Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
I've set my own lil filmy target of watching all the Oscar nominated Movies till the next Oscar, Some of the movies I've seen, rest are yet to be dekko.
If you have seen any movies or heard about them do feel free to put in your views or reviews on the movies in the comments section or at my mail id firstname.lastname@example.org
And the Nominees are :-
“The Pursuit of Happyness”
“The Last King of Scotland”
“Little Miss Sunshine”
“The Departed” Seen :)
“Notes on a Scandal”
“The Devil Wears Prada” Seen :)
“Cars” Seen :)
“Happy Feet” Seen :)
“Monster House” Seen :)
“The Good Shepherd”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” Seen :)
“The Black Dahlia”
“Children of Men”
“Curse of the Golden Flower”
“Letters from Iwo Jima”
“United 93” Seen :)
“Deliver Us from Evil”
“An Inconvenient Truth”
“Iraq in Fragments”
“My Country, My Country”
“Click” Seen :)
“Superman Returns” Seen :)
He is one of the most selfless and hilarious person in the world. A person who left Kerala at 16 after a few attempts at Rice Smuggling, worked as tailor in Calcutta before coming to the City of Dreams. My Dad must have helped at least 20-30 Mallus to move to the Gulf which is ten times the Mallu average.
From selling Hangars at Dadar Station to working in a Mill to ditching a Kuwait Job offer to working in Birla Cement and raising me and my bro to what we are today inspite of all the hardships and long legal matters he has done it in style.
One of the few things I've learnt from him is Money isn't everything, Helping others is a great thing, Market is always there for us and Kingfisher is the greatest Beer.
My Dad turns 60 today, Happy B'day Daddy.
posted by Unknown at 2/26/2007 12:43:00 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Banaras - A Mystic Love Story.
Cast:Urmila Matondkar .... Shwetambari,Ashmit Patel .... Soham,Naseeruddin Shah .... Babaji,Dimple Kapadia .... Gayatri Devi,Raj Babbar .... Mahendranath
This movie is about gifted modern day Guru Mata (shweta) and her love with another blessed singer cum mystic (soham) who has been influenced and blessed by Babaji (Nasseruddin Shah). Though this movie it nuttin great it at least tries to experiment and venture in uncharted territory for Bollywood i.e. Science v/s Mysticism and beliefs and faith in Devis and Babas. The movie is worth watch if have lotsa free time and believer in such arbit subjects. The movie has a few boring songs and good bhajan, All the performances were mediocre except for Nasser's that somehow stands out all the time.
Ratings : 1/5
Btw Urmila has an uncanny resemblence to the real life Anand Murti Guruma, wonder if the movie is inspired by her.
P.s I do believe in the faith and power of some of the Gurus and Baba's.
Cast : Saif Ali Khan: Cyrus Mistry,Naseeruddin Shah: Dinshaw Sethna,Dimple Kapadia: Katy Sethna,Boman Irani: Farokh Sethna,Simone Singh: Tina Sethna,Honey Chhaya: Fardounjee Sethna ,Manoj Pahwa: Inspector Lovely
A real neat movie on a screwed up Parsi Family, I dunno why I dint watch this movie all this time, Although many people have bad reviews of this movie. I think this is a sexed out movie, well made and decently directed by Homi Adjania . Boman Irani,Dimple Kapadia & Honey Chaya have done some gr8 work.
And yes its always fun to hear the way Parsis give gaalis, reminded me of my Parsi Boss Farrokh Khambatta in whose catering company we worked during our free times and kadki days :)
Monday, February 19, 2007
Incase you dunno much about Carnival, my earliar post on Carnival in Borivli might just help .
posted by Unknown at 2/19/2007 10:58:00 AM
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Life in Doha can be quite difficult as there aren't many to grocery shops like in India, Faisal's little shop allows us to keep credit and also makes sure that they are delivered quickly by Anna & Hero.
Anna is a righteous delivery guy who refuses to take tips and has been institutionalized in Doha like Shawshank. Hero is a guy who doesn't think Whiskey is Haram and will deliver soda in less than 5 mins whenever called.
As for Faisal he is a guy who was cheated by his own relatives in a business deal a few years and is now running the store, something what he did for over 15-20 years.
The grocery shop is a hangout place to know the latest gossip and happenings in our locality.
I think living in the Gulf would be really impossible without the local Malbari store.
