Monday, June 25, 2012

Hell's Kitchen

I've promised myself I will never eat at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant; no matter how delightful the food looks - I'm convinced its poisonous.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pearls of uncomplicated wisdom

K found a solution to power struggles all over the globe after watching 'The Lion King': "I think lions should just take turns at being's not nice to push a king off a mountain, is it". He thought the movie was pointless.

Friday, June 22, 2012


We watched the movie 'Shanghai' this week & I thought it was a pretty good movie. It started off like a political thriller, but towards the middle, one realises that its not edge of the seat stuff that has you guessing what will happen next. You sort of know, having lived in India, that the decadence of the political system starts & permeates from the highest level of the government. The human stories in the movie are far more interesting.

There's an intelligent IAS-type working inside the government but not part of the political system; there's a young activist working against the system; there's a unsophisticated 'man on the street' who is largely unconcerned with whats happening with the system; there's a political-insider state secretary who is very much embedded in the system. This is a story of all these characters coping with this political system; in its brutal corrupt form that India has learnt to accept. The pessimism with which the movie ends is disheartening, but very well put.

I never thought I would say this, but how great an actor is Imran Hashmi!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yes, real mature!

I am excited that boy bands are making a comeback! There's this wholesome fun in watching boys in coloured denims & gelled hair dancing in synchronised moves. There are many edgy rockstars with dark eye make-up & intense songs....I love many of them; but what's wrong with a little bit of fluff, I say!

Confession: I'm also a Glee fan **cringing**

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sunday afternoons

I love watching K jump on the bed as if it were a trampoline. The recklessness & unhindered abandon of the jump; the 'thud' of the landing; and the spontaneous giggle-fest after. Maturity is so over-rated.