13 August 2005

Mangal mangal..

Mangal mangal...mangal mangal ho......

The movie started at 1145 pm instead of 1045 pm.. long past my deep-into-dreams time... the endless reruns of Lagaan and Swades songs..the unruly crowd which I feared wouldnt let me enjoy the movie..the long waitttttt.......
It was worth it !

Rather Aamir is worth it.. his entry scene...where he walks towards the gallows and his face is panned in the noose...thats awesome ! Never before have Aamir's eyes been so powerful.. so spell-binding..
and I loved that singing group on the beautifully decorated elephant...
Amisha , Rani, Kiron Kher, Toby Stephens are good too..
the 1857 era imagery is quite endearing and realistic..

Inspite of all this the movie isnt so great...somehow its not so gripping..or maybe there is not much story to tell.. a coherent thread is lacking..
And Rahmans music is alright...didnt seem to fit the period ..except for 'Mangal mangal' ..which kept on humming in my head when I went to bed at 3 am finally...

But Aamir is great ! and thats all that matters !

and...lo and behold..tis my last day in my workplace .. and I have a weeks break before I join at the intended place...and in which Im going home...my parents place...and fully intend on gorging myself on all delicious home cooked food and lazing away to glory !

Halla bol !!!

11 August 2005

Attention Pune-ites

There is a book in wild..in Pune..
For more details check out http://www.bookcrossing.com/home ..
Im so excited to see where it goes.. !

p.s : I got a cutie-cute dress for my niece today..hope it fits her .. did I say its super cute ...it is !

08 August 2005

Weekend in a glance

>> Boo(k)ty list
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell
  • Kite Runner
  • Morality for Beautiful girls
  • Historian

(There is no other way to define happiness !)

>> Movie watch - Sehar - Nice !

>> Some formal attire shopping in anticipation of the new job !

>> Coming Friday tickets for 'The Rising' ..

05 August 2005

When will you stop asking questions...

I dont like to lie.. or hedge around...or give vague answers ..
Why do people persist in asking questions after questions..
Answering 1 or 2 questions isnt enough ???

How do I deflect..
>> 'No more questions please'
>> 'I think thats all that I can discuss'

>> 'Why do you ask' (the classic one, but not one of my favourites..since I know no one will reply saying 'bcos I am curious George(aka nosy) ! ' )
>> 'Stop It!'

None of the above satisfies me... I want one look of mine to stop them from asking any more questions...politely .

04 August 2005

Look at this

Isnt it a dream library.... I will build such a library for myself ...some day..
And..yes..this is a real one.. courtesy http://papernapkin.typepad.com/photos/mom_and_dads/index.html .. Thanks Sheryl for letting me share it..

Phoniest being I've seen..

the shark creature in Jaws 2...

01 August 2005

If only ..

it would have ended better...'If only' would have turned out to be an ok movie..

In first half of the movie..Jennifer Love Hewitt looks kinda exotic.. Paul Nichols has affected the Brit accent quite well.. the characterisation is also good enough..but..it turns into a totally cliche-ridden-hum-drum affair after the life-altering-deja-vu-esque experience that Paul has..

Why does he dies in the end ? instead of her.. I cant believe its because he loves her..why should being in love make him an easy target for death ? why is her life more important than his ? and she never even knows about it ...

He told me 'I taught him the meaning of love' .. (puke)repeat(puke).. and then died..wah wah wah
and then she cheapens it all by singing about it and smiling stupidly at the end... !! Yuck !

BookCrossing - the ideal way

n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be
picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

(added to the
Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)

All details at http://www.bookcrossing.com/home .. sounds fun... !
Off to hunting in Pune...


I want to visit Botswana..