Monday, October 30, 2006

The World through my t(a)inted glasses

Here's an idea. I go at 3:45 am to Hotel Empire, ask for food, get denied and thereafter create a scene, break a few window panes and basically make a colossal ass of myself. Will anyone say "Boys will be boys, just let it be"????!!! Sheesh! It just makes my blood boil to see the law being implemented differently, just because this moron happens to be the son/grandson of the biggest land grabbers of the state! It just gets richer, when our CM makes reference to a deep rooted political conspiracy to oust him and his family from power. At least he did not complain about the videshi haath!

In related news, te enfant terrible gave his first interview ater the infamous incident, and claimed that he was in fact preparing himself for his new career as powerful-and-rich-man's-son-who-thinks-he's-untouchable. He claimed that a talk with Manu Sharma and the under fire Santosh Kumar gave him the inpiration pull off the act in question. When asked if he regretted his actions, he counter questioned by asking "Do you think the chicken crossed the road?" and then proceeded to scratch his face. The reporters were reminded of the stark resemblance between the villian in every rape scene in Hindi movies and Gowda Jr, who also claimed that he was working on his technique for the same. Giving round reason for his choice of career, he said "Daddy has promised me full immunity from anything I do and lots of pocket money. After all, one has to spend tax money somewhere. " Last heard, all nightspots of Bangalore were enquiring with the firm that makes bulletproof glasses for VIP cars to see if they could procure some for their premises. Pepper spray sales were also soaring after this conference, with everyone expecting the little devil to be a bigger nuisance than was expected of him. The press conference was ended with the proud daddy saying "I screw the entire state figuratively, my son promises to do it literally...."

Saturday, October 07, 2006


This is shocking!! I just hope that this does not affect the working of BPO's from India.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Nike has just done it !

This commercial had to come out sooner or later. Guess who's the guy featured in it? It's not too difficult :)

At least Matterazzi can laugh at himself. A big cheer to him....

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

One Bundh, Two Movie Reviews and some Cricket

First things first...
Finally, I blog from home!!

A near total bundh in Bangalore ensures that almost all IT companies call off work and declare one Saturday as a working day. Hence, I stay a home with absolutely nothing to do. In an act meant to cause serious boredom to all people of the city, the Cable operators decide to screen only Kannada channels throughout the day. Well, that's for the rest of the society. Me having a digital set top box means I get all the channels, irrespective of the fact whether Belgaum belongs to Karnataka or not.

I managed to finally watch Cinema Paradiso, a long time after i bought the DVD. I have to say it was a fantastic film, a tad longer than it should have been, but leaves you with moist eyes nevertheless. It's a moving story of a friendship that forms between little Salvatore (Toto) and Alfredo, the guy who operates the projector in the local cinema hall, Cinema Paradiso. Salvatore absolutley loves the movies, and Alfredo is kind enough to teach him everything he wants to learn. There begins a remarkable journey of the coming-to-age of Salvatore. I would recommend it to all of you as a must watch! This, by the way, was the winner of the best foriegn language film in the 1989 Oscars, and deservedly so.

Another movie that I saw was Coffee and Cigarettes. To be honest, when I first saw it, I was quite puzzled with the movie. So, I saw it again. And I thought it was absolutley frickin' hilarious! The movie consists of some 10 short stories (with no real purpose, really), all of them in no way connected with each other. And the characters in each movie, mostly two people, sit and discuss stuff over Coffe and Cigarettes. Some of the stories are downright hilarious (you should appeciate deadpan humor for that, the kind you would encounter in everyday life), a couple boring, and the last one, haunting. Recommended, only if you have a taste of not-over-the-top movies, subtle humor etc...

Cricket was played. 5 guys and an entire morning to waste equals fun with cricket. Thankfully, the skills with the ball remain, but some work needs to be done to regroup the skills with the bat. However, there was lot fun had, what with the constant bickering, futile "Gimme one more chance" requests and empty boasting.

The Holy Cow has mooed.