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May 30, 2013 3 Comments

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Betrayal of Light House Dandelion

May 23, 2013 , 17 Comments

The dandelion
that ornate those home, betrayed
out, when thunder strike
Lunar incandescence
adores night, beautiful sight
Why blooms look in fright?
Its unusual!
Something eerie tells the skies
Is it sign of rain?
The lighthouse night soaked
bright, still in hope for sunlight
the Dandelions!

These 3 Haiku are written by Numerounity for-
The Mag 169 (picture prompt)
Haiku Heights (Prompt- Betrayal)

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A Thing of Technology is Joy Forever

May 21, 2013 14 Comments

Times are changing and along with it changing is the way we used to live. Ever since human being's big evolution from a neanderthal man to Homosapien happened, the brain and the body has gone through numerous change and development. Gone are the days when people would lose a precious life from a fit of cholera to incessant TB coughing. Today's men had gone to moon, swam the English channel and conquered north and south poles.

Along with technology too have traveled the distances it never heard of and came back victorious. And it is not just limited to rare few but many people who braved the big health battles of their lives, today live comfortably due to the support the modern healthcare has provided to them. More we talk about it, is less. Who has ever thought that there would be a vaccine called penicillin or a CT scan through which it can read inside a person' brain? The X ray goes deep inside your skin and diagnose each and every bone in the body.

There are many ways technology has touched our lives. Like a mother nature, it has spread its arms to the needy, seen their bruises and healed them as well. Here's few live example of modern healthcare technology and it's Midas touch-

  • A young couple was struggling for years to have a baby. After 6 years of relentless pursue and chasing 1000 doctors, temples etc they discovered IVF- In-Vitro Fertilization. Today they are parents of a heart and healthy child. Thanks to Infertility care.
  • 80 year old Bheema couldn't walk more than 3 steps a time. Old age has consumed his knees and he was confined to bed. Post a successful knee operation surgery, he not only walks unaided but also goes and participate every year in senior citizen's short marathon.
  • Martha a 70 year old lady has lost her eye sight completely. She struggled everyday to enjoy basic joys of life like seeing a child play, a bird fly, a flower bloom. Her life was a living gloom till one day her son learnt about the boon called laser eye treatment. He without wasting a minute took Martha to the nearest specialist center and in few days Martha was able to see again.
  • Cosmetic surgery- We all have heard about the famous "Pinky smile" and also many cases where people who were born with certain deformity are then transformed via cosmetic surgery to not just normal looking but the specialization has also made the beautiful look even prettier. So you have a scar that bad accident left you? A birthmark right on face? Want to go for nose correction? Cosmetic surgery is the answer for same.
  • Organ transplantation has saved many a lives and it indeed a magic of the modern healthcare that takes an organ from the body of a person and transplant it to another needy person. Leave alone the malpractices, let us concentrate on the scope and possibility. Do you not think the idea is a sheer brilliance in self? If you do not, ask Mr. Kale who recently got a new lease of life from heart transplantation.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant- there are so many forms of cancer that we even do not know how to pronounce, affecting the mild bodies of new born, adults and elderly. Using a bone marrow either from one' own or a matching donor, a life could be saved easily. Khusbu, the little angelic girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia and was given hope on her life. It is then she found a savior in her brother who helped her with his bone marrow. She is a an active girl and plays badminton.
  • Medical tourism- The boon of modern healthcare is not just limited to a certain geography. People travel across the world to meet/ visit specialist for treating their ailments. Sakina, one such girl who traveled seven seas to get a better prosthesis in USA. The robotic leg that she is using now makes her live independently  Though nothing can replace the original leg but her life has been improved so much and embossed with better hopes with her new leg.
  • Remember the girl who was thrown out from train while fighting the snatchers, she has recently climbed a tall mountain with help of her friend- the modern healthcare. Her determination was well supported by the medical boon.

Indeed, the medical boom has touched many lives and will continue to do so. However a very important question emerges- for who all? The answer clearly is- those who can afford it. The best use of technology in my view is it's power to reach the lowest possible strata in the society. Today it is available to only few blessed but am sure time will come when it will reach to all the needy people and live through it's concept. Big names in hospital like Apollo and others could be the forerunners and prove to world that privatization has many pluss-es than trivial few minus points.

I remember the loss of my grandfather who was a very young, handsome and affluent person in the town. He went out for a visit and came back. On his return he just vomited and before anyone know, he was gone. Cholera has consumed him. Those days Cholera was another deadly disease which has consumed many a lives. Today medical system has advanced so much that a person who is almost declared dead had survived through revival system.

Modern healthcare has not just reduced mortality rate in humans but have also made the existing life comfortable. One of the biggest blessing that I see today is a life is saved cause we are able to diagnose the ailment and treat immediately. Gone are the days when people lost their near and dear ones without any explanations. The deadly TB is so curable these days. No child has to suffer polio as the anti polio medicines are available at every nook and corner of Indian geography.