(From left to right) Hero, Anna & Faisal (owner)
Q :Marlboro kya hai ?
A : Malbari Cigarette... I know its a bit fcukall :))
posted by Unknown at 2/14/2007 07:07:00 PM
posted by Unknown at 2/14/2007 05:17:00 PM
Monday, February 12, 2007
Derby races are always fixed like WWF wrestling.
posted by Unknown at 2/12/2007 07:05:00 PM
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posted by Unknown at 2/12/2007 05:21:00 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2007
posted by Unknown at 2/11/2007 06:27:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2007
It may look like every restaurant you stop by for a quick snack and fruit juice, but these joints sell something more — a surreptitious place for those looking for one. A small cubicle lit by a dim bulb, containing a fan and a bench on the mezzanine floor gets these outlets more money than their fast food business downstairs. Mirror reporters Dippy Vankani and Rashmi Rajput pose as a couple to find how much secrecy costs in our city
posted by Unknown at 2/10/2007 03:27:00 PM
Thursday, February 08, 2007
posted by Unknown at 2/08/2007 05:02:00 PM
Goli & Jumbo are Vada Pav Franchises in Bombay, they may have the money n
technology but they fall short in taste n flavor
posted by Unknown at 2/08/2007 04:51:00 PM
Nostradamus said the World War III will be over water and it will lead to the end of the world. I think he meant Cauvery, With the Tams & Kannadaigas fighting like Itchy n Scratchy a war cannot be ruled out, Tams with America and Kannadigas with Chinas bombing and nuking each other to oblivion.
They are all set and getting their forces ready for C-Day.
Maharastra might side with Tam Land for its interest in Belgaum and the Rajnikanth factor. AP will stop exporting stuff to Karnataka and invite Infosys n Wipro to set up in Hyd, Secundarabad, Rajahmudhray, Vizag etc.
Kerala will have a hartal called by the Commies, BJP, RSS, Muslim League, Pentecostal Bishops, KCU, D(I)CK and wont take any sides.
Goans will get another reason to get even at Mangies.
If Gandhi whose dreams of National integrity said "Hindus and Moslems are my 2 eyes" , would have been really saddened to see the shit 2 so called educated states have done and would have surely said "Tams & Kannadigas are like my 2 balls".
The warring parties currently have a time-out thanks to the Aero India Show 2007 , http://aeroindia.gov.in/ and the lafda is likely to begin on 11th Feb when the show ends.
I wish better sense prevails and the Central Govt. imposes President's rule in the states and moves in the troops and fucks the happiness of all the rowdys and goondas in both states to prevent loss of any innocent life or property.
Jai Hind, Jai Cauvery!!
The Warring Parties
posted by Unknown at 2/08/2007 04:30:00 PM
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Left Myzus, to work in Securities Firm then joined back.
Sensex moved from 6k to 14k
Property prices have doubled in Bombay
Visited Kuwait, Dubai, Doha, Muscat, Chennai , Tirupati, Poona & Alibaug.
Moved from PC- Video Games to PS2
Moved from Mobile Pics to 6.0 Mega Pixel Sony.
Started drinking more Whiskey than Beer.
Learnt to cook for 10 people rather than 1-2.
Made great friends from the blogging and blog reading community & in Doha.
Shiv Sena is still in power in Bombay & the Commies in Bengal.
We Indians have discovered budget Air Travel & Online Booking.
Gambled with stocks, cricket,commodities, real estate & relations.
Myzus is still fighting it out.
My sidey friend 'booze' hasn't returned my 3k taken 6 years ago.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is still clean and without any scams to his credit.
Home loans have moved from 8% to 10.5% p.a
The Borivali- Virar quadrupling of tracks is still incomplete.
Learnt to keep quiet and speak only when needed.
People have got married left, right and center and having babies.
Pranab is still searching for his soul mate...
Bollywood is still the number 1 draw for desis.
Delhi still is the rape captial and Bombay the bomb's captial.
Shady Ash moved from Salman to Viviek to Abhishek.
Maybe something's will change the next time I make a list of things around me.... I hope I can include many happy stories of me and my friends around the world.
If you think i've forgotten anything or anything changed around your world in the last three years, do freel to scribble in the comments
cheers amigos :)
posted by Unknown at 2/04/2007 02:53:00 PM
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
posted by Unknown at 2/01/2007 02:20:00 PM