Saturday, July 25

Do You HAVE to Write a Title??

I saw your face...
In a crowded place...
And I dunno what to do...
Coz I'll never be with you...
You're beautiful, it's true!

Hiyaaaaa!!

Heard this song? You're Beautiful by James Blunt. A lovely song , but I don't understand why he strips in the music video. He isn't exactly sexy, you know what I mean?!!

Sorry couldn't think of a good enough title... But one good act I did last week was visit the orphanage and distribute cake and snacks to the kids. They were singing "Happy Birthday to You" and licking their creamy fingers... Made me want to weep in delight. Such lovely angels! The best way I could've celebrated my D-day... I'm thinking of making this my bday tradition!

I watched Ice Age 3 on Sunday, and let me tell you something - GO FOR IT!! It's such an adorable movie, and so mighty enjoyable that elders and kids shall be impressed alike. Please book the English version; the Hindi dubbing will be as accurate as Bappi Da's Hindi (but it will probably be more hilarious coz of its absurdity!). The intricacies of human behavior and gender differences are so aptly portrayed that it leaves you in splits. Like "guys don't talk; they just punch each other on the arm and things are OK!" The humor is well-timed and superb, and the animation is simply incredible. You're gona love this!! I did :-) I'd call it an 8 on 10... 2 marks cut coz it dragged in a few places... But the Buck rocks! Pop goes the weasel...

I missed Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince that opened last week, but I hope to catch it soon. I hardly remember reading the book, but I wouldn't miss the movie for anything in the world. Dumbledore dies, Ron and Hermione fall in love, as do Gini and Harry - I recall that much... And hey, I also wana see Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller (loved the prequel) and Luck (the promos look brilliant) both released this Friday.

Hey, by the way, do you know anybody called Inquilab Srivastav? If you say no, I'm gona whack you on the head... This creepy sounding guy is none other than THE Big B - Amitabh Bacchan! Surprising, eh? And you know what Rajnikanth's real name is? Sivaji Rao Gaekwad... LOL... Thanks Lola Lutty for the info!!

Genelia (of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame) and Juhi Chawla are plashed across TV screens these days. Both the pretty women are endorsing every brand possible from snacks to drinks to deoderants to hair oils. It's nice to know you minting money, women, but go easy on the viewers, ya!

As a stroke of good luck, the participants of Is Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao have run away, so the show is stalled, if news sources are to be belileved. Apparently the Malaysian rain-forest is more dangerous than was warned, and the celebrities want more money or more safety if they are to return... This doesn't seem to bother Rakhi Sawant in any way as she flirts fairly and eqully with all the 4 finalists on her swayamvar. Jeez, you should watch the show once if only to grin at the stupid dialogues and the fake emotional outburts!!

Pune has become extremely windy these days. It's scary the way the windowws rattle and the leaves whistle. And the rains are crazy! The showers come in spurts and you're wet before you can say "monsoon"... My family used to joke that when it rains in Mumbai, you're soaked by the time you open your umbrella. Looks like Pune's following suit... And it's IRRITATING!!! But I guess we need all the barsaat we can get. I feel very sad when I see water-logged roads, coz the we aren't doing anything about harvesting the rainwater. Hope the geniuses think and implement something wise soon...

My swimming pool continues to be shut for the third consecutive week. I'm afraid I'll forget my moves, so I keep practising once in a while on the bed. It doesn't me forward, but I do manage to review the 1-2-3 breast-stroke with reasonable confidence and imagination. Haalat (=circumstances) can make you do funny things!

Speaking about funny things, I went to go out this Sunday, and I was stopped at my street corner coz the Vice President of India was visiting Symbiosis and he was going to pass that way "anytime soon". Obviously nobody knew when. But the policeman was content with smiling at our urgency to be someplace and he enjoyed the few minutes of power this occasion bestowed him. It was amazing to see the entire Senapati Bapat Road (or S. B. Road as it is popularly known) which is congested throughout the day and night, completely empty for those fifteen minutes. A few folks passed by on foot, but they were also ushered to the corners by the thullas.

As we waited for His Highness to make way for us, I smirked at the distinction awarded to people of different status. As citizens we are supposed to stand aside so that this guy can pass with his fleet of ambassadors, police vans, ambulances and what nots. Just so that the traffic doesns't delay his passage for a few minutes, we are all herded like buffaloes and goats to one side of the road for over half an hour. And then we have to battle through the streets coz everyone wants to get to his/her destination ASAP to make up for the lost time... How equitable and just!! Such is life...

I bumped into my University professor the other day. Or rather she stopped me as I was marching unaware near Dorabjee. It was wonderful to see her so suddenly. And what was sweet was that she remembered my name! Students remembering teachers is no big deal, but hey, when a teacher recalls a student by face AND name, then you sure deserve a pat on the back :-) I met a school teacher a couple of months ago, and she did not remember me except for my last name when I mentioned it to her. But I must give this to her - we were meeting after 16 years (she taught me in Std II) and she identified my brother as the naughtiest kid she'd ever come across! Teachers DO tend to remember the badmaash bacchas more than the seedha saadha children!

Well, ask me... I'm a trainer, and I remember all the cute guys I teach ;-)

ROFL...
Happy weekend!!

Love,
Anuja

1 comment:

vishal said...

I came to know bout Sivaji Rao Gaekwad aka Rajni-dada in 2007..Like so many I was surprised..no need to tell u I spread the message to family members..some of them were pleasantly surprised,some bewildered while most of them were not ready tp believe me warning to stop such kind of rubbish..About Amitabh Srivastav,more popular known as Bachchan it's quite inter..When Amitabh was born,his father DR.Harishvansrai Bachchan,a known poet and who at that time was involved in the Quit India movement against the Brits or partof the revolutionary movement..for titbits Amit-ji's family especially his Mom,Teji was close of the Gandhi-Nehru Parivaar decide that since all of them are fighting for India's struggle of Independence were contemplating the name Inquilaab Srivaastava but later changed it to Amitabh..By the way Mr.Bachchan name is Munna.The Bachchan surname has been Dr.Harishvansrai nom-de-plume as a contibitor for his revolutionary articles and poems in the newspapers..But,since the name became so popular Amitji decided to retain it for his debut movie Saat Hindustani in 1969..