Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Rise and Fall... real hard!!!

hey guys ...its good to be back after a long time.A lot of things have happened since i last blogged, world wide i mean, my personal life inst much of an amusement. Apple lost its sole founder,Anna Hazare had it going about his way with the lokpal bill,An earthquake hit bhutan, Karnataka CM jailed, man lots of shit happening in india i tell ya!.  Most of them really worth everyones bloody talking while,but none of them with the intensity of the next one here. GADAFFI's death.

                                       The death wasnt actually the news maker, (i mean we all knew that was right around the corner for the dictator), it was the rather inhumane way in which he was hounded and killed. Needless to mention where he was hiding right? i mean what is with this Dictators and the pit holes...,First Saddam and now Gaddafi. The Saddam and Gadaffi trial has really shone lights on the Favourite hideouts this Dictators resort to, not to mention that they ve ruined others chance of ever hidng in such dumpholes. Now where are the other Future leaders  gonna hide,Quite sure not the Pit holes for it ll be the first place people will come looking for.
                                          For those who 've read my earlier blogs...i  had him mentioned in one of my previous blogs. Live like a king and die like a dog. We all saw the footage where right after being captured  how he was just being played around by his executioner,almost like how a shark would play around with a lonely stranded penguin right before killing it. His last words being "Dont shoot don't shoot", to which people said, "uuh sorry ! a decade too  late". A valuable piece of lesson to all the Leaders in the Middle East. Oh and  if  these doesn't give those hot blooded avengers some peace, flaunting the golden gun( which was used to shoot the  dubious leader) should settle some score. Now between me and you all, Rumor has it that its(the golden gun) gonna make an extensive tour of the peace(recently) stricken nation, much like the relics we had in Bhutan recently.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Small but a true wonder.....

Its 6 o clock in the evening sometimes in the late 90's(1998-2001), and you just know there isnt  a single person in the family who could take u down, in the quest for control over the TV remote, people would do anything for another episode of small wonder.A smartly calculated step by STAR PLUS which worked magic for them.A word tagging to all the folks my age(late 80's and early 90's,),you all know what mean right!??. An easy equivalent to today's high profile sitcoms like glee,how i met your mother and more, Small wonder truly performed  wonders around the world perhaps a little  late in Bhutan but so late for me to miss it.

The whole idea of a humoniod robot or android as they call it these days was so new and exciting.A happy family of four including a robot, the supposed "daughter".The annoying neighbor with their mega ultra irritating daughter  (harriet) made the small wonder package complete.God, i soo wanted to beat the crap out of that girl harriet i tell you.

Streaming back the yesteryear's can be fun sometimes, leaves you nostalgic, just the other day i was wondering, what happened to the small wonder cast and crew and where are they now?, the power bestowed upon us by the internet can be very handy,just look at what i found.Yes that's Vicky(the android) from small wonders. Her real name happens to be Tiffany bressette. Turns out she did a few cameos here and there post the  small wonder phenomenon, but later quit acting, perhaps to start a family i guess. she s  now working as a full f ledge nurse at a hospital. Talk about change huh!!.

 A word of disclaimer,this isn't some kind of "opinion advertisement" just in case if it appears to be, i 've always had a place for the showbiz entertainment in my heart, so for me it's a little difficult to let go of things, be it a show or a cartoon or a mere character. And i think i speak on behalf of everyone when i say this, everyone has these curious wonderings of what and where someone significant  to them might be at this instant.Am i  right?? so why wait, just google them, and you ll be surprised....

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Extreme Point proving...

one glance and hundreds of cliched ideas come to  mind , sachin versus shoaib,the fastest bowler against the greatest  batsman, India versus Pakistan, so for those expecting another rivalry trivia, i am gonna have to disappoint you here.

They say cricket originated in England and metamorphosed in India,and i completely agree with that.I mean watching the game at lords(England) with people applauding every quality effort the players put in, and to see the same game played in front of and Indian crowd(Eden garden), the way they just redefine the gentleman's game with all the chanting and worshiping of their god like players, can be pretty convincing to back the earlier thought.

Now just the other day, i was browsing  google for some pictorial illustration for my blogs. the topic being bolllywood villans.Along With so many pictures of shakti kapoor,Pran, Prem chopra and Gulshan grover this photograph of shoaib akhtar poped out. Apperently when all the relevent results are displayed google does the extra word by word search of the following contents just to make sure that everything is looked over and no stone 's left unturned.

i am a full flegde indian fan,well  sachin particularly, but i always make sure to put in that consious effort to have some professional courtesy for every team that india is up against. So to see a player like him(shoaib akhtar) go down into google with a" villan's " tag is just sad. Needless to say that this act of defaming came from an Indian fan with some computer skills, it just shows so much about the world today and the extend people will go to prove their point.

We are not to forget that every player plays for his country and on a given day,  any acts of re-sortment and improvisation(that being doing anything that may be deemed as bad to the losing team) towards the team's victory is understandable.So its  here where the Indian fans fail miserably,they just take everything to its extreme extreme, and yes i used it two times. Surprisingly, even Media isn't far behind on this, making every opponent team look like they are some kind of an evil pack with the soul aim to destroy Indian cricket from history, they take journalism to a whole new height. With so much dirt and drama behind them , agitation and booing comes only naturally to this crowd.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Your take on that...: An indian makeover...

