Archive | February, 2008


Oscars 2008

Year after year, filmdom looks forward to one source for Oscar predictions. 2008 is no exception nor was 2007 Best picture: “No Country for Old Men” Best supporting actor: Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men” Original score: “Atonement,” Dario Marianelli Best director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men” Best screenplay: […]

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Oscars 2008: Atonement – REVIEW

Cecilia Tallis: [in a letter] My darling, Briony found my address somehow and sent a letter. The first surprise was she didn’t go up to Cambridge. She’s doing nurses’ training at my old hospital. I think she may be doing this as some kind of penance. She says she’s beginning to get the full grasp […]

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Lady in the British library

Swanky library next to YMCA , cackling College girls crowd the YMCA steps, like when chicks get hep, they join the men’s club Air conditioning, British prescript, books- stay in racks, ergonomic seats, is there anything else I hate about the place Only metal detector in the city, I’m no suicide bomber, but it feels […]

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Can you imagine

Thank God it is Friday! I was so happy that I talked to a credit card marketing chick for full five minutes I was so happy that I celebrated a happy birthday this week Mammooty was so happy, he didn’t slap a single fan this week He was so happy, my Project Manager smiled at me. […]

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Chronicling victimhood

Some learn, Early on, To prostitute their verse. So, in all the waking hours They scavenge for a simple simile That matches requirements, fulfills needs.  Like they say, poetry opens the doors to show you the possibilities. Sometimes you get it, otherwise you increase the count and say “Yeah, I’ve read it”. Like I read Marquez. And the […]

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That is No Country for Old Men

  That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees – Those dying generations – at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing […]

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Oscars 2008: No Country for Old Men – REVIEW

No Country for Old Men never stops growing on you. I watched it over the weekend and it ruined the weekend for me. Haven’t kept the script down since the end credits rolled and it makes you feel more pathetic every passing hour. Undeniably one of the greatest movies ever made – “No Country for […]

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The Shining

The Shining

Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. – Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining And the saddest part of the sentence is that full stop after the don’t. I could wish all day and all night for a comma or a semi-colon or a haywire to hang on. But at this point of time, […]

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Mammooty slaps fan, know why?

YOUTUBE Link – Mammooty slaps fan Fine. Agreed. Mammooty slapped his fan. But whats your point? It so happens that Mammooty is one of the finest actors in India and legend has it that he gets so enmeshed in a character that even weeks after the shooting he carries the attributes of the character around. […]

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Lying to children is wrong

Lies Lying to the young is wrong. Proving to them that lies are true is wrong. Telling them that God’s in his heaven and all’s well with the world is wrong. They know what you mean. They are people too. Tell them the difficulties can’t be counted, and let them see not only what will […]

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Chakkare :)

Is this why they say, it takes two hands to make a heart 🙂 Happy Valentines Day! P.S: C’mon don’t be a cynic

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CPIM – Marching from Kottayam

Chief Minsiter V S Achuthanandan has expressed his desire to step down as CM to the central leadership. The speculation around why VS cleared his files before the Kottayam conference has now reached its inevitable conclusion. This will be the first time in CPIMs history that one of its Chief Minsters resigns. As the Kottayam […]

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