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Kaminey

I have always respected Gulzaar as one of the best poets ever happened to Hindi language. His poems are so simple with so easy to use language and oceans of emotions and wisdom underlying those words. You listen the song once again you understand the depth of the words a level under.

This song written by Gulzaar sahab is a gem, so common place words and together they form so amazing depth. A commonly use semi-abusive hindi word and simply used to explore the realities of the word. This song from the movie Kaminey is continously playing around me over and over and simultaneously in my head too. I just wish to meet Gulzaar sahab once and ask him how he can create such beauty and deep down I know, as a matter of fact I can see him in my imagination, simply smiling.

Sometimes I feel lucky to be alive and living in the times of a great poet like him.

(Kya kare zindagi isko hum jo mile,
Iski jaan kha gaye raat din ke gile) – (2)

Raat din gile, meri aarzoo kamini, mere khwab bhi kaminey,
Ek dil se dosti thi, yeh huzur bhi kaminey
kya kare zindagi isko hum jo mile
Iski jaan kha gaye raat din ke gile

(Kabhi zindagi se maanga pinjare mein chaand la do,
Kabhi laalten deke kaha aasmaan pe taango) – (2)

Jine ke sab kariney the hamesha se kaminey
Kaminey, kaminey, kaminey, kaminey
Meri daastaan kamini, mere raaste kaminey
Ek dil se dosti thi yeh hujur bhi kaminey

Jisaka bhi chehara chhila andar se aur nikala,
Maasoom sa kabutar nachaa toh more niakala.
Kabhi hum kaminey nikale kabhi dusare kaminey,
Kaminey, kaminey, kaminey, kaminey
Meri dosti kamini, mere yaar bhi kaminey.
Ek dil se dosti thi ki hujur bhi kaminey

If you haven’t heard this song yet, you can hear it here on youtube.

On a completely different note, me and my friends were discussing the exact meaning/translation of the word ‘Kaminey’. Cunning was the closest we got but again Cunning is not derogatory which Kaminey is. Any suggestions???

Swine Flu

I have my set of disagreements with Paulo Coehlo, I don’t know what he was thinking when he wrote “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream”. I have another version of the same quote which is more applicable “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to screw him over in the most ironic way possible”.
I had always loved movies, and sometimes I so wanted the life to be like movies. You know me being the center (the hero, yeah I wasn’t expecting Erin Brockovich to be played in my life). With all the background scores full costume drama and a thrilling storyline, okay not so thrilling like The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Now this is where the universe decides to screw me big time, it accepts my choice of making my life like a movie. So the damn universe had so many nice options to choose from, to play a movie in my life.
Casanova: I could have been the Giacomo Casanova who gets laid as much as he wants and as many women as he wants. I mean what a character that his family name was Casanova. Nah but the universe didn’t had to choose this one.
Guru: It could have chosen this one, I could have been the Guru Kant Desai, who would eventually make an organization of $37 Billions and proceed to be one of the richest man in the world. Nah the universe didn’t choose this one either.
The Pursuit of Happyness: I could have been Christopher Gartner, who goes on to make an Investment banker and become a millionaire out of it. No the universe didn’t like its plot either.
The Notting Hill: Okay, this one is not the best to be, but still Hugh Grant gets to sleep with the Hollywood Top Shot. No but universe didn’t had to choose this.
I mean there are so many movies, which could have been picked to add some spice to my life but then the universe obviously has the poorest taste in the movies. It picks up 28 weeks later and I am a legend.
The universal conspiracy theory finds out that the only way my life could be made spicier was not making me feel rich, handsome and lucky but to infest the world around me with freaking virus called H1N1. I mean why? Why the F**K a virus from pigs needs to spread like an epidemic and kill all the fun one is having.
You are grounded to your house cutting down on all social activities and outing. Yeah but you still have to go to the darn office for freaking nothing. And half the people around you are wearing a surgerical mask to ward of infection. I mean why, when there are so many good movies available. Then why, why the hell universe chooses to infect the world with Swine Flu. So Mr. Coelho, universe only conspires to screw you like it gives a Rats ass.
On a more serious note-
If you have these symptoms-

Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1)


Image Source: Forward from Twitter

Please contact your local health center/authorities for a possible case of Swine Flu.
Mumbai
Kasturba Gandhi Hospital
Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle, Mumbai – 11
(022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512

