the people in the nieghbourhood who use cellphones are being brainwashed into killing each other
J:- You have any idea how ridiculous it sounds? The cops will..
H:- Shit! They will blame us for it. We are the only ones who are not affected. And this crazy machine is in our house.
J:- whoa! not our house; your house!
H:- What? Now please don't do this.
J:- You did it all and now you are telling me not to. I have nothing to do with this.
H:- No! No! don't desert me now..Please, help me.
J:- ......I didnt steal it and then use it! ..you did.. [starts to step back..out of the house]
H:- Damn it! I am telling you, don't go. Stop!
[Hayden jumps towards Jack, with his hands aimed at his neck]
J:- ucckk...ucckk...ssttoopp...mmyyy nnneecckk..hhhuurrtsss...uucck..ucckk.. ... ...
H:- Dead...Good...Good?...Dead!...One by Me...!!!
H:- Searching New Target....

[Hayden leaves, and the red LED light on the bluetooth headset clipped on his ear shines bright....still]


p.s. This is my second attempt at fiction. My first attempt was of writing a sci-fi story, a decade ago, so maybe someday I will post it too.

Its time to tag them all

I was tagged by Chocolate Lover (http://chocolatychocolatelover.blogspot.com)

Thank you for the tag. I am doing a tag after a long time.

Tag Name:-My favourites

Food: I love all kinds of food. But more than full course meals I love small snacks of all kinds like cutlets, spring roles, pattice, chaats, samosa, kacchi dabeli, medu wada, etc etc..I love soups a lot...and fried prawns give me a high..as long as it doesn't have brinjals or bittergourd.

Color: I liked many colors, but I wear only a few. Green, Blue, Black, White.

Sports: I played cricket when I was a kid, and still play when my office friends plan anything. But I am pathetic with the bat, but I can bowl decently. I love football, but don't play much. I ride a bicycle sometimes. Also like to play carrom.

Dessert: Jalebi or Strawberry milkshake

Artist/Singer/Brand: lots and lots ..just cant list here all of them. It depends on my mood.

If I need to be in creative/aggressive mood:- Heavy Metal

Calm, yet awake mood:- classic rock

just woken up:- punk rock

stuck in traffic, so don't need complicated:- alternative/pop-rock

in mood to dance or jump around like a monkey:- hip-hop

need to sing a few songs:- hindi music

I also love to try out all forms of music.

Pair of shoes: I don't really have too many pairs. I have one chappal (traditional indian footwear), a pair of leather shoes, a pair of floaters. thats it!

Accessory: my dearest watch, and a belt.

Hobbies: Reading (books, mags), writing (anything), watch movies (on TV or theaters), watching (Football, F1, MotoGP), trekking or visiting new places with
friends, riding my motorcycle, also like to sing.

Beauty product: Protein hair cream/hair gel, a deo-spray (?), sun screen lotion

Snacks: all kinds of snacks, but love chaat more than anything.

Movies: all kinds action, sci-fi, thrillers, adventure, horrors, comedy and animation flicks. Love english movies most, but also a fan of Korean, Japanese and French movies. Also watch many hindi movies, but rarely more than once .

-That's it-

I am tagging:

Nitisha

Shas

Jhoomur Bose

Chandrika Shubham

Rajlakshmi

Shomoita Alam

Sunday, June 05, 2011

I am not saying it

I believed in love and its power in any form except the one between man and woman (marriage,etc). Things have changed though and slowly my hatred for that kind of love is reducing. Still it has got a long way to go for me to become a romantic.

No, I haven't fallen in love. But somehow time has worked its wonders I guess.

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But then wonders are something I wanted to see after going to Chennai and I was disappointed. Recently I was on a trip down south. First got down at Begumpet in Andhra. Then after roaming around in boiling heat, headed towards Narsaraopet. It was no better and heat continued to suck out water from out body. After attending a friends wedding, we moved to Tirupati which was much cooler place to be, and a very clean and good religious destination. From there on, we had to catch a flight from Chennai to Mumbai, and we had about 8 hours to kill before getting to the airport. The climate of chennai was a welcome change from energy sapping dry heat of Andhra, as humidity is more tolerable for someone coming from Mumbai. But Chennai visit ended up being waste as Guindy National Park was closed on Tuesday and Marina Beach was too far from Airport also it was the same day Jayalalitha landed at Chennari airport. But overall the trip was good, except the food. Its all rice, and rice and more rice. Coming from a konkan family we are also rice eaters, but I am an exception. I eat rice only nominally due to it being part of a balanced diet. Even though I love many food items made of rice, be it dosa or biryani. I can't tolerate too much of rice. And so I had rice-mares for two nights after returning back from trip down under. I used to dream of being forced to eat plates full of kilos of rice.

