Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My DNA

Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar Nominated Movies - My Target watch.

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 satish@bombaylives.com

And the Nominees are :-

“Blood Diamond”
“Half Nelson”
“Venus”
“The Pursuit of Happyness”
“The Last King of Scotland”
“Little Miss Sunshine”
“Little Children”
“Dreamgirls”
“The Departed” Seen :)
“Volver”
“Notes on a Scandal”
“The Queen”
“The Devil Wears Prada” Seen :)
“Babel”
“Cars” Seen :)
“Happy Feet” Seen :)
“Monster House” Seen :)
“The Good Shepherd”
“Pan’s Labyrinth”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” Seen :)
“The Prestige”
“The Black Dahlia”
“Children of Men”
“The Illusionist”
“Curse of the Golden Flower”
“Marie Antoinette”
“Letters from Iwo Jima”
“United 93” Seen :)
“Deliver Us from Evil”
“An Inconvenient Truth”
“Iraq in Fragments”
“Jesus Camp”
“My Country, My Country”
“Water”
“Apocalypto”
“Click” Seen :)
“Poseidon”
“Superman Returns” Seen :)

Aj apun ka Daddy ka Happy B'day hai.

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Daddy


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.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

2 Offbeat Movies.

Banaras - A Mystic Love Story.
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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.
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P.s I do believe in the faith and power of some of the Gurus and Baba's.

Being Cyrus
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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 :)

Rating 3/5

Monday, February 19, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The little groceries of Doha.


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.

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(From left to right) Hero, Anna & Faisal (owner)

Joke :
Q :Marlboro kya hai ?
A : Malbari Cigarette... I know its a bit fcukall :))

Lonely on Valentine's Day?

Kya aap akele hai ?
kya aap lonely hai ?
kya aap udhas hai ?
Do you feel like beating the shit out of  Hallmark and Archie's?
 
Don't worry jus get a Bed sheet & sleep over your worries
Check out the ultimate bedsheet
 
Happy Valentines day to all :)) 

Monday, February 12, 2007

Fight at race course after jockey loses

 
WTF were these guys thinking Horse racing is like investing in PPF??
Derby races are always fixed like WWF wrestling.

save2phone.com, Over 3000 Applications Free Downloads

 My company Myzus has launched a Mega application download & Developer Portal , Save2phone.com

Save2phone has  an extensively cataloged library of over 3,000 mobile applications and downloads in different categories such as utilities, communication, games, applications, religions, techie, lifestyle, interest to men, interest to women, audio/video etc, running on the four main mobile platforms - Palm, Symbian, PocketPC and J2ME.

Developers around the world can upload their creations/applications and reach out to the global mobile audiences while users can rate and review the applications on the site.

The applications can be downloaded free of cost on Web, WAP, Email and SMS

Check out 
www.save2phone.com 
 





 

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Proto.in - Profiles of Shortlisted Companies of 2007

Here :-
 
Hopefully a few among these will raise funds,  go public or get acquired and make the millions and the glory!! 
All the Best to start-ups.
 
 
WTF is Proto?
check this out
 

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Secret liaisons@Rs 150

Nice investigation by the Mumbai Mirror on  The sad truth and reality about how the space crunch is impacting couples & how restaurants are converting their lofts into quickie joints.

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

 
 

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Friend Harsha's Comments on my post on the Cauvery Issue.

harshatel: yah sure i am proud to be kannadiga
as some naxalites from other states goospet karke hamara state ka naam barbadh kerne pei thula huvei hei , i condom their attempts
satish: pls put this in the comments section
its not condom
harshatel: cundom
is it so
satish: its condemn
hehe
mad u r
acha u put ur views inthe comments section pls
its always good to have all sides of the story

American touch to Vada Pav.

http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JTS8yMDA3LzAyLzA4I0FyMDExMDI=&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

Goli & Jumbo are Vada Pav Franchises in Bombay, they may have the money n
technology but they fall short in taste n flavor

World War III

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Nadu

Why?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaveri_River


FIghting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kaveri_River
http://www.rediff.com/news/cauvery07.html

Sorry.

Better Sense Prevails.
Moi Removed the Pondy Link.


P.s My Good Freind Andre is getting engaged this week, He is related to the Shetty's.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The world around me since I started this blog


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 :)



Saturday, February 03, 2007

India's answer to Terminator

More advanced than all T-800,T-1000,T-1000000 put together.

College Chics Nominated

Some real hotties and solid oomph value. total quik.

I juss wish they had a Bikini round or something :))

check it out
http://photos.bunkd.com/contest

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Living costs 'hit QR29,000 for expat families'

 
AN EXPATRIATE executive requires QR29,000 a month to maintain his family in Qatar now, a QNB report has said highlighting the exorbitant rise in living costs in the state in the recent past.
 
Now I know why some desis act super kanjoos  or send their kids n wives back home, the prime reason Qatar being the most expensive place in Gulf is due to the crazy rents and non availability of homes. Single men/women can find accommodation in sharing  and can manage out but families have to pay at least 3000-5000 Riyals for a 1BHK. If this equation is not solved soon you'll find many people moving back to their home countries.