Technology has indeed touched human lives in ways more than one and made the living on this planet, a better living. 

Do visit Apollo Hospitals website for more details on the cutting edge technology as provided by them here-

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My Hot Couture Hair

May 15, 2013 14 Comments

"You are beautiful"! I hummed the legendary song as I saw a new chirpy actress gyrating to a popular no on TV. It was a song from Hindi movie Cocktail where gorgeous debutante actress Diana Penty was strutting on the song- Tum hi bandhu, sakha tum hi....

As she jumped on dance steps, her silky, hair flowed across the frame. Wish I had hair as beautiful like her, I thought and turned down on the table to pick an invite from a friend. 

Avante Garde Org
invites you to 

If looks could kill!!!

On Monday 10th May
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kolkata

It was fashion show organized by my friends at Avante Garde Omnimedia to bring forth the launch of a brand new saloon- Eye catchers in the city. I have attended the prep sessions of this much promising event in the town and couldn't wait to see the event unfold.

To make the most of it, my friend Samir promised me for a pre event saloon treatment for my hairs. I was kicked about it and shortlisted few hair styles for the event including my dress for the occasion. Unfortunately due to time constraint, I have to skip the session. Now one of the biggest question that I have to face was- what to do with my hairs? The eternal question that am sure every girl, every women has to face while dressing up for that special occasion. In absence of any alternative, I decided to tuck up my freshly washed  
(I washed my hair that morning with new Tresemme) hair in a semi bun with a long Chinese pin.

The idea didn't worked as my hairs smooth after the wash kept on coming off the clip looking unkempt. I dropped the idea of bun and let it kept open. I was un sure of keeping it open as after wash, my hair takes atleast 24hrs time to come back in shape and accentuate the cut. To my surprise, it was looking even more manageable, accentuating every little layer it was snipped in to. With a little help of dryer, I was raring to go. 

The event hosted at lavish Grand Hyatt was a roaring success and fashion show was amazing. All the models looked superb and splendid. 

I received numerous compliments and queries for my hair. Some guests thought that being from organizer's side, I would have got some preferential saloon treatment but they were surprised to know that it was just shampoo+ conditioner and some handiwork of a hair dryer!

My Ramp Ready hair with Tresmme

How to get my 1-2-3 Tresmme Ramp ready Hair-

Wash your hair with Tresmme anti frizz shampoo and allow it to dry naturally.
1.While your hairs are  70% dried, bend your head down and turn ur hairs down. Using fingers of your hands, untangle semi dried hairs and then push them back.
2. Now turn your head right side down, shifting all ur hairs to right hand side. With the help of your fingers, roll your hairs towards right. Do it for a minute. Repeat this process by turning your head towards the left side.
3. Repeat the left and right process for 2-3 times and you are done.

Divide your hairs in two portions- from front and top back. Take the hairs at top back and form in a small fountain like pony from middle and if required blow dry it for a minute to create volume. When your hairs are completely dried, starting from right side of forehead, part your hairs in a zig-zag way. Your hairs are ramp ready!

This simple yet gorgeous looking hair style is best suited for hairs with step cut or layers cut.

When your hair look so beautiful, why need artificial accessory?
The best part is that it goes well with all kind of attires.

For more cool hair style. Do visit, Tresmme' Youtube channel here-

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May 14, 2013 , 26 Comments

Make bridges not walls,

Touch the sky and fear no fall.

Life is Beautiful!

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Film Review: Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala' is one of the Worst Remake ever

May 09, 2013 27 Comments

Sajid Khan the greatest film maker of all the times had come with another ace on his sleeveless shirt- Himmatwala, remake of a super-hit 1980 movie starring white jumping jack- Jeetendra & Buxom beauty from South turning an all time legendary Bollywood actress- Sridevi. Also starring Cute looking bad guy Amjad Khan and father of all crass yet entertaining comedy- Kadar Khan.

Do not blame the chubby critic turned director brother of choreographer Farah Khan as he made some of the disastrous film made by his sister (Tees Maar Khan) and brother in law Shirish "Joker Famed" Kunder look better in front of this super debacle called Himmatwala. While the sister and hubby resorted to Akshay kumar to salvage their poor script, bad screenplay and mindless, entertainment less movies like Tees Maar Khan and Joker, Apna cutie Sajid signed Ajay Devgan for this headache called Hee he Himmatwala.

