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SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE,GHAJINI,HEYYBABY

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SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE...Since there was so much of noise about it I had to see it and realised that this hype and publicity..even if it is negative will become the reason IF it becomes a hit...very ordinary movie depicting shit..literally, nothing extraordinaire...except the tag of FOREIGN MADE. Since its about slum children, it shows slums and their life, they may have some beautiful moments also, but no..it captures only the ugliness of their life....crime, filth and meagre surroundings. The only endearing moments are a few with the young Jamal...it is all a fairy tale about a slum child getting lucky all the time in his life..........One thing I found strange...when they show a statue of Lord Rama, it looks so much like Shiva.......... .and they crying hoars that it is a movie depicting REALITY.....But i kept searching and dint find it anywhere except in the filth.....what is real...
A child going through the faeces for Amitab bacchan, or
Only muslims get killed in riot..or
All the o…

MY THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS THINGS

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GIFTS ALL PACKED
ITEMS I PACKED IN THEM



Today my post is more about my reaction to different readings in newspaper and blogs:)


I was reading this news about Julia Robert's stay in Bangalore..award winning Julia Roberts and her cameraman husband......find it quite amusing ,these adjectives which journalists add to people..isnt it funny....are the awards to be flaunted like that or must the profession be always added before the name, cant say about others but I dislike both praise and demeaning in this way..............like somewhere I read...small time actress.....i mean what is this..an actress is an actress......and then they have coined a word...starlet seems to me rhyming with piglet:).I dont know if there is any such word for male actors also?


Then i read at a blog how she felt bad at the behaviour of her parents and few incidents reminded me of my children's childhood. When my daughter used to get her report card, her friends used to say that if they had got marks like h…

STAR SCREEN AWARDS

Yesterday i saw Star Screen Awards, and i was wondering what the awards function have become...just a song and dance show? Do they even entertain us? Is it really entertainment to see them doing oneupman ship all the time and taking potshots at any small fry( this is the most hated part for me, because I hate hippocracy, if they have the guts then make fun of biggies...why have laughs at the cost of small actors? Is this what we have come to get in the form of entertainment? when we hanker so much for Oscars, why we dont bring some standard and accountability in our own awards.
Earlier i used to think that Screen awards are better than those Filmfare ones where the awards are fixed, but yesterday's ceremony belied all my expectations...there wasnt a single item which could be called enjoyable..neither dances..they were all looking the same with same moves and dresses......and for this they get crores...nor the anchors did us any proud....and AshutoshGowrikar took the cake:)
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Thanks for writing

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La belle dame sans merci...awarded me with this beautiful award, her words are so sweet that i want to quote her here..........

I wud like to thank all my readers but specially thank the commentators who take an effort to leave their opinion n motivate me and this award is for the extra special people who are here regularly marking me feel alive and important, so i know i am not blabbering to myself here, i do have an audience for the crap i write ... So here we go, this is for u for putting up with me :)anoobhooti - Renu! am sure she knows this is coming to her first! i was unknown, unsettled, unorderly and almost felt unwanted in this blogosphere until i knew that she'll be among the first few to comment... n i try to watch my language too for her :) (ah can u believe i jus said that?)... and yea she is my lucky charm, somehow after she started makin visits, this place has become a picnic spot :) my circle of blog friends has increased invariably.

I am so very much honored Swarn…

One More tour-..KANCHPURMA,MAMMALAPURAM

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SHORE TEMPLE

FIVE RATHAS











VRAHADESSHWAR TEMPLE





KAMAKSHI TEMPLE







MY MIL GOING IN THE RESTAURANT
On 15 th Jan, we planned to revise our memories of Kanchipuram and Mammalapuram.This time we took a conducted tour from TTDC. It started at 6.30 AM quite an early hour from their office at Wallajah road. We went via guindy to kanchipuram. Its 75 km that way. First we saw their Kamakshi temple, beautiful place..its said that here Parvati got married to Shiva under a mango tree, though the guide told us that the mango tree is a new one.,Then we saw Ekambaresharmandir and Vrahdeeshwar temple also. In the last one there was big queue for watching and touching the golden lizard. it is said that some sages were given a curse to become a lizard and here if you touch them its considered good for you. so some people just wanted to be there, without bothering about the long queue:)...... Even For Vrahadeshwarbhagwan..it is said that whatever you desire there, it will be fulfilled. There was so much crowd…

PONDICHERY

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GANDHIJI'SSTAUE ON THE BEACH
BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH

SEE THE HIGH TIDE !


AUROVILLE---TEA JOINT ........and my DH giving the pose:)



MATRIMANDIR




BOATING AT MUDALIARKAPPAM






BREAKFAST TIME

This is the best time in Chennai to see around and the bonus is My H also gets the leave on sakranti, so we decided to make a trip to Pondichery. We took a sight seeing tour from TTDC, once I tried APTDC but their management was very bad and selection of restaurants even worse
For this one day tour, we were supposed to report at 6.30 in the morning, quite an early morning it was for us..but that time so pleasant, one feels so happy, tranquiel.......the bus was late and we started around 7.15 from here.It is 175 km from Chennai to Puducherry...... a very scenoinc journey.....I could see and see the lush green fields, and the the sides of the road.