Haffkine Institute
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 12
(022) 24160947, 24160961, 24160962

Sir J J Hospital
J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai – 08
(022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943, 23768400
23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366

Chennai
King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service)
Guindy, Chennai – 32
(044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522

Communicable Diseases Hospital
Thondiarpet, Chennai
(044) 25912686/87/88, 9444459543

Government General Hospital
Opp. Central Railway Station, Chennai – 03
(044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300

Pune

Naidu Hospital
Nr Le’Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune – 01
(020) 26058243

National Institute of Virology
20A Ambedkar Road, Pune – 11
(020) 26006290

Kolkata

ID Hospital
57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata – 10?
(033) 23701252

Coimbatore

Government General Hospital
Near Railway Station,
Trichy Road, Coimbatore – 18
(0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396

Hyderabad

Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital,
Erragadda, Hyderabad
(040) 23814939

Kochi

Government Medical College
Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam – 08
(0481) 2597311,2597312

Government Medical College
Vandanam P O, Allapuzha – 05
(0477) 2282015

Taluk Hospital
Railway Station Road, Alwaye, Ernakulam
(0484) 2624040 Sathyajit – 09847840051

Taluk Hospital
Perumbavoor PO, Ernakulam 542
(0484) 2523138 Vipin – 09447305200

Gurgaon & Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road, New Delhi – 29
(011) 26594404, 26861698 Prof. R C Deka – 9868397464

National Institute for Communicable Diseases
22, Sham Nath Marg,
New Delhi – 54
(011) 23971272/060/344/524/449/326

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
Kharak Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 01
(011) 23741640, 23741649, 23741639

Dr. N K Chaturvedi – 9811101704

Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
University Enclave, New Delhi- 07
(011) 27667102, 27667441, 27667667, 27666182

Bangalore

Victoria Hospital
K R Market, Kalasipalayam,
Bangalore – 02
(080) 26703294 Dr. Gangadhar – 94480-49863

SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases
Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar,
Bangalore – 29
(080) 26631923 Dr. Shivaraj – 99801-48780

Information Source.

DevD: Of Failed Love & Drunken Men


Some professions have since times immortal caught the fantasies of the kid. I am sure there would be many little boys who wanted to be a fighter pilot and little girls who wanted to be teachers at one point in their lives. Another such glorified profession was scientists, you always wanted to be a scientist when they taught you inventions and discoveries back in class 3rd. I also got the same bug when I was 8 years old studying in class 3rd. I also wanted to become a scientist and my ultimate purpose of living was to make a time machine. I dropped the Idea when I saw the thickness of the books which an uncle of mine read being scientists. After all I didn’t have any use for the time machine. And till date I regret the decision.

If I would have made a time machine, I could have traveled back in time and talked Sarat Chandra Chatarjee out of writing Devdas. I am sure I could have convinced him to write a futuristic lifestyle novel about 3 looser kind of guys who screw up their life in IIT to sneak out question papers. It would have been a win-win situation. Our beloved writer would have earned better amounts in royalties and a times in history for predicting accurately the lives of Engineering students and I would have saved myself and the human race from the 3 degrees of torture Devdas- Dilip Kumar, Devdas- Sharukh khan, and the last and the most excruciating DevD.

I always thought I am one of the people with quite an appetite and patience for movies. I can enjoy almost any kind of crappy movie, even the ones starring Rakhi Sawant, Fardeen Khan, or Harman Baweja. But the league of Devdas is something so painful that it just beats the brain into a pulp, I am sure if in Ghajini, the villain had forcibly shown Aamir Khan all the 2 Devdas and 1 DevD whatever was left of his 15 minutes of memory also would have faded away. Thank god for Aamir that DevD wan’t released then.

I mean why since so many years people are hell bent upon glorifying the biggest losers. Think of a guy who is a jerk of first order and insults the dignity of the “Pure Love” and dumps his childhood girlfriend (I don’t understand why Ram Sena doesn’t bans “DevD-asses” for propagating under age romance which also is dead against our so called culture; at least I will have one cause to support them). Then later he finds he was wrong, the girlfriend marries someone else and our loser turns to drinking. I mean what a lame story and there were people who made movies on this, that too thrice. The only change being Dilip Kumar & Unknown Liquor, Sharukh Khan & Whiskey, and Abhay Deol & Vodka.

