Saturday, 28 June 2014

Andaaz Apna Apna- A tribute

We Indians should be proud of Bollywood. Yes, indeed Indian cinema industry has given some cult movies to the world. Movies that entertain and refresh you every time you watch them; no matter how old they are. That’s the special thing about these movies! No matter how many times you have seen them before, they are always good enough to catch your attention and keep you absorbed. These Indian movies are big hits not just in India but all over the world. People who don’t even understand Hindi; love watching these Indian movies with subtitles. Sometimes, even the subtitles aren’t required and only expressions suffice the purpose!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sherlock the show or the movie

Trust me when I say, I’d been as happy as a giddy kid on a school holiday when this topic was to be written upon. Sherlock Holmes- be it the book, the movies or the show, rather shows if you consider Elementary, I’ve always obsessed over them. I’ll admit I haven’t read the entire Sherlock Holmes series, but enough to compare the show and the movies. I’d say I prefer Sherlock the series than the Sherlock movies. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Book Review: Meghna by Sundari Venkatraman

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About the Book: 

Title: Meghna
Author: Sundari Venkatraman
Publisher: Flaming Sun
Language: English
No. of pages: 173
Year of Publication: 2014
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The young and dashing Rahul Sinha lives in England with his parents, Shyam and Rajni. He is an only son of the rich banker. Rahul is totally attached to his father but does not care for his mother. Read the book to find out why…. Rahul is exulted with his efforts at work paying off and plans a holiday with his best friend Sanjay Srivastav who lives in Mumbai with his wife Reema, kids Sanya and Rehaan and most importantly, his sister, Meghna. Rahul recalls meeting Meghna just before they parted six years ago. Meghna works for a website and also teaches modern dance as she loves it. She’s thrown for a toss when Rahul comes visiting. She had thought he had forgotten them. But how could Rahul do that? Sanjay’s his best friend and Rahul had always treated their home as his own. Sanjay’s mother had been more of a mother to Rahul than his own. Rahul had stayed away after moving to England or so Meghna believes. Thus begins the story between Rahul and Meghna, the teasing, the flirting, the anger, the tears… …will they find love?

Monday, 23 June 2014

10 things to learn from Joker

Batman’s most infamous character, the Joker, has been a longstanding face for prankish mayhem, and the late Heath Ledger’s masterful performance in The Dark Knight has only elevated the character to new heights. Despite the Joker’s unforgettable acts as a sociopathic murderer, many people are intrigued by him and even find him charismatic.

So what’s there to love? A lot :

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Why we still laugh at F.R.I.E.N.D.S

On a lonesome Saturday evening I sat on my couch with a big bowl of popcorn and my favourite soda to catch up on the daily soaps. As I flipped the channels, I switched to Romedy Now, in hope of a rom-com showing, sadly they weren't instead there was an rerun of the season 1 of the sitcom Friends. I was never a Friends junkie and had never caught a single show on air but i decided to give it a go since it has been the "IT SHOW" among many I know. With the laptop on my side and the Half Baked Voices's email open, there was a deadline screaming at me and I was still indecisive about which topic to choose, so I did what I do best, I procrastinated.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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Cover: Rather mundane, not that attractive 
Pages: about 328 
Language: English, easy to understand 
Price: Rs 205 
Publisher: Harper Collins Publications 
Quality of the book: Very Good 
Fonts: Medium sized, Readable 
Characters: One main character, Rest supporting. 
Narration: First person 
Flow: Mostly Smooth, but has turning points 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Andaaz Apna Apna - A Cult

Let's rumble into 1994. India rolls out the short range Prithvi Missile. Sushmita Sen became Miss Universe. P.V. Narsimha Rao defines corruption. Kapil Dev raises the bar of test cricket. Andaz Apna Apna happens to Indian Cinema.

Amar aur Prem. Amar Prem. Bhakti ras se bharpoor. Naam sunte hi main jaan gaya tha ki tum dono awwal darje ki filmi aur awara ladke ho.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Everyone is beautiful

Human race is materialistic. Profoundly materialistic. More often than not we are reined by physical beauty, of everything and to be precise, of our fellow humans. Happily not caring about the better aspects of one’s personality, we choose to judge a person by his/her looks. And here I am talking about the general human tendency. There are many sensible souls too.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Indian Trucks


The street is full of moments, you just need to have the curiosity to pick them up! Travelling as they say, is not just about covering distances. When you travel, you cover cultures, traditions, lives et al. There is an old Indian belief that says that with every definite number of miles (or kilometres), the language changes, the custom changes, the tradition changes and even the physical characteristics of people vary with the changing distances. Thus, travelling is by all means a extremely dynamic process or mechanism.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Book Review: The Perfect Groom by Sumeetha Manikandan

Title: The Perfect Groom
Author: Sumeetha Manikandan
Cover: Could have been more intriguing
Language: English
Pricing: Rs. 175 / $2.99
Publisher: IndiReads
Quality: Good
Fonts: Readable
Characters: One Main Character
Narration: First Person
Language: Simple yet kept the reader connected
Flow: Smooth
Overall rating of the book: 4 stars
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