Sunday, December 26, 2010

My 5 favourite cartoons!

I love cartoons! More than movies or music, and thats saying a lot . I think I appreciate cartoons more now that I have grown up, than when I was a kid. Cartoons, my friends, are a simple tears, only joy :)
Heres the countdown of my favourite cartoons, starting from the number 5!

5) Doraemon
This one is always predictable but enjoyable. Based in Japan, the main characters are a group of school-going kids - Nobita, Gian, Tombari, and Shizuka. Nearly every episode starts the boorish
Gian, alongwith his accomplice Tombari, bullying Nobita for some reason or the other. Nobita, the loser, comes crying home everytime, and asks Doraemon for a gadget to teach Gian a lesson.
After protesting for sometime and preaching the virtues of self-reliance, the cat gives in ( Doraemon is a cat-robot) and produces a miraculous gadget from his pocket and hands it to Nobita warning him againts its mis-use. Nobita then goes on to kick Gian's ass but then goes too far, and gets his own ass kicked.
Despite this fixed agenda, I find the show entertaining. The characters are funny, each in their own different way. I love the japanese setting and all that jappiness. I really wish I could have watched and understood it in the original language. Hmm. With every new gadget come new adventures and new jokes. I love those imaginative gadgets, lol..... they are just the kind of things I used to dream of when I was a kid.

4) Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

Hehe...I havent seen this in a long while. I dont think it even airs anymore. But I remember the
black and white cat being so funny in his tireless efforts to catch hold of Tweety. And all this in the middle of solving mysteries with Granny, a lady detective somewhat like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple! I love mysteries, I love humour and thats what puts this show on my favourites list.

3) Kiteretsu
This ones similar to Doraemon, but in my opinion, simply better. First of all I prefer Kiteretsu's look and feel to that of Doraemon. While 'Doraemon' is colourful and glossy, Kiteretsu's scenes looks like a drawing, which gives it a charming worn-out feel like that of an old paper. I also prefer the characters. While Nobita of Doraemon is a cry-baby, Kiteretsu is a clever, sensible and cute little genius. The other characters are also very similar, making me think that both the shows must have originated from the same script. In fact I just now googled it and found this .

2) Scooby Doo
I absolutely adore this one. One of the funniest things I have ever seen. I love dogs, I love mysteries, I love stories with ghosts and graveyards and detectives, and this one has it all. Plus its so damn silly and funny. And scooby doo is so cute, with his strange shaky voice. I remember returning from school and getting glued to TV, when this used to air. The first time I saw Shaggy, I swear I thought the character was a beggar. Lol..So unkempt he looks. Some episodes, even has Scooby Doo's nephew, Scrappy Doo, a lively and brave puppy, trying to walk in the footsteps on his uncle, whom he believes to be, well, a hero.
The best part of every episode is the chase with the ghost chasing Scooby and Shaggy, and the other kids chasing the 'ghost', and all the slapstick comedy that ensues.
In the end, it always turns out that, the ghost/vampire/witch/whatever is a villain with a mask.
If I had to create an animated series, this is the kind of thing I would make. I dont know why Cartoon network discontinued it, but I hope I can get my hands on all the episodes on the net. Torrents, Torrents.

1) Shin-Chan

What do I say about Shin-Chan. Love him, hate him, you cant ignore him. Rather he wont let you
ignore him, with his..err..extraordinary antics. I enjoy watching this so much. I especially love the episodes where Shin-Chan is with his other little buddies.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mini's first time

My sister was out on a trip last nite and I had the living room television all to myself. Great! I took the opportunity to make it one of those fun nights, when I can enjoy a late night movie, all alone. I love nightly solitude . I was in a darkish mood, and I wanted to savour it with a dark atmospheric thriller. Too bad, there was no chocolate icecream ( or grape
juice.......or red wine ) to add to my pleasure.

Well, after surfing through all the western movie channels, the final choice had to be made between "Mini's first time" and"Hidden" ( Originally titled "Oculto"), a spanish flick. The former won coz it was airing at an earlier hour.So, I settled for a 'dark comedy' rather than a real thriller.