After-all, family that spins crap together, stick together. While I still wonder why SRK was so upset with his long term friend Farah Khan for not making her last movie with him? He should be actually happy that she like a true friend of his didn't bring a movie like that to his Bad-shah name and rather screwed his rival- Akshay Kumar' market with this. Why are we talking about Tees maar khan here? Oops sorry Sajid, this post is meant to revel in the masterpiece that you boastfully created after skilfully judging the contestants of Nach Baliye season 5 and ripping apart all those movies with your sharp & witty reviews on "Ikke pe Ikka" on Zee Cinema (one movie channel which has more ad playing in an hour than a cumulative , about decade back. We loved you so much even in that small role in "Jhooth Bole kauwa kaate" (such a respite from Anil overdoing kapoor). I even jhelo-ed your hey baby and Houseful in hope that one day you will perfect the art of making Indian versions of romcom movies like "meet the parents" etc and make a movie as good as your fine wit or in tune of memorable works of my old time favorites- Honey Irani & Daisy Irani (I still adore them). This movie is such a let down. May be RGV should sign you for next movie- "Sajid tune kya kiya".  The less I talk about this movie is more actually. May be let actors of this movie talk about the film which was suppose to be a tribute to 80's but turned to be a spoof of a spoof. How? Go figure.

Here's the review of the movie, in pictures. Let's start with Introduction of main cast and characters....

Meet me, I am Sajid' intraport to Bollywood, a rediscovery from South- Tammana Bhatia. Does that name rings a bell? off course, I was the famous Miss infamously mis-caught in that cricket betting scandal where I have little to do except having the same name as the real fraudster oops damsel.  Thanks to it some people started knowing me by my face than just my belly button which I have amply flaunted in this 4 scenes, 2 songs touted to be Rs 200 cr club movie. Anyways, I am here to entertain. By that I mean, have a look at all visible parts of my body and get Paisa Vassol (value for money) you first few row rowdy crowds and you, middle row maniacs and you last row cootchie cooing birds. Sajid being such an intelligent guy, knowing the potential of his movie, aptly cast-ed me in this perfect role of a bimbo. So, I am Rekha, a spoiled brat of a cruel land mafia in a distant village who hate the word "Garib" (poor) but still do not do anything about it. I am a bimbo you see. I wear skin flaunting cloths in Indian railway and travel whole village in them only to fall in love with a contrast of a hero sooner than later in this movie after he respectfully hits on my bum and entices everyone in the crowded palatial house of a poor driver to do the same. Aww I helped Sajid to think of a better screenplay even when the story of a movie was served in his platter given the 30 years of time he got to imperfect the art. More on me, later on this picture review (Ah! Let me show what I got baby). If you are wondering how come I am introduced before AJ, well haven't you seen SRK endorsing "heroine first" in his latest tea ad. 

Hello, cine-goers of stupid mindless Indian comedy. You probably by now would have known me. I am "The Ajay Devgan", new "Akshay Kumar" of mindless, dumber comedies. Wait! I am the original and in fact Akki copied me while I gave some sensible movies in between too. Yes Rascal, no Golmaal. Tee hee. I play the ideal character of Ravi in this movie who has a widow mother,a single, unmarried sister and a tragic past waiting to be avenged  back at home. I am a skilled fighter who can beat bulkiest to dust, arm wrestle with ferocious tigers, fights with army of strong goons and play ABCD with the cruel villain at his place, eating his biryani courtesy bought in by a poor villager who sold his wifey's mangalsutra to buy it while avenging him for father's death and family agony. I can fight, dance (somehow), do comedy, emote and charge crores from directors/ producers who waste my otherwise talent on such B grade remakes.

Yay Yay! Daddy got me a song in this movie. You all know me. I am Sonakshi Sinha, a carbon copy of my father's much talked about co-actress Reena "Sheesha ho ya dil ho" Roy. No Controversies. Coming back to movie, it is an "author backed" item song. If you think it's one of those shorter than skirt kind of appearance think again for probably you are right. But may be you are not. For I wear larger than thy dresses in the movie to prove the theory wrong. Notwithstanding the potential that I carry on my face, I am reduced to just a song in this movie and that too in opening sequence.  (Now people has one more reason to come late for the show). While the author of this blog kind of like me for being myself, not trying to kill myself dieting in an attempt to look like thread on screen. She also thinks that given my lineage (not to forget am daughter of one of her favorite actor onscreen), I could do lot better. Anyways, don't be surprised if you do not see me in movie or figuring why I was there in first place, just sing- Thank God it's friday! How original. 

Meet Zareena Wahab, actress and new found "abla bechari" mother of Bollywood. Sajid told me I can make a quick buck in this movie by doing few things only- wear white sari with a wig and do regular tear shedding act of mine all while looking tormented, trodden and yet ideal. Oh I loved to play such role to hilt and when they told me that Adhyayan Suman, ex of Kangana who is ex of my ex husband Aditya Pancholi ke peeche kya hai, is also starring in this movie, all my emotions came naturally. So I stay as an outcast in a village with my young and beautiful daughter and make our living by sewing cloths of debt ridden villagers who refuse to give us grains to eat, all in reverence of the ferocious head of village who got my husband stoned to death by alleging him in false case of stealing jewelries of the Goddess. Boo Hoo...they burned our house so much that I have to plea my little son to flea while my little daughter and I suffered in silence. Yeh Aag kab boojhegi!

