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I love Rachel Mcadams !!!

Disclaimer : This post is entirely author’s opinion and supposed to be personal. Respect his feelings and enjoy the post 😛

Sure God created many beautiful women before Rachel McAdams.  But then, you always make a few rough drafts before the final masterpiece.  ~Some Unknown great writer (I will give you a hint: He writes this blog :D)

I risk saying the above quote knowing fully well that people will frown upon and there will be a lot of hues and cries of disapproval but hell, do I look like I care !!! Actually you can’t see me right now, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, just in case if you are a Hollywood movie fan and still don’t know Rachel McAdams, then you are wasting your precious time on this earth.

I won’t be exaggerating if I say that she is one of the best thing that has happened to Hollywood in recent years. She may not have an Academy award nomination(yet), leave apart winning one but who says that you need some random academy’s approval to be the best. I know that its too early to predict anything about how things will turn out for her in the future but based on the choice of roles that she has made in the past, I can say that she will continue to rule the silver screen in years to come.

Just to give an idea about how ideal an investment she is, Forbes.com’s ranked her # 3 in its Top Ten Best Actresses for the Buck List — She made $30 for each $1 paid.  She may not be drop dead beautiful like Jolie, Kate Winslet or some other FHM girls but you always get to see a different aura around her which is puzzling and enlightening at the same time.

I, for one, like her because of the way she plays her different roles so very comfortably and gets into the skin of the character. Firstly observed by me in “Mean Girls“, my liking for her blew the roof off when I saw “The Notebook“. And let me just take a moment here to say that her kiss in that movie with Ryan Gosling was one of the most sensual (non-nude) scene, ever ahh 😛

In recent times, I saw her new movies “State of Play” in which she played the role of an investigating journalist and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” which is mostly a nicely crafted chick flick.I loved the way she played these two roles so naturally. One was a serious movie which, of course, is slightly unknown terrain for her and she still manages to stand tall in front of greats like Russel Crowe and Ben Affleck (well not him that much :P).

As the Sherlock Holmes movie opens next week worldwide, I cannot wait to get to theater and watch her with the classic detective character of Doyle. The fact that she plays the character of Irene Adler, possibly the most intriguing fictional female character make it even more exciting. Needless to say, we all have great expectations from this movie.

In the end I would just say this – I know she is not the most talented or gorgeous actress around but the roles she is choosing make her one of the favorites for top spot in the years to come. Hate her or like her, the way she is going, no one can ignore her (so she is like Salman Khan)

P.S. – Till Next Post 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2009 in Movies, Personal, Random Thoughts

 

Recession Effect on Movies

1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price started the movie production when no one expected a recession and what happened in the months to follow is known to all of us. Anyways, the point is that probably this explains why we had only 10 minutes of special effects in the beginning and the rest movie was ‘dubba‘ !!! (Source : DOGA :P)

2. Saif Ali Khan playing the role of both Jai Vardhan Singh and Veer Singh’ s younger self. Possibly, Jab We Met’s success wasn’t enough for Imtiaz Ali to woo the producers and get some other actor to play the role.

3. Height of Recession – Priyanka Chopra playing 12 roles in “What’s Your Raashi?” when we could have separate girls playing those roles. After watching the movie the only thoughts that I had are –

a) “Whooa Man !!!! Some Movie”

b) Mr Harman Baweja, stop acting like a cheap substitute of Hrithik Roushan, your time will last just as long as the recession lasts 🙂

c) A repetition – Too Much of Priyanka Chopra

d) A confession :P. Actually I have a lots of thoughts about this movie but will share them sometime later 😉

Now, time for another recession joke –

Husband says “This recession is worse than a divorce, I have lost half of my assets and I still have my wife” 😀

The source is OOH media (The ZS people know what’s this :))

Till Next Post !!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2009 in Humour, Movies

 

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Webcomics – World of Bloggers

Here’re some of the very interesting webcomics that I found on net. I don’t remember the source site, so my apologies in advance to the author for not giving credits to him/her 🙂

A Usual day :)

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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Humour

 

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I am too Old for this shit … wait, Really, Am I !!!

Since the time I have come from the college life to what the intellectuals refer to as “real world” (and quite gleefully so, dunno why), I have felt that among other things that I so dearly miss, there is one specific aspect of that life that I miss a lot. In one of my previous posts I mentioned about the “intellectual” group that we used to have in college. Well, this post is a more detailed explanation of what this “philosophy” and “way of life” it used to be and what it is as of now.