Coming to DevD the most hilarious part is when actually Anurag Kashyap comes and tells on TV & radio that DevD is a different movie from Devdas, yeah Mr. Kashyap, it is indeed different it has unique blend of a prehistoric lame story and newspaper headlines of DPS, RK Puram MMS scandal and Sanjeev Nanada BMW scandal. What a thought, who did you hire to write a script a page 3 columnist. I also understand that DevD has a different ending, a positive one where the loser quits drinking and marries the s**t(well, I don’t like using the world but you used it in your movie too). Now let me make this clear, if you wanted to send a message across you could have made an ad film 30 sec long, okay make it 1 min long if you feel so much about the issue where you could have written in bold “DO NOT CONSUME LIQUOR, IT MIGHT RUIN YOUR LIFE” that would have sufficed. Our health minister would have arranged for the government financing of your film through tax payers money if you would have brought the topic to him over a round of drinks. Why the hell you needed to make a 3 hour long nonsense epic to torture us, to tell this. If you were thinking that you actually made a sexually stimulating DevD by your build up by showing the characters so desperate to have sex, trust me the c-grade porn movies have a better build-up than DevD. I mean who shows a bedding spread right across the green fields and a girl desperate to make out and a guy who is feeling cranky (Oh please, I was talking of Anurag Kashyap).

So guys anyone of you who has an access to the time machine for the sake of mankind please fly back to 1917 and beg Mr. Sarat Chandra Chatarjee not to write
about failed love and the Drunken Men.

The Dark Side of Morality

I have written this post after a long time and is in a state of grief, and shaken trust with what has happened with Satyam. I am not sue if the piece of text is coherent or it makes sense to anyone but the fact is the harder I try to dissociate the closer I find in believing the Joker.

“He is the hero Gotham deserves not the one it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not our hero, he is the silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight.” This quote from the dark knight kept me thinking. Specially, in the light of the statement which Joker made earlier in the movie. “They need you right now, but when they don’t they will cash you out like a leopard lepper. Their morals, their code, it is a bad joke, are dropped at the first sight of the trouble they are only as good as world allows them to be. When the ships are down these civilized people will eat each other.”

I feel this statement from the Joker is so true about the real world. The people, their morals and code are just a farce put up to fake a social fabric. When a choice comes between the personal interests and moral codes it’s often the personal interests that survive. The people who actually stick to the moral and codes are the ones who do not have a choice to fulfill their personal interests. But more so they would like someone else to be the protagonist of the morals.

When Gordon says he is the hero Gotham deserves but what it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it.

And what happens when he cannot? Everyone has a breaking point, what happens when he reaches breaking point? They just disown him and move ahead seeing the other way.

How correct Joker was when he said that the people needed Batman right not, but when they won’t they will cash him out. Let him go down the drain.

When I see the world around me, everyone is pushing each other on the thin lines of morality. Think of what happened at Satyam, they would have been put so many controls and checks over the employee. They forced people to give up their personal life for the greater good of organization, all this because someone sitting at the top was preaching fake morality. I mean who is to be blamed the top honchos, the auditors, or the poor people who never did anything wrong but just got on the wrong side of a hypocrite.

I have a shaken belief on humanity, morality, ethics today. And I think I would believe in another line from Harvey Dent in the same movie-

“The world is cruel and the only morality in the cruel world is chance, unbiased, unprejudiced fair.”

These are four dialogues from the dark knight which made me think in the current age of recession, bankruptcies, frauds and falling moralities that may be morality isn’t the best way to live a life.

“They need you right now, but when they don’t they will cash you out like a leopard. Their morals, their code, it is a bad joke, are dropped at the first sight of the trouble they are only as good as world allows them to be. When the ships are down these civilized people will eat each other.”

“He is the hero Gotham deserves not the one it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not our hero, he is the silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight. “

“Sometimes the truth is not good enough, sometimes people deserve more, and sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded. “

“The world is cruel and the only morality in the cruel world is chance, unbiased, unprejudiced fair.”

Destroying a Man

Recently I watched a 1995 flick and a quote actually amazed me by their aptness and forced me to write on one of the most clichéd topics. The movie is called Before Sunrise and the quote is

“Jesse: Maybe there are some biological things at work here. If you had an island and there were 99 women on the island and only one man in a year you would have the possibility of 99 babies but if you have an island with 99 men and only one woman in a year you have a possibility of only one baby.

