Saturday, August 25, 2012

బెంగళూరులో వర్షం ... ఏమిటో ఈ విచిత్రం

ఓ మూణ్ణెళ్ళ తర్వాత మొన్న బెంగళూరులో ఓ మాదిరి వర్షం పడింది. దానితో పోలిస్తే ఇవాళ ఇంకా పెద్ద వర్షం పడుతోంది. ఈ మద్య వర్షాలు పడకపోవడంతో బెంగళూరుమీద బెంగ పట్టుకుంది, ఇక్కడ సాధారణంగా మే నెలనుండి మొదలై అక్టోబరు నవంబరు వరకు వర్షాలు పడతాయి. అలాంటిది ఈసారి ఇప్పటి వరకు వక్క పెద్ద వర్షమూ పడకపోయేసరికి బెంగళూరు కూడా ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ లాగ ఐపోతోందేమో, ఇక్కడకూడ అప్పుడప్పుడు వర్షాలు మిగిలినప్పుడు ఎండేనేమోనన్న బెంగ ఈవాళ వర్షంతో తీరింది. నాకు వర్షమంటే చాల ఇష్టం :)

~సూర్యుడు :-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weekend movie fever

I was searching for L.A. Confidential for so long but couldn't watch it for a long time even after buying it. Finally the time has come and could watch it last weekend. Not a great story, we have similar bunch in our movies also but here characters are a bit (or entirely) different. I liked watching it after so many years.

Another movie over the weekend was Pulp Fiction, interesting one, I don't know what else to say. One interesting observation is that when the inherited golden watch could not be found, Bruce (missed his character name) makes a big fuss about it and goes for it to get it back and in that process he crashes his fiance's car that she likes very much but cold-shoulders her emotions about it :)

The Sixth Sense, a very nice one, the boy acted fantastic, of course Bruce as well. A child psychologist helping a boy suffering from hallucinations (or was it real ;)) even after his death is an interesting point. Of course the boy helps him understand he is a ghost :)

The usual suspects is another one, somehow nothing registered that well to say about it except the cripple's (is the one of the three guys in L.A. Confidential) action.

Finally, Takedown is an interesting movie on social engineering and hacking based on a real life story.

All in all I enjoyed an all out dedication to interesting movies over the last weekend :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Another Ludlum's novel

Ok, with some free time of late, I could finish another Ludlum's novel, The Janson Directive. It's captivating except an air of extreme violence (torture) and unrealistic nature of some of the events (I know it is fiction but ;)). It also has some Indian named characters (briefly though) and some Tamizh sounding words (though I couldn't make out what they are)

An interesting quote from this novel:

"If your enemy has a good idea, steal it"

Another sentence that I liked:

" ... who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity"

Now I bought a new novel, The Bourne Imperative, not an original one from Ludlum but written by Eric Van Lustbader. If I find this to be good then I will try other Bourne novels, Legacy, Betrayal, Sanction, Deception, Objective and Dominion.