Friday, July 31, 2009

The B word..Balochistan..Blunder..Boomerang..

The Balochistan issue has put the government rather the PM in a tight spot..
So, what is the issue?
Balochistan is a province in Pakistan rich in natural resources and very sparsely populated. The Balochs feel that they were tricked in signing the treaty of accession to Pakistan and they have been demanding autonomy and now complete independence from Pakistan.

Pakistan has accused India of giving Baloch insurgents support and in the joint statement the PM agreed to talk on the issue as he believed that India has nothing to hide. But this was a huge huge mistake as analysts who were with the govt. on the nuclear deal have called it a blunder. Implicitly, what this does it gives leverage to Pakistan that when India says to stop terrorists activities in Kashmir, it would hit back at us saying stop the same in Balochistan. The PM has grossly misread the public mood and his trust but verify approach cannot really work because we cannot trust Pakistan..that is for sure..their whole existence is based on anti India sentiment.. the people of Pakistan are like us but their political establishment and the Army thrive on India bashing.. I totally agree with Mr L.K. Advani on this and the opposition has garnered huge ammunition to put the PM in isolation.. whatever we say, Balochistan will remain a thorn in the years to come..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ek Zardari ko Dekha to Aisa Laga...

HT printed some of Zardari jokes..LMAO! they are superfunny..the net is full of jokes on Zardari!

Here are some gems :D
Zardari and Corruption
Ab CORRUPTION Ki Baari Hai, Kyun Ki Ab Daur-e-Zaradari Hai
Ab Aap Ki Izat, Apni Zimmadari Hai, Kyun ki Izzat Ka Shikari Asif Zardari Hai
Ab Tabahi Qismat Humari Hai, Kyun Ki Ab Daur-e-Zardari Hai . .

Zardari and Musharraf
Haqeeqat thi par,khuwab nikla,
dur tha par pass nikla, mein iss bat ko kya kahun,
Ye Zardari to Musharraf ka bi baap nikla.

Ek Zardari ko dekha to aisa laga...
Jese khana kharab, Jese total azaab, Jesey Aadi faqeer, Jesay murda zameer, Jese Naasoor ho koii sartaa howaa, Ek zardari ko dekha to aisa laga, Jese bijli ka taar, Jese khanjar ki dhaar,Jesey dozakh ki aag, Jesey zehrila naag, Jese garmi ki dhoop..

Zardari Aur Zarda
Zardari aur zarde me kya faraq hai ?
zarda wo hai jo khushi mei khaya jaata hai
zardari wi hai jo khushio ko kha jaata hai..

And my personal favourite...
Robber: Give me all your money!
Zardari: Don’t you know who I am? I am Asif Ali Zardari!
Robber: Okay. Give me all my money!

Finally a Graduate...

I am finally a graduate.. I am officially a Bacelors in Engineering.. Results out for 8 semester.. just namesake engineer..kuch nahi aata :-(

I wish I could also say with the same pride as said by Michelle McNelly in Black..Main ek graduate hoon!!

Sankat City : No Sankat at all :)

Sankat City!! What a terrific movie!!

I had been wanting to go and watch this move ever since it released but the timings of the shows were too late.. at 11.20 pm in the night or somewhere around midnight..but today being Friday and I love Fridays because a) Weekend b) New movies, so time to read all reviews by Mayank Shekhar, Anupama Chopra, Rajeev Masand, Taran Adrash, Rediff, TOI, DNA and Passion for Cinema !!

So without digressing further, Sankat City PVR Saket 12.55 pm!! Whoa!!

Pankaj Advani's Sankat City is one hell of a movie..I don't remember the last time I laughed so much while watching a movie.. No, don't think Kambhakt Ishq..My views about Akhshay Kumar films are there in previuos posts..

So, what is the movie about? It is about a conman Guru who steals cars and re-sells them for money.One day, he steals the car of the don Faujdaar which had 1 crore rupees. Faujdaar finds about it and wants his money back from Guru but by some turn of events the crore rupees are lost! Now, Guru must payback 1 crore or he will die!!