My choice, wasnt bad. Hmm.. but from the first scene itself, there was a sense of deja vu...teenage sex-bombs as reckless femme fatales, LA mansions, dysfunctional families, whorish moms... we have seen it all, havent we? I kept feeling that I was watching some sequel of Wild things. Right from the beginning, I knew the guilty party is going drive away scot-free, and
guess what, I was right. Its a formula flick guys. But, a formula that I often enjoy.

Did I mention the plot? Here it is.
"Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates to murder and when John Garson, a young detective starts investigating, Martin and Mini begin to turn on each

I was amused to the see the contrasting reviews of this movie on Imdb. Half of the people loved it, and other half puked over
it. I think both the kinds took it more seriously than it deserves.

I think the title of misused. Mini's philosophy of life is that one should always look for new experiences, and she loves doing things for the "very first time!!" what fun! But I hardly saw her doing that. Basically, its just a convenient excuse, to explain WHY our rich and spoiled Mini would be choose to become an escort. I liked the confidence of the lead character. Shes really smart and seems to enjoy her life. Shes bold, brash and sexy, but the predictability of the movie, doesnt let her go above that. This is where I was disappointed with the movie. With all those high-profile actors and gloss, i wish, they had tried to give a real twist and twang to the story/formula, rather than showing the same rountine.

Btw, The lead actress, Nikki Reed, looked so much like Shakira. But body-wise, shes not close to the bellydancing pop star.But shes hot alrite, I think she was fine for the role. She somehow looks refreshingly different from other actresses, and shes hot in a healthy n real way. No bones or boob-job. Good.

Having said all this, I still found it entertaining. Well, maybe I should mention that "Poison Ivy" is one of my favourite films, and that one made me a Drew fan for life. But that was 1992, and the Drew movie was classy and...truly sexy. This is 2010, and wild things have become so common. Mini is passable entertainment :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Beautiful photography

Was browsing just now. Wow! Deviants come up with such beautiful stuff.
With photography and photoshop, an " ordinary " scene is transformed into something
fantastic. See this...its lovely...i love the way the colours just jump out in these pics.

Visit the artist's page here:

Visit the artist's page here:

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Soft blur on my pic

Heya, Check out the magic of soft blur!! It creates a dreamy, soft look, ideal for portraits...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Illustration - Orange fruit

I have done illustrations before, but I dunno why this feels like my first one! It was really quick and simple. Started with a simple circle for the orange and some tracing for the leaves. Lots of burn and dodge, and glass + ocean ripple effect for the orange texture. Its really easy.
I couldn't have thought of the distort>glass effect if I hadn't read this sweet tutorial.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My wine bottle has a background now!

After a long long time, I am suddenly back to my all-time favourite tp, Photoshop.
Updating my skills, with some amazing tuts on the net, will mention them in another article.
Well, there was some work that I had left kinda incomplete (

Just finished it yesterday, and added a background for fun :) Hmm, i would love some red wine right now..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

French comics - AYA

Note : Please click on images, to view them in big.

This post is about a new comic that I discovered at the Alliance francaise library.
I am so much in awe of people who create comics. The illustrations, the story and the
humour in a good comic is a total DELIGHT. AYA, written by Marguerite Abouet and drawn by
Clément Oubrerie, is one such pleasing discovery. Ok and its in french.

AYA, is based on a teenager's life on the Ivory coast, in 1970s Africa. All the characters
are black, and that was a first for me. Its a window into a culture, that was, quite
unknown to me. I found myself as much interested in the the colourful illustrations of
African houses, streets, landscape, clothes, as the story itself.
Theres just so much to look at and admire. For ex: In a lot of places, the sky is greenish
or reddish. All in all, the visuals, made me wanna be there, in hot, beautiful Africa.

Add to this, all the comedy that you find on every page. Its entertaining ; you find people
doing things like sneaking to parties at night, stealing boyfriends, making a pass at a
close friend's daughter and having sex under the open sky. The protagonist is a
level-headed pretty teenage girl, called Aya. She is the narrator, who observes all the
silly antics of the people around her, young and old.

