Monday, June 30, 2008

powerpuff girls!!

so yesterday was my sister's bday, hence an oppurtunity to sit here and there and pose for photos...he he....nice party though , but me and priya sorta collectively hate kids aged 5-14...atleast i do.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

again




i think everybody should watch this movie, once at the very least!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

what i am thinking of right now...

well for some reason, the only image in my mind is.....



as they say, "Govinda Govindaa"

Monday, June 23, 2008

art!!

Aren't there standards?

Of course.

Otherwise a tacky velvet painting
could be equated to a Rembrandt.

There are standards, technique,
composition, color, even subject.

So if you're suggesting
that rotted side of meat is art...

...much less good art,
then what are we going to learn?



What is art?
What makes it good or bad?
And who decides?

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What the FUCK!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

And sometimes it happens that you are loved and then
You are not loved,
And love is past.
And whole days are lost and among them
A fountain empties itself into the grass.

And sometimes you want to speak to them and then
You do not want to speak,
Then the opportunity has passed.
Your dreams flare up, they suddenly vanish.

cough cough!

helooo

so i write today so people can leave comments on new blog posts rather than old, to help them escape their monotony i believe.

well, i have come down with a terrible terrible throat infection (cough, cold, sneezing, oh the works!!). hmm so on the work front, Our Mentor (Mental) has been breathing fire down our necks, expecting us to come up with a fully functional tachometer by tommorow, with my cold and everything, we havent really been able work anything out yet.sad i must say.

well the happy thing is that after a go ahead from Tarnacha sir, Dobby s successfully on the table and Finally we can learn something, i hope it works out for all of us. Harish is going through a writer's block and that is what is giving him most of his stress these days (That and Mon not being around, but he wont say it, MEN!!). Priya had been spending the weekends with me at home for the past two weeks, and i must say girls bond in a way men can't, hmm, its just not possible for them to, u can tell a girl stuff which a man would probably turn a blind eye to, plus u can always throw ur hands up in the air and say MEN!! and they'll get it, no further explanation required.

i saw a couple of more movies, Sawariya. which i must say is not as bad as it was made out to be, the sets a bit too much, but overall bearable once i guess.





chalo gtg now,
catch ya later!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

have been watching movies these days, a lot of them.......started college again, went on the 11Th and we have to work on a tachometer all summer (its like a speedometer for aircrafts)....all in all not a very interesting week, pretty lazy and laid back. lets hope things speed up in the days to come.









oh yeah, all seen, all liked....looking forward to some more.

also now reading "a married woman" by Manju Kapur, great style, i hope the story's as good.

Friday, June 6, 2008

aloha!!

Well hello.

So the advent of my so called summer vacation has been bad, hmm, quite bad, I was supposed to go on this trip to Himachal with my family but couldn’t as a result of my exam being postponed, so they went anyways, and I spent 3 very empty days at my relatives in a posh south Delhi enclave, the only bright spot being having an animated conversation with my friend off 17 years, Samarth. Funny, how some things never ever change.

I am back at home now, looks like everybody but me is traveling. My sister is off to Chennai (where I point blank refuse to go) and Dad just got back from a trip to Mumbai.
Priya is in Pune (damn, I miss that girl!!) and Ankur back to Dehradun (I miss u too baby!!).

Dad brought me books from Bombay, he’s not quite the reader so never knows what to buy, so now I have a set of Chetan Bhagat books, chalo at least I have something to read now.

Having already read Bhagat’s earlier attempts at writing (Five Point Someone; One Night @ the Call Centre) I conclude that although there was some substance in his debut novel, it being about IIT and college in general, Bhagat has stretched out the idea with his next books and thinks that anything in vogue can be made into a book. I distinctly felt that during my stint with One Night @ the Call Centre and now the déjà vu has set in after having gone through The Three Mistakes of My Life (the fourth one being this book).

Bhagat’s latest has strong influences of his first novel; here too there are three main characters strikingly similar to Five Point Someone, they bear a resemblance to them too, and hence its not a refreshing experience, there’s nothing new.

Three Mistakes seems to have borrowed a little bit from his second novel too, in terms of the beginning and the ending, now come on, when you put a distinct starting and an ending with the actual story being a flashback or being narrated in one of your books its catchy, but man to do it twice in a row makes it far too predictable.

Honestly, looks like Chetan Bhagat in his need for connecting to the GenNext is forgetting what is and isn’t story material. It says on the cover of his book “India’s biggest selling English-Language novelist”, I would strongly believe that this bears a direct correlation to the fact that Bhagat isn’t such a great writer, he’s a simple writer, who basically has no imagination when it comes to literature, he writes exactly what he thinks, and adds a witty phrase or a quote here and there, his books do not cater to the intellectual and hence form a perfect basis for bollywood movies. I must add that reading Bhagat now is becoming more like reading Danielle Steel, there’s never anything new or exciting, not even the language, these books you wouldn’t even read just because of the English. Since they are not much themselves, it doesn’t look like it takes all that effort to write them, so this is the reason Ms.Steel has come up with over 30 “bestsellers”. This is the precise reason why Mills & Boons sell in such vast quantities (Oh, apart from that other “little” reason). So I strongly suggest Bhagat shouldn’t bother us all with catchy titles till he actually has a story to tell. Ditto for that other IIT guy, Tushar Raheja (anything for you ma’am).

oh by the way, I just noticed how Bhagat portrays his heroines as if they are not only a different sex but also a separate species, one who have to be studied in intense but out of focus detail by him, as a result of which we know that his leading lady wears t-shirts with “fairy queen” written on them but surprisingly little about the girl herself. The only thing I have managed to guess is that they are all modeled on his wife, Anusha, seems all strong and intelligent, but alas even she couldn’t stop his from writing them all, well at least the last one.

Well, I shall go now, enough playing critic, its not my favourite thing, if I wanted to criticize I’d go watch Tashan, plenty of opportunity there.

Ciao