Thursday, August 31, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
!!! - The Mumbai airport has spanking new immigration counters where the air conditioning works.
:) - Zenzi Bar in Bandra has free salsa lessons on saturday evenings.
!! - Sachin Tendulkar is no more the king of billboards; M S Dhoni commands more billboard space than Sachin (his face is everywhere & more!)
?? - 'Nach baliye' season 2 is the most eagerly awaited tv show (wonder why it is called a 'celebrity' show when some of the faces are not even remotely recognizable!)
! - There are as many new private Indian airlines as TV channels (latest additions are Go Air, Kingfisher & Spice Jet)
:)) - Then one day the sea-water at Mahim turned sweet (Such bizzare things can happen only in Mumbai!)
I'm sure there have been many more changes, and what I got to see in my two-days stay was only a small slice of it.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Indian Parliament. Its an absolute irony that this building is the center of atrophy & decadence of the Indian machinery!
On the way to Agra, we stopped at an 'Indian Tourism Board' hotel where this little girl works. I thought she was a brilliant dancer & it is a pity that this tiny but smart package of talent & cuteness is being wasted as some silly 'tourist attraction'!
The India Gate is beautiful by night. No, it wasn't just good cinematography in Rang De Basanti:
Thursday, August 10, 2006
You may have seen this one before: its is from the test paper of a school kid in the US...
He may not be a math genius, but I would give him marks for his sense of humour!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
“Ah! could I behold the face of my beloved once more, I would thank my God until the day of resurrection.”
The prince who lost his love has signed this verse not as 'Salim’ but as 'Majnu Salim’. The words have the scent of such longing, it really moved me.
Source: Found this on a great Pakistani blog called: http://www.streetphotos.net/blog/
Sunday, August 06, 2006
There is one difference though in which I thought the bollywood version betrays the original. Shakespeare's Othello was a noble soldier of the royal army & his nobility and sincerity are integral to his character. Whereas Ajay Devgan as Omkara is a goonda for a local UP politician!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?
In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.