Monday, April 30, 2007

The Namesake

In a word, it's a superb novel. One of the best last chapters that I've read in any of the books so far. I just loved the way the author draws a close to the story. Every feeling, every thought, every emotion...I could feel it as much as the characters in the book.
A must read in my opinion!

And the following day, I watched the movie. With awesome cinematography and peachy direction, an adaptation from the book couldn't have been better, though I feel that it could be made a bit longer. The director seemed to be constrained to wrap up in 2 hours only. Nevertheless, it was a well made movie, doing justice to the book.
Yet it reaffirms my belief that however good a movie based on a novel may be, it would never be appreciated more than the book.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

हिंदी हैं हम, वतन है हिंदुस्तान हमारा।

मुझे ये देखते हुए अत्यंत प्रसन्नता हो रही है कि अब मैं अपने ब्लॉग पे अपनी मातृभाषा हिंदी में भी लिख सकता हूँ। सोचा इस जानकारी को आप सभी के साथ बांटूं। उम्मीद है आपको भी ब्लॉगर की ये नई विशेषता पसंद आएगी।
जय हिंद! :-)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Magu's Matrimonial

She's a desi, hell-bent on tryin' to be positive these days; born in India, all this while she thought she was in the US, and the moment she realised that she wasn't, she has left no stone unturned to try to be there!

P.S. For any marriage proposals, please feel free to spam her blog! :D

Friday, April 06, 2007

And they say it's a male dominated society!

Why’s it that a woman can go to any pub in this city all alone, but a man has to have a female companion to do the same?
Why’s it that a woman will be allowed (read preferred) to enter a pub in minimal clothing, but a man in shorts cannot?

This country talks about raising the status of women, but aren’t they already enjoying a hell lot of privileges to ask for more? (can’t resist mentioning the separate queues at the bill payment counters and how easy it is to get things done “her” way in any office!)

Nothing against the women and all the feminist views in this regard are absolutely uncalled for; just wondering if the “rules & regulations” of the pubs in this city will ever allow an Adam to not need an Eve to enjoy a drink in the evening, with the liberty of wearing what he wants to!(Oh, did I say Adam 'n' Eve?) ;-)