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Ok, I better stop cribbing as it is raining now, and it is time to haggle friends to come with me for a trek in the greens!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Reviews n all




Kung Fu Panda 2 (movie review):-

Absolutely stunning, prolific, funny, stellar movie....and I could go on.
Rich script, gripping plot, and terrific dialogues.
Brilliant voice-overs.
Worthy of the tag 3-D, as it was superb 3-D animation.
Animation standards are not just high, but also a mixture of different styles.
Keeps the spirit of the first movie, and yet reaches another level of awesomeness.
I just don't see any reason why anyone should not watch this movie.
It is one of those rare sequels that does better than the first.
This non-stop rollicking action is so thrilling that we couldn't even finish the popcorn.
Watch it in 3-D and be enthralled.



Ready Movie Review :-


Its part Dabaang, its part Wanted, and its completely Salman Khan.
Other actors try this kind of movie, only Salman Khan gets it right and pulls the crowd.
After a long time I found out that it was difficult to get first day movie tickets, that is the magic of Salman Khan.
Movie has not plot. I think after making the movie, the makers felt happy that didn't require any script.
Still the dialogues will induce laughs/claps for either being witty or silly.
Movie moves along at good enough pace, with a sprinkling of decent/ridiculous songs, and one item song.
Casting is good. All other actors have been well chosen and nearly don't overact, which is reassuring.
It can be called entertainment, it can be called fun,yet you may not watch it twice, and if you do, it means you like Salman Khan.
Oh! did I mention Salmaan Khan rules in it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bike Ride from Mumbai to Pune and back




Date:- 15 May 2011
Duration:- 8-9 hours
Distance Covered:- 320 kms
Journey:- Thane - Panvel - Khopoli - Lonavala - Pune and back !!!!
Average Speed:- 70-80 kmph on empty roads, otherwise 50-60 kmph
Fuel Economy:- Not Available :)

Experience:- My first ever solo (at least one way) bike ride ever. And also first ever bike ride to Pune. NH4 is absolutely brilliant. In parts it has bad surfaces, but otherwise it has all the twists and flats to enjoy riding a bike. It was great to ride the bike on the Mumbai Pune expressway, if only for short distance.

Honda Twister:- Amazing power delivery for a 110cc bike, it is able to keep up with traffic, except powerful cars and bigger bikes. With good enough stopping power it is reassuring. Seat is comfortable, but this is not a cruiser, so I didn't expect sofa like comfort. Crosswinds and high speeds are not good combination for such a light bike, yet it holds its line in most cases. Solid and pleasing performance.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Movie Reviews

Fast Five a.k.a Fast and Furious 5 mini review:-


5 reasons to watch Fast 5 a.k.a. Fast and Furious 5
1) fast paced thrilling action involving hottest cars
2) fast paced thrilling fight scenes involving some super bodied action heroes
3) not one but two hot skinny chics (you can even say 3)
4) Vin Diesel v/s Dwayne Johnson face-off
5) There is no logic, but that is what adds to fun of it all.



Shagird (Mini review) :-


Stellar performance from Nana Patekar.
Absolutely brilliant. A superstar who lifts this movie all alone to new heights.
To aid his performance are some solid actors, who didn't put a foot wrong throughout.
The hunk in this movie, Mohit A. acted good enough, neither bad nor great.
I still find the bengali sweet, Rimi Sen alluring.
And coming to story, it is not perfect. A lot more could have been done.
But it is the pace, style and dialogues that keep you riveted.
Many dialogues are either cheekily obscene or rabidly philosophical. All of them perfectly scented with variety of flavors of character who mouth them. Evoking lots of claps and whistles from the viewers.
Action scenes, sound effects are perfect. And so are scenes of Delhi and its monumental surroundings.
All of them make an effort for us to believe that it is all real.
Direction wise, except the rubbish romantic/melodramatic scenes everything is perfect.
Amazingly it has got no songs, which is great as all that stupid/imaginary song/dance distorts the rhythm of the movie.
Its worth a watch, surely. I would say even more than once, if not, then at least once.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thor Movie Review



Thor (2011) movie review








Thor kicks ass!!
It is following type of movie:-
"Total Value For Money"
"Please don't end"
"We want more"
Excellent acting and superb casting.
Plot is simple, yet explains the concept of Thor.