Why am I blogging about this? Because, i loved AYA. I have grown up reading Tinkle,
Archies, and the usual American fare, and this is a big change for me. I am thrilled to get free access to all these exotic comics at the Alliance library :) One thing is for sure, if i ever have a story to tell, I will tell it through pictures.

You can read more abt AYA, and other comics here :

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another great movie brings me back to my blog.

Last week I saw a gem of a movie. Yes, the story was a .. deja vu. Bad-ass students finally meet their match and begin to show their good side. I was reminded of movies like Dangerous minds,
Sister Act, School of Rock. etc And yet, this movie is worthy of my blog :) I loved it. To me, its way way way better than the movies I just mentioned. Its entertaining, amusing and very touching.
And, its i might be a biased Well, so the winning points are----
1) The actors are all so natural. No over-acting here.
2) Story is told in flash-back, so we are in the year 1949 in france, so everything is old-worldly European, which i adore.
3) The story is not exactly new, but the way its presented is so sweet.! Feels like new :)
4) The kids are endearing, esp. little Peppinot.
5) Humour, thankfully, is present.
6) Its a tear-jerker, but only mildly so. It will move you, but you wont cry. And if you do,
they will be "khushi ke aansooon", coz its always nice to see sad abused children blossom when treated with love :) sniff sniff.........go watch it.

Psst..heres the synopsis, taken from :

Fond de l'Etang is a boarding school for troubled boys located in the French countryside. In the mid-twentieth century, it is run by the principal M. Rachin, an egotistical disciplinarian whose official unofficial mantra for the school is "action - reaction", meaning that there will be severe consequences for any boy out of line. This approach does not seem to be working as the boys as a collective are an unruly bunch. In turn, the teachers don't teach, but are always watching out for the next subversive act from the boys. January 15, 1949 marks the arrival to the school of the new supervisor, M. Clément Mathieu, a middle-aged man who is grasping at finding his place in life after a series of failed endeavors. Although he does find the boys an unruly lot, Mathieu does not believe in the "action - reaction" policy, and as such, butts heads with Rachin while secretly undermining the policy...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kontroll - I loved this movie

Wow, I was lucky when I clicked on "Kontroll" and downloaded the torrent for the same.
I dint even know what the movie was about, and what an awesome surprise. This is just the kind
of the movie that I like - dark, funny, entertaining and..nocturnal.. Add to that some loose ends and symbolism. It was so much fun to watch. ..all the weirdness and the action.

Well, I just had to rave about this, so the post. U know, and I was also struck by how one person can swing between looking so sexy and unsexy, I am talking about the leading man of Kontroll. Hmm...Interesting movie.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Erasing cinderella

Jus found this piece of work while looking for some image on google. I think its amazingly done,
that erasing technique suits the story perfectly. Take a look.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bookoholic again.

Well, with my frequent trips to fort I often spend 2 hrs a day in the train. From thane to VT and then back. Since I go at non-peak hours, the trains are not crowded and I can put up my feet and chill. And I realize thats just the loveliest time to catch up on my reading ! Since I am in the train, I dont feel guilty that I am whiling away time with a storybook. As it is, there is nothin else to do in the train right. Hmm, i really love reading.

Well, but owing to my current focus on positive thinking and happy vibes :) , I decided to stay away from my classic favourites - dark, murky, gothic thrillers, mostly with a cop and a psycho. I have the same taste in movies also ( Think Zodiac, Hitchcock movies, Les Diaboliques) . But I wish, I werent attracted to such kind of stuff. I mean it doesnt exactly cheer you up. It is disturbing and yet so engrossing at the same time. Hmm. So nowadays,
I consciously look for funny, light movies and books. Like the last few movies that I downloaded were - Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I love you man, Music and Lyrics etc.

I am doing the same wid books. After trying a bit of Wodehouse, I decided my current favourite genre is chick lit. Blame Sophie Kinsella. Shopaholic and Sister was simply fun! Its kinda stupid at places ( of course, with a protagonist like that! ) . After Shopaholic, I decided to try more of this stuff. But "Fast friends" by Jill Mansell was disappointing for me. Its not funny, and its full of romantic BS. But I m really enjoying this change. Though from yesterday I have been fighting the temptation to read Martha Grimm's Hotel Paradise. The same way that I have been stopping myself from downloading "Dogtooth", some fascinating greek movie about an extremely weird family. I know it will be sad and weird, but I am so curious about it. BUT With a mind as delicate and impressionable as mine, I am better off with Kinsella and Wodehouse.