Now, those who know me are aware that I am a movie and TV Series buff. It so happens that in college, we used to be a bunch of friends and all of us enjoyed watching movies and recommending them to one another (hence, chances are really high that if someone came to any of us and boasted that I watched this movie or episode today, he/she would be bombarded with uproar and cries like “अभी तक नहीं देखा था तुम” and “कुछ मखाऊ है बे तू” etc :P). Its another thing that we will then discuss at least half an hour about the various high points and share our personal observations about that movie.

If some new movie will release or some series’s new episode will come, then we will discuss that full length on gtalk or when we meet for god knows how long. We would forward each other the various blog posts and webpages to illuminate others in our group (this is true especially for series like LOST and generally for most of them) and let them know some extra info about the plot or back stage drama etc. Oscars used to be our celebration time and you would be shocked if you knew how accurately we used to predict the winners (well in advance). I for one, drank to Kate Winslet when she won her first Oscars, it didn’t mattered that I had a grand viva (or BTP presentation, don’t remember, don’t care) the next day :). This love goes to the length that when we were mailing professors throughout the world for a foreign training, the first place we started was University of California, LA and the first state we covered was LA :D.

The jokes that we cracked or the discussions that we had were obviously, almost always were referred back to any movie/series. Wednesday night was refereed as beer night among us as a tribute to The Big Bang Theory. Even the minor day to day activities were referred to as “you know, the same thing happened to so and so character from so and so movie/series”. Just for e.g. one of our friends was more “dukhi” than usual on one day (well he always is “dukhi”, so some of you know by now who he is :P). Anyways, so he came to us and said that he and his girlfriend (notably his first one) had a minor fight and he was worried sick that they are gonna break up now. As good friends, we gave relationship advise (huh… of all people, us giving relationship advise, life is so not fair and it sure sucks at these moments 😛 !!!! ). Anyways, we have our share of “expertise”, however, superficial it is. So, we consoled him saying that couples do not break up on issues like this (I don’t remember the issue, but it was awfully petty). You’re in first relationship of your life and that’s why you are so apprehensive about such a minor issue. We gave examples of Ross from F.R.I.E.N.D.S (you’ll know if you have seen it as many times as us) and he was clear why such a thing was happening to him. Most recently, one of my heartbroken friend (the girl fed him the classic let’s remain friend and I don’t wanna lose a great friend like you bullshit) was telling his story after 4 X 60 ml of Whisky and was saying that we are only good friends now and blah blah, we reminded him of the little wisdom given by Harry in When Harry met Sally “Men and Women can’t be just friends”. God bless that heart break kid (another movie, see this is what I am talking about).

Enough with the ramblings, the point of all of this is to make you clearly understand the environment that I spent last four years in. Hence, when I came here, I was awfully frustrated at first because of my habit of “intellectual” talks and ambience. Of course, “real world” is so different, most specifically the girls’s knowledge level in this field. If you start pulling your hairs for every blunder they make, very soon you will be like Ted and even sooner like Turk (Scrubs reference). Anyways, saying their knowledge as disastrous is an understatement by miles and miles. Now, whenever I am in a group and crack a joke like remember the same happened in that movie, everyone (read mostly the girls) look at me blankly and I feel like a stupid, although I know that this joke is super hilarious. Today, even during the process of writing  this blog, at lunch, when I cracked a Simpoo Singh Joke, one of my friend (girl, like that’s not obvious) said “who’s Simpoo Singh ?  (God ….arghhhh). One of my friends wrote in his blog that for him eating veg food is like asking Paris Hilton to count to 10. We all know how excruciating that can be for her. When I shared this joke, the response I got was “Is she really that dumb” and even “Who is Paris Hilton” (भगवन उठा ले इस दुनिया से .. मुझे नहीं, ऐसे लोगों को :P). I have met people here who have not heard (let alone watch) Schindler’s List. People here don’t understand when I say that Will Smith is there to save the world and as long as he’s alive nothing can happen to us. He will produce movie himself if no other producer wants him to save the world, but he will go to any extent to answer his self declared calling. If you have watched Independence Day, Men in Black, I-Robot, Hancock, I am Legend etc etc you will know what I am talking about 😛

