Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DevD - the movie

I had written about DevD earlier. How the songs were the find of the decade and how they have changed the music scene. Was eagerly awaiting release of the movie. I have received mixed reactions of the movie. Some people I know said the movie was truly 'emosional atyaachar' and was not bearable after 15 minutes. However, and more important surprisingly, Mayank Shekar and Nikhat Kazmi agreed for a change and gave the movie 4+ stars. The people who trashed it are the types who will like alternate genre of films so it is not a review from the 'un-intellectual' class. That makes me wonder, is the movie worth the astronomical multiplex ticket price or should I wait for the dvd to come out. Any thoughts?

Monday, February 9, 2009

PINK is the new BLACK

Necessity is the mother of all inventions. In this case necessity to stand up to bullies who go on a rampage in the name of 'culture, tradition and god' is mother of an extremely creative campaign, Pink Chaddi, to fight these so called 'moral' righteous pricks. The 'senas' of the India be it Ram or Shiv are up against a different kind of gandhigiri this time. No public litigation, no dharnas, no burning effigies but sending 'pink jhaddies' to protest against the Mangalore incident. Pink is the new black, to blacken their faces as a punishment for their outrageous behavior in Mangalore. I hope at least now these moralistic pricks will realise that drinking in a pub is as much a woman's right as a man's right to drink in a bar. Women are not destroying any culture by indulging in a hard earned drink at the end of the day to unwind, relax and hang out with friends/family.
My request to all women - please send only the really tattered, torn underwear as sending them something which is in a fine condition will be a) giving them too much attention, b) wasting a good set of lingerie.
However, what a way to leave them 'pink' in the face.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boy scouts from Airtel

I "love" customer service call centres, esp the ones belonging to telecom companies. Interacting with them is a complete contrast to the 'no signal' reception one gets on their mobile phones. These guys/gals provide a lot of reception, mostly funny. Here is one of them:

Me: - Hi, I'd like to deactivate my airtel number.
CC Guy:- Sure Sir, I will deactivate it within 24 hours.
Me:- Gee, thanks. How will I know the number is disconnected?
CC Guy:- We will send you an sms on your airtel number confirming the deactivation.
Ta na na na nana nana na na nana nana nana nana nana na......Airtel tune.