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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Books:

Update on John Updike: The Fourth Hand, as I said before, was very entertaining. It started out as a tragically funny story but ended up as a touching drama; and the transition was so subtle, I noticed it only as an afterthought!

Songs:

Scrubs is back! And so is the music! Some of my favorite scrubs tracks:
1. Catch my Disease – Ben Lee (The track in the recently aired 7th episode of Season 7)
2. Light and Day – The Polyphonic Spree
3. Overkill – Colin Hay

Movies:

1. Horton Hears a Who
I wanted to see this one ever since I knew it was being made! Horton is the best elephant ever. There is a scene wherein he fashions his ears as a swimsuit cap and dives in the water. Hilarious. Another one, when he crosses a rope bridge. His walk with his butt waggling behind him is the best laugh in the movie. 🙂

2. St. Trinian’s
Nothing new but Rupert Everett was hilarious as Miss Fritton.

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Were any of you also really moved by the news today? Or was it just me?
Priyanka Gandhi’s search for closure… A daughter’s desperate need to come to terms with her father’s horrendous murder.

I think I had always known, impassively though, that Rajiv Gandhi was killed largely to garner world’s attention to the cause of LTTE, arguably of course, and for no major fault of his own. How difficult then, must it have been for a 19 year old girl, to comprehend why this terrible loss was forced upon her?

Quoting the BBC article:
The newspaper quoted Ms Gandhi telling Sriharan, “My father was a good person… Had you known about my father’s good nature, you would not have done this.”

Clearly, if even after 27 years, she is still looking for answers, perhaps she always will.

Books I am reading:

  • The Fourth Hand by John Irving.
    A hardback edition (which I got only for a mere hundred bucks!!). I am still making an opinion on John Irving(which is precisely why I bought the book). The guy surely writes entertaining stuff; although, how rich a reading it turns out to be, remains to be seen.

Songs I am listening to:

  • Green Eyes by Coldplay
    My honey was here this week, so the song made sense. 😉
  • Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye Ho – from the movie Armaan,
    I suddenly remembered this song while at work one day. It is now on my cellphone lest I forget about it again.
  • Yeh Sama – from the movie Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai
    Shankar, Ehsaan Loy’s magic glows even in a bad movie.

Movies I saw:

It hurt today
My brain screamed;
My heart galloped and
I felt diseased.

My thoughts had trembled on a gash;
A gash made years ago
But bleeding still.
Alas. A gash made by words,
Never heals

-Priyamvad