Okay, okay a step back …. I know I am pushing it too far now and went on to give some really bad examples 🙂

Anyways, the point is that I know that I can’t expect people to be at the same level as me (not glorifying myself here :P) but nevertheless, I still expect that people should at least be aware of some really basic lingo. After all, its really unlikely that they haven’t watched Jab We Met or Kal Ho Na Ho. Just one high point so far – it was really good and pleasantly refreshing to know that at least some people still do know आप पुरुस नहीं महापुरूस है dialogue 🙂

This brings me back to the title of this blog – Now, sometimes I feel so out of place that I feel may be I am acting too naive. As Danny Glover used to say in Lethal Weapon series – I am too old for this shit (Also Ted Mosby in HIMYM, S04E19). On the slightly different note, but still in the same spirit, I think that may be its best to just stay quite and crack only the conventional jokes and indulge in only “worldly” conversations. May be its time to grow (as some will put is) but then why it feels like something is not right and that something is out of place. Guess its just my resistance to let go of an immensely nostalgic lifestyle, the unforgettable memories that I will always cherish and probably will always long for.

P.S. – As an example to our dedication for movies, here’s listed a very interesting testimonial written on Orkut by one of my friends for another friend. Try an interesting exercise, can you tell me the name of movies from which they have been taken from? It’s fairly simple, I can assure you that. And puhleez (girly style for please) – don’t Google 😛

Who is XYZ?
You sure you want to know?
The answer is out there, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.
If somebody told you he was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world… somebody lied. It’s not who he is underneath, but what he does that defines him.
Well how dangerous is this guy? Compared to what – Bubonic Plague!
I imagine that right now, you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?
Unfortunately, no one can be told who Chandan is. You have to see him for yourself.

Who is XYZ?

You sure you want to know?

The answer is out there, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to. But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatic persona.

If somebody told you he was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world… somebody lied. It’s not who he is underneath, but what he does that defines him. Well how dangerous is this guy? Compared to what – Bubonic Plague!

I imagine that right now, you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole? Unfortunately, no one can be told who XYZ is. You have to see him for yourself.

Till Next Post – Hasta La Vista, Baby 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Humour, Movies, Personal

 

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Why “Rants,Raves and Small Talks”

One of the common questions that I have faced since I started blogging was why the name “Rants, Raves and Small Talks”. Well, truly speaking, it just occurred to me subconsciously and I kept the name as it came to me. In retrospect, here’s why I think it’s a befitting title.

I don’t consider that a personal blog like mine should have a unifying theme. Although I have seen some very interesting blogs specifically devoted to the personal interest of the blogger (which of course is the popular preference for the professional bloggers) and they are unquestionably brilliant but I, for one, don’t want to write on any one specific genre but rather wanted to spread my wings in all possible directions (you see, every child is special, this kinda reminds me of Taare Zameen Par :P). A rant, usually, is not unified and can go from one direction to any other.

Hence, when I decided to pen down (rather keyboard down :P) some arbitrary ramblings because I thought that whatever I think is usually unstructured and essentially a rant.

Few more disclaimers – I don’t hail myself as a very gifted blogger, so if you are looking for something intellectually refreshing, this might not be the perfect place for you. My logic is twisted many times and so much so that it can cross limits of ridiculousness. Needless to say, I keep my blogs very light and entertaining. It also features some of my personal thoughts about subjects which I strongly feel and believe should be shared with one and all (most of these subjects are generally ridiculous). One of the benefits that I see of my blog is that I can write randomly and on random subjects. Perhaps one day, I will write on randomness as well 😛

I’m actually still learning about me. I know me as I am, but I’m still not sure who I want to be. My blog will show as I make the connection between who I am and who I want to be. I’ll talk about anything I want to, when I want to. Good, bad, boring or silly. Any topic I want to, friends, girls, boys, movies, marriage, sex, work, anything really. I can be wordy sometimes, so my posts tend to be long then. Sometimes I prefer to be concise so my posts will be short (Of course, its an obvious thing, but anyways I will emphasize. After all, it’s my fucking blog :D)

May be there can be a better title for a blog, but as for my blog, I believe that I made an appropriate choice. As a reader, you deserve to hate it, love it, or even feel indifferent and that’s your prerogative but in the end I sincerely believe that, on some level, you would agree with me.

