Friday, 30 May 2008

Bhimashankar: Gazing down a hill

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Monday, 26 May 2008

Bhimashankar trip photo gallery: coming soon

Every moment was joyful and are two promos for the upcoming photo gallery of the recent trip to Bhimashankar, a wildlife sanctuary 135 kms from Pune...

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Movie watch: Chronicles of Narnis: Prince Caspian : boring!

Andrew Adamson directed the 'largely drab until the war scene' part one of Narnia, and he doesn't do any better here.Sleepy through the first half, and even more sleepy in the second half, except for momentary occasions in the war scene, the characters arrive and go without any explanation.

Friday, 16 May 2008

had for lunch

A glass of mango juice

and a lot of vitamin D
The sun raining down,
that is...

Thursday, 15 May 2008

A poem by Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) was a funny American poet, writing verse that defied categorisation.
Among other things, he wrote poems on animals, insects and other creatures, like the poem below:

The Firefly

The firefly's flame
Is something for which science has no name
I can think of nothing eerier
Than flying around with an unidentified glow on a
person's posteerier.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Prabhudeva's Choreography: two video links

From a Micheal Jackson wannabe, Prabhudeva has created some great choreography for commercial Indian films.
He has turned director too, with Pokiri..a film he is currently remaking in Hindi with Salman Khan in the lead..
Pokiri (Tamil) is not much of a film, but has couple of refreshingly choreographed songs.

Here is one:

and another:

Turn on your speakers and enjoy.....

Monday, 5 May 2008

Movie Watch: Ironman: Witty, clever, some great acting

Robert Downey Jr. plays Ironman

Ironman is not a classic superhero movie but is consistently witty and likable. A good script and some great acting are its core reactors.

Robert Downey Jr. excels as Tony Stark and Ironman. Gwyneth Paltrow returns to the screen as Stark's best friend and assistant. Ironman is exactly how a comic book adaptation of the irreverent kind must be.

Don't go too deep, don't take the storyline too seriously, entertain and give audiences a rich appealing playboy genius hero with a cool armored metal suit to root for. Let the metal man get the bad guys and after getting through a villain, rush to a happy sequel-promising ending. That is what Marvel Studios clearly aims for and gets there.

Ironman is a breezy, enjoyable experience on the big screen. 

Friday, 2 May 2008

Movie watch: The Forbidden Kingdom

Keyaaah! Eyaaah!

Kung fu is back with a bang.

Forget the story though, or the formuliac plot, because we are not complaining.

Jackie Chan and Jet Li create art in a deadly duel, the centerpiece of the movie, the other fight scenes are good too..
Lot of subtle-sounding stuff like "..hear the soundless.." and wacky nonsensical one-liners help us turn a blind eye to the story of a Kungfu movie crazy teenager going back in time to "fulfill the prophecy", as it often happens in this much-loved Hollywood genre.

A breezy watch, largely due to Chan and Li creating some extraordinary moments of martial art.