Archive for February, 2009

Its officially a non-working Saturday and it turns out that we will need to be in office even tomorrow. We are working on a website for a new general entertainment TV channel that will be launching on 2nd March, Monday. Hence before we go live we will need to make sure the website functions well.

Its not a very happy feeling to be working on a sunday, but looking at the global recession and the rate of retrenchment happening in the IT industry, its better to work extra than to to be rendered jobless. At least we have our jobs! thats the good side of it, not only that we get paid every month!! Am just trying to imply that my company is going great guns and I am glad to be a part of it.

But coming back to the working Sunday, this is the second sunday I have worked in my entire life and its not going to be a fun day. I just hate to see myself work on a rightful holiday. I am a mother of a 4 year old and hate to leave for work when he, in his soft voice tells me, Mummy please dont go….. Thats when I tell him, sorry baby, I have to go to office today else my boss will be very upset….

Will keep my fingers crossed…..


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What to expect from Dev D?

A mind blowing experience!

When we walk into a theatre to watch a hindi film, what is it that we are thinking?

Nothing… and what are we thinking when we are done watching it… nothing perhaps!

Thank god for giving people like Anurag Kashyap to our hindi film industry and to support this super talented guy he was fortunate to have people like Amit Trivedi and Abhay Deol working for him. This film is packed with superb direction, editing, music, choreography, lighting, art direction, and every other thing that would make a movie click!

Well it also did remind me of some old time movies like trainspotting and clockwork orange. Trainspotting character was this addict who gets drawn to drugs due to bad company; that’s why this character is easily comparable to Devdas who is drawn to addiction because of his ego and wouldn’t even spare his childhood sweetheart just to keep his ego intact. On the other hand, Chanda is comparable to the clock work orange characters of French theatre which explains the sets, costumes, mannerisms etc.

This is a ground breaking film in the hindi cinema and darn good job of Indianising the whole context of love, ego, addiction….tied up with Devdas

Not much to my surprise after writing this down, I discovered why he thanked Danny Boyle in the beginning!

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What does it feel like being No.2?

I am not a great tennis follower but for some reason I am a big fan of Roger Federer. Actually the question should be, ‘What does it feel like moving to No.2 from being No.1 for a looooooog time?’ Obviously it doesn’t feel very good after all…

Yesterday I was forced to watch the match between the legend and the wanna be legend and it indeed was phenomenal experience. During the trophy presentation the chief/announcer called Roger the No.2 player of the grand slam, Roger just smiled, and am sure everyone could see how badly he was hurt. He kept a brave front all the while and collected his trophy. I could see the expression on his face and how heart-broken he was.

Then we was handed over the mic to talk and thats when his fans would just not stop yelling out to cheer him up and show the support and they were empathising with him which Roger is just not used to and broke down….

I could not stop the tear rolling down my cheeks and was trying hard to hide it, did not want my husband to know about it. But he did and was not very shocked.

He was then asked to compose himself and talk later and Raphael was called to collect his trophy. He walks in and the first thing he did was hug Roger. http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/index.cfm. The No.1 player called Roger the No.1 Player in the world… which showed the amount of respect he had for him.

In my fan list Roger will always be No.1 player, no matter what.

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