It grips you from start to end, leaving you satisfied yet yearning for more.
Dialogues don't have "action movie" one liners. But they are good enough for chuckles and smirks.


Action scenes are well done. Sound effects and overall effects are top quality.
3d is fun, 2d won't be much of a loss.


Old man Anthony Hopkins is still commanding.


Yet it is Chris Hemsworth who steals the show, he is perfect as "Thor", thats the end of it.


Natalie Portman is so perfect in her role, that she ceases to be actor and more the character she is playing.


Stellan SkarsgÄrd,

Tom Hiddleston,

and remaining cast blend perfectly into Thor and his universe.


The beauty of this movie is, that you don't need to really know much about "Thor" and his background. It is very well covered here, but sprinkled with action and drama so that it doesn't end up being a historic documentary.
I would say don't miss this if you like fantasy/action/adventure films, and even if you don't you won't mind it.


Special note to Trivia hunters:-
Similar to the Iron Man 2 movie, at the end of credits roll there is small sneak-peak into 2012 scheduled release movie called "The Avengers". So wait till the end.
Oh Yeah! Also please don't miss Stan Lee in his usual cameo role.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dum Maaro Dum - movie review



One of the better films. Script is short, so it is stretched with tolerable songs and a couple of useless scenes. Movie never gets preachy. Dialogues are good, not irritative.

Camera work is excellent except when it comes to fight scenes. They have sprinkling of Goan/Portuguese(?my guess?) words, but its not overdone. Suspense is good, the fizz provided by it is fun too. A bit lacking logic at times, the plot remains believable.


So AB Jr. doesn't disappoint. No complaints, good performance from him.


Prateik Babbar continues to shine but needs more screen time than what was given to him. And also he needs kick ass dialogues if he wants to be a star and not just an actor.

Veteran actor Govind Namdeo is solid

while actor from down south Rana Daggubati is good too, and is perfect for role of Goan boy

Aditya Pancholi continues to be a good(!!) villain.


Now eye-candy is good for those who think Bipasha is hot (me)


and also for those who think Skinny-Bonny Deepika is hot.


And finally Goa. Now I have not been to Goa, I mean going there as a kid (when I was in class 4th) doesn't count. So I don't know how much authentic it is as compared to what is show in DMD, but it looked authentic enough.

They tried to capture all possible moods of Goa and it comes out as competent effort. The drugs part won't scare people away from Goa, but at least it will alarm the ignorant ones. Anyway, a bit more pace, a bit more thrill, and more superb one-liners and this movie would have been perfect.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TV stuff.. what I see..what I could see.. what I dont see..what I did see

I have never been able watch TV serials regularly. Either I would forget or I would not remember.

But since last few weeks I have consistently tried to watch all episodes of two TV serials.

Ok, they are not soaps/sitcoms. They are animated series shown on two different channels.

First one is "Kekkaishi" shown on Animax. It is action packed magic/ghost/demon themed anime based on manga (comics) of same name. It has original Japanese voice with english subtitles, which means we have to read the dialgoues to understand whats going on, but it is fun to listen to original Japanese words/phrases.

Second one is "Penguins of Madagascar" shown on Nickelodeon. It is a spinoff from hit movie "Madagascar" and has some famous characters from that movie. It is funny.


At the same time of this show on Nick, there is horror mini series on Animax called "Fear Itself". It is creepy, gross, and very good horror. Some episodes are good, some seem inspired while a few are over the top. But for a TV series its good.

On weekends I try to watch "Oggy and the cockroaches", whenever I can. Best is to watch it in Hindi dubbing, it is hilarious.

And Simpsons too, which needs no introduction.

