February 22, 2009

Dilli 6

I loved the first half but the second half was equally horrible. It could have been a great movie atleast that is the impression i had until the intermission. But in the very beginning after the intermission, it started showing off that director was lost. Here is a short list summary on the movie.

Things i liked about the movie:

  1. Sonam Kapoor's natural performance and her presence in the movie

  2. An attempt to mix Ram Leela with the movie plot.

  3. Portray of the new age middle class girl's ambitions to do something in her life and challenges she faces from the family and others in the society (cyrus's character!!??)

  4. Portray of indian life from an NRI's view: closeness and disputes in big indian families, small but beautiful things that make indian life (you will hear them mostly from Ali, Rishi Kapoor but can as well feel them in the first half)

  5. collage of indian and american scenes in one of the songs (in the second half). it was too colorful but interesting.

  6. Awesome music.

  7. vijay raaz and divya dutta's acting

5 things i hated about the movie:

  1. 99% of the second half

  2. too much of preaching

  3. too much of noise

  4. abhishek bachchan trying too hard to explain the mirror and the message of the faqir; i could see that i was loosing the charm instantly for the movie after this scene.

  5. poor handling of pre-climax and climax (specially the riots related scenes and the ones in which bachchan father and son are talking to each other, why did we need that scene???)

Thought of the Day

Good things happen, cherish them before they are gone because nothing lasts forever; but hey, that's the case with bad things too...

February 15, 2009

Open Hack 2009 concludes

Wow.. what an event!!! I had amazing last two days. Thanks to all who joined us at the event. The excitement that all the participants showed was awesome. One hacker came to me and i could see his desperation. He was ready to pay "any" amount of money right way for a live windows hosting, all he wanted was an immediate activation. I hope atleast one of my suggested providers were able to help him. There were people hacking on maps, local, BOSS, fireeagle, messenger and what not. Few students even had a hardware hack using a h/w called Sun Spot (aah, is the name right?). Free food, tea/coffee, cold drinks, beer and redbulls.. awesome was the only word in air! Most of the hackers were up whole night to get their ideas up and running, what a tempo!

It was really special one for me too. More so because i had few of my "very good" friends hacking on their ideas as well and we all had an awesome time. Last two days passed without any knowledge(we slept a little at odd hours) and now i can only long for more of that excitement and fun. Thank you Y!, we rock and i'm looking forward to the next blast...

See list of the hacks that were developed for this hackday (within 24 hr hackathon!!!).
See pics

February 13, 2009

How it changed?

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed from a maverick college life to strict professional life…...

How tiny pocket money changed to huge monthly paychecks
but then why it gives lesss happiness….

How a few local denim jeans changed to new branded wardrobe
but then why there are less people to use them

How a single plate of samosa changed to a full Pizza or burger
But then why there is less hunger…..

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a bike always in reserve changed to bike always on
but then why there are less places to go on……

How a small coffee shop changed to cafe coffee day
but then why its feels like shop is far away…..

How a limited prepaid card changed to postpaid package
but then why there are less calls & more messages……

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed…..

How a general class journey changed to Flight journey
But then why there are less vacations for enjoyment….

How a old assembled desktop changed to new branded laptop
but then why there is less time to put it on……….

How a small bunch of friends changed to office mate
But then why we always feel lonely n miss those college frnz.….

Here i am sitting in my office @ night…
Thinking hard about life
How it changed….. How it changed……..

[PS: This is a forwarded mail and sorry i'm not aware of the source]