Celine: You know what? On this island I think there were only be 43 men left because they would have killed each other trying to fuck this poor woman. And on the other island there would be 99 women, 99 babies and no more men because they would have all gotten together and eaten him alive.

Jesse: See I think there is something to that…I think on some level I don’t think women mind the idea of destroying a man.

I know I am going to get a lot of feminism crap from some femin-is-it friends of mine. Here goes a list of men who got destroyed directly or indirectly for the great cause called women in chronological order.

Ravana – The mighty dude he fell for a dame, who was the wife of mythological Super-human hunk, and his downfall started with the diversification from regular administration & governing business to kidnapping. Fortunately for the BJP the business worked; the super-human hunk erected a bridge over the Indian Ocean and set Ravana’s Kingdom and backside on fire.

Duryodhan- he got the run for all his money because of his attempt to rip off the saree of his cousin sister in law. Result he was ripped of all his money, brothers, relatives and obviously out of the Kingship business.

Bill Clinton- Mr. President couldn’t keep control over his tongue and got into a habit of locking it at places with this dame called Lewinsky. Almost got impeached and slammed down brakes and passed over his entire career to another dame, Hilary for saving his backside.

Salman Khan & Vivek Oberoi- poor kids of the block got into cat fight for the damsel in distress. The damsel ran without stress for someone who had better press.

Phaneesh Murthy- The dude had an Infy-nite career opportunities but got stuck on dame led him self from Infy-nite from the exit iGATE.

Nicolas Sarkozy – Fell for the sweet voice and the sweeter looks. The dude wanted all of her the dame had things which were different on her mind. The man of public got his dame on the covers for the public. However her nude portrait is being sold at £45,000

Nitish Katara- The stud boy fell for a dame. Got chopped, sliced and got into grind. However the dame says she never had him in the mind.

So I totally believe with what Jesse said; from now no more girls for this guy. Well will apply this after this flight as the airhostess is so cute. Wait she is smiling back…..talk to u later…. 🙂

Movies: My Take & Reviews

With this habit of watching movies at every weekend, I realized that I have developed a taste to appreciate movies as a whole and in elements. I was reading across one of the public forums and I came across statements like “Bhool Bhoolaiya– remake of ApthaMitra” , and “This film is a remake of south film. In Malayalam this film was Manichitrathazhu and in Kannada this was ApthaMitra As many are aware that Priyadarshan usually remakes all south films to Bollywood”.

I am not contemplating on the facts of the statements above but their tone seems to be condescending for the director & producer who has made the movie. I believe that movies are cultural artifacts. It’s a different piece of art, its far more than story telling. We actually fail to understand and undermine the movie as a piece of art when they judge it solely on the basis of the story. A movie not only consists of a storyline, but also other essential parts that make it a different art form all together as compared to story writing. Movies is the story, the art of story telling, the art of living the story, the art of showing the story, the art of holding interest, the art of music and dancing and moreover so the art of placing other art in it’s place. So even if someone makes a remake of another movie (irrespective of the language) he should not be despised of his creativity. It is not that he lacks creativity or the art of movie telling. What matters is that he is trying to tell an old story in his way, with his choice of presentation and its contents. That can not be wrong about the movie, when a director picks up a storyline already used than it does not necessarily means the movie is bad or the quality has been compromised.

There are a lot of things which are reused including the story; the important question is to view it as the art form and the intent behind it. For example rights for the song “Pretty Woman” were bought from Hollywood for Rs. 800,000 to use it in the movie “Kal Ho Na Ho”, but isn’t the song original. Similarly, when Farhan Akhtar made Don, and RGV made Aag, they openly made the remakes in the sense the story was already told by someone else but still the movies are accepted as different movies. So why degrade the movies just because the story has already been told, judge them accordingly and benchmark it to the previous movies. My take on two recent movies I saw-

Bhool BhulaiyaStory: The story line was good and relatively new (p.s. I haven’t seen the Kannada or Malayalam movies mentioned above, and I am not aware of another Hindi movie in the same genre), though there were some loopholes in the movie and couple of questions are left unanswered towards the end. Over all the story keeps you interested. A weak part pointed to me by a lot of people was Akshay Kumar doing comedy amidst of a ghost being present. I will grant it to Priyadarshan because of the line Akshay says towards the end, that he knew from the very beginning that who the ghost was and why it was acting this way. Overall the story line was good enough to keep you occupied for the duration of the movie.