Wanna see wht Hotel Paradise is abt. See the description : "A neglected lake, covered with water lilies. A once fashionable, now faded resort. A derelict house full of secrets, uninhabited for almost half a century. The death of a twelve-year-old girl forty years in the past. And another girl who becomes obsessed with this death. With her knack for encouraging adults to reminisce, she begins to piece together puzzles from the past and present." Sounds interesting. Well, will let you know if I read it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hilarious french comedy : DEMANDEZ LA PERMISSION AUX ENFANTS !

Saw this movie last night on TV5 Monde. It was damn amusing and really crazy at places. Story goes like this:
There are three families, and all the parents are fed up
of their spoilt bratty kids. The kids are all snooty and dont
appreciate their parents, and one day the parents decide
that enough is enough. With the help of a child psychologist, they plot revenge against the little devils.

What follows is a lot of bizarre n wacky comedy. Ofcourse, things are exaggerated since its a movie. You need to excuse that to enjoy it. Good family fun.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Reader and Vicky Christina Barcelona

Watched two movies on the weekend, The Reader and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Although the first one is all arty-oscar type movie, I was more entertained by
the 2nd one, which is a light hearted look at the confusion of intimate relationships..
monogamy or polygamy or cheating..choose choose..good boring dependable guy vs sexy hot "free-spirited" guy?? choose

The Reader is an okay movie, but its kinda slow and little boring at times. The story is
interesting enough, - It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a teenager in the late 1950s had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in the later years of World War II. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past — a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.

But although the movie had a grim, sentimental tone, it didnt really move me. Kate Winslet cries
when she is climaxing and when she listens to the choir, but since you dont know her that well, it doesnt touch you. Its funny that she keeps calling him "kid", and then proceeds to fuck him !?!
Hehe. Since the "kid" is taller and bigger than her, it doesnt look odd. Hmm, the intimate scenes are nicely shot. And the kid is sweet. The second part of the movie with the war trial and comments on the holocaust was not that much interesting, as thats where it gets kinda sad. Some people argue that this movie asks the audience to sympathize with a Nazi... I am not sure
what the director was trying to say, but I found the ending somewhat weird. Imagine you are
responsible for someone's family's death and you leave your money to this person, and expect them to take it?

Vicky Christina Barcelona, being Woody Allen's romcom, was fun to watch. Its beautiful to look at. I mean, they have shot the movie in this gorgeous spanish place all golden and exotic. You will really feel like going to Spain when you see it. And the characters are all painters, writers, poets. And the ruggedly handsome(..not much) spanish hero with a sexy name, Juan Antonio, has dialogues like, "Maria Elena used to say that only unfulfilled love can be romantic."Plotline : Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Its an okay movie, but visually very pleasing. I enjoyed it :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The dead girl - dark drama

Every other day I search to find movies with a high rating, especially thrillers, thats how I decide to download them. Well, The dead girl was classified as thriller, but a thriller it is not. Yes, there is a murder, and there is a serial killer. But thats not the focus of the movie. Its a short emotional account of sad, smothered lives that are positively affected by one unfortunate death.

"The dead girl" is made up of five stories, five perspectives. It shows how a single event, affects different people's lives. Its a very good movie.and it gets better with every story. Although dark and grim, its engrossing, Not that depressing and fast-paced with numerous female characters who have some real problems in life.

The Stranger
(Toni Collette) is a timid girl living a lonely life with her abusive dominating mother. She is the one who
finds the dead girl's body.

The Sister
( Rose Bryne ) is a reclusive pretty girl, pushed
into isolation and clinical depression by her family's relentless search for her sister, who
had disappeared 15 years back. She works in a morgue, she is the one
who does post-mortem or something on the dead girl, and finds a familiar birthmark on her.

