April 12, 2007 @ 9:40 pm
A few eons have passed by since I wrote here last. I have had a lot to say, but time has not been kind enough to give me the authority to dwell on the matters of the mind.
ISB has come to an end and so has a phase of life. As I look back at the year gone by, I have more than mixed feelings, with a greater proportion of good than not-so-good emotions.
Many of my peers have expressed that they are experiencing this terrible loss and that the entire year should not have come to an end.
I, for one, am yet to experience that terrible loss. In fact, I am as happy now as I was back then. A phase of life ended and another has started. I am extremely pleased to be back in Bangalore, doing the routine hangouts with the guys, catching the occasional play or movie and bringing down the stack of bought-but-unread books.
I watched a couple of movies since I got here. You must watch Honeymoon Travels if Chacha Choudhary with a mix of Pinky and Chhotu Lambu are your staple fare for intellectual stimulation. At the end of the movie, they distribute forms asking for your recommendation of a cinema school for Farhan Akhtar. Dil Chahta Hai, they say, was created when Farhan was in a state of dyslexia.
I failed to understand what Shabana Azmi was doing in this movie, until someone pointed out that she is Farhan’s aunt and hence wouldn’t have been able to refuse to do this shoddy film. KK Menon, as always, takes the cake as the Bengali babu. His wife takes more than just the cake for looking as pretty as she does in the movie. Overall, the movie doesn’t deserve more space on this blog than it has already got.
Currently reading Somerset Maugham’s Theatre, thanks to a friend and his wife who are right now having a blast of a time in Chennai. The book has been excellent so far and my review shall follow soon.
Moving on to some unfortunate news, Kurt Vonnegut is no more. I remember being influenced terribly by his works during my college years. A cynic resided permanently inside me and Kurt’s books fed it with opulence. The first book I read of his, Deadeye Dick, had me hooked. Slaughterhouse Five was the next one followed by all his other books. I recently read his latest book, A Man without a Country and was pleasantly taken back to my phase of life in college. Do check out his official website: http://www.vonnegut.com/
Now its time for a walk outside to soak in some Bengalooru sun before lunch and siesta.
Life is calling. Here I am.