Till Next Post 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2009 in Personal, Random Thoughts

 

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Past And Future

In the past few months, my life has changed a great deal and as I would like to think, so have I. On June 15th, I joined ZS Associates in Pune and started my career as an analyst doing sales and marketing consulting. Despite a tough recession, IIT Kgp managed to provide job to a fortunate few of us. Entering into a professional life after a college experience from IIT Kgp is never easy (if you know what I mean).

Actually I don’t think you do. Let me just explain this – Kgp is a place where you don’t have to bother going classes, you can hang out with your friends all days and night, eat when you like, drink when you like (truly :P), study 15 days a year and you will be more than fine. All you have to worry about at this place is which movie/TV Series to watch and who to chat with.  As compared to that peaceful life, here, you have deadlines to follow, have to come office daily and most of all, sometimes work 15 hrs a day and you are still not sure whether you are going to be fine or not :). Another hurdle is to settle in. Now, you start worrying about taxes and loans and allowances and what not (pfff…). Savings are not an issue with me because I don’t really plan to save any :P.

Anyways, so far so good, for I have compromised with the fact that change will happen, it’s bound to happen. It seems hard to let go of the calm and monotonous life of Kgp and start all over again. Nevertheless, if you ask me if I am feel happy and satisfied, then despite of all the things I said above, I would say – Hell Yeah!!!

Things are good and things are exciting. I definitely miss watching movies 18 hrs a day and sleeping without an alarm clock. I do miss my friends and the “intellectual” humor that we shared. Granted, now a lot of things have changed, few for good I guess. I now have an instant accessibility to KFC and multiplexes. I don’t have to wait for DVDrip of movies and can go watch all the new releases. But most of all, I am finally at a place where the sex ratio is reasonable (although sometimes it feels a little higher on the favorable side :D).

All I can say for now is that the future beckons and although I don’t know what it holds, I would love to explore and enjoy myself today. Looking back, I could say I lived my life at Kgp in a way I wanted. I will always cherish the place for all the unforgettable memories and lifelong friends. Without a shred of doubt, Kgp is the best place that I have ever been in :).

For the dual degree, M.Sc., Archi and Backlog friends (hopefully this time I haven’t missed anyone :P) – Enjoy your stay at Kgp while you can and all the best for your placements/app/CAT/GMAT etc. Last but not the least, I would love to hear from my B.Tech. friends about their experiences.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2009 in Personal

 

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Male vs Female

Funny lines I read somewhere.

Pickup line comebacks

Man: “Your place or mine?”
Woman: “Both. You go to yours and I’ll go to mine.”

Man: “I’d like to call you. What’s your number?”
Woman: “It’s in the phone book.”
Man: “But I don’t know your name.”
Woman: “That’s in the phone book too.”

Man: “Hey, come on, we’re both here at this bar for the same reason”
Woman: “Yeah! Let’s pick up some chicks!”

Man: “If I could see you naked, I’d die happy:
Woman: “Yeah, but if I saw you naked, I’d probably die laughing.”

Man: “I’d go through anything for you.”
Woman: “Good! Let’s start with your bank account.”

Man: “I would go to the end of the world for you.
Woman: “Yes, but would you stay there?”

Man: “Haven’t we met before?”
Woman: “Yes, I’m the receptionist at the Sex disease Clinic.”

Some tragedies of being a male 🙂

If you work too hard, there is never any time for her.
If you don’t work enough, you’re a good-for-nothing bum.

If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay, it’s exploitation.
If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay, you should get off your ass and find something better.

If you get a promotion ahead of her, it’s favoritism.
If she gets a job ahead of you, it’s equal opportunity.

If you mention how nice she looks, it’s sexual harassment.
If you keep quiet, it’s male indifference.

If you cry, you’re a wimp.
If you don’t, you’re insensitive.

If you make a decision without consulting her, you’re a chauvinist pig, a bastard.
If she makes a decision without consulting you, she’s a liberated woman.

If you ask her to do something she doesn’t enjoy, that’s domination.
If she asks you, it’s a favor.

If you buy her flowers, you’re after something.
If you don’t, you’re not thoughtful.

If you’re proud of your achievements, you’re an egotist.
If you’re not, you’re not ambitious.

If she has a headache, she’s tired.
If you have a headache, you don’t love her anymore, and you must be sleeping around.

😀

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Humour