Acting: The star cast was well chosen and everyone did a very good job, even Rajpal Yadav was humorous, instead of being irritating like he was in Partner and RGV ki Aag. Characters like Paresh Rawal, Asrani and Manoj Joshi played their part extremely well. Akshay Kumar and Shiney Ahuja were also good. On other hand Amisha Patel had a very subdued role to play. She didn’t left any substantial impact. Vidya Balan was the centre point of the movie, specially in the later half. The kind of acting she has done in the movie is amazing specially towards the end. It’s been commendable to see her journey through Parineeta, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Guru and now Bhool Bhulaiya. She has proved time and again that she is not an actress who can be ignored on the face of the hindi cinemascope.

Music, Cinematography & Dialogues: As usual for a Priyadarshan movie dialogues of the comedy were very well written, but the dialogues could have been more effective at a lot of serious places. Specially the dialogues for Radha (Ameesha Patel) could have been a lot better for her role. The choreography is good, and the location entirely fit the setup and background of the story. The music by Preetam is average except for the title song which is a very rocking tune. While the rest of the songs I can’t even recollect.

Laga Chunari Main Daag: Story: This is the age old story of a woman turning into a prostitute because of her family troubles. There is nothing new in the storyline, those who willing to watch it for the story it’s a strict not watch kind of movie. The ending is one of the most stereotyped Hindi cinema ending and a very shabbily wrapped one.

Acting: Rani, Konkana, and Jaya Bachchan have been amazing through out the movie, the expression and the delivery of the characters is outstanding and one can relate to the scheme of things through them. They make the entire movie watchable. Kunal kappor and Abhishek Bachchan have hardly any role to play in the movie. They are just there to give a happy ending. Hema Malini, in her 5 minutes of role created a dramatic impact. While Anupam kher was not even half as good as he generally is.

Music, Cinematography, and Dialogues: The dialogues of the movie are very well written giving the strength to the characters and are a backbone of the film. Cinematography is very good the locations and the expressions have been very well taken into account. The treatment of the Banaras, Mumbai and Zurich all has been equally good. The music of the movie is really good and evenly placed, the title song in the voice of Shubha Mudgal evokes a lot of emotions, while the songs like “Hum to Aise hai Bhaiya…” and “Kachi Kaliya…” are very refreshing. I would say Shantanu Moitra some more pieces of awesome music to his name.


DON

DON, has received a lot of media hype and I was ever since wondering that all this hype might be just an overdone publicity which would destroy the movie more than it would help it. Despite all the hype that had been created the movie got extremely varied response from the critics as well as the audience, people liked it very much, people hated it, and some found it just passé.

I believe that Farhan Akhtar this time again has done a brilliant job while (re)making DON. It has been fashion in the Bollywood directors & producers to pick up the themes and stories from Hollywood flicks or old movies, but it was Farhan Akhtar who introduced the innovative idea of remaking DON, taking cues from the old hit flick and present in his own way. The major problem in doing a thing like this is that u have a benchmark, and that too an objective one, every part, every aspect of your film with a film of all together different time. And no matter what you do there would be few cynics round the corner ranting “Beta, Kuch bhi keh lo, Purani DON ki baat hi kuch aur hai. Yeh bhi koi picture hai”. Not only Akhtar but also Shahrukh Khan has shown great guts by acting in the movie. It is really tough to enact a role type-caste and previously enacted by some one who is perceived to be the epitome in terms of acting in the present industry. It brings out him in a straight comparison with the BIG-B scene by scene, expression by expression. Especially in the songs which are again remixed and where Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have done a great job of reinventing the old music of the Bombay smugglers of 1978 theme to fit International mafia operating in south east of 2006. Though Shahrukh Khan has dominated tried to be very stylish and has grossly overacted and in no way compared to Amitabh Bachan’s acting in the older movie. But he has fitted in the movie and gelled with the character in the movie very well, he seems to be an absolute misfit in the context of 1978 DON but in the 2006 he seems to have a very good catch of the character DON, though he keeps saying “DON ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai”. In the end all I would say is that DON is a worthwhile movie, and kudos to Farhan Akhtar for such a bold experiment.