It is a laugh riot..what truly remarkable is the characters..each character is etched out so brilliantly that it makes the movie a treat to watch..Faujdaar, Guru, Ganpat, Gogi, Mona, Philip Phattoo, Pachrasya, Gulbadan, Maharaj ji...all of the characters have a particualar quirk associated with them..the way they speak,the way they carry themselves..beautiful!! The movie has its flaws like dialogues were not really great and some scenes could have been even better!

It really is a proud thing for us that we have started to make such kind of movies but the audiences for these movies is still too less..there were hardly 8-9 people in the hall, though its the 3 week of the movie but The Hangover which was released 5-6 wweeks still goes housefull!! This year a lot of non stereotypical movies have released..Luck by Chance, DevD, Gulaal, Little Zizou, Barah Aana, Sankat City, Firaaq.. Apart from DevD which has become a cult film, none of the films have got great box office collections though getting critical acclaim..we need to watch these movies as well and discuss them people will watch a terrible movie like CC2C..we should watch these movies..liking or not likng them is an individual's choice but what is required is to discuss these movies as well, at least in the urban sectors and remove the boundaries like we have a parallel cinmea and mainstream cinema..

Go watch Sankat City now!!

My Rating ****

Monday, July 20, 2009


What a day was today!!! So many things happened and many more about to happen in the coming is a bonanza for news channels..they surely would have no problems finding news for today..but obviously they might have had an action packed and tiring day!!

The dramatic confession of Kasab! It came as a big shock to everyone, the prosecution, the defence, the Pakistan govt. News analysts say there is some ploy..some tactic that Kasab is playing..he could retract from his statement and say later that he was pressurised by the police..Really complex!

Hillary Clinton visit...the media has been going on and on about her visit..but frankly she was lecturing us on climate change while US is the second largest polluter on earth..the developed nations want to impose strict targets to cut emission without themselves committing to do..such hypocrites..anyway she has signed some agreements and some criticism is coming that India gave up to US demands to the End User agreement..the details will be out soon..

Sanjeev Nanda's jail term got reduced from 5 to 2 years..the BMW case goes fact our Indian justice system is horrible..

The Reliance gas controversy between RIL and RNRL over the Krishna Godavari D6 fields..the two warring brothers again locked in a fierce battle over the pricing issues..
Sensex over 15000..hope the recovery starts has huge implications for all of least for me :(

England won an Ashes test at Lords after 75 years! Flintoff, the mercurial English all rounder gave England a huge victory!

It is 40 years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (he did not land) and made history..truly One step for a man, one giant leap for the mankind :)

India TV would eagerly be waiting for the Eclipse..they might have already started showing (I don't know because I don't watch it all ).. some प्रलय about to come like they did the LHC..idiots of first order!!

And the most funniest piece of shit...Zardari has brought out a new law in Pakistan that anyone making jokes about the president and sending them by SMS can be punished up to 14 years..Another attempt to curb freedom of expression..Mr. 10 Per Cent will always be Mr. 10 Per Cent..

I am wondering how would newspapers fit all this in the papers and their advertisements tomorrow.. so much to say..

But in spite of all this..there is one thing that we all are is 10 years to the Kargil War and we seem to have forgotten it..On July 26 celebrated as Victory Day we would just have ceremonies and no one would would even bother about it after that...Only the capture of Tiger Hill was shown by some English Channels.. NDTV's Barkha Dutt will show a series titled Remembrance : Kargil..I do hope people watch it..Kargil was the event that brought war to our homes by extremely brave journalists..I wonder why Pakistan has always given us trouble.. This Saturday, there was a soldier whom Ms Dutt interviewed and after 8 days he died..his brother and she remember watch it.. Saturday 10 pm..

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Muy bien! gracias! :)

So, my Spanish classes have begun and I had my first class today..At first I didn't get anything..our teacher started speaking in Spanish and we all were dumbstruck but slowly she explained everything and I loved it..
Hola! Buenos dias!
Que' tal!!
Muy bien, gracias!!
Hasta la vista!

Am really looking forward to the next class... Hope I could speak it fluently :(
Spain and Latin America here I come!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Somethings Never Change...

It makes me really sad at what all is happening to us.. I don't know..I am angry..very angry and we cannot do anything about is hopeless..

