Monday, 16 May 2011

Top Five

Taking a cue from the 'Top Five' column appearing in Mumbai Mirror, I thought about writing one myself. But since I am very excited about the new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, I thought about writing Top Five with a filmy twist!

Hot and latest leaked facts about the upcoming Hollywood copies in Bollywood:

  1. Raja, Raju, Kalmadi, Hasan Ali (and a LOT of others) are going to do the leads in all films of the series 'Pirates of the Arabian'.
  2. A scene showing Obama declaring 'War against terror' is to be used in the film 'Curse of the Black Bald Pearl'.
  3. Osama's treasure trove of hard drives features as the real chest in the film 'Dead Man's Chest'.
  4. 'The Stranger Sides' is going to be based on Pak and China who are increasingly being stranger and untrustworthy.
  5. A film on the common man is aptly going to be titled 'At Wit's End'.

Friday, 6 May 2011

'K' The story (sorry... I had to start with 'k' ! )

(Long stupid music)...
The story starts with the portrayal of an influential but estranged couple... Amrika and Rasika (aka. Russika). Both of them hated each other, but did not officially file for divorce. Suddenly the story shifts to some big hunk called Afghanika. All was going well till Rasika claimed that he was her naajayaj aulaad. Amrika didn't like this. Being a hunk that he was, he had a lot of lovers... one of them being a certain Osaka, son of Arabika. Osaka married Afghanika. As always, the bahu started having a raaj in the house and eventually, with the support of Amrika, drove out Rasika.

Twist in the tale...

Osaka didn't like Amrika either. So when Momma Arabika started having flings with Amrika, she became the haddi in the kebab. So Momma Amrika banished her from the family. Osaka then began flirting with a guy named Sudanika. But the affair got sour and she finally came back to Afghanika.

Back to square one!

The angry girl that she was, she began meddling with everyone, including Amrika. She even slapped him once and ran away. Pappaji was not amused... so he started hunting for her...CID style. The hunt lasted for 10 years (minimum duration of a 'K' story!).

Finally, now Amrika claims Osaka's dead but he has no proof. And as always, there are a lot of mysteries surrounding the incident, if it did happen, that is! No one knows the truth except Ekta (that's a Marathi word!) Amrika.

Who knows, probably the secrets will be revealed in the next season of the serial... or maybe Osaka will come back from the dead with a plastic surgery! Keep watching!!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Remain Unworthy

What will I ever truly learn
If all goes right, all goes well
Everything working like a clockwork bell?
None of the values for which I yearn!

Look at the teachers, not just mine
Some don't know, some can't teach
Working actually to make institutions rich
Independence, I learnt from ways thine!

In offices, counters and windows some,
Where, frankly, you are not welcome
Takes hard work just to make the guy look
Tremendous patience, I was taught, was all it took

The oft-caught-scamming political herd
Sells paise for lakhs, and crores for free
Makes money by methods yet unheard
True entrepreneurship, I saw in thee!

Remain unworthy, Oh sons of the Divine
Or else, how would you teach these morals
to my kids and thine?