Friday, April 16, 2010

MY Bucket List

Have you seen the movie "The Bucket List"? Two terminally ill old men decide to do things they had always wanted to do before they die. Decent movie, but critically panned by reviewers. Ever since watching that movie some years ago, I decided to put a list of my own too. The list has grown like bacteria in a culture medium over these years. But for the sake of sanity I have decided to yank most of them and present only the essential, quirky ones.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Paiyaa? Poda Goyaa!!

In a line: After seeing this movie you would think that even vijay's movies are better.

The only reason I made up my mind to watch this movie was Karthik and Balaji theatre ( and also the constant nagging of Ritchie and Commanderji of course) and what a huge disappointment? Another pathetic movie in which the talented Karthik has wasted his time on. Why did he chose to act in such a besotted movie? So  besotted you would think that Villu and Aegan were far better. The cost of watching this movie are:

1) Price of the ticket - 100 in bangalore, 50 elsewhere
2) Peace of mind
3) Loss of 3/4 valuable hours and
4) Bad aftertaste

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Literacy or education ?

Nothing comes close to my heart more than education and children. I really love observing young kids - how they learn, unlearn and relearn the ever more amazing world around them? How they adopt and evolve from whimsical kids to trail blazing adults in their society? In short, I have always been searching whether there exists a perfect formula which when applied could explain why we are who we are, and why we cant be who we want to be and also help form a creative, intelligent and open minded society. And the answer I have so far is -"No!! its not instant coffee. There can be nothing like a one syllabus fits all educational system. Such an approach will do to society what fake currencies do to a nation's economy".