Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
The new year has begun on a good note for yours truly. Must thank D for the yours truly expression. I have shamelessly stolen it from him. As I am settling in life in Dubai, I cant but admit that life was more fulfilling back home in Bangalore. Not to sound depressed or sad or homesick, its nothing if that sort except an observation of someone who still feels like an outsider in Doobai for more reasons than one. Who knows this place might become home for me in the near future.. it definitely is the place I HAVE to call home for now. Dubai is a nice place provided one is happy with work-home-work over the weekdays and running errands over the weekend routine. It is a loners paradise. Not to say one cannot have fun here. Of course one can provided one doesn't mind bleeding to death paying the cabbies ( who increasingly remind me of namma Bengalooru auto drivers with every passing day) or owns a four wheeler. Still haven't gotten on a bus, so cannot comment on that mode of transport. Wait a minute.. did I just not say the year began on a good note for me? Then why am I meandering and sounding depressed! :P
Anyways, this week is important since I finally go on air. The big day is on Saturday. And then the roller coaster ride begins!
Watched Taare Zameen Par - Great debut and well reearched product though the movie could have been tighter and not as filmy in the second half. Charlie Wilson's War was an extremely smart and well made political movie. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts ( with a washboard tummy after 3 kids!! How did she manage that?! looking magnificent as ever though) and Philip Seymour Hoffman.. definitely a not to be missed movie. Something extremely missable was Lindsay Lohan's I Know Who Killed Me. What was the crew thinking to agree to be a part of this movie?! And what were we thinking when we decided to go watch it! Anyways, I Am Legend starring Will Smith looks promising. You know, beginning to realise vis-a-vis the rest of the cities in India, Bangalore is much more English and cosmopolitan in its thought :-) On that note, yours truly signs off...