Saturday, January 16, 2010

My top 5 Sitcom characters

1. Barney Stinson - How I met your mother

His awesomeness is unparalleled !

2. Keshav Kulkarni - Shriman Shrimati

Tuesday used to be my favourite day, thanks to this show!

3. Stewie Griffin - Family Guy

is Stewie doing the robot dance.

4. Edmund Blackadder - Blackadder

Rowan Atkinson as the devious Blackadder. Hilarious

5. Crayon Shin-chan - Shinchan

Cult classic Japanese anime.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


There is too much population I say. Too much!

Yesterday, we had tickets to Avtaar for the 6 pm show, we reached the road where the theatre is located at about 5:55pm, from then on it was one long wait in a queue to get parking.

By the time we got to park the car, it was 6:45 pm! 45 minutes for a distance of about 200 metres. This was , mind you, at fame lido, a multiplex with quite a bit of parking space (but all taken!).

Today, we got up early and went off to play badminton. But when we reached we saw that the two courts were full of people. Each of them (with the exception of the gang from my office), was fat (in a pot-bellied way), sweating and weirdly middle aged.

They were playing quite well mind you, but even I may get to that level of expertise soon, if only they give us some space and time on the court.

We left in frustration, because I did not see the point of having to wait 1 hour to play for 15 minutes that too with some pot bellied dude heaving and panting on the other side of the court.

But my point is, we are bursting at the seams (much like the badminton playing uncles). Too much population.

Saturday, January 09, 2010


When I was 11 years old and I walked into a theatre to watch the Jurassic Park, I had no clue then that movie making was about to be taken to a new level. I still remember catching my breath when the first Brontosaurus comes live on the screen.

'Avtaar' has had a similar effect on me. James Cameroon takes us on a wonderful trip to 'Pandora', which is so exotic and beautiful that one completely forgets to make a connection that the plot is a parallel of sorts to that of 'District 9', has bits of 'Matrix' and influences from quite a few other movies.

However, I do not complain. This is a movie that will take movie making to a completely new level.

Mr. Cameroon, I thank you for the visual treat that is 'Avtaar'.

Quite a few of you asked me to review and I know you were expecting a scathing, sarcastic review from me.
Well, that is not to be.
Maybe there will be one if I make the mistake of watching a Salman Khan movie again. :)

Friday, January 01, 2010

2010 is here baby!

2010 seems to be the sought after year by many. I guess its something to do with the completeness of the number involved. Who doesn't like rounded figures eh ?

For years now, people have planned loads of things for 2010. The term 'Vision 2010' seems to have caught the fancy of many a corporate board and they have gone on to make great plans for the coming 2010.

Anyway its here already!

It will be interesting to see what excuses people come up with for not having executed these plans :D . That was the cynic in me.

Now for the optimist.

2009, like the past 27 years I have witnessed on this planet, was full of awesomeness. It was filled with loads of travel, good books, lovely movies and lots of laughter.

I am quite sure that the coming year will also bring with it the unknowns make life such a thrilling ride.

Life follows a normal distribution (some good , some bad, but mostly average), I am going to try and make the averages into the 'goods' and the 'goods' into the 'greats'! and that, is my new year's resolution.

I leave you all with a wish (which also conveniently doubles up as a curse) -