The Wife is about a fiery middle-aged wife in an unfulfilling marriage with a husband who often disappears for days, and comes back with scratches on his body every time. This is the only story with some suspense and thrills.

The Mother
is a moving account of a woman who is informed by the police that her daughter
( the dead girl) who had fleed home when she was 16, fell prey to a serial killer. When she meets her dead daughter's lesbian lover, she makes a shocking discovery. I felt this was the best among the five.

The Dead girl
is a flash-back to the last day of the dead girl, Krista's life.

Its definitely worth a watch. Watch it at a quite time, like at night.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Gmail Signature now allows images!!

Gmail has launched its richmedia signature feature today, and I want to be among the firsts to use it!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ishqiya - i loved it

Generally watching a faded, pirated, dvd parlour-type copy of movie, with sleepy eyes can substantially diminish the enjoyment of the experience. Not so with Ishqiya. Its such a wonderful creation. During the first five minutes or so, when Vidya Balan is making rotis
for her thug husband, I thought this was not worth staying up. But starting from Arshad's
parrot joke right to the open ending, I was glued.
Khalujaan (Naseerudin shah) and Babban ( Arshad warsi ) make a nice funny pair. One charming and chivalrous, and the other a rough unshaven flirt. I think the casting for this movie was damn good. Imagine, if they had cast Amitabh and Abhishek instead ! Lolz.
I looooved Vidya Balan as Krishna. She has managed to look and act very alluring in whatever wardrobe they gave to her rustic widow character. And her role is also quite cool.

The best thing in the movie has to be the humour. Theres one episode in the movie about a cheating husband secretly meeting his chinky girlfriend that had us all in splits. God, it was so funny! I still laugh when I remember it. Also, the dialogues are very good.

Well, additionally, what makes this movie so good, is the collage of music, from old hindi songs to some original tracks. 'Dil toh baccha hai' is my favourite. But thankfully, 'Ibna batuta' was missing from my copy. (hehe)
All in all, Ishqiya was a pleasant surprise. Entertaining and memorable. Recommended.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tanguy - French film

I watched another flick francaise aujourd'hui, "Tanguy". Movie was moderately entertaining.
Heres the story :

Perpetual student Tanguy (Eric Berger) is a pleasant, maddeningly polite lad who speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese and teaches while working on his thesis. The brilliant young man advises a government minister when he's not exasperating his long-suffering mom, Edith (Sabine Azema), and dad, Paul (Andre Dussollier), by leaving dirty clothes, damp towels and crumbs in his wake, entertaining lady friends in his bedroom and otherwise treating his parents' lovely apartment like a hotel with room service.

Paul and Edith are desperate to enjoy an empty nest, but the couple had previously pampered their loving boy and can't bring themselves to tell him outright to please shove off.

When I came to know, that TV5Monde was going to play the movie, I decided to watch. The storyline seemed interesting. But it turned out to be less engaging than expected.

But anyways, as an Indian, the movie was somewhat of a culture clash. In the movie, the parents want the kid to move out. In India, the kids are dying to move out, but parents dont let them.

I was pleased to see an honest portrayal of parents though- they are human, and although they may love their kids more than anything else, they deserve a break. Lot of people, especially indians, dont realize that their Pa and Ma are individuals, and yes they are a couple, who needs their own privacy and space. Its not fair to expect them to sacrifice their happiness for you all the time.

Well, ofcourse, since its a comedy, the parents do some seriously weird things to shoo Tanguy out. Tanguy himself is irritating as hell. I couldnt see why he is shown as attractive. Anyways.

Decent movie.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Twelve and holding

Saw dis on UTV worldmovies today. This is the best portrayal i have seen of the "not-yet-adult-and-no-more-a-kid" phase of life. Found the kids very believable, especially loved Malee's part, reminded me of myself wen i was 12 :)


* I loved the way the director shows how sometimes parents act like kids while kids behave
sensibly. When Leonard goes on a healthy diet, his worried mom asks him if he has joined a cult.
Leo has to do something extraordinary to show his obese mom that shes slowly killing herself
with all that grease on her bread.

