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The curious case of…
November 14, 2009

Here are a few things those came across my mind while watching ‘The curious case of Benjamin Button‘. One if not allowing the attention of the audience go anywhere else while watching the movie is a parameter of a well made movie, it scores really well on this front. One is just sucked into it beyond the first 5 minutes.

Two, a movie is one art form which given the right hands, morphs an imaginary world to such an extent that it leaves the audience – both mass and elite – with questions of what-if. What if somebody is born old, grows up reverse(grows down!) and dies being a baby.

Three, given a great script with well written dialogues and good story telling abilities, the audience actually forgives the improbability of a make-believe happening. Something, that the directors in Bollywood have not been able to replicate successfully.

So, in a week where Sachin plays a knock that reminds us of what he used to be decade back, its such a nice coincidence. Is he getting younger? 😉

Some more thought on things that were actually born perfect and gradually going backwards made me feel almost like – well – is not the United States of America the perfect example? An old habitation, created young and perfect by the founding fathers of the country, making it the best place on earth to live in, and then the gradual intellectual decay of going backwards. Are we going to see a juvenile America and then see it on the cradle? I hope not.

Chanda re chanda re
August 30, 2009

Now that the Chandrayan is officially declared over, I believe it is the perfect time to raise this issue.

At a time, when the runoff from a five minute rain does not find a proper channel and creates the muddy hole that is officially a road in front of my house, how rational is it to waste my tax on a failed trip to moon?

At a time, when the five minute rain is enough to disrupt the power supply to my house, should my tax be wasted trying to find water in moon?

At a time, when the prices are touching the roof though the inflation shows negative, should we be investigating the feasibility of life in moon? And if yes, why should I pay for it?

Can we undo some of the premature chest-beating we allowed ourselves to indulge in last year?