Just before Mammalapuram, he stopped for breakfast. It was a very good, neat and clean AC restaurant with delicious food. We had our fill ogIdli, va…

A very different tag

I was given this tag long back by Cess, but then I was on vacations,I didnt want to do anything in a hurry, sorry Cess for the delay, but never the less it is here....with love:)
This is very special tag and an effort in looking below the iceberg..... and mainly its for my blog readers...... go ahead and do it if you want or like:)----- write the answers in the comment and delight me or even annoy, but be truthful, no diplomacy here:)

Here are the questions:
1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. Something I have and YOU want?
4. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
5. Describe me in one word.
6. What was your first impression of me?
7. Do you still think that way about me now?
8. What reminds you of me?
9. If you could give me anything what would it be?
10. How well do you know me?
11. How do you see me in the future?
12. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't
13. Are you going to post this in your blog and see what I say about you?

Festivals week

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--pongal picture
This is the week of festivities....LOHRI,PONGAL,SANKARANTI, SAKAT all together. basically all these festival celebrate the harvest.
LOHRI is celebrated on 13th. I know this much about it only.......First Lohri of any bride is very special, she is given lot of gifts,and its celebrated with lot of joy, with bonfire, rewri, peanuts etc.
Pongal....Yesterday i asked my neighbours what you do on this day, she told me that they take sugar cane, haldi and all that and worship Sun god and make few delicacies like sweet pongal etc.
My daughter makes Pachdi...mixture of five thing..sweet,sour,bitter..all the taste and it symbolises that one must face all the things in life with the equanimity. From this day starts SHUKL Paksh and so the season of Haldi kumkum in Maharashtra,--I wrote the details here.SANKRANTI----I know a little about it, as its celebrated in our family.I remember my childhood, when on t…

MOVIES MASTI MAGIC

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I saw the TV serial..first ladies on NDTV IMAGIN>.and can say one thing only...not everybody can be an anchor at TV, how i wud have loved ...Karanjohar, Saif, Shahrukh or even shamitasingha...as one instead of so boring, staid..Abu and Sandeep,......they may be good designers, but they are hopelessly boring as anchor..just like Shwetabacchan--a good show marred by them:(, it was sad to see such an insipid banter.
and then there is Karan doing it with designers...at an evening at Chivas...............Chk it to see the difference.
Last week i saw so many movies and since none was new, i am going to state only what I liked about them or not:) SUNDAY..is a real sunday..with a cast of so many actors...none of them is worth watching....except Irfan Khan..he must be thinking all the time..what it is that Ajay has that he is a hero and me a sidey:), Irfan has done a good job..Ajay is looking haggard, ugly and plus his character is also shown of a corrupt policeman, his assistant has done …

SATYAM-- is it?

yesterday was the worst day of my life. I cant believe it that I bought Satyam just one hour before the mayhem. But who could have thought or imagin even that even books are fake, accounts are fake, and one of the esteemed auditors have either bungled or co-operated at the cost of Junta. My bro didnt want me to buy, but then my H thought that they have so much of cash reserve and all that....... and lo...........everything fell like nine pins. I am a very minuscule investor, but think about the other hundresds of investors/ whats happening in India. With a set frequency we are loosing our hard earned money, First there was harshadmehta in 92-93, then after 5 yrs we had parekh............then again after 5 yrs we had the biggest fall in the market.....,and then there was this CRB..where even govt sanctioned tax rebate also on deposits,and many other finance companies gone bust........How long and how many mishaps will it take to make the govt. and SEBI work, may be its time investors …

Few Interesting Facts about India

here are a few interesting facts about India...I know many people are going to scoff at this and say...we Indians always live in past and glorify ourselves, what are we doing now...but the present belongs to US, and we must do well, but the past always reminds us that what we were yeaterday and motivates us and guides us to a glorious future..that is if we desire so....

INDIA FACTS :
The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.
INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga ( Golden Age )
More INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT India
The name `India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all hig…

MUTTUKUDU AND CROCODILE PARK

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Sitting benches on the bank of the river
Birds on the trees, The care taker there told us that after 6pm, all the trees here are worth a sight, as birds of all varied species are here and trees are full of them

This is the heaviest captive crocodile of the world----575 kg in weight.


Baby turtle in hand of Elumalai




Baby crocodile...2 year old in the hands of my H



crocodiles lying, they are given the food once a week only, as soon as the person comes to give them food, sudden activity starts..till now you see as if they are sleeping, but suddenly even from the water they start moving towards him, take their food and go back to water:), so systematic better than humans, where i have seen stampede everywhere whenever any distribution is taking place:)..7000 crocodiles eat seven tons of meat in a week.





Fisherman doing their job in the midst of Mutukudu lake...its a back water one















Yesterday we went to Muttukudu..its around 40-50 km from here on ECR, Its a boating place, quite scenic place …

Few firsts.......

I read somewhere, someone. blog name..something we get too cheap...something like that and it reminded me that today there are so many things that we hardly notice even, but the first time we get it, the thrill is overwhelming, or till we dont get anything, we always think that may be once we get it, life will be a bliss,how wrong we are. Life is always bliss, its only we who see outside, never inside. Just see ...these are the few firsts in my life, and I always thought then that once I get them,but even you cant say..its a big thing:)
In my childhood, there wasnt electricity everywhere, and first time when we got it....it was.....oh lala:), now just switch it on and u have light..no lanterns and candles.Then we used to have hand pumps, one had to work to get water even, and first time when we got this tap connection, I was so thrilled,.We used to go to Ganga Ghat by Bullock cart.....yeah believe me, I had many bullock cart rides, cemented roads and transport came much later......Fir…