* Liked the sweet chinky girl's character., Malee. She is so mature and sensitive and yet innocent
enough to expect a relationship with a much older (but cute!) man. "But we are soulmates!"
she says when he rejects her . But I know, at that age, you dont realize that older guys see you as a kid.


* I hated Jacob's Mom. She actually wished her son's killer ( by accident ) dead, and is careless
enough to say that infront of her emotionally disturbed 12 yr old son. Parents can be dangerously clueless about the consequences of their words.
Plus, the adoption at a bad time.
Somehow dis movie felt different than other coming-of-age movies - more real n therefore somewhat grim. The kids here are more like little adults, havin a mind of their own, but at the same time very naive. Definitely worth a watch.

Ma Vie En Rose - Sometimes you just have to be yourself

Yesterday I saw a great movie called 'Ma Vie En Rose'. I mean it was realllly good. Colourful, funny,moving, endearing...and also an eye-opener. Heres the story:

Ludovic is a young boy who can't wait to grow up to be a woman. When his family discovers the little girl blossoming in him they are forced to contend with their own discomfort and the lack of understanding from their new neighbors. Their anger and impatience cave and Ludovic is sent to see a psychiatrist in the hopes of fixing whatever is wrong with him. A movie that addresses trans-gender and gender issues in general through the eyes of a child.

Imagine if your family were to outcast you , and why? Not because you are a baddddd sheep, but simply because you are different from them... Poor you! I mean how cruel is that?, crucifying someone only because your mind is not broad enough to accomodate their offbeat ways.

Just how difficult is it to just let someone be?? Is it really a challenge to say that " I dont understand you, maybe I dont even like what you are doing. But hey, its your life and you have a right to your own choices, and I wont judge them."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The white ribbon

Last night I finally made some real good use of my free night-internet, by downloading 'The white ribbon'. I been taking a lot of interest in festival movies lately
and some good reviews aroused my interest in this one. Plus, its a film noir and a thriller.
Well then I had to watch it.

Its a striking movie. Theres so much to take in, and so much happening, that I am surprised
that some people called it slow. Its not boring at all. Heres the synopsis -

A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I. The story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all? The village schoolteacher observes, investigates and little by little discovers the incredible truth. Are we being asked to consider whether these events heralded something that would explode years later with the rise of Nazi Germany? Did these events contain the germs of the tragedies that followed?

K, on with my comments :

Just today morning, in the loo ( where I seem to get my most thoughtful thoughts) I was wondering if the world was really a much safer, better place in the old times. Is the world today a big bad mean place or was it always like this, only in different ways?

Well, when you answer nature's call, God answers you. hee hee.

As I watched this movie, I felt grateful. Grateful that although today we have modern problems like global warming and the kind, people are so much more open-minded than they were before.
There is a scene in the movie where a very strict pastor forbids his son from masturbating , telling him he musnt harm "the finest nerves of his body" by touching areas where "God has
created sacred barriers". Then for some days the boys hands are always tied up at bedtime, to keep him away from "sin". How cruel it is to confuse kids and make them feel guilty like that about natural impulses. Jeeze! At another point in the movie you see the same kid walking
perilously over a narrow handbar of a high bridge. When caught and asked why, he replies "to give God a chance to kill me".

Such and many more disturbing things happen in "The White Ribbon". The black n white tone greatly enhances the sombre, ominous feel and adds to the grim blandness of the old-world protestant aunties with their hair tightly tied in buns. (What could be the mentality of the men who made their women dress like that! No ribbons, no bows, no frilly stuff. Huh?)

Its a good watch, but the only thing is that its open ended. You can only guess who
the culprit was, as nothing is really revealed. Did I mention that "The White Ribbon"
won the "Palm d'or" at Cannes?

La francaiseee!!

Since I started learning french, I have gotten into the habit of enjoying french TV, french comics, websites and ofcourse french movies. Its so cool that learning a new language opens up a whole
new world of art and literature for you, that you previously could'nt understand.

