Friday, May 27, 2005

Harry Potter Series (1 to 5)

I have read them all, 10s of times !

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Sunil Dutt is no more

Sunil Dutt is no more. He was a nice guy. I always liked him, both as young and old man. When I think of him I remember:

  • Jalte hain jiske liye, teri aakhon ke diye | Doond laya hoon wohi, geet mein tere liye ... from Sujatha
  • Entire Padosan
  • Mother India, yes
  • Angry young brother and hurt son from Waqt
  • Dard ka Rishta
  • Also Rocky for some reason. With his direction, he put himself in the picture, though he did not star here.
  • Was nice to see him in Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
    More of his movies here.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2005


    Amelie - was great. romantic, in different format. rest of the characters were also very interesting. but am fond of amelie and nino.

    Friday, May 20, 2005

    6 Things to do in Belgaum

    1. Eat Pav-Bhaji at Shetty's in Bogarves
    2. Visit Hindalga Ganapati Mandir (temple)
    3. Shop at Kirloskar & Maruti galli
    4. Visit Military Mahadev (temple)
    5. Check out the Cantonment area
    6. Visit Deshmukh Road, from GCC college to First gate ! Thats the counterpart of Bangalore MG Road
    7. Check out K.L.E. College of Engg

    Nothing mindbogling about this. But it covers most of Belgaum. Plus there is nostalgia for me.

    Thursday, May 12, 2005

    Childhood beliefs

    Cute site: iusedtobelieve - A childhood belief site. About stuff we used to believe in childhood.

    Let me see what I used to believe in, hmm ..
  • If two people clash their heads once, they should do that again. Else, they will grow horns !
  • I thought chicken meant hen and mutton meant cock. (Stopped eating mutton the day I saw skinned goat hanging on the hook)
  • Once a teacher caught me talking in the class. She said, "Earlier you used to be a quiet student. Now your mouth is growing bigger". I went home and checked in the mirror - if my mouth was really growing wider.

  • Places I have been to ...

    ...,Tirupati, Mysore, Coorg, Chicago, Milwakee, Bhilai, Balia, Delhi, Bangalore, Belagum, Poona, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Guwahati, Kaziranga, Shillong, Jalgaon, Bombay (Mumbai), Udupi

    And here's my travel wishlist:

  • Tirupati
  • Morocco
  • Pondicherry
  • Amsterdam
  • Kerala
  • Udupi
  • Coorg
  • Ladhakh

    New entries here:
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2005

    Library movies

    I used to have these movies in my library. I watched them so often, usually on returning after school and with lunch, that I memorized the dialoges and background music of all
  • QSQT
  • Dil Hain Hi Manta Nahin
  • Anand
  • Sharabi
  • Sholay

    And I would add these to the old library:
  • Dilwale Dulhainiya Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
  • Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
  • Sarfarosh
  • Satte Pe Satta
  • Don

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2005

    Books & Movies

    A chat with my friend M got me thinking on this.

    There are so many movies based on books. And very often, in my case, I have read a book, after I saw the move. Just to see the difference between them, and how much the director has wavered away from the book. More often, it is only the characters which is the same or similar, and the movie screenplay is very different.

    So here's a compilation of my experience.

    Saw Movie, Read book:
    - Contact
    - Jurrasic Park
    - Ice Candy Man (Movie: 1947-Earth)
    - Count of Monte Cristo
    - Oliver Twist
    - Pride & Prejudice (oh so many versions)
    - Guide

    Saw Movie, Want to read the book:
    - Bridget Jones Diary,
    - Princess Diary

    Not seen, Not read; want to do both:
    - Sideways - by Rex Pickett
    - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    - Da Vinci Code
    - Shall we dance ?

    Read book first; may or may not watch the movie:
    - Harry Potter Series
    - To Kill A Mockingbird