Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mumbai - part 1

Mumbai is one of the greatest shopping destination and thats enough for me to know about the city. This is one place where if you are from IT you are not looked upon at. There are far more people earning almost triple the money you earn. Mumbai also does not have the following :
  • No IT parks in suburbs or no land especially allocated for building huge IT parks
  • You do not have to pay a penny extra than the meter reading in autos. Infact you have to just pay a Re.1 less.
  • Lot of weekend getaway places
  • You cannot exhaust the list of malls,multiplex and restaurants spread across the city

Mumbai trains are the fastest and cheapest means of transport. But try reaching to your place of work by trains and this song will echo in your minds "Sorgame endralum adhu namoora pola varuma". Its a race against race. Think about shopping and you can bump into any malls just if you step out of your house. You will be surprised to see families spending their time absolutely there over the weekends. Everything is aplenty there. If you are leading snail-paced lifestyle things will zoom around you if you are here.

Some of the cheapest shopping places are :
  1. Bandra linking road
  2. Fashion street @ colaba
  3. crawford market
If you have the bargain skills you can bargain almost 70%.

Something that will bowl you over about the city is the infrastructure. The awesome roads (or should it be called highways?). There was a plan to widen a linking road and there were mosque,temples and gurudwaras in the stretch. These were demolished and an alternate site was provided for constructing those. I was amazed to see this. More to continue in part 2.....


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Yaavarum Nalam

Stars Madhavan and others. Mostly the script revlolves around him. The movie portrays maddy as a upper middle class man who along with his brother gets a brand new apartment. What happens after he moves into the apartment? It brings a lot of happy moments to his family at the same time strange things happen in the house. Bad omen sets in from the very first day. The ladies in the family gets hooked to a tv serial which starts its first episode from the day they enter the house. One cannot fathom why Maddy alone is able to relate the tv serial to the happenings in his house but other ladies who watch it almost not missing a episode are dummies? And why does the killer hallucinates with the occupants of the house? I felt the movie could have been sensibly handled but well since its a horror flick one may have to go beyond that sense.

The director needs to be applauded for a very different approach and for maintaining the edge-of-the-seat thriller till the end. The story takes a steep turn when maddy begins to investigate who is behind the making of the serial and finds the horrifying truth. A gripping tale !The movie is a must watch.
1.Break the thumb-rule
2. Do not plan for a movie seeing the history of movies directed by the director else you will miss this movie.

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

B for busy

Well blogs,books USED be my greatest passion. Gone are those B's from my life. The only B now being is BUSY. And now I even forgot the login details of my very own blogger account. Somehow scratched/dusted my brain cells and logged in at last. And now when i sit and think of what to write nothing seems to come in my mind. Gone are the days when there were many things to write about. All i can now write is some { } and ; I have tried hard to continue blogging but invain. Now the worse is even blogs are blocked at work. Let me see how my come Back works out !