You saw the Mumbai rains? The Congress NCP government there has virtually destroyed Mumbai..Mumbai is the city that pays the highest amount of taxes to the whole country...Don't the people there deserve a normal rains for 3-4 hours and the whole machinery collapses..What is the BMC doing there? So shocking! is utter shamelessness on the part of the civic authorities..

The criminal justice system is in shambles as we know..the Jessical Lal murder, Nitsh Katara, Priyadarshini Matoo and so many more and now comes another example of the gross travesty of justice...Prof. Sabharwal's murderers were let go by the court on lack of evidence..the court criticised the prosecution for its handling of the case...the ABVP activists were caught live on camera threatening Prof. Sabharwal and still no evidence?..well, what did we expect when the BJP state govt. wants to protect its right wing organization, Himanshu Sabharwal really had a tough path from the is indeed sad..Hope the SC does something good for the family and bring the perpetrators to book..

And another headache (as said by Madeline Albright) Pakistan...its continuous state of flip flops on 26/ has gone back to its old ways...wanting Kashmir to be solved, bringing up Samjhauta Express blast issue, its statement that it has no evidence against Hafeez Sayeed despite the humongous evidence it has collected against him..Pakistan would never let us live in peace..there is this documentary on youtube by BBC which shows how important Pakistan played a role in 26/11 does not realise that their own people are suffering so much due to its terror infrastructure..but it continues to use them against India..I expect nothing out of the talks at the NAM summit in Egypt.. Somethings never change and Pakistan is one of them..

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Curious Case of Humphrey Bogart...

I am becoming more and more filmi these days :D..I saw some great films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Casablanca..
I loved the dialogues of Benjamin Button and couldn't resist putting here for my reference so that I don't forget as I have this habit of reading my posts again and again :

It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.

I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went; you can swear and curse the fates - but when it comes to the end, you have to let go

And my absolutely favourite ones...

Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss.
Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.

It's funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.

And Casablanca another amazing film 8.8 on imdb!! Now I understood why there are so many fans of Humphrey Bogart :) It had some some of the wittiest lines but I'll leave that except a few..

You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
As time goes by..
You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo,
They still say, "I love you"
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Of Craze, Nagesh, New York and Khuda ke Liye...

First and foremost, I saw Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor last week in person and that too from very near. I am not a big fan of either of them but you know as soon as I saw them I went mad and joined the crowd who started screaming. For the first time I have seen a film star :D They both look very young and they looked just like us :D Clearly, for the first time I got a hands on experience that how mad we are about Hindi film stars..they are treated like God although they are just like us..I was so happy to even see them.. I had gone to watch New York at Select City Walk and when the movie finished, I saw this huge crowd outside and Kambhakt Ishq songs being played in full volume and lo! Akshay and Kareena standing right in front of my eyes :D

I guess this has been a lucky I saw Nagesh Kukunoor at IHC and there, no one was able to recognise him..he was sitting on stairs and people were just passing by him as if no one knew who he was.I wanted to go and talk to tell that Dor is one of the finest Indian films that have ever been inspiring is different were Hyderabad Blues and eagerly I am waiting for Aasheyein ( I would not have said a word about the last two disasters Bombay to Bangkok and Tasveer 8x10 )...would have liked to to click a photograph with him but I did not :( he would of thought me to be a lunatic..koi nahi next time I will go if there is a next time :/
And it is really a long time and I haven't posted any movie review..I watched New York and liked it a lot.. probably one of the few good films of the year until now.. not to forget Luck by Chance, DevD, Gulaal being others.. for the first time I liked Katrina Kaif..she can act is not a superb performance but way better than her earlier bimbo roles..John needn't show his body and butt anymor,e his acting would suffice for now..and Neil is good too but talking of superb performances the one person who is in a league of greatest actors such as Al Pacino ever as said by Mayank Shekhar of NDTV is Irrfan Khan. He is a genius.. a terrific actor.. it is his film all the way...New York takes a middle path and asks serious questions that we as a nation are still struggling to find answers to although the story is based on the aftermath of 9/11... how do we prevent terror and protect human rights at the same time? how do we deal with Qasab who killed hundreds in cold blood and how do we deal with police torture that thousands of people in our country go is a complex issue and no one has clear answers but one thing is for sure terror has no place in society... the film deals with these questions and had some great dialogues..A Muslim man heading a FBI investigation team to prevent terror strikes by another Muslim..this is only possible in USA.. the film is a sensitive and meaningful one.. it has its flaws like where were Sam and Maya'a parents all along? but these are minor flaws that could be overlooked..though some of the torture scenes gave me a sense of deja vu ala Khuda Kay Liye which also had similar issue but the films are thing that I still remember from Khuda Kay Liye was the end where Mary goes back to Afghanistan to teach girls in spite of the horrific living conditions for women there..that was a symbol of hope that things can change if you change..anyway watch New York again instead of terrible movies with even more terrible story lines ( you know what I would say :D )