On my first visit to the alliance francaise library, I discovered a genre of comics that I had only heard of. Lolo et Sucette is a series of funny and sex-y 'Bandes dessinées' that showcase
the lives of two saucy hookers and the fun they have 'on the job' :) It was refreshing to read something that talks about sex, hookers and streetlife, in a light-wicked-wacky way 'nd without any sense of pointless taboo, plus the jokes and illustrations are really funny. Plus I learnt so many new words. Guess what "preservatif" means. hehe.

I am gonna look for other volumes of the series.

Next task in line is to look for some interesting "Bande-animes".

More on this in d next post

Monday, January 18, 2010

Series of 5 - Funniest Email-forwards!!

I was gonna start a series of posts, where I'll make a list of 5 worthwhile things from different categories...for eg, 5 sexiest hollywood hunks, 5 best street foods, 5 this , 5 that. Well,
its jus for fun. Just 5 mins back, I came across an e-mail forward that had to be the funnniest
one I had seen. So, why not start this series with the "5 funniest Email Forwards (that I have received)".

Okkk, let me go and dig up my inbox....

N....heres wat i got

please click on images, to view bigger version

Indian PhotographY.......The Top 4 Poses!!!!


A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards.

The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards.

The man, who was a priest, said 'I am a Father.'

The little boy replied 'My Dad doesn't wear his collar like that.'

The priest looked up from his book and answered 'I am the Father of many.'

The boy said 'My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two grandchildren and he doesn't wear his collar that way'

The priest, getting impatient, said 'I am the Father of hundreds' and went back to reading his book.

The little boy sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over and said, 'Maybe you should use a condom and wear your pants backwards instead of your collar.'


A Sardarni gets home early from shopping and hears strange noises coming from the bedroom.
She rushes upstairs to find her husband naked on the bed, sweating and panting.
'What's up?' she asks.
'I'm having a heart attack,' cries the husband..
The sardarini rushes downstairs to grab the phone, but just as she's dailing her four-year-old son comes up and says, 'Mommy! Mommy!
Aunt Amrit Kaur is hiding in your Wardrobe, and she's got no clothes on ! '
The sardarini slams the phone down and storms upstairs into the bedroom, right past her husband, and rips open the Wardrobe door.
Sure enough, there is her sister, totally naked and cowering on the Wardrobe floor.
'You rotten 'B****', she screams, 'My husband's having a heart attack, and you're running around naked scaring the kids!!'


5) Read the short story of this new tamil movie.
It deserves every award that exists


Vijay's dad was killed by the villain, and his mother needs an operation !
So he sells his land for his mother !
Inorder to take revenge, Vijay (Villu) has to go to America to kill the villain,
but he has no money, no passport and no visa! So he decides one thing and comes
to Chennai !

In Chennai, Villu climbs on top of LIC Building, gets blessings from Godess Kuruvi,
and jumps from the top floor!!!

But our Villu stays in air itself in same position! After 12 hrs,
the earth rotates and since he is still in the same position,
he jumps and lands in America! He kills the villain and returns
to Chennai the same way!!!!

Photoshop Illustration - wine bottle :)

Hey, I wanted to try my hand at drawing stuff in photoshop, with light, shadow, textures...
and a picture of a wine bottle caught my eye. Heres the original photo (below).. Actually my illustration (above) requires more work, but a teeny-weeny project has come up, so de bottle has to rest aside for a while.

hehe, another slip

I been jobless and yet so damn busy man. Update is that I finally found a course to upgrade my photoshop skills. Its a course in retouching, my latest interest. After all, a good photoshopper HAS
to be good retoucher. MMwah, i love dis software. Anyways.
2nd update is that I am gonna learn driving..........yippee. Always thought I'll enjoy driving, will find
out soon. Was at the RTO today, for the learner license test. Driving classes, will start day after 2morrow. Yippee. Taking a break from a fulltime job, has done me a world of good man. The 1 year of zombie-like existence before that had cut me off from so many things that really matter in life.
I been checking out NGOs, rejoined the voice-culture class, discovered a beautiful specialization called retouching, learnt Reiki, been to Vipassana meditation course at Gorai, learnt to cook new things, watched cool movies, freelanced for friends and last but not the least started blogging again.

MySpace shutdown was not a bad thing for me after all ;)