Thursday, September 24, 2009

TV Soaps I'll watch anytime

How I met your mother
The Big bang theory
Different Strokes
Silver Spoons
Who's the boss
Dennis the menace

Movies I Love...

These Movies may not be the oscar winner but they made me love them...
Mind you here I am pretty good with choosing movies ...
This list will keep increasing...
Accepted 2006
Finding Nemo 2003
Kung fu Panda
Pirates of silicon valley
The girl next door
The Dark Knight
Devils advocate
The matrix trilogy ofcourse

My collection of Quotes

First, we gave 'zero' to the knowledge of the world.. since then we are adding it to the knowledge of the world...

Indian TV soaps VS American

Okay lets face it...
Quickly think of 5 hindi tv serials...

The names may depend on your age and gender such as I would have thought:
Roadies, Khatron ke khiladi, rock on, Splitsvila, Stunt Mania.
Someone older would have choosen:
Balika Vadhu, Bidaai, Kyunki Saas Bhi kabhi bahu thi types etc. (I don’t even know the names)

lets have a mix of these as follows:
Rakhi ka swaymvar
Khatron ke khiladi
Balika Vadhu
Indian IDOL

Now lets think of 5 English programs you watch:
Friends (All time favorite)
How I met your mother
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a half men
Moment of truth.

May differ as per individuals choice such as some may like Thats so raven, hannah montana etc.

Now lets compare these soaps (hindi and the english ones).
If we look at what we are producing and what those guys there are producing the results will be just too shameful.
In our basket we have soaps like Rakhi ka Swyamwar just ridiculous and cheap enough to make you think what the hell are we watching... a cheap play of marriage , mind here that marriage is supposed to be one of the most sacred bandhans of all in India.
Then we have something like Balika Vadhu OR typical saas bahu soaps where the bahus are always clad in tons of jewellery's and are shown as either the best women of all time or the worst (villain) with those arrow eyed makeup and three times Nahii nahii nahii etc.
Finally we have the typical MTV programs which try to show today’s India’s youth, the go getter, the aggressive, the I M D BEST attitude guys n gals, who are shown as fighting with each other with all those F*** words and planning against each other cunningly.
Now lets talk of some of those American programs; the so called culture spoilers and bad bad programs.
Lets take for example “How I met your mother”, here we have a guy Barny always ready to hit on gals , also taking his friends in it, then we have ”The big bang theory” were a gal lives by herself opposite to an apartment of geeks and she eventually has sex with one of them. Then we have “Two and a half men” here too the Uncle Charlie is a dude who makes out with new gals every time. Ohh so bad....
But is this the only thing shown in these series... no dear I won't agree, see them till they end , see the presentation...see how those geeks though deserted from the society are shown as best friends, see how it also includes an Indian who can't talk to gals but still is their best friend and hangs out with them. See how well it’s presented in how I met your mother, how Ted and Barny do it all to help Marshall come out of his financial crisis. How well they bond together. The Bro code from Barny.
The best part I say is the presentation , it’s just so real. No nahiii nahii nahii type scenes no planned controversies for cheap publicity.
These programs are just too classic.
The point I am trying to make here is though there may be some things which we as Indians may not like but overall if we see the way they are presented, the originality they bring in, the fresh treatment they give to each episode. More over they are daring to show their society (if it is so), not like Indian soaps which just show Ekta's dream society.
Also, it’s not that all American programs are as above for example I grew up watching: Small wonder, Different strokes, I dream of Gennie, Ghost buster etc etc (God I miss those days of excitement).
And then saw their hindi version or should I say Indian version: Karishma ka karishma YUCK... what was that... atleast copy it properly guys, if you can't bring in the novelty yourself then just don’t ruin the thing which is there already.
There was a time when we too had sensible programs, nukkad , Hum log, circus, raju ki udantashtri, I really miss those programs which even today look great.
I am writing this with just a hope that Indian TV soaps will improve their standard, and we will see the shows as good as “Different strokes”, “ How I met your mother”, “ Silver spoons” etc.

Again I say it’s about presentation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Google is GOD

This post is dedicated to my dream company GOOGLE.

If information is power... Google is the GOD.
Google has never disappointed me right from year 2002 when I used it for the first time, till day.
Google rocks.

Sometimes I wonder what would have been of software developers around the world , if google were not there.

Google Sidewiki a new interesting tool, how these guys get these ideas .... grt

My stint with Swine Flu

The closest I have been to swine flu (H1N1)...
On 17th Sep I had minor fever (100.7 to be precise)... visited doctor at Infosys medical center. She gave me a prescription for completing the viral course for five days. On Friday (18th) I went to office assuming I am all good... but after about 3-4 hours started feeling slight fever, so came back home after finishing 6 1/2 hours (the minimum hours required, else you lose your HARD EARNED leave).
Since then I continued the viral course religiously and finished it on 22nd morning. That was yesterday and I was all set to go to office tying my tie,  that is when I got a call from one of my awesome colleagues (BABA) , who told me not to come to office... though I conveyed that I was alright,  I was asked to rest at home. I thought okays no problemo lets rest and watched 3 movies, orkutted, facebooked, tweeted etc etc....
Today, I got ready and went to office and got to know that before getting entry in AFO (the secured area where we had 4-5 H1N1 cases {not too secure it seems lolz}) need to get a certificate of admission from the doctor stating that this guy is not a contaminated and can start working. So I went to medical center and found out that there was a separate doctor for AFO (the secured area we say). One doctor was not sufficient esp. when he was talking to swine flu prospects :P as if selling some scheme in there taking almost 15-20 minutes per person. Finally my turn came after 2 long hours. The doc asked me my history of flues, I forwarded the prescription I had been taking and said that I am alright doc. So he signed on that highly coveted certificate of medical wellness, & this was just when I got a cough, a minor cough to say. Seeing this He asked me to cough again, and awarded me with a cough syrup prescription for my great performance  Anyways finally I went to AFO with the just received roadies certificate. But in there it looked like these guys just didn't want me to work... that cough syrup prescription had all their attention and finally, even though I had the roadies certificate I was not allowed to be the one, and sent back to home for some more rest.
And now here I am resting at home, writing stuff...

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