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Part of History...

So. finally Federer won and what a match it was- it would surely go down as one of the best matches in the history of the game..I hate to say this but I feel Roddick was the better player today..Federer was not able to break his serve almost for 4 hours 15 minutes..just by luck Roddick made an error to go down 14-16 in the final set...Roddick had broken Federer's serve twice in the 1 and 4 the end you couldn't help feel sorry for Roddick ..even after he was so emotionally and physically drained he was applauding Federer..There were two champions today- Roddick and Federer... Federer is now back to number one and has got 15 slams- the highest ever and also has a career slam..he surely is one of the legends and it feels to be a part of history :)

Every year Wimbledon throws some surprises...I remember last to last year it was Mario Bartoli who played some great tennis..last year Zheng ji and that epic classic match and this year Hewitt's and Roddick's return to form and then today's match.. Hope to see some Grand Slams for Roddick ..he deserves many many more :)

Now no more tennis till US Open :(

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Memories *Sweet* Memories..

About a few days back, I heard a joke. There is a professor in a college and all the boys question him one day, " Sir, why do you give more marks to girls than to boys?" And the professor replies. " Arey! jo tumhe pasand hai vo mujhe bhi to pasand hai!! ". We all know how male teachers are so so biased towards girls. From school to college every male teacher I have come across is partial to girls. If a boy come late in class, "kahan reh gaye the? jahanse aa ho vahi vapas chale jao" but if a girl come late, " kahan reh gayi thi? Koi baat nahi agli baar time se aa jana". Girls on the other hand always say that female teachers are prejudiced against them. However, I disagree. Female teachers are generally not partial with the exception of only a few. But this post is not about the prejudiced attitude of our teachers.

I was thinking about the joke and all of a sudden I remembered this incident that happened to me in Class 10. Mrs. Swapna Bannerjee was our geography teacher and she had taught us Social Studies for 4 years! I was one of her favourite students * :D :D * So what happened we had our first term exams and the geography section was for 20 marks. I distinctly remember that I had left a 5 mark question and attempted the paper of about 15 marks. After the exam finished, the normal discussion took place ( which I absolutely hate now) and I told one of my friends C that I left the last question. He had this grudge against me that I get marks on the basis of impression so secretly he was happy that he will score more than me. So what happened was that the exam papers were checked and shown to us. I don't expect any marks...jitne ayenge theek hai but I knew it would be less than my roll number comes and mam said 19.5.. highest in the class....OMG you should have seen the look on C's face..I couldn't believe it myself and then C was like " tu to bol raha tha ki tune to last question 5 marks ka kiya hi nahi, phir kaaise aa gaye tere 19.5? jhooth bahut bolta hai tu" I then showed him my paper and showed him that mam had given me marks on a single question twice as they were on two different pages...I couldn't secretly stop laughing and then C goes to another person B and he cribs so much about me which later B told me " samajtha kya hai apne aap ko...kuch likhta vihkta hai nahi..pata nahi phir bhi kaise highest aa gaye @#$%^& ".. How is it my fault? Then he wished that I should go to mam and tell the truth but I didn't. There was a huge difference in our marks in other subjects, so 4 marks weren't making any difference to the overall picture and WTF it was just a term exam not the Boards in which marks are given like bhagwan ka I didn't tell mam the truth and told others about it...even as I am writing this now,I can't stop smiling..the look on C's face was super funny :D :D Bada aya! Bhaag yahan se!