Sunday, 29 August 2010

flying… I am not advertising thou…

For the last three times while I came out of India, I took Emirates…couple of reasons for it… First, the fares are not that expensive as compared to BA..the airport tax to go via London is around 24k while to go via Dubai is 4k..a net savings of at least 20k on the fare..Second, the service in Emirates is well known for it being a world class service with a good crew to assist…

Third, the stop over at Dubai is worth…The duty free and the airport itself is worth visiting. In the recent times, Dubai has been challenging the norms of buildings..the mega structures it has built in the last few years are amazing..be it the airport or the burj al arab hotel..the structures are a great view..and the city often features in the Nat Geo’s Mega Structures… the city from the air looks to be well planned with wide roads and fast moving traffic…Well the temperature is always around 40 degree Celsius during day, while you are surrounded by ac, it does not make a difference. Lastly, the huge airport does not make it crowded while there are so many flights landing and taking off especially during the local morning hours…However I still hate the long flights…it takes 18 hours flight to travel from Bangalore to New York, science should advance a little more and have the flights fly at a speed of double than what they currently fly to make the flights less lengthy!

once upon a time…


Wondering that I am saying a story that would begin like ‘once upon a time..long long ago…’ na…its not a story time..a time to write the Once Upon Time in Mumbai..movie review.. The songs of this movie are different and reminds of old bollywood songs…and yes, after a long time, there have been some nice songs from bollywood that I liked.. Peeloon…and Tum Jo  Aaye are the two songs that make me listen to them often… Movie is nice with good screenplay and story line.. background music adds more to the movie..Movie is about two smugglers who struggle to remain on top and want control over the underworld of mumbai. Based on true stories of two gangsters of mumbai – Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim, the movie is a result of good research done by the writer and director to put it on the screen. The way the movie is made reminds the old hindi movies with those old cars and old streets of mumbai..the attire of the cast makes it more look like the old movies. Ajay Devgan (Sultan Mirza) is the top underworld gangster who has the policy not to make enemies when something can be achieved by offering friendship. He does illegal activities however is good to the poor and needy. Emraan Hashmi (Shoaib Khan) son of a inspector in Mumbai like to be rich in short span of time however his path to being rich and powerful is different than of Sultan Mirza. And yes Emraan Hashmi has a decent role in this movie unlike his other movies where… you know what I mean to write! The fight between two which starts in the second half of the movie leaves Sultan Mirza killed by Shoaib. Kanaga Ranaut (Rehana) plays a role of famous bollywood actress in the movie and is close to Sultan Mirza. She has come quite well in this movie and finally she gets a role where you dont find her drinking or being addicted to drugs and being betrayed by someone. Prachi Desai (Mumtaz) plays a role of sales girl in a jewellery shop and is in love with Shoaib. After Rock On, she has come good in this movie. The movie is a narration from an inspector who is on a mission to free Mumbai from the hands of underworld. The story telling and the screenplay with a old style background score and punch lines make the movie nice and it does deserver  a four star (****) and a post on my blog..
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official website
movie trailer

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

driving my car…

Ah… Driving my car, it is a wonderful experience when it is post 11 pm (most of the times, unless you have the opposite vehicle coming with high beam in city limits! Damn when will people learn)… While I drive during day, it is painful…traffic and more than traffic it is the unorganized traffic. Bikes, autos and sometimes even cars try to overtake you from the wrong side. Minute the traffic light goes green, the vehicle behind you starts the painful to listen horns… Dude, I don't have any intensions to set up my office or leaving room in the traffic signal..give me a second till the vehicle ahead me moves or the auto tries to sneak into the little very little space between my car and the vehicle ahead me…just chill..The roads have lanes, why don’t you follow, if you want to take a right, be on the right lane..there is neither nobody trying to judge your driving skills nor anybody trying to take you in the next fast and furious by seeing your driving skills that take a right turn by being on the extreme left of the lane…ah well if you can drive in Bangalore, I think you can drive anywhere…i mean anywhere, be it nyc, or be it the airport runway of Dubai..you will know when to apply breaks and when to accelerate and make your way! Jokes apart..you will be a driver with patience if you manage to drive in Bangalore traffic without loosing your patience…