Friday, June 27, 2008

Uncetainty looms............

These days I wonder what's going to happen to my country and the countrymen........ On one side the N-deal is making headlines with series of meetings with no concrete results in sight and uncertainty about the ruling govt. completing its tenure, to add to the chaos international oil prices & inflation is gaining new heights day after day. Everything is becoming costlier day by day and as a result each and every individual should feel the pinch. But, the scenario is somewhat different, we enjoyed the IPL circus to the fullest, we still go to multiplexes and pay exorbitant prices for movies that are not even worth half the prices, go to fancy restaurants and then to gymnasiums to get rid off what we (over) gained. So we pay to get rid of things for which we have already paid to gain. Thats like double expenditure on yourself.......... Still we do it!!!!! I am no exception. Its said that one needs to spend more to earn more, but where to draw the line? The one who can do it will sustain the turmoil but what about those who cannot do it? The biggest work force that we are so proud about, what if most of them make the wrong decision? Is anyone taking steps to educate the people?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A long pending wish got finally fulfilled. No I did not meet any film star or sports person, neither did I buy a Ferrari nor went on a cruise. I saw a Car assembly line, a marvel created out of scratch. I always dreamt of being in a place where u look in any directions and u see nothing but cars, the same thing materialised when I visited Mahindra & Mahindra. It was like a ocean of SUV's and gleaming sedans one can say jannat for car enthusiasts. There were old, new, broken down, prototypes , all kinds of vehicles present there. The assembly line was of 'Logan', a sedan belonging to the Renault stable. I could see the effect of globalisation from the modernised assembly line as against the old style Bolero/ Scorpio line present in the same plant. The only thing I regret is not getting my hands on the car and try it out on the test track........... May Be the next time!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

I Met with an Accident!!!!!!
There is always a first time for everything,the list is reduced by one........
This week started with a bang, I actually mean a BANG!!!!! in the middle of a chowk near
Poona club on a chilly morning. I was cruising at my normal speed of 30-40 kmph when this
bike came from nowhere at a high speed jumping the signal and just collided into me side
ways... For a split second before colliding I felt that i am in for a big thing, but
fortunately (thank you god) i escaped with a badly bruised and swollen left hand
only....Miracously nothing happened to my beloved bike also.
Now i can no more boast of being the safest rider and i paid for being a ardent follower of
traffic signals... I consider myself fortunate that the it was only a bike that jumped a
signal and collided with me, I get shivers even thinking what would have happened if it
would have anyhting bigger than a two wheeler...
Anyways whatever happens is for good............. Now i will be extra cautious while
negotiating a crossing, especially when i have a green signal.
Cheers and Drive safely.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Finally a Saturday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After long tortorous 6 months I got to enjoy saturday night........ This did not happen by
fate but was self made. Wednesday nights are nothing close to the feeling u get on a
saturday night, i am really waiting for my weekly offs to be Sunday's...I spent the evening like any other evening but as the end was nearing the feeling was awesome (only those who have weekly off other than a sunday will understand).The icicng of the evening was the movie that i saw, it was Brad Pitt starrer "BABEL", its out of this world movie, so close to reality. Throughtout the movie I was guessing what was going to happen and actually praying that everything goes well. I will recommend all those I know to watch the movie rather than going to watch bullshit like Dhoom2 or Bhagambhag for example. I guess another speciality is that, this is my first blog at 2.00 in the morning.....

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Movies With Substance....
Its been a long time that some movie has touched my heart to such an extentthat it I was actually on the verge of shedding tears..... A stone hearted(as called by a few) like me needs real thing to be touching enough....... Idon't get tears in my eyes due to death of someone or some big catastrophy,I don't know whether I am an 'odd' person or what, but that's me!!! I amtouched when anything happening is shown in a peculiar manner, like onescene in a Hollywood movie called 'The Deep End of Ocean' where a kid whowas stolen as a baby, is returned to the original family after somethinglike 15-16 years... the re-union was shown in an awesome way....The reliefon the elder brother's face who used to consider it was all his fault wasshown amazingly. Recently I saw 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', it had a sceneshowing 'Munna' apologising to 'Circuit', it was a normal scene but the wayit was shown along with the expressions of the two characters , the way theycarried it was mind-blowing..... The all time favourite movie that hastouched my heart is 'Masoom'... I cannot pick out any one scene, the entiremovie itself was full of innocence and emotions.....I really wish such movies are made frequently, where their is no sadnessthrough out the movie, it should come, touch your heart and carry on.....

Friday, June 23, 2006

What a Movie!!!!!!!!
Huge Buildings, big cast, costly sets, latest technology in every other shot.... Seems like a Hollywood flick but NO i am talking about our own Bollywood output KRRISH.... Its India's answer to the monopolist USA churning out super heroes... The director is a wee bit near to its hollywood counterparts in executing the movie.... But the problem is the director has tried to compete with every superhuman know to the audience in one movie.... The stunts has got resemblance with almost every superhuman hero; flying like the Superman,scaling buildings like the Spiderman, mask like the Batman... It has got fighting sequence similar to the ones used in Matrix, our good old Shaktiman is also not spared in copying... Walking on the tree branches as shown in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.. to add to apathy of the movie there are a number of songs, why do we need songs in this kind of a movie??? The only thing that is good about the movie is Hrhitik's acting and the effort he has put in it. As the adult movie comes with a strict certification of "A", this movie should come with a strict certification of "U". No adult should be allowed in the theatre as the whole movie is a big joke.... So my readers its my sincere request do not watch this movie unless you are around the age of 12-13 years or may be even less....

Saturday, June 03, 2006

It all started with my desire to go after my passion "driving"....To fulfill it i had to go to Mumbai, so i got a railway ticket which was wait listed first and unfortunately got confirmed.... The train was so full that there were "only" people around... i asked myself whether i had entered the right compartment? But railways had different plan for me, they wanted me to experience the 3rd class/unreserved journey after paying the complete fair for the ticket which i had got after waiting for an hour in a queue.. Anyways coming back to point, as i said there were only people around... I was so unfortunate that i got a seat next to the aisle, with a big gujju family to the right (who were continously eating) and only guys to the left and in front, so no entertainment... Then came this lady with a child (the typical ones with their nose running), with no place to stand she sat bang in front of me on the floor... we tried to move her, "but" the public sympathy always go with "lady with a small child"... so there went my leg space. Then came another lady who was standing in the aisle with her butt comfortably rested on my shoulder instead of the partion between the seat... I tried to move, show my restlessness "butt" all in vain.. it was like my shoulder was getting molested. Believe me all this continued for 2.5 hours, i was never happy to see kalyan station as 60% people around me got down and i could actually move my limbs as per my wish... The best part in this situation was that the Ticket Collector was never seen.I was so frustrated that i wished the "hijadas" who board the train at kalyan demand money from me and will take out my frustration on them, they did come in my compartment but somehow bypassed me...At the same time 2 of my dear friends were in some job trouble and were asking for my advice and I was telling them to hang on there when i was physically hanging here.Anyways like a typical hindi movie my story had a happy ending, with me able to drive all the way from mumbai to pune in the most conducive driving conditions....Adieu.