Planning

At the end, originally uploaded by Shifting sands. Had intended this weekend to be a reading and movies weekend after a long time, since next weekend will be again wasted in flying to Sydney.However, it ended up being a weekend of traveling. Not that I am complaining. The drive to Murud was one of the…

Bright Young people

Just the other day in a disc, I and my friends were quite appalled to see a bunch of really young looking kids drinking, smoking and dancing away to glory way past the prescribed bed times for people their age. Their callous attitude and overt amorous behavior and our obvious disgust for it made me…

Another rainy day

I can thank the rains or blame them, but for once, last weekend was spent peacefully at home as the roads around me once more gave way to a gush of water and life in Mumbai came to a familiar grinding halt. As usual I was again confused if I like living in Mumbai or…

Paris, Je T’aime

There is often something catching about the French movies (strictly by my own sampling). Perhaps it is only because the better ones become famous and become available to a wider non-french speaking audience, but the handful of French movies that I have come accross have been captivating. I have written one post on the French…

12 Angry men

I watched this classic to overcome the disastrous effects of watching one really painful movie : ‘1:40 ki last local’ , which is, without doubt, the worst movie that I have watched this year. ’12 Angry men’ not just helped me overcome the bad taste, it also made me feel quite refreshed. The movie is…

A plea to the authors

Last week, I went to the theatre to watch a much awaited movie – ‘The Namesake’. For it was based on a book which I had much appreciated and liked – for its characters, the story, the thought and a lot of small details.As the movie began, a hint of dis-satisfaction began to seep in…

Symphony

I had long back established that I had no ear for classical music. On the rare occassions when I came upon classical playbacks and performances, I would yearn to switch the music or escape.However, during my graduate studies, I found a set of western classical compositions and got into a habit of playing them in…

The rear view…

Its yet another 31st of December, and time is trying to tick its way into the next year. All newspapers, TV channels, magazines et al are bustling with the flashbacks of the year gone by. On my own turf, I thoroughly enjoyed the year that went by – with a lot of new things, mingled…