Your take on that...: An indian makeover...: "CACTUS FLOWER This is exactly why i 've always said that Indian cinema despite having achieved great heights will always remain one of..."

An indian makeover...


This  is exactly why i 've always said that Indian cinema despite having achieved great heights will always remain one of the most controversially talked about agenda. I love watching movies and their reviews(English), not that i have anything against the bollywood cinema, which in the past few years has done tremendously well by the way, i am just not into the them. I would be lying if i say i've never liked them,the entire childhood i spent infront of the tv admiring the likes of salman and sharukh khan. But it's just a matter of time before this transaction into Hollywood  movies takes in.  The audience maturity kicks in eventually, and all of a sudden the very act o f heroism from the "hero" beating up twenty something guy single handedly seem so ridiculous.

Being an Adam sandler fan, it was a moment of euphoria when i got the copy of the movie"JUST GO WITH IT". First 15 minutes into the movie and i find out the movie is a complete scene by scene replica of  a salman khan starer hindi movie "MAINE PYAAR KYUN KIYA".My first reaction was ,"God !! has the inevitable finally happened??!!,hollywood finally remaking a bollywood movie". Having watched the hindi version already, even a second of the movie further felt like a complete waste of time.

One of my friends watching, a die hard bollywood fan didn't spare this millennium opportunity to rub it on my face for all the years of ridiculing i threw in his over the uncontrolled obsession he had towards Hindi movies. But that was the least of my concerns, all that went through my head was , how and why on earth would Hollywood do that, i mean there are tons of other movies worth making again, then why  this movie???Something just wasnt right, and i had to find out what. A little background check on the movie over the internet and eveything made sense. The Movie actually happens to be a remake of the 1950's love flick "CACTUS FLOWER" and not the hindi movie,which brings all eyes on the Mr.david dhawan,( the director of the  hindi version), who without any " disclaimer" of any kind, made the movie look like his own.

The movie(english) does the acknowledgment part fairly well with a credit stating " based on the movie CACTUS FLOWER" at the end ,but i dont recall any such efforts from the Hindi counterpart. The entire movie(maine pyaar kyun kiya) is a bloody cheat,or so it appears now.Just because the original movie  is  from an era long forgotten to men doesn't make it his(the director) to claim. Certianly not the first time in bollywood history, we 've seen so many of the hindi movies being a copy of those from the west.But most of them have done well to keep it non controversial  by chipping in a few twist and tale of your own, or by a simple disclosure regarding the western inspiration centering the movie.

what's even more surprising is to see, how much David dhavan just loves duplicating english films without any fabrication of his own, a solid  prove of that being another remake which followed,the film "PARTNER". PS:he was so much better making those coolie no 1,aunty no 1 and the other no 1 movies,that's of-course if they were indeed his own creations and not some "cheap Borrows" of  yet another forgotten Hollywood movies.

Never the less, i was more than happy knowing  the movie wasn't a  cheap remake of some hindi flim, but a mere tribute to the old and original movie "CACTUS FLOWER". finally i could breath a sigh of relieve....and Yes, sanity still exist in the world.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

false advertisement!!!!!!!

The thing with feildtrip is that you can bet on an exciting experience going down into your head, the lousy part is the early morning expedition it always turns out to be. Being an intern for five months in the feild, i ll say i had my share of field trip experiences(gut inside out), so when the news came in last night about this yet another expedition we' d have to make, i was like,"well gotta get my phone on full charge, lots of music and mobile chatting im gonna need tomarrow". As  part of the NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME we were to visit a model village and supposedly "educate" them, most probably on new and improved ways of life and livelihood.

for those of you unaware,this is how our typical farm visit would go, arrive at the farm, get your notes out even though no one's gonna pen down a single piece of information, pretend to listen, even shake your head up and down like you understand a shit he says, munch on the free refreshment the farmer has to offer and get your ass out of there as soon as possible. Now everything was routine untill this one guy or should i say an old man came into the picture and made our jaws drops.  I just  had to take his picture(as visual evidence) and blog him down or else i wouldnt be able to sleep.

A typical labour by appearance resembling the likes of those usually hired by the pond owners to look after the pond(they live on daily wages and spent the whole day and night at the pond site) but guys, he's no ordinary pond-keeper, he is a freaking millioner...thats right, a millioner with a net worth of around 20 crores(rupees). A closer look into his shorts and you ll see that its held in place with a rope so  ya no bottons on the pants as well. And No,we didnt catch the man offguard or unprepared for an occation, the man just loves looking this ridiculous. I didnt get his name though, was awfully difficult to remember.

So much for MONEY MANAGEMENT i ll tell you. Now i ve heard many similar stories back home of similar bhutanes farmers who prefer a rather low profile nomadic life despite being wealthy enough. But i bet none of them look this crappy and sure enough none this wealthy. Even they(bhutanese farmers) know their needs and are quite healthy when it comes to money spending and  investing.

The only possible upside to his situation according to me is that he'd be passing through the tax scanner smoothly without any detection,cause lets face it, no one's gonna ask you to pay when you look like that...(No offense Mr,something) but i think that 's just brutal money saving u 're doing there.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Your take on that...: Numero uno

Your take on that...: Numero uno: "dejected Nadal now i love lawn tennis and almost everything about it, but the whole idea of having four grand slams a year still makes no..."