Whoa! I just got a mention here. I am Adhyayan Suman, son of Shekhar movers and shakers Suman. Unfortunately my solo hero debut didn't turn as well and a certain Mr. Emraan Hasmi stole all thunder from me in my last release Raaz 2, I am happy to play role of an obedient son Shakti Kapoor played in original. So, I a playing this young guy who for once no known reason was seen madly in love with sister of hero and again for no specific reason seen torturing her post marriage, all in well rehearsed dialogue delivery session (another for no reason). You didn't get me? well I too. Never mind, when the entire movie is a baseless nonsense, how would my side role will make any sense. You see a point here? So, finally somebody took me in their film (after everyone being busy to launch and promote star children of top read richest film stars). Acting in this movie came easy to me.  How much I wished as Ms Wahab played role of my onscreen wife's mother, if Mr. Pancholi have played the role of my father, it would be a sorta family reunion film. Bliss, we could have had Kangana in the same role as Leena Jumani (who is she? read below) and torturing her would have become easier for both father and son that we played in this movie. I am such an ex factor of this movie. Aaaow!

Awww thanks for mentioning me too here. Nothing like getting some recognition for newbies like us, it helps us in getting more work and why not. I am Leena Jumani. Leena who? Now if you have ever watched TV, you would know who. I have a small space here. So coming to the point, I play the quintessential sister of a masala movie hero, who is so vulnerable to getting raped by villains. Thankfully, Sajid had to give a message in this movie (however mindless it came across as. Wish they would have done something serious rather) so I was spared only to be tortured by onscreen husband who is the son of the guy who killed my father, tried to burn us alive in our own house and got us banished from village to perish. Still I love him more than my co struggling mother. But Sajid does what Sajid does. He has to show mindless screenplay calling it 80's ka era, so be it. Nevertheless, I think this movie should be rather called- Himmatwali!

I need no introduction and after this film I need to be hidden in a closet for being a bad remake of the father of 80's comedy- Kadar Khan in this shit called entertainment. I ham beyond my barrister like wigs and instead of being a saving Ryan that I am to most Hindi movies that I act in, I have become a "shaving cotton stuffed in your nostrils" in this shame of remake and shame of a great role replayed. I play stupid yes man of the village landlord who gets his only son married to a poor girl and extort money for landlord. Oh! Don't you think that I just blindlessly tried to ape kadar khan, I also brought my own innovations like ugly gay jokes. 

I am Kadar khan the original actor essayed the role in original Himmatwala. Whatever happened to me after watching this movie, is a mystery.

Meet us, we are the five regional superstars who are given a two piece, two minute item song in this movie. Which song? errr Sheela ki jawani...nooo....munni badnam...eeks no.....forget it as many viewers including the music director too have forgotten this song after creating it. We were signed to substitute the poor expression skills of film's main lead. We tried our bit but even we couldn't help this Chinese Titanic from sinking. Blame it on poor music and choreography!

Aye...I am the cruel landlord who plays Mahesh Majrekar in this film. Confused? It is not an error of transposition but a new found error of "disposition" that will cause the film's produces a lot of accounting loss and deficit in balance sheet. After poor story, I mean poor execution of making a remake and wasting talents in this film, Sajid went to judge a dance show. Wish all the intelligence & common sense that he used in the dance show, if 1/3 of it was used in this movie, people would have watched it. I play a comedian evil villain in this movie, who looks a perfect cast and perfectly wasted as well. tell you something new. Well that is the reason I chose to talk at the end. Now up to you Sajid.

Hell I am not faraah khan, I look similar oh no she looks like oh no I look, whatever...I am Sajid khan, the director of this debacle. I made this movie for the welfare of Indian women who after watching this movie will cry and clap and oops slap too...such is magic of a slapstick movie. I know the potential of my crass oops mass entertainers and hence do not want critic's rating and not even half star. Yes I called it mass entertainers as the movies that I make are watched by combined masses of me, my sister Farah Khan, her husband Shirish Kunder and they four little children and off course the stars of my movies. Now you know why I make only multi-starrers? This movie has tribute to them and I said so "kyonki kehne mein kya harz hai?" (What's the harm in saying)

....That's all folks! We rest this long pending post here with cast and character introductions. Spelling/ Grammer mistakes- pl oversee as my Internet at Jharkhand is at short supply and man it is damn hot here!In the next post, shall bring a synopsis of the movie in pictures to compensate all the "bol bachchan" (long verse) hre. Stay tuned & do follow Numerounity@ Facebook!

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