Saturday, August 25, 2007

never say never

never thot I'd say this...but shahrukh khan looks really sexy and acts well too.

yup, saw bits of Chak De last night on cable...wish I could see all of it in the movie hall....

for a change he was actually the character...the angsty coach of the feisty wannabe women's hockey team and not the superinflated superhammy superstar pretending to be a Rahul or what was it, Raj ? etc....

loved him. loved the movie...loved the girls! and the music. Just the right amount of patriotic masala to get the old blood boiling...and predictably, totally fell for the sequence where the girls beat up some low lives.....was it cathartic, you bet your grandma's Vicks vaporub!

the last time I had good warm feelings for this guy was circa early '90s when he burst on the scene with Darr, Baazigar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and even the gore-fest Anjaam...when he hadnt mutated into this androgynous lover boy candy floss-coming-out-of-my-ears creature...before the Karan Johar phase.

This is one movie and role he will and should be proud of, totally.

Definitely a must-watch. Paisa vasool and good cinema too.

p.s. maybe its the stubble and the un-effete wardrobe that helped? hmmm...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I am SOOOO pissed off, so irritated with a few people...I keep reading abt them, see their smug faces and idiotic soundbytes on the telly all day long, and I just keep hoping someone would just wipe them off the face of the earth...

out of nowhere, at a rather crucial time, the &^&*^* Left decides to pull the rug right from underneath our promising foreign policy....I mean WTF were they doing all this time...the deal's been hammered away at for close to 2 years now? and just when its almost sealed (the American cong needs to go thru the motions etc) they decide to let their blooming ideology which seriously has no place in the 21st century spoil the party. They are virtually Chinese agents, helping our neighbor without it even moving a finger.

we all know what this deal means...we piggyback to a larger role in global affairs, are assured more energy resources, and the US, yes gets its back scratched too by countering China's dominance with this rising tiger, India....thats what geopolitical affairs today are all abt: there are no free lunches...and when the deal has all the pluses that have been repeated ad nauseum in all the dailies and discussion forums on all the news channels, why suddenly drag your own country back 20 years?

Who are they fooling with the national sovereignty bit? Everyone knows they're pandering to China...since this deal (which incidentally and so ironically even China has signed) will bring abt some kind of a balance in the Asia-Pac zone...

On their own, they amount to ZILCH, just a handful which can be easily wiped out in any other state except Kerala and West Bengal...a handful of dinosaurs who would rather see India always as pathetic and so bloody maddening. They are enjoying their moment in the sun, the Yechuris, Bardhans, Karats etc....they are holding a country to ransom and getting more stubborn by the hour. I wish I could do something abt it...let the junta decide what is good for their nation, its not the Commies who decide what we need, with all their barely-hidden agenda and sabre-rattling abt national interests....

It will be terrifyingly disappointing if the deal doesnt go through....a golden chance, lost and all becos of some jerks who should have gone the dodo way, long ago.

I can't stand them and I'm sure there are millions of people like me right now. Wish we could do something.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

saw this somewhere...

“Try to relax and enjoy the crisis.” -- ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT

loved it. :-D

Monday, August 06, 2007


the day started on a really sad note. heard that a young girl in our apartment complex committed suicide early this morning. i might have seen her now and then, smiled at her idea who she is. a high school student, she missed her bus and her dad told her to wait at the gate while he got the car keys. she walked to one of the blocks and jumped off the 8th floor, the roof. the enormity of it still hasnt sunk in. sometimes things are so big and deep that they just can't be squeezed into normal articulation and gasps. a life ended, casually. was it a momentary giving-in, a build-up of some emotional maelstrom, can only speculate. terribly sad.

everyday, the newspapers have atleast 4 such acts covered, the ones the press got many more end up as statistics in some obscure corner, no one knows.

read an article about a guy making a film on the Golden Gate in SF and how its the suicide bridge...seemingly happy, casually walking people jump into the deep....some plan for months, some try, are thwarted and try again...some just do it. the workings of the mind are too complex for any rational explanations.

some argue its selfish, its a crime, some say its pure instinct, I own this life so I can end it too...the debate goes on. supremely ironical that it takes an obscene amount of courage to take the final step, one the society labels an act of cowardice. the primary instinct of all living beings is survival, self-preservation. to go against it knowingly, boggles the rational mind. if a second person were to intervene and try and hasten the act, the sick person will fight the attempt since the primary instinct is to survive and to live...even tho, his/her intentions are to end it all.

a life finished. period. God bless her soul and give her loved ones the strength to live on and live through this. sad.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


out of the grey...just like that.

love the song, love seal, love batman...

luuuuuurrrrrvvvvee Val Kilmer.