There are other animes on Animax that I find interesting, but not able to watch them because either I don't remember their schedule or it is aired when I am not at home. (Bleach, Blassreiter, Gurren Lagann, Idaten Jump, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)

I used to watch Inuyasha too, but missed so many episodes that link is broken and I cant make head or tail of the new characters.

"Burn Notice" is another favorite for being smart/cool/tough/thrilling/action all at the same time.

Among other TV serials.

"Big Bang Theory" shown on Monday is another favorite of mine.

I like "House", "Spartacus Blood and Sand", "How I Met Your Mother", "Parks and Recreation", "Vegas" and "The Mentalist" too. But again don't watch it regularly.

Of course reruns of "Friends" episodes never get boring. There are more TV shows that I watch occasionally, so if I list them out, this list would keep growing.

So that is all for now. Will come back with more stuff soon.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

variety



Chinese F1 GP:-

A thrilling race, eventually won by Lewis Hamilton after some hard driving and perfect team strategy.
He ended Vettel's winning streak who finished 2nd.
Webber drove astonishingly to finish 3rd after starting from 18th on the grid.
Button missed podium finish for McLaren as he came 4th,
ahead of Rosberg who had a see-saw race.
Ferrari continued to disappoint with Massa 6th and Alonso 7th.
Schumi was 8th, while Petrov and Kobayashi rounded up 9th and 10th scoring positions.
Force India drivers missed scoring points by finishing 11th(Di Resta) and 15th (Sutil).

And finally Karthikeyan's car lasted the whole race as he came last.

-->>>>> Hamilton is my favorite and I like Vettel for his consistency. So its good both are doing well.

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Thank You (mini film review):-
Akshay Kumar the usual cunning/smart hero. Not boring but not as different as "Patiala House".
Real showstealers Irfan Khan and Suniel Shetty, both of them so comfortably funny in their own distinct ways.
Sonam looks starved. Rimi Sen still steals my heart. Celina Jaitley still the same, same as in (No Entry, Golmaal2)
Bobby Deol was average. Remaining cast of actors just to fill up space.
A few decent one-liners, but otherwise average script.
Story is fluffy but at least it is present.
Movie is full of unnecessary songs. Overdone theme tune is not irritating.

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I don't know why I am behaving like a sadist and watching not so good movies and missing out on good movies.

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso

Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible.

-->> love these quotes...


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Dont darofy !! simply karofy !!! just mohabbat !!! just mohabbat !!!

This is tune from a hit sitcom called "Just Mohabbat" which I watched when I was in school. It was fun and this tune always improves my mood.

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Nikon D3X ..World's best DSLR camera...24.5 megapixel professional-grade full frame (35mm) .... costs only 5,50,000 rupees ....wow...if that isn't super expensive then what is.

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Sprite (fizz drink) .. their tagline... "First Drink ... Then Think"

If Sprite was a beer brand.... their tagline should be....

"First Drink...Then...No Need To Think"


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

bang !! bang !!




I am not back with a bang
not here with specific plan
I try to write what I am thinking
end up writing what not thinking
not making sense is what I love
don't look here for treasure trove
in the groove I just wanted to get
because work I do made me lose my edge
don't try to find meaning in these lines
it don't mean anything if you don't mind
I hope it kick starts my creativity
and kicks out lazy mentality
its been stretched out ride here
to write good post haven't got near

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Honda Twister 110 Bike Review

The following site published my bike review. Please check it out.

http://bikeadvice.in/honda-cb-twister-110-review/



Saturday, March 12, 2011

waved away



i dont want to know what happened

always I run away as they tell me

as if the length of hope is shortened

I drift away through passing life



insensitive is what they think Iam

but my feeling for feelings is there

the tiff that made me stay away

as loved ones were waved away



as I hiked up the mountains

with bottled up rage

even sage couldn't put sense in me

but all it took was a wave



radio cracked of quake news

and of reports of tsunami wave

name of my town ringed in ear

I stumbled down the hill in fear



realization of being late came soon

never could I forget the noon



if I had stayed back with them

throwing away my egoisitc rage

I wouldnt have saved them

but with tears in eyes cuddled them





p.s. This is a ficional account of a guy who is the only one from his family to have survived as a tsunami crashed onto his hometown