Just back from a 2 hr 32 mts 41 sec conference call. Of course i had a 7 mt break in between when i came back n did some important things..Hold on.. Like commenting on friends' blogs, replying to personal mails..Nothing official about it.. But these conf-calls can be sucha pain u know. Uffffffffff. How many more years am i gonna speak about this 1B$, 3O2OO employees, 30 offices, 91% schedule adherance, blah.. blah.. blah.. Oops. we just hired 6 more ppl so make it 30206. Neway need to unwind hence this post. Don't swear coz nobody is forcing you to read it.
Movie mania: Generally speaking, i seem to have a healthy dislike for sci-fi movies. To quote die hard fans of this genre, I have always lacked the "imagination or class" to appreciate such multilayered efforts. But one movie which beat the trend was Steven Spielberg's MINORITY REPORT. Saw it for the second time again on Star last Saturday and enjoyed it much more this time around. An ingenious concept, brilliant narrative, deft technique, sublime performances..The movie had it all.
I was always a sucker for mush (ok ok some ppl call it chick flicks) and when i heard my CD wala sing praises of this "latest" Pierce Brosnan movie being a "super hit", i fell for it. It takes a lot for me to rubbish a rom-com but LAWS OF ATTRACTION is very mildly put, absolute trash. Imagine a romantic movie where there is no screen chemistry between the lead pair and comedy sequences are not even half as funny as Johnny Lever's (yikkkessss) - add to this insipid dialogues and a sleep-walking performance by the starcast and what do you have - A perfect recipe for a horrible Sunday evening. Avoid LAWS OF ATTRACTION like the beubonic plague.
Musical ramblings: I have still not got over the Phir Milenge hangover. My mom calls its the official Suprabhatham of 257/1 :-) Prasoon Joshi is the best thing to have happened to Bollywood in the last few years.. No, maybe Mallika Sherawat is..Or is it Katrina Kaif..Chuck de ;-)
Check out Jeene Ke Ishaare - Gulzar would be proud of lyrics like these...
Kuch Khushbuyen Yaadon Ke Jungal Se Beh Chali
Kuch Khidkiyan Lamhon Ke Dastak Pe Khul Gayi
Kuch Geeth Purane Rakhe The Sirhaane
Kuch Sur Kahin Khoye The Bandish Mil Gaye
Jeene Ke Ishare Mil Gaye
Bichde The Kinare Mil Gaye
Meri Zindagi Main Teri Baarish Kya Hui
Mere Raste Darya Bane Behne Lage
Meri Karvaton Ko Tune Aake Kya Chhua
Kahin Khwab Neendon Ki Gali Rehne Lage
for full lyrics
Book corner: Remember, you heard it first at my blog. Its official now. THE RULE OF FOUR, the book i reco'd looong time back, is selling like hot cakes at all of India's book stores. Stars and celebrities ranging from Naseeruddin Shah to Sachin Pilot, Amisha Patel to Jupe are all planning to read it. Yes. Its out in hard-bound and it costs a whopping Rs. 510 (nobody gets me expensive gifts) *sob* *sob*
Joke of the week:
My friend Mansur whoz joined IIMA this year won an election on Thursday. He successfully contested against 4 other "gentle"men to become the first year rep.
Funny: When i asked him what were the responsibilities of this exalted post, to quote him verbatim this is what he had to say "It means they the pgp office kicks my ass if they're not happy with the batch and the batch kicks my ass if they're not happy with the office"
Funnier: When quizzed on what made him stand for this "It's a big post for the 1st year - not to mention the fact that i get to meet all the girls in the 1st year"
Funniest: When i asked him how he managed to win, he said "I stood on the planks of honesty, fairness and commitment"
Some things never change, do they ;-)
High point of yesterday:
People call me funny but compared to my bro, i am rank pedestrian. Venki's stories were legendary at SP and he's now joned MindTree here in B'lore. The Ki Bros r back though he refuses to meet me till i promise to share "my women" with him :-p See, isn't he funny ?
Yesterday he had me in splits with stories of his interaction with Jiju Jolly (now eemajin yeh Mellu sey that), his boss and Ruku Jolly, his boss's sister. Wot's it gonna be today bro - If not for these Mellus, who wud provide us such free entertainment :-) As i say Lage Raho !!
Now will someone pls share with me a nice Mellu joke :D