Humanity & Indians Prevail

Gandhigiri has been subject of discussion, in every nook and corner of the country. Lage Raho Munnabhai has revitalized the Gandhian school of thought with a fresh perspective. I have never seen Mahatma Gandhi so visible in India, before this movie except for the currency notes. The real essence of existence of Bapu was not in politics but in his philosophy of life. The movie has brought to the people of this country to understand path for the great Indian dream to evolve. The magic of the Bapu and his school of thought is so phenomenal that one gets overwhelmed by the wonders that can be achieved by simplicity. It is good to read that people actually in my city are giving roses to the signal skippers. But I feel that there is another important part which people have forgotten and need to be reminded. There is a common thread that links the two Munnabhai flicks together. The thread that we realize and feel in our heart. The thread of humanity, the thread of coexistence. Both of these flicks depict of things common man is forgoing; those basic values, the little pleasures of life. The ‘Satya’, ‘Ahimsa’ ‘Jadoo ki Jhappi’ attributes like these are not unknown to the people. It’s just that he is letting them go in the struggle of life, chasing the larger than life kind of dreams and paying for those dreams in reality. Though Gandhigiri rules through out the movie but I believe a fair amount of credit should also go to this little poem which starts the movie at exactly the right note.

Shehar ki is daud mein daud ke karna kya hai……..
Agar yehi jeena hai dosto…… to phir marna kya hai…. ??
Paheli barish me train late hone ki fikr hai…..
Bhul gaye… bhigte hue tahelna kya hai……!!
Serials ke kirdaro ka saara haal hai malum….
par MAA ka haal puchne ki fursat kaha hai….!!
Ab ret pe nange pao tahelte kyu nahi…….
108 hai channel par dil bahelte kyu nahi…..!!
Internet pe duniya se to touch mein hai,
Lekin pados me kaun rehta hai jaante tak nahi……!!
Mobile,landline sab ki bharmaar hai….
lekin jigri dost tak pahuche aise taar kaha hai….!!
Kab dubte hue suraj ko dekha tha yaad hai…..??
Kab jaana tha shaam ka gujarna kya hai…..??
to dosto Shehar ki is daud mein daud ke karna kya hai…….
agar yehi jeena hai……. to phir Marna kya hai…?????

RANG DE BASANTI

The movie is a bit different from the league movie. Not the typical happy ending types and to me the most important thing it raises up the same question that lingers in my mind, “Why is the system, the way it is? Why the system is compromising on the standards of the country?” the point which is put across in the movie and it also haunts me sometime where is it going to end. The way innocent guys of college like us, who are just having fun in their life go out to kill a politician. The strange thing is that which movie high lights is that our generation next has adopted a lot of western ways, there are many pubs and lounge, more one night stands, more girls out in less of clothes…… But still there is the feeling of belongingness in them for the country. They say that they don’t care about the country and want to go abroad to ettle there and many of them really do but most of them do come back when the country really calls them. The way the country is going has to change. The present students are the people who will make the country and run it tomorrow. And what the system is offering them- the lessons to bribe the local police officer and run your bikes without proper papers. The important issue is why the system is compromising on the standard of the young generations. We have been talking about the corporate big words the six sigma implementation. Are the processes in the institutes which are converting our youths to the talent pool in place. Are their proper hecks and balances in place that every child in india who goes through an education in India will get a minimum level of qualty education. The corruption is existant in every country in the world but the form and effect of corruption is very important. The corruption should not meddle with the basic infrastructure and amneties. The movie shows how an army officer crashes down in a mig and the minister blames him as a careless officer. The point is if a mig crashes of bad plane condition then also its the fault of the government processes which comes into making of the deals for the migs and their spare parts, and even if the pilot was not competent enough (which was not in the case of the movie) then also the processes of the government which were responsible for the selection and pilots accesibility of migs were defective and in both cases the govt is responsible.

The corruption is not only in the form where the bribes are taken and money is siphoned of from the taxes. The more dangerous form of teh corruption is when even after taking out money the work done is sub standard. No one bribes people to be lax at work but still train accidents keep on happening because the processes are not in place.

Overall the movie was very good and an eye opener kind. Which tells the extremities the corruption could lead and it also showed a possible dreadful end the way our system is going.
Thats all for now… till next post Adieu!!!