Aishwarya Rao

Google Talk was launched today. Or thats what Mr.Desai was telling me, sitting right next to me in the comp lab...pan to right, me on google talk home page, downloading the Google IM. And Mr.Desai says "Not bad ah..upto date is it..." Me beeming. For anyone who knows Mr.Desai, you know what it is to invite that. No, it is not that he is ungenerous (yes, that is a word!) with compliments..Just that he knows completely what he knows and a compliment is definitely more than a compliment coming from him!!!

The point being Google IM rocks. And i, by virtue of having downloaded it on day one, come under the category of early adopters!!!

Let Google rock and the search continue. (You listening RA)
Aishwarya Rao
Have my internship presentation in precisely 4 and 1/2 hours. If the blasted internship wasnt enough, now i have to make a presentation on it! I am not scared. Just like every other goddamned audience-addressing session---i am fuckin hungry. and i cant believe i am gonna starve myself till it gets over. (so much for policy decisions and sentimenatl crap!) I am going first on stage and i am not particularly pleased with it. (TP, u know why!) As of now i am willing myself to relax and starve and get over with it.
Aishwarya Rao

Last night I had two options - a.Die out of boredom b.Live through it
Thats when A and I decided to watch a movie...

Pradeep Sarkars Parineeta is a movie based on Bengali Writer SarathChandra's novel. Set in 1962 the story revolves around Shekar(Saif Ali Khan) and Lolita (Vidya Balan). The two of them who have been together since childhood,share a natural but unacknowledged love that develops into almost a right over each other. Their separation and re-union form the rest of the drama.

Must notice:The jealousy that springs in Lolita when Shekar speaks of Gayathri (Dia Mirza in her miserable best) and the anger that drowns him when she leaves with Girish (Sanjay Dutt);the most realistic peices of the movie.

The lead characters press their stamp on the screen and the supporting artistes drown in insignificance. Saif is solid throughout and he is well complemented on -screen by Vidya Balan whose debut performance is non-choking and applaudable. Sabyasachi Chakraborty (Shekars father) as a mindless businessman barely manages to create an impact.Despite her eternal beauty and charm it is disheartening to watch Rekha in her club-dancer-guest role!

In what could be called a successful and subtle in-film placement,Cadbury and Saridon manage to reach their audience subliminally...and one walks out of the theatre humming the melodious Piyu Bole...piyu bole..lalala...lalala..

At the end of two hours (the movie seems to have been playing for half a day)two questions remain unanswered...
1)Why did "1962" appear on shot 1 when the movie is remotely close to tht period
2)What was the director thinking when he asked Saif to break the wall in the climax when a blasted gate was near by?

Bottomline:- For a debut movie it isnt bad. and if Q were here he would have said not bad at all.

PS:-It is better to watch this movie than to die of boredom