Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?
Why there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
Why you don’t ever see the headline: “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
Why “abbreviated” is such a long word?
Why Doctors call what they do “practice”?
Why you have to click on “Start” to stop ‘Windows’?
Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
Why there isn’t mouse flavoured cat food?
Who tastes dog food when it has a “new & improved” flavor?
Why people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don’t point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?
Why Goofy stands erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!
Why Noah didn’t swat those two mosquitoes?
Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
Why sheep don’t shrink when it rains?
Why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?
Why they call the airport “a terminal” if flying is supposedly so safe?
Who the first first person was to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?”
Why the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of coconut, but can’t he fix a hole in a boat?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
What do you call male ballerinas?
If blind people can see their dreams? Do they dream??
That if Wile E. Coyote from the Road Runner had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn’t he just buy dinner?
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
Why the “Alphabet Song” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” have the same tune?
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it’s on the outside of your ass?
Why it is when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
How come we put a man on the moon before realising it would be a good idea to put wheels on suitcases?
How important someone has to be before they can be ‘assassinated’ rather than just plain ‘murdered’?
How come “phonetically” is spelt with a “ph”?
Why a round pizza gets delivered in a square box?
Why people pay to go up in tall buildings, and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
When you get to heaven / paradise / nirvana, are you stuck wearing whatever you were buried or cremated in forever?
Why people say they “slept like a baby”, when babies normally wake up every two hours?
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
What would the speed of lightning be if it didn’t zigzag?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but has to check when you say the paint is wet?
Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
There is something about the Kapoors of Bollywood, they partially own the word showmanship. There has always been one in each generation, who was a popular star and a great actor. The pedigree is dumfounding and can be traced back the genesis of Indian cinema it self. From Prithviraj Kapoors humble beginning as the son of a Punjabi policeman posted in Peshawar in 1901 to what is now the first family on Indian Cinema. To add a trivia into the mix Prithviraj Kapoors first lead role in the Indian Cinema was in 1929 in a movie called “Cinema Girl”.
The latest of the brood is definitely Ranbir kapoor. Son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, brother of Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. He is the grandson of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, grand-nephew of actors Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, and first-cousin of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, sound like a thoroughbred horse
This post is essentially about Ranbir, I saw the Trailer of Barfi on youtube, and it was a compelling piece. Great Camerawork, stunning visuals and a very catchy background tune from Pritam. It has Priyanka Chopra, who I find is the most versatile actress who looks gorgeous…in fact I should call the bravest actress around and Ileana D’cruz to lend the movie the feminine charm. With no Plot available the movie seems to cycle between grim, drama and romance. Essentially a story of a Happy go Lucky def and dumb kid on the block. There is something very french about the move, the french new wave cinema def has an influence over it. Anurag Basu the (director) definitely is a great with his tools of trade. The background score is preppy and it the trailer has a great fan following.
From his noticeable performance in his debut movie he has been able to carry on the legacy of his family. He was charmer in wakeup Sid, he made us glued to our seats in 2010 Raajneeti with his powerful performance and made the critics go bonkers with his performance in Rockstar. With the just released trailer of BARFI he seems to be keeping up with his expectations.
Barfi..the movie is scheduled to be released around 15th spetember
If you ask an Indian, what is Satyamev Jayete? Prompt the answer comes back – The new Amir Khan show on TV. A few not so learned ones would tell you it is the text below the emblem of India and even fewer would answer that it is the National Motto of Republic of India.
To the few illiterate it would refer to a mantra in ancient scripture in Mundaka Upanishad, the full mantra is as follows
सत्यमेव जयते नानृतम् सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्यात्मकामो यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानं ॥
(translation in the end)
But little does it matter to us. A nation with a motto of Satyamev Jayete should work towards it in all aspects of its governance, but dwelling into it would make us no happier than watching Amir Khans Satyamev Jayete.
The new big budget TV show by Amir Khan that is about to be aired today would dwell in to the reality…the same one that we are all well aware of, but do not have the will to do anything more about it. The episodes would dwell into the same issues that we discuss on our soft leather couches or write incoherently on blogs such as this, but do not tread any further than a being an armchair philanthropist. These are the same issues that have made unknown socialites celebrities and social pariah of people who have tilled the ground to make a change. These are same issues that made small NGOs into corporate machines and paupers of some wanted to make a difference. In short Amir Khans Show would tell you no more than what you already know …The truth as we know it and care to do little about it.
I can think of no other Indian star, who can do justice to the show. Amir Khan has the credibility and the Star power to host the show that deals with such strong issues; and he definitely has the acting skills to make us move. The drive to retain his image as perfectionist would force him to make a well researched show and it will command great TRPs and Reviews. But I just hope beside glamour of Amir the show is able to unearth the human inside us, one that has been lost for long time.
From the reviews on the net it seems to have had a good start, It is an episode that makes us relive the ugly truth of female infanticide which we have successfully brushed below the shining carpet. I have not seen the show, it airs later tonight here, I hope it is going to make us all think, and the will to act in some.
So if you are willing to take the Red pill and watch the reality emerge around you watch the show…..I leave you with the peppy theme song of the show.
satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ
satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ |
yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam ||
Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood.
Through truth the divine path is spread out by which
the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled,
reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.
I love politics, I have always admired the leaders who have over the years, changed the destiny of countries they represent. As a child I liked Ronald Regan, he was smart, witty and was the president of a country that I was awed with. I was young and had little know about politics or US but Hollywood was a great influence, and Ronald Regan on the TV looked as if he came out of Hollywood movie. (Well he was a Hollywood star, but little did I know at that time).
It was only recently that I stumbled upon Regan again in a video on you tube and I just could not help but share it. He is bloody witty. Go through the video, you will realize that for yourself. if you are not able to access it, just search it on YouTube; but just do not miss it.
I wish we had a leader from India who has the wits to make us laugh once in a while.