Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Anjali - Sisters

Anjali, a bright student, belonged to a family of doctors. She grew up knowing that she would also study medicine and get married and be a housewife as her other cousins did. But when in her teens she met Vijay. He sid why midicine when you are keen on engineering just for family's name sake. She convinced her father and joined engineering. Vijay and Anjali's love blossomed. But since he was still a BE student and would take time to settle, her parents disagreed to their match. Anjali and VIjay wanted to meet for the last time before they part. Vijay's bike rode through the highway, Anjali sitting at his back seat. His bike smashed against a car throwing away Anjali. Vijay lost consiuosness. Anjali though consious was lying on the roadside experiencing severe pain in her left leg. Vijay got some bruises on his arm but doctor's said Anjali's left leg was bone was broken to pieces and she might never be able to walk without clutch. Her parents were devastated. Who would marry their limped daughter, what will be her future. Vijay silently was by her side all through giving her hope. She remained bed ridden for more than a year and then she decided gradually she cannot be the object of pity of people for the rest of her life. She started to attend MBA classes while on wheelchair. By the time she completed her MBA she was on clutch. She managed to get job. Trvelled on clutch and proved to be the best performer. She got oppurtunity to travel abroad on assignment while still walking with artificial rod inserted in her leg that caused pain everytime she walked. She went abroad did well. Her detractors wowed at her achievement. All through Vijay's love gave her confidence and parents encouraged to go get her dreams. after years when VIjay got settled in his career, he proposed marraige, this time her parents couldn't say no...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sisters - Shefali

Meet Shefali, co-passenger in my office bus. Shefali met her future husband at her workplace. Telegu girl married to a Bengali guy. Fled from house. Fought with parents to get married at Registrar office. Initially she tried to convince them but when they tried to forcefully hitch her to a same community groom, she fled. They accepted. They had a social marriage later. Mother-in-law though not happy accepted. Shefali donned the red and white bangles at her husband's request. She had frequent fights with mother-in-law over food, cooking, language, dressing and everything under the roof. She threw open the red and white bangles. Stopped learning her husband's mother tongue. The story continues...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cabbage Curry

put tomato+garlic+green chilli and zeera in mixie;
put oil in kadai;
put the mixied paste;
put salt+turmeric and water;
stir for sometime;
put the chopped cabbage;
mix all and finally put water and let ot get cooked;
put garam masala powder before 5 mins of closing the gas.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dhobi Ghat - review

Watched the movie 'Dhobi Ghat'. It is like a warm afternoon siesta - not much tension not much action just a calm flow of events. The characters are well chosen. Most of them are new but are very apt to the roles they play in the movie. Monica Dogra is the highlight of movie. If not a star child she might be lost into oblivion but she offers lot of promise. Prateik has a dazzling presence on the screen but it seems he needs to brush up his acting skills further to become a seasoned actor. He can do 'Jane bhi do yaro' kind of comedy films very well. He will be good in farcical comedies. Aamir is almost non existent in the movie even when he is on the screen, the audience attention will move to anything and anyone but him. It seems he has not put any serious effort to portray this character as he does for his other films. He is just there. In fact he looks a little conscious and nervous in front of Monica who is absolutely confident though being a stark new comer and even a veteran like Aamir khan is fading out in her dazzling presence. A few more movies from the director will prove if she is as talented as the hype is.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What a wonderful world

Watched the film Guzarish. Though impressive screenplay and cinematography but the overall rendition was gloomy. The audience remain detached to the protagonist his cause and his life and sufferings all of which was kind of forcefully induced into the minds of the people. Overtly idealistic characters, with no shades of grey seemed choking at times. It was more like watching a play on the stage rather than watching a movie on the screen. Its high time Bansali changes his settings from black and white and Victorian to something more contemporary and appealing - the last three movies have the same kind of look making it tiring for the eyes. Commendable performances as guaranteed in all Bansali movies and the moving music are the forte of the movie.

Friday, May 28, 2010

veg pulao

basmati rice
garam masala
beet root

put the coker on gas
put some ghee and heat it
fry the rice and all the cut vegetables
then put salt, kju, kismis, garam masala and elaichi
close the coooker and put the weight on it
let it cook till two whistles
pulao is ready!

prawn rice

heat oil in pan and then fry prawns in it; then put ginger garlic paste salt and turmeric;now cook the rice a little and put the half cooked ricwe in the prawn pan and mix and let it get cooked for a while...also put tomato sauce or tomato paste and soya sauce for taste