A True Winner

Here is a true winner people… Slumdog Millionaire, a small film made at a production budget of 15 million dollars has grossed around 300 million dollars worldwide and has also bagged all the prestigious awards. However, Slumdog didn’t do well in India because I think the Indian audience’s taste is different and according to me most of the Indian audience felt bad because outsiders came and showed the real picture of Mumbai. I have been living in Mumbai for last one year and for me Slumdog Millionaire is a most authentic depiction of contemporary Mumbai. Continue reading A True Winner

a Wednesday

This year couple of films like Aaamir, Mumbai Meri Jaan have been released based on terrorism, effects of a terrorist activity on a common man’s life and “a Wednesday” is one of them. As I am writing after couple of weeks “a Wednesday” released, I am not going to delve much into its execution, performances etc. Still considering “a Wednesday” has been directed by a first timer, its a polished product when it comes to execution, technical finesse. Apart from this what to say about performances. Naseeruddin Shah again shows that he is the only one when it comes being a character himself and audience feel like he is not acting at all. Continue reading a Wednesday

Being Single is not Being Alone

Today, I was discussing “why does one marry” with one of my close friends. This discussion also reminded me of Nagesh Kukunoor’s film “Hyderabad Blues”. In the film, he plays a character called Varun. Varun o has returned from US and is puzzled by the lifestyle of people in India in contrast with his lifestyle in America. As Varun is ‘foreign returned’ and in accordance with our traditions, his parents are in a hurry to get Varun married.

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Pre-Marital Sex!

Yesterday, two of my friends and me were having a discussion on how relationships in modern India are working and in general our view on institution of marriage and relationships. The discussion led to a point of “Pre-marital sex”. There’s a lot of buzz going on these days regarding this. Few months back actresses Khushaboo and Sushmita Sen expressed their views on Pre-marital sex and it created a lot of controversy. Continue reading Pre-Marital Sex!

Innovation always works

Earlier this morning, I was browsing through Wikipedia and just for curiosity sake typed in Hotmail and did a search. The website came up with all the details about the email system. Things like ‘how it came about, who was the inventor (it is, of course, our own Sabeer Bhatia). After parsing through the piece of information, what I realised was ‘If your product is innovative, it always works’. Continue reading Innovation always works

Blackout

Today, all the newspapers were having a frontpage news “Pune goes international”. The occasion was start of an international Pune to Dubai flight. The other part of the story is that I was reading this news at 7.00 in morning in a candle light because in “International” Pune load shedding timings are 7.00 to 9.00 AM(Daily). I mean on what basis our leaders are saying that Pune is going international. Continue reading Blackout

Sound of Music

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things”

These ar the lyrics of my favourite song from the all time classic TheSound of Music. Lyrics are very very simple still they had a great meaning. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Continue reading Sound of Music

Life & Success

“It’s not our abilities that decide what we truly are……..it’s our choices” – Albus Dumbledore
A great quote from the Harry Potter book. The quote clearly shows where we are today. Most of the times we think I have done this. I’m here because I have this ability. But it’s not true. It’s a choice, which always matters, and not the ability. The choices we made change our life. And we walk on that path. Because unless and until we make choice we can not give the proper direction to our abilities. When we face failure we think that we lack the ability to have success in that thing.  Continue reading Life & Success