Thursday, September 29, 2005

Tagging along - A 55 word story

As i walk along the garbage strewn path, i can help not but wonder aloud.... Look at all the muck i have wade through, in order to reach my destination. And my destinationion is definetely not heaven 'coz if cleanliness is next to godliness, then i'm goin' straight to hell. Aargle Aargle mmppph mmpph peep. done with my 55 words.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Of Titles and Heros

There will be loads of people who dismiss Kannada movies as inane bullshit, fit only for the juvenile who lack any taste whatsoever. I am inclined to agree most of the times, except for a Hasina here and there. But wait, do you know what is more interesting than the movie itself, for an observer? It is the titles that are bestowed upon the movie heroes by their fans or the Kannada Film Press (yup, they do exist). Of course, sometimes these heroes give themselves these titles, but most of them make for an interesting read. Listed below are few of the titles which i can recollect....

We start off with the one and only Dr. Rajkumar, or shoyuld i say Annavru, Natasarvabhouma, Karnatakada Ratna Dr rajkumar (phew, had me gasping for breath there). Carrying on forward:

"Rebel Star" Ambarish
"Sahasa Simha" Vishnuvardhan
"Navarasa Nayaka" Jaggesh (sic)
"Hatrick Hero" Shivarajkumar
"Power Star" Puneeth
"Real Star" Upendra
"Crazy Star" Ravichandran
"Challenging Star" darshan
"Kichchca" Sudeep
"Thriller" Manju
"Rural Star" BC Patil (This guy was actually a cop, before he plunged into cinema)

There are quite a few more of these guys but i cannot recollect the names. Among all these men, there is one heroine who also has been bestowed with a title. Rakshita, the herione who currently rules the roost in Kannada filmdom, is called "Crazy Queen". Make way, i gotta puke!!!

Friday, September 23, 2005


I look around me and i see war, desparation, hate.I feel negative vibes all around, seeing neighbours fighting each other. Love comes at a premium. And then i Imagine.....

Imagine - John Lennon
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Page 3

I was reading the Times of India the other day (which i now strictly classify as tabloid trash, and not a newspaper), and my eye fell on the glitzy Page 3. With all it's skimpily dressed women and macho, well dressed men, it sure did paint a pretty picture. But the very fact that a major newspaper (sorry, a lot of 'em do consider TOI that) can carry a whole segment on that, that too daily, disturbs me. Is this what we have stooped to, to see what models and dopers do every night? Frankly, it does not concern me, or for that matter a sizeable chunk of our cuntry, what fashion designers think is cool or what models are purring about bedroom behavior. It's just a sham they are putting on, trying to live up to the "grade" that is set by people who consider themselves mortals less ordinary. It is my upbringing to try and look for some good in every place, even though it's hard to find. But Page 3 leaves me stumped. I hope one among this superior breed does something to make me find some good. And yes, Dear Mr. Bidapa, i don't buy your "Someone-placed-the-dope-in-my-bag-i know-nothing-about-it" story.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Hot Diggedy Jam

I love this family. Atrocious to say the least, i have been a stark, raving mad fan of this show ever since i first saw it. Till i saw this series, i thought all cartoons were an excuse to have two silly characters trying to maim each other (a fact exemplified by Itchy and Scratchy on this show), but this wierd family has reaffirmed my faith in the drawing board.
Creator Matt Groening (shown in the show as a loony horny old man...hows that for a sense of humor) calls the Simpsons "The average American Family in all it's beauty and horror". He couldn't have been more right.
The most attractive thing this show is that it gets the message across on various issues, some...well, most of them controversial, in a manner that can be best described as "funnily realistic". The sarcasm and black humor really shines through, making this show a must watch, for guys like me who appreciate good, well intended sarcasm.
For me, Homer is guru. His approach to life is easy going, and spur of the moment, much like how i live my life. Not to mention the beer.
I raise a toast to the longest running Television show in history. may the good times end. D-oh, i mean never end.