Archive for December 2009

Top Ten Moments of 2009!

Dec 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Well, oh well, another year has passed us by and we hardly realized it. There were many resolutions made, some kept, most forgotten, and many postponed for the coming year. Amidst all this there were certain moments this year that were worth remembering. Some moments that touched us, inspired us, and some that we wished never happened. I am writing my ten such moments here, so get ready to relive bits of 2009 with me.

Avatar – Cinema Re-incarnated!

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Review

A tweet review would be – “A visual and aesthetic treat. This marks the beginning of an era. Cameroon has done it yet again.”

Right from my cousin who’s in primary school, to my friend in college, to my NRI uncle, absolutely everyone has been mesmerized by this masterpiece. This has to be one of the very few movies that has lived up to its hype and has actually delivered more than it promised.

It’s No Child’s Play!

Dec 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

He looked at his watch. It said 3:00 am. He was constantly humming songs and talking to himself to keep himself awake, and to beat the cold. It was tough sitting there for four hours on the trot. His hands and feet were going numb, and he was in desperate need of a hot cup of coffee, but the guy selling it was all sold out. He put his hand into his pocket and dug out one – last – piece of chewing gum and started chewing on it. His eyes were droopy, his chest a bit congested, and his head was pounding with nervous excitement.

Splitting States – The New Story of India!

Dec 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

The day when you wake up and find that your city, no, your street has become a state unto itself is not a big impossibility now. But I would not simply close my eyes, and oppose or condemn anyone who asks for a separate state. We need to look at the history and the legitimacy of the demand, examine both these factors carefully and consider the sentiments and stifled voices of the people in that region. Only then can we make a call about any demand for statehood of any region. This brings us to the most hyped – and in the news – subject of Telangana.

And, then, there was Facebook!

Dec 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Before the raging hormones could take control over the mind or the heart, some of us had to move on to other parts of the city. The moving away changed a lot. I moved away from the warm comfort of the familiar faces and moved into a colder para which offered more of acquaintances and less of friends. Once the initial barrage of ‘we all miss you’ letters had died down, I settled down for the occasional birthday or season’s greetings. And after a while, they too became rare. Time had come for the ‘blind alley and its gang’ to fade from my memory.

Rocket Singh – Takes off!

Dec 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Review

Knock Knock! who’s there? Loser. Loser Who?
Well I’m sure you know who I’m referring to!
With playing a loser of different losses in all of his movies, Ranbir Kapoor does it one more time in Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year, and somehow he manages to find a way to make this new loser look better than the others he has portrayed in the past.
Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year revolves around the life of Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) and his zest to become a salesman – a salesman, not the kind

Paa – Haaa Haaa!

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Review

A friend asked me, “If Amitabh Bachchan was to die in the movie, would you cry?”

“No Way” was my prompt reply as, it seemed to me then, she had challenged my masculinity.

As much as I had assumed my givens for the movie, I knew that it would take a mesmerising performance from the characters to bring out a a few sniffs from me, and so at a houseful show I sat down intently to watch what Paa had to offer.

Caption This – XXVII!

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Caption This

The Winner for Caption This-XXV is Naveen Methre for his Caption : “Woman, in search of Solace!”. Congratulations! Your T-shirt will be on your way soon. If you missed out this time, or you think you could have done better, don’t despair, you still have your chance.
Take a good look at the picture for this fortnight, and give it a caption that you think apt. If your caption is the best, you win, and your name will be announced on the front page of The MAG. Additionally, you also stand to win a “The MAG” T-shirt.