Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mixed Doubles

Genre: Black Humor

Director: Rajat Kapoor

This is story of a middle class couple (Ranvir and Konkona) who love each other even after ten years of togetherness, but the spark in their married life is gone. Ranvir’s colleague Vinay Pathak is a flirt and keeps on boasting about it. Character played by Vinay symbolizes the typical male in our male dominated society. Vinay Pathak’s performance in the cafeteria is remarkable, when he has found out his wife is also cheating on him and this he is not able to accept.

Time for kahani-mein-twist now: Ranvir’s NRI friend tells him about swinging (spouse swapping) which leaves him startled. He just can’t resist the temptation and want to give it a try. He tries to convince Konkana but she contends. But Ranvir wont give up and he tricks her into this somehow. Ranvir plans to swing along with Rajat Kapoor & Koel Puri. Their short appearaance in the movie is also enough to make an impact. Ranvir has to return disappointed as he doesn't get what he wanted and this ignites his male ego, which is perfectly depicted by the conversation between Ranvir and Konkona in the car on the way back home.

All this is portrayed very beautifully with sprinkles of laughter through out. Whole movie continues seamlessly on a light note. Anurag Kashyap has done a good job at dialogues. Simplicity is statement movie seems to make and yet it touches many chords.

I feel the movie is worth a watch.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I am back .... :)

Last two days were so hectic, that I couldn't even find time to take a deep breath. But now I am back again. I don't know "Is that air of relief I am breathing today?" but yeah I feel quite relaxed and I am really happy with what ever I have done in last two days.

Anyways, sorry I couldn't update you all on our "beautifully and perfectly planned" Barbecue Party ;) I can think of only one word to describe it ... "fantabulous". I don't think I can explain how much fun we had but I will try my best.

Venue: A colleague's Farm House (10 kms from Khadagvasla Dam towards NDA naval training centre)
Meeting time: 4pm (near NDA naval training centre)

Everyone had to reach the meeting point on his/her own. And finally we all were at meeting point by 6pm (Kudos to AJ n KJ, who couldn’t determine which directions they should take for long, But it was not their mistake either, bcoz they didn’t have GPS in their car so they
couldn't seek help of Google maps). Finally We reached the Farm House by 6:15pm (pretty decent huh) and we were amazed at the beauty of the place. A beautiful bungalow surrounded
with greenery every where. On the back side Dam water was flowing and atmosphere was just perfect. We took time to explore the Farm house before it went dark. Unfortunately our "lost in the way" friends, who have Cameras & they love photography, forgot to get their cameras,
Otherwise I didn't have to write down anything :).

We started to prepare ingredients for Barbecue. Thanks to Murtaza we didn't have to do anything to prepare chicken. After that we all were fighting hard to start coal fire so that we can start Barbecue for say one hour. All of our expert minds contributed to extreme extent to
get it right. But all these efforts paid up when we had dinner. Man it was really good, and we made sure we cooked chicken perfectly (U know Bird Flu is ON) ;)

Now it was time for MASTI. This started with KJ playing some all time best tunes on his guitar with all of us singing and dancing. It’s a different story that none of us knew singing and dancing ... well sorry some of us knew. But we really enjoyed KJ's performance. Then in some time lights were out and candles were light. People started all kinds of "Bhoot Stories" and to make the atmosphere more scary KJ was full on with his Guitar, playing all kinds of weird scary tunes as in Bollywood movies. I don't know whether anyone got scared but it was fun. After then to change the mood I played (Video) "I like to move it move it" from Madagaskar and as expected mood was changed ......... ppl sat down to watch the movie :(.

It was 12:00 am and the view was really breathtaking from balcony. Clear sky light up with all stars and no moon, surrounding trees were looking mysterious like never before, Dam water was reflecting the stars and looking amazingly beautiful. Beyond that another sky full of stars, I mean city full of lights and behind that there stood Sinhagadh with its towers. And on top of them small red lights were making everything look sensational. All this was so beautiful that I was standing there, mesmerized, for I don’t know how much time.

MASTI went on, we took some rest and next morning after having breakfast we returned back to Pune.

This trip gave me a good hangover for next two days and I was feeling so good that I can't describe.


Friday, February 17, 2006

It's Friday and Weekend fever is ON

Thought of the day - You should be your natural self.

No one seems to be in the mood to work. It's really strange you can actually feel the atmosphere smoothly changing from what it was in the morning to what is now in the evening. Morning and everyone is busy with his/her routine stuff like checking mails, attending meetings, having coffee and whole bunch of things. Its afternoon and people are looking less interested in work, environment becomes quite light hearted, people are gossiping, joking along with their work. Evening and few of them have already left.
(Few of us chilling out today)

Some are planning to leave and others are just wishing if they could also leave (as they got to wait for the bus leaving at 7:00pm).

Sure they all seem to be affected by the Weekend fever ;)
But for few of us life was not this easy for a change on a weekend. Because we were the worst affected by the weekend fever I guess. Why??
We had a genuine reason -- We have planned a Barbeque Party on the Saturday Night, Venue - A Colleague's Aunt's Farm House -- wow we gonna have a blast man.

Well I just gave the word 'planned' a whole new meaning. All of us didn't know who is going to do what? Where to meet? And most interesting are we all going for the party in the first place.
We had to work out the logistics, make sure every one is coming, work on plan B (what if some people just refuse to come), and PREPARE A FINAL PLAN ;)

We had a meeting with all the probable members in the afternoon and there we go.....
1) One person refuses to come.
2) Another guy comes up with dependency on this guy and declares 'I m not coming if he is out of it'.
3) Getting key ingredient 'Marinated Chicken' and 'Coal' to the Farm House.

after that and till now believe me or not we were doing nothing but fixing all the pieces of the puzzle and putting those in right places.
This could have taken little lesser but few of us were making sure that nothing goes on smoothly. Man I agree it's really really hard to be a Manager. I don't know how they survive yaar.
Two of our colleagues were almost ready to Barbeque themselves ;) I just hope they drop this idea when we already have barbeque on.

But finally we have worked out everything well now almost everything is 'planned' actually planned :)

So, just look for my next blog after the party and I can assure you that I will get more than enough material to blog out.

Have a great weekend guyz.


Thursday, February 16, 2006

Fun and Work can always go hand in hand.

Last three days were the most hectic days at work for me. Stuck between numerous problems, not ready to come to a solution, I was literally annoyed with it.
I worked in all the time I can manage, let it be home or office. Still the situation remained the same and I felt like screaming and scaring these problems away.. sounds really stupid, huh.

But believe me or not I enjoyed more than anybody can think of (being in that situation) in last two days. How??? That was easy, I have got best of friends yaar.

14th Feb - worked from 9am to 9pm, completely exhausted.

And here Aditi comes for Rescue. We went for dinner to Polka Dot(A multi cuisine restaurant).
Well It seems she is an Expert of all kinds of Cuisines and She is the one because of whom I took risk to try Cuisines other than Indian & Chinese.

She selected some Italian dishes and ordered. And I was just praying.. why?? Last time When I had Italian It was a disaster.
I guess no one knew what to order & we created a mess. Well if not all most of the food was wasted.

But this time ....... wow I love Italian food yaar, well its a different story that I couldn't recognize or remember name of any of the dish we ordered. But I reallllly loved the food.
We had were there for couple of hours( including 1/2 an hour waiting period) because of huge rush. But Crowd was really good ;) as it was Valentine's eve. So we enjoyed the time nontheless.

The dinner was followed by Desert - Tiramisu (only name I could remember) which we both were not able finish despite it was very delicious, and Liquere that was a perfect end to the dinner.

All my work pressures were lost somewhere in my head and I just needed a sound sleep.

15th feb - Pressure on its peak, worked from 10am - 9pm, completely exhausted.
On my way home... shopping for some groceries and there rings my Cell phone. Bhupi, my graduation college Pal, was there at my Flat waiting for me.
He came to gave me my Graduation Degree which he had for last 2 years, I guess. Finally I got it. He was supposed to study but I was in a mood to watch movie.

In some time we had dinner and as I started the movie plan I didn't have to tell him to come and join me :)
We started with 'Casablanca' but I got bored in less than 10 mins. Ahh I need some recreation yaar. Ohh yeah I have got Madagaskar today only.
We watched "Madagaskar" and I loved it. I think he loved it too. Movie was great but the song "I like to move it move it...." was the show stealer.
Played it 4 times in a row.... after that we were talking and doing TP till 3am in the Night.
I read few pages of "Digital Fortress - by Dan Brown" also before going to bed.

16th feb -
Day started with pressure.. problems were getting solved like anything. I was excited and there was definately something in the air.
Today we (me and my colleagues) had a blast with lot of jokes and leg pulling combined.

Day is over so off for the day
take care.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What is Love ??

Another Valentine's day of my life, and I sit here working whole day, enjoying the time we have as usual...... "4:30pm" and people start leaving to meet their Valentine.....
"5:30pm" Office is almost deserted which is generally after 7:00pm(the Bus time). ohhh yeah, Its Valentine's day silly.

I get an e-mail from a dear friend

----- Mail Start ---------
Here comes the day which is not mine,
as i dont have any valentine.
things happened in the past which are not fine.
rainy days for me even when the sun shine.

no girl to propose,
no aroma of rose,
no chance for my bike to give lift,
no special person to give gift.
no miss is there to miss
no experience of kiss.
no dinner in the moon light.
no chance to have the day bright.

even though i dont fall in love
i will always bow to love.
wishing great time to ppl who are in love

"Wish u a happy valentines day"

------ Mail End ------------

Wow how truthful the poem is...

I felt like saying something ... so took some time to write my first Blog :)

Here the fact of the matter is I don't really know what do u mean by love??
If love is caring for some one .. I care for all my friends, my parents, my work, my ambitions and lot more.

Am I in love with them?? ... I say yes. But still I cannot differentiate between the LOVE which I feel and ***The LOVE***

Another thing which always comes to my mind is ...
Do we need to have a day to express our love to our loved ones??
I say yes again.... Its like having a predefined schedule/appointment with your loved ones..... So, we atleast try hard to make it to the appointment.
Or we just get very busy with our busy lives.

Let it be anything its really a fun to roam around in the city on this day ;)

So I am off to enjoy the eve